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My bowl runneth over...

Here are a couple of pics of the first bowl I turned from that stash of maple burl.
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Here's a pic of the bottom before I finished the foot.
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Here's why I didn't finish the foot.
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There was a lot of punky areas on this one and I was about to stop and flood on some thin CA glue (had to do that 4 times on the outside) when snap!

Oh well, it's not like I don't have more.

I've been really trying to improve two things when I turn bowls. First is a nice continuos curve both inside and out...you can see that's getting a lot better. The second is getting as uniform a thickness as is ppossible. Wasn't to far from that when this sucker broke. There's always tomorrow.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-16-2011, 01:30 PM
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thats some awesome looking wood.your curves look nice to me
(i hope that its ok to say that to a guy here lol )
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It happens...

and then I read your sigline...

Keep at it!

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Too bad, that was looking beautiful.

I just read one of Richard Raffan's books and he said it's a good idea to cut a bowl in half on the bandsaw once in a while, so you can see exactly how well the inside and outside forms are in cross section.

This looks like a perfect candidate ...

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I would get some titebond and glue it back together. I have had bowls break into several pieces and put them back together. It becomes a quest to see if you can glue em up and finish it. Works especially well with spalted woods. Glue line looks like another bit of spalting. What were you doing when it broke?
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I think there was a crack on the out side of the bowl that didn't go all the way through that I reached from the inside. There's also a couple of rather large punky areas that just weren't cutting well and I may have advanced the tool a little too aggressively. I usually don't try and fix my goofs like this, I like to leave them on my mantle for a while to help keep me humble. Oh, and the piece that broke off came off in a couple of pieces, one large and two smaller that are lost in all the shavings.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Very nice looking piece of wood. To bad it broke. I think I would do like firehawkmph said and glue that sucker back together.

BTW, your signature pops in my head every time I'm putting the last few cuts on anything. A lot of times it make me stop too soon and say "ahh, that's good enough".
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That's still a beautiful bowl. Practice makes perfect. Good effort.

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Hate when that happens, better luck with next one. MiniWax sells a Wood Hardner, which have never found in my area people raved about it.

I use lots of CA glue on those bad spots and cracks you run across in splated wood. Have to leave room until stuff cures.
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I see a lot of wonderful pieces from you and it always gives me more confidence when S#!T happens to even the best.
Your comment about maybe too aggressive comes to mind.
.....I broke my Banjo getting too aggressive with some green wood.


Thanks for posting that, Dusty.

BTW.... you guys use a lot of CA glue
I bought some from Fastcap as a kit.
Where do you buy it in quantity?

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Woow its awesome
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