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922 days ago

Yet another wood id :P - 15 replies

Can you guys help me figure out what this is? There’s a pile near my apartment complex and I’m trying to figure out if I should go grab some more. Thanks,-Another wood hoarder

936 days ago

Great source of exotic burls (amboyna, rosewood, teak, gmelia and more) - 0 replies

Hello everyone, I have found a source of high quality exotic burls that I would like to share with everyone else. Recently, I have come across a supplier of extremely high quality burls and wood pieces, with a large number of species available. Some of the rarer items I have purchased include amboyna, rosewood burl, white teak burl, and gm...

958 days ago

Need help Repairing 3-step buffing finish - 1 reply

I recently attempted to finish 2 small pendants by using the 3 step buffing method. I accidentally applied caruba wax to the wheel I used for the tripoli and I didn’t realize it to the end. On top of that a bunch of the fibers from the buffing wheel came off and mixed with the wax finish…. :( Should I attempt to sand off the cur...

976 days ago

Buckeye burl - 1 reply

I have several pieces of buckeye burl that I’m itching to turn but I’m worried about how soft the wood is. I have talked to a few member who had great incite but I would like to get some more input before i do anything. I am primarily interested in stabilizing the wood and so far people have recommended CPES clear sealer, CA, and...

984 days ago

Glossy Finishing help with Wipe-On Poly - 6 replies

Hello all, I’m looking for some more help of the ever popular topic of finishing. I will be turning several burls (amboyna, maple, mallees) and I want to apply a glossy finish that will help bring out the grain similar to triferns pieces. I was leaning towards a wipe-on ploy and I was looking for some advice. What is a good brand of...

1044 days ago

HELP! Another Waterlox question - 0 replies

Hello I have several turning projects that I want to finish using Waterlox. Several of which are bowls made out of Australian burls (red mallee and coolibah) with the live edge still intact. And another is a handle for a scratch awl made from a maple burl that I dyed using Triferns method. You can see several of the pieces on my blog: htt...

1083 days ago

Help! Having to move and need to trade/find wood a good home - 5 replies

Hey, I am currently in the process of moving and sadly after hauling several planks of curly maple, birds eye maple. black walnut, mahogany, lacewood and cherry I have decided that I would rather attempt to find a good home for my materials (as limited as they may be) in the hopes of possibly trading. I have recently developed a passion for...

1085 days ago

Help finding Manzanita burl/roots for sale - 7 replies

Hello, I am attempting to find a reliable and inexpensive source of Manzanita burls/roots for sale. Does anyone have any recommendations on where I should look?

1140 days ago

Making a Nordic Knife - 4 replies

Hey, I have been playing with the idea of making a nordic fixed blade knife where I would purchase a pre-made blade and make the handle myself. I have found several suppliers in Europe but I have been unable to find any that are located within the US. I have considered just biting the bullet and paying the cost to ship the blade but I want...

1158 days ago

Making a Kirsten Kone for reverse turning hollow forms - 2 replies

Hey, I was wondering if anyone knew how to make a “Kirsten Kone,” for reverse turning hollow forms? I’ve been looking online for directions on how to make on but I havent been able to find any good sources. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Here are some images from Jim Syversteins website of what I have been able t...

1159 days ago

Help with homemade "reverse cone chuck" for hollowforms - 0 replies

I am attempting to make a reverse cone chuck to help with turning hollow forms. I was wondering if anyone could possibly give me some advice on how I can make my own without breaking the bank. Thanks,Garrett PS here is a link with an example of what i mean (Its image 19) http://www.woodworkersinstitute.com/print.asp?p=960 http://www...

1161 days ago

Figured Maple Bowl Blanks - 4 replies

Hey, I was wondering if anyone sold figured maple bowl blanks. I am looking for blanks between 8-10 inches in dia and 3-4 inches thick. Please let me know if there is anything out there! Thanks,GR

1163 days ago

Finishing Aussie Burls - 0 replies

Hey, I am trying to figure out the best way to finish an aussie burl platter that I am working on. I am normally all for trial and error but this particular piece is special and I want to get it right on the 1st try. My goal is to apply a DURABLE finish that will help bring out the grain, provide a glossy shine, and require little to no ...

1335 days ago

Hollowing tool advice - 3 replies

Hello all. After seeing the amazing work on LJ I have decided to try my hand at hollow forms. The only thing is that I have no idea which of the many available tools I should get. I have a jet mini lathe so I will most likely be doing small to medium size projects (max 8” dia) and since I am working on my masters I currently have a li...

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