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Project by Mark posted 02-15-2016 11:07 PM 1071 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week I posted a picture of a vessel I was turning, caught an edge and cracked it in 2 places. My thanks to all that responded with all the excellent tips and suggestions. So first I glued & clamped the piece. I used Titebond 3 as it is more viscous (so it should penetrate the cracks better) and has a longer working time. Next morning Using a Dremel and a very fine bit, I followed both crack lines, cutting maybe 1/64 deep. I filled the 2 troughs a bit at a time with copper filings and a dab of CA glue. after a coule of hrs. I was able to file the fillings flush to the vessel surface. Then I sanded the entire project. 2 coats of Min Wax Teak Oil and a waxing when the poly has set. Turned out ok.
Could be a bit thinner on the walls.

NJJoe, if your reading this. I tried the key cuttings on another small bowl with a void. I think I need a bit more prctice with the epoxy. The key cuttings are also contaminated with aluminum. I got my copper from an old piece of pipe I’ve been filling. Quite a bit finer as well.

OSUSS. I was cutting high on the inside about 1” from the top hole using a Robert Sorby Multi tip hollowing tool. The scraper blade I had attached was a bit aggressive and I think I lost focus for a second, that’s all it takes.
Thank again folks

-- Mark

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#1 posted 02-16-2016 12:21 AM

Nice result Mark, you should be happy with that one. Unlike Doctors, wood turners can always find a way to hide their mishaps. Like the finish and the finial. Well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 02-16-2016 03:30 AM

Very nice, that was one project that was worth saving, very elligant.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 02-16-2016 08:15 PM

Great rescue Mark, end result is one very nice piece
well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 02-16-2016 08:20 PM

Nice! What is the finial made from?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 02-17-2016 01:07 PM

Gr8 save. I think it looks vundabar

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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