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Steve Krumanaker

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  • Birthday 08/04/1950


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    Huntington IN
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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Wow, just wow. Those are awesome Dan. Thanks for the nod but you those perfect!
  5. There is a guy in a facebook group I belong to who has been posting pictures of birds he's turned, I'm sure Lew knows who I'm talking about. They are kind of stylized and I can't say they really like any real bird I've ever seen. Even so, they caught my eye and I wanted to try doing some. These are on a sycamore limb. Birds are spalted maple the beaks are ebony.
  6. Nicely done! That is one pretty piece of wood too.
  7. Congratulations! I'm a firm believer that doing demo benefits the person doing the demo more than anyone else in the room. One of my favorite quotes: “If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others." Tryon Edwards
  8. Makes my fingers itch! Nice work!
  9. I agree with Lew, something I can't imagine working out.
  10. It's already been said but yes, carbide does make more dust and turning dry wood will always be dustier. You might also be sensitive to walnut dust. I cannot turn catalpa because it makes me itch. It affects me even if someone in our club is doing a demo with catalpa and I'm several feet away
  11. Hi Gerald, thank you. They are just generic screw eyes from my local Ace hardware. FWIW they are item number 76455. I just open them up a little bit with a pair of needle nose pliers.
  12. I posted about making drop spindles for a local shop a while back. The first batch was received well so the shop owner ordered more. I've been working on them and it happens the first reading at our church service last Sunday was selected versus from Proverbs 31. It's generally accepted that king Solomon wrote proverbs and in chapter 31 he is extolling the virtues of a good woman or wife. Two of the versus were verse 13 and verse 19. I knew as soon as I read them I had to use them with this batch of spindles. I'm really happy with the laser engraving on this. You may notice a little notch on the right side of the whorl, that's on purpose and traps the wool when spinning.
  13. You are a patient man! Well done!
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