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Forum topic by coachmancuso posted 06-14-2013 11:35 PM 1000 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-14-2013 11:35 PM

I started nmy first bowl turning this past weekend. After getting the shape I wanted I noticed that I have a chip in the middle of the bowl. The wood is beech and the chip is in the middle of the bowl on the outside. What is the best way to fix that? Please help!

-- Coach Mancuso

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#1 posted 06-14-2013 11:49 PM

You could cut a bird’s mouth, a v-shape with a hand saw.
Then shape a piece of wood to fit in there and glue
it in. Then re-turn when the glue is cured.

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#2 posted 06-15-2013 10:22 AM

Life can be real beech, with a chip on the outside in middle of the beech bowl still on lathe.

Posting a picture will get you more than an ”IF SWAG.”.

For example: If frogs had wings, would not bump their butt everytime they hop!

Now you know what an “IF SWAG,” all about.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 06-16-2013 12:11 PM

acrylic epoxy, dyed to a color of your liking. fill, let dry, turn smooth. Instant focal point

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#4 posted 06-22-2013 01:44 PM

Wish coach would post a picture of his beech bowl. From his description could be torn end grain or in fact series of chips or pecks.

If have enough wood, can always sharpen gouge and take light cut to turn away both torn end grain or chips & pecks. Some people find a pull cut with gouge much easier.

Beech easy to turn with sharp tools, slightly dull to dull tools not so easy.

-- Bill

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