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    FrederickH got a reaction from FlGatorwood in A window/doorway in Spain.   
    Shell carving completed and ready to hang!
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    FrederickH got a reaction from FlGatorwood in A window/doorway in Spain.   
    Process of gessoing(?) the shell/frame is finished.
    I've done some of the sizing and have added some gold leaf to those areas. I'll use a fine brush to lay/push the leaf into place. Touch ups will be done as necessary.
    The gold leaf has been "smoothed down" and touched up. I'll come back and use a fine cotton cloth/fingers to achieve a smoother look. Hope to finish the shell tomorrow then, it's on to the frame for the leaf.
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    FrederickH got a reaction from FlGatorwood in A window/doorway in Spain.   
    New plaque made and the painting/gilding/finishing can now begin.

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    FrederickH got a reaction from FlGatorwood in A window/doorway in Spain.   
    I've had a minor setback with my project. The plaque, which had two sealer coats of shellac applied(front and back) has cupped down about 1/4" from the top edges. I tried to "reverse" the cup but without any luck. When I applied the moldings around the perimeter of the plaque, I applied them to the face of the board. I'll make the new one with applying the moldings to the sides of the board. Hopefully this will prevent cupping. This is the first time that this has happened in 13 of these carvings that I've done.
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    FrederickH got a reaction from FlGatorwood in A window/doorway in Spain.   
    Here's the plaque and shell together. Some final sanding, then the painting/gilding can begin.
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    FrederickH reacted to AndrewB in An accidental begginers buy turned into a treasure trove of goodies....   
    I made a purchase early on when I had first purchased my Wen 12 by 18 inch variable speed bench top lathe.  I didn't even bother to look at the size of the banjo tool rest holder dimensions which now knowing that was 1 inch in diameter.  How ever I made a a mistake buy as I said well a couple of them the harbor freight lathe being one of them.  I bought a set of 4 tool rests from Amazon.  Come to find out they work and fit on my Delta lathe perfectly.  So in the long run now I'm glad I bought them even though I had no idea 2 or three months ago that I was going to buy a delta.  So the tool rests just sat in their amazon delivery box until I looked at the banjo on the delta this morning and gave it a shot.  So score for me I don't have to buy any other tool rests for this lathe I now have plenty.  I can not for the life of me remember where on the store page I bought these from I just typed in tool rests I think these were about 45 bucks or so.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    FrederickH reacted to Gerald in Incredible grain.   
    WOW, at least I think that is sufficient to describe it.
     
    @John Morris it is not so much catches as it is when we turn some of these irregular pieces we are turning a lot of air and you have to have a steady hand and a gradual approach to be a success.
     
    @RustyFN I too have been using more recesses lately but there are times when that does not present the best result and for me irregular wood is one where I too would use a tenon. When using  tenon and get a failure it is easy to glue on a sacrificial face plate, but break a recess and it is a big redesign if you have enough wood.
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    FrederickH reacted to Steve Krumanaker in Incredible grain.   
    Can't remember if I posted it here or not but a local wood cutter dropped off a piece of Norway maple trunk at my house about a month ago. Said he thought it was the kind of wood I like. He has helped me in the past and I have made sure to gift turned items to him for his help. Anyway, finally got around to turning a little bowl from a section of the log and I'm a pretty happy camper just now. It has naptha on it in these pictures as I'm looking for scratches and/or tool marks. It's drying in a bag of shavings now but I won't do much more to it except to remove the tenon. Don't normally leave such a small bowl this thick but with the integrity of the wood and the grain it just felt right. Kept this one spinning pretty slowly, less than 800 rpm but it was still kind of a nervous turn.
     

     

     

     

     
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    FrederickH reacted to Kevin Beitz in Found in the junyard...   
    Cutting done.

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    FrederickH reacted to Kevin Beitz in Found in the junyard...   
    Finished it up today... Works great....
     
     

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    FrederickH reacted to Kevin Beitz in Found in the junyard...   
    I took all the parts needed off the second machine. The only thing I did not have was a side cover and I bought one off E-bay... I also needed oil. Google says I need 10 weight. Harbor freight has air tool oil that's 10 weight. Guess I need to make a trip... It's slowly coming together. I took me 4 hours to get the legs straight  again.
     
     

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    FrederickH reacted to AndrewB in First bowl turned on the new Delta 46 460 lathe   
    Welp first turn of the new year.  2021.  As well as the first turn on the brand new delta lathe.  It took me a few minutes to figure out that forward is backwards and reverse is forwards basically.  Either way I love the lathe so thanks to who ever suggested buying that one it was well worth the 600 some odd dollars I spent on it.  It is extremely quiet and I'm honestly over all happy and impressed with it.  Beats the harbor freight lathe by 1000 fold.  I also got my new cole jaws for the larger bowls as well but I wanted to do a small little myrtle wood bowl for myself to throw my keys in when they are not in my pocket so it works.  But roughly done.
     

