|Project by Bob Collins||posted 08-14-2016 03:12 AM||761 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
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. Your best teacher is your last mistake.