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FrederickH

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    FrederickH reacted to Gerald in In Need of some Lathe Advice on a Product   
    I built a stand for my Midi, first lathe, with extension. It worked well . Had sand in the bottom box for weight. As to height. Measure the height at your elbow bent and that should be spindle height. Measure on lathe the distance from lathe center to bottom of base, now subtract that from the spindle height and that is he top of the stand.
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    FrederickH got a reaction from Artie in In the Blink of an Eye (graphic pictures)   
    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!!!
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    FrederickH got a reaction from Cal in In the Blink of an Eye (graphic pictures)   
    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!!!
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    FrederickH got a reaction from John Moody in In the Blink of an Eye (graphic pictures)   
    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!!!
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    FrederickH got a reaction from Harry Brink in In the Blink of an Eye (graphic pictures)   
    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!!!
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    FrederickH got a reaction from Al B in In the Blink of an Eye (graphic pictures)   
    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!!!
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    FrederickH got a reaction from FlGatorwood in In the Blink of an Eye (graphic pictures)   
    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!!!
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    FrederickH got a reaction from HARO50 in In the Blink of an Eye (graphic pictures)   
    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!!!
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    FrederickH got a reaction from Gunny in In the Blink of an Eye (graphic pictures)   
    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!!!
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    FrederickH reacted to John Moody in In the Blink of an Eye (graphic pictures)   
    I started this knife block some time back and then the virus pandemic hit and I didn’t do much in the shop. 
     
    I worked everyday at the gun store/range as we were considered essential business. I did a lot of repairs to the range since we did close it for a while due to not being able to keep 6’ distances. So I installed new LED lights and we filled in holes in the walls where they got shot and then painted. So I say all that to say I had been busy away from the shop.  
    Last week I finally glued the part that would hold the steak knives. Monday evening I went to the shop and took it out of the clamps. Checked to see the it needed to be flattened to fit the larger part. 

     
    I took it to the jointer to flatten the back edge. I ran it across the first time and it was close.
     

     
    After checking the fit i came back to run it one more time. 
    This time not watching I turned the piece around and started to push it through. That’s when in the blink of an eye things changed. 
    The piece grabbed and kicked back on me. 

     
    When it kicked back it threw my hands  into the top edge of the fence. I knew I was hurt and looked down and saw raw flesh. I grabbed my fingers and noticed my right little finger was pointing 90 degrees out at the first joint. Some how I put it back in place while still holding my fingers. I ran in the house got my wife and headed to the ER. 
    When the nurse told me to turn loose of my fingers and let her look I told her I wasn’t sure I could. I just knew they were separated. I finally let them go and gave her a look. 
     

     
    They tried to clean them up but the were bleeding so they put them in a solution to soak. 
     

     
    After hours of soaking this is what I had. They told her to stitch them and she told them there wasn’t enough to pull over and stitch. 
    So I had to see an orthopedic surgeon the next morning. I was pretty sure I was going to loose the ends. 
     

     
    So when he came in he was very positive that they would heal and would not require removing any if I don’t get an infection. 
    Ive got to wash them 3 times a day for a while and keep the bandage changed. 
     


    So here is what they look like after the first washing. 
     
    I’m very blessed that they are as good as they are. But as long as I’ve been woodworking just goes to show you things can happen bad in the blink of an eye. Had I watched the direction and noticed the slight slope would cause the End grain to lead I could have prevented this. A piece of wood coming back from a kick back is moving fast and what ever is in the way can be damaged or destroyed. 
    While working with power tools take your time and pay attention to every detail. I very thankful I didn’t get into the spiral cutter. 
    Hope the pictures don’t bother you but show you how fast something can happen and change your life. 
     
    It it will be about 6 weeks before I’ll go to just bandaids and those fingers will be tender for a long time. 
     
    Be safe and always use safety equipment. 
     

     
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    FrederickH reacted to lew in LED Lathe Lamp Sale!   
    Woodturners Wonders has a sale on some of their LED Lamps.  Limited Time Only!!!

