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FrederickH

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  1. Here's some photos of the birdhouse that I have around our house. There are mostly wrens that us them.... 5 out of 10 always have birds. I made them from some old treated lumber scrapes that I have and, as you can see, the squirrels don't like to chew on them much. The other photo is my old mailbox cover that I converted into a birdhouse. The front panel was white pine, with a wire mesh inside for the babies to crawl up and out. The squirrels love it. I've placed rat traps up on the fencing and have failed to catch even one. Speaking of wasps, we have carpenter bees that will drill into my white pine boards that are stickered outside. I'll post a photo of the jar traps that I have for them later.
  2. Yes and no. I like to keep the lathe running when possible. Stopping the lathe would, indeed, limit that problem🛠.
  3. Lew, I've tried this tool in all positions and couldn't get a good cut. For me, the hardest part was removing the tool once the tenon was cut. I have the Sorbey sizing tool (3/8") and purchased the one, pictured above, online for less that $10.00, including shipping, and the parting tool shown is the best of my 4 parting tools that I own.
  4. I tried to use it for the final dimensions but it would always catch and chip the wood. I guess practice makes perfect. Thanks for the very fine links......... You da man!!!
  5. What am I missing, technique-wise, to make this tool work for me???? I too, use the open ended wrench for sizing. https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/turning-tools/20257-sorby-sizing-tool
  6. Has anyone ever had good results with this type of sizing tool. It's supposed to make duplicate tenons/parting cuts and I keep getting tearouts/catches when I try to remove the tool. By the way, without the spacing arm, this parting tool(1/4") cuts like a dream.
  7. If this link in not appropriate, please delete it. Has anyone ordered anything from this company? The prices are so low as to be unbelievable. https://fasterpowertool.com/
  8. Here's a great reference book for carving acanthus leaves. Just the design/drawing techniques are worth the price. https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodworking_books/carving-the-acanthus-leaf-book-review.html
  9. As explained to me, the ball was turned separately, then really dried, while the cup was turned with the wood extremely wet, and then the two put together(ball into wet cup). Anyone care to duplicate this??????
  10. Here they are.... if nothing else, the handles are worth what I paid.
  11. How can you tell if they've been retempered? I assume that a tempering process can be done to them? I've tempered tool steel for plane irons before with good results. The tools are all for scraping, not so much cutting.
  12. I just purchased a "set" of 5 wood turning bowl chisels, made from files. I'm curious about how these will work for turning bowls. Any advice on the maintenance of these?
  13. Dan, you're the closest to the use of this thing. The auctioneer told me that this was used for "massaging" the body but he didn't say which part. I like your answer. Now........ how was this put together????
  14. Simple Sturbridge oil-based paints.... starting off with an antique yellow base layer, followed by a cherry/mahogany stain, and a dark green paint for the corners/drawer. The graining done with various brushes/rags.
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