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Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners March 27 2019

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Just a reminder, Friday March 29th is Vietnam Veterans Day

 

Our Patriot Turners-

@Gerald is turning one of his beautifully colored bowls for a present. He received lots of positive comments on the project.

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Check out his post on the turning-

 

 

@RustyFN was also in the bowl turning mode! He showed us his latest beauty- a large maple bowl

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Lots of positive feedback on this one, too! Head on over to Rusty's post and let him know how much you appreciate his work-

 

 

Member @Big B posted images of a hollow form he recently turned. The wood is Camphor.

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There are more images of this spectacular piece in the gallery. Please check it out and leave your comments for Brian.

 

 

In last weeks "Wednesday's Wisdom..." @Woodbutcherbynight showed us a new gobblet he is working on-

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Check out what he said about this turning-

 

 

What’s Coming Up-

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Click on the above image for the link to the show's website and registration information.

 

 

For The Newbies-

As much as we'd like to believe that everyone of our turners use Easy Wood Carbide Tools, we know that most new turners start with a second hand set of traditional turning tools. Even us Easy Wood Tools users have a few HSS tools around! Traditional tools require sharpening (one of the disadvantages- hint, hint :D). Carl Jacobson posted a nice video on sharpening, including some jigs and tips. Notice the CBN wheel on Carl's grinder. The folks at Woodturners Wonders have some excellent prices on these wheels- 

 

https://woodturnerswonders.com/

 

 

 

Expand Your Horizons-

@Gerald gave us a heads-up on an awesome turning site. There is something there for everyone- tips, techniques, projects, tool making, jig making and more!!! Bookmark this site for future reference!!

 

http://aroundthewoods.com/

 

 

New Turning Items-

Ruth Niles has a Meat Tenderizers set. They are made of FDA food grade 304 18-8 stainless steel and are made in America. 

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More information about this set is at Ruth's site-

 

https://nilesbottlestoppers.com/product/tenderizer-set/

 

 

Everything Else-

To paraphrase "The Carpenters"- 'Rainy days and mondays always gets me to the basement shop' or something like that.

I received a few big pieces of freshly cut locust. In the past, I've tried to make a large bowl from this species but it always cracked during drying. This time I'm going to try the water/dishwashing soap method.  Started with this-

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Rough turned it to a 1" thick bowl and put it in the solution Monday afternoon. According to everything I read, I should be able to pull it out on Thursday and then move it to a paper bag full of shavings. Then wait 3 weeks to do the finish turning. 

 

The folks who gave me the locust wouldn't take any money for the wood so while I had the lathe fires up, I turned a wine bottle stopper as a gift.

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Safe turning

 

 

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Thanks for what you do Lew. Been lots going on here lately.

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@Gerald- Thank You! Looks like you have yourself a bunch of collection plate blanks ready!

 

@Woodbutcherbynight- Thanks!

 

@HandyDan- Thank You!

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@lew thanks!

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