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07-12-2016, 23:06   #31
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Car body filler for the cracks.

I,ve seen different coloured epoxy fillers used to emphasise the cracks.

Crystal clear resin mixed with copper, steel metallic filings to give an artistic effect.

Drill the cracks and place a different colour timber as a dowel type plug.

Carve out the cracks entirely to pierce the bowl with fretwork.
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Car body filler for the cracks.

I,ve seen different coloured epoxy fillers used to emphasise the cracks.

Crystal clear resin mixed with copper, steel metallic filings to give an artistic effect.

Drill the cracks and place a different colour timber as a dowel type plug.

Carve out the cracks entirely to pierce the bowl with fretwork.
They're great ideas. Any suggestions on a type of resin? The copper one sounds like it would look really good if done well. Do you use very fine copper filings?

I've seen nice things done with leather in a bootlace style aswell, but not sure how you would tie off the end of the lace without it looking clumpy/messy
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08-12-2016, 10:25   #33
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I've used this stuff before ...

http://www.inlaceonline.com/index.html

You can get it in all kinds of colours with glitter, nuggets, flakes, pearl effect etc. etc.

I've only used it either deliberately, i.e. in grooves cut in bowl edges, or in natural features such as knot holes where the knot has fallen out, rather than cracks.
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Anyone any thoughts here, any saving this? Rough turned it 6 weeks ago and been in a kiln since. Cracks were nearly there on day 1. It's reading about 13/14% moisture.
What's best way (or is there anyway) to finish it off?

one more thing comes to mind, you could use little double dovetail shaped pieces of wood to bridge the cracks, I've done this before on natural edge tables where cracks were incorporated and reinforced as a "feature". Cut the mortices in the bowl and inlay the double dovetail shaped pieces, fill the remaining crack with either epoxy or a sawdust and whiteglue mix, then finish turn.
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even if you fail completely to save this piece, you will gain on the next piece that needs "special" attention.
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I've used this stuff before ...

http://www.inlaceonline.com/index.html

You can get it in all kinds of colours with glitter, nuggets, flakes, pearl effect etc. etc.

I've only used it either deliberately, i.e. in grooves cut in bowl edges, or in natural features such as knot holes where the knot has fallen out, rather than cracks.

I see they don't deliver outside UK. Did you use parcel motel or are there Irish stockists?
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I see they don't deliver outside UK. Did you use parcel motel or are there Irish stockists?
That's a very good question, it was a while ago and I'm not 100% sure, but I think I got it at Gough's in Little Mary St. in Dublin.

The UK distributor is Turner's Retreat which is owned by Robert Sorby, and Gough's always had a good relationship with them hosting demos etc. so it seems likely that was where I got it.
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What would you guys recommend as a good solid make of turning chisels?

Would you rate Robert Sorby?

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What would you guys recommend as a good solid make of turning chisels?

Would you rate Robert Sorby?

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Very highly!
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Very highly!
Hey Mick,
Cheers for the reply.
What would be the basic set to get? What chisels/gouges etc would be needed?
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What would anyone think of this set?

http://www.flinn-garlick-saws.co.uk/...Fe-T7QodKYsM9A
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i think that's the set i bought with the lathe. will be more than enough for a beginner; i've added one or two since, you find that if you join a woodturning guild, you'll pick up secondhand gouges there too.
i've added a second skew and a second bowl gouge with a different grind since getting the above set.
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20-12-2016, 21:29   #42
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Check out Glenn Lucas' website. I think he sells a Hamlet boxed set.
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What would anyone think of this set?

http://www.flinn-garlick-saws.co.uk/...Fe-T7QodKYsM9A
http://glennlucaswoodturning.com/pro...oxed-set-of-5/

For similar money, I'd go for these. In my mind, any of Lucas's stuff is always top quality.
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Only spindle turning capability with that though.
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I like the look of that Sorby set to be honest.. I think I might go for it. Thanks!
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