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Steve Krumanaker

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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!
  13. Looks good Gerald, I have the wagner but have never really gotten comfortable with it. steve
  14. Cliff First, I'm glad you weren't hurt! I have to ask what diameter is it? The reason is, accepted rule of thumb is rpm X diameter should be 6-9,000 rim speed depending on wood, defects, inclusions etc. Of course, a catch always has the potential for disaster as well. At 1350rpm you bowl would have had to be 6.5" diameter or less to stay in the "safe" zone, looks much larger than that. Steve
  15. Nicely done, that's a pretty piece of wood!
  16. Nice platter Gerald and beautiful grain. Steve
  17. Gene, that is a variation on what is probably my favorite zentangle pattern, "phicops in a circle". Without doubt, it is the pattern I've used most often on my bowls. I also created a DXF of it so I could burn it with a laser but always do it by hand as I just enjoy drawing it. The fill in the segments is interesting but to my eye it loses much of the 3D effect created by shading. It's typical of zentangle patterns in it's simplicity, three little arcs comprise the whole pattern. Steve
  18. Kevin. Let me stress, that one is not mine and I'm not sure exactly what tips Ron used. When I do my bowls I use mostly a skew tip and a spoon shader. I posted a video on my youtube channel of doing a basket weave bowl and he used it as a guide to do his. It is somewhat time consuming but much easier than a person would think. It's not a drawing so much as a repeating pattern. I devised the pattern using zentangle art principles. If you look closely, for most of the bowl there are only two different lines that repeat over and over, a vertical line and a wavy line, of course putting the lines in the right place is important.
  19. Thanks Kevin. It's actually a pretty easy thing to make and there is a video of making one on my youtube channel. It happens I did video on making one if you're interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRHXmuVY_5s Steve
  20. We had a life altering event in the spring. Without going into a lot of detail I haven't really turned anything since early in May, or even been in the shop for that matter. it also seriously affected my free time so I haven't spent a lot of time on the forums or FB groups. Things are starting to get a little more normal around here and I'm hoping to get back in the shop after the first of the year. i have some ideas for new projects and a couple new videos but just haven't had time to pursue them.
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