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Project by woodsmithshop posted 03-06-2019 08:46 PM 768 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This represents many days and hours of work, redesign, redoing, I had a finish on and thought I was almost done, I noticed some scratches that could only be seen with a finish on it, so trying to get rid of them I took one last turn with a turning tool and BAM pieces flew across the room, the last picture shows all that I found, there is no way to repair it. over 500 pieces, 8 different woods. After all of the problems I had with this bowl I should have known it was not meant to be.

-- Smitty!!!

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 03-06-2019 09:32 PM

OMG! And, also, ouch, in spades. Most people just don’t know how much of ourowbadselves we put into the stuff we do.
It was a terrific looking piece, Smitty.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 03-06-2019 09:46 PM

Oohh Nooo!

That’s gotta e heartbreaking. It’s that “just a tiny bit more….” that always gets us.

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

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#3 posted 03-06-2019 10:28 PM

Sad, still beautiful work and the next one will be easier. Nothing I could write would make you feel better about it. I and probably many others know the feeling sometime in our wood working careers.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 03-07-2019 03:33 AM

It happens to us all. I would still try to re-glue the pieces. What can it hurt?

-- Julian

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#5 posted 03-07-2019 04:18 AM

Julian, I can’t find all of the pieces, one piece I did find was very small, so I”m sure there are more too small to find.

-- Smitty!!!

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#6 posted 03-07-2019 05:10 AM

хорошая работа

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#7 posted 03-07-2019 10:25 AM

Stunning work Well done!

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#8 posted 03-07-2019 11:18 AM

Great work and so glad you got some pictures before it went ballistic.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#9 posted 03-07-2019 12:36 PM

My goodness. All that work and time. Hope it has made you mad enough to try it again.


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#10 posted 03-07-2019 01:45 PM

Man I am so sorry that happened, is was a beautiful piece of work. Let not your heart be troubled try, try again.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 03-07-2019 02:16 PM

Well, now I am overwhelmed, I had no intentions of ever getting in the “Top 3”. I put it on here, I guess as a way to vent, and to show what can happen no matter how careful you are or how near to being done with a project something can go wrong. I never expected a broken down project to make it this far.

-- Smitty!!!

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#12 posted 03-07-2019 02:23 PM

Hate when I put a lot work in something only to have to fall messed up because I couldn’t leave well-enough alone. You could take the rim off and clue on another and try again.

-- tel

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Mainiac Matt

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#13 posted 03-07-2019 04:02 PM

That’s got to be heart braking.

I think I would have a brake down if that happened to me.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#14 posted 03-07-2019 05:24 PM

I didn’t notice the break at first, it is still beautiful.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 03-08-2019 07:54 PM

What an impresive variety of woods, colours and patterns.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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