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  1. Some Resources For Turners

    Thought this might be of interest for you turners. Scroll past the first image. Then, the tools are beyond the newsletter verbiage. http://admailemail.com/view/47157c1/4881dc/
  2. Our Patriot turners were really active this past week with more projects, questions and ideas! @Ron Altier's wife got him a really nice turner's smock. I'm pretty sure the other turners were jealous considering the ribbing he took. I think it will provide great protection from flying chips (or sparks)! Some of the good natured comments are at- Ron also posted a neat little "chip deflector" that he made. The simple design lends itself to virtually any tool manufacturer. Ron explains how he made this in his post- Ron was having trouble with his lathe tailstock not locking securely. Many of our members offered suggestions and ideas. Ron was able to devise a way to repair the problem. The following two threads discuss the problem and what Ron did to get it fixed- @Cliff lamented about some roadside wood treasures he managed to pickup. Unfortunately, the tree held a few unpleasant surprises. @Gene Howe sent me a link to an article by Mr. Davide Reed Smith. In this particular how-to, Mr. Smith provides detailed instructions on how to make pen turning jaws for a 4 jaw chuck. Follow this link for the complete tutorial- http://davidreedsmith.com/Articles/WoodAuxJaws/WoodAuxJaws.htm @Steve Krumanaker has made a few more of his Cryptex Boxes. Steve's combination of turning and laser engraving produces fantastic results. See Steve's post for more images and information on the engraved symbols- @Gerald posed a question about using "colorply" for handles in kit type projects (i.e. bottle openers). Several of our members offered their thoughts and ideas- Rick Turns posted his March list of YouTube woodturning videos- The Woodturning OnLine newsletter came this week. There are some interesting articles and a video from Mr. Richard Raffan on "Understanding Catches". The newsletter can be found at- http://www.woodturningonline.com/index.php Here's the video- Carl Jacobson turns a resin/burl piece in his mobile shop. Check out the Easy Wood Tools and chuck! ( @Jim from Easy Wood Tools) The EWT tools make turning resin a breeze. The curls just fly off of the piece! Safe turning
  3. The latest winter storm tracked about 75 miles east of the predicted position. We got nothin'. Sorry @Cliff. Last week we posted a site that sold threaded inserts. @HandyDan was curious about the installation. I wrote to the seller inquiring about specifics and this is his response- Hi Lewis, I send a tips sheet with the inserts but no real instructions other than to relieve just enough wood for the body and flange to fit snug and not to mix the epoxy until you are satisfied with the dry fit. The lid I make by gluing a plug on a flat piece that I turn till the plug fits, again sneaking up on the fit a bit at a time till satisfied, then mix some epoxy. I don't do videos but have a ton of photos in albums on the Facebook shop site that have cleared up a lot of questions on how I use them making out urns and Beads of Courage jars. Hope this helps, thanks for asking. Along those same lines, @Gene Howe mentioned he has seen mason jar lids used for threaded turnings. If you missed it, the entire post is here- Also, last week we posted a thread about @Steve Krumanaker's new laser engraver. Steve added another video showing the more of the laser's operation- Every Monday morning @John Morris posts the question asking what we have done and what we plan for the week. Well, one of our turners- @PostalTom was busy modifying his lathe set up for easier cleanup and use. Check out the pictures he posted and maybe you can get some ideas for your own shop! Scroll to the end of the "Monday Morning" post for Tom's pictures. Thanks for sharing this, Tom! Many of our turnings involve a glue-up of some sort. Patriot member @Gene Howe posted a link to a video featuring an ultraviolet light sensitive glue from Titebond. This might be something useful for your next segmented turning- I subscribe to the e-Tips from woodsmith. Every once in a while they post one for turners. This tip looked pretty neat as we turners usually have several tools pulled from the tool rack when turning a project. Here's the link to the video- https://cdn.woodsmith.com/etip/2018/02/lathe-tool-rack-SD.mp4 There are some turning symposiums coming up on the east coast. Easy Wood Tools will be in Atlanta for the Woodworking Shows next weekend- http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/atlanta.html. The The Mid Atlantic Woodturners Association will be in Lancaster, PA at the end of September. You can check out the details here- http://www.mawts.com/ I picked up this video from the Easy Wood Tools Twitter feed (Thanks @Jim from Easy Wood Tools). The turner uses several of the EWT tools as well as their awesome chuck. I also spied another Easy Wood Tool product that I had not seen before. The EWT Live Center. Here's the video on making a VERY large pepper grinder. And here is additional information on the Live Center- http://www.easywoodtools.com/live-center-3/ Turner Mike Peace did a video on the various texturing tools available, including some shop made versions. This video is from a live demonstration and is a little longer than most. Turner @HandyDan sent me a link to this video. There were several really neat things that caught my eye (besides the fact that OSHA wasn't there). I thought the turners hand position, with his finger under the tool rest probably gave him extra control of the tools. The brilliance of the organic colors was unexpected. And, around 4:50 of the video, the helper uses an oil can. I thought at first it was for lubbing the lathe but I think it was something to apply to the colors. Thanks, Dan! Finally, The Woodturning OnLine newsletter came. One of the articles was a tutorial in pictures for making a suspended box- The article is by Bob Hamilton. http://bobhamswwing.com/Articles/Suspended Bowl/Suspended bowl Page 1.html The entire newsletter is here- http://www.woodturningonline.com/index.php Relatives will be here, for a week, beginning next Wednesday. Not sure if I can get a few minutes to do a "Wednesday's Wisdom". Safe turning
