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Old 03-03-2014, 03:35 PM
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1)What gauge would you suggest a newb (like myself) start out with to make a bowl? I messed around with 18 and was not giving myself any confidence.
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2) forgive me for asking but link to the Japanese guy using the ball pein
hammer and his stump?

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Brad, get a bigger hammer!


Here's a link, not sure if it's the right one....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=tQCS3KCpNJY
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Thanks for sharing intresting videos.
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1)What gauge would you suggest a newb (like myself) start out with to make a bowl? I messed around with 18 and was not giving myself any confidence.
LOL

2) forgive me for asking but link to the Japanese guy using the ball pein
hammer and his stump?

Thanks!

Brad you be better off using a proper blocking hammer it's less severe on the metal, the idea is to stretch the metal in a wide and shallow area more often... then a small and deep area
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Brad, get a bigger hammer!


Here's a link, not sure if it's the right one....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=tQCS3KCpNJY
That is the video. Funny I can't get it to work. Anybody else get it to work?

Bigger hammer sounds fun!
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That is the video. Funny I can't get it to work. Anybody else get it to work?
You may need to update your FLASH player. Ron W
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For whatever reason that video works now. I didn't change anything.
But I did get started on my BB bat hammer.
Now to find a epoxy that flows well that will fill small voids and lock it in place. Suggestions welcome.

Hammer feels nice!

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For whatever reason that video works now. I didn't change anything.
But I did get started on my BB bat hammer.
Now to find a epoxy that flows well that will fill small voids and lock it in place. Suggestions welcome.

Hammer feels nice!

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Brad round the edge off a bit on your hollow, you will get better job on your tuck
PS nice piece of wood
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Despite what the companies say about epoxies as in WEST standing for Wood Epoxy Saturated Technique, I should tell you that it hardly soaks in harder woods at all. Having used it extensively in the rebuild of an historic oak canal working boat (I put three oak trees in her!) in woods like oak it goes in maybe a millimetre if you're lucky...However..it will gap fill nicely and go in a bit further if a) it's warm, in which case don't mix too much and b) you slar it on the surface with an old credit/store card. It goes much further and you are physically forcing it into the grain. Having an excess just laying about on the surface is fine for glassy finishing but pointless for a stump. Squeeze it all in. If you have a big crack, either cut some more of the same wood to fill it or mix the epoxy with Colloidal Silica powder which makes it into a filletting/gluing substance. But if you want to keep the wood look, keep the muck from the dip work and mix it with the epoxy into what looks shockingly like peanut butter!
I wouldn't leave any epoxy on the actual surface of the stump as it will inevitably come off on your metal as you bash it and leave you with a fiddly cleaning up job.

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