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Steve Krumanaker

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  • Birthday 08/04/1950


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    Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge

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  1. Beautiful and I too am impressed you kept it together.
  2. Nice work Gerald.
  3. I normally stick to the wood turning forum but I just had an unbelievable customer service experience and wanted to give kudos to the company. I bought an "Industrial Air" compressor at a local farm store in 2012. About a year ago the head gasket went so I bought a 3rd party rebuild kit and replaced it. Well, it blew again this morning. Rather than keep replacing it again and again I wanted to see if a new pump was affordable. Called the 800 number on my owners manual and the lady found what I needed and said they have it for four hundred(about) dollars. She then said, here is a company that has it for $360.00, hang on, Oh here it is, "Air Compressors Direct" has it for $259.00 and here is the model number they have it under. Unbelievable to me. What great customer service. Just ordered the pump and BTW, free shipping to boot
  4. I'm impressed! I had the Mcnaughton system and just never figured it out.
  5. That's pretty awesome! The bottom one has more visual impact for sure.
  6. I think you've had the design/shape thing down for sometime. My personal like is the one on the left but all three could find a place in our home.
  7. Very nice shape!
  8. Most of my turning is on a powermatic 4224, the old one. It's a beast of a machine. Also have a delta 46-460 that I use now and then.
  9. Thanks for the nod Dave! Any piece of copper pipe or coupling, given it's the right diameter can be used to make a ferrule. There are dozens, if not hundreds of videos on youtube showing this method. As for handles that can changed out that's pretty easily done with off the shelf plumbing fittings as well and I have made a couple of videos to show how it's done and what to buy. If you're going to use carbide I highly recommend Easy Wood Tools for a few reasons. First, and most importantly, EWT products are 100% made in America. I also was fortunate enough to be asked to test new products for EWT for a few years. I can honestly say they are committed to making as quality a tool as possible and the fit and finish on their tools are second to none.
  10. Still learning about this Gerald, where do I get one?
  11. This is my first attempt at a "beads of courage" box. It's also the first time I've turned something using staves. There are no miters as we normally think of them. Rather, the pieces are joined using a birds mouth bit. I think it came out just a little too big but I like how the walnut and ash look together. I left the flats on the inside of the box. Two reasons, first and most important, it was easier that way!! Secondly, I liked the way it looked. It's hard to see how the staves nest together in the finished picture so here's some cutoffs to show that. It's a neat method, they nest together without the slippage of a normal miter joint and provide a little more surface area for gluing.
  12. Thank you everyone for the comments!! So true. The more I learn what these machines can do the more I'm amazed. What's just as amazing to me, less than 10 years ago a machine like this would've cost thousands or dollars. Technology might be the only thing in the world getting less expensive.
  13. thx Lew. The package I bought came with the rotary chuck, it's a pretty nice setup that can be configured a few different ways.
  14. Thought I might as well get started making some birdhouse ornaments. I had an idea to use the laser for embellishing on some of them. Took me 4 or 5 attempts to figure out how to use the rotary chuck but right I'm loving it! Body is maple, top and bottom are sycamore.
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