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Ron Altier

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  • Birthday 02/12/1943

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  1. Ron Altier

    I Don't Know If Anyone Knows

    I've had 3 cameras that had the lens cover attached to the camera with a elastic band. Works very well and I never lose them. My Sony lens would pop off when I turned the camera on. My Canon must be taken off manually and that can really confuse me when I am in a hurry, "Why is everything black?" Why not make one and use instant glue to attach without damage.
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    MWTCA May 2018 'What's It' Project

    I think it was a specialty feeder made for feeding feed/hay to rabbits or some other small pet. Probably for wealthy people in a European country like Germany
  4. Ron Altier

    Don't Buy Cheap Tools.

    Thanks for posting........i had no idea a tool would break like that........cheap metal and poor heat treating When I first started turning, I bought a set of cheap turning tools from HF. I'm sure you all have seen them. My purpose wasn't to use them as much as it was to sharpen them. I knew that my efforts sharpening them would result in some bad grinding and I didn't want to practice on expensive tools. I did learn a lot and one of the things I learned is that I wasn't very good at sharpening my cutting tools. I did become proficient at sharpening mini tools and with my carbide tools.. ... I am doing good.
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    Scrap Wood Again

    I don't really like it much, but if you get an idea and don't try it........you'll never know. You may find a new technique that highlights you whole project................or not so much
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    Scrap Wood Again

    I've been the scrap pile again, experimenting with wood and acrylic glitter. The ball is thin pieces of Yellow Hart and Bubinga (I think). The shaft is plain ole pine. I painted the pine and I layered the glitter in thick layers in the crease and allowed to dry overnight, then repeated with the glitter. It came out OK and I think I may have an effect I'll use in the future
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    Time Wall Clock

    Darn,I posted in the wrong place, it should be in woodworking
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    Time Wall Clock

    Over the years I collected memorialbia from my family and neighbor woodworkers. I have an old hammer from my dad, oil can from a great neighbor, etc. I wanted a wall clock for my shop and decided to make one. Then I decided that I would incorporate all of the things from my past that I had collected. It gets a new addition one in a while from family and I do have to replace the clock batteries, but I like it a-lot
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    Skeleton Clocks

    I like that idea of exposed gears. I was going to make one of those primitive looking wooden gear clocks with a pendulum. It would have taken a LOT of work and I am sure it would have UNDER appreciated because it was too mechanical looking to fit in her decor.
  10. Ron Altier

    Hey, I'm Just Thinking Out Loud but

    "Here lies a good driver that didn't text, But he really didn't where to turn next, Whenever he was confused and in doubt, His wife would tell him what it was all about.
  11. Ron Altier

    They Done It Again

    I live close to a Home Depot. I see this kind of load often. The load that makes me think people are just stupid is the small car with so many 2 x 4s on the top that the tires are pressed down and it may be sitting on its springs. Then they tie it with ropes thru the windows and slowly take off. They risk all of their load and possible accidents for $27. That is what it costs to rent a small truck for 90 minutes.
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    My Latest Dilema

    Pick out the straightest ones and consider making a floor shelving stand. Not being perfectly straight can be an asset with wood grained like these are. It would be even better if you can find some small branches with some grain on them for legs. (crooked legs)
  13. Ron Altier

    Very Unique Carving

    Very unique and made by a talented person. I know nothing more than what you see. NICE
  14. Ron Altier

    How To Match a Stain Color

    Gerald, I couldn't do it your way.................without my wife saying " it needs more of that color or less of that" and OF COURSE........she is always right
  15. Ron Altier

    Blue Bird House

    The one in the middle is a Master Putterer.

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