Well fall officially started a few hours ago. I'm really missing the longer days and then there'll be the loss of daylight saving time.
Our Patriot Turners-
@RustyFN gave us an update on his Record Power lathe. Looks like Record Power's customer service is top notch and they go above and beyond to make things right. A nice change in this day and age-
@forty_caliber showed us some of the bowls he is turning. He posted these in the Patriot "What's on Your Weekend Agenda" forum-
Last week we mentioned @Steve Krumanaker use of a laser to embellish his turning. While searching for information on lasers, I realized that @Gene Howe has also posted information on lasers and the software to use them. Sorry, Gene, I didn't me to exclude you from out pool of laser masters!
What’s Coming Up-
Click on the images for links to registration and more information.
The AAW is hosting a live event for woodturners to enhance their skills and techniques-
In the coming weeks, Cindy Drozda is holding online events. This Saturday is a free sharing session. You can sign up at-
On October 2, 2021 Cindy is hosting work session on burls-
For The Newbies-
A few neat tips from Mike Peace that can solve some problems we all face-
Looking for a practical project to show off your woodturning skills? Make a lamp!
A lamp was the very first thing I ever turned. Senior high school Vocational Building Construction course. Made from a bowling pin. I think my Mom kept it forever.
Expand Your Horizons-
A nice little project that could easily solve some of our Christmas gift problems. Video by Kent Weakley, from Turn A Wood Bowl. After watching the video, I think the epoxy could be replace with casting resin.
New Turning Items-
Couple of items from Woodturners Wonders-
Wen Grinders with CBN wheels-
And CBN wheels for sharpening chain saw blades-
Roth Niles published her latest newsletter for September. To get the scoop on her most recent items and see some awesome turnings by other woodturners, please consider subscribing-
If you have ever checked out any of the videos from Rick Turns' weekly list, be aware he has made some changes to how he is posting. In addition, he has added some new "weekly" channels for other hobby type interests. New YouTube channels are difficult to get up and running and subscribers really help.
The woodturning channel-
Some new stuff-
@Gerald asked if I could take some progress shots when doing rolling pins. My Mom always said- "Be careful what you wish for..."
This is the sequence for cutting the slots (dado) for the inserts. This blank here has already had 2 slots cut and inserts glued.
The trimmed blank is positioned on the jig-
First part of the slot cut-
Unclamp the blank and add a spacer to widen the slot-
Re-clamp and make the second pass. The spacer is designed to make the slot the final width.
The second pass leaves a small amount of material in the slot and that is cleaned out using 2 additional spacers-
After all 4 passes-
Back to the gluing process-
Clamp the blank down for stability-
Glue in the slot
Glue on all sides of the inserts-
Inserts into slot-
Lots of clamps for an hour-
This is repeated until all 4 sides have been done-
At this point, the blank goes to the lathe-
Rounding starts and the knot begins to appear-
Length and diameter dimensions are set-
Once all the blanks reach this point, the tapering jig and cutter replace the tool rest. More images to follow.
Safe turning and stay well