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Forum topic by D_Allen posted 12-20-2011 04:41 AM 876 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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D_Allen

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12-20-2011 04:41 AM

Even while turning the endgrain on the rim pieces it didn’t fly apart.
I was amazed and please that it didn’t. This is a combination of maple, mahogany and cherry.
Too many worm holes in the maple to suit me. I think this finally uses up about all of that stuff.

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#1 posted 12-20-2011 05:32 AM

Looks nice, well done, and I glad it didnt fly apart on you…sounds dangerous if it did.

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 03:50 PM

Very Nice!

Gives me some ideas on how to use up some of the scraps in the “too-good-to-throw-away” box.

Lew

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#3 posted 12-20-2011 04:43 PM

Nice bowl.

I agree that glue joints can be very strong but only if the gluing is done properly.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 02:40 AM

Thanks all.
True enough Rich. I ran each piece through the planer prior to gluing and tested the fit to be sure they fit flat together with very little variation. Used plenty of glue and lots of clamps. If there are voids in the glue joint or the joint is too thick with glue then the deal is off.
Another important note here is that when turning, take small bites. Most of this was done with a small rounded scraper, sharpened about a dozen times.

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 02:54 AM

D_Allen – - I hope you did not think I was saying that your gluing technique was bad. I was not.

I was only reacting to an “opening” I saw to remind people of the importance of proper gluing technique.

May I add that I think clamping pressure is a “Goldilocks thing”. You don’t want the clamping pressure to be too tight or too loose. You want it to be “just right”. I’m sorry that I cannot provide a definition of “just right”. In my case, it is just the amount of pressure that feels right.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 12-21-2011 04:21 AM

super cool bowl.

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#7 posted 12-21-2011 04:50 AM

Ditto richardgeer and also the joint MUST fit perfectly. No gaps, no spaces, perfect. Great looking bowl.

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#8 posted 12-21-2011 04:59 AM

Rich, no offense taken. I appreciate your adding to the discussion.
Sometimes I tend to leave out important details.
All those notes discussed here are of utmost importance.
Clamp pressure for me is about what my tired old hands can manage!
Here’s what I started with.

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