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Shop Journal #5: At the lathe

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Blog entry by Brian Havens posted 11-23-2011 08:46 PM 1750 reads 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I managed to squeeze in a workshop update before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy!

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com



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amagineer

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 10:47 PM

Thanks Brian for the informative video. I don’t have a good lathe like yours, but it’s enough to get by. We had a Noreaster storm last month and it took a lot of trees down. I found a black birch with spalted burls. I will try to turn some into bowls like you have. I will have to seal the wood until I recover from surgery and hopefullly get back to turning next year. Any recommendations on what to seal the wood with?
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Tim Dahn

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 10:52 PM

As usual a pleasure to watch Brian, Thanks! I never thought of using a sharpie in this application.

Great looking bowls too, the apple wood looks amazing.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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Andy123

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 11:40 PM

I like the video and the camera work.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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nobuckle

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 11:52 PM

Awesome little Christmas projects. I’ll try to get some made for this Christmas but we’ll see how it goes. Thanks for the post.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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cdbridge39

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#5 posted 11-24-2011 01:06 AM

Great video and nice shop, good job !!! I also like to turn ornaments on the lathe.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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Brian Havens

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#6 posted 11-24-2011 02:25 AM

amagineer: I use anchor seal or any equivalent. I know you said you just had surgery, but if you have someone who can do some initial cuts into the logs, you will have a better chance of it not cracking. I touch on this subject in my “Turning Urban Lumber” video.

brian (GarageWoodworks): uhh.. I knew I was forgetting somethng…. Now where did I put that declaimer; it must me around here somewhere.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com

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TheDane

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#7 posted 11-24-2011 02:49 AM

Brian—Very interesting … nicely done.

My grandsons will be here Thanksgiving weekend, and I have a couple of pretty good-sized sticks of poplar … this may be a fun project with them.

Thanks!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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TheDane

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#8 posted 11-24-2011 02:51 AM

Brian (GarageWoodworks)—Be careful … turning is ADDICTIVE!

My wife has been telling people that I have a new mistress and her name is Delta.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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woodtickgreg

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#9 posted 11-24-2011 05:29 AM

maybe I missed it, did you give the link or source for the carbide inserts? I like your bowls, very creative.

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

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TheDane

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#10 posted 11-24-2011 04:28 PM

woodtick—This is it: http://www.carbidedepot.com/wood-turning.htm

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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woodtickgreg

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#11 posted 11-24-2011 05:35 PM

thanks to the dane for the link, I see round cutters which I need but would also like some square cutters. cand seem to find them.

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

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Brian Havens

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#12 posted 11-24-2011 05:49 PM

Yes, those are the cutters.

I have not done as much with square cutters since I have been using round carbide mostly for hollowing. It seems, though, that the square bits are less an issue since they are flat on top and could be easily honed on a diamond stone. But like I said, I have not played with them too much.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all!

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com

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AZMac

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#13 posted 11-24-2011 06:51 PM

Thanks Brian for the video.

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woodtickgreg

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#14 posted 11-24-2011 08:13 PM

thanks brian.

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

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David

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#15 posted 11-25-2011 05:32 AM

brian there is a white marker they use on metal. should be able to get from a welding service, or do i like i did and made a body shop that we used for ALL our wrecks to get mine off the supply truck when they came by. don’t know if they work on wood. great video. Iwas over about 25 simi’s and 40 pickups at the time. nearly all dirt roads they stayed on and the company only hired blacktop drivers.

-- David, Center,Texas

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