     
     
    https://woodturnerswonders.com/collections/lamps
     
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    FrederickH reacted to lew in Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners May 6, 2020   
    I hope this Wednesday finds all of you safe and healthy.
     
     
    Our Patriot Turners-
    @Lissa Hall posted a concern about the crack that occured in a cedar bowl she recently turned. Several of our members provided some advice about what might have happened. Please check out her post and maybe you can offer additional ideas-
     
     
    @Ron Altier turned another beautiful bell ornament! He explains more about it and the finish he uses in his post.

     
     
     
    We've had lots of updates on past posts. 
    @Kevin Beitz is still fighting with a maple bowl. Several members offered additional suggestions-
     
     
    @Gerald added additional images of his Friendship Bowls. He explained more about the finishes he uses-
     
     
    @Pauley provided more information on the finish on his curley maple vase-
     
     
    @Masonsailor has finished up his turned tulip cabinet-
     
     
    One of @Gerald's older post was revived. Great article from Woodcraft on making a jam chuck-
     
     
    What’s Coming Up-
    Everything still appears to be on hold. It may be a while until meeting, workshops and symposiums are up and running.
     
     
    For The Newbies-
    Woodworker's Journal has added a nice video, from Ernie Conover, on finishes for woodturners. Mr. Conover does a great job explaining and demonstrating several, simple finishes-
     
     
     
    Expand Your Horizons-
    There is still a growing interest in combining acrylic resins and wood. This video is not so much a "how to" but more of a "look what I did."
     
     
     
    New Turning Items-
    The folks at Woodturners Wonders are offering a new stand alone tool rest for your grinder.

     
    You can read more about it here-
    https://woodturnerswonders.com/collections/grinding-wheel-accessories/products/stand-alone-tool-rest
     
     
    Everything Else-
    Rick Turns has his April video list available. With the lockdown, it's nice to have this list to pick from
     
     
     
    Been playing off and on with that splated maple bowl. I've always wanted to turn a Calabash bowl and that was my intention with this one. Unfortunately, the punky wood under the faceplate had different plans. To get a safe purchase on the piece, I needed to reverse the mount which left screw hole where the bowl bottom ended up. I'm not really happy with the shape, either.

     

     
     
    The holes were deep enough that when the inside was turned, they came thru. I tried to use sawdust and CA to fill them but they are pretty noticeable on the inside. So right now, I'm considering some sort of foot. I have some ebony piano keys. Might try to use them and design something. Surely can't leave it like this.

     
     
     
    Safe turning and stay well 
     
     
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    FrederickH got a reaction from Gerald in Jam Chuck   
    Thanks, now to find some neoprene!
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    FrederickH got a reaction from Gunny in Jam Chuck   
    Thanks, now to find some neoprene!
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    FrederickH reacted to Gerald in Jam Chuck   
    Just got a email from Woodcraft with a article on making a jam chuck. This is the most unique work holding method I have seen and I usually just improvise with a piece of inner tube.
     
    UNIVERSAL JAM CHUCK
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    FrederickH got a reaction from Cal in Replication?   
    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.
     


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    FrederickH reacted to FlGatorwood in Replication?   
    I did not realize that it was that large.  Great idea and execution.
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    FrederickH got a reaction from Gunny in Replication?   
    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.
     


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    FrederickH got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Replication?   
    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.
     


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    FrederickH got a reaction from Gerald in Replication?   
    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.
     


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    FrederickH reacted to lew in Replication?   
    Cool idea!
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    FrederickH got a reaction from lew in Replication?   
    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.
     


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    FrederickH got a reaction from Cal in Replication?   
    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.
     

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    FrederickH got a reaction from Al B in Replication?   
    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.
     

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    FrederickH reacted to FlGatorwood in Replication?   
    I have to agree with Gerald.  That would be my approach, but then my experience is very limited.  
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