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  1. @Woodbutcherbynight Thanks! They'll need to make smaller cookies! @Gerald and @FlGatorwood Thank You! When I first read your comments, I thought you were referring to one of these- I never read the books or saw the cartoons of Winnie the Pooh @HandyDan Thanks! I have a roughed elm bowl blank mounted and ready to turn after I get a little hearing aid holder finished. @Cal Thank You! @Larry Buskirk Thanks! Looking at the weather forecast, that warm weather may be a while off. @Jim from Easy Wood Tools Thank You! The lathe and my Easy Wood Tools!!
  2. Glad it is working for you, Cliff!
  3. I think staining and varnishing before assembly will be the best. That way the expansion/contraction will not show any unfinished surfaces around the sides.
  4. There's just a little over a week remaining to help with our Wounded Warrior Family Adoption project. If you haven't made your donation, yet, please see this link- https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/forums/topic/27849-the-patriot-woodworkers-with-operation-ward-57-adopt-a-wounded-warrior-family-for-the-holidays-2019 Our Patriot Turners- @Woodbutcherbynight posted his first impression of his new Easy Wood Tools chisels. Like most of us, he was duly impressed! Check out the really sweet gobblet handles he made and our members comments- We had a couple of questions this week on lathe purchases. First, @Larry Blighton asked our opinion on the Delta LA200 Midi lathe. He received several comments and suggestions. Check out his post and see if you can add to what the others have said- The second question came from @BillyJack. He also asked our opinion on a Delta lathe. This one was a 1440 Iron Bed. Our members responded with lots of ideas and suggestions. Head on over to his post and give him your thoughts- Member @Ron is back with us and is anxious to get going on his lathe. He's looking for some turning tools and asked us our opinion. We all know I'd recommend starting with Easy Wood Tools ( @Jim from Easy Wood Tools )! How about the rest of you?!? @Ron Altier shared his "turning's jacket" story. Several members added their experiences and what they are currently using. How about the rest of you. Any favorite chip protection clothing?? What’s Coming Up- Continuing with our randomly selected state turning club pick- https://www.swiwt.org/ For The Newbies- Sometimes, after turning a piece, it is necessary to remount it on the lathe. That can be problematic, especially if the tenon/recess has been removed. Cap'n Eddie recently posted a video demonstrating various ways to hold pieces when this happens- Expand Your Horizons- The founder/owner of Spiracraft produces a weekly live production that plays on Facebook. It can later be viewed on YouTube. Bradley McAllister demonstrates various techniques, procedures and equipment. This is the video from this past Monday- New Turning Items- Even though I have dust collection and air filtration in the shop, I have realized I need more dust protection. Just today, I received my new dust mask. I hope it does the trick. I have an older 3M cartridge mask but it doesn't fit under my faceshield. This low profile design shouldn't interfere. One of my concerns was that my hearing aids and the ear straps would not work together. A quick test run seems to eliminate that concern. It is rated N99. https://www.amazon.com/BASE-CAMP-Breathing-Woodworking-Activities/dp/B07RLLCJZF/ref=sr_1_4?crid=SWIM04A15S7O&keywords=base+camp+dust+mask&qid=1576111628&s=hi&sprefix=base+camp%2Ctools%2C184&sr=1-4 Everything Else- The walnut bowls for Christmas presents are done. The finish was one application of mineral oil and then a second application of hot beeswax/mineral oil. Then buffed out. I did make a lid for the larger hollow vessel. Mimi said it looked like a cookie jar for the Keebler elves. Safe turning
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    Carved Clock

    I really like the muted colors.
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    A wish

    Back at you, Pauley!
  7. Watch for our Wednesday’s Wisdom For Woodturners. We are always looking for projects, ideas and suggestions. Please jump in and tell us what you think!
  8. Super! Those Easy Wood Tools make turning a real pleasure!!!
  9. In what Gallery subtopic did you post your pictures?
  10. I really didn't mean to break it!!!
  11. Is there a limit to how many posts can be added to a thread. I noticed there is no place to respond to Steve's thread. Cannot even quote a response.
  12. Just post them in the General woodworking forum. Add tags like "furniture", "table", "cabinet", etc. Also you can use the word "furniture" in the topic title to help the search engine locate the topic.
  13. Paul, Where did you see the sub forum?
  14. Excellent! Of all the wonderful things Sketchup can do, printing full size is one of the most frustrating.
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    Looks like everyone was having a great time!
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    Worth $300

    Nooooo! I just replaced that lathe. It has a reeves drive as the speed control. The pulleys are not available. I did some research on other pulley options and the closest I could come to was similar ones form Grizzly but the diameters were apparently not the same so the original speed specs were not obtainable. I read where some folks were converting the lathe drives with single pulleys and dc motors from treadmills. The lowest speed on this lathe was about 450 rpms. The reeves drive is very noisy, also. I sold mine for $70- without the legs.
  17. 1/4" might rattle. Plywood shouldn't expand and I doubt the stiles would change widths any significant amount. The 1/16" allowance might not be necessary. Just my 2¢
  18. I remember a procedure I had. Itching drove me crazy- and I couldn't scratch in public!
  19. My turners "smock" is a canvas welders jacket
  20. @Woodbutcherbynight Thanks! Nice heater, too. @Gerald Thank You! It saddens me to say that too much of the local walnut is used for firewood, around here. @FlGatorwood Thanks! And, thanks for posting your turning for us to see. That particular bowl shape didn't have much contact with the rubber bumpers. The tape is just an additional safety measure. @HandyDan Thank You! It's hard to describe how much nicer it is to use this new lathe compared to the old Delta!
  21. I made this for my drum sander- Pretty straight forward. Just measured the belt dimensions and duplicated them on the end of an oak cylinder.
  22. Twenty shopping days left until Christmas, just saying... Please don't forget that we are in the midst of our Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family project. We have exceeded our goal!!!! But, if you haven't added your contribution, it will make their Christmas just that much more memorable! Our Patriot Turners- New member @Masonsailor posted an awesome turning that will be part of a larger "Lazy Susan". Check out his post and some of the fabulous comments by our members- @FlGatorwood saved Thanksgiving, at his house, this year. What do you do when you need to mash taters and there's no masher? You make one!!! Check out how he did this in his post- @Bundoman is up to his mask in snowmen! Look at this plethora of little fellows (and ladies)! He received lots of great comments on these turnings- @Ron Altier showed us a new finish for his ornaments. The finish is hardened by sunlight- He explains more in this post- What’s Coming Up- Moving on down the west coast, here's a centrally located turners club- Click on the above image for the link to their web site. For The Newbies- Easy Wood Tools @Jim from Easy Wood Tools in conjunction with Tracey Malady, has a video demonstrating bowl turning using their product. You can see just how "Easy" these tools are to use! Expand Your Horizons- One more sea urchin ornament. This one is a bird house ornament by Mike Peace. New Turning Items- How about a jumbo drive spur!? This one is from Nova. Check out this link for more information- https://www.teknatool.com/product/nova-jumbo-drive-center-sku-9087/ Everything Else- Here's a chance to look at some awesome ornaments and vote for the one you like the most. I've been putting the new lathe through its paces. Continuing to work on Christmas bowls. The inside of each is turned and sanded. Now removing the tenon and finishing up the bottom. One of the turnings is destined to become a lidded vessel. The maple blank is roughed out and affixed to a glue block using a paper joint. Once it is finished, everything will get a mineral oil/beeswax finish. Safe turning
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