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  1. Finally got the walnut hollow form off the lathe, actually, it's been "off" the lathe several times over the past couple of weeks. Gerald had mentioned in another thread I might have problems with my laser and he was right, it was too heavy and wanted to move all over the place. Had to address that. Had some other issues and some other projects got in the way. This is my second attempt at hollowing something deep and it was probably a little too ambitious for me. Have to keep telling myself, this is a learning process and that was the main purpose for this piece. Next one will probably be smaller. Anyway, here's a pic, it's about 16" tall and about 14" major diameter. It will go in a sack to dry and then get remounted for turning off the tenon and sanding. Close to 1/4" through out, a little thicker here, a little thinner there. Still learning you see. Steve
  2. but I'm going to tell you anyway. Some days............weeks.................months....I can be pretty dumb. Usually, I'm pretty good about putting things back where they go. Once in a while though, I get into a project and tools fall where they may. Well, a few months ago I was using my collet chuck and needed the 1/4" insert. Looked in the box and it wasn't there, I thought, okay, it's probably in the side pocket of my smock, wasn't there. Sometimes, not paying attention I'll put an item in the drawer above or below where it belongs. Checked, it wasn't there. By now, I'm wracking my brain, thinking about where I may have stuck it. Looked back in the box, still wasn't there. Cleared my work bench, that's a favorite trick when I can't find something but still didn't find the collet. Started going through cabinets, drawers, bins, etc etc. Finally, after several searches over a few weeks I decided it must've fallen in shavings and I'd thrown it away. This morning, I found it. It was in the box the whole time. Never mind the simple logic that told me they were all there since there are only five collets in the set. If you look under the one tool handle you can the 1/4" opening inside the larger opening. I had put the collet where it goes, except upside down, saw the larger opening and chose to believe I'd misplaced it. doh, I could be in the movie dumb and dumber and play both roles. Steve
  3. I've got a beautiful piece of walnut on the lathe, trying to do a hollow form about 14" deep and about the same major diameter. Drilling to start hollowing this morning and when I backed out to clear chips this is what I saw. No drill bit, this is a bad thing. At this point I'm over 10" deep with this bit. Fortunately I was drilling in steps and had made a good portion of the hole larger already. What now? Couldn't reach it with anything and there are chips packed tight around it. My first thought was, no way to save this. Still, I started picking at the shavings and blowing them out until they were pretty well clear, that took about an hour. After several failed attempts with rare earth magnets, screw drivers, etc. etc. I got the idea to make a loop in a piece of tie wire and slip it over the shaft. Held the wire with a pair of vice grips and ran the lathe slow. With a little help, the wire wound tight enough I could wiggle the drill bit a little using the wire and a screw driver. After about two hours I was able to get a purchase on the bit with a pair of deep reach needle nose and worked it the rest of way out. Next time, I'll be sure to clear chips more often and make doubly sure the set screws in my extension are tight. I think it will be faster that way. Steve
  4. Howdy folks, my family and I here sitting around and throwing out names for my business restart up. For years, the last 25 years I have had the name Courtland Woodworks and I owned the url www.courtlandwoodworks.com I lost the url, and I want my business name to be the same as my url for a website showcasing my work. I have to have Courtland in the name somewhere, it's my grand dad's name. And it's my middle name. The main production of my shop is chairs, and other furniture accessories, but mainly chairs. So I am putting out a calling to you guys, can you help me with some business name ideas? Here are some we came up with, none of them sound appealing to me. courtlandcrafts.com (business name, Courtland Crafts) courtlandartsandcrafts.com (business name, Courtland Arts and Crafts) courtlandrockers.com (business name, Courtland Rockers) courtlandchairs.com (business name, Courtland Chairs) One I was partial too, but my family struck it down, was courtlandwoods.com or Courtland Woods. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated, don't be afraid to get wild, the more creativity the better! Hey, if we end up using your idea, we'll throw a one year subscription for Woodcraft Magazine your way! Thanks for any ideas folks!
  5. I've still got at least dozen of the natural edge walnut pieces to finish up. Was kind of between projects and decided to sand and finish this one. I chose this one because it looked like my cuts were decent and it wouldn't take as much sanding as some of the others. It's about 16X12X5.5. The bark is just really nice on this one I think. It was just about to big for my little photo booth. Steve
  6. Went to a wood shop in Agallala, Ne yesterday, met with the artists. Interesting guys. Here are some pictures of their projects. Can you identify the type of wood used?????
