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Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners April 3, 2019

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Another lovely day here south central Pennsylvania. Maybe spring is on the way!

 

Our Patriot Turners-

Member @Bob Hodge asked us how we store our sanding supplies. Several members offered some suggestions. Please check out Bob's post and let him know what you do-

 

Bob also asked for input on a lathe purchase. Specifically, our thoughts on belt driven vs. electronic speed controls. There were several opinions offered on what to look for and why. In the thread, @Artie expanded the question to include some advice on turning tools. The consensus seemed to be that Artie consider Easy Wood Tools because of their easy to learn/use and no sharpening required. Please head over to the post and see if you can add additional information-

 

 

@Gerald added more information to his post on the Offering Plates he is prototyping. 

 

 

@Ron Altier did  repair on one of his beautiful ornaments. Judging from the picture, you would never have known it was damaged!

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Ron explains what he did in this post-

 

 

Our own @Steve Krumanaker is becoming quite the YouTube star! Here is a video he recently posted showing us a shop made "slip drive".

Please leave your comments on his YouTube channel! It takes a tremendous amount of work to produce a video like this. Show Steve you appreciate what he has done-

 

 

 

What’s Coming Up-

The Mid Atlantic Woodturning Symposium will be coming up later this year.

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lick on the above image for the link to the symposium's site and registration information.

 

 

For The Newbies-

A couple of weeks ago we posted a link to the most recent issue of the Woodworker's Journal Turning Magazine. One of the videos, by Ernie Conover, was how to drill holes on the lathe. For those who missed it, here is the video. Lots of great tips and techniques-

 

 

Here is a continuation of sharpening techniques, by Carl Jacobson. This video explains the use of additional jigs.

 

 

Remember- EASY WOOD TOOLS never need sharpening (Big Grin)!!!

 

 

Expand Your Horizons-

I turn a bowl or vase and am pleased with the results. Maybe it is a little neanderthal, but I'm learning. Tim Yoder shares the work of Ron Fleming- abilities I can only dream of-

 

 

 

New Turning Items-

Lyle Jamieson is offering a new "Jumbo Bar" for his hollowing system.

 

Here is the link to Mr. Jamieson's site and the system information-

https://lylejamieson.com/shop/

 

 

Everything Else-

Well, the rough turned locust bowl blank came out of the water/soap solution, after 3 days. No cracks, no warping. It is now resting is a paper bag/shaving environment. I turned a second blank (10" diameter, 4" tall and about 1" thick) soaked 3 days and it is also in a bag full of shavings. In about 3 weeks we will see if the experiment is a success.

 

 

Safe turning

 

 

 

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Wow!! A lot of good stuff.  Will have some videos to watch next few nights.  Thanks for the posts Lew!!

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Another packed post Lew. Have to check out that video of Steve's

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Nice job Lew! I have to say thought "star" is quite a stretch! :)

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10 hours ago, Steve Krumanaker said:

Nice job Lew! I have to say thought "star" is quite a stretch! :)

342 views as of today!  It's going viral!  :TwoThumbsUp:

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nice job Lew...  thanks.

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@Woodbutcherbynight Thank You!

 

@Gerald Thanks! Steve's video is really great!

 

@HandyDan Thank You!

 

@Steve Krumanaker Thanks! And, thank you for posting your video!

 

@Jim from Easy Wood Tools Thank You!

 

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Ron Fleming is a genius!  If you haven't watched that video, it is excellent!  Thanks @lew

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1 hour ago, Jim from Easy Wood Tools said:

Ron Fleming is a genius!  If you haven't watched that video, it is excellent!  Thanks @lew

Thank, Jim! I was amazed at his visions.

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