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Forum topic by Karda posted 06-16-2020 03:13 AM 678 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2020 03:13 AM

Hi, I was turning a full crotch that was out of balance, at one point the tool was rattling against the tool rest very hard. The cut smoothed out after wood was removed but there was a large dent in my tool rest, this dent is deep enough to fill with epoxy, what would be a good one to use. My rest is 5/8 round bar W1 steel thanks Mike

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#1 posted 06-16-2020 03:47 AM

Is it to deep to grind or file out. If not JB weld may do the trick. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 06-16-2020 11:12 AM

I file most of my nicks and dents out. The larger ones come out eventually as I file/sand/wax/repeat.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#3 posted 06-16-2020 04:41 PM

+1 for JB Weld!!!! Great stuff….apply and sand flush just like Bondo in a car….hard as nails!

-- Mike

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#4 posted 06-16-2020 06:31 PM

ok thanks, yesIf i filed it out I would lose alot of metal

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#5 posted 06-16-2020 07:07 PM

JB, but I would braze it back up and then file smooth.

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#6 posted 06-16-2020 07:30 PM

no access to braze

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#7 posted 10-01-2020 10:12 PM

I have an old lathe and the rest was really beat up I ground it down then it was bowed so I had a friend weld a 1 inch round bar the length of the old tool rest now i have a smooth straight tool rest I like the round bar better

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#8 posted 10-01-2020 10:28 PM

Jb weld is “ok” but that 2 part epoxy metal stick that looks like old candy works better for forminG and shaping and not dripping down. They have this at home centers, auto part stores and Walmart etc:

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#9 posted 10-02-2020 03:55 AM

ok I’ll try that

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#10 posted 10-19-2020 02:21 AM

If you have a belt sander you can grind it out while getting it real true. My 48” belt sander is the go to for metal work, I sharpen all most all tools & blades on it.

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