My first blow out

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Project by davidmackv posted 03-02-2014 09:39 PM 762 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first blow out. Hopefully I will avoid this in the future. I was turning the foot on the bottom and it flew off.

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#1 posted 03-02-2014 09:56 PM

Don’t stop glue on another chunk and keep going! Show us what it ends up looking like.
The wood looks cool what kind is it?

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 12:00 AM

Not a turner, yet, so I would like to see how you go about fixing this. As Thewoodman2000 said, it’s a cool piece of wood. Be a crime to waste it. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 12:39 AM

Looks like an opportunity for a different bowl design

-- Norman

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 01:41 AM

On some of my blow outs, I sawed the bottom off and just made a round picture frame. Hate to waste good wood.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 01:48 AM

Contrary to popular belief, it IS possible to make the inside of a bowl larger than the outside; it’s just not recommended. Glue a contrasting piece of wood on the bottom and go again. ;)

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 03:38 AM

Several of those in my scrap bin. Sux, but i bet it wont happen again for a while.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 09:05 AM

Funny how suddenly bowl turns to blow.
It certainly looks like a “save” is on the cards though.
Best of luck with it.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#8 posted 04-09-2014 10:27 PM

Looks like you can salvage with some epoxy. Love the grain and the simple shape. Don’t despair….blowout happens to everyone!

-- --I live for sawdust.

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#9 posted 04-10-2014 03:01 AM

Yup, had one of those a couple years ago. Gives great opportunity to expand your horizons with a add on piece.

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

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#10 posted 06-10-2014 06:12 AM

lol can always smooth the inside edge and sting the blowout inside it for a wind chime.

-- woodlandsprite * Setting out to change the world is for most of us doing the best we can to improve our little corner of it.*

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