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I haven't posted any work lately

I've actually done a tone of stuff, natural edge bowls, an ornament,a couple of wooden balls and a lot of hand mirrors. Here are some of the mirrors.
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Very Nice John,
That many pieces would certainly justify multiple pics. I like the purple heart segmented piece. Good work,
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I did shoot most of them individually but it was mostly for my files. Now if I could just find the rests of the images I could put them all together. :)
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I've actually done a tone of stuff, natural edge bowls, an ornament,a couple of wooden balls and a lot of hand mirrors. Here are some of the mirrors.
John, I think you used an incorrect title..... Don't you really mean "I haven't posted any fun lately?"

Great work by the way!! I wish I could make several pieces look like they belong together and that I created all of them......

Do you have them accounted for already?

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Those are nice John. How do you hold the mirror frame on the lathe?

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Tim I use a 3" square block with a hole in the dead center. I mark the good side of the mirror with an X and then put a drill bit through the hole in the square block and touch the center of the X. I glue it to the mirror with CA glue and Accelorator. The accelorator makes the glue joint brittle. I hold the block in 4" jaws on my Vicmarc 100 chuck. After I've turned the mirror side I can break the square block off using a chisel and mallet. Hit it hard, this will break the weak glue joint and usually won't damage the mirror or the block.
When I didn't have a chuck I would use a faceplate with a hole in the center. I would glue the square block the mirror in the same way and then glue the square block to the faceplate using a short dowel that doesn't have any glue. This would simply align everything since it fit in both holes.
After I turned the mirror side I would remove the mirror from the square block but leave it on the lathe. Then I would turn down the corners just far enough to fit the mirror opening. Glue the square block in the mirror opening with the CA and accelerator. The reason for the square block now becomes apparent. You can get your chisel in the mirror opening and on to one of the sides of the square block to break the joint after you turn the mirror.
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Nice stuff, John! Don't know if you are aware but this photo is on www.woodturner.org as the photo of the day!!
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John very nice stuff there! I like the one that appears to be cherry with the inlay. Really nice photo too!

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