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Distraction destruction

Postby selectortone » 10 Aug 2018, 11:15

Finishing up a 9" bowl on the lathe with polishing mops this morning. Looking nice with an application of carnauba wax. I had got to the final buffing stage with the finishing mop when it started hammering down with rain outside. Momentarily distracted as I looked out the window at this strange, unfamiliar wet stuff coming out of the sky, the mop snatched the bowl and flung it under the lathe where it broke into two pieces. A day's work up the Swanee. A nice piece of macrocarpa (monterey cypress) I was planning on giving to my sister-in-law at her 60th birday party tomorrow. Yes, the air went a bit blue in there...

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Re: Distraction destruction

Postby Malc2098 » 10 Aug 2018, 11:28

A bit blue?!!! Is that all?!!
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Re: Distraction destruction

Postby Andyp » 10 Aug 2018, 11:42

Sympathies. Every time I use the polishing mop on the lathe I am frightened of that happening. I have learnt to do the inside first which gives me more grip.
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Re: Distraction destruction

Postby Rod » 10 Aug 2018, 16:55

Coloured expoxy glue to make a feature of it??

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Re: Distraction destruction

Postby selectortone » 11 Aug 2018, 20:06

Rod wrote:Coloured expoxy glue to make a feature of it??

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It's a very clean break and holding the two pieces together you can hardly see the join. I'll glue it up with some medium superglue and use it at home.
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Re: Distraction destruction

Postby DaveL » 12 Aug 2018, 00:11

You are not alone in have things thrown on the floor by a mop, shame about the bowl but I would try gluing it back together.
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