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Project by Bob Collins posted 08-14-2016 03:12 AM 598 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece of Chestnut had been hidden away for years, had some serious splits and was destined for the fire. It did hold together while I shaped it but spat some pieces off when I attempted to hollow it. Glued it back and held it together with a large hose clamp, then filled the splits with black Milliput which set hard over night and I was able to finish turning inside and out without the hose clamp. Lesson learnt was to leave the project in the chuck when filling with Milliput, let it set for 24 hours and return chuck to the lathe and use a scraper to smooth the filling. Sand to 600grit. I have two more split blanks I will experiment with in the near future.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools





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peteg

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#1 posted 08-14-2016 03:37 AM

You’re a braver man than I Bob, I would have let it keep on the fire box they are some serious splits mate.
Makes the result even better seeing the before & after, BTW what is Milliput ?, maybe epoxy of some sort.
Well done for sure
cheers
pete

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

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 08-14-2016 04:04 AM

G’day Pete, it is a epoxy putty, 1 stick of color and a stick of hardener, kneed equal parts together until you have a even color. Have plenty of time to use it unlike some liquid epoxies and sets rock hard overnight. I saw it in a hobby shop and thought it might be handy, Milliput has some coverage on the net. Sure had the Adrenalin racing at times.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Cliff

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#3 posted 08-14-2016 05:10 AM

Bob. Very nice!!!! You would need hold the tongue the right way while shaping on the lathe. It was a real Feat of engineering to hollow the inside, but the Milliput was a blessing and would have helped hold the Chestnut together. Bob, pictures 2 & 4 are different colours. Is that the light?
That Finial is very attractive, what wood is it? Is it the same wood you used to make the Finial on your previous “Milliput Project”? I like the photos where a shadow is cast. Pictures 1 & 3. Well done Bob!!!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Axle505

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#4 posted 08-14-2016 07:01 AM

Very striking! I like it—never heard of Milliput before. I want to try it! What was the width of the largest check you filled? Also, I’m told the biggest problem with filling wood with epoxy is how it can separate with wood movement. How durable do you think this stuff is?

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 08-14-2016 08:18 AM

Axle, the widest would have been 3/8th inch this epoxy putty not expand and I press it hard into the gaps leaving a
ridge at the top to smooth off with the scraper and sanding after it has set hard, I leave it over night but apparently
the temperature comes into play. Two projects back I did a feature ring with Milliput (the first attempt) and there is a video on ytube for info.
Cliff, thanks mate, photo 2 was taken in the shed and photo 3 a day later when I decided to try and rescue the project. The other 4 taken today outside in the first day of sunshine we have had this month. The Milliput sets like concrete and would hold anything together. The wood for the finials is the same, pine with acrylic paint and poly.
Have a couple more rescue jobs to come, should be able to continue hollowing tomorrow.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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BobWemm

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#6 posted 08-14-2016 08:48 AM

Very Nice Bob. Great rescue Mate. I’ve never heard of that Milliput but will check it out. I have a few blanks with major splits, so could be a good option for me.
Thanks for the Thumbs up.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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crowie

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#7 posted 08-14-2016 10:28 AM

That’s very clever fix Bob…the bowl come jar has come up a treat…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dave G

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#8 posted 08-14-2016 11:28 AM

https://www.amazon.com/Milliput-Superfine-2-Part-Hardening-Putty/dp/B002CNEWAM

It ships from the UK.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V58DVM?psc=1&smid=A1LQ759O23Q0NG

This ships from US. If you read the first couple reviews you almost want to buy it right then.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 08-14-2016 12:05 PM

Thanks Dave, this will give enough info to anyone interested. I use the Milliput as in the first feed above.
A good product and can be used as feature rings as with my previous project.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 08-14-2016 12:33 PM

Nice work, Bob and good save for that old piece of wood that might have otherwise been discarded or burned. I love it when it works out so good. My mother would have called it sticktoitiveness!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 08-14-2016 12:42 PM

Those splits in the wood are a perfect example of nature wanting to be brought back to life. Great save and beautiful piece.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 08-14-2016 12:50 PM

great work bob!!

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#13 posted 08-14-2016 05:39 PM

Good job Bob, and it’s good to pick up new information, I will be looking to try this stuff some day.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Sam Shakouri

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#14 posted 08-14-2016 06:17 PM

Another save and very nice result.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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BobWemm

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#15 posted 08-15-2016 01:17 AM

Congrats on the TOP 3. Well done Mate.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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