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  1. All items here are turned . Gift items , bowls , ornaments, toys, hollow forms, unique turned wooden gifts. We turn items from wood having sentimental value for a permanent memory. When that tree is ready to come down call us for estimates.
  2. Ok guys what do I need to know when buying a lathe chuck? what do i look for? how do i know what size to get etc etc... I have tried looking the information up but have only become more confused. thanks for taking the time to respond.
  3. Another Wednesday rolls around! Our Patriot Turners- @Pauley Has been busy creating some fantastic items! Please check out his post and see some more of his turnings and how he created some of the effects- @Ron Altier finished up a beautiful spalted ornament- Ron gives us an explanation of what he did and some of the problems he overcame in this one- @Woodbutcherbynight posted a little turning he did- Sometimes the simplest things can be anything but easy! Here's his post- @Ron Altier also shared a video he found on making a natural edge bowl. He received lots of comments about the process! What’s Coming Up- Click on the image for the link to the webpage. For The Newbies- Is the piece of stock you are turning completely round? How do you check yours? You can turn the lathe off and inspect the piece or you can feel and listen- Expand Your Horizons- @Ron Altier showed us the video of one way to turn a natural edge bowl. Rick Turns posted a new video demonstrating a different method and then creates beautiful embellishments with copper leaf- New Turning Items- Craft Supplies USA has a new item aimed at the turners who make rings. Their device helps the turner make extremely accurately sized holes- Everything Else- I am asking for some input on this weekly post. The format has been about the same since we started and I am wondering if you all are satisfied with what you read/see. Am I missing something important? Is there something you would like to have added/removed. Am I covering enough material/too much. Please let me know what you think.
  4. There's just a little over a week remaining to help with our Wounded Warrior Family Adoption project. If you haven't made your donation, yet, please see this link- https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/forums/topic/27849-the-patriot-woodworkers-with-operation-ward-57-adopt-a-wounded-warrior-family-for-the-holidays-2019 Our Patriot Turners- @Woodbutcherbynight posted his first impression of his new Easy Wood Tools chisels. Like most of us, he was duly impressed! Check out the really sweet gobblet handles he made and our members comments- We had a couple of questions this week on lathe purchases. First, @Larry Blighton asked our opinion on the Delta LA200 Midi lathe. He received several comments and suggestions. Check out his post and see if you can add to what the others have said- The second question came from @BillyJack. He also asked our opinion on a Delta lathe. This one was a 1440 Iron Bed. Our members responded with lots of ideas and suggestions. Head on over to his post and give him your thoughts- Member @Ron is back with us and is anxious to get going on his lathe. He's looking for some turning tools and asked us our opinion. We all know I'd recommend starting with Easy Wood Tools ( @Jim from Easy Wood Tools )! How about the rest of you?!? @Ron Altier shared his "turning's jacket" story. Several members added their experiences and what they are currently using. How about the rest of you. Any favorite chip protection clothing?? What’s Coming Up- Continuing with our randomly selected state turning club pick- https://www.swiwt.org/ For The Newbies- Sometimes, after turning a piece, it is necessary to remount it on the lathe. That can be problematic, especially if the tenon/recess has been removed. Cap'n Eddie recently posted a video demonstrating various ways to hold pieces when this happens- Expand Your Horizons- The founder/owner of Spiracraft produces a weekly live production that plays on Facebook. It can later be viewed on YouTube. Bradley McAllister demonstrates various techniques, procedures and equipment. This is the video from this past Monday- New Turning Items- Even though I have dust collection and air filtration in the shop, I have realized I need more dust protection. Just today, I received my new dust mask. I hope it does the trick. I have an older 3M cartridge mask but it doesn't fit under my faceshield. This low profile design shouldn't interfere. One of my concerns was that my hearing aids and the ear straps would not work together. A quick test run seems to eliminate that concern. It is rated N99. https://www.amazon.com/BASE-CAMP-Breathing-Woodworking-Activities/dp/B07RLLCJZF/ref=sr_1_4?crid=SWIM04A15S7O&keywords=base+camp+dust+mask&qid=1576111628&s=hi&sprefix=base+camp%2Ctools%2C184&sr=1-4 Everything Else- The walnut bowls for Christmas presents are done. The finish was one application of mineral oil and then a second application of hot beeswax/mineral oil. Then buffed out. I did make a lid for the larger hollow vessel. Mimi said it looked like a cookie jar for the Keebler elves. Safe turning
