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  1. Thread Count

    I like the new thread count numbering!
  2. Someone In Oregon Has A Birthday Today And.

    Happy B-Day Kelly
  3. Another Chair ?

    Looking forward to the pictures!
  4. Thread Count

    Well at least you are not one of the three Wit brothers- Half, Dim and Nit
  5. Our local PBS channel is showing the series "Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking". I never enjoyed the version with "Tommy Mac". I guess he was just way too different than Norm. Anyway, this series, IMO, is a little better. Looks like it is shot in the shop that was built for the previous series. The new host is Tom McLaughlin.
  6. Some Resources For Turners

    Thanks, Gene! I’ll add this to the Wednesday’s post!
  7. Still puppy potty training. Bassets are notoriously difficult to House train. In other news, final sanding of the gun rack should happen today.
  8. Reaction Icons

    Reaction icons not working
  9. Reaction Icons

    Just tried this from my phone and the reaction icons worked??
  10. Some things are easier said than done in an early '50's house
  11. They work great EXCEPT in a basement shop where the furnace is located in the same room. The fan creates enough airflow that it can suck furnace fumes DOWN the chimney. Don't ask how I know this!
  12. Saving Wood

    Here's another thought- https://woodbarter.com/threads/killing-bugs-in-your-wood.9390/
  13. Saving Wood

    Use the holes to your advantage! Turn the piece and just allow the holes to be extra added attractions!! These are NOT my turnings but an example of what can be done- http://www.healing-arts.org/edric/woodturnings-156.htm
  14. I had to sign in with my Facebook account to get logged in. I see others are having the same problem.
  15. Login, Navigation And Access Issues.

    John Morris is aware and is working on it
  16. Woodturning Club Exchange Challenge

    I Like It! That magnet is a great idea!
  17. That's pretty neat! I used a furnace blower motor mounted in the window. My shop is in the basement so I just removed the basement fold in window and replaced it with the blower and added some filters to keep the dirt/dust from clogging the motor.
  18. Arlington

    I saw this, too. Thanks for posting it here, Gene.
  19. Nice cabinet! I've been riding herd on the computer technology kids for two days- I just might sleep all weekend!
  20. @Gerald Thank You! @HandyDan Thanks! I'll be checking some flea markets for a used gouge to make one, too. @Steve Krumanaker Thank You!
  21. Another busy week here for the Patriot turners! @Ron Altier asked a question concerning the angle on the skew chisel- curved or straight? Seems most of your turners prefer the straight cutting edge. Why not head over to Ron's post and provide him with your preference- @oldwoodie Asked for our input on assembling pen kits. He is concerned about installing the pen refill in an older pen kit- He was also unsure about whether pressed in parts need to be glued in place- I know some of you have turned pens and you may be able to help him out. I have always had trouble trying to make my turning look more elegant. They always seem out of proportion or clunky. I've read about the "Golden Mean" and how it can be used to create a visually appealing product. And then there is the "Rule of Thirds". Which to use??? Here is some reference material to help make that decision (or make it more confusing). I pulled these from the Internet and have left the authors details within each- http://www.westbaywoodturners.com/tutorial/pdf_files/Woodturning_Design.pdf This link show a plane for creating a "golden section gauge"- http://www.goldennumber.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/golden-section-gauge.gif Finally a detailed video explanation of the Golden Mean and why it may not be so important. Be warned, the video is quite lengthy- While answering an email from another site, I found this marvelous turning site- http://hampstevens.com/ Mr. Stevens will graciously provide instructions on how to turn these seemingly impossible spheres. If interested, he can be contacted at- hamp@hampstevens.com @Jim from Easy Wood Tools and our friend from Easy Wood Tools posted a video introducing the Easy Wood Tools with Tracey Malady. This is a great video for those interested in getting started with Easy Wood Tools. You may have recently read that the Easy Wood Tools are now available in the UK! Our fellow turners, across the pond, will finally get to use the best turning tools on the planet! Not only are the EWT tools available in the UK but also the absolutely awesome Easy Wood Easy Chuck! It's always nice to be able to make your own turning tools instead of buying them. Mike Peace shows us how to make a beading tool and a captive ring tool in a couple of his latest videos. Safe turning
  22. A Plough Plane Reborn

    You certainly are a miracle worker!

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