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193 days ago

In search of large Maple blanks for dough bowls - 3 replies

Howdy folks. I’m in search of some Maple large enough to make dough bowls. Preferably Ambrosia or curly Maple or anything with some nice figure. The bowls I’m wanting to make range between 15-22” long, 8-14” wide and 4-5” tall. I’m asking if anyone has something this size laying around that wouldn’t mind...

200 days ago

Finishing is not my strong suit - 21 replies

I need help ladies and gentleman. As the title states “finishing is not my strong suit.” In fact, I’m terrible at it. I have been known to combine several different finishes to achieve one finish for one bowl not really even knowing the purpose of one particular finish. Some turn out ok and others, well, not so much. My bowls r...

241 days ago

Got Spruce? - 5 replies

What’s up jocks, I’m looking for some spruce lumber if anyone has some for sale or knows of a good source for some. I plan on building a guitar. Trying to figure out if I’m a luthier or not. So far I know that I’m NOT a mechanic, tennis pro, dish washer, concrete man or trust fund baby….. among other things. I may j...

250 days ago

Question about pecan logs - 20 replies

What’s up jocks! I scored some pretty hefty pecan logs and am planning on having them cut into slabs to make tables and what not. I’m going to have them milled pretty thick and the only thing I’m a little bit worried about is the drying process. I don’t on a kiln nor do I have access to one so I’ll be air drying the...

275 days ago

Is it just me? - 4 replies

What’s up LJ’s, is it just me or has the price of wood, particularly bowl blanks gone out of the roof? I took a break for a while and am getting back in the swing of things and I am shocked at some of the prices I am seeing blanks go for. Did I miss the boat? Did everybody else get rich off there woodwork while I was out and becom...

1244 days ago

Identifying Heart Pine? - 4 replies

Hello folks, I recently recieved a coupla boards from a friends mothers estate and am wondering if it is heart pine. The house they came from is around 100 years old. Sorry, I don’t have any pics of it right now, but I’ll try to post some on this thread soon. What are some characteristics I could look for to determine if this is &...

1261 days ago

Which set would you get? - 3 replies

Just curious. If money was no object, and you wanted/needed a new set of gouges, what brand would you choose. I personally would be torn between Two Cherries and Pfeil, leaning more towards the Two Cherries. Or would you piece together a set of old, used but in good shape, vintage gouges, such as S.J. or J.B. Addis, Henry Taylor, Buck Bros, o...

1264 days ago

What kinda wood should I use? - 9 replies

Hey folks, I am in need of a wood mallet to use while hand carving with chisels and gouges. I plan on doing a few “markets” this year and I would like to be working on something while I’m sitting around trying to make a sell. I will be hand carving bowls. I would like to “turn” a mallet on the lathe to assist me...

1269 days ago

"Hey Zeke, stop being curious and get back to making something in the workshop. :)" - 25 replies

Well I just got back from the ER after taking SOMEONE’S advice to get back to the shop and make something. I won’t say who gave me this advice, but his initials are RANCE,haha. I was working on a bowl when my vintage S.J. Addis gouge attacked me resulting in stitches in my left thumb and index finger. Rance I’ll be needing a...

1269 days ago

Just curious - 27 replies

I was just wondering why I can’t double space after ending a sentance on here. <See what I mean. I tried to double space between all three of these sentances but it took one of my spaces away from me. Thanks, Zeke

1279 days ago

How to veneer a guitar pickguard? - 6 replies

Hey folks, I got a new bass recently and am wanting to make it, well, more my own, more unique. I was looking at changing the pickguard from the plain (boring) white one to maybe a perloid or tortoise shell one, but I can’t find any aftermarket pickguards for this bass. I’m sure I could have one made but that would cost more than ...

1280 days ago

I need some ebony - 18 replies

Hello all, I have a project I am about to get started on and I need about five pieces of scrap ebony around five inches long and one inch square. Does anybody have any solid black ebony scraps laying around that you don’t see yourself using? Thanks, Zeke

1350 days ago

Calling all wood turners!!!!! - 5 replies

Hey everybody, I have been talked into trying to sell some of my bowls at our local “Green Market” next weekend and have a question for you. I have a fairly decent amount of “inventory” but I also have a couple of, “still wet”, blanks that I would love to turn and have at the market. My question is, can I tu...

1356 days ago

Finishing querstion. - 5 replies

Hey everybody, I just got a quick question for all you masters of finish application. Can I use a spray on shellac over a coat of boiled linseed oil? Thanks, Zeke

1357 days ago

Finish on a natural edge burl question. - 6 replies

Hey folks, I have got several different burl blanks (Red Malle, Brown Malle & Maple burl) that I am fixing to start carving bowls out of. They all have the pointy, sharp, natural texture, for lack of a better name. I will be leaving this on them. The two Malle burls will be all natural on the outside and the Maple will have the natural edg...

1360 days ago

Can anybody help? Any suggestions? - 3 replies

Hey everybody, I need a little help here locating some things. I recently turned a key chain for my girlfriend and well, it just looks unfinished and not very professionally made. (i’m no professional, so that could be part of it). The one I made is just a simple piece of spalted maple turned into a solid cylinder shape about two inc...

1364 days ago

Shop song of the day, 10/29/10 - 4 replies

North Mississippi Allstars, Moonshine.

1366 days ago

Shop song of the day, 10/27/10 - 1 reply

Widespread Panic, Travelin Light. Travelin light was written by JJ Cale. This version is distortion heavy. Not sure why. It doesn’t sound like that on the dvd. Still good though.

1368 days ago

Shop song of the day, 10/25/10 - 1 reply

J.J. Cale, Crazy Mama. I know I’m late today, but hey better late than never, huh.

1370 days ago

Shop song of the day, 10/23/10 - 1 reply

Oak Ridge Boys performing The White Stripes tune “Seven Nation Army. I put the original version in here as well, so you can take your pick..

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