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Ron Altier

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  1. Ron Altier

    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.
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    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.
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    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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    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
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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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    Web sites

    For a few years I was a regular on Wood Magazine forums. It was OK and then they did some things that peeved me. I just quit. I have not been back until tonight. I looked things over and not much had changed. I instantly compared it to this site. It wasn't good. They should come here to see how a great site looks and works. Maybe their motivation is gone or they don't care. Most likely they don't want to spend any money to improve.
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    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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    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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    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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    Time Wall Clock

    Darn,I posted in the wrong place, it should be in woodworking
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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.
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    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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    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)
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    Very Unique Carving

    Very unique and made by a talented person. I know nothing more than what you see. NICE
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    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
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    Blue Bird House

    The one in the middle is a Master Putterer.
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    Just Puttering Around In The Shop.

    Just "Puttering" That pretty much summarizes my primary purpose in life. I have become quite proficient at it. I am now considered an advanced putterer. I am so good at it that any passer by would think I am puttering, when I am napping. I am wondering if PWW would consider a new classification, Master woodworker at the top and just below that Mater putterer.
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    Blue Bird House

    I've built many here in CO, the hail nearly destroyed several times, the sun eats away at them and wasps get in and kill the birds. I've experimented with odors that I've heard wasps hate, that don't bother birds........no effect. I sprayed a year ago with dry teflon spray thinking that if a wasp cant get his nest to stick, he'd move on. FAIL. enough wood fibers remained to anchor a nest. Last fall I put Teflon sheets in. So far we have 3 nesting Wrens and maybe a finch. Wasps are now starting to build nests elsewhere........................just have to wait and see bird houses.jpg
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    'Off 90'

    If it isn't your wife pulling a joke on you to get you to clean up your shop........see if there is a way we can see the video on the web.
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    Oh yes, those squirrels. They are everywhere and if you feed them, they become big pests. No matter how difficult it is, they will find a way to get to bird feed. If you feed squirrels on a regular basis, and stop, they will look in windows, climb screens and threaten to come in the dog door. If there is an opening in you house, garage, porch, garage.......they will find it. My wife was forced to stop feeding them (BY ME) After a week or so, we don't see them much anymore. It is hard to believe that some hunters kill and eat these bushy tailed rats. They did in my family when I was young

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