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02-09-2017 07:52 PM

Things to look at/scrutinize on PM 4224 - 4 replies

i’m going to look at a 4224 in the next few days, and wanted to poll the community to see if there are any specific things to look at with a fine eye. The unit is the original 4224 (not a ‘b’). News of this unit came through a coworker who’s neighbor needs to sell the unit for health reasons. I had planned to upgrade...

01-09-2017 04:23 AM

Seeking experienced comments on new tools - 3 replies

I’m looking to expand and upgrade my turning tools, and I’m wondering if anyone has experience with the things I’ve been looking into. The majority of my primary tools are Sorby, so that’s the starting point for improvements. Does anyone have experience or knowledge of the ‘Mahoney’ gouges (any or all)? I&...

09-23-2016 03:51 AM

Time req'd for spalting? - 4 replies

Question for the masses… Generally speaking, how long will it take for the organisms that cause spalting to take hold in a log? Everyday as I enter my place of work I pass a maple that fell in a storm this past spring. It fell in the road, and the city just pushed it aside because the lot is actually an abandoned farmyard. I expected...

10-14-2014 08:02 PM

sealing products for green lumber - 7 replies

I’m venturing into a new area of woodturning – collecting my own green wood, and have a question as I begin. In the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to collect some wood from friends and family. Eventually I’ll be working this into bowls, but with the quantity and my time availability, some of this stuff will not...

01-19-2013 01:46 AM

maintaining color in purpleheart - 12 replies

I don’t often work with purpleheart, but my sister has asked me to turn a series of bottle openers and pizza cutters out of purpleheart for the people in her wedding party. In the past I did a few small pieces, and my purpleheart (very) quickly faded to brown. I got a deal on some nice figured purpleheart, and am about ready to begin t...

05-03-2012 02:02 AM

wagon hardware - 2 replies

Does anybody know of a source(s) for building a ‘radio-flyer’-like wagon? I thought I remember seeing a hardware kit last fall for building a wagon (and possibly a sled kit to replace the wheels for winter), but now that I would like to begin something for my daughter I can’t find it anywhere. Thanks in advance for the help...

11-18-2011 09:43 PM

what wax to use - 3 replies

As I’m approaching the finish line on the latest project I would like to step up my finishing techniques. I just completed stripping and refinishing a glider rocker and ottoman for my wife and soon-to-be born daughter. I applied a cherry stain with poly over the top. I like the results, but would like to finish it off with a top layer/...


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