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07-12-2015 10:18 PM

Ever seen one ? - 1 reply

Hello everyone !! I make natural edge tables using old sewing machine bases as the base and a slab of wood for the top. While out hunting for more bases I ran across this table/base. I’m trying to find a little history about it. Has anyone seen one like this or have any idea what it was used for ? Any thoughts would be appreciated ...

06-20-2015 11:07 PM

Clear Epoxy in turning - 3 replies

I’ve been using the table top clear epoxy that can be purchased from Lowes or Home Depot to fill in voids on some of the bowls I turn. Does anyone else use clear epoxy ? I’m trying to find another brand to use that might be a little thicker when poured. I’ve had problems in the past with the type I used running out. I’...

01-16-2015 01:19 PM

Water Based Finish - 5 replies

General Finish makes a good product called Wood Turners Finish. I’ve used it for years on all the bowls I’ve turned. Low odor and I was able to finish bowls inside the house. General Finish has decided to stop making any size of this product except for 8oz bottles. I was buying quart size due to the large number of bowls I turn. ...

06-30-2014 05:07 PM

Drum Sander Service Need !! - 1 reply

Hello !! Does anyone know of someone/or a business that does drum sanding in the East Texas area? I have several large log slices from a Maple tree that I need to get leveled. I have a small drum sander and it took forever to level one slice. I need a faster option !!

11-27-2013 02:56 PM

CA Glue and Checks - 3 replies

Hello everyone !! I need some advice ~! I do a lot of natural edge bowl turning and when I find checks or cracks I normally use CA glue, (medium viscosity) mixed with fine sawdust. This works great with darker colored woods such as Walnut. My problem is lighter colored woods such as Box Elder and Maple. After applying the CA glue to the b...

03-15-2012 02:57 PM

Where to buy wood along I-40 - 2 replies

Hi !! I will be traveling through Arizona and New Mexico the next few days along I-40. Does anyone know of a place to buy wood not to far off of the interstate ? I am looking for bowl turning blanks from wood that is locally harvested. Any help would be appreciated.

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