  5. Twenty shopping days left until Christmas, just saying... Please don't forget that we are in the midst of our Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family project. We have exceeded our goal!!!! But, if you haven't added your contribution, it will make their Christmas just that much more memorable! Our Patriot Turners- New member @Masonsailor posted an awesome turning that will be part of a larger "Lazy Susan". Check out his post and some of the fabulous comments by our members- @FlGatorwood saved Thanksgiving, at his house, this year. What do you do when you need to mash taters and there's no masher? You make one!!! Check out how he did this in his post- @Bundoman is up to his mask in snowmen! Look at this plethora of little fellows (and ladies)! He received lots of great comments on these turnings- @Ron Altier showed us a new finish for his ornaments. The finish is hardened by sunlight- He explains more in this post- What’s Coming Up- Moving on down the west coast, here's a centrally located turners club- Click on the above image for the link to their web site. For The Newbies- Easy Wood Tools @Jim from Easy Wood Tools in conjunction with Tracey Malady, has a video demonstrating bowl turning using their product. You can see just how "Easy" these tools are to use! Expand Your Horizons- One more sea urchin ornament. This one is a bird house ornament by Mike Peace. New Turning Items- How about a jumbo drive spur!? This one is from Nova. Check out this link for more information- https://www.teknatool.com/product/nova-jumbo-drive-center-sku-9087/ Everything Else- Here's a chance to look at some awesome ornaments and vote for the one you like the most. I've been putting the new lathe through its paces. Continuing to work on Christmas bowls. The inside of each is turned and sanded. Now removing the tenon and finishing up the bottom. One of the turnings is destined to become a lidded vessel. The maple blank is roughed out and affixed to a glue block using a paper joint. Once it is finished, everything will get a mineral oil/beeswax finish. Safe turning
  6. Just looking out of the window at the beautiful sunset. Days are getting shorter and the leaves are beginning to show signs of fading. Our Patriot Turners- @Ron Altier glued up some pieces of colored plywood and turned a couple of sweet looking ornaments- Check out his post to see how a simple rearrangement of the pieces creates completely different designs- @Gerald turned some beautiful crosses for a ladies group at his church- Gerald tells us about the group and his turnings in his post- Gerald also gave us more information on a post he did about lathe wheels- Gerald wins this week's gift certificate for a free one year membership to the Patriot Woodworker site. He posted three turning related subjects in one week! He gave us a link to an article on building a Universal Jam Chuck. The article is from Woodcraft Magazine- one of our proud sponsors! What’s Coming Up- The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is having a workshop (Gatlinburg, TN October 6 - 12, 2019) that introduces students to 3-point off-axis turning. If you are a wood turner looking for something different and unusual, the world of twisted segmented turning provides unique opportunities to create non-round objects on a lathe. Click on the above image for a link to more information and registration For The Newbies- If you are like me, there were no turning clubs in my area when I began turning. The Internet, for me, was available on a 300 baud modem on a shared telephone line. Videos were out of the question. Well now, at least, fast Internet is available and groups are out there to help the new turner. A well known personality in the turning world, Capt. Eddie Castelin, is creating a website to bring turners of all levels together. The site is currently under development but check out what Capt. Eddie has to say in this video- Here's the website link- http://www.worldwidewoodturners.com/ Expand Your Horizons- Acrylic and acrylic hybrid turnings are becoming all the rage lately. Woodcraft has started stocking Alumilite products including resins and colors. It can be fun to create your own turning blanks or use the casting resins as "fillers". But beware, to have castings free of voids and bubbles can get expensive. Pressure pots, compressors, vacuum chambers and pumps are some of the additional equipment necessary. If you decide to try this, Easy Wood Tools negative rake cutters are the best way to get the smoothest finish @Jim from Easy Wood Tools Recently, Carl Jacobson turned this little jem from an acrylic/carbon fiber blank- New Turning Items- The folks at Woodturners Wonders have redesigned their website. It's easier to navigate. This isn't really a new turning item but rather a novel idea for using a "regular" wood working device. Rick Turns shows us how he uses a woodshop moisture meter to check if his bowl blanks have dried. Watch for his little "drying kiln" in the video- Everything Else- I forgot to put this in last weeks Wednesday's. The Woodturning OnLine newsletter is available at- https://www.woodturningonline.com/index.php?edition=092019. There's a link there to an article on milling trees to turning blanks. A month or so ago, we posted some information on thread chasing on the lathe. Mike Peace has added some more information on that subject but instead of buying the tools, he shows us how to make them using bolts. His trick for tapping a hole is especially cost effective and I can attest that it works great! Safe turning
