should all turners have a fireplace

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turners should have at least one

find it hard to resist turning a blank i like even knowing that the
visible crack looks deep

probably deep enough to guarantee a failed turning

but i turn it anyway just because the wood is a good specimen


what are some tricks to try and save these hopeless cases


resin might work but sometimes the piece will let loose the internal
stress before resin can be applied


maybe the problem is the wood was not seasoned properly but some
wood seems to dry so fast that no amount of wax or sealing will
save it










Re: should all turners have a fireplace
On 2018-03-08 10:19 AM, Electric Comet wrote:
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I started to turn a salad bowl in >20 years old elm. I had almost  
finished hollowing and while I was sharpening the gouge, I heard an  
ominous sound. There was a stress crack that stretched from the rim  
almost to the base. I eventually bandsawed the crack and intend filling  
it with a brightly coloured resin.
Otherwise, my neighbour happily accepts the dry offcuts and failures.


Re: should all turners have a fireplace
On Thu, 8 Mar 2018 11:39:17 -0700

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have seen furniture with the brightly colored resin embedded in the
cracks  

they just filled in the natural cracks and splits then surface planed
the whole thing and it looked good

will you put it back on the lathe to turn the resin

do not breathe that stuff

i hesitate whenever i introduce toxic synthetic materials into the
sawdust because i use the sawdust with mulch


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having one close by is just as good








Re: should all turners have a fireplace
On 2018-03-09 9:44 AM, Electric Comet wrote:
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I haven't progressed that far yet. There's a new resin out called  
"Eco-poxy" that is supposed to be less toxic.

Re: should all turners have a fireplace
On Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:19:12 AM UTC-6, Electric Comet wrote:
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IMHO it is an absolute necessity, for two reasons.  1) It gives you a place to dispose of your mistakes and failures.  2) It gives you a place to chill and clear your mind after a frustrating day at the lathe. ;-)

Re: should all turners have a fireplace
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 06:33:26 -0700 (PDT)

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or gives you time to think about how to salvage a piece before it goes
in








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