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    Default Unconventional Time On Piece

    Normally the turning aspect of wood working is quick. As an example you enter the shed pick up a piece of wood mount it on the lathe and by the end of the day you have a completed piece.

    This was not the case when it came to this piece of camphor laurel. I had a chunk fly off the lathe which would normally mean design opportunity.

    I originally thought that I could flatted both pieces and glue them back together and then with the slight grain mismatch I could maybe add a veneer between the two pieces. Then I realized that it would be way too hard to hold the chunk of wood flat to get that to match the main piece.

    The piece that was left on the lathe was easier to flatted the top and use that as a reference to sand the body. I still had some unevenness on the very edge so I used epoxy mixed with red dye to give it a shadow and act as a filler. The added piece is beech.

    It developed a crack and that was also filled with dyed epoxy.

    I think this piece took about 8 months to complete as life got in the way.

    All comment and suggestions are welcome.

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    Fascinating save for an interesting result!!!

    What is the finish?

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    The finish is wipe on poly.

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    Lovely piece, definitely worth the effort to save it.

    Only 8 months start to finish. I had an interesting piece of red oak I roughed out with a Skil Saw and finished 7 years later, after I bought a lathe and learned to use it.
    So much timber, so little time.

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul39 View Post
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    Only 8 months start to finish. I had an interesting piece of red oak I roughed out with a Skil Saw and finished 7 years later, after I bought a lathe and learned to use it.
    Ok you win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christos View Post
    Ok you win.
    I'm not trying to make a contest. I should have put a couple of behind the comment.

    I'll bet there are a few turners on here who have roughed out bowls older than 7 years.
    So much timber, so little time.

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul39 View Post
    I'm not trying to make a contest. I should have put a couple of behind the comment.

    I'll bet there are a few turners on here who have roughed out bowls older than 7 years.

    I forgot my smiley ( )as well.

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    Good save. I must admit that the longest for me is 2 weeks as most of them are where I am experimenting with colour or texture even both at the same time. I don't count from roughing out as that is just a means to get the blank dry enough to use

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