|Forum topic by Ron Ford||posted 02-28-2015 07:28 PM||585 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-28-2015 07:28 PM
Hi Folks – I’m turning a larger vessel in two parts and and have decided to use a glued paper joint so I can turn the bottom (on part one) and top (on part two) by mounting them to scrap with a glued paper joint that can be attached to a faceplate, then turning to a finished point before gluing at the middle and final turning the entire piece between centers, probably using some form of jam chucks or other device I can make to suit the need. I’m not concerned about how to take care of that operation. I’ve thought about using my Longworth Chuck setup but don’t feel confident in its ability to hold the pieces without allowing them to slip, and I need full access to the top/bottom of each to do what I want to accomplish.
Given that, I’m eager for any suggestions on how to clean off the glue and paper after turning each piece and preparing to rejoin. Remounting and turning smooth is obviously not an option, and my disc sander is not wide enough to allow me to expose the entire face of each pieces to it to sand smooth. I’m planning to use brown paper from a grocery bag and Titebond II, but am open to any suggestions for other materials that may be a better option. The surfaces will be ambrosia maple on one half and walnut on the other.
I need as smooth a joint as possible prior to rejoining the two pieces for the final project to look good. As always, any suggestions will be very much appreciated.
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