Our Patriot Turners-
@Ron Altier used the heat method to "recolor" the purple heart in his latest ornament.
Check out Ron's description in his post-
@RustyFN continues to work on the glue-up for the vase he is going to turn-
See how Rusty plans to get his blank ready for turning-
@Gerald is finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with his collection plates-
See more images and what Gerald has accomplished in his continuing post-
What’s Coming Up-
Click on the above image for the link to more information and registration.
For The Newbies-
The latest edition of Woodturning OnLine arrived this week. We are placing this here because there is a short, but good, article on selecting a lathe-
The lathe article can be located at this site-
The Newsletter can be found at-
As always it contains a lot of great information.
Expand Your Horizons-
A couple of videos from our friends Mike Peace and Carl Jacobson showing us different methods of embellishing our turnings.
First, Mike demonstrates how to create a shop made detailing tool.
Carl demonstrates the processes of creating a "Basket Weave illusion"-
New Turning Items-
The folks at Woodturners Wonders have some conversion pads for those PSA sanding discs-
Check their site for prices, sizes and additional products-
While this isn't a "tool" in the ordinary sense, I thought we'd place it here. This information came in an email and the site looks interesting. If you are thinking of getting recognized and/or selling your turnings, maybe check it out-
When life gets a little overwhelming, turning usually helps relax me. But then again...
This little turning was supposed to be more practice with the new Easy Wood Tools ( @Jim from Easy Wood Tools ) mini hollowers. It wasn't the best piece of walnut as it had stress cracks but what the heck. The outside shaped up nicely and the hollowing was going well. I thought "just one more pass"- and...
The entrance hole was compromised by some of the small cracks. Even the CA didn't hold.
Probably should have just pitched it and chalked it up to learning. After a couple of days, I snuck back down to the shop and decided to play with it a little more-
By accident, it ended up with a cool interior design.
The pattern was created by using the Easy Wood Tools mini straight hollower. Moved the tool tip a little farther over the tool rest and allowed it to "vibrated" by lessening the downward pressure on the tool rest. It sorta acted like a chatter tool.
Not sure what will become of this, maybe add a lid, with a finial, or a pedestal base, or all of those????