  7. Way back in Oct. I posted that I'd purchased a Delta midi lathe, the 46-460. Well finally today I gave it a test run, I was amazed at how quiet this lathe is, was turning at about 3K and couldn't really hear it run. Wheeled it out of my garage and was turning in my driveway. Only a very small project, a two piece top, but I was impressed with the machine. If Delta makes a mobility kit for this lathe I haven't found it. I wanted something that would easy to use and easy to remove. Had some scrap OSB and spare casters laying around and came up with this idea. Rube Goldbergish for sure but it seemed to work okay. I only have to move this lathe about 15 feet to use it, any more than that and I would probably put a cargo strap around the assembly, or maybe a bar clamp. They just slide on the base, the lathe is light enough it's easy for one guy to install or remove them. Steve
  8. While having to clear the "card" of a camera we bought at a yard sale a while back....they had forgot to delete 135+ pictures of a trip to Tybee Island....took a LONG time to clear them all off. All except one.... Apparently, the was a house full of older furniture. This MIGHT have had casters under them feet. So...who is going to make this one? Again, I don't carve....maybe Morris could whip one of these out....
  9. A while back, my son "picked" one of these... It is wood, highly shaped.. Might take a wee be of carving, though.. It came in two parts. He took the insides out of his old controller, and just installed them in this wood case. Even had a couple wood buttons....only one is left, now. I don't carve.....those here that do....get busy.
  10. I can't seem to find the exact American company who makes this wood plane and I would appreciate any help. The frog is stamped steel. I'll provide some pictures.
  11. Just finished another decorative platter. This one is 12" diameter and 1/8" thick. It is basically the same pattern as before but drawn a little differently and it shows a spline much better. This really is the effect I've been trying to get and I'm very happy with this one. The rose was drawn in Inscape and engraved with my little laser. The shading on the rose was done by hand and I've got a lot to learn about all that. Thanks for looking!! Steve
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  13. To be honest I'm not sure whether to call this a plate, saucer, or maybe even a dish. At any rate I'm going to start at the beginning and show the first picture again. Basically just a series of triangles from this side. There is a pattern but it's not easy to make out. Just as an aside, my wife liked it this way very much. What I didn't show you was the pattern I had drawn on the other side. This picture is after all the piecing had been done. This is the underside of the bowl. This is the inside after piercing and having some of the pattern drawn in. I didn't feel I could lay out inside and out before doing the piercing so I did the outside, pierced, then drew the pattern to match the holes. It was a LOT more difficult than I thought it would be. Visualizing the pattern was difficult even though It's my pattern and I'm very familiar with it. Also, some of my cuts weren't exactly perpendicular to the surface and that changed things enough I had to fudge here and there to make it all work out(kind of). I have to say, it's amazing to me what a difference a few simple lines can make in how something looks. In this picture the pattern is drawn and burned in. I have begun to do the grain lines and shading. I keep telling myself I need to lose weight but I don't know how I would hold things to work on them if I did When looking at some of my other pieces some have remarked that I must have a lot of patience. I have to say, it's like therapy to me. Sitting on the patio, burning for a couple hours, and having 3 or 4 glasses of wine I'm very relaxed. Much like this post, I did eventually get it done, took me the better part of three days to see if my idea would work. All in all, I'm happy with how it turned out though there are lots of little issues on the inside. It was a great learning experience and the next one will be better. Thanks for looking!! Steve
  14. Here is a little maple plate, about 9" in diameter and turned to 1/8" thick. I've done a little piercing on it. Doesn't look like much but there is a method to this madness. Not sure how it's going to turn out or even if my idea will work. May be the last picture you see of it! Steve
  15. ;Got this today from WOOD Magazine. I'm not a big fan of reclaimed wood (prefer something a little more formal) but if you're ever faced with working with it here are some techniques. Mostly what to do with those cut edges without patina. And remember: * A technique is a trick used more than once -- Georg Poyla * Onions have layers, Ogres have layers. Finish has layers, -- Shrek (well 2/3 of it) http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-how-to/finishes-finishing/finishing-reclaimed-lumber
  16. When the "WOOD" magazine forums were getting ready to shut down I understood the content was to be deleted. I stumbled across an old post of mine from 2011 the other day. Don't know if all the content is still out there but this one is for sure. Replacing a round tenon Steve
  17. A buddy of mine shared this to my FB page, and I thought I'd pass it along here, this is such wonderful artwork, and craftsmanship, I love the workings and the concept, but what really draws me to this project is the head of the horse, the art and creativity involved in the face, is just wonderful. See the dark coloring, and the eyes? Really cool.
