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Finished two bowls so far. It is a hard wood, but no harder than the
local elm. My biggest complaint is the porosity. After finishing the
top and sides I reverse chuck using a vacuum chuck. Even with the
finish on, they will barely stay on the chuck--you can hear the air
sucking right through the bottom.

I pre-finished one with precatalyzed tung oil. It seemed thoroughly
dry, so I steel wooled it and put on the finish. The vacuum pulled
un-dried tung oil from the pores through the finish. What a mess.
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On 04/24/2012 07:38 AM, G.W. Ross wrote:
Finished two bowls so far. It is a hard wood, but no harder than the
local elm. My biggest complaint is the porosity. After finishing the top
and sides I reverse chuck using a vacuum chuck. Even with the finish on,
they will barely stay on the chuck--you can hear the air sucking right
through the bottom.

I pre-finished one with precatalyzed tung oil. It seemed thoroughly dry,
so I steel wooled it and put on the finish. The vacuum pulled un-dried
tung oil from the pores through the finish. What a mess.


Looking forward to some photos. Interesting about the vacuum chuck.
How many psi are you pulling? What finish are you using over the tung oil?

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On 04/24/2012 07:38 AM, G.W. Ross wrote:
Finished two bowls so far. It is a hard wood, but no harder than the
local elm. My biggest complaint is the porosity. After finishing the top
and sides I reverse chuck using a vacuum chuck. Even with the finish on,
they will barely stay on the chuck--you can hear the air sucking right
through the bottom.

I pre-finished one with precatalyzed tung oil. It seemed thoroughly dry,
so I steel wooled it and put on the finish. The vacuum pulled un-dried
tung oil from the pores through the finish. What a mess.


Looking forward to some photos. Interesting about the vacuum chuck.
How many psi are you pulling? What finish are you using over the tung oil?

...Kevin


Sorry, posted on the wrong NG. My max is about 24 inches of HG. My
next bowl had the pores sealed with Crystallac clear grain filler. It
is a mess to sand, but it held a vacuum very well.

The first bowl was sealed with LV polymerized tung oil sealer, which I
sometimes use to bring out the colors of the wood.

My final finish is shellac/wax and buffed. This usually works very
well after overnight drying of the tung oil sealer.

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Amazing and like a sponge.
I can see your dilemma with your explanation.
john

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Finished two bowls so far. It is a hard wood, but no harder than the
local elm. My biggest complaint is the porosity. After finishing the
top and sides I reverse chuck using a vacuum chuck. Even with the
finish on, they will barely stay on the chuck--you can hear the air
sucking right through the bottom.

I pre-finished one with precatalyzed tung oil. It seemed thoroughly
dry, so I steel wooled it and put on the finish. The vacuum pulled
un-dried tung oil from the pores through the finish. What a mess.
--
G.W. Ross

Hardly a driver / Is now alive / Who
passed / On hills / At 75 / Burma-Shave





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On Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:38:47 -0400, "G.W. Ross"
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Finished two bowls so far. It is a hard wood, but no harder than the
local elm. My biggest complaint is the porosity. After finishing the
top and sides I reverse chuck using a vacuum chuck. Even with the
finish on, they will barely stay on the chuck--you can hear the air
sucking right through the bottom.

I pre-finished one with precatalyzed tung oil. It seemed thoroughly
dry, so I steel wooled it and put on the finish. The vacuum pulled
un-dried tung oil from the pores through the finish. What a mess.


OK, I won't say that I told ya so

I still have 2 huge slabs of pecan and am thinking of chainsawing it
into firewood..


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Mac Davis wrote:

OK, I won't say that I told ya so

I still have 2 huge slabs of pecan and am thinking of chainsawing it
into firewood..


How's it going down yonder, Mac?

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On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:11:02 -0500, Swingman wrote:

Mac Davis wrote:

OK, I won't say that I told ya so

I still have 2 huge slabs of pecan and am thinking of chainsawing it
into firewood..


How's it going down yonder, Mac?


Doing really well, Swing.. How ya doing?
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How's it going down yonder, Mac?


Doing really well, Swing.. How ya doing?


That's good to hear, Mac. Doing fine, and getting older by the minute up
this way (used to be by the year).

You probably get this all the time from us statesiders, but often wonder
about you guys, considering all the bad things we hear in the media.

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On Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:49:59 -0500, Swingman wrote:

Mac Davis wrote:
On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:11:02 -0500, Swingman wrote:

How's it going down yonder, Mac?


Doing really well, Swing.. How ya doing?


That's good to hear, Mac. Doing fine, and getting older by the minute up
this way (used to be by the year).

You probably get this all the time from us statesiders, but often wonder
about you guys, considering all the bad things we hear in the media.


It's all BS from the US media, at least in our part of Baja.. Safest
place that I've ever lived..

There are people dying in the "drug war" but they're police, military
and people involved with drugs.. The media wants people to think that
we have gunfights in the streets or something so they keep their
tourism dollars in the US..

We've had 3 murders in San Felipe in the 5 years we've lived here and
they've all been domestic disputes involving gringo..
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On 4/29/2012 1:45 AM, Mac Davis wrote:
On Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:49:59 -0500, wrote:

Mac wrote:
On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:11:02 -0500, wrote:

How's it going down yonder, Mac?

Doing really well, Swing.. How ya doing?


That's good to hear, Mac. Doing fine, and getting older by the minute up
this way (used to be by the year).

You probably get this all the time from us statesiders, but often wonder
about you guys, considering all the bad things we hear in the media.


It's all BS from the US media, at least in our part of Baja.. Safest
place that I've ever lived..

There are people dying in the "drug war" but they're police, military
and people involved with drugs.. The media wants people to think that
we have gunfights in the streets or something so they keep their
tourism dollars in the US..

We've had 3 murders in San Felipe in the 5 years we've lived here and
they've all been domestic disputes involving gringo..



Doesn't surprise me one bit. The daily dose of manipulation practiced on
the citizens of this country defies belief, and most seem blissfully
unaware.

Glad to hear that it's still working for you, Mac.

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