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post #21 of 31 Old 05-17-2013, 12:51 PM
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Hi in the first photo of tools the middle and left scrappers will work. If you have used a hand plane and held it at an angle when planing, it cuts a tad easier on difficult timbers. Try and use the scrapper at an angle so that the bottom left corner rides on the tool rest thus presenting the cutting edge at a 35 - 45 degree or bigger angle to the wood.Keep the scrapper a tad above center so if you do get a catch it will push tool down and away from the work surface this applies to all scrsppers. Remember small cuts and gently. Regards Roger
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I think I would try some shear scraping with a fingernail grind bowl gouge.
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Never say die!!

When you put as much work into a project as I have with this one, it's hard to put it in the firewood pile. I agree with SrGato that the tools rest is probably the major problem. The bowl is too deep for my cast iron one and the temporary one I made is too "bouncy", flexing at the banjo. One option was to separate the bowl midway and do the bottom, then put the top half back on. Nah! Beyond my ability. So I decided to go midieval on the rascal, using un-orthodox, hazardous, non-woodworking means. Jokingly I posted a pic of some "burrs" (rotory files) when someone asked if I had a burr. Then I thought WTH and gave it a shot with the 30k rpm mini router. After getting the drag right and the bouncing around under control I managed to get the gouged portions flattened out. Then the drill with the sanding pad (1000 rpm) got the bottom pretty good. The small sanding pads finished it up. Hand sanded 60-220, #0000 steel wool, three coats of poly, burnished with a handful of shavings.
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Good save. Nice looking bowl.

I have had to resort to sanding to fix some of my turnings. The latest was a 12in cherry platter. Sharpened the tools, took light passes, but once I had the waves going, it was hard to remove with the turning tools. At least easy access for the ROS with a platter. I did learn to not power the lathe and use the ROS, since the discs are not built for the shear stress.
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. . . too "bouncy", flexing at the banjo.
Those outback banjo players have something missing. You got to watch out for them and stay away or there will be a "Deliverance."

This is coming from a banjo playing county boy. Plunk, Plunk, Plunk, Plunk, Plunk, Plunk, Plunk. Did you get that tune? Okay, it's hard to hear a tune using words. Try dueling banjos. Yes, that's the one. LOL

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Those outback banjo players have something missing. You got to watch out for them and stay away or there will be a "Deliverance."

This is coming from a banjo playing county boy. Plunk, Plunk, Plunk, Plunk, Plunk, Plunk, Plunk. Did you get that tune? Okay, it's hard to hear a tune using words. Try dueling banjos. Yes, that's the one. LOL

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You missed a couple of plunks!

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Plunk, Plunk, Plunk, Plunk, Plunk, Plunk, Plunk.
Nobody would get it from that. It goes:

Plunk, plunk, plink, plunk, plink, plunk, plink, plunk, plunk.


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Finished bowl. Jimmy
Jimmy, that looks great -- I know it was a pain in the rear, but the result should make you happy

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I can still pick my banjo between 200 & 300 picks per min. Plunk, plunk, plunk goes real fast at that picking. I don't know if it is plunk, dum, pick, or something else. It just sounds like music to me.

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Outstanding save, good looking bowl

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