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post #1 of 6 Old 05-15-2011, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Maple burl stopper

Spent a couple of hours straightening up the shop yesterday and was rewarded with this little gem...found it hiding behind a box of other cutoffs.
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That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Nice burl. The only part I would of done different would be the part where the wood meets the stopper. I think it should be a more flush fit.
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Awesome stopper!!!! I have been thinking about turning some stoppers. To this point, I have only turned bowls. Love the stopper!
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Don, thanks for the feedback. I usually turn my stoppers with the base flush to the stopper but this burl was punky and I got a big chip as I was turning the bottom end. This was the best I could do to get most of it turned out. If you look at one of the pics, you can see the remnants of the tear out.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Very original! Next time on punky, tear out; try a few coats of Super Glue in those areas before the final pass. Works every time. Almost.

Harrison, at your service!
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HAS, thanks for the input. I've used that tip many times in the past. In fact I even put some CA in the hole to make sure it didn't strip out on the mandrel. The tear out/chip occured as I was roughing it out and was quite large...didn't suspect this would happen when I started turning it.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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