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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 01-15-2015 12:35 PM 764 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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3285jeff

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01-15-2015 12:35 PM

im new here and am wanting to turn a few bowls,,i have access to a lot of hard rock maple flooring,,would this be ok to glue up and use to turn a board,,


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#1 posted 01-15-2015 12:36 PM

excuse me I meant glue up and and use to turn a bowl,,sorry,,

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#2 posted 01-15-2015 06:00 PM

Is it used or new, if used, you will have to clean it to get it glueable. If it is hard maple, it could be a challenge
to turn and require you have sharp tools and sharpening method to keep them sharp. Be sure to wear a
face shield while turning any glued wood and try to make the shape as round as possible before starting to
turn at a slow rpm. You did not state your level of experience, so you might need to start with some turning
lessons.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 01-16-2015 05:33 AM

Google “bowl from a board” and “segmented turning”. You could glue up a solid block but then you’ll just have to cut away most of it.

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#4 posted 01-17-2015 07:44 PM

Absolutely. As Gus said, be sure it is clean and smooth before gluing up. I have a Jet 1632 drum sander and it is one of my favorite tools for prepping wood for glue-ups. I use Titebond II glue and have never had a failure with it. Give the wood a medium coat, making sure there are no voids, then clamp or weight for 24 hours before turning. I think you’ll find that it works well.

Ron

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#5 posted 01-17-2015 11:28 PM

You mean you want to do something like this?
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Works just fine for me!
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#6 posted 01-17-2015 11:46 PM

man that is some kinda nice,,,what wood were you using,,and what kind of finish did you use,,

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#7 posted 01-18-2015 09:36 PM

That one is all maple. I “clocked” each piece so the grain runs opposite of each other in the layers. I finished it with Tung oil and spray lacquer.
You can see it here ... http://lumberjocks.com/JoeinGa/blog/43374

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