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Ron Altier

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  1. Ron Altier

    Still Tinkering With Color

    I don't think I could do that Lew. I'm one of those people that creates as I go and instinctively know what to do next or how to change it. I don't think I can put it in words that would help anyone.
  2. Ron Altier

    Still Tinkering With Color

    I think it's pretty, a lot of color for my taste Me too Steve, but I have a wife and daughters that love colors and you can only do so much with wood. The color ply is about as radical as I go, It is not true wood, fabricated in colors. I do like it, wife and girls love it
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    Still Tinkering With Color

    I wanted to try using latex paint to fade from one tint to another. I used the multi color ply and some maple. I kept tinkering until I liked the effect and sprayed it with poly. The one thing that is missing is the wood look, but I guess if I turned it, it still counts.
  4. 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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  6. Ron Altier

    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
  7. 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.
  8. Ron Altier

    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
  9. Ron Altier

    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
  10. Ron Altier

    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
  12. Ron Altier

    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.
  13. 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.

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