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Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners October 17, 2018

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i wandered down to the shop today to turn a pine bowl....it didn't turn out, so now i have a really nice piece of firewood for later.  sigh.  try again another day.  my success rate with my expanding chuck is not so good.  back to face plates.

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33 minutes ago, DAB said:

i wandered down to the shop today to turn a pine bowl....it didn't turn out, so now i have a really nice piece of firewood for later.  sigh.  try again another day.  my success rate with my expanding chuck is not so good.  back to face plates.

A couple of things that I have found to help is to make the recess small enough that the chuck only needs to expand slightly to fit the recess. This provides maximum surface contact with the jaws. Also taper the inside of the recess to match the jaws taper. 

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made this today, alternating layers of mahogany, walnut, white oak, walnut, and mahogany.  5-1/4 diameter, 4" high, 2-1/4" deep inside.  finish is mineral oil/beeswax (food safe).  will be given away next IDPA pistol match.

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11 minutes ago, lew said:

Nice!! I really like your choice of woods and the shape. 

materials on hand (scraps).  i had made another similar bowl a few years ago for ourselves, with similar lines, so i liked that one, and this one too.  it just feels right in the hand.

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4 hours ago, DAB said:

made this today, alternating layers of mahogany, walnut, white oak, walnut, and mahogany.  5-1/4 diameter, 4" high, 2-1/4" deep inside.  finish is mineral oil/beeswax (food safe).  will be given away next IDPA pistol match.

Very nice. The walnut almost appears ebony. Someone is going to be a lucky recipient and happy they showed up for the match.

Too far for me to drive though and probably wouldn't make it past the first round in the match.

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20 hours ago, DAB said:

made this today, alternating layers of mahogany, walnut, white oak, walnut, and mahogany.  5-1/4 diameter, 4" high, 2-1/4" deep inside.  finish is mineral oil/beeswax (food safe).  will be given away next IDPA pistol match.

Been pondering on how you could make a slight improvement to this piece...;)

This would send it over the top...well if it was filled to the top.:P

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