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post #21 of 23 Old 01-20-2013, 09:29 PM
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Tom, you inspired me to turn a couple stoppers today!!

I had been using CA on my stoppers before but I prefer to reserve my CA for pens. I had picked up some Woodturners Finish at WC awhile back and had experimented with it on a couple projects. There is a slight learning curve with it, at least for me. I admit, finishing is a weak point for me but today I finished the stoppers with it and the more I use it, the more I like it. It builds fast, dries fast and polishes to a brilliant shine. Not quite as shiny as CA but close.

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Tom, can you tell us how you do the celtic knot? And what the heck is IPE?
I try and do a build thread on the Celtic knot. However a simple explanation is while the blank is still square with it laying on its side I cut thru it at approx 12 degree angle and glue in the laminate(just a flat piece the same size as the blank). I wait about 2 hours for the glue to dry and rotate the piece 90 degree on it side and cut at 12 degrees again. Repeat this until all four sides are done. Note set up a stop block so all cut are at the same place on the blank. Then just turn it.
IPE is a wood used in decks. It is extremely hard and almost fire proof.
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Ipe is also sometimes called Brazilian walnut. It's insect and rot resistant as well which is why it makes for a great deck. It aint too shabby looking either.
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