Spoiler Alert!! Valentine's Day is Friday!!!
Our Patriot Turners-
Member @Masonsailor continues work on his Lazy Susan Tulips-
He explains what hes has done in this post-
What’s Coming Up-
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For The Newbies-
Cindy Drozda recently posted two videos on negative rake scrapers. The first video discusses the various scraper shapes and their uses-
The second video demonstrates sharpening techniques for these scrapers-
Expand Your Horizons-
We have been following Mike Peace's shop made texturing tool videos. In this one he demonstrates using the tool on both side and end grain projects-
If you are getting bored turning between centers here's a video, produced by Nova Woodworking, showing the steps to turning a bowl
New Turning Items-
For me, sanding is one of least favorite things about a project. I have been purchasing sand paper from Woodturners Wonders and like their sanding screen products. They have a full line of sanding products. This video illustrates some of those products.
I finally finished up the library project and had a chance to get back to turning. First thing was to put finish on the spalted maple bowl that has been my nemesis for the past several months as it mocked me everytime I walked by the lathe. I used mineral oil and beeswax. Mimi will use it as a "bread bowl" on her dining room table.
The pictures were taken using my new "photo booth" fashioned after the one shown in a Mike Peace video. I'm pretty happy with the improvement in the pictures.
My school is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year (my 49th year being associated with them). They are having a silent auction fundraiser to help with student scholarships. I made a few hickory rolling pins and will add a Celtic Knot rolling pin for donations.
I had a couple of pieces of walnut log left from my Christmas bowl making project. I really wanted to get better at creating hollow vessels. Today I played a little. I'm beginning to think I have to stop watching 1950's science fiction movies. Every one of my attempts look more like flying saucers!
The little laser device came in handy for judging the wall thicknesses
Not too bad inside-
I did discover that I may have to move the lathe a few inches farther from the wall. The ends of the handles of my hollowing tools were hitting the tool rack as I was making the final passes inside, under the lip.