Our Patriot Turners-
@Gerald is trying out some new coloring techniques. His turning/coloring really creates some interesting designs in the wood!
Please head on over to Geralds post and let him know how much you like this piece-
Gerald also showed us a round hollow form that his coloring really made the grain of the wood stand out!
Gerald explains what he did in his post
@HandyDan gave us a really nice set of pictures on how he made his baby rattles-
Check out his post to see what all went into making these beauties!
@Gene Howe gave us a heads up on a video that should be mandatory viewing for every person who operates a lathe. Thanks Gene.
What’s Coming Up-
If you are near Provo, Utah, Craft Supplies USA is offering several turning workshops-
Click on the above image for the link to more information and registration.
Again, clicking on the above image will connect you to more information and registration to this event.
For The Newbies-
When you start to turn bowls, you generally have two options for obtaining wood. Buy the mostly dried blank or find a freshly cut tree. In either case, unless you turn the bowl from start to finish in one sitting, drying the wood between turnings may be necessary. Rick Turns found a cool and inexpensive way to slow the drying process and reduce the chance of checking and cracking-
Expand Your Horizons-
Everyone knows I'm a "jig junky". Here's a video showing a shop made jig to use for turning Twisted Boxes.
New Turning Items-
Last week we displayed a basket weave illusion bowl from @Billy B. If you were interested in trying your hand at this awesome technique, Chef Ware Kits has what you need to get started-
Find more on the lits and prices at- https://chefwarekits.com/Basket-Weave-Kits-c9880431
The folks at Woodturners Wonders have a new device to hold your dust collection hose. It is flexible and adjustable!
Find out more about it at- https://woodturnerswonders.com/collections/lathe-track/products/trac-vac-flexible-dust-collector
Donations- I copied and pasted this from @John Morris. It would be great if each of us turners could help out!
"We usually have a fundraiser raffle during the summer to help pay for our community, but my health took a dive this summer, and I never had the time nor the mind to organize our annual summer fundraiser, so we are falling short of our budgetary obligations. We will be very tight. If you are able to donate to our community, a dollar on up, it all helps."
If you'd like to donate to our community, please see this page at https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/clients/donations/
I finally put the finish on the little walnut "spaceship"-
Turned completely with Easy Wood Tools mini hollowers and their micro detailer ( @Jim from Easy Wood Tools )