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  1. Maybe I used the wrong term there. What I meant was wrap the tape so that if the nut tries to loosen it will tighten the tape wrap.
  2. @Woodbutcherbynight Thanks! @Gerald Thank You! Looking forward to seeing the pen when it is finished. @John Morris Thanks! @Jim from Easy Wood Tools Thank You! @HandyDan Thanks!
  3. lew

    Pill box

    @Gerald did you do more sanding since the last picture? If so,how did you hold the piece?
  4. I hate crimps. I’ve always used wire nuts for this type of connection and never had a problem. Reverse wrap the nut/wire with electrical tape can help keep the nut from loosening
  5. Ron, If you are getting a new one, I'd check out the Easy Wood Tools versions. Very well made. Lots of mounting holes.
  6. My original faceplate has flats for a wrench, like @Gerald mentioned. I recently purchased an Easy Wood Tools faceplate and it has a hole in the edge for inserting a bar. The hole is about 1/2" deep and only at one point around the circumference.
  7. 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. https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/t/89/Safety-Supplies?b=Trend&utm_source=csusa&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sale&utm_campaign=19-june-trend 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!!!!! Everything Else- "We are a woodworking community with an emphasis on sharing and learning the skilled craft of woodworking and all of its related disciplines. Our community is open to everyone who wishes to join us. We support our American veterans and active duty, being a veteran is not a prerequisite to join." 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. Safe turning
  8. Thanks Jim, the check is in the mail
  9. Wile E. Coyote will be proud!
  10. Today ONLY June 5, 2019 50%off https://www.woodcraft.com/products/woodriver-adjustable-mobile-base?trk_msg=JEB8DSD1I17412Q42ECLFTCQ3G&trk_contact=GSF9RJJ1I54ES16EDIULIN24MG&trk_sid=N7JO76VKH7OO5GTG2SVVSRDL3K&utm_source=listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Only+%2449.99&utm_campaign=Today's+MEGA+DEAL+–+WoodRiver+Adjustable+Mobile+Base
  11. Looks like about 50% off! I really like my Easy Wood Tools chuck. Changing jaws is a "snap" and can be done in a few seconds. The Zoom ring makes one hand adjustments a breeze.
  12. That was my original thought, also.
  13. Nice! I think the brown/tan looks great with the gold accents.
  14. lew

    Pill box

    @Steve Krumanaker I cheated- tap and die set
  15. lew

    Pill box

    I wear hearing aids and made this to carry a spare set of batteries- Just have to remember to rotate the batteries so they don't go dead.
  16. lew

    Pill box

    That's Nice, Gerald! Hope that's for lots of little pills and not one great big one !
  17. My experience has been that buying from the saw mill is always less expensive that the Borgs. Some mills will cut down pieces and even mill them for you. The one where I buy my wood will skip plane for free or prepare all 4 sides for a modest price.
  18. I did a search for your area and came up with this on google maps- https://www.google.com/search?q=Boerne,+Texas+sawmills&npsic=0&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=29963665,-98428811,36166&tbm=lcl&ved=2ahUKEwjg5dXJ9sviAhWFtXEKHf2FBMwQtgN6BAgJEAQ&tbs=lrf:!2m1!1e2!2m1!1e3!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:2&rldoc=1#rlfi=hd:;si:;mv:!1m2!1d32.80193193109229!2d-85.7644192363428!2m2!1d22.2240650803325!2d-108.5061184550928!4m2!1d27.64067112480951!2d-97.1352688457178!5i6
  19. Apparently my wife doesn't share your taste in decor
  20. Finished up 3 little deck tables to replace the ones that finally fell apart from old age Basic Sketchup drawing. Roughly 16" x 16" x 16". Eastern cedar. Got everything out of two 16' 2 x 6's with only about a foot to spare. At $2.75 bdft hope these last a while. Got all the deck furniture painted before the rain returned.
  21. WOW!! I would be, too!!!!!
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