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Steve Krumanaker

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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from Woodbutcherbynight in Wood sawyer rescue - my new "best wood"   
    Beautiful!!
     
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    Steve Krumanaker reacted to Bob Hodge in Wood sawyer rescue - my new "best wood"   
    I'm pleased with this bowl for several reasons:
    . The white oak was rescued from a lumber sawyer's waste pile
    .  The wood works wonderfully well.
    .  I happened to hit the right spot to get the crotch part centered in the bottom.  
    Finished with golden oak Watco and 2000 grit wetsanding.

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    Steve Krumanaker reacted to lew in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    Welcome Back!!!
     
    Super turnings!
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    Steve Krumanaker reacted to Fred W. Hargis Jr in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    Pretty cool, Steve. Glad to you posting again.
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    Steve Krumanaker reacted to Gerald in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    I had wondered where you had been hybernating. Great idea and I was planning on making a slide lid box for pocket carrier. I have a whole box full of these bottles I saved and now have a use. How did you glue the threads in?
     
    By the way we usually didn't explain the top till someone called who could not open it or if someone asked for nonsafe tops.
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    Steve Krumanaker reacted to Woodbutcherbynight in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    Those look great!!
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    Steve Krumanaker reacted to HandyDan in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    Thanks for the nod Steve.  I like your idea with the pill bottles.  The amber part would sure blend well with a lot of different wood species.  Very well done, I love your grain match.
     
    I've had the idea for awhile that if the whole bottle was used that they would be great as  liners for salt and pepper shakers.
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    Steve Krumanaker reacted to HandyDan in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    There is an epoxy for plastics that sticks well to wood too.
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    Steve Krumanaker reacted to Woodbutcherbynight in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    Somethings to note about epoxy.  There is dry time, and then CURE time.  Sure its is dry to the touch and seems hard but let it cure for 2-3 days. 
     
    From experience at work with epoxy most failures are too poor surface prep time, way too much epoxy, and lastly lack of patience.
     
    Most here know this but for those reading along and thinking oh this is the way, take a moment and do something unusual: read the instructions.
     
    Okay I have invoked the demons with the read the instructions part.  Let the thrashing begin. 
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    Steve Krumanaker reacted to Cal in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    Great looking project Steve, and great to see you posting back up - you've been missed!
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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from Cal in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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.
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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from Cal in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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!!
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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from p_toad in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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!!
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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from smitty10101 in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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!!
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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from DuckSoup in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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.
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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from DuckSoup in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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!!
  17. Like
    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from Woodbutcherbynight in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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.
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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from Artie in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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!!
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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from Gerald in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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.
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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from Sid Matheny in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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!!
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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from lew in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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!!
  22. Thanks
    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from RedMGB in Rikon Sale   
    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!
     
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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from HandyDan in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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!!
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    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from Woodbutcherbynight in Doubling down on Dan's idea.   
    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!!
  25. Like
    Steve Krumanaker got a reaction from Woodbutcherbynight in Rikon Sale   
    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!
     
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