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  1. And then MAYBE just maybe this box will be done? Lid is filled up.... So is the box. Maybe some sort of swivel keepers? Gave the box a good rub done, after the lacquer coat had dried.. need to set things up to take some decent pictures of the outside. Still haven't gone to get a latch. Thing weighs a 'ton", too. I knocked down the gloss quite a bit. getting close to the end. While going through Menards sometime, to get the latch, I'll go past the screen hardware section.....those screen keeper levers might be just the thing....may have to add a strip of wood, here and there....
  2. Just a heads up folks. Also, see attached for the pdf download Wood & Resin Turned Box WWW.WOODCRAFT.COM Use these simple turning techniques to create a unique lidded box. Woodcraft Turned Box Resin and Wood.pdf
  3. From the album: Gene's Stuff

    Mesquite box to hold my Daughter-in-law's Glock. Solid Mesquite, turquoise and epoxy to fill the voids. Mesquite harvested and milled by yours truly.
  4. EDIT- I am posting the Mad Turner's photos as the link to his work doesn't function for anyone but me- Sorry! End of October already! Heavy rains forecast for here tomorrow evening so I guess I'll have to save all that Trick or Treat candy for next year! Our Patriot Turners- New member @Mad turner posted some of his turning in a message. Thought I'd link them here so everyone can get a look at his fabulous work! More images- He also offered to provide the group with information on his methods of drying green woods. Maybe we can convince him to post his techniques in the Woodturning Forum- @Pauley showed us a lidded box that he turned. This one is a beauty. He asked us to critique his work. I personally think the choice of woods was perfect! Here is his post, see what you think and let him know- @Gerald asked us if we had any information/experience with a website called "Squareup". It is a payment processing site. Here's Geralds post and more about why he was asking. Maybe you can give him some help- What’s Coming Up- Tennessee Association of Woodturners 2020 Woodturning Symposium Coming up on January 24 and 25, 2020. Clink on the above image for more information and registration. For The Newbies- I stumbled on to this site from a link on YouTube- "JIM RODGERS ON WOODTURNING". Lots of short videos, information and articles to help the beginning turner. http://www.jlrodgers.com/basics-of-woodturing.html Also Eddie Castelin has the second video up for the Worldwide Turners Club- Expand Your Horizons- Carl Jacobson converted an inexpensive toy into a very nice looking turning, in this video. Notice his use of Easy Wood Tools! New Turning Items- Sorry, couldn't find anything new and interesting for this category. Everything Else- Still waiting on my new lathe. Hope it will be here this weekend. In the meantime I've been cleaning and remaking some of the jigs I use. It's always a pain to set up the calipers for repetitive measurements like tenons and recesses for mounting things on the chuck. I took a hint from a Mike Peace video and made a new jig for my Easy Chuck. 1/4" plexiglass and size for the 2 most used sets of jaws. Safe turning
  5. Had a chance to get in the shop so I put together some scraps I had to make this band saw box.The bulk of the box is African mahogany with a strip of cherry down the middle. As things moved along I got a bit ahead of myself and started to cut the drawers out of the top slider before cutting off the front and back . Found enough cherry to make the front and back of the top slider using the damaged piece as a template. The handles are black walnut.
  6. Today I made a band saw box out of a piece of domestic cherry fire wood. Herb
  7. From the album: Simple little Cherry Box

    front view, showing the brass plated latch
  8. From the album: Simple little Cherry Box

