Playing around in the shop today, working on an idea. My son has these Nintendo figurines that is an add on for a few of his WII-U games. I’m not sure what they do and I think they are called Amiibos. My idea was to make a few pedestal that you could put the Amiibos on top in shape of the plumping pipe from the game. So I glued up some 2X material together and turn the shape on the lathe. I got in a hurry and didn’t let the glue die long enough. Well as the video shows what happen.
After epic fail number 1, I put some more 2x martial in clamps and moved on to plan B. I had this piece of Elm in the shop for a while now, it’s the same pieces I made the 10″ plate with. You may remimber it. I wanted to make another plate, this one I wanted to make a candy dish. I had a stainless steal handle that would have looked perfect with the Elm. Well on the final cleanup cut this happened. The center blew out and went flying. I cut the center to deep and I was reel lucky that the tool didn’t go into the chuck. Now that could have been bad.
After number 2, I just wanted to reflect on what happen this week. This project I did a few weeks ago. I was just trying to play with different materials. This was maple and plastic epoxy together. The bond held well even while turning it. I put this project in the window of the shop to let it the material move with the temperature change. It only took a week or so for it to do this. I think this project can be altered to still work. The plastic used had a rough side and a smooth side. The glue failed on the smooth side. I think if I roughed up the smooth side and glued the piece back together it will hold.
Well if anything I’ve learned this week is not to get in a rush, plastic may not be very good to bond to wood, and always ware your safety shield while turning.