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  1. madonna and child

    CAn see heads only
  2. The idea of the M&T joint is that it is rigid and the glue then holds it in place . Driving it together could well lead t early failure by crushing the wood or splitting the mortise.
  3. Some interesting ideas. Seems I have seen the steady somewhere. I just do not like the idea of the steady and I guess you could say this method would not work on all bowls or turnings.
  4. First Christmas ornament this season

    I do not make a special effort to use the golden mean. Personally I think some people develop a eye for that effect and therefore do not need to measure. Sometime I hit it and sometime it is trash. Even then my personal thought is that balance and beauty is all in the eye of the beholder. I have made some things and posted to FB and some like it even tho my personal thought was that it was not that great.
  5. A little saying I read by I do not remember who " fit so that your hat will force it together" , that is a tap from your hat.
  6. Dap Rapid wood fuse

    Like Lew if I use glue block I like the paper joint. Then you would use a chisel in the joint and when forcing it apart the paper will split. This does leave a cleanup on the bottom. Method 2 is CA . The glue block should be slightly concave _( )_ . When you remove the turning a sharp rap on the joint will rupture the CA since it has no lateral strength. A very good video on this method by Lyle Jameson on You Tube. VIDEO A third method is to use hot melt glue. Use the sane prep method Lyle shows. An easy to remove is with a heat gun. Hope some of this helps. I rarely use a glue block since I prefer scroll chucks.
  7. Seems I always wind up off line or have a slant to the cut
  8. Have not tried it but have not been satisfied with using a blade. If you cut full depth you can then carve that and reinsert.
  9. I use Kaisan in my tool drawers and I saw this cutter on a overseas website.Electric Foam Cutter
  10. Nice case. What do you use to cut the foam? Been looking at some foam cutters on Banggod.com.
  11. Was CC Cleaner mentioned the other day

    I used to use CC Cleaner and several other utilities. When my hard drive died my IT guy said that most of those programs just cause more problems. He Recommended Super Anti Spyware and Malwarebytes. If you are running windows it can be set up to automatically clean and defrag so those programs are not needed. No Problems since except when I forget to runs those two programs and things slow down.
  12. What do you see?

    I see rocks with the front 3 in the second picture looking best. I do not care for the Xs on the bottom rings. Interesting concept.
  13. this is the joint on the top trim, which is the hardest one to get a fit on as the outward slope of the sides make trial and error the norm. Bottom trim is more of an easy fit because the angle is not compound. This jig makes the cross easy to place. Frame for 8 x 10 needs rabbit for photo. Will be attached with pin nails since it is going on a finished area. Then the glue up with plenty clamps. This is what they will look like with white acrylic in cross and some lacquer.
  14. The stuck drill bit hollow form

    Great job. Love the form.

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