     

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    FrederickH reacted to John Morris in Sizing tool.   
    Moved this topic from tips to turners main forum.
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    FrederickH got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Sizing tool.   
    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.
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    FrederickH got a reaction from p_toad in Swedish Deco Shell to Carve?   
    Shell completed. This photo shows how the gold loose leaf is laid onto the carving. There's a sizing(glue) that's been applied and allowed to semi-dry before the leafing starts. I push the leaf into the nooks and crannies with a soft brush and then proceed to lay more leaf(usually smaller pieces) until the areas are covered.
     
    Here's the finished product so far. I'll apply more sizing to the other areas and repeat the above procedure.

     
    The leafing is now completed. I'll wait about 1 hour and then start to "burnish"the leaf. I still have to attach the shell to the plaque and hang it somewhere on the wall.

     
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    FrederickH got a reaction from Cal in ouch   
    Glass/fiberglass splinters are even worse!
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    FrederickH reacted to DuckSoup in Swedish Deco Shell to Carve?   
    Beautiful piece! Your choice of background wood really makes it stand proud. Great work
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    FrederickH got a reaction from DuckSoup in Swedish Deco Shell to Carve?   
    Shell completed. This photo shows how the gold loose leaf is laid onto the carving. There's a sizing(glue) that's been applied and allowed to semi-dry before the leafing starts. I push the leaf into the nooks and crannies with a soft brush and then proceed to lay more leaf(usually smaller pieces) until the areas are covered.
     
    Here's the finished product so far. I'll apply more sizing to the other areas and repeat the above procedure.

     
    The leafing is now completed. I'll wait about 1 hour and then start to "burnish"the leaf. I still have to attach the shell to the plaque and hang it somewhere on the wall.

     
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    FrederickH got a reaction from DuckSoup in Swedish Deco Shell to Carve?   
    That should read c = 2*pi*r OR c = pi*d
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    FrederickH got a reaction from KevTN in Swedish Deco Shell to Carve?   
    Shell completed. This photo shows how the gold loose leaf is laid onto the carving. There's a sizing(glue) that's been applied and allowed to semi-dry before the leafing starts. I push the leaf into the nooks and crannies with a soft brush and then proceed to lay more leaf(usually smaller pieces) until the areas are covered.
     
    Here's the finished product so far. I'll apply more sizing to the other areas and repeat the above procedure.

     
    The leafing is now completed. I'll wait about 1 hour and then start to "burnish"the leaf. I still have to attach the shell to the plaque and hang it somewhere on the wall.

     
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    FrederickH got a reaction from DuckSoup in ouch   
    Glass/fiberglass splinters are even worse!
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    FrederickH got a reaction from Natosha Jacobs in Swedish Deco Shell to Carve?   
    Shell completed. This photo shows how the gold loose leaf is laid onto the carving. There's a sizing(glue) that's been applied and allowed to semi-dry before the leafing starts. I push the leaf into the nooks and crannies with a soft brush and then proceed to lay more leaf(usually smaller pieces) until the areas are covered.
     
    Here's the finished product so far. I'll apply more sizing to the other areas and repeat the above procedure.

     
    The leafing is now completed. I'll wait about 1 hour and then start to "burnish"the leaf. I still have to attach the shell to the plaque and hang it somewhere on the wall.

     
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    FrederickH got a reaction from Artie in Swedish Deco Shell to Carve?   
    Shell completed. This photo shows how the gold loose leaf is laid onto the carving. There's a sizing(glue) that's been applied and allowed to semi-dry before the leafing starts. I push the leaf into the nooks and crannies with a soft brush and then proceed to lay more leaf(usually smaller pieces) until the areas are covered.
     
    Here's the finished product so far. I'll apply more sizing to the other areas and repeat the above procedure.

     
    The leafing is now completed. I'll wait about 1 hour and then start to "burnish"the leaf. I still have to attach the shell to the plaque and hang it somewhere on the wall.

     
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    FrederickH reacted to Gerald in ouch   
    You remind me of a COUPLE cures from old folks. Kerosene for wounds and coal tar liquid for almost all skin problems. Now and aside since as a Pharmacist many old compounded rxs from Dermatologists has Coal Tar as an ingredient
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    FrederickH reacted to FlGatorwood in ouch   
    Another old remedy from ignorant and poor folks like us was kerosene (coal oil) and turpentine for flu and such.  I don't how they lived as long as they did.  
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