1. Provide a meeting location for woodturners...maps and directions.....
2. Share ideas regarding woodturning, including lathes, tools, turning materials, turning techniques and designing of turned objects
3. Exchange wood and other woodturning materials.
4. Inform members about activities of interest to woodturners.
5. Promote woodturning as an art form and craft.
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So here's a short video of cutting the pocket on the edge of the bottom board -
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The easiest way to get the log ready for the lathe is first put the log in the Legacy Mill to knock off the bark and kinda get it round then go to the lathe...
I had to stop and glue up some cracks was the reason I am doing two at once, let the glue dry on one while I play with the other....
and again, this is what I am shooting for. Don't matter if it will end up close or not, just doing one with some carving and maybe a name?
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As you know we had a wonderful project that spanned from October to the end of the year of 2017 that involved the Gold Star widow and her two children as assigned to our community by Operation Ward 57. You can see the project at: The Patriot Woodworkers with Op Ward 57 Adopt a Gold Star Family for the Holidays - 2017
During the project we witnessed many forms of heart felt giving, from the actual raffle ticket purchases, to the exchanging of the winnings from one member to another. Every step of the way, everyone who participated in this project performed heroically, I want to thank everyone once again for their giving, and participation in this very important annual tradition of ours. Thank you!
Sometimes, things happen in these projects that are, well, just pretty danged cool, and one of those things was the shipment I received from Patriot Woodworker @honesttjohn. The shipment contained one blanket for each member of the Merlo Family. These blankets were hand made by Mrs. Mordus, (spouse of John Mordus aka honestjohn).
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While hiding out in the basement, I had the chance to experiment with a new (for me) turning media.I wanted to try my hand at some acrylic casting/turning. During a visit to Hobby Lobby, I found some "Alumilite" brand casting resin-
Hobby Lobby has 40% off coupons which brought the price down to about $20. I've had a little experience with casting in the past. I really didn't want to have to buy molding materials for a simple turning so I stopped by the "Dollar Store" and bought a 3-pack of plastic cereal bowls-
Turned completely with Easy Wood Tools!!
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This year I made a beam compass for that once in a lifetime time they have to mark out a circle too large for the standard Scissor compass. There are many ways to do this,a string and pencil, not very accurate, a stick with a pencil taped to it and a nail driven thru,that will work. But not as good as a fancy made wooden beam compass that should last a lifetime and be handed down to a youngster who says "Whats that thing for"?
The first picture is the mock up and the rest is the build.
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The plans for the workbench is inspired from Shopsmith magazine issue 66, December 1989.
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Had a few Poplar boards sitting around, taking up space in the shop..
Not quite all the same sizes...little rough around the edges, too. Bandsaw to remove some of the excess stuff..
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hatuffej posted a post in a topic,
I built a dining table using figured cherry. After sanding I wiped on a coat of BLO and let it cure for a few days. Then I wiped on 2 or 3 coats of garnet shellac with light sanding in between. Then I wiped on 3 coats of P&L 38.
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