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Piping Up #3: When all else fails, chisel

06-13-2014 06:50 PM by sylinen | 0 comments »

I’d finished roughing out the stummel of the pipe on the bandsaw and I moved on to rounding off the rough edges. My first approach was to stick the 12” disc sander on the Shopsmith and go to town. Since the lathe was out of commission, I thought this was my next best option. I’d seen videos on YouTube and it seemed fairly straightforward. What quickly became apparent was that such a large, rigid disc was not going to give me the fine detail I wanted. It worked fine for rounding the stem and the convex faces of the bowl, but led to flat spots at the inflection points. What to do? I initially reached for the Dremel, but it quickly became apparent that there weren’...

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