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  1. I fear this will become more common place
  2. https://www.google.com/search?q=dri-zit&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS869US869&hl=en-US&nfpr=1&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiszsvxqLzpAhU5gnIEHakbDcwQ_AUoAnoECA0QAg&biw=414&bih=616#imgrc=skeH2BK0UJx2tM
  3. Judging by the prices, looks like they must have covered the gold with rust and dirt on some of those items. Saw this on Craig's List today- Not sure how much gold is in it.
  4. WOw! What @HandyDan said about the porch! I love it!
  5. lew

    A little scare

    Prayers that she will be fine, Gene.
  6. @Gunny Thanks! @Gerald Thank You! Gonna put some finish on it and take some pictures. @FlGatorwood Thanks! It sets level. Three feet would have been preferable but there were four holes. @HandyDan Thank You!
  7. Thanks! I imagine sharpening those has a completely different process. Never mind- saw the video.
  8. A 5 minute video on sharpening a card scraper with shop made jigs-
  9. See, that was your problem
  10. lew

    Laguna Moving

    Received an email from Laguna concerning their moving sale. It said all remaining stock in their California facility is reduced in preparation for their move to Texas.. Wonder why they are moving? https://lagunatools.com/moving-sale/?utm_campaign=Moving Sale 2020&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=87941760&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--wyZjuFTfMwaDP-rRT8P4mRRfSF2hHh3dOeOH0GpJeMWo6UPitHdbbWjB0dy__ufzXuzciX1EOVtYZwqvRMEJ1d625Mg&_hsmi=87941760
  11. DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Slow Down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. One other thing- use construction adhesive on all the connections
  13. +1 about @Gunny's comment on codes. You don't want to build the extension only to have to tear it up. Replacing the decking shouldn't be a problem other than deciding on the materials. A lot of folks like the new composite materials, but, one word of caution- if the deck is in a sunny location, the composite get very hot on bare feet.
  14. Hey, Charles! Those pieces are lookin' good and I hope you will post them after you get them finished!
  15. Nice! Be careful not to trip. Those slight changes in dimensions can be tricky when you are used to something else.
  16. Well the weather here in South Central PA is finally starting to look more like spring. Only 3 days in the last 4 weeks have had above average temperatures. Maybe I can get some plants into the garden! Our Patriot Turners- @Gerald turned a gorgeous vase from chestnut oak. Not only does it have a beautiful shape, Gerald also finished it with various stains to create fantastic depths of color. Gerald explains more about his process in his post- Gerald also posted some of his turnings in our gallery- What’s Coming Up- Cindy Drozda is having a special live video demonstration! "On May 23, 2020, I will be offering a Live, Interactive, Woodturning Demonstration where I show you how I turn my signature Finial Box. This is an internet presentation that you can watch from your home, on a computer or TV. You will be able to ask questions and I will answer you in real time. After the demo, I will be online to chat. Come join me!" For The Newbies- Sharpening traditional turning tools can be a challenge. Here, Mike Peace demonstrated how to sharpen a both a standard and curved radius skew- Sanding a turning is my achilles heel. No matter how hard I try and how long I work, there always seems to be those obvious scratches. The folks at Woodturners Wonders have a blog section on their website and I found this article to be interesting- https://woodturnerswonders.com/blogs/news/41247428-the-art-of-sanding Expand Your Horizons- Not everyone is a fan of gloss finishes. I discovered that when I sent a little walnut form to a friend as a gift- after he said how much he liked it. He stripped the gloss finish and made it matted and cut the finial length in half. Anyway, if you do enjoy glass like finishes, Mr. M. Saban has a three part video set on his methods. These were live demonstrations so they tend to be a little lengthy. Part#1- Parts #2 and 3 can be found at- https://www.youtube.com/user/workingimage/videos New Turning Items- Woodcraft, one of our site sponsors, has some new forstner bits. They are available in both metric and fractional diameters. They are supposed to stay sharper longer. Everything Else- Rick Turns has started publishing his list of YouTube videos in a weekly format. My idea of the ebony feet on my arch nemesis bowl was a complete failure. My thoughts were to keep the feet small so as not to be the focal point. I just don't have the talent for graceful proportions. I think I'll just put a finish on it and call it done. Inside- Outside- Safe turning and stay well
  17. I built one that looks like this-
  18. I really like this! Super job and the mitered drawer front is awesome.
  19. With pine, make sure you seal the ends that come in contact with the ground. Something like Anchor Seal or similar to prevent moisture from wicking up thru the end grain. With Governor Hogan's lock down it's kinda hard to get to places to check out the various products. I've use Sherwin Williams outdoor furniture stains but they are more like a paint than a stain.
  20. What species of wood were you planning to use? Cedar will turn grey naturally and will last a long time without any finish as will cyprus.
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