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9" Butcher Block Bowl from Dunnage

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Project by PASs posted 121 days ago 616 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to try something different, a butcher block bowl.
Tablesaw wasn’t set properly so there was some gap in the “square” sections, so after turning I had to fill some gaps in the bottom with shavings and superglue.
Due to the nature of superglue on open end-grain I actually finished the entire inside of the bowl in superglue.
Bottom sanded to 320 grit, wiped on/off shellac.
Inside sanded to 220 grit, yes that’s 220 grit, superglued.
Entire bowl polished on the Beall Buff system.
Edges of bowl about 5/32” thick.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 121 days ago

Beautiful!

Great JOB!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Steve Cherry

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#2 posted 121 days ago

Very nice. You say dunnage; do you know what type of wood? From a pallet I’m guessing? I love the use of reclaimed wood. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve - Seaford, DE

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nonickswood

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#3 posted 121 days ago

That turned out very Nice! Pete.
Like that thin wall. Awesome!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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PASs

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#4 posted 121 days ago

Steve,
I started a blog series about the wood I use.
Dunnage.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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Roger

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#5 posted 120 days ago

Golly, Pete. This is/would make a fine, fine bowl for…................ wait… for it…..................I as in me, C as in, well, I’m brain dead after that….........ice-cream… :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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stefang

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#6 posted 119 days ago

Unique bowl Pete. You got a very nice luster on it, especially since it was end grain.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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PASs

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#7 posted 119 days ago

Mike,
What I couldn’t believe is that I only sanded the inside to 220 grit.
I think saturating the inside with superglue made a difference.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 117 days ago

It came out really beautiful. Great shape, very nice dark wood color and the finish is awesome.

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#9 posted 72 days ago

Hello Pete,

At first I thought you has steamed some woven material!.. I am off to check out your associated blog.

-- Regards Robert

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robscastle

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#10 posted 72 days ago

Checked out the “Dunnage Blog”and realised Ihad seen it before.

Now this superglue you speak of…. how do you avoid sticking your fingers/hands to the job?

Its got to be the most annoying product I have used!

Every time I use it…. I manage to glue my fingers to the tube and cap,..... then glue the back of my hand to my forehead in despair of the product being so difficult to work with.

I wont mention what happened later when I took a leak!

-- Regards Robert

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PASs

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#11 posted 72 days ago

Rob,
I have a box of blue exam gloves that I use when I’m working with stain or glue (unless I forget).
I tear a piece of cheap paper towel into small pieces, apply a little glue to that and then apply to the surface.
When I do a cane or handle in superglue I start at one end with the piece of paper towel, run the lathe at SLOW rpm and move the towel along the piece while I drip the glue just ahead, kinda like a squeegee action and chasing threads all at the same time.
You can google a lot of videos on youtube about superglue finishing.

And NEVER EVER scratch your nose or rub your eyes when using superglue!!!

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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