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Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners April 11, 2018

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Wow! @Ron Altier, you're famous this week! Great article Lew, I like recaps, sometimes we miss some of the wonderful topics throughout the week.

 

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Nice job again Lew, thank you!

 

Steve

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