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    Hot melt Glue

    Has anyone have positive comments on the use of Hot melt glue for face plate turning. Does it have the holding ability? Here's a video of using the hot melt glue....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuTszwzZ5Qw.

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    John, I don't trust it. But that doesn't mean it isn't used by a lot of turners. I prefer Elmer's Wood Glue and turn it tomorrow after being clamped up for overnight. I have enough headaches without getting bonked on the head from flying turnings!!
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    I have a friend that uses it rountinely for his bowl and platter turnings.
    I have used successfully and unsuccessfully. Do not try on punky wood.
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    I think the same as Jonathan... I prefer a wood glue.. clamped overnight.

    I've never tried the hot melt, not sure I ever will.
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    Hot melt glue

    Me an hot melt glue don't get along so good,like said I glue it with titebond or epoxy and turn it later.Not to get off the subject,but my concern was his using a roughing gouge not a good idea on bowls.

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    I won't use it. I lost a couple of pieces and I now use Titebond II. I let it dry overnight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Ward View Post
    ...my concern was his using a roughing gouge not a good idea on bowls.
    I saw that too, and agree it's not a good idea. At least he didn't try to hollow out the bowl with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Ward View Post
    Not to get off the subject,but my concern was his using a roughing gouge not a good idea on bowls.
    Roughing gouge on the outer rim of the bowl problem? Why?

    What would you suggest using? Why?

    Why did he tip his chisel down, why not lower the tool rest so the tool goes in horizontal?

    What practices did you like and not like and why?

    Hey, I'm trying to learn too!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Roughing gouge on the outer rim of the bowl problem? Why?
    I use my spindle gouge on bowls all the time. I use em when I am turning across the grain the same as spindles. For end grain I use the bowl gouge and usualy finish with a scraper.
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    Hot melt glue

    Jonathan,The reason its a bad adea is that you can get a BIG catch real easy with a roughing gouge and with that short handle it can be be snatched out of your hand and end up in a place you would not be happy with,namely your face.I use a bowl gouge for roughing the blank if its a big one,12" an up.on the small ones I usually use my Ci1.Its just way to dangerous.

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