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smallbitz
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Drop Vessel on Flat Lap

Postby smallbitz » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:03 am

What is the best way to hold/secure a drop bowl while grinding and polishing the rim flat on a lap? I'm afraid it's going to fly out of my hands. I've put so much work into it I really don't want to end up plastering it on the wall. Sure would appreciate some suggestions.

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Re: Drop Vessel on Flat Lap

Postby The Hobbyist » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:21 am

I think I'm not the only one that tapes handles on the backside. The most difficult part is finding duct tape that won't loose its bond when wet. HIS Glassworks carries some that I use and recommend. I'll take and post pictures today.

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Re: Drop Vessel on Flat Lap

Postby Marty » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:36 pm

I've changed over to gorilla tape for handles, no failures so far.

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Re: Drop Vessel on Flat Lap

Postby smallbitz » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:47 pm

Thanks so much! I would really appreciate pics if you get a chance.

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Re: Drop Vessel on Flat Lap

Postby The Hobbyist » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:11 pm

Put one on each side.

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Re: Drop Vessel on Flat Lap

Postby smallbitz » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:44 pm

Perfect! Many thanks!


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