Black Palm

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Project by CapnEddie posted 07-15-2010 04:25 AM 1823 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought a few pieces of black palm at a wood dealer about 8 years ago. I tried a piece and it was crummy, or rather crumbly. I am now a better turner and made another go at it. But I cheated with some 1/2 strength CA glue soak. (1 part Super thin ca and 1 part acetone) soaked a roughed in piece and it was a whole new ballgame. Next time I vacuum draw it into the wood. I just need to develop a filter to keep the ca out of my vacuum pump. No hill for a stepper.

-- Makin' Shavin's

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#1 posted 07-15-2010 04:39 AM

CapnEddie – you are a master. Beautiful piece of work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 07-16-2010 11:35 AM

So. What size are they? What are they used for?

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 07-16-2010 03:36 PM

wow. I have turned many of punky wood. and do something very similar with C.A. The Japenese Spaulted Maple turnings I have done are all punky. When you say crumbly, is that what you are refering to, Punky? Almost like a sponge?

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#4 posted 07-17-2010 03:52 AM

To respond to e-mails, etc. This is the beginning of two jars which will be sold as wood art. I like challenges and I could have tossed this rather than try it. I have some finish work to do and add the lids. I’ll post when complete.

-- Makin' Shavin's

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#5 posted 07-20-2010 05:50 AM

Thank you for replying.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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