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  1. lew

    It's birthday time

    Happy B-Day!
  2. @HandyDan Thank You! I have a couple of those, too. Might give them a try. @Gerald Thanks! I'll probably never learn when enough is enough! @Woodbutcherbynight Thank You! Hope you don't have to wait that long! @FlGatorwood Thanks! Yeah, that's another one of Ron's mystical glue-ups!
  3. Thanks, Gerald! The texturing tool can now be located at- https://www.woodworkingshop.com/product/sz00027/
  4. lew

    Moving day, all moved in.JPG

    Absolutely Gorgeous!
  5. What Cal said and MORE! I love those dovetails!!! Thanks for the links, too!
  6. 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- http://www.yoyospin.com/lathe/ The Newsletter can be found at- https://www.woodturningonline.com/index.php?edition=082019 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- https://woodturnerswonders.com/products/conversion-backer-pad?_pos=1&_sid=bfc7eb061&_ss=r 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- https://artofturning.com/ Everything Else- 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???? Safe turning
  7. @FlGatorwood Thanks! I did the same thing with the booklet, now just need time to go thru it completely.
  8. lew

    Serving tray

    Gorgeous! Those angled box joints are not easy to do!
  9. Just reading some boards on this keyboard. Seems the Num Lock key and the shift key can modify some functions. Logitech has an app that you can use to set functions- https://support.logi.com/hc/en-ch/articles/360024840913-Downloads-Wireless-Keyboard-K360
  10. Did you reassign the Home key as a "Hot Key"?
  11. The "Home" button works, too!
  12. lew

    Party time

    Happy B-Day!
  13. lew

    Big day

    Happy B-Day!
  14. Me either! Guess we were just too engrossed in the wonderful content of the posts!
  15. Gorgeous! Glad you had positive results from the heating technique.
  16. Did you hire that handsome model
  17. lew

    Offering plates

    +1 for what @Gene Howe said!
  18. @Gerald Thank You! @HandyDan Thanks! Life here has never been normal @Woodbutcherbynight Thank You! Glad to hear your Dad is up and around- hope his recovery and therapy are a complete success.
  19. lew

    Happy Birthday

    Happy B-Day!
  20. Abbreviated edition tonight. Life here has taken an entirely new direction. Our Patriot Turners- @RustyFN showed us the beginnings of a vase he is going to turn. This will be from a glued up blank. Rusty shows us some additional images in his ongoing post- Last week we posted a bowl by @RustyFN. That posted generated lots of discussion on methods of attaching a turning on a chuck. If you missed the follow-ups, here's the entire post- What’s Coming Up- Please join us for the 4th Annual Woodturning symposium on October 4th-6th Click on the above image for the link to more information and registration For The Newbies- Mike Peace has a short video describing how to use a "non-turning" tool to help make duplicating on the lathe a little easier. I have used this idea in the past and it really works! Expand Your Horizons- The AAW has offered a free digital download of Woodturning FUNdamentals. You can get your copy here- https://www.woodturner.org/page/FundamentalsSpecialCompIssue Mike also has a review video of the D_Way beading tool. The tool is available from- https://d-waytools.com/ New Turning Items- Tim Yoder create a beautiful handle for a new stainless steel honey dipper. Everything Else- I did manage to find a couple of minutes to put finish on the little hollow vessel I had turned. The finial was the one I used the spreadsheet formulas to design. Safe turning
  21. I use a white art pencil. You can get them from places like Michaels. Staples also has them but they are usually multiple packed.
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