    Showing the hinges used, and a bit of grain, too
  9. From the album: Simple little Cherry Box

    top, showing the raised panel, and the end of the box
  10. Ok..box #2 is started...double and triple checked the saw set up... Trying to cut both boards at the same time, and getting them both in the middle usual luck.. "Missed it by that much, Chief" needed a tad off of one end...then over to the vise.. That #3 was made about 1905, or so..still works. Jointed all the edges until they matched, then Then shoot the end grain until they matched...that is two boards sitting there...laid out all four parts.. And found bar code stickers on a few boards...33 planed those off. Set all but one side piece aside, for now..Dug up the layout toys.. Bevel gauge set to the dovetail angle I use. Combo square and marking gauge set to the thickness of the boards, pencil for marking things up, and something to cut "knife walls" have the board sitting a bit high in the vise, easier to mark things. And, remember to always make where the waste is... Once all the marking out is done, I lower the board down in the vise... Wax up the saw...we have work to do... Just a little bit.. Then set up a chopping station..nothing fancy.. Chop 1/2 way down, and leave a small tab out on the end ( to support things) and then flip the board over That wide pin? ( yes, I do pins first ) is where I hope to split the lid off from the box.. I then use these pins to mark out for the tails...then use the bandsaw to make a few cuts... I use the bandsaw, so I can SEE the cuts better, and stay on the waste side of the lines. The more of each line I leave, the tighter the joint should be..cchopped the waste out, and tried a dry fit.. been awhile, might be out of practice? Ok...rinse, repeat...and get corner #2 done the same way... So, two corners done, 2 to go...then Uncle Charles hit...left hand cramped up, and the back of the knees....guess it be quitting time, in the shop. About 2 hours, in two sessions, today. Stay tuned...
  11. I had sooo much fun with the project, for Colonial Wall Box Part 1 click on the proceeding link. After the getting the parts cut out in the Part 1 post, I sanded the pieces that were going to be on the inside portion of the box area to 400. I like to sand before assembly anything that may be hard to sand after assembly. Once I got the parts sanded, I glued them up and let sit over night. Once it was all set up, I went ahead and constructed the base and routed a recessed 1/4 round profile around the front and sides, and glued and screwed the base to the box. I used dark colored straight slot number 6 screws. countersunk flush so in case the recipient wants to set the box on a table instead of hanging it on a wall, the screws wouldn't hit the surface. I like using straight slot screws in woodworking, it just seems correct to me, and classy. Before I assembled the base on the box, I took to sculpting the edges and the upper neck. The upper neck was done with a round file and cleaned up with a half round and then sanded. If I had a cigar shave I would have used it, someday I want to get one, Veritas has some wonderful cigar shaves. I love the way the lines turned out on the neck, The black knob I sawed off a tiny piece of ebony, and I took a chisel and rounded the portion that was inserted into a hole in the drawer face. The knob is far from being round, but I love it because it's faceted by my chisel and has flats all over it showing that it was truly done by hand. I wish I had a nice close up of the knob. The tiny drawer bottom is even raised a bit. So that's it, it was fun, and it's classy looking I think. I'll do more for sure.
  12. See Part 2 of this build and completed project. Yesterday I was wrapping up some work for a customer, and I had sometime in between waiting for the paint to dry so I thought, man I'd sure love to do something fun right now. And I have always wanted to build one of the Colonial Wall Boxes we have here on our site at the Downloads department. So I came in and printed out the plan, took it out to the shop and commenced to ripping down a 10/4 chunk of cherry to build the box. First photo is my block of Cherry that I cross cut off 18" from a 10 foot length of it I had laying around, you can see our colonial box plan to the right of it. Then it took me about an hour to get the pieces roughed out of that 10/4 Cherry, I had to re-saw it on the TS, take one pass then flip it and another pass. But we got the parts roughed out, or some of the parts, we still need the base and the drawer parts, but the body of it is roughed out pretty good. Then a dry fit to make sure it resembles the image in the plan. I band-sawed the back and sides out about 1/16th up to the layout line, and I used a rasp to fair the curves and bring the shape into the pencil lines. I still have a couple hours to go on this lil project, but it is fun! These are very cool looking. Once together I'll be smoothing the edges, sculpting the outline and beveling, to give it some character and to get away from the boxy look it has now.
