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Steve Krumanaker

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About Steve Krumanaker

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  • Birthday 08/04/1950

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  • First Name
    Steve
  • My Location
    Huntington IN
  • Gender
    Male
  • My skill level is
    Intermediate
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  • Favorite Quote
    Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge

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  1. Club demo

    Beautiful work, is it all yours? I would for our club to do something like that. Steve
  2. Just when you think things are going good, you get in a hurry, or don't get enough glue somewhere, or just get stupid, etc. etc. It happens to all of us I imagine. Sometimes you might even drop something and step on it..sigh. Just for the record, this picture really was taken in the cutting room Steve
  3. More ornaments

    Thank you Stick!
  4. More ornaments

    Thanks Dan. Something over 30, I have 9 globes turned for the next run, may do enough to make 50, not sure. It's funny, the more I do the easier they get but I'm getting burned out on them I think. Kind of a catch 22 I guess. Steve
  5. More ornaments

    A few ornaments from the latest run. There were 17 in this batch. Actually have started another 10 or so, that will probably be the last of them for this year. Steve
  6. Carbide turning tools

    I tend to use conventional tools but I do have some home made carbide tools and like Dan, a couple EWT's. The fit and finish on the Easy Wood tools are superior and they are definitely 10's. Just today I thinking about the easy finisher. I'm turning Christmas globes from segmented plywood blanks I make. The combination of the glue in the plywood and the yellow glue I use to make the blanks is death to a cutting edge. Steve
  7. Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners October 18, 2017

    I'll have to watch that Mike Peace video. I've had requests for yarn bowls but have shied away from doing one as yet. Beautiful job on that Manzanita root. Few of us can just get up in the morning and create a piece of art. The important thing is that you tried, art just doesn't happen by itself. “The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.” Steven Pressfield Steve
  8. Live near Lexington, KY?

    I would make the trip to the Indy store for sure if you were there. Actually, there is a wood working store in Ft. Wayne that sells Easy wood tools, you could make a tour!! While you were at it, plan it on the first weekend of the month and you could also demo to our turning club, might make a few converts!! Now I think about it, turning clubs are always scrambling for a demo person, might be a good marketing strategy for EWT. Steve
  9. Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners October 11, 2017

    Nice job Lew. Glenn Lucas is an amazing wood turner and artist. Steve
  10. What's your favorite Spur drive?

    It depends on what I'm doing, I have one very similar to what Dan posted for spindle work. I like working with a chuck so I use that drive to turn a tenon and then mount the piece in the chuck. Saves me removing the chuck. If I'm rough turning bowls I like to start between centers so I use a two prong(originally 4) drive for that with no chuck. Steve
  11. What's your favorite Spur drive?

    It depends on what I'm doing, I have one very similar to what Dan posted for spindle work. I like working with a chuck so I use that drive to turn a tenon and then mount the piece in the chuck. Saves me removing the chuck. If I'm rough turning bowls I like to start between centers so I use a two prong(originally 4) drive for that with no chuck. Steve
  12. Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners October 4, 2017

    Nice job without much help from the "regulars" We'll have to try harder. Steve
  13. Flaming Box Elder

    It's too bad but you are right, it does fade. Sunlight pretty much affects everything. Steve
  14. My latest effort

    I like the idea of the green rim, I haven't found a good way to add opaque color while the lathe is spinning and your way seems to have worked pretty good. Steve
  15. Big day!

    Home again, home again What an amazing week I've had. Went down to the motel lobby for coffee Monday morning and who should I meet in the hallway but our teacher for the week, Glenn Lucas? Told him I would see him later and he asked was I in his class? Told him I was and he asked could he ride with me to and from Marc Adams school. Seriously?!! Seriously?! Couldn't believe my good fortune, of course you can ride with me. Very, very personable gentleman, got to know him from a one on one perspective, how cool is that? Figure I got about 5 hours extra time with him and he didn't mind talking wood turning while commuting. The class room is amazing but I was very disheartened at how many were in the class, 17. He confided in me he felt the same way. There were two "assistants", but only one of them was a turner and he kept busy prepping wood and rounding up sandpaper, oil, supplies, etc. etc. I have to say, Glenn did an amazing job under what I would consider less than ideal circumstances. If you needed guidance you got it. His demonstrations were thorough, lighthearted, and entertaining. He answered each and every question in detail. He shared his knowledge and expertise without reservation. He loves the craft and loves promoting it. What's amazing about a guy like him is his understanding and knowledge of why the tools cut the way they do, why wood moves the way it does, why the tool rest should be here or there, why this speed, why that speed, why this gouge and not that one, etc. etc. etc. If and when I get the chance I will certainly spend time with him again, he is truly a master. Likes a good filet mignon and a margarita too. What a great week I had... Steve

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