  7. the Photo Galleries alone are more than well worth the look...
  8. Well, I hope everyone is recuperating from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holiday and that you all got at least one thing you had on Santa's List. Our Patriot Turners- @Steve Krumanaker posted a couple of bowls he recently completed. As always, Steve's design, choice of woods and finishes are impeccable . Steve's post has more images and descriptions of what he has done. Please head on over there check out the post in its' entirety- A couple of weeks ago, @hawkeye10 asked us how he could hold work pieces to make legs for a small table. He finished up the legs (and table) and it is gorgeous. There is so much great woodworking going on in his project, you just have to check it out for yourself- Here's the complete post including images of the table build- What’s Coming Up- 111 W. General Cavazos Blvd. Kingsville, Texas 78363 Click on the image for more details. For The Newbies- Big shout out to @HandyDan for the heads up on this video from Ernie Conover. It's all about drilling on the lathe. In many instances this is faster, easier and more accurate than trying to drill with a drill press. Expand Your Horizons- Back in October, @Steve Krumanaker spent a week enjoying a woodturning class from Glenn Lucas. One of the important aspects Steve mentioned was the shape of a bowl. Here's a video discussing bowl shapes. Steve stressed the importance of pleasing bowl shapes. This video is more about reading the wood and the eventual bowl shape. New Turning Items- Not exactly new but the Easy Wood Tools negative rake cutters are now available for all of the Easy Wood Tools ( @Jim from Easy Wood Tools). Craft Supplies USA has a short video demonstrating these cutters on man made materials. The finish is awesome! If your lathe doesn't have a built in indexing device, Mike Peace has a video illustrating how he built a really nice addition to his (or any) lathe. The index wheel (and a complete kit) is available from- https://www.chefwarekits.com/basket-weave-illusion-wood-burning-carving-tools/ez-index-wheel-steel-12in-dia-for-woodturning.html Everything Else- A two part video from Tim Yoder creating a hollow vessel, well sorta. Part 2 is linked from Tim's YouTube site. Safe turning
  9. This is my entrance to more art than crafts. Many people use their wood to demonstrate their skills. I use a minimum of skills to demonstrate the wood. I am privileged to be the first one to peek inside what God made. So, this is a wall hanging, mostly from scraps,and exploring various finishes. Lignum vitae, red oak, walnut, sepele, hickory, cherry, lace wood, mulberry with finishes of Waterlox, poly, BLO, beeswax. I will work on the framework to make it simpler. Right now, it is a bunch of aluminum wire and hot glue. Starting on Swoosh II today.
  10. Just to put things into perspective, there are 48 shopping days 'til Christmas. Our Patriot Turners- @Monkey Paws Is getting back into turning and he posted his latest project for us. Our members had lots of praise for his beautiful piece. Please give his post a read and add your comments- @Steve Krumanaker has been busy turning and decorating bowls. Steve showed us two of his latest- Check out Steve's post for more images and a description of the different woods he used- @Ron Altier's Christmas ornament production is in full swing! Check out this beauty- Ron explains how he put the jewel in the center- @RustyFN asked about a food safe finish for some bowls he turned. Our members offered several suggestions- What’s Coming Up- Mark you calendars for the Raleigh, NC Woodturning Symposium- Click on the above image for registration information. For The Newbies- @RustyFN asked about food safe finishes for a bowl. Just this past week, Mike Peace posted a video on making his version of that finish. This is my goto food safe finish. For cutting boards, I usually apply several coats of pure mineral first so it penetrates deeper. Also, I usually heat the mineral oil/beeswax before applying. Expand Your Horizons- Tim Yoder has a new, two part video on making a Christmas ornament. In this one, Tim uses a laser cut kit as part of the design. The second part of the presentation is linked from Tim's page. The kit is available from Ron Brown- https://www.ronbrownsbest.com/index.php?route=common/home New Turning Items- There has been rather a lengthy discussion, this past week, comparing the Tormek sharpening system to the similar Grizzly system. One of the ideas floated in that discussion was about CBN sharpening wheels. A turning products emails I received had this information- https://woodturnerswonders.com/collections/cbn-wheels Everything Else- The Woodturning OnLine newsletter came this week. The article on Thin Stem Turning, by Alan Carter, looks really interesting- The PDF can be found at- http://honoluluwoodturners.org/16_tips/Alan Carter_thin stem tutorial.pdf Also, as @PostalTom pointed out, there is a cute video of a BIG pepper grinder in the newsletter- The entire newsletter is at- https://www.woodturningonline.com/ Finally, Rick Turns has his October list of turning videos available. When you check out these videos, please give Rick a Bravo Zulu for all of his hard work producing this information Safe turning
  11. DAB

