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Forum topic by REO posted 08-26-2013 05:35 AM 937 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-26-2013 05:35 AM

I had a mishap this weekend on the lathe. The top section of the cross feed broke. It was my own fault. I sharpened the tool with too much clearance and lots of relief on the cutting edge. It got to a point where the harmonic of the stock and the cross feed section got to be too much. Well I fixed that and got these ready for tomorrow.

I did them with this set up on the lathe. They are pretty close to the same.

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#1 posted 08-26-2013 05:49 PM

Hmmmmm spent a lot of time 10 minutes or so per piece sanding. I even sanded in reverse to be sure the parts were good for finish. When I dropped them off I pointed out that they had been a little skimpy on the glue or had a low spot in one of the lamination’s. They said that it wouldn’t matter they would fix it before they had them PAINTED!

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#2 posted 08-26-2013 06:05 PM


-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 08-26-2013 06:47 PM

.....had same thing happen when I left one rough corner on the top shelf (would have gone out of square) on a bookshelf of tiger maple—5/4” by 11 1/2” by 38”. Makes a guy want to keep everything he makes.

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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#4 posted 08-26-2013 07:30 PM

They were originally going to paint them. I just was not aware of the plan until I delivered them. found out by a fluke. lol The blanks were supplied by the customer.

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