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turnings #11: first hollow-form failure update - major checking!

09-06-2009 03:14 AM by Gary Fixler | 31 comments »

Just an update on this post. When I left off, it looked like this: I took a week’s hiatus – no motivation – and upon returning to the garage (last Sunday), I found this: Note it goes right to the pith, as every check I’ve seen in any log, branch, or twig in which I’ve noticed any checking does. This is why so many people remove the pith entirely from their blanks, and why pith-in end-grain turnings can be a bit of a craps shoot. Note that thi...

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'This Old Crack House' #46: The Addition part one ...

07-15-2007 11:29 PM by Dusty | 7 comments »

Selling our existing house was the only major hurtle that had to be overcome before building an addition onto “This Old Crack House”. Coincidently, I’ve held a tool-sale every January in the stain shop. I would sell excess tools. These were refurnished tools that had been replaced with a newer model. Often various manufactures would ask me to test new models and give them feedback. For the most part, they would not expect the tool back at the end of the test and the tool was ours to d...

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