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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. Thanks Gerald, I think I will make some of those to go along with these "houses", they need each other.
  2. Not sure how I missed seeing these before but I really like what you're doing with the embellishments. Nice!
  3. I had a Nova 1624-42 for a couple years. Their customer service had a lot to do with why I no longer have it.
  4. We've got sycamore trees in our yard, beautiful trees but they drop a lot of limbs. Now and then a limb is big enough to play with. Did some garden whimsy today. First day it's been cool enough to get in the shop for a while. They are a take off on some ornaments I did last year. I knew then I wanted to do some of these for the garden.
  5. In fact, it only just qualifies as turning at all, very simple and easy. We have a spare umbrella stand on our patio and we only use it for an umbrella when the kids are visiting, mostly on holidays. I had an idea and turned a piece of scrap 2X4 to fit inside the umbrella stand. Painted it black and added a couple plant hangers. Simple, simple, and easy, peasy but with current lumber prices it might be the most expensive thing I've ever turned!!
  6. That is looking very nice!
  7. I have had some great customer service but I can't remember ever having something replaced "just it case" it might break. That's great!
  8. That's a gem! I like the old tools, it's amazing to me what a true craftsman could do with them. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I am spoiled by our more modern options and I don't have the patience or the skill set to use many hand tools.
  9. Thinner than I intended. This wood doesn't have a lot of integrity and some of the cambium tore out under the bark. Not sure if I'll leave it or try to fudge in some pieces of bark after it dries.
  10. Thanks Lew. I did not, I've been thinking about doing a video or two but I completely obliterated my set up while doing the new ceiling. Maybe somewhere down the road.
  11. Another box elder hollow form. Did this one using the camera setup. I can safely say, I'll never willingly go back to a laser. The camera set up is a vast improvement. I wanted to leave a natural edge at the top of this and I feel that went ok, about 3/8" thick, 1/4" would've been better but I got chicken. Overall, I'm happy with it but I feel the bottom could be better, a little more round I think. It's going to move as it dries anyway so we'll see how it ends up. My hollowing rig is home made but I did purchase Lyle Jamieson's tool bar.
  12. You are correct, it does go both ways, very tight fit though for inside dimension. There is also a locking nut on the other side so I think they are designed more for setting a diameter than for reading one, if that makes sense. Unfortunately, I can't find a makers mark anywhere, still a good find I think.
  13. We went to the Springfield OH "extravaganza" this weekend. If you've never heard of it, it's one of the biggest antique, flea markets in the country. It happens twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. I believe there were over 1500 vendors this weekend. We drove about 300 mile round trip to attend, walked and walked for hours and I spent five bucks. I bought a tiny calipers. I told myself it will be great for when I turn finials but really I just thought it was cute. Nickel is for scale.
  14. Yea, the camera just replaces the laser, still, it doesn't seem like it should be possible the first few times a person watches. I have a cheap knockoff of a gopro.
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