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  1. Really like that assembly jig!
  2. Just my opinion, but I think it would be better to create a drain in the slab.
  3. I had to paint those "Arthur Murray" dancing footprints on the floor to remember how to get thru the shop. Serious, Here's something I made to help when working on projects so I don't need to move them as often. It's an oversized "Lazy Susan" that can be placed on the floor or on saw horses in the only open space I have in my shop. I sized it so it can spin 360° and made a pin to lock it in several locations.
  4. They will take some getting used to! Everything will seem too loud at first. My biggest problem is having to learn to listen all over again. I went so long without aids that I just started to ignore any conversation around me. Now, when someone speaks to me, I don't seem to catch the first few words but as soon as they repeat what they said, I realize I had had heard them. The other thing is trying to pick out conversation in a noisy environment. Everything jumbles together. It s super helpful if someone speaks your name before they start the conversation and that they face you when they speak.
  5. Ron, Found this- Specraply_SDS.pdf
  6. Love the signs, John! Hope to get a little turning done but the weather is so nice, I hate to be inside.
  7. I can sympathize with the small size. You really have it organized!
  8. @Woodbutcherbynight I agree with that! @Gerald Thank You! Also thanks for the link repair. I changed the original and it seems to work now. I should have tested it after posting. The price is a little salty! @HandyDan Thank You for posting the cane tutorial. I really appreciate your turning posts.
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    Gorgeous Work, Gerald!!
  10. It's been a busy week for me but no turning. Computer upgrades and a 1960's tube type stereo problem. Can you believe a 6GW8 vacuum tube is $49.95 + shipping!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our Patriot Turners- @HandyDan posted a pictorial journey of a super cane he made. He explained how he made this beauty and gave us some really great tips! Please check out Dan's post and see how he did this- @Ron Altier used his new Easy Wood Tools faceplate to turn a sweet little pine box. He explained how he felt about the new faceplate in his post- Ron also posted a picture of the new faceplate. Everyone who has used the Easy Wood Tools faceplates agreed with his assessment. @Gerald showed us a "twisted" box he turned. At first I thought it might have been made on a Legacy lathe but Gerald explained how he did it- @Jim from Easy Wood Tools shared a video with us from the "Dread Knot Workshop". This really demonstrates what can be done with the new Easy Wood Tools mini hollowers! What’s Coming Up- The American Association of Woodturners 33rd Annual International Symposium Raleigh, North Carolina July 11-14, 2019 Registration can be done at- https://www.woodturner.org/page/2019RaleighRegistration For The Newbies- @Gerald shared a link to a video series on Beginning Woodturning. The videos are from Fine Woodworking and the author is Mike Mahoney. You can find the link in Gerald's post- We all know lathe chucks are expensive. Every once in a while we might stumble into a good deal but unfortunately the chuck threads and the headstock spindle may not match. Mike Peace put up a video explaining how spindle adapters/inserts may just allow you to take advantage of that good deal- Expand Your Horizons- Some time during the past couple of weeks, one of our turners posted a recommendation for a turning text. I believe it was @Steve Krumanaker. Steve wasn't sure if he did it but he knew the book I was trying to reference. Click on the above image for a link to Amazon to see more about this book. New Turning Items- The folks a Woodturners Wonders have a new respirator available. I'm not sure how this would work with a face shield- Check out the specifications at- https://woodturnerswonders.com/products/cleanspace2-respirator Everything Else- In case you missed the separate post on this https://www.woodworkersjournal.com/woodturning-monthly/?utm_medium=email Tim Yoder has a two part video on turning "Drink Covers". Tim's videos are always a treat to watch. Check out his use of his Easy Wood Tools!!! Part 2 is linked from Tim's YouTube page. Safe turning
  11. You ability to see those works, hidden inside the wood, is truly amazing
  12. Thanks, Gene. Next year my school celebrates 50 years of graduating young men and women ready to enter the work force.
  13. Having been a Vocational School teacher for 33 years, this is music to my ears.
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