Theres still tool marks on my Cherry Bowl.

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Project by NaptownWood posted 05-02-2014 05:55 AM 1600 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its just sanding stealer. ;-)

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#1 posted 05-02-2014 12:47 PM

Looks good, has nice grain. A little more sanding and you will have perfection.

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

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#2 posted 05-02-2014 04:19 PM

I have to suggest again that you try 60 grit sand paper. Be sure to keep fresh grit exposed and keep it moving back and forth to prevent hot spots. I like Norton’s 3X paper the best.
Cherry picks up “burn” marks very easily. Even on a sharp table saw blade while cutting boards and especially with a slow moving or dull router bit. Is it possible your marks are from something causing it to overheat? Too much pressure on the heal of your cutting tool or build up waste in the sand paper grit that creates hot spots?

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 05-02-2014 05:15 PM

I will get some better large grit paper.

It may be the heel of the bowl gouge too. Its a full length gouge, and on a jet mini 1221vs, theres not a lot of room between the centerline of the bowl and the lathe bed. Its difficult for me to get it in there properly due to the length and i am surely rubbing it and probably rushing it and putting too much pressure.

Its also greenish wood, getting dried in the microwave after its pretty well roughed Out. So, some of those marks are not all the way around the bowl just on one or two sides.

Thank for the tips, I do appreciate the your time and help.

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#4 posted 05-02-2014 05:32 PM

Have you tried power sanding with a sanding arbor attached to a drill? It gives good results

-- I always have wood in my shed

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#5 posted 05-02-2014 10:24 PM

Have you tried using a negative rake scraper for your finishing cuts, there is plenty “on line” to view.
I often use oil as a lube at slow speed or even lathe of, go thru your grits & make sure you wipe down with a paper towel between changing grit size, I use a very thin Ondina oil put out by Shell, you could use a this paraffin

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 05-06-2014 03:15 PM

Agreed on the slow speed and fresh sandpaper – slow it way down, 100 rpm if you can.

-- Miles

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