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  1. lew

    New Turner First Project

    A couple of notes about Sassafras. I've heard some folks have a reaction to it- https://www.wood-database.com/sassafras/ https://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-allergies-and-toxicity/
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    New Turner First Project

    We are looking forward to seeing those handles! Sometimes, using a branch centered on the turning can cause some cracking problems as it dries. If you have something large enough to split and avoid the pith, it may give you a little better turning. As Jim said, copper pipe makes great ferrules! Also, depending on what you have available, large brass compression fitting sill also work but may need some shaping on the outside- depending on what you are making.
  3. lew

    Found this turners site

    Thanks
  4. lew

    blue beauty by astronaut sunita williams

    Beautiful! I had this picture hanging in my classroom for years. It kinda puts things in perspective-
  5. lew

    Repurposing A Silver Box (New PC Build)

    This is definitely gonna be the PC Mod of the century!!
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    Found this turners site

    Thanks, @Stick486, if it's OK with you, I'll use this in next week's "Wednesday's..."
  7. Finished up shoveling 3 driveways and helped with a 4th. 10" of snow from 6am until 1:30pm. Read where there was "thunder snow" just west of here. Great winter to have the snowblower die Our Patriot Turners- @HandyDan was kind enough to produce a fabulous tutorial on how he make his beautiful bullet pens. Lots of pictures and very detailed step by step instructions! Please check this one out and leave some feedback for Dan and all his hard work! @Ron Altier posted a question about drilling holes lengthwise through long pieces. Several of our members offered suggestions and ideas on various procedures. Maybe you have an idea that would help Ron. Check out his post- Ron also posted a beautiful new ornament he finished- Ron posted more about the piece here- @hawkeye10 asked our turners a question about dried wood for turning. He is considering the purchase of a bowl blank and was inquiring about how long it would take to dry. Our members provided lots of information and suggestions. The blank looked like- Check out his post- The woodturning club, which @Gerald is a member, hosted turner Jimmy Clewes. According to Gerald, it was well worth the wait! New Patriot member @doublej posted some of his woodworking projects. Not only is Joe an accomplished woodworker, he is also a very talented turner. He posted a picture of a bowl he turned- Checkout his complete post here- Woodturners and woodworkers seem to share one common characteristic. We are our own worst critics. Member @Steve Krumanaker recently posted a video where he critiques a beautiful natural edge, walnut bowl. Steve points out "flaws" that no one else would probably see. What’s Coming Up- Click on the above image for the link to more information. Looking down the road- Click on the above image for the link to more information. For The Newbies- Carl Jacobson posted a video about making a pepper grinder. What is nice about this particular grinder kit is that it doesn't require complex drilling operations. Carl demonstrates lots of lathe techniques that can be used on many other turned projects. Expand Your Horizons- In a previous "Wednesday's..." we posted a Capt. Eddie video on cutting/chasing wooden threads. Recently turner Sam Angelo posted a video which included a demonstration of wooden threads. The video is set to begin at the threading operation but you can certainly watch and enjoy the entire project New Turning Items- Our friends from Woodturners Wonders have a new respirator at a very reasonable price. More information and pricing is available at- https://woodturnerswonders.com/products/sundstrom-pro-pack-sr100-respirator-kit Everything Else- I haven't any turning time available but I did make a couple of cones to use with my new Easy Wood Tools live center. Somewhere along the way, I picked up a piece of what I think is cherry. It least that's what is smells like when it is cut. It is quite dense. Anyway, that's what these are made from- Safe turning
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    Repurposing A Silver Box (New PC Build)

    That copper detail really bumps up the cool factor!!!
  9. lew

    first show...

    Hope you have better luck than I did at my first (and only) craft show. Sold one garden dibble. I didn't run out of anything.
  10. lew

    Hello everyone!

    Now that's some beautiful work!! I especially like the turned bowl!!
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    raffle winner

    Can't wait to see the pix!!!
  12. lew

    Birthday Greetings to...

    Happy B-Day!!!
  13. The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories. There were all the regular types of stuff: spilled milk and pennies saved. But then the teacher realized, much to her dismay, that only Janie was left. "Janie, do you have a story to share?" 'Yes ma'am. My daddy told me a story about my Mommy. She was a Marine pilot in Desert Storm, and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory, and all she had was a flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife. She drank the whiskey on the way down so the bottle wouldn't break, and then her parachute landed her right in the middle of 20 Iraqi troops. She shot 15 of them with the pistol, until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife, till the blade broke, and then she killed the last Iraqi with her bare hands." ''Good Heavens,' said the horrified teacher. What did your Daddy tell you was the moral to this horrible story?" "Don't mess with Mommy when she's been drinking."
  14. Saw that on the news tonite. Not many of the Greatest Generation left.

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