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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. Steve Krumanaker

    Giving Credit Where It's Due.

    I don't know of any other that does. At Menards there is a kiosk just inside the entrance. It's self help and you can find the receipts yourself. Pretty amazing I think. Steve
  2. Steve Krumanaker

    Giving Credit Where It's Due.

    Customer service seems to be almost nonexistent these days. With that in mind I have to share this. We remodeled a bedroom into a bath, laundry room a few years back. We put in a new stool, American Standard. One day last week my wife told me the tank had a crack in it. Wasn't leaking as it's lined with foam. Got the part number off the tank and started searching. I could see right away the tank alone was going to cost as much as the whole unit did originally. As a last resort I called American standard to see what their price was. The girl I talked to told me it has a lifetime warranty and if I sent her a picture and a copy of the receipt they would replace it, shipping included. Of course, after 3 years we couldn't find the receipt. We had purchased it at Menards and I know they will print receipts of purchases but I didn't know how far back that service would go. Went today, it goes back five years. Printed the receipt, sent the pictures to American Standard and the new tank is on the way. Kudos to both Menards and American Standard! Steve
  3. Steve Krumanaker

    Starting To Build A Tea Pot.

    Looking good, lots and lots of work go into one of these! Steve
  4. Steve Krumanaker

    Don't Buy Cheap Tools.

    Where were you in the process? Roughing? fine detail? 1/4" bowl gouge seems very small on that large of piece. Steve
  5. Steve Krumanaker

    Don't Buy Cheap Tools.

    Would like to know more about this steve
  6. Steve Krumanaker

    Scrap Wood Again

    this is one of your better ones I think, that's saying something! Steve
  7. Steve Krumanaker

    Wednesday's Wisdom for Woodturners May 16, 2018

    Nice job Lew, the box elder bowl looks really good and a little warping on a natural edge bowl never hurt anyone! steve
  8. Steve Krumanaker

    Skeleton Clocks

    Someone in one my FB groups posted a picture of a "skeleton" clock. I didn't know what that was until after I did some research. I guess all it means is that a person can see the gears. The one I saw was on a pedestal and it was very nice looking. I need a demo for June and had a little different vision for one. When I do a demo I will make several of an item to make I have it down. So far I've made four of these, no pictures of the first one. It was just to figure out dimensions and diameters. Let me know what you honestly think please. This is the second I did, it is very simple and very basic, I actually kind of like the front view of this one. It is made from a piece of 8/4 walnut as about 1 1/8 thickness is needed to hide the back of the clock. This is a perspective view and it just doesn't work IMO. The brass trim ring looks huge on this one. You probably noticed there is no foot. There isn't a foot on any of these. My vision is for the clock to sit on a high shelf or fireplace mantle and kind of rise out of the surface. This is the next one, it is white oak and walnut. I have always liked the way those two woods look together. IMO, the walnut feature ring is just too small and is hard to see. On all of the clocks it's hard to see the hands from any distance but I think that's the movement itself. Persepective on the walnut and white oak clock, definitely looks better in the front view. This one is a little heavy on the front too. it would be okay on a mantle or high shelf but on a table it would tip over if bumped. This is the last one I've done and the best one I think. It is hickory and walnut. I like the white oak and walnut better but the walnut ring is better on this one I think. For what it's worth, it's the same movement in all three. It just presses into a 2 3/4" diameter hole. You can tell in this one how hard are the hands to see. Perspective on the last one. Let me know what you think, not sure about the look and maybe a foot will be necessary. Steve
  9. Steve Krumanaker

    Pecan W/ Inlay

    That's a really nice look! Steve
  10. Steve Krumanaker

    Haven't Posted In A While.

    Thanks to everyone!! Thanks Dave, inconsistency has always been my strong suit!! Thanks Gerald, the lids are metal screw on type. Steve
  11. Steve Krumanaker

    Haven't Posted In A While.

    Outstanding! LOL. Steve
  12. Steve Krumanaker

    Haven't Posted In A While.

    Thanks Lew. I did. Did the lettering and drew the line art in Inkscape and used the laser to "print" it. Steve
  13. Steve Krumanaker

    Haven't Posted In A While.

    Been working through a run of mason jar honey dippers. Local bee farm wants fifty of them by July. This batch makes forty finished and ready. Have about 20 more to glue up and finish. That will give me a few extra. Steve
  14. Steve Krumanaker

    Our Town Has A Place For All Cut Down Trees

    That's great!! Our town has a similar spot but the wood rots because the city attorney is concerned about liability issues. Have tried and tried to get access but no luck. Take adavantage of it, happy for you!! Steve
  15. Steve Krumanaker

    I Keep Returning To Mexico!

    Pretty bowl and beautiful piece of wood!! Steve

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