After filling some of the cracks last night with CA, I went out and got turning on that piece of crabapple after work tonight. I found the center by finding the center of each leg of the crotch and then drew lines to intersect at the middle. Not s...
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Location: Northglenn, CO
I've started turning and found it to be addicting.
I've created (and sold) pens and bottle stoppers and have recently started working on some bowls.
I'm learning a lot as I go along and downed timber no longer looks the same to me. Someone hit me and totaled my car (I am fine) and one of the requirements for the replacement vehicle was the ability to haul some wood around - it's how I ended up with a 2008 Jeep Patriot. :)
-- Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. But properly learned, the lesson forever changes the person.
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Well, I got a load of experience, but no bowl.
The first milestone was when I launched the bowl earlier in the process. The second milestone was when I tried making the inside larger than the outside. But only on one side. All is not lost. I think I can cut the top down and it’...
After I got home from work today I headed out to the hot (over 100F) workshop to complete the outside. I started sanding and then I got the gouge out again because I figured it would be easier to smooth off the top while it was in its most stable...
A few weeks ago Michael Mode did a demo for some members of the Front Range Woodturners here in Denver. His demo was good enough that I thought I might be able to do that and I gave it a try. It was a 5 layer bowl out of some mystery wood and it t...