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  • Camphor candy dish - funnel and save

    I recently got some camphor logs with nice color inside, and decided to make a small bowl/candy dish. I ended up going through the bottom (depth gauge issue) and decided to try to save the piece because of the interesting grain and color. Video linked below. Thanks for watching!
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    Bill in Buena Park

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    Hey Bill,
    Beautiful bowl and great video. I have a question. How did you fill in the tear-out near the upper edge. You said you used padauk chips and Super Glue. I'm not sure I understand how you pulled that off. Do you grind the chips down and mix with glue or ..... I don't understand. Thanks.
    Richard
    Richard

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    • #3
      Hi Richard, just now seeing your response. Thank you, I love camphor, and hope to turn some more soon. Yes, the padauk is essentially shavings from the lathe (other turnings), and when I use these or similar to fill cracks or knot-holes, I crush them into a more powder-like consistency, push into the target area, and add thin CA - this soaks into the material and sets/cures very fast. I repeat until there's enough material to leave the fill slightly proud of the adjacent area, then I resume turning. Coffee grounds are another great "natural" filler.
      Last edited by Bill in Buena Park; 09-13-2017, 07:06 PM.
      Bill in Buena Park

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      • #4
        Thanks, Bill. I may give that a try.
        Richard

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        • #5
          You think it came out ok??? It came out great! You made it look so easy ( and I know it's not easy)
          The bowl is lovely and the center save is awesome. You make me want to be a turner.

          One question, If you made a bowl big enough and shaped to hold a small plastic
          pot for a plant, I think that would be awesome. Did you ever do anything
          like that? Of course the plastic pot would have to be inserted into another pot ( without
          a hole on the bottom) to keep water from ruining the wood.

          If I was at a craft fair and saw turned bowls with a plant in it, it sure would catch my eye.
          Joann.

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          • #6
            Hi Joann, thanks for your kind comments. I think your idea is creative, and might work with one of those plastic flower pots that has the little drip tray underneath. I'll see if I can find one, and see what I can come up with.
            Bill in Buena Park

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bill in Buena Park View Post
              Hi Joann, thanks for your kind comments. I think your idea is creative, and might work with one of those plastic flower pots that has the little drip tray underneath. I'll see if I can find one, and see what I can come up with.
              Bill, you don't need a pot with a drip tray. I was thinking more along the lines of a plastic plant pot with a hole in it,
              then a pot a little bigger (without the hole) to hold the plant pot. This way the water will drain into the second pot
              and the wood would be protected.

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