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|01-18-2016 08:08 PM||
Three years ago I started teaching vets how to turn pens with the pen kits I donated to them and with help from others giving pen kits also. Early last year on of our LJs here came up with an idea to help get us out of my small (14×18) car garage which only allows me and one other person in there at a time or them and a family member. ...
|12-26-2015 04:16 AM||
Here is the first one It is a winged bowl made from Figured Black Walnut and it 11” long and 6” wide and 2.5” deep The next one is a glued up vase with the inner core of 1.5×1.5×12 black walnut then maple, cherry and last black walnut again. On the upper 1/3 I glued up 4 pieces of wood consistin...
|10-02-2015 12:50 AM||
I really miss the camaradie of the guys while being in the Military and I am really looking for some wood workers who live close to me to talk, have coffee, and even work in the shop. I live in Council Bluffs, IA about 25 miles from Omaha Nebraska. If you wish to meet Please PM me for more info to see me. Thank you very much Arlin
|09-26-2015 06:12 PM||
Need advise and help to build a saw mill - 64 replies
Most of you guys do not know me nor what I do but you can go to my home page to see. I want to make a saw mill to cut up a lot of dead trees on or big acreage. I can not afford to buy lumber for disabled vets, firefighters, law enforcement, and emt people and their families. I am also not smart enough anymore to think or how to do one or ...
|04-20-2015 05:28 PM||
I have never turned any burl nor the vets I teach. I do have a lot of black walnut on our property that I can trade and I will cut it up and ship in pieces of 12×12x6.I also have some Mulberry which is very nice yellow color heartwood but not as big as the black walnut I can send out too. Also if you have any other woods like Cherry, ...
|03-22-2015 10:36 PM||
I put it on the interview with Cricket but not very many seen it and We really could use your help in funds and even spreading the word. A fellow LJer gave me some advise on how to get more help for the Vets and their families and Active Duty I teach Wood turning to. I have always donated the Pen kits and wood to them and then 2 years ago an...
|02-25-2015 04:53 PM||
Wood Turning Questions and Answers Post - 29 replies
I do not know if there is one know for Turning but I thought it would be a great idea for new turners. Or how to or what tools to get post. So I am starting one now and hope it helps others a lot. I made a list after a year of turning of things I should have or needed when I first started turning which would have help me a lot including D...
|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||
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||
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...