  18. Finally got to try a deep hollow form, not real deep, about 13". First time I've tried something like this and there is lots to learn. The laser diode I was using wasn't the best choice and it wouldn't stay in one spot. Because of that and my own inexperience this piece is just too thin in a couple areas. It won't get much sanding because there is a very real possibility of sanding through. Still, for a first effort, I've got to be happy with the results. I also know there is a lot of room for improvement, especially in the form and getting a consistent thickness. Anyway, here is my first effort and a short video of the hollowing process. The base could be a little smaller and the funnel could also be smaller I think. I was surprised how difficult the big cove was to do and I can see there is room for improvement there as well. Wife says she loves it and I have to finish it but you know how they are. Thanks for looking Steve
  19. Y'all have seen this line of projects that I sell at craft shows. John talked me into posting this project in this album because $5 of every one of these "Wings" that I sell gets donated to WWP (Wounded Warriors Project). These "Wings" are approximately 19" long and are made from four different 3/8" species of wood - Walnut for the back, Cherry and Maple for the feathers and Red Oak for the insignia.

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  20. For the last few years I've wanted to do a week at one of the wood working or craft schools. There is a highly regarded school in Franklin IN. Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Glenn Lucas will be there in Sept. and I just registered to attend. Really looking forward to it. Steve
  21. One of my goals this week was to figure something out for a laser pointer for my boring bar, which I haven't used yet. My brother, who did most(all)of the fabrication on it keeps asking me when I'm going to use it. So, I'm one step closer. To be honest, when the week started I didn't know exactly how I was going to do it. This is what I came up with. The post is 3/4" black iron pipe and the pointer arm 1/2" iron pipe. The block is glued up from 5 pieces of baltic birch 3/4" plywood. The first block I made was smaller and I used big box plywood. When I tried to clamp down on the laser bar the plys separated and then it was ruined. I had always planned to do the "good one" out of baltic birch so it was no big deal. With this one I reinforced the plys with a couple 1/4" through bolts. The holder for the laser diode is a 1/2" compression by 1/2" iron pipe thread on the other end. I split the ferrule and it tightens up nicely on the diode. I got the idea from the collet handles that I make. I have a battery holder on the way and as soon as it arrives I'll be good to go, I think. The real test will come when I try hollowing. Vibration can make a pointer move off location so I'm anxious to see how this one works out. Steve
  22. I've been wanting to one of these for a couple years, ever since a youtube author named Peter Brown did one. It's a zoetrope, which is an old fashioned animation player. Hope to have a video up on it in the next couple of days. Steve
  23. Classes held at various locations around the US in wood and leather touch up and repair.
  24. Our wood turning club meeting is today and the demo is my responsibility. I am doing a Glenn Lucas project(sort of) a "traditional Irish platter". I downloaded his video on it a year ago or so. Over the last few weeks I've turned probably 10 platters while practicing, editing notes, etc. etc. Most of the ones I've turned are from plain soft maple and are nothing special. I wanted to do one out of a nice piece of wood and had a walnut platter blank just had some really nice grain in it. Moisture meter said it was ready so I went after it. This piece of wood fought me through the whole process. There were a couple areas that no matter what I tried there was still tear out. Tried sheer scraping, stiffening the fibers with finish and/or oil. Push cut, pull cut, sharpen tools, no matter, there was just tear out. Eventually, I had taken so many cuts, thickness became an issue and I couldn't follow the profile of Glenn's design. Still, after MUCH sanding it looked pretty nice I thought. It had everything, some really nice feathering from a crotch and it just glowed. I could tell it moved a little while turning but I wasn't worried. I'd left a decent raised rim on the bottom and the very center was mortised. After finishing, it just kept moving and moving. You can see it a little in this picture This picture gives a better idea just how much this piece of wood moved. It has a serious cup and I have to say "this platter rocks" LOL. I will still take it for my demo. Glenn actually talks about where to get a platter blank from a log and what can happen otherwise. This will illustrate his point nicely I think. Steve
  25. Are these some of the yo-yos you made? Steve

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