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10-24-2016 07:07 PM

End Checkig,Sealing & Mold - 3 replies

As wood turners we stress end sealing blanks cut from logs and I always advocate cut away anything not going to turn. Well end sealing is not a set it and forget it proposition as see end checking on one end of the blank where my paraffin wax came off in my photos. I live in an area where mold growth is prevalent and merely end s...

07-03-2016 07:03 PM

My Thoughts on Sanding - 4 replies

Goal for every woodturner to aim for is off the tool finish! Most professional & non-professional woodworkers hate sanding! Only reasons to sand is remove imperfections and prepare surface for finish. In reality many of us woodturner sand to excess! We spend more time sanding than necessary! Once imperfections like tool marks, ridges, e...

05-09-2016 08:52 PM

Big Ugly Tools - 7 replies

Never been a big fan of the big ugly tool but learned a thing or two over at Wood Central watching this video. Reed Gray aka Robo Hippy & Fred Uggla put on an outstanding presentation. Reason for posting folks might enjoy this tool more than making or buying carbide tools. Since never use the tool videos will show how and what tool can do!...

10-04-2015 12:22 PM

GLOFORGE - 2 replies

Learned about this over at IAP, and watched learn more VIDEO & you tube videos as well as reading info at the site. Penturners looking at engraving possibilities for their pens. Would anyone here have any interest or use this machine?

09-05-2015 07:22 PM

Nice Video - 3 replies

New video from Lyle

06-23-2015 08:39 PM

Bowl Gouges - 3 replies

When looking at bowl gouges in a catalog or online will see deep/super fluted, U & V shapes. Something new is the word parabolic but looking around the internet both U & V shapes qualify. Other than one catalog and folks talking about the merits of parabolic shape bowl gouges have no clue. Freely admit not the sharpest tool in the sh...

03-19-2015 11:09 AM

Not afraid to fail! - 4 replies

As a wood turner never fear things going south there is always another day and piece of wood. The shape or form of these two hollow forms not really what I wanted. “Mistakes I made,” on both pieces not rough turned to uniform thickness, cutting through the side on one! Might add improper drying reason for those cracks & checks...

03-13-2015 11:23 AM

Capt. Eddie Is Back - 4 replies

09-02-2014 10:03 AM

Carbide Tool History - 1 reply

Did not want to post this in Carbide-cutter-scraper thread think we beat that to death. Even machinist get confused by all the carbide inserts on the market today. So buying from vendors that cater to what they need ad make rules! Back in the sixties Gerry Glaser and Peter Chile were setting the turning world on fire with HSS tools and diff...

08-23-2014 06:56 PM

Good Polychromatic Example - 3 replies

The other day talked about polychromatic wood turnings, here is a fine example. Not first time seen something like this, not sure could do it!

06-22-2014 09:24 PM

Door Stops - 2 replies

If you are looking for a fast simple project door stops might be the ticket. You turn two at a time, saw in half sand and finish and you are done.

04-18-2014 04:29 PM

Anatomy of a Bowl - 4 replies

I am self taught wood turner and learn a lot from books, videos, lectures. One thing have learned is people have different words to describe the same thing whether bowl or spindle turning. Not sure where pick up a bowl is like a composition with a beginning, body and ending that has served me well organizing my thoughts before and while turn...

02-17-2014 10:10 PM

Russian stackable dolls - 6 replies

Russian turning tools in action, use of hook tool and different kind of skew. Did not see stopping lathe for damage assestment or measurements. Scroll down for video:

02-08-2014 02:40 PM

Nice to Know - 1 reply

I have no life found this morning searching the web for something else. Might be nice to know info for people starting out.

01-15-2014 10:37 PM

Good Read - 4 replies

If you are thinking about getting into turning, have a look at this book. Might want to add it to your favorites or document file so can refer back to it as needed. I have his first book bought many years ago. Ernie uses Nova lathes in his classes, not sure what models today. ...

01-03-2014 05:49 PM

New Inexpensive Chucks - 2 replies

Looking at my new Grizzly catalog found these chuck which have not seen before. New 4 ½” & 5 ½” chucks Not liking having to buy an adapter for the 5 ½: chuck to fit my lathe. Would not put this chuck on a lathe with 1” by 8 TPI spindle. Same problem with 4 ½” chuck. Plus not knowing weig...

12-31-2013 10:13 PM

Looking forward to next year holidays - 0 replies

Another year of turning ornaments is over this year was bells and birdhouses. A few candlesnuffers are fun to turn too. Bell & birdhouses of all sizes and shape eats up small spindles and can hang from a tree or attached to wreaths. Stopped gluing little birds to perches they often look nasty after a year or two and fall off. Not sure if p...

10-20-2013 11:17 AM

New to Me - 2 replies

I found this SB tool catalog this morning while not sure which tool I need right now. Have too many tools already. I do like their universal grinding system & platforms. Have been thinking about switching to CBN wheels for my bench grinder. Need a new 8” bench grinder before can do that. Information provided on tool use and cutti...

09-11-2013 07:54 PM

Flowers - 3 replies

After reading a how to article started turning wood tulips many years ago. Pretty simple procedure take a square block drill small hole in one end a larger hole in the other, cut V’s in two sides on end with larger hole, take lathe and turn a tulip. Whether cut V’s by hand or band saw removing saw tooth marks not always successful. More na...

06-30-2013 06:52 PM

Drying Hardwood - 1 reply

Here is a free reference on drying wood that you can pick and choose information you need figuring out how to dry your turning wood. Geared toward lumber industry can still pick up basic general knowledge and understanding of the process. I hope you will understand how procedures will and can vary based upon where you live and relative humi...

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