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Gerald

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  1. New box

    Had some scrapes left from doing pew boxes. These are curved and I burned a lot of these before I got this idea. First I sanded the corners for the mitre fit. Then the glueup. And finally the bottom cut and sanded to fit. This will be an open box, so no top.
  2. New box

    I do not think this is a problem since they no longer publish. Shop Notes #17.
  3. New box

    Yes I think it was a shopnotes plan. I though i responded yesterday forgot to submit. If interested I can check on the plan
  4. Happy Thanksgiving (November 23 - 2017)

    Turkey and all the trimmings. Full house. Happy Thanksgiving
  5. lathe tools

    For the most part I agree with a great deal of what has been said however I do have a different take on all this. 1. I do not recommend carbide tools for the beginner. They need to learn to turn with regular tools and develop skills of making cuts properly. Also carbide is more expensive than a good regular tool. 2. Sharpening is important but not in the question and if we add too much the posts on one question will go on forever and may not answer the original question so unless asked I will not go there as to methods. 3. Now to tools I recommend Thompson Tools. Yes they are more than Benjamin's Best and Harbor Freight but will hold an edge better and last longer. But is you want something cheaper go with BB and only buy what you need. 4. Start with a bowl gouge, parting tool and spindle gouge. Save the skew for after you learn tool control . I do use the skew regularly but many turners do not understand the tool and cannot use it. Also wait on the spindle roughing gouge because a good bowl gouge will do the same work . Once you get ready to buy the tools I do encourage you to ask specifically about sharpening methods and what equipment is best to use.
  6. 150+ years old table

    I agree Mahogany. But remember that walnut lightens in color with age.
  7. One More Push Drill...

    Whatever kind of border it is I think you have crossed it. That is a great job of refurbing you do on them
  8. Oldest son due in this evening so today is last shop day till Saturday. Hope to sight in new scope tomorrow.
  9. Christmas Presents

    What ? No clamps!!!
  10. Cube within a cube and maple score.

    Guess we are all going to have to visit you. I tried the cube once and it is still in the shop
  11. What i have been up to.

    Glad you are healing properly
  12. How would you cut this arc?

    Bandsaw is the alternative
  13. Have a woodturners meeting tomorrow.Working on Christmas and throw in a top every now and then. Grandpadave you got to get a heater . You may have sawdust withdrawal thru the winter. Ron my 70 hits next month and I feel more like it every day that passes.
  14. Interesting. I do not think I would like the rest for the same reason he gave I start handle down on the flattening.
  15. Hey John buck up , better times around the corner. Ron sound like that was a bang up sale. I sold 40 spin tops in 3 days plus a few other items and the club got 7 new contacts. We had a great weekend making contacts and making kids happy. But the room we were in had poor ventilation so lots of dust (from sanding on lathe) and Saturday evening I was coughing . Better now but in the future will take the dust mask.
  16. Shop workbench for my son

    Great job . Really like the half drawer like Dan said. One suggestion when you do your own drawer slides they should be made of 2 different woods as this reduces the wear cause by use.
  17. Pen and Pencils Sets Complete

    Great job. Thinking how repetitive that would be.
  18. Crotch finish

    Thanks for the comments . Been so busy with the 3 days of demo Just have not had a chance to comment
  19. Crotch finish

    Turned this bradford pear crotch a couple months ago and just got started on second turn. Just wondering opinion on best finish to display grain .
  20. A couple more boxes

    Great job on the boxes. I do not do many boxes but I do love them.
  21. JOHN looks the work begins now leveling that monster
  22. Worked the second day of Harvest Fest at the Ms Ag museum today and for me 2 good days in a row as I do not usually sell my work. I think I sold about 15 tops yesterday along with 2 flowers and maybe the same today with some other stuff . So I turned tops all day (9-2) to replenish sales. This is a new experience for me totally. This was done thru our club, Magnolia Woodturners. We also promote the club and get contact info to add to the email list.
  23. Gene Sears did sell homes. They came as a kit I think and there are still some in use today.
  24. Keep it up . Nice to see new stuff and is I missed anything last week
  25. When did you start woodworking?

    Started in 70 when we got out of college. Had loads of books so needed bookcases and a stand for the new stereo I had yearned for. Still have those bookcases in my shop. Did not get serious about it til 88 when I bought a Sears tablesaw that was on sale, still have that one to plus a shop full of tools. Stated turning in 06 and have bough 4 lathes so far.

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