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post #1 of 7 Old 05-23-2011, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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2nd Bowl had a few problems

When I turned my first bowl it was on a full size Jet lathe. This one was turned on a 10x19 midi lathe that was starting to give problems. I also had someone looking over my shoulder helping with the 1st one but not on this one. I've got to say it was much easier on the full size lathe.

This one was from Oak that was a little wet but no where near as green as the 1st one out of maple. This one also has some checking and a hole in that was hidden and wright in the way. It's roughed out and bagged so if anyone has a suggestion for the hole and the checking please let me know.

I hope to have a new lathe before next time I turn, and have my sharpening system set up so I can sharpen my tools.
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-23-2011, 06:33 PM
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It looks like character to me. As far as filling the cracks and the hole as well you can use epoxy mixed with some finely ground coffee grounds. For the hole you want to put a piece of tape over one side and start filling. Nice looking piece of wood BTW.

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post #3 of 7 Old 05-23-2011, 08:39 PM
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i turned one almost exactly like yours but didnt bag it and well
it looks to me like your on the right track
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You need to put anchorseal on the endgrain and maybe it will not check as bad. Oak is a difficult wood to work with anyway. Stick with Maple. It's easier to turn.
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I wouldn't fill the hole!
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Put the price tag over the hole. I would also leave it. It is part of the character & history of the piece. Nice work. How long will you have to bag them before the final turning???

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Until they quit losing weight. several weeks to several months. I will weigh them every 2-3 weeks. Since I'm just starting out here maybe someone else will have a better answer.
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