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Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

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Yea, it stands for what you think it does. When I finish a bowl on the lathe I first finish the bottom and then hold the bowl with a vacuum chuck to finish the rest of it. I've been wanting to try the technique with brush on lacquer and I guess I was thinking about that and not much else. This bowl has one coat of shellac for sealer on it. I started it spinning and applied the shellac, then went in the house for a bit. When I go back out to the shop, the bowl is laying on the floor with several pieces of bark broken off. Luckily I keep a messy shop and there was a bed of shavings or it probably would've been worse.

 

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I have several lights over my lathe which are plugged into a switchable plug strip. I normally plug my vacuum pump into a separate outlet but not thinking I plugged it into the one I use for the lights. I ALWAYS turn my lights off when I leave the shop. Amazingly I was able to get the pieces glued back on and it's hard to tell they were even broken. Thank goodness for super glue.

 

Steve

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I usually get through all the steps and drop it out of my hands while admiring the nice work I did.  Glad to hear the S. A. was able to triumph over the failures of the D. A.  I like happy endings.

Edited by HandyDan

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Wasn't sure what Denatured Alcohol had to do with this story, but glad no animals were hurt and their bark was repairable:rolleyes:

 

Maybe it's time for one of these...;)

image.png.99d628666c0ba3dcefb3c1630ba3a15b.png  BTW...love the bowl!

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