  13. Recent purchase of hearing aids made me think I needed a box to carry extra batteries. I have always wanted to make one of these slide top boxes so that was the answer.
  14. Finished this box yesterday for a club challenge Saturday. Was going to do a twist all the way up but when I cut it in two They did not match. So will do two boxes . One has twist top and the next will be twist bottom.
  15. Cut out the bottom Cut the strips Cut the miters Glued them all together Now, the long talk with wood. Will it be black walnut or bubinga?? This determination takes time, often requiring many back-and-forth exchanges, and usually a nap. Choices Yes/No?
  16. Part 2 of making a jewelry box Cut the rabbets for the bottom and sides. Clean the rabbets up and do a test fit Let the glue set up for a day. Part 3 will be making the bottom and trim pieces. Set the assembly jig and do a dry fit Glue the joints and clamp it all together. Let the glue set for 24 hours. Part 3 will be making the bottom and trim pieces.
  17. It's been a busy week for me but no turning. Computer upgrades and a 1960's tube type stereo problem. Can you believe a 6GW8 vacuum tube is $49.95 + shipping!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our Patriot Turners- @HandyDan posted a pictorial journey of a super cane he made. He explained how he made this beauty and gave us some really great tips! Please check out Dan's post and see how he did this- @Ron Altier used his new Easy Wood Tools faceplate to turn a sweet little pine box. He explained how he felt about the new faceplate in his post- Ron also posted a picture of the new faceplate. Everyone who has used the Easy Wood Tools faceplates agreed with his assessment. @Gerald showed us a "twisted" box he turned. At first I thought it might have been made on a Legacy lathe but Gerald explained how he did it- @Jim from Easy Wood Tools shared a video with us from the "Dread Knot Workshop". This really demonstrates what can be done with the new Easy Wood Tools mini hollowers! What’s Coming Up- The American Association of Woodturners 33rd Annual International Symposium Raleigh, North Carolina July 11-14, 2019 Registration can be done at- https://www.woodturner.org/page/2019RaleighRegistration For The Newbies- @Gerald shared a link to a video series on Beginning Woodturning. The videos are from Fine Woodworking and the author is Mike Mahoney. You can find the link in Gerald's post- We all know lathe chucks are expensive. Every once in a while we might stumble into a good deal but unfortunately the chuck threads and the headstock spindle may not match. Mike Peace put up a video explaining how spindle adapters/inserts may just allow you to take advantage of that good deal- Expand Your Horizons- Some time during the past couple of weeks, one of our turners posted a recommendation for a turning text. I believe it was @Steve Krumanaker. Steve wasn't sure if he did it but he knew the book I was trying to reference. Click on the above image for a link to Amazon to see more about this book. New Turning Items- The folks a Woodturners Wonders have a new respirator available. I'm not sure how this would work with a face shield- Check out the specifications at- https://woodturnerswonders.com/products/cleanspace2-respirator Everything Else- In case you missed the separate post on this https://www.woodworkersjournal.com/woodturning-monthly/?utm_medium=email Tim Yoder has a two part video on turning "Drink Covers". Tim's videos are always a treat to watch. Check out his use of his Easy Wood Tools!!! Part 2 is linked from Tim's YouTube page. Safe turning
  18. Came home from work Thursday and found a wonderful box full of goodies for making Shaker Oval Boxes. I ordered this starter set to learn how to make the boxes, from John Wilson box maker. The Home Shop | Shaker Oval Boxes | John Wilson | Shaker Craftsman | Charlotte Michigan | 48813 WWW.SHAKEROVALBOX.COM It includes everything to get started from the water pan to bend the bands, to the forms to make box sizes from #0 through #4 and the copper tacks, the finger templates and a few more items to get started. I have Mr. Wilson's books that I purchased previously and enjoyed them so much, and I completely enjoy the man as well, I decided to go one further and acquire the set to get started. My goal is to learn these sizes, then as I progress I'll make my own forms and finger patterns for the larger size boxes. Any competent woodworker can create this kit on their own, but the reality is, I do like supporting a craftsman when I can, when funds permit it, and since I have came to know John Wilson through his books and videos, I like the idea of giving him my business anyway I can. Thanks Mr. Wilson! I'll build oval boxes along with my chairs and stools and other Shaker crafts and other items as well, and someday I'll get good enough to hopefully supplement our retirement when the time comes. I'll keep ya'll abreast of my box making progress.
  19. Gerald

