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Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

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  1. My first turning was a pen. I made a lot of pens before I got into bowls.
  2. You got screwed. I will give you $50 for it so you can get some of your money back. 😀 Great find. I wish I ran into deals like that.
  3. RustyFN

    First Turn

    You are hooked now. All it takes is turning that first piece then it becomes an addiction.
  4. The wood was too wet. When I turn a bowl from a tree I cut down I do a rough turn first like Gerald mentioned. Then I stick it in a cardboard box surrounded by wood shavings for around three months. Then I take it out and finish turn it. I have been watching videos where Carl Jacobson has been using rice to dry his and it has worked very good.
  5. Very nice bowl. I love turning Cedar.
  6. I found Vcarve to be very easy to use and learn. There are a lot of great videos on YouTube. My machine came with Vcarve desktop and I upgraded to the pro version. They give you credit for having the desktop version so pro ends up being about half price.
  7. Not sure. It doesn’t say on the web site.
  8. Thanks. I ruined a few pieces of plastic in the beginning. I tried clear and they don’t come out very good. I bought some white acrylic and it worked better. This latest batch of acrylic seems to be much better. It even looked good before I added the paint.
  9. Yes. I carved it into white acrylic using photocarve that comes with Vcarve software.
  10. I made this for my wife’s friend that she works with. It is their first child.
  11. Wow John that is beautiful. Very nice job.
  12. Thanks Gene. It is a 3D carving. That is where I needed the help. I was missing a step.
  13. I made a clock for my wife. It wouldn’t have been possible without help from Mike, David and others over at the router forum.
  14. RustyFN

    Candle Base

    Very nice. I love seeing what you do with your scrap glue ups.
  15. Thanks Cal I appreciate it. It’s never easy having to put one down.
  16. These are our two dogs. The one on the left is Mac. The on one on the right is Shea, we had to put him down last week. I used photocarve and 60 degree v bit to carve it into 1/8 inch plastic. I made the box out of 5 mm plywood. I used a 90 degree v bit to miter all of the sides so after it was put together you can’t see that it is plywood. I will take pictures of the box when it is sanded and stained.
  17. Mark has some good videos. I have watched most of his to help me learn the software.
  18. Thanks it shouldn’t be much longer. I had to order a few things and they are slowly coming in.
  19. Yes I am new. I was going to make a couple of small projects first. If I need to stay close then I can rough out some bowls on my lathe but that will limit me to doing it only when I have the time to stay out there.
  20. How many of you start your CNC cutting and then leave it? I designed a clock for my wife and the 3D carving is going to take around seven hours. I feel a little uneasy leaving it but that is a long time to stand there and watch it.
  21. I installed vcarve desktop and am working on some projects. My question is in the tool passes. For the normal tool passes I used the Piranha Arcs inch post processor. My question is for the 3D tool passes do I need to use the Piranha 3D contour inch post processor?
  22. Wow I wish my lathe was large enough to need one of those.😀
  23. I have been using beeswax and putting it on like friction polish. It comes out shiny.
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