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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 433 days ago

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 432 days ago

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 431 days ago

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

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#4 posted 425 days ago

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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