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    Hollowing Mistake

    I have a few days off and wanted to get a couple things done in the garage and decided to first turn some wood that a relative brought me from oregon (Alder and Mrytle) - never turned either before. So, i put one of the pc in the chuck and turned it and hollowed it. However, because I left the foot with a rough diameter more than usual I had to turn it down last to its final diameter. So, I used the laser to determine the thickness at that depth in the vessel and it appeared to be ok with plenty of thickness. I gently trimmed away the rough part of the foot. Still there was a bump in the wood at the very bottom so I decided to sand the bump down to the final form.................Guess who didn't the thickness that he thought he had to sand that bump out??

    See Pictures 1-5

    So there went 1/2 the day - so i decided to cut up some burl and root wood I had. The pc in the pictures (6-7) shows a burl pc that someone gave me that has been sitting around I just never got around to prep'ing it. It has a chain saw cut in it so I had to cut it down the middle - then just cut them round and set them to the side.......they are totally dried out but should make a interesting pc. Ill probably try one of them today and post pic
    this evening.................................
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    I'm guess that was a little exciting when it let go?

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    Bummer Dan. I learned a long time ago to measure, measure, and measure some more. Did the same thing a couple of times. Really is a bummer when I spent a half a day get things just right to have the happen.
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    Ouch that hurt to see it. We live and learn.
    cheers

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    Sorry Dan!

    Looked promising!
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    I wish I could say that has never happened to me, or even only once......
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    Today was better this one did not bust up on me.............see pictures below..............

    I was only turning at 250rpm for sanding when the other one came apart.............this one i made sure I did the tenon right and sanded so far to 400 grit....................
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    Lessons for us newbs to learn by! I do that on bowls sometimes
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    Dan, that looks like a typical day of turning for me lately. Went through the bottom of one bowl and two others went flying after catches on the inside wall. I'm going back to turning pens and bottle stoppers, maybe I can do those right.

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    [/QUOTE]I'm going back to turning pens and bottle stoppers, maybe I can do those right.[/QUOTE]
    I know the feeling Chuck...my learning curve took a U-turn at Albuquerque
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