    Three bowls

    finished the last of these today. will be given away next saturday.
  12. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the folks living in the path of hurricane Florence. Stay safe and follow the advice of the officials. We need you back here. PATRIOT TURNERS!!!!!! I have had a request from @Jim from Easy Wood Tools . Our most generous sponsor, Easy Wood Tools, places a Christmas tree in their office lobby. It gets decorated with turned ornaments from their turning friends. Jim asked if the Patriot Turners could create some ornaments to help in filling up the tree. These do not need to be fancy or exotic woods. The ornaments will be painted/finished by young ladies who have volunteered to help. Snowmen/ladies, tiny Christmas trees, birds, baubles, whatever comes to mind. Your ornaments will be in good company with others from turners all over. I'm in for this and I hope you will be, too. You can send your ornaments to: Jim Luley Easy Wood Tools 1365 Cahill Drive Lexington, KY 40504 If you have any questions, let me know! Let's cover that tree!! Our Patriot Turners- @Ron Altier created another beautiful ornament from colored plywood. Ron explains his process in this thread- From The Internet- Mike Peace has been posting a few short videos primarily aimed at helping the newer wood turner. One recently was on the use of dividers when turning. I found two interesting videos on bowl turning. Not so much on how to turn them but more about the end results. Most of us have been indoctrinated into the idea that the bowl blank must be dry- either at the start of the turning or at least at the time the bowl will be finished. Mike Peace demonstrates the beauty of allowing mother nature to have a hand in the process by turning a bowl start to finish with green wood. As the bowl eventually dries it will warp into shapes we can embrace. Another idea on bowl finishing is by Rick Turns. Rick uses gilding to enhance a design. As he works, Rick shows us some of the things that can go wrong. Now just for the sheer enjoyment of seeing something turned that you would probably never expect- Everything Else- In keeping with the bowl theme that we have going, I did get to finish a little flame box elder bowl I started a while back. The bowl was turned rough and then I needed to start a different project so I painted on a layer of old TiteBond II. The blank didn't warp or crack. I think the TiteBond II sealing is the way to go. The little bowl still needs a protective finish. It's about 6 inches in diameter and about 2 inches tall. Safe turning
  13. Well as nice as last week was, this week is the complete opposite. Rainy, damp and miserable. The Patriots woodturners did not let the weather deter them! @Steve Krumanaker has been busy with several projects. He is designing a clock for a demonstration at his woodturnong club. Steve made several different designs and was asking for input as to your favorite. Check out Steve's post and give him some input- Steve is also busy making a whole bunch of honey dipper/jars for a bee farm. He puts his shop made laser to work for the decorative tops. Read his post and the comments our turners offered- @Gerald has been busy as well. He recently turned a pecan bowl and with a gorgeous jade inlay. Gerald talks about the process in his post- Although not directly about turning, Gerald posted an informative topic on bearings and their numbering identification system. This data can be useful with any piece of equipment that contains bearings. I must apologize to @Jim from Easy Wood Tools for missing his post on a beautiful Bocote bowl he turned. Jim posted this on our site last week. He sure can make those Easy Wood Tools sing!! Jim claims to be a newbie turner. Hmmm, I wonder.... Member @Gene Howe sent