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Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners December 6, 2017

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Great News! We have gone over our goal for the Gold Star Family Christmas Drive! If you haven't already donated, don't let the fact that we reached our goal stop you. 9 Days left to do what your heart tells you. More donations equals more presents for two little kids!

 

Just a friendly reminder, please continue to add tags to any new post you start. It makes searches more accurate for anyone wishing to find information. I have reviewed all of the topics here in the Turner's Forum and added tags where they were missing. If you feel I modified one of your topics incorrectly, please let me know so I can make the corrections.

 

Tomorrow is December 7th. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. If you were in the Navy and sailed into Ford Island you will never forget passing the monument of the USS Arizona. Rest in Peace brothers. Fair winds and following seas.

 

 

@Steve Krumanaker posted images of a vessel he turned. Their club and a demonstration by Cindy Drozda and Steve must have been her star pupil! Beautiful turning, Steve!

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Check out his post and the discussion that followed-

 

 

@Ron Altier turned an awesome ornament from acrylic and wood.

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Ron posted about the difficulty he had with the acrylic. Checkout his post and see the discussion and maybe you can provide him with some suggestions-

 

 

@HandyDan really makes Christmas special for kids stuck in the hospital over the holidays. Here's what he makes for them. 

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Dan describes his gifts here-

Dan, you certainly are going to be on Santa's "nice" list.

 

 

@Gerald is all prepped for a demonstration/sales. Here is a sample of some of the things he will be turning and selling at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum

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Here's his post- 

 

 

@Jim from Easy Wood Tools let us know about a contest Easy Wood Tools is having. They need your help decorating this year's Christmas tree!

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There's a little more about it here-

 

 

If you need an idea for an ornament, here's a video on turning an acorn with a surprise inside-

 

 

 

@HandyDan alerted us to a contest from Nova. They are giving away some awesome Christmas presents. If you have a Facebook account, head over to-

https://www.teknatool.com/12-days-christmas-facebook-giveaways/

 

 

 

Bessey Clamps is also running a Christmas Give-a-way on Facebook

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Here's the link to their Facebook page-

https://www.facebook.com/BesseyToolsNorthAmerica/

 

 

I did get some lathe time in this past week, between helping put up Christmas decorations (no ladders this year :D). I needed to replace that rickety old bench I have in the shop. It was ready to collapse and beyond another repair attempt. There was some maple left over from the high chair project and there's always a little walnut lying around.  All the parts were turned on the lathe. Normally, I don't put a finish on anything I make for the shop/myself. You can see why- miserable failure. Oh well, it's just a 3 legged stool.

Out with old and in with the new-

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Safe turning

 

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Nice job Lew, I will have to check out that Bessey link as well!

 

Steve

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