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  1. Will be in Gadsden tomorrow night
  2. I have used a couple brands of epoxy. Right now it is RC Model epoxy and I have colored it with no problem . Have used liquid shoe polish and some transtint colors. Will have to try the Chestnut stains I use now for that.
  3. Welcome to the crew. You will fit right in from what I saw on your pics. Just ignore the donut guys , before that it was sticky buns. Hey I never got my share of those either.
  4. Watch Mary May on the Woodwrights shop at about 10:00 . There is also another video of her doing this on a flat.
  5. No woodworking as I am in NC. Yesterday my son and I were shopping for wood . Went by Ginnett in Asheville and saw some great pieces but he was looking for mahogany and me curly maple. Went to Bee Tree Hardwoods in Swananoa and boy was I in heaven. Found the mahogany 14 foot x 18 inches x 6/4 and sine he has no tools guess who gets to take it home to make shelves, For me curly maple 13.5 inches x 8 feet x 8/4 and yes there will be more platters. So when we get home along with the boxes from church pews , drawers for kitchen island , shelves , and the other little projects started in the shop will have plenty to do.
  6. Great idea
  7. Look at some of the longboats or ancient Greek war boats. Gonna have to try a paddle as my grandson is getting into water stuff now
  8. Bet removing those "wines" was really difficult. Love the key box.When you began I thought it was going to be a lockbox for outside. Maybe you could do that with a combo lock.
  9. Why do I want to measure what I cannot see?
  10. Look at the advantages you do not have to turn the saw back on when finished with the planing. My DIL has some chairs that look like that guy made them.
  11. Well there is a right and a wrong
  12. Hey that is one heck of a way to get a rest. Hope the healing goes well
  13. I am in Asheville , NC and my son wants shelves to match what looks like tigerwood. We know it is stained . Looking at maybe alder or red oak. I am familiar with oak but how dark of a stain will alder take (this looks like mahogany, maybe little lighter). And how easy will it be to get that dark color on it. Have not worked with alder before. Or is it better to just use the oak?
  14. Found the "what is it" to be very interesting.
  15. When did you get "free time " and where did you order it from?
  16. As an additional info bit to the already great info. When buffing lacquer it will burn thru easily and I have discovered that a compound and polish like Maguires will work very well as a substitute to mechanical buffing.
  17. Great post. I like the colored inserts to designate salt & pepper. I showed the bowl gouge video at the turning club Saturday and I think everyone enjoyed.
  18. That is a brilliant idea. Will positively have to make one.
  19. Clewes did not make it so we had our own turning two weeks ago. Finically got thru with the finish work. Dyed with yellow and royal blue in Chestnut stains alcohol base. Back is shellac sealed and then Watco. Rubbed out with Mcguiar's rubbing cod and polishing cod. Then Renaissance wax.
  20. You could put leveling legs or all thread on one side to adjust to flat and level. Using all thread , drill hole in 2x2 and put tee nut in hole to allow adjustment.
  21. From the album Hollow Forms

    Beads of Courage bowl dyed with Chestnut Stains with overlay of colors (royal blue, red, yellow) on pecan turning.
  22. Looks good . I do not remember what size your boring bar is but do recall being larger than my 3/4 which will only go about 12-13. My biggesdt thing with deep hollowing is taking top large of a bite and getting in trouble with that. Then there is that shelf as you hollow I tend to get too deep on side cuts before getting center of shelf out.
  23. And don't forget 5 new (old) planes.
  24. I think Gene has hit on the difference. Not sure if either has a patient on them but have never looked that close. Sometime the difference in a good brand and a mediocre is the quality or type materiel used to manufacture it, such as a proprietary steel no one else has. As far as the quality of the Carter product that remains to be seen.
  25. Looks like you need a couple extra sump pumps.

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