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RussellAP

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487 days ago

The knob is acrylic. I have about 8 of them in various colors and some very very exotic woods.

So do you think it’s better with or without and should I just trim off the wood part of the handle and glue the new handle to that?

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#1 posted 487 days ago

I don’t like it personally. I like the look of picture number two as it is. Sorry bout the edit, so to be specific, I like the way the small wood part mirrors the bottom section, or bowl it’self, without being a mirror image, and also feels like a gives a feeling of symmetry top to bottom, enhancing the a symmetry of the center section of the lid.

That is the non-turner opinion here. Like the addition of the lid though. (if’n that is the “dog bowl”)?

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kdc68

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#2 posted 487 days ago

I like the acrylic knob myself…and trim the wood part off as you suggest….good save of the a.k.a. “dog bowl” that people commented on from your previous forum

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Grandpa

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#3 posted 487 days ago

The acrylic doesn’t add much but the second without the acrylic knob is…..well the knob is too short. It needs more.

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#4 posted 487 days ago

Grampa ”.well the knob is too short. It needs more.”

I agree,, maybe same form, but a little taller to be proportionate to the bowl it echos on bottom

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RussellAP

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#5 posted 487 days ago

I’m having a hard time holding the acrylic in place and even harder time cutting it. Is there some trick to turning it?

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Grandpa

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#6 posted 487 days ago

Yeah, just a little more. It is sorta short and stumpy if you understand what I am saying. No offense anyone.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 487 days ago

RussellAP for pens I found cutting acrylic to require slower speeds. It is closer to working metal on a lathe than wood. It will sag when it gets hot from turning too fast and trying to remove too much at one time. Corian is much easier to work with as it will take the speed and heat better but it is harder than acrylic. Hope this helps.

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 487 days ago

woodbutcherbynight, I was turning it too fast then. It seemed to kind of bubble off onto the tool or chip in tiny chips.

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RonInOhio

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#9 posted 487 days ago

#2 looks better.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#10 posted 487 days ago

RussellAP, yup I found that out first time I tried it and it melted to the mandrel. I prefer Corian as it is easier and can be cut at same speed as wood. Kinda chips until you get it rounded. I will admit it is slow going after tha as you slolwy bring it down. I try to cut the blank to the smallest square I can get without blowout when I drill the hole for the brass tubes. If you want some Corian about 2” square and 1/2 thick drop a line I will send you some. The stuff is easy to glue together with CA and it blends without a line when turned. I have some nice granite green might look good with this.

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