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Remounting a Bowl?
Feb 15th, 2016 at 7:21pm
 
I have small hollow form..about 7" diameter.The outside was sanded smooth...really nice.I had trouble getting the inside smooth so I went as far as I thought I should and removed the tendon.Now I want to remount it and clean up the inside with a 80 grit gouge....It is just rough inside but I think it will clean up.

  What is the best way? glue a waste block to the bottom if the bottom is thick enough or are there better ways? I would like just being able to clean up the inside w/o gluing a waste block but am in unfamiliar territory here...Thanks for the help!!
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Re: Remounting a Bowl?
Reply #1 - Feb 15th, 2016 at 8:00pm
 
I think I would use a glue block unless the bottom is thick enough to put in a 1/8" recess.  Since you are only sanding that should be enough.  You didn't say how tall the vessel is but you might want to use a steady rest.
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Re: Remounting a Bowl?
Reply #2 - Feb 16th, 2016 at 12:09am
 
This question would gain more responses if you had a picture of the project. JMHO
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Reply #3 - Feb 16th, 2016 at 4:06am
 
The piece is approx 6" tall.Ill try to get a pic.  Thanks!
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Re: Remounting a Bowl?
Reply #4 - Feb 16th, 2016 at 7:57am
 
I am thinking that now is the time to make your 1st vacuum chuck. You can build one on the cheap if you have a shop vac.
There are plenty of you tube video's to guide you.
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Re: Remounting a Bowl?
Reply #5 - Feb 16th, 2016 at 2:35pm
 
If you use the glue option, you may want to consider hot glue as it would probably require less rework when you remove it.

However, remember it is HOT GLUE and will get soft with heat (which sanding can cause).  Please keep that in mind.... SAFETY FIRST! Thumbs Up
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Reply #6 - Feb 16th, 2016 at 6:29pm
 
Oh Lord, I love making tools,jigs etc.The vacuum chuck sounds interesting.Im sure Ive got some basic stuff to get me started....It will be a while...after I finish up this piece and some other stuff though! Thanks everybody!

I tried to post a pic.Ive got to resize my pic...I tried use Tinypic but did something wrong
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Re: Remounting a Bowl?
Reply #7 - Feb 17th, 2016 at 8:07am
 
Another option is to sand it off the lathe.  Put a sanding mandrel in a drill press and move the bowl around with your hands.  This works especially if the sand paper is larger than the pad and minimizes digging in.
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Re: Remounting a Bowl?
Reply #8 - Feb 17th, 2016 at 10:53am
 
A shop vac will not provide as much vacuum as you will need for that size of vessel I don't think.  Check out frugal vacuum systems  Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

You can make a homemade flap sander and use a drill also.  Make the flaps bigger then the opening if need be.
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Re: Remounting a Bowl?
Reply #9 - Feb 17th, 2016 at 2:56pm
 
Your biggest issue, no matter how you re-mount it will be getting it running true again. You can glue on your waste block, but you would be left with the problem of centering the form on the waste block, then cutting a tenon or recess in the waste block. You will have the same issue if you have enough thickness in the form to turn a recess - how do you hold the form properly centered to cut the recess in the bottom. A vacuum chuck will hold the form so that you can turn a recess in the bottom, but you will have the same issue, getting the form centered.You could go with something like Cole jaws or a longworth chuck, both of which are self centering, as long as the shape of the form will allow it to be held.

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Re: Remounting a Bowl?
Reply #10 - Feb 17th, 2016 at 3:18pm
 
could you make a couple of jamchucks, one for each end, and spin it between centers?  if they're shaped right they should let you support it securely, and still allow you access to nearly all of it for sanding.....
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Reply #11 - Feb 17th, 2016 at 7:47pm
 
I think I will sand it off the lathe in the drill press.It isnt that bad.I would hate to mess it up trying to get it centered and then removing the waste block.It might mess up...Thanks!
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Re: Remounting a Bowl?
Reply #12 - Feb 18th, 2016 at 9:32am
 
Mike I believe that is why many turners try to leave only a small opening so they don't have to sand but a fingers depth in. (chuckle) If we can see inside to the bottom then sanding is desired.
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Re: Remounting a Bowl?
Reply #13 - Feb 18th, 2016 at 6:47pm
 
I know what you mean Breck! Might have to use that one myself lol!
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Re: Remounting a Bowl?
Reply #14 - Feb 22nd, 2016 at 3:26pm
 
I've heard others say they used a pair of long jawed hemostats to hold sandpaper in for inside deep forms....I bought a pair i found at a surplus place.  I don't do things that "closed" so they're still hanging on my tool wall, waiting....
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