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Steve Krumanaker

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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. That's a beautiful piece!
  2. Very nice, maple is a joy to turn isn't it?
  3. Good Stuff Gerald. I really like spiral pyro, spiral pyro, say that three times fast!
  4. That's way better than anything I did for my first several attempts, you will only get better!
  5. It is very seldom that I don't wear a full face shield even with small spindle turnings so I would that cover is a very bad example. Steve
  6. Spectacular Gerald, I really like the center motif. Steve
  7. Mine are not as pretty as Sam's but I got into making two piece tops a couple years ago. It's amazing how many adults wanted one for themselves to keep on their desk at work. Everybody loves a spin top! Steve
  8. Scrapers can be used for bowl turning but IMO, they are far from the best tool for the job. Without knowing if they've been tempered I would not use them.
  9. Thanks guys. It feels good to post again, been a long time. Gerald, epoxy. I tried super glue and even though research said that would work, it did not work for me. Every one I tried with CA glue failed. I also learned to leave about 3/8" below the threads for glue surface and to rough it up to give it some tooth for the epoxy to grip. I thought about salt and pepper shakers too, forgot to mention those. Getting a nice grain match is pretty easy with these. The lid assembly is glued together and then one set of threads are glued in. After that, I fit the second set of threads but don't glue them in until the box is put back between centers and rough shaped as an assembly. Then, it's simple to screw the lid on to both sets of threads and glue that into the second piece of wood. Hope that makes sense.
  10. Handy Dan posted a thread a while back on using the threads from plastic bottles to make threaded boxes. I never did anything with it but I guess I didn't forget about it either. It seems every time I go for a check up the doc wants to prescribe a new maintenance drug and what do you do with all the empty bottles? The ones my prescriptions come in have a thumb lock on them It occurred to me, if I could turn the lock portion away I could use the bottle(s) to make a small threaded box. Maybe for toothpicks, or matches for camping, fire starter, or whatever. To see if it work I made a little box. Had a little piece of spalted beech to make this one. I think it would also work to use the whole bottle and the lids without cutting the threads away. One thing I discovered while playing with these bottles, the lid is reversible, who knew that? I sure didn't and I've been using these prescription bottles for more than a few years. Well, that got to thinking(always dangerous) and I had the idea to maybe make a double box and a kind of egg shape just sort of evolved from that. So, here are my double boxes. Not sure if they have any practical use but they're kind of fun to do. The seeds for these were planted by Dan a couple years ago and just grew from there. I'm doing our club demo in March and this will be the project. Thanks for looking and thanks to Dan for the idea!!
  11. Don't know much about their lathes but I have two Rikon band saws that I picked up used. Both are solid, straight forward machines that do the job very well. If I were in the market for a lathe I'd have to look at that closely!
  12. Looks good, great idea to use glass cutoff too!
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