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Ron Altier

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About Ron Altier

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  • Birthday 02/12/1943

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  • First Name
    Ron
  • My Location
    Colorado
  • Gender
    Male
  • My skill level is
    You got me, you figure it out!
  • Favorite Quote
    I feel more like I do now, than I ever have.

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  1. Ron Altier

    Rocky Mountain National Park

    If they spent that much, someone should find out their IQ
  2. Ron Altier

    Rocky Mountain National Park

    We were unable to see any elk at Rocky Mountain Park, but did see some on the golf course and the one behind the fence was just across the street from our motel. I'll bet they damage a lot of peoples yard, shrubs and trees. Most of the park was closed because of snow and ice. They didn't tell us when we went in. We have a lifetime Sr. pass and didn't have to pay. I would have been very irritated if I had paid big $$ and not told most of the park was closed.
  3. Ron Altier

    Thought You've Seen It All?

    Mother-in-law play set?
  4. Ron Altier

    Unusual joint

    I think the origins of this joint are very old and use horse hide glue. Very clever and very dependable. A very simple and strong joint. Research called the "Snork" joint.
  5. Ron Altier

    Interval measurements

    I like the point to point. It made me recall the little half door expanders that we used to keep small kids confined to or out of an area.
  6. Ron Altier

    Pine cone pen

    I have never even thought of turning a pine cone. I saw this picture and was amazed. I think It looks like most of it is 2 part epoxy. Anyone ever turn one?
  7. Ron Altier

    Unusual joint

    I think this would take some experience and skill to make this joint fit right and tight. It tightens as it is tapped in. The wedge would have to be the exact length and width needed.
  8. Ron Altier

    Thank you Ron Altier!

    Wrong Ron. I'm Ron Altier
  9. Ron Altier

    Tabs on the Weather...

    We have had one of the earliest snows in years. The leaves are still on the trees and we got 6" of snow. It was 21 when I got up. If you saw the Broncos game, they showed some of it. Fortunately the streets and roads here were still warm and all was melted within a few hours. However no so fast in others areas. Interstates were closed and accidents abounded. I'm sure this storm caught many without snow tires in the mountains. I stayed in near the fireplace.
  10. Ron Altier

    Ornament

    Gene I've made so many different things, from rocking chairs to modern art figures. I have limited space now and can only do small projects. The mini lathe allows for me to have fun and be creative too. When I made this one I wasn't sure where I was going with it, I wish now that I would have used an exotic wood.
  11. Ron Altier

    Ornament

    Most of you know that I dabble with Christmas tree ornaments and that sometimes my mind gets off the main road. I had a design in my mind and kept drawing and improving the design. It is hard to tell in the pictures that it has four extensions of the same design. I didn't know how it would turn out, so I made it of pine. I wish now I had used a quality hardwood.
  12. Ron Altier

    For the first time since owning a house

    When I moved to this area in CO, the first thing I noticed was all the roof vents. I've seen 8 or more on a small home.. I asked why. In 1987 this area was an open prairie with antelope. Now 97,000 live here and things in other areas near are still bursting with growth. Every home here is built to "code" I think that every drain has a vent because of the code. Now if you have a water heater replaced, you must also have a device installed to prevent water hammer. All window, siding, door and roof work must be inspected and approved. HOAs patrol and enforce rules. Only certain colors are allowed for house paint and roofing. It does keep home values up and things very neat and organized.
  13. Ron Altier

    Walnut ornament

    Steve, I've done about 5 or 6 and not all were successful. Early attempts failed because the glue or tape allowed movement. Now I use quarter inch ply screwed to the ends of the pieces and all stays tight.
  14. Ron Altier

    Walnut ornament

    I call this style of turning, inside out. When I first started I had no idea that I would run into a bad place. I cleaned it out and used sawdust, soda and CA to fill the void. Now it is a jewel My wife loves it. Happy wife, happy life

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