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Project by jbschutz posted 08-16-2020 08:21 PM 745 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I managed a couple of new lathe pieces, but not without learning a couple of lessons. The rectangular bowl was an interesting concept and a neat look, but it was so out of balance on the lathe, that it had me worried.
The small bowl began life much bigger, but after making the foot too small, I decided to attach a sacrificial foot with a paper glue jloint…....apparently I used the wrong kind of paper, because as I was turning the interior,. the joint failed and the bowl gave flight and danced across the driveway, badly damaging the exterior. So, I had to redo the whole thing. Anyone know the best kind of paper to use in that case?
Both pieces are walnut with a maple racing stripe. The rectangular one is about 5 by 6 inches, and the small bowl is about 3 inches in diameter. Both are sanded to 220 and finished with satin Minwax poly.
The bottoms are finished with soft leather.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 08-17-2020 02:08 AM

Beautiful. The while line is pretty striking. I don’t do this kind of work, so can not advise on the paper.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 08-17-2020 04:36 AM

Beautiful design on both. I use paper glue joints and use the heavy paper bags from grocery stores with Tite-bond 1. I use plenty of glue, clamp it tight, and let it set at least overnight ( probably not needing that long ), to be sure. Have never had one fly off yet. Great job on them. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#3 posted 08-17-2020 05:49 AM

Good looking bowls John!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 08-18-2020 05:56 PM

A paper glue joint will have trouble with an unbalanced work piece, especially if the forces are sheer (in line with the paper joint). The heavier the work piece, the more force is produced.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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