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turned through the side help

by Karda
posted 01-15-2018 03:56 AM


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BobAnderton

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#1 posted 01-15-2018 04:05 AM

Turn the ring all the way off, and make both edges of the cut flat through a combination of turning and disc sanding, then glue in another contrasting layer between them as an accent ring. It’s too bad, because that was a very interesting piece of wood and bowl you had going there.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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MrUnix

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#2 posted 01-15-2018 04:07 AM

Get a metal coat hanger and make yourself a thickness gauge.. cheap and simple. Check out this video for tips on usage:

Woodturning: Making a Bowl : Checking Bowl Wall Thickness in Woodturning

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Karda

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#3 posted 01-15-2018 05:30 AM

thanks, I’ll have to make a thickness gauge. I think I make it into a utensil plate for the stove. never done one before hope I don’t waste whats left

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Jack Lewis

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#4 posted 01-15-2018 03:36 PM

Karda; I hope the rest of that wood pile doesn’t give me the headache it has given you. I have trouble getting it thin enough. I checked the moisture on several pieces and it is still 15-18%. But then we have had some awful weather here, hi 50’s and low 60’s all the time.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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Karda

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#5 posted 01-15-2018 06:50 PM

the problems are not in the wood it is in the turner. go ahead and turn it even though the MC is high. What many do is turn it but leave the wall thick, just shape it then put it in a paper bag full of wood shavings and let dry then finish. check on utube many of the major turners have done videos on turning wet wood. Look at all the turning you can get done if you don’t have to wait for it to dry

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