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Maple Bowl...Respectfuly Spaced Out

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Project by griph0n posted 01-09-2011 09:30 PM 1155 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think I read a post lately that asked if people wouldn’t mind spacing out their posts to avoid bumping others immediately off the front page. I try and do that anyways in the hopes I get looked at more often, always the narcissist. I find it time consuming to post as well and tend to do it a bunch at once, waiting for the blue moon.

Still addicted to the lathe, another little bowl out of maple. It’s an old piece of wood, cracks open up whenever it’s cut. The bowl lip exposed some, but they seemed stable so I ignored them and got lucky. They haven’t moved at all. I think I need some super glue or some epoxy on hand when working with this. Being new to this, is supper glues benefit just being instant so it can be used on the lathe? I would imagine epoxy is stronger and gap fills better, but would require a day off the lathe? Any articles on the web on how to do this properly and when?

Anyways, this was given, like all my bowls so far, away for Christmas. Sorry to see them go, but what would I do with them anyways. This one went to a friends mother that was up for a holiday visit. She’s in her nineties and as usual, none of us could keep up with her. Hardier stock in those days I guess.

Mom and Dad in Ontario have been asking me to see what’s up and out of the shop…. so here they are, bowls bowls bowls. More posts to come.





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Crushgroovin

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#1 posted 01-09-2011 09:45 PM

Nice looking bowl!!!

Best to use CA (Super Glue) for repairs. I use a combo of thicknesses with some activator spray to make it cure more quickly.

Here is what I was taught to do. I was able to repair a large crack in the rim running down most of the slop of the bowl:

1) Turn and finish that portion of the bowl. it’s easier to prevent the glue from causing dis colorization if the wood has some oil applied first

2) tape off the area. I just use blue painters tape but any masking tape will work

3) Apply thin CA to the crack and let it run down throughout the crack. That way all the little cracks re glued to prevent it from just cracking more later.

4) Apply “activator” to the thin CA wait 30 seconds and wipe dry

5) Apply thick CA to area. Try to fill all of the larger cracks and gaps

6) Immediately apply more “activator” to the thick CA

7) Allow all the CA to fully dry and cure, shouldn’t take more than a minute or two

8) Sand and apply finish to the crack area as you would normally do so in the “finishing process”

This is a pretty rough description but hopefully gives you an idea of how to fix a crack!

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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griph0n

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#2 posted 01-09-2011 09:51 PM

Thanks Crush!

Oh right, super glue, not supper glue. I usually work in the evening…!!??

Well here goes another Lee Valley order.

Does the oil interfere with the glue bonding at all?

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Crushgroovin

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#3 posted 01-09-2011 10:28 PM

You probably don’t want to apply it to the wood while the finish is still wet. I burnish everything I apply finish to and then wiped out as much of the crack as I could. Also cleaned it out using a dental pick. It is definitely worthwhile having a “CA Repair Kit” on hand when turning. It seems like the better the wood is for turning the more likely it is finding cracks.

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 12:16 AM

SOME TRICKS I’VE TRIED ON WIDER CRACKS IS TO WORK SOME OF THE SAWDUST OF THE SAME WOOD, MAKE IT AS FINE AS POSSIBLE, AND WORK IT INTO THE CRACK ALONG WITH THE CA GLUE. I’VE EVEN USED COFFEE GROUNDS IN DARK BARKY PLACES, ACLOUSIONS OR WHATEVER THEY’RE CALLED. MATCHES UP NICE.IMG_1706

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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darryl

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 03:22 AM

it’s a nice bowl, I’m sure your friend’s mom will appreciate it.

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Lochlainn1066

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 03:31 AM

Yep. Thin super glue with wood dust makes great filler for knots. Ebony works really good for dark knots you can’t match with anything else.

-- Nate, thegaragestudio.etsy.com

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Chip

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#7 posted 01-10-2011 03:34 AM

Another beautiful bowl. The recipient will be thrilled I’m sure.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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