Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Glue failure & flying bowls

Thad
>Due to recent life experience, I have removed Gorilla Glue from my arsenal for turning supplies. I've used it with great results in the flat world o wood, and understood that it works best with moisture present so when I needed a strong glue to hold a green blank to a glueblock for reverse turning Gorilla glue seemed to make the most sense. I know I used plenty of glue, and let it dry for about 20 hours. I mounted it and trued the blank up removing all the dried glue that had expanded and began hollowing. I hit a small catch which hardly kicked back,then I hear "thwap thwap thwap thwap thwap" and the blank is wabbling for a few rotations before coming completely loose, hitting the banjo, and slamming into the wall.
As we say in rugby, "No blood, No foul!" but even though I did not get hit, I think I'm gonna save all my gorilla glue for flat work that only has the potential to drop me from a sitting position instead of a blank that can result in concusions.

Anybody else been here?

~ Thad

© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.

WOODCENTRAL, P.O. BOX 493, SPRINGTOWN, PA 18081