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  1. Free National Park passes | VA pension benefits | 10% off at Outback https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/bulletins/2f19cfd
  2. Finally bought myself a decent bowl gouge. I went with the same company. Robert Sorby. This one to be exact Robert Sorby Deep Flute Bowl Gouge 1/2 inch HHS Extra Long Length Handle Overall Length 26 inches 842XLH-1/2. Bought it off amazon. I also bought a couple round blanks from Got Wood LLC so I can actually give the gouge a good go. I will probably wind up trying to learn how to do an Irish Grind for the gouge itself just because of how versatile that grind is. But yea I can't wait to try it out.
  3. Remembering 9/11 https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/bulletins/2f0653e
  4. Help Afghan Allies | Veteran Housing | Win an Amazon gift card U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sent this bulletin at 09/08/2021 08:35 PM EDT https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/bulletins/2f0653d
  5. Honor America's fallen, Friday, Sept 10th on the National Day of Service https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/bulletins/2efbaf6
  6. Veterans Benefits Newsletter | September 2021 https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAVBA/bulletins/2eefb33
  7. Free Donuts | Free Farm Program | VA Claims & Appeals https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/bulletins/2ef67cc
  8. Been Working on a Resin casting its a pretty big one how ever I'm hoping it turns out not sure about the air bubbles if they've managed to work themselves out as of yet but we shall see.
  9. #VetResources is a weekly newsletter for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors. VA News Letter https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/bulletins/2ee5e14 Sorry guys been sort of AFK for most of the last couple weeks dealin with PTSD and what not just kinda tryin to get back into the flow with things so if I disappear for a little bit that is why. But here is the latest news letter I have relieved from VA
  10. As I am working on slowly finishing up this project I wound up taking the wet sanding all the way up to 12,000 grit this morning for a good finish still gotta work out what I'm going to do for a stand for it.
  11. Penn State Industries also has these https://www.pennstateind.com/store/PKSANDP.html they actually fit together quite nicely. With the diameter of the through drill I mean the fit up is so well they can be held in with pressure. Some epoxy for the top caps but rubber stoppers on the bottom end of the shakers. I just recenetly did 2 of these considering making more with resin.
  12. Win a Truck | Tech Entrepreneur Resources | 13 Free Events https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/bulletins/2ec52c6
  13. Pepper Mills are QUITE easy to turn and put together just gotta make sure you have all the parts and tools to turn them. now if you do the Antique pepper mill kits like I've done those are extremely simple to do its just making sure everything is lined up when finishing off. (and I was OUT COLD when this was originally posted lol)
  14. So the first casting of resin was an entire success now debating on buying more of the super clear and a pen blank mold for casting pen blanks. Either way I started turning a dragons egg with the casted resin. The colors I had chosen was purple for the bottom half and the top half is the purple with 3 drops of the dye and 3 drops of royal blue and mixed together. I think it turned out to be a really good color combo. Now all I've got left to do is sand and polish. This is how the Egg Started to take shape.... This is the Final Shape I think its fairly decent...
  15. Yea I'm not sure why they didn't either either way it wasn't a huge deal because they mostly got turned off other wise I had pretty good luck with it. At least with that Now I just need to buy myself a pen mold blank LOL. I can honestly say I'm a HUGE fan of SuperClear Resin I think that will be my go to resin from now on.
  16. The overall finished product of the cast I am quite happy with it is fully cured and ready to turn.
  17. So I poured resin for well moderately the first time this morning I used a home depot paint mix cup as the mold since I wanted to keep it small the first pour I did turned out to be a success with the color and clarity. Did a 1 to 1 mix on the pour. 1 drop of purple liquid dye in the resin got it mixed. Poured and into the pressure pot at about 50 PSI left it in there for about 4 hours or so and it was fully cured. I was actually kind of shocked. I replicated the second pour as best as I but I changed up the color with the dye and mixed a bit of royal blue with the purple. I left it in again at 50 psi for about 4 hours and it was rock solid. So Id say even with a few bubles at the top the second pour was a complete success. The air bubbles will get turned away as well and they are at the very top of the mold so not a huge issue. Seems to other wise be crystal clear all the way through the mold minus some dust bits that got in the resin but I kinda like the look it adds to it. But even with the small amount of left over bubbles in this pour I'm over all happy with this. I haven't taken it out of the mold as of yet but I will get a couple shots of it out of the mold. I was pretty well in a good mood when this actually came out and worked properly so I think the Super Clear Resin for me is a WINNER.
  18. Veterans Benefits News letter 2021 https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAVBA/bulletins/2eb5ea3
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