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Another piece from Sawdustfactory

hear is the large piece steve sent me
i have a question for you guys
im new to turning punky wood so how do i make the soft parts hard to turn or sand?
some parts of this sanded way to easy and sunk in
still looks nice and i hope i made you a little proud at least Steve
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-04-2011, 09:38 PM
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That is a very good looking bowl and the wood is incredible. Nice job.
I took some of Steve's wood that I am turning into bottle stoppers and soaked the pieces in shellac cut way down with DA. I turned one piece today and it worked pretty good but I didn't wait long enough for it to dry completely. the part that was dry turned really good.
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Wow, that is some serious spalting action there my man. Looks awesome. Great job.

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beautiful wood, nicely turned

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What I do is flood the punky areas with thin CA glue, turn the hardened part until it shows punky and repeat until ready to sand. Then I put on 2-3 coats of 1lb cut shellac before sanding. Very nice work for your first punky piece.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Nice work. I live in Harlan Co. Ky and teach school in Bell Co. I saw your from Rockholds. I went with a friend one time to take a grouse dog to a man in Rockholds for training.

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