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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
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      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.
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