Recycling Automotive Paint

Welcome back before I get started, turning the paint chips, just a couple of things. First of all, I finally made it through all the Christmas ornament challenge. Videos. Thank you so much and really appreciate everybody that entered Ellen and I should have a worked out, probably announce the winners, maybe this week or early next week. So again, thank you so much and if you haven't seen Tim's ways, a video I'll put a link down below in the description, you should go check it out so great job Vance and way to stick with it. Alright, a couple of things about the paint before we get started, so this is it's automotive paint, it's overspray that would build up on the racks in the factory. This came out of a Freightliner Freightliner factory here in Portland Oregon, so almost 99 % of the stuff. I have is our little teeny pieces like this - maybe three-quarters of an inch tall the to do a box like this. I maybe have five or six pieces left this size big enough to do that. So most of it is just a little stuff, so I can do you know little finials or things like that or little I'm just in little inlay pieces. So it's not. I get asked to do chess pieces all the time from the other video, but I don't don't have anything big enough other than these little guys here a couple other things I wear my respirator hood when I'm doing it and the reason I don't turn on my

My dust collector is first of all clog it up in about 30 seconds, but the other reason is, I save all the shavings and then I cast them in aluminum to make other things like: pin, pin blanks and things like that. So that's why I don't use that my dust collector has a great over the front of it, so clog up almost instantly, but you need to wear something it's the fumes from it. I wet sand. So I don't have to really really worry about that, but just turning it there's an odor. You know that it releases and it's I'm sure it's not good. So keep that in mind. If you have any so I sold some over the weekend to someone Turner. So I will just keep that in mind guys when you're turning it. So it's I've only turned a little bit of acrylic and the stuff.

I'Ve turned isn't like this: it doesn't. This stuff tends to chip. I turn it from from the face going in, try and go slow. I don't try, don't heat it up. It gets a little mushy. If you, you know, try and write your bevel or something on it. So I will give you some, hopefully give you some tips and don't be afraid to if you can't quite get the shape you're, you know with the chisel, it stands with hundred grit and it sounds actually pretty fast. So if you want to want to do some, some shapes with it, in fact, like all the jewelry pieces I have up on Etsy, it would just say it Robin just sanded it with hundred grit to shape it and do things like that. So it sounds pretty fast with hundred grit, but just keep that in mind the fumes. Alright, let's go ahead and get started and all I will. I have a little bit of footage from the box. I put that up on Facebook and everybody seemed to like it had already sold, so I will I'll try and get a couple more up pieces and I'll get some more boxes up on Etsy with the painting layin in them. But that's, I think, that's about it. Let'S go ahead and get started. The wood shop is sponsored by robust length, easy wood tools and chef work. It'S okay! I just glued it onto a waste block here with hot glue and that's what I always do to turn it. So here are the two tools that I'm almost always used to turn. It is either round carbide cutter or a very fine spindle gouge, this one, the cutting edge on it is right there. It'S maybe eighth of an inch, and this is the one from Cindy draws to its. You don't want to use your regular spindle gouge or like a bowl gouge or something where the bevel goes all the way down. If you get it hot it'll start to get a little gushy, so you don't want to don't want to heat it up. I usually, if I'm cutting with this one, take a few passes with it and just let us let it spin for a minute and cool down and then keep going at it. You don't want to don't want to heat it up so, and you always want to turn right into the end of the headstock faceplate, like that. You don't want to come out here because the layers, if it catches one of those it'll peel it back so everyone's will come around to do some little thing and then ruin a piece, but it's for most part. I try and stay stay going in. So I'm just going to go ahead and try and shape it. They give it its basic little shape, I'm just going to make a little dome something I can insert into a box on this one and then we'll make a finial with the next one. But I'll show you how it works. I turn the lace beat up all the way to 2000 the faster it's going, the less chance of a kitchen on one of those little layers. Is you hear that little pop take a look and didn't really do anything, but that's what what happens is it'll grab a layer of it, their God and it took a big old chunk out of it. That'S what I mean. So it's kind of you start out with a piece like this and you end up with a much smaller piece, but it weren't that when they come out some lower this time just a little bit all right. That looks good and just come around here, flatten that off, so I can inlay that into something just going to use the fine spindle gouge for that. Okay, I'm going to go ahead and sand. It now and I turn the lathe speed way down. I have some water here and I'm out of the out of the mesh pads, but if I had those that runs run through those two, but the the ultra gloss seems to be working pretty well, so I just just wet sand it, so it doesn't get too Hot a lot of times too, if you're trying to do something little delicate on them, it's probably easier to sand it. If you just do it with a hundred grit, it will eat away at a pretty fast.

I'M just going to finish running through the rest of the grits and I'll, be back and show you how I put the polish on just put a little dab of the crystal or ultra gloss on turn. The lathe speed down to low I've have the splatter all over the place, you'll notice to it. It takes off some of the color because it's well sand in a little bit that turning the speed up slowly, there we go and it puts a nice little shine on it. So alright, I'm going to go ahead and cut this off and I'm just going to cut off with the hands on I'm just going to use this as the an inlay for the top box lid or something okay same thing, just glued it on use the tailstock To put some pressure on until the glue set up and go ahead and start shaping the outside, we'll make this one a little more more delicate this it seems to be doing alright, but just taking nice light little cuts as you go down, try not to try. Not to force it, I'm going to go ahead and use the spindle gouge now and come in here make a little handle all right. So hopefully you can see that I just made a cove there and they made this little spot right down here so that I can sink that into the top of a box or something all right.

I'M going to come in just a little bit more right there and we're getting pretty close to glue. I'M just gon na I'm going to let that be and I'm going to go ahead and sand it and it will do the same thing. But I'm going to clean up some of the shavings. First, I'm just going to run through all the grits again during the Lay's bead down, then I'll be back. The wall put the polish on it I'll be able to use that for a pull on a box. You all right, I hope that helped so, if you're getting ready turn some of this just keep in mind just light light. Little cuts try not to heat it up too much and most important thing is wear some sort of respirator with it, because it is automotive paint all right. I think that is about it. If this is your first time here, I have a new project video every Friday. I hope to see you there and if you haven't done so yet, please subscribe take care. You

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