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10-04-2014 09:58 PM

It has been awhile since I have posted some turnings - 32 replies

Here are the recent ones both make for friends The vase is one of my favorite woods Red Ceder. It has a test tube in it and the finish was 4 coats of Amber Shellac and 2 coats of hand wiped Poly. You can also see the powered Metal for the rings. The very top is 3 rings of Aluminum, then 3 of Copper, then 2 of Aluminum again then 1 wide ba...

08-12-2014 09:57 PM

Woodturning Design went bankrupt - 14 replies

I just saw that at another forum “It was posted on another forum, but the parent company that published Woodturning Design went bankrupt, and it won’t be published any more.” I have mine until Dec 2015 and I feel they were so dishonest because they also sent me just a week ago a renewal form. I wanted everyone to know ...

11-20-2013 01:59 AM

I would like to say thank you publicly - 6 replies

They did not want their name mentioned During Vet day and individual contacted me and donated $100 gift cert. from Penn State Ind. to help me help them. So thank you LJ for your kindness. Arlin

10-25-2013 08:46 PM

This will be a bench work along - 19 replies

I went from a 2 1/2 car garage at my old house and moved into my father in laws house to help him and he passed away last October.His garage is 1 car and with all my stuff it is very stuffed for sure. I need a work bench in the worst way, however, I did not need one to take up more floor space. So I came up with an Idea. This is the under...

10-04-2013 07:15 PM

A two tone bowl with lid - 19 replies

This is a piece of Curly Maple bottom and figured Black Walnut top with knob. And with them seperated. I forgot one other turning I made and it is a piece for Jewery. In the center the wedding rings and the outside the rest of her or his jewery Made of Marble wood Bottom Please give me your honost opinion on what you thin...

10-04-2013 06:53 PM

A new turning with color - 16 replies

I finally found my camara cord so I can download my pictures to the computer of work I have done in the past. Here is the niceist one I made yet. I call it “The Light and Dark side of the Moon” The Dark Side I glued together figured Black Walnut and Tiger Maple of equll halfs The bottom is Quilted Maple and I put food dye...

09-27-2013 06:03 PM

I did a project for a woodworker - 20 replies

About a year ago Rob Wong asked if anyone did miniture turnings and I volunteered. Well I did and had a very hard time of making an ebony turning so small. Ebony is very very chippy and even worse as you go small. and here I went through 6 ebony pen blanks and some he sent me. I finally made 2 jigs which I forgot to take picture...

09-27-2013 04:32 PM

Cherry Salad Bowl for my daughter - 28 replies

Here is a 12” x 4 1/2” with the walls 3/16” thick Cherry salad bowl that was requested by my oldest daughter. Top of bowl Bottom of bowl. This also lets you see the rings I put around the top for decoration and to help strengthen it. The finish is first to cellouse sanding sealer then 12 coats of Wipe on Poly....

09-17-2013 10:49 PM

A Few more turnings I have done. - 24 replies

Just remember I do all my turning from a chair and want to encoruage anyone who might me disabled to say’Yes I can turn too. This is a piece of curly maple. I added regular food dye of Blue and Yellow to the top and left the bottom natural. In the small bowl I painted it Gold metalflake. The next one I made for dried flower...

08-06-2013 08:01 PM

Here are alot more turnings I have done in the last 3 weeks - 21 replies

The first 2 are a spalted maple bowl and saucer that were very very punky. I use about 1oz of CA glue to start off with and as I went down I added more to keep it hardened. Next is a lidded box about 3 1/2 tall and 4” wide and made from Red Palm and White Oak Next one is another lidded box made from Chocka Viga (...

07-21-2013 11:48 PM

It has been along time between turnings and here are some old ones I just finished - 13 replies

Some of these I started over a year ago and have finally got back out in the shop to finish them and do some more. Here is the first one It is a Urn I started making for my Father in Law that passed away in October and I was just to sick to finish. It is made from wood from our 100 acres. Black walnut, Red Ceder, and Cherry on top. 4...

08-14-2012 03:00 AM

What is the woodworking shop you have always dreamed of - 147 replies

I always wanted a woodworking shop that was attached or not attached to the house. A 45” x 65’ shop would be just awesome to have. I would like it build out of 2×6s with an upstairs only 2/3 of the bottom area. With raident heating and Air Conditioning or fire burning under the floor tubing to heat the inside. It would b...

08-01-2012 04:56 AM

I just have an honest question - 47 replies

Why is it when some individuals have a poll or ask a question They really do not want an honest answer or an answer that in contrary to what they want. Then if they have an individual answer their question they do not agree with the poster gets very hostile and curses and insults anyone and everyone. To me personally either that person doe...

07-21-2012 10:22 PM

Up date from Arlin Eastman - 18 replies

I am now getting around to posting on the few forums I am apart of and I deffently do not want to miss my LJ buddies and friends. I was in and out of the hospital and then back in for 9 days. All the Drs thought I had a brain tumor and could no see what else it could be. So for the last 9 months I have been a struggle. So here is a copy of w...

07-20-2012 11:37 PM

For all my friends that were worried about me and wondering where I was - 5 replies

I was in the hospital for many weeks and the Dr’s thought they found a brain tumor and from there I had surgery and this is what I posted on the WoodNet This is what I wrote at Woodnet I am still here. I had my surgery at 6am and I am feeling pretty tird. They said it was not a tumor but a piece of Bone from the bombing I was i...

02-22-2012 08:35 PM

Loving Hands Memory Boxs and how Andy helped - 22 replies

I just wanted to show off the boxes that were made and I only did 2 of them and Andy did 3 and another guy Joe did another 2 of them Here are the pictures. Joes and Mine are the small ones in front which there are 2 of each made By the way the website is now up and running since I have been in the hospital since Dec...

10-28-2011 10:06 PM

What do you assymble you projects on - 38 replies

I was just wondering what do you assymble you projects on and if you keep it flat. I have seen several benches individuals have taken pictures of with projects on them. It seems lots of them are not flat or have some damage to them. How could someone assymble a project on a uneven surface and have anything come out square or straight. ...

10-28-2011 09:42 PM

Just turned 2 Twig/Weed Pots - 10 replies

The weed pots are made from an old red ceder post my father brought me from WI. It had lots and lots of Lead from bullets. The little one still has a small piece in the white spot. It was getting rotten in the center and that is why you see the missing wood. I added thin CA glue to hold most of it together and the finish is Tung oil added ...

10-28-2011 04:21 AM

Made a chatter tool for Wood Turning - 17 replies

Today I made a chatter tool for woodturning. I used an old cutting tool and ground off the front, than drilled a 10/32 Fine thread hold with the same size tap and die. The thin piece of metal is from a metal band strap from a cargo pallet. To get the holes into the metal strap, I chain drilled 7 holes and then used a small file ...

10-23-2011 03:45 AM

My first completed box for a couple that lost a child - 14 replies

This is the first box I have made for Loving Hands Memory Boxes. It was sent to a couple on Woodnet that needed one. I tried 9 times to make boxes out of Pine before I finally got the last one the way I wanted. It is made from Rosewood that someone gave me. I did have the middle of the lid made from a nice piece of Curly Maple, however, I ...

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