  4. Having our first snow of the season. A little Alberta Clipper. It will probably be enough to make the grass white. We have another day or so to finish up The Patriot Woodworker Raffle for our Gold Star Family. If you haven't bought a ticket, there is still time! Also, again, a reminder that tagging your posts really helps visitors/members locate information for which they search. Tags are easy to do and only takes an extra second to complete. @Ron Altier posted a great question this week about using shavings as a method of finishing a turning. Check out the post and the ensuing discussion- Ron also posted a new Christmas ornament. It's a real beauty- The latest issue of Woodturning OnLine has lots of great information. They are featuring a project from Carl Jacobson which is very timely as winter begins in earnest. Carl makes a turned , rustic bird feeder. Great idea for our little feather friends- not so much for those pesky squirrels. There is also a PDF tutorial from Colin Spencer on turning a "pentagon" bowl. It can be seen at- https://www.woodturningonline.com/assets/turning_projects/Pentagon bowl instructions.pdf Check out the entire issue at- http://www.woodturningonline.com/index.php Rick Turns has posted his list of turning videos for the month of November. Rick has developed, undoubtedly, the most extensive listing of turning videos on YouTube. I'm not sure but I believe Tim Yoder has been sipping the spiked eggnog- Safe turning
  5. is out and it has some really good articles... the sublinks are well worth a look too... http://www.leevalley.com/en/newsletters/Woodworking/2242/newsletter.htm
  6. Happy Fall from Easy Wood Tools! Dear Patriot Woodworkers, It's that time of year, when the morning air is crisp and the familiar smell of burning leaves fills the air. It's also time for us to grab our trusty Easy Wood Tools and get back into our workshops. We are proud to help make your projects fun and easy with our finely crafted woodturning tools and accessories. DIY! This Fall and Winter, we would like to showcase your DIY projects. Whether you make a special bowl, pen, or a wooden pirate's leg, we'd love to see what you've created. If you'd like us to share your own Do-it-Yourself project, grab your smart phone and send us a video, or send a picture (or three!) showing us all the Easy Wood Tools you used to create it! We'll proudly share your skills on our social media pages. We look forward to hearing from you! Happy Turning! Sincerely, The Team at Easy Wood Tools marketing@easywoodtools.com (866) 963-0294
  7. One of my favorite all time woodworkers, Nick Offerman is coming to a town near you! Please see this link to his latest newsletter at OWS is coming to your town! My family and I are going to try our darndest to show up to this one:
  8. Link to the most recent My Vet Health newsletter https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVHA/bulletins/168b251
  9. Hey folks, the Offerman Woodshop Newsletter is live! One of my favorite woodworkers, and actors, and comedians. I did a little write up on Mr. Offerman a while back at thepatriotwoodworker.com/topic/16680-nick-offerman-and-north-bennet-street-school/ Here is the link to his latest Newsletter. Offerman Woodshop Newsletter Fall Edition
  10. For the Lee Valley enthusiast- http://www.leevalley.com/US/newsletters/Woodworking/1902/newsletter.htm
  11. Joe Zeh has released his latest newsletter. One thing I found extremely informative was his description of how to model a Sketchup drawing from a picture. Lots of other good stuff in the newsletter, too- Chiefwoodworker's Newsletter 10-7-2015.pdf You can check out his site at http://www.srww.com/ or http://www.srww.com/blog/?page_id=1406 Chiefwoodworker's Newsletter 10-7-2015.pdf
  12. Our February eLetter is live, check it out at eLetter: The Patriot Woodworker February 2015 (Win a PC 4210 Dovetailing Jig!) In this eLetter: we announced the winner of the January Raffle, we featured some cool images from our Patriot Woodworkers, we talked about our causes, and we showed off our February Raffle and much more! Please visit our eLetter and get caught up on our current events here on The Patriot Woodworker. https://www.raffleriver.com/app/rrWidget.html?id=2042'>
  13. California Sales Tax Exemption! A new law beginning on July 1, 2014 allows manufacturers and certain research and developers to obtain a partial exemption of sales and use tax on certain manufacturing and research and development equipment purchases and leases. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE   OFFERS ARE NOT VALID IN CANADA. All offers subject to change without notice.  Shipping promotions (where applicable) are valid only on standard shipping within the 48 contiguous states. Some restrictions may apply. Not valid with other offers or price discounts. Laguna Tools is not responsible for errors or omissions. Specifications subject to change. Machines may be shown with optional accessories. Offers on shipping are valid on U.S. shipping only- valid within 48 contiguous states. Please call for specific details for any reason: 800 234 1976.  © 2014 Laguna Tools, Inc. All rights reserved.

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