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Woodturning Paper - Making a Paper Turning Block

by Shaun
posted 10-12-2018 10:50 PM


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LeeMills

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#1 posted 10-13-2018 02:42 AM

We had a turner demonstrate at a local club quite a few years back and he used Titebond.
Cool results but I never tried it because I don’t have the patience to glue all the sheets of paper together.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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Nubsnstubs

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#2 posted 10-13-2018 01:26 PM

If I was going to attempt something like that, I definitely wouldn’t use wood glue. It softens when there is heat, softens when wet, and gums up sanding media, and might be brittle later on.

Research 2 part resins if you have a way to pressurize it. When cured, it will be hard, impervious to water, heat and depending on the resin, almost unbreakable. ............ Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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gwilki

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#3 posted 10-13-2018 02:06 PM

We did a phone book bowl some years ago and used diluted white glue. It was messy as all get out, but we had one guy turning the pages and we sprayed the glue between each page. We pressed it using the press that we use when making bowls from rings and let it sit in the press for about a week, as I recall. It was a bugger to turn, but the customer liked it. I’d post pics (I know. No pic, it didn’t happen.), but they are not on my PC. You will find samples online, though.

As an aside, we’ve done shredded money pens in much the same way.

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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SignWave

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#4 posted 10-13-2018 03:29 PM

Not all epoxy is fast drying. If I were to tackle this, I’d use a medium setting thin epoxy such as West Systems or comparable. I actually ordered the 3:1 thin epoxy from us composites to make some knife scales using paper grocery bags (DIY micarta). Pot life is 20-25 minutes @ 80*F, plenty of time if you’re determined. They offer slower setting varieties if needed.

I did end up soaking the finished handles in polyurethane to make the paper more water resistant, but they were very easy to machine. I am sure that once cured, turning a epoxy/paper combination would be no problem.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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Shaun

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#5 posted 10-15-2018 11:24 PM

Thanks, all.

Sounds like wood glue is viable but quite problematic whereas epoxy will give the results but with some substantial expense.

Resin is something I’d like to try some day in the far future. Unless I can find something cheaper that fits the bill I will have to wait until then.

Thanks again.

-- Shaun, Ontario, Total n00b at wood turning

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