I got this nice chunk of Red Eucalyptus from Vaughn a while back, I have been meaning to turn it, but I had other things come up. Well, today was the day
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A nice chunk of wood for sure, I was quite excited to turn this, as Vaughn has turned so many nice hollow forms from the chunks he has, I was certainly hoping to do it justice.
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The piece was not quite square, or flat, had a tilt to it, and I wanted to use my worm screw chuck, so I used my drill press to make a flat spot on it, and drill the pilot hole for the worm screw.
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Things are going along nicely, I mount the blank and support it with the live center, and start shaping it.
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I knew there were some cracks in this piece, I guess I left it too long before I turned it, as it was below 10% moisture content, but I had hoped the cracks would turn away, well they were not......
I tried the CA glue to heal this blanks and gave it a go anyways........