me a link to some interesting jig/hardware for turning basket weave illusions bowls- This image is of a piece made by Bill Boehme. The link- https://www.chefwarekits.com/basket-weave-illusion-wood-burning-carving-tools/basket-weave-ilusion-diy-kit-woodturning-1.html The ChefWare Kits site has lots of great other kits, jigs and hardware. Sometime back we had a discussion about the pros and cons of spindle washers. I found this video discussing their use and the author provides some visual test data. I'll leave you to make up your own mind. I don't anyone who doesn't like a good biscuit. Mike Peace shows us how to turn a wooden biscuit cutter. Might make a nice object for those craft shows this summer. I've had a little time to play at the lathe. I started on a natural edge bowl made from a piece of the flame box elder. I have it turned and am into the sanding phase. I turned it green, to the final thickness (about 3/16", and am keeping it packed in shavings when I'm not working on it. It is drying slowly while I sand and I'm hoping there won't be too much warping. Safe turning
  14. Wow, January is in the books already! I spent the afternoon with the Electronics Technology kids while their instructor was away from the school. @Gene Howe posted a picture of a fantastic turning he saw- This is a functioning chess game. Several of our turners added their comments here- @Smallpatch posted a picture of a leg turning he did as a replacement for a damaged one. Jesse explains what he did here, along with an additional image- Last week @Steve Krumanaker showed us an ornament stand he created for a customer. Steve updated that post with additional images of the stand with the hummingbird ornaments displayed- In case you missed it, the entire post can be read at- @DAB turned a couple of really beautiful bowls. He told us the wood is from his scrap pile. Pretty awesome scraps, Douglas!! Check out his post- Speaking of bowls, @kmealy posted a picture of a bowl done by his friend. I've seen bowls similar and they are fascinating- Check his post for the discussion about how these can be made- @Gerald is still working on his Beads Of Courage bowls. He shows us a picture of the one on which he is currently working Check his post for a look at the new tool he is making- When I purchased my first lathe, I also bought a book on turning by Ernie Conover. I didn't know any turners and we didn't have a woodworking club in this area so all my beginning knowledge came from the book and its' illustrations. Recently, I found this video by Mr. Conover on turning a natural edge bowl. It is interesting to get his take on the bowl and the procedure he uses. If you have never tried one of these, this is a good staring video- I noticed that Mr. Conover was wearing an odd looking device around his neck. Turns out it was a type of respirator. Not sure I would want this type but if you are interested here's a link to more information- https://shop.hamiltonmarine.com/products/resp-o-rator-one-size-hepa-dust-filter-7067.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAzMDTBRDDARIsABX4AWwNXXfK2x7Fk_KkE_MyJmaYlx64pLp8T4JAd_f9P9b-c2H95WzvDgoaAngKEALw_wcB @Steve Krumanaker Has been working on making a "Cube Within a Cube". He has 2 videos up about the process. What make this different is that Steve is doing it on the lathe. Typically these are done on a drill press. The basement shop has been so cold that the finish I put on the latest turning isn't drying properly. Brought it upstairs to see if that helps. Needed to get it away from the dust so I can make an inertia sander. Bought the bearing and sleeve from Capt. Eddie. Safe turning
  15. Made this today. Oak, cherry, lacewood and walnut, cherry, oak. Present for a friend. House warming gift for his new place.
  16. Gerald

