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851 days ago

burl - 0 replies

I finally got nerve to cut the large burl that I found in the woods. Photos are attached. The interior is VERY solid. The grain patterns may be seen.Any suggestions for what to make from it ?Thanks,C.T. Carley

873 days ago

Carving a large burl - 1 reply

Five years ago, while bushogging one of my fields, I spotted what appeared to be a hornet’s next off in the woods. It stayed there year after year and finally last summer I decided to investigate. It wasn’t a hornets nest but rather a large burl on a small tree ( burl about 10 in. dia, and the tree 3.25 in dia). I am preparing t...

1190 days ago

Bending Cane - 0 replies

I have steam-bent wood for walking sticks with a large diameter pvc pipe and an electric teapot. No major problems. Then I decided to bend some cane. I have a couple of stands of cane in my back yard, some up to 1.25 inch diameter. I looked at a video of a Mexican bending bamboo with a propane torch and filling the cane with sand. I did this on...

1711 days ago

Center Rest - 4 replies

I have used center rests on metal lathes… there available a center rest for wood lathes ? ( for long, narrow workpieces). Thanks,C.T. Carley

1791 days ago

oak/hickory walking canes - 2 replies

My object is to make oak/hickory walking canes. First I took an old water heater and re-plumbed it to boil the water inside. Then I suspended some lengths of hickory,oak and poplar saplings. After exposure to the boiling water and steam for 20 min.or so, I took them out andl attempted to bend them. Nothing doing. They split. Can one use fresh...

2096 days ago

dovetail routing guides - 7 replies

Can anyone suggest why I have burned up (or at least broken) two router bit guides for my Rockler dovetail jig. I tried to follow the instructions carefully.Thanks,C.T.

2128 days ago

C.T. Carley - 3 replies

My old Craftsman Router (model 315.17380) is fitted with a collet that accepts 1/4 inch shaft bits. Can I obtain an adapter that will allow it to use 1/2 inch shaft bits ? Thanks,C.T.

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