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Everything posted by FrederickH

  1. Best of luck with the healing/recovery. Reading this post makes my palms sweat and a promise to be ultra-careful on my jointer. Thanks for the share!!!
  2. Thanks, now to find some neoprene!
  3. Here's what I thought would work for constructing this finial. Perhaps turning/drilling would work but would take a huge amount of work. Then it hit me..... cabriole legs. I drew up a cabriole leg that looked right, grabbed two 4X4 pieces of treated lumber, and cut them to shape. They were then glued together to form one side of the finial. The bevels in the base could be added to each of the legs and a separate octagonal point would be added to the top. This would be a total of 5 pieces for the finial. Please ignore the "rough" work shown.... this was a quick trial. I would have used a clear/good grade of cedar for the project.
  4. What would be the best way to reproduce this finial on a building in Williamsburg, VA? I had someone ask me to replicate it, for their garden shed, but they backed out at the last minute. I've got my idea about it but am curious about other's ideas of replication.
  5. Thank you for this great summary. It's much appreciated!!!
  6. "Don't know much about them. They appear to be a nice tool. Do you know if they are made with high speed steel?" I'm not sure if they are HSS. Is there a way to determine this? "The angle on this one looks a little bit off as is usually at a 90 total." I thought that the 3rd tool down was for forming the spigot(tenon) on the bottom of a bowl, in preparation for gripping the bowl with a chuck?
  7. I've acquired these lathe tools for future bowl-turning projects. I know that they are made in Sweden? Opinion????
  8. Actually, I've been on the lookout for a cheap badminton racket for those rascals.
  9. Yes, the idea is for them to think that the drilled hole is one that they made, and to crawl up into it, then down to the jar...... where they don't escape. Do you think that the treated wood is keeping them away?
  10. Every spring I have carpenter bees chewing into the ends/bottoms of my white pine boards that are stickered in the backyard. They leave a 3/8" hole, that leads to horizontal burrow in the wood. I've cut some of these boards a year later and have found live bees. My wife and I were having lunch at Potomac Grille in Harpers Ferry WV and I spotted these jars hanging from the outside rafters of the deck area. Upon inquiring what they were used for, the server said for the capture of carpenter bees. They(bees) see the hole, crawl in, and then into the glass jar, where they don't escape. On a good day, in the spring, the server said that they have to empty the jars at least once! Is anyone one here familiar with such a trap? I've gone ahead and have made three of these to try out this idea? Here's a photo of my lumber storage area and one of the traps that I've made. Last year, I had moderate success at capturing the bees but I feel guilty about killing these beautiful insects.
  11. 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.
  12. Yes and no. I like to keep the lathe running when possible. Stopping the lathe would, indeed, limit that problem🛠.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!!!
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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/
  18. 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
  19. 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??????
  20. Here they are.... if nothing else, the handles are worth what I paid.
  21. 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.
  22. 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?
  23. 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????
  24. 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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