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Son of a $%&#$ bowl

Our turning club had Alan Lacer demoing this past saturday, and he did a great job. So feeling all high and mighty, I wanted to finish up one of my rough turned bowls thats been drying for about 6 months. It's ambrosia maple. I was just about ready to finish sanding when I thought, "I need to take one more cut on the inside rim to get rid of a little tearout. The tool caught and the bowl went flying. It ripped the tenon right out of the bottom. After I was done cursing, my first thought was to see how many more pieces I could make if I smashed the bowl on the concrete floor. I settled down quick enough and decided to glue it back together. I used some 5 minute epoxy. I'll get back to finishing it tomorrow and see if it stays together.
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Ouch! Feel for ya.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I'm sorry man; however, it should still be fine. It now has a story to go along with it. Sometimes the story makes a piece better.

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Looks like a clean break so with a little luck you won't. Notice it unless you look really close. I've had pens I turned our of Black Palm that split in half on the lathe. A little CA and some pressure and now that they are done they look perfect and are stronger than they would be without the glue. Please post pics when it is completed.

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Sorry this happened to you ... but it's reassuring to hear that even experienced turners get a catch from time to time.

Curious, why did you choose epoxy glue, Mike? Would regular wood glue (Titebond II, for example) not work as well?

Either way, it looks like there's a decent surface area for the glue to bind so hopefully it will be an effective join.

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my first thought was to use titebond III, which probably would have worked fine. I had the epoxy sitting there and figured, what the heck? It's raining here today, so no outside work. I may try to finish this up. I'll post pics when done.
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Bummer That's what you get for not using Alan's skew. :)
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I don't have a big enough skew. I want to get one of Alan's large skews. I'm sure you've seen him demo before. He is fun to watch. Great guy.

Here's a few more pics. I finished the bowl today. Turned out a bit thin on the bottom. Sides are 1/8". Pretty light now. There's also a few worm holes that show through.
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Great save Mike! Thanks for sharing that with us.
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Looks great! Nice save.

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I looks nice. So, what are you going to do with it?

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Nice save Mike. The bowl looks great. It doesn't have that signature Mike Hawkins finish and woodburning on the bottom, but I guess you didn't have enough stock left after turning. Either way, nice bowl.

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That's a really nice result -- very pleasing to the eye.

Is the rim thicker than the rest? It looks that way in the pix, but sometimes cameras do that

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Ken,
I was afraid to burn the bottom. Not much left.

Dunc,
the rim is thicker than the rest. I thinned it down some, but it was flexing and chattering so much I didn't want to press my luck. I was holding the bowl gouge in one hand and steading the outside of the bowl with the other.

Vurse,
It will just find a place around the house and probably hold some candy or fruit, or maybe a beany baby.

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You did a goof job both in the lathe work and the repair. Thanks for sharing.

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You did a goof job both in the lathe work and the repair. Thanks for sharing.

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Oops. I meant "good" not "goof." Sorry. Fat fingers on small litters on my phone.

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