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Scary sanding

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Project by Vip3r74 posted 05-29-2016 01:34 PM 754 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Knew there was a couple of cracks in the chunk of wood but throughout turning it I made sure that its not going to break. Outside sanding went quick and then halfway through sanding the inside it split in 2, one section still on the chuck and the other about 5 meters from the lathe. With no toolrest in place it was a scary thought that it could have come my way just as easily. Bit of glue and some tape for 48hours and then finished it. Still need to put a finish on it.

-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-29-2016 02:37 PM

Good save on the bowl. Glue sure saves the day many times. I was turning box elder scoops and had to glue them several times as the cracks showed up.

Nice work…............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Vip3r74

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#2 posted 05-29-2016 03:24 PM

Thanks Jim, it was a clean break so I had to save it.

-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.

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#3 posted 05-29-2016 07:36 PM

Lucky break….not getting hit with the pieces I mean.

When I notice a crack either already there or starting I repair it immediately with super glue (Cyanoacrylates). The medium thick stuff will stay fluid long enough to seep deep into the crack. Keep adding more until no more will seep in and then let it set for a few hours to cure. Sometimes it takes more than one application. If the crack is more then 1 millimeter wide I often pack it with fine saw dust (matching or contrasting color) first then let the glue seep into that
If you cut through the glue during the turning you will need to re-apply it. .

-- Les B, Oregon

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Luckybear

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#4 posted 05-29-2016 08:29 PM

woah, sounds scary indeed! But it’s a cool bowl though, the cracks add a pleasing element of roughness to the final piece

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#5 posted 05-29-2016 09:09 PM

YIKES!

Good save.

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 05-30-2016 02:22 AM

Still going tom turn out well!

Great save too!

-- just rjR

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