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Project by GenuineGeek posted 03-28-2013 01:54 AM 889 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started with over 5 inch think block of maple – walnut – maple sandwich that I was going to turn into a large bowl.
But the top pieces of maple were not laminated well enough and they broke – second and third pictures. My face-mask earned it’s keep big time. Then I decided to make a smaller bowl, but it came apart too. The glue seam let go about 75% of the way around, but held fast at one spot and pulled a bunch off off the walnut. – fourth picture. This time my face shield payed for itself many times over as I was hit with significant force right smack in the shield.
So I made what I guess is a cake display platter, and it turned out GREAT!! There is just a bit of sapwood at the edges, and I think it adds a bit to the look of the piece.

I looked around for advice and think I have been clamping my pieces too tight for too long and that is likely the cause for the glue failure. (Too much squeeze out and full cure under pressure tends to make the bond brittle.)

Goggles would have left me injured I am sure. A full face shield is the least I ever use when working on a lathe.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.





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#1 posted 03-28-2013 02:07 AM

Glad you had a shield on. Nice tray

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#2 posted 03-28-2013 03:11 AM

Me too!

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#3 posted 03-28-2013 06:32 AM

I’ve heard to many horror stories this week about turners getting hurt or near misses.
Think its time to get an upgrade on my cheap face shield.

Thanks for posting.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#4 posted 03-28-2013 03:47 PM

A quality face shield like the UVEX is not very much more than a cheap one. I like the fact that these have a frame around the whole shield making it MUCH stronger than a budget face shield. Even though my face itself is not much to look at I don’t relish the thought of getting dozens of stitches in it or worse.
Just do a google search for: uvex bionic face shield and you will find many vendors who have them in America. I am from Canada and found the least expensive way to get mine was from an American vendor selling via ebay.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#5 posted 03-29-2013 12:58 AM

Thanks Mate,

Got one on its way via Amazon.com. $50 including postage.
Have a blessed Easter

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#6 posted 03-29-2013 01:01 AM

Glad to hear you will be staying safe Stephan. I may have suggested to buy some extra clear inserts. I had to replace one of mine after it got splatters with CA glue that I had not let setup before I spun a turning once. That glue eats those shields.

I will thoroughly enjoy Easter. Most glorious season on the calendar indeed!

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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