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|725 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
|747 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...
|1065 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...
|1586 days ago||
Center Rest - 4 replies
I have used center rests on metal lathes…...is there available a center rest for wood lathes ? ( for long, narrow workpieces). Thanks,C.T. Carley
|1666 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...
|1971 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.
|2003 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.