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Blog series by Mark Wilson updated 10-06-2018 08:38 AM 2 parts 1216 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: Try #2 Becomes someThing Else

10-04-2018 11:37 PM by Mark Wilson | 7 comments »

MUST you call attention to yourownbadself? I must, indeed. Besides which, you’re not even supposed to be here. I EARNED this day off. You just stay out of it, Smartypants, whilst I share with my Beloved Buddies a little photo essay. Something might be learned from this. I began with another of the Jacaranda logs. I de-barked it, first. It’s much less messy this way. Those tenons you see are depth gauges for the initial cuts. The one on the left is to become a foot for...

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Part 2: I Tried Again

10-06-2018 08:38 AM by Mark Wilson | 7 comments »

I tried it again. I thought I was doing much better this time. In point of fact, an important thing I learned from yesterday was that the wood I’m using is pretty fragile at the points where the spur- and live-center make contact, being all angular and whatnot – the centers are placing pressure through the cylindrical piece like an earthquake fault shearing across its opposing face. Knowing this going in, I took measures to prevent the two faces of the fault from slipping entirely...

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