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Gene Howe

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About Gene Howe

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    Master Carpenter
  • Birthday 04/03/1941


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    Snowflake in Northern Arizona, USA
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    You got me, you figure it out!

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  1. Gene Howe

    New type light

    Thanks again, Gerald. I think Ace carries a decent bunch of styles, sizes etc. I'll check them out. If not there, maybe Lowes.
  2. Gene Howe

    My move from craftsman to art?

    Gerald, I've run it through my planer with HSS blades without nicks. My carbide tipped saw blades don't seem to mind, either. Bear in mind though, it's small pebbles or powder.
  3. Gene Howe

    My move from craftsman to art?

    The malachite I've used is found locally and, I find it too friable for what I do. I've seen it in rock stores that seem to be much less crumbly and better color. As to CA vs epoxy resin, for very small voids, CA works great. But, bigger voids require resin. I've found that products advertised as "Casting Resin", specifically, polyester casting resins, are very clear. However, my methods require mixing the powders and small pieces in the epoxy then, packing it in the void. Clarity is not an issue, in that case. Often, the void is partially filled with glue and sawdust, in order to save on the turquoise. I'm cheap. And, this is flat work. The fill will never be seen.
  4. Gene Howe

    My move from craftsman to art?

    That's a cool idea, Bob. Very pretty. I'm not a turner but, in using mesquite, my favorite wood, I encounter beaucoup voids. I use turquoise powder and chunks to fill with. It cuts easily and, I'd think, would turn just as easily. In fact, I've seen pens with turquoise inlays. Other stones I use have to be crushed to a fine powder and, even so, might quickly dull turning tools. Maybe not EWT carbide, though.
  5. Gene Howe

    Charles Neil finishing tips

    Charles is a good teacher. I found his trace coating method to be outstanding.
  6. Gene Howe

    A platter and a bowl, or a bowl and a platter.

    Nomenclature is meaningless with such beautiful work. Real show pieces.
  7. Gene Howe

    New type light

    Thanks, Gerald. Just ordered one for my upcoming carving station. Where did you find the LED to fit?
  8. Gene Howe

    The Farmhouse Table

  9. Gene Howe

    Christmas Project For a Friend

    Just amazing.
  10. Gene Howe

    I think I'll keep my Dewalt

    @Larry Buskirk, Thanks for the reminder. With all the talk about flux capacitors, Tardi, and time warps, I got confused about the day. Not that it makes a darned bit of difference, though.
  11. Gene Howe

    I think I'll keep my Dewalt

    For us more mature folks, maybe archive posts should be delineated by different colors. Green for old ones and, red for reeeely old ones.
  12. Gene Howe

    Holiday sales timing

    The Black Friday sales have been pretty good for me. In the meantime, check out these deals from CPO. I've bought several tools from them, including Bosch routers, and all have been excellent.
  13. Gene Howe

    Anyone who thinks the terrorists haven't won

    Holy cow!
  14. Gene Howe

    I think I'll keep my Dewalt

    But..but.. if he goes back in time, he'd meet folks pre-ghost. If he goes too far, Alexander G. Bell would be pre-conceived, let alone the lack of cell towers. It gets so confusing.
  15. Gene Howe

    I think I'll keep my Dewalt

    But, who ya gonna call?

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