Sheoak Block No. 1 #2: Next Step

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Blog entry by BobWemm posted 03-06-2017 06:17 AM 1112 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sorry but I have no photos of this next step. I know that is bad.

Something I forgot to mention in the first part of this blog. I do not attempt to work straight onto those rough points, I start at either end and work in from the faceplate/tailstock edges, by doing that it is nowhere near as hard/dangerous. When the block is almost round then I start to work from the front.

After getting a safe round smooth top to the bowl shape, I removed the face plate and remounted it on my Cole Jaws and turned a tenon. Then remounted in the chuck for further refinement. There were a couple of voids which needed to be patched so that was the next step, actually the next few steps until I got it right.
The final sanding was completed up to 400 grit.
I did have a lot, I mean “LOT” of trouble with a few small patches of tear out, no matter how I sanded they just would not go away.
That’s when the light came on, OMG, what a thought.
I grabbed a piece of paper towel and folded it down to about 1.5×3 inches, put the lathe down to it’s slowest speed (178 rpm), reached for the medium CA bottle and gave it a coat of CA, both sides.
When dry I again sanded from 240 up to 400 and got a beautiful smooth finish. This process also nullified the need for sealing prior to the WOP application.
I have the first coat on the inside and part of the outside at this point in time.
The middle piece that I cut out has been finished and polished with Shellawax Glow, but I will post the two bowls together as soon as they are finished.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#1 posted 03-06-2017 09:21 AM

Still watching, Bob.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 03-06-2017 11:14 AM

Will be watching for the finished pieces Bob.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 03-07-2017 01:52 PM

I like the idea of using the CA glue to fill the voids. Waiting to see how they turn out.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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