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Fly Fishing Rods #1: Starting my fly rod - finding materials including birch bark

09-13-2009 10:21 PM by Matt Vredenburg | 6 comments »

I am setting off to make my first fly rod (sorry, graphite not a bamboo rod – one thing at a time) with the goal of leveraging my years of woodworking by turning a unique grip. I am also making a rod for my older brother as well. I plan to make something similar to this one http://eclecticguy.com/2009/04/06/birch-bark-fly-rod-grip/ – birch bark grip with other laminated woods. My first chore is finding some birch bark and since I live in Arizona we have plenty of cactus (i.e., sa...

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Queen Anne Side Table #3: Turning the Eccentric Cabriole Legs

04-28-2010 09:42 PM by ShannonRogers | 11 comments »

This was a new technique for me and a learned a lot giving it a try. I think my neighbor’s kids may have learned some new colorful language too. Sorry kids! Come along an learn about eccentric turning and making a turned cabriole leg.

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Turning small lidded vessel

06-08-2010 06:12 AM by David Craig | 18 comments »

More homework from the woodturning school - After making a couple bowls with Mike, I have been attempting to get a little more familiar with my HF lathe at home. This time, I thought I would give turning a small lidded vessel a try. When I first made attempts to turn on the lathe (a couple of years ago), I experimented with shapes. Mostly exercises to try to understand the turning tools and what they can or cannot do. One such object I kept on the bookshelf because it looked interesting to...

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who makes a decent grinding stone?

05-04-2012 09:57 PM by DocSavage45 | 9 comments »

Have asked You LJ’s for yor opinions and they have been quite Helpful. Need to sharpen my chisels to do some turning on my new lathe. Richard Raffan suggests the white grinding stones on a bench grinder. so far so good. Go to Amazon where I usually get to see reviews before buying. Norton Premium White Bench and Pedestal Abrasive Wheel, Type 01 Straight, Aluminum Oxide, 1” Arbor, 6” Diameter x 3/4” Thickness, Grit Fine 100 (Pack of 1) which appears close to ...

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Lathe Projects #2: Natural Edge Ash Bowl #1

02-09-2011 03:52 PM by David Craig | 9 comments »

I like to tease Mike (jockmike2) that he was worried about losing a student when I moved to a scroll saw project. When I showed him the progress on my scroll saw box, he gave me a piece of Ash that he cut from his firewood. A good deal of bark was on the piece and he suggested I try my hand at a bowl with a natural edge. This is my progress so far on this project. This piece was a little rough on the side opposite the bark side. I ran a chainsaw disk mounted on the angle grinder over it to...

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Easy Wood Tool Replaceable Cutter Heads

12-04-2012 08:37 PM by McLeanVA | 7 comments »

I am a huge fan of the Easy Wood Tool series and have really enjoyed using my full size Ci1 Rougher and Ci0 Finisher on spindle and faceplate projects. I guess the only real gripe is that the EWT cutter heads (while you never need to sharpen them) cost just under $20 each. So, I did some measuring with the calipers and some good old Google legwork and found that Byrd Tool makes a cutter head that is near identical to the EWT version at a fraction of the cost ($2.80 each). I’m sure...

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The workbench #1: The first in series of nine

11-04-2009 02:18 AM by dryhter | 9 comments »

Hey everyone, Well it was just about a year ago that I started on this project, eventually I entered it in the Winter lumberjocks contest, some may remember it,it even got a few votes. While I was constructing the workbench I was shooting video and have about nine hours of video. This is the first of a series of nine.I also have a website That I will be posting future episodes to, as well as here at lumberjocks. Prior to starting the bench I checked out the www. to see what kind of videos...

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Lathe Projects #3: Natural Edge Ash Bowl #2

02-10-2011 09:30 PM by David Craig | 10 comments »

The last post left with some work to be completed on the piece before dismount. I wanted to work the edge of the bowl a little thinner and I did some aggressive stock removal on the interior and exterior edge. This left me with the bowl here. and here I did a little more work on the side to remove the somewhat boat like appearance and give it more curve. I cut the bowl off the lathe and began running through the grits of sanding. I have more trouble spots to touch up on that wil...

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Pen Turning #1: Pen Turning Basic Tools Video

11-17-2008 02:00 AM by Christina Rytter | 1 comment »

I found this video to be very informative. As a beginner turner, I can use as much instruction as I can get my hands on.

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The Maloof Library Series #1: Turning a Maloof Style Rocker front leg...

04-02-2010 04:04 PM by ScottMorrison | 0 comments »

Greetings fellow woodworkers, Here is a brief video of how to turn a front leg for a Maloof inspired rocker. Enjoy! Turning a Maloof Front Leg>

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