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  1. Link for templates https://www.easywoodtools.com/product-page/easy-chuck-template-set
  2. Link for parting tool and price https://www.easywoodtools.com/shop-parting
  3. It’s being released in time for the AAW Symposium. Haven’t heard of the price yet. They also have some tenon/mortice gauges
  4. The latest edition of Woodturner's Monthly newsletter is available- https://www.woodworkersjournal.com/woodturning-monthly/?utm_medium=email
  5. @Gunny Thanks! @AndrewB Thank You! @Gerald Thanks! @FlGatorwood Thank You! The tree guys said it had been laying at the cutting site about a week before they brought it to me. I have to get to it soon!
  6. The Easy Wood #2 and #3 hollowers, with negative rake cutters, cut smoother and with less catches than with their standard cutters. As you pointed out, they are less aggressive and cut slower. I use their standard cutter on the #1 hollower, most of the time. I find myself using the #1 hollower for all sorts of cuts besides just hollowing.
  7. It's gonna be a little skimpy this week. We have been nursing a sick fur-baby who decide to get his minerals from some fairly good sized stones. Surgery was required. Please don't forget the there are only about 3 weeks left to get in on this years fundraiser/raffle. There have been some anonymous donors of additional prizes. It would be a shame to miss out! Our Patriot Turners- @AndrewB is our top winner this week for the most activity. He has been adding to his turning accessories and providing us with reviews along the way. Andrew is trying out some of the Easy Wood Tools Easy Start products ( @Jim from Easy Wood Tools )- We had a great conversation on them and their use- Over the years, I have found that my eyes and memory aren't what they used to be. I must physically measure everything and write it down before heading the the Borg. Andrew experienced something similar with a recent order- to which I can completely sympathize- Andrew posted a picture of one of his first bowls, but felt it was a failure. I don't know about you but I would never have had the courage to post a picture of my first bowl! Anytime you learn from a project, it is not a failure! His post generated a great conversation about techniques and tools. Andrew received some really nice turning blanks. This one became a bowl. His turning skills are certainly coming along! Another great back and forth took place in this post. Lots of techniques were discussed- Although this was posted in the Finishing Forum, it applies equally well here in the Turners area- Finally, Andrew started this project- Check out his addition of the Jacobs chuck What’s Coming Up- Click on the above image for the link to more information. Lyle Jamieson is also doing virtual interactive demonstrations For The Newbies- Mike Peace recently posted a video on woodturning tools for beginners- Expand Your Horizons- Carl Jacobson creates a neat box shaped like a Bee Hive- The Woodworker's Journal posted a very nice video demonstrating turning an large platter on an awesome Laguna lathe. Laguna has been such an important part of our site and has supplied some fantastic prizes for our raffles and fundraisers. New Turning Items- The folks at Woodturners Wonders have a new CBN wheel- Here's the link to the product- https://woodturnerswonders.com/collections/new-products/products/free-hander-8-cbn-wheel Everything Else- Rick Turns video list for the past week- With the tag teaming for the sick puppy, I haven't had time to get to the gift the tree guys dropped off on Friday- They told me it was "wild cherry". I need to get it broken down into bowl blanks and sealed. jdfkjkd
  8. I think either would work. I'm only familiar with Alumilite. Alumilite requires the wood to be free of moisture. For this particular application, my opinion is that no pressure pot would be required as you are only creating a surface finish. You would need some method to keep the mixture from settling in one place until it cured.
  9. On my friends, it lost all bookmarks, turned off LastPass extension, would not save bookmarks- gone when rebooting.
  10. Dips will be partially liquid so I think you'll need a film type finish to prevent it from soaking into the wood. I Myrtle is porous so the open grain will need a sealer. Well cured poly should be OK or even something like Alumilite resin for the inside. https://www.wood-database.com/myrtle/
  11. There should be an inscribed number on the shaft of the Easy Wood Tools. Somethin like CiXX. If not, the Finisher comes equipped with standard cutter Ci3 (round), and a hex key. Optional carbide cutter sold separately is the Ci3-NR (negative rake).; The rougher comes equipped with standard cutter Ci2-SQ, and a hex key. Optional carbide cutters sold separately include the Ci2-R2 (radius) and the Ci2-R2-NR (negative rake). The Detailer comes equipped with standard cutter Ci4 (diamond), and a hex key. Optional carbide cutter sold separately is the Ci4-NR (negative rake).
  12. Made one of these from a piece of walnut- Cheese and chips
  13. Perhaps a little less pressure against the wood.
  14. If it's the carbide cutter, are you keeping the cutter edge at the vertical centerline of the head/tail stock. If the cutter rides too high or low, it might catch. Also, the negative rake cutters hardly ever catch. When I hollow with my carbide cutters, I work from the outside to the center. Taking the same amount off from the edge to the center. I keep the position of the tool mostly parallel to the lathe bed for the entire cut.
  15. Been reading about this (2004 update). My home brew rig hasn't gotten it yet but Mimi's laptop did. Lots of resetting security to use on home network. A buddy's PC did it and it really screwed with his Chrome browser.
  16. Everytime I make a jig, I keep it "in case I might make another.." . I can't even remember what half of them were for or how to use them!
  17. I've read that the rule of thumb for cutting board size is to lay your chef's knife on it diagonally. The knife should fit on the board without extending past the corners. I've never worked with pecan so I can't say about the grain but I know @Gerald has turned a lot of it. Maybe he can give you some insights.
  18. I'm sure our resident finishing expert, @kmealy, will be by to add the definitive answer., I'd wait to hear from him before buying too much stuff. For food safe finishes, I like mineral oil (from the grocery store laxative aisle) or a combination of the mineral oil and beeswax melted together.
  19. Been playing with it for sometime- Beta version. Based on the Chromium software and can use Chrome extensions. It is fast especially with no extensions
  20. A little horse trading is always a good thing!
  21. Someone has a very generous heart!
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