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02-04-2016 08:52 PM

Belt sander on an end grain cutting board - 14 replies

A few years ago I got some maple butcher block counter top remnants that I finally started turning into an end grain cutting board. My table saw if you call it that did not quite cut very straight and I was able to make 1 cutting board so far but as you could guess each block was a little different in thickness so I plan on using my belt sander...

11-25-2012 03:03 PM

My first handplane experience - 13 replies

Wekk here goes my foray into the world of handplaning boards. To start I do not own a power planer (cannot afford one at the moment) so at a yard sale a few months back I bought a #4 Stanley plane and it has been gathering dust ever since, that is until yesterday. I needed to make a lid for an urn I am making and had to resaw some 9/4 maple wh...

07-04-2012 01:51 PM

Gold Star Pen - 1 reply

This pen was designed by a friend on a pen turning website. it is being sent to the father of a soldier who died in Iraq and I feel this is one of the best pens I have seen in ages for it’s meaning and beauty. The kit was lazer cut but assembled and finished by Seamus as well as the Gold Lapel pin that replaced the normal adornement in t...

06-28-2012 01:37 PM

Website Redo - 4 replies

After my old host shutdown their service I completely retooled my site and found out I like this one I was able to get the name for 5 years and took about 10 hours total to get this one working and looking nice. I am working on a totally custom site through weebly as well but it is a work in progress. Hope y...

06-26-2012 01:16 PM

Box Urn Help - 1 reply

Hi all I am normally a pen turner and other small objects but I am in the process of making a walnut bos for my sister in laws remains and need to miter the corners on 6 inch walnut 3/4 thick. At first I thought my miter saw would do the trick but found it does not cut that wide of a piece. I have a cheap table saw but never had any luck cutti...

12-01-2011 06:45 PM

Check out Tahoe Turners website - 2 replies

This is an amazing site just stumble on it and this work is outstanding

01-06-2011 03:45 PM

Passing of a Legend - 1 reply

This is from my penturners forum: if this is in the wrong area please move it to a proper area. I regret to inform the pen turning world that Russ Fairfield passed away on January 4th. He was 75 years old and passed peacefully. In honor of his many years of contributions to the woodturning and particularly the penturning community and with hi...

01-05-2011 02:51 PM

Pen Swap - 0 replies

I know there are some pen turners here who are not members yet of a penturners forum but I wanted to pass this along to you all who may be interested in a pen swap withsome of our Aussie & Canadien penturners. I have done this several times and it is a PITH (pen in the hat) where turners are paired up randomly to exchange pens with each ot...

12-15-2010 11:42 PM

Benefit for a young man - 5 replies

I do not know if this is the correct place but here hoes. was established to raise money for 13 year old Cody Colley and his family to help with their expenses while Cody undergoes cancer treatment. Through generous donations by pen makers around the world, we are hoping to make a difference in young Cody’s life. Besides p...

10-03-2010 01:36 AM

Bowling Balls - 5 replies

Has anyone here ever cut a bowling ball in half. I have a couple that have at least a 2 in skin on them but a weird weight inside them. Any ideas or help

09-25-2010 03:35 PM

New Planer Purchase - 10 replies

I am hoping to get a planer soon and this is my choice. These are what i have at my local HD.1. Ryobi AP1301 $229.00 13in width2. Rigid R4330 $369.00 13in width3. Dewalt DW734 $349.00 my pick 12 1/2 in widthAlso I get a veterans discount and will be using a 20% Harbor Freight discount as well off these prices so that helps alot. Is the ext...

09-10-2010 11:40 PM

Woodworkers Source Craft & Coffee show - 1 reply

Woodworkers Source here in Arizona is putting on this and I think it is cool. I don;t know how many know about it but here it is.

09-04-2010 05:39 PM

Gloat Gloat - 9 replies

Well after going through a craigslist free listing I found a listing that seemed strange maybe not real but I went anyways. The listing said a millwork shop was giving away pretty much everything but the tools darn. What I got was this a large quantity of 8/4 African Mahogany, 8/4 Black Walnut some bloodwood and lyptus I know the pieces are not ...

09-01-2010 07:07 PM

Independent jaw lathe chuck centering - 4 replies

I bought a 4 jaw independant lathe chuck and since I have never used one is there a simple method to center anything on it? I have a good eye for centering but would like to know others views on it.Jerry

08-14-2010 08:57 PM

Chuck Gloat maybe - 1 reply

Well I was at Rockler looking for some bushings for a cigar pen and was browsing the case where the chucks are kept (I know no bushings there) but I saw a sale sign that read $4.99 for a 6 inch chuck. First thought was must be a misprint but I asked and they said nope not a misprint and Kelly (who works there) the guy I talked with said he was g...

07-06-2010 05:55 PM

Cherry Bandsaw Box - 7 replies

Ok it is not finished, well it is except for the finish which will be lacquer, but I have a question I am setting it in the sun coming through my window to age it and I hope bring out the natural color. I figure according to what i have read here in a few posts this color should come out in about a week, am I correct or dreaming? I refuse to s...

06-16-2010 05:25 PM

Deal or no Deal you tell me - 8 replies

03-11-2010 09:07 PM

Check out this impressive work - 4 replies

The creator of these items name is Toni and she just bacame a member of a website I am a member of and I wanted to show you the work she does.

03-09-2010 08:39 PM

Router Base Plate - 7 replies

Looking to purchase a universal base plate for my plunge router so I can use my PC Guides. Anyone here have a good idea or suggestion?Jerry

02-09-2010 04:23 PM

Free Software Legal - 4 replies

Don’t know much about the site it appears legal and they give away a fully activated software everyday. Just downloaded a photo editing program in case you are all interested. The kicker is you have to download it and install it that day so it can be activated not a big deal reall...

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