A lot to cover this week so we'll jump right in!
Our Patriot Turners-
@Jim from Easy Wood Tools not only sells the best turning tools available, he knows how to use them, too! Gorgeous walnut bowl!!!
Check out Jim's post and the wonderful comments he received on this beauty!
@Bob Hodge showed us a fantastic cherry bowl he turned and embellished with some of the gems his wife collected.
Please see Bob's post for an explanation of how he added the gems and all of the great comments and tips our members provided.
@Gerald is our big winner this week for new posts!
He continues his collection plate progress. He showed us a surprise he found inside one of the pieces of pecan he is using-
You can check his progress in this post-
Gerald was also kind enough to give us a link to a video about "What You Need to Know to Get Started on the Lathe". Check his post for the link and comments from some of our turners-
He even turned a neat pill box!
He received some good natured kidding about the size of the pill that might be contained therein-
Gerald had a visitor, in his shop, this week. His grandson came by and they turned a platter together. I have fond memories of being in my grandfather's workshop.
@Ron Altier is in full swing making ornaments. Ron creates some spectacular art using the "Spectraply".
Check Ron's post for more details about this piece and the great comments he received.
@HandyDan gave us a heads up on lathe chucks for sale at Grizzly. The prices looked pretty good.
What’s Coming Up-
Click on the above image for the link to more information.
For The Newbies-
When we first start turning, we seem to concentrate on what lathe tools we should purchase. When actually one of the first things we need to concentrate on is safety. Craft Supplies USA has a sale on Trend Airshield equipment.
Expand Your Horizons-
Lyle Jamieson has a short video covering some tips on sanding turnings with voids and natural edges.
New Turning Items-
@Jim from Easy Wood Tools showed us a new set of Easy Wood Mini Hollowing Tools. If you turn smaller items, this is the perfect size set of tools! They have excellent stability and control. The negative rake cutters reduce the chances of catches. Easy Wood Tools has done it again!!!!!
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With that in mind, I am throwing out this idea. Here's a video from Capt. Eddie. Please watch it and consider if maybe the Patriot Turners could get involved. Let me know what you think.