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Tricorns #2: Okay -OR - I Went Ahead and Finished the Thing

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Blog entry by Mark Wilson posted 01-14-2019 03:59 AM 1002 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In a half-cocked kind of a way. I still won’t call it a project, though. I merely needed to see if I could manage to take it through, unbroken, to a completed bottom. When I get around to doing this with an actual piece of worthy wood, I’ll soak it with loving care. Treated Redwood? There’s only so much one can do, anywhoooo. Give me a Redwood burl, on the other hand, and, I’ll go to town and back with it, thank you very much.
I sanded it to 600, hit it with the YG and HS, and found a way to flip it over. In a minute, I’ll get to that. Some photos. Montages, of course. A note about my montages:
Should it ever come up (which, it doesn’t, in this case), that I refer in the narrative to a specific photo within a montage, the lay of the land is always thus:

1 2
3 4

If there are three photos, it is:

1 2

3


In case it ever comes up.

And, because you asked, no. I didn’t go tennis ball shopping. I still have no balls for flipping oddball pieces to finish turning the bottom.

I don’t need no stinkin’ balls. I got (are you sitting down?) pool noodle material. Or, mebbees, it’s some kind of pipe insulation. I don’t know. I fond it somewhere.

I also have lots of those stubs that come out of the chuck after cutting something out, lying around. I found one of those, and mounted it.

I then cut a chunk of this:

Applied it, thusly:

And squashed it up with the tailstock.
Guess what?
It worked. Let us hope that it works in the context of a piece of wood I really care about, in the future.

So, There you go. There you have it. There it is.
I got points. I managed to make the busted off point look, acceptably, in my view, as though I meant to round part of it off. And, I found a way to finish the bottom that worked.
My work, here, is finished.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark



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lew

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#1 posted 01-14-2019 04:37 AM

Cool sub for the tennis ball. The grain in that piece looks really nice.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Mark Wilson

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#2 posted 01-14-2019 05:51 AM

Not, at all what I wanted you to be paying attention to, Lew. But, thanks.

-- Mark

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robscastle

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#3 posted 01-14-2019 07:25 AM

Its EPE, and where is the after EPE picture results.

-- Regards Rob

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 01-14-2019 07:57 PM

EPE, Rob? UNK.

-- Mark

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robscastle

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#5 posted 01-15-2019 06:50 AM

Hey Mark got ya back with your YG and HS! ha ha.

Its Expanded Polyethylene foam, ...its used to replace polystrene.
Although that horrible crap (unless you have a bean bag of course) is still around.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expanded_polyethylene

-- Regards Rob

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Mark Wilson

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#6 posted 01-15-2019 08:34 AM

Very, Rob. Touché, Sir. But, in my own defense, I have alternated, many a time, between YG/Yorkshire Grit. and HS/Hampshire Sheen, in my piffle.

http://www.thewalnutlog.com/hampshire-3/#!/~/search/keyword=yorkshire%20grit&offset=0&sort=relevance

http://www.thewalnutlog.com/hampshire-3/

Wonderful stuff, really. If you want to give it a spin.

-- Mark

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robscastle

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#7 posted 01-15-2019 10:55 AM

Very good, I have only got shella wax after seeing the results Bob Wemm was getting with his projects.

http://www.ubeaut.com.au/shell.html

So your telling me your applying it with EPE or finish polishing it with EPE?

-- Regards Rob

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 01-15-2019 10:14 PM

Nice work, Mark.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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