    Natural edge ash

    From the album: Bowls and Platters

    Natural edge raised bowl in ash
  17. Gerald

    Aspen pierced

    From the album: Bowls and Platters

    Aspen bowl turned thin then pierced. The piercing covers a darker wood from the pith outward.
  18. A fun video to view. http://www.woodturner.org/page/VideoMaxieEades1
  19. After reading & following a lot of these turning post it still amazes me what you guys can do with a block of wood. There are ton of videos on the web and I could watch them for hours, & a lot of times I find myself doing just that. Having said that it still leaves a couple hundred questions in my head. I don't own a lathe but would like to move in that direction. As a newbie: What type of lathe to buy, I"m sure there are plenty of choices, pros & cons? How do you set up your tool to eliminate vibration? Basic tools to start with. Keeping tools sharp. Types of wood, green, dry, walnut, maple oak? Woods to stay away from. Treatment of wood before and after turning. I'm sure there will be more questions down the road but let's start here.
  20. I think I finally have all the inventory I'm taking to the little craft show coming up. Just brought a batch of honey dippers in from the shop, got them on the kitchen table for now. I won't display these but they will go to the honey farm that's hosting the show. She will put them on a jar of honey for her shop. Wife helped me come up with a little price tag that I'm going to use. Has my name on the front and a thank you on the back. Also has my phone number just in case. Still have to come up with a business card of some sort. These are all the bowls, tops, decorative mason jar lids etc. etc. that I'm going to show. I forgot to add the embellished vases to the picture. Last but not least, this just came in the mail. It's a cheap, Chinese, laser engraver. Something I've been thinking about for a while. This one will etch an area about 11"X14" if I remember exactly. Should be ideal for bowl bottoms, lids, pendants, etc. etc. That is, if it works as advertised!! Time will tell but I won't do much with it for a few weeks. Hmmm, just read a tutorial about doing a blog..... Steve
  21. Well, it's been a busy few days. Sunday was our club's monthly meeting and it's time to elect officers. I was nominated for president, which is bad but worse, I was the only nominee. So, it looks like I'm a lock though I haven't checked the Vegas odds. Not something I really want but the club is important to me so I'll do my best. Today, I committed to doing a little show in Nov. something I've not done to this point. LOTS to get lined out and I don't really have a clue how to go about most of it. For anyone who has done shows, any and all suggestions and/or advice is appreciated. Steve
  22. Magnolia Woodturners, a Mississippi Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners was chartered July 20, 1996 for individuals interested in woodturning. The primary purpose of the Magnolia Woodturners Inc. is consistent with the fundamental purposes of the American Association of Woodturners, to provide information, education, and organization of those interested in turning wood. In addition, Magnolia Woodturners Inc. purposes are to: 1. Provide a meeting location for woodturners...maps and directions..... 2. Share ideas regarding woodturning, including lathes, tools, turning materials, turning techniques and designing of turned objects 3. Exchange wood and other woodturning materials. 4. Inform members about activities of interest to woodturners. 5. Promote woodturning as an art form and craft.
  23. Gerald

    Wormy pecan

    From the album: Bowls and Platters

    Platter in wormy pecan. After putting rings on edges decided it needed something so I dyed the rings.
  24. Gerald

    River Birch spalted

    From the album: Bowls and Platters

    Had a log of river birch in the yard and was in no hurry till one of the club members showed me some spalted. The log was almost too far gone and had a lot of sanding.
  25. Gerald

    Live Oak natural edge

    From the album: Bowls and Platters

    Wood came from a friends tree. He planted it with the kids 35 years ago and died when a sidewalk was put over the roots. The bark held fairly good and it turned well. Again finish is 100% tung oil
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