View Full Version : So close, yet so far away

dai sensei
27th Jun 2010, 03:45 PM
I was green turning some Bloodwood I got the other day into bowls for drying and finish turning in the future. There was a slice left over I thought I would have a go at finish turning into a small natural endge dish/plate thingy.

I was turning with a bright light on one side as a guide to get it down to 1mm all over :oo:. I turned and wet sanded the outside with BLO to 800 grit in 30mm wide segments, so as not to put too much pressure on the joint. It looked good and uniform so I turned it over to finish the foot. I wanted a small foot to then sand away arcs and form little legs. Unfortunately whilst doing the final wet sand my concentration lapsed and I touched the outside :doh::C It was about 200mm dia at the widest point.

27th Jun 2010, 05:22 PM
I feel your pain!:C

27th Jun 2010, 05:36 PM
Ah, what a sod.

Was looking good too.

27th Jun 2010, 06:26 PM
thats gotta pi*# you off :(( all that time and now its firewood

Skew ChiDAMN!!
27th Jun 2010, 07:16 PM

Still, you were after a natural edged bowl. Just not so ragged or... so "internal." :D

Manuka Jock
27th Jun 2010, 08:01 PM
bugga :C

Sawdust Maker
27th Jun 2010, 09:04 PM
bugga :C

wot he said

Allen Neighbors
28th Jun 2010, 03:19 AM
tsk tsk... that's awful...Quick, grab another chunk... gotta get them bad vibes out of you... :(

28th Jun 2010, 10:10 AM
What a shame Neil, A lapse in concentration is definitely something you can't afford when turning.

28th Jun 2010, 10:52 AM
If it makes you feel any better I've trashed a nat edge bowl too almost at the end. Clipped the rim with a toolgate pin and ripped much of the bark off.

Ed Reiss
28th Jun 2010, 11:28 AM
Heartbreaker...goes to show that you just can't count on some woods to not have a nervous breakdown:roll::;

dai sensei
28th Jun 2010, 08:11 PM
No matter, good practice. Have a few more hunks to try again :U