    Pill box

    This is something I turned out yesterday or our next club challenge. Turn a lidded box min of 4 inch tall including the lid. Had to take a break from offering plates so this is it. No finish on it yet.
  20. A friend of mine a year and a half ago was camping by this lake with his buddies. A big wind came up abruptly as they were standing around the fire trading great adventures. Suddenly a cedar tree blew over and pinned three of them to the ground. The others rushed to cut the out to rescue them. My friend was the only one seriously hurt. he had a broken right leg and a smashed ankle. To make the story short, after much surgery and therapy he was able to sort of walk and he fell again and re-broke his ankle. They re-did the surgery on his ankle and and it was healing fine and he had a stroke. He is only 53yo and had some brain damage along with some paralysis of his left side. While recuperating his buddies would come to visit and one day one of them brought him a piece of fire wood from the tree. He then later asked me to make him something from the block of wood for a remembrance of the experience. So here is what I made. Herb
  21. Gerald

    Spalted box

    Finished this box today. The bottom was not two piece till I turned the bottom off . So I added a stand. Box is spalted white oak and lid is spalted pecan. The finish is lacquer buffed with Maguires buffing cpd and then polish.
  22. It's been a busy week for our turners here at the Patriot Woodworker! Our Patriot Turners- @HandyDan posted a fantastic tutorial on making an inside-out cross ornament- Read Dan's instructions and our turners' comments here- @Ron Altier has been cranking out ornaments all week! His first set uses colored plywood- Ron talks about these- And he also created these- @HandyDan was't just making ornaments this week. He has been creating more "bullet" pens from a couple of different caliber cartridges Dan explains what he did to get these beauties finished. @RustyFN turned a beautiful little lidded pot from a gorgeous selection of woods. Rusty said he had a little trouble with the overall finish. Check his post and see what our turners had to say- Rusty wasn't our only turner making small vessels. @Gerald used a couple of different species of spalted wood to come up with this awesome piece- Gerald explains more in his post- What’s Coming Up- Click on the above image for the link to more information. For The Newbies- Mike Peace has a video covering many of his turning tips. Although a little longer than what he usually does, it is well worth the watch- Expand Your Horizons- Sometime the wood selected for a turning will speak for itself. Grain, color, defects can all help create that special piece. If the wood doesn't speak, or the turning needs to be more personalized, Carl Jacobson shows us how to add a photograph to the surface. New Turning Items- Faceplate system for OneWay type live centers. These pieces can be used to create custom jam chucks. For more information and pricing, follow this link- http://www.bestwoodtools.com/ Everything Else- The latest Woodturning OnLine arrived today. It has a nice preview of the latest Glenn Lucas DVD and shows him working on an Irish platter. The newsletter can be read at- https://www.woodturningonline.com/. Rick Turns posted his latest (February) list of YouTube woodturning videos- Safe turning
  23. A lady in my Sunday School class is doing a scrapbook for her grandson as a graduation present and wanted me to make a box . This is the box with BLO only so far.
  24. I do the audio/visual program for our turning club and we upgraded the computer from laptop to desktop last year (cheaper to upgrade a desktop than a gaming laptop) and have had it stored in a plastic box along with a box I made for the cameras and auxiliary cables. Carrying that big tub even with a folding cart was just a pain so I designed a box for it. The box is padded with carpet I have had for about 25 years (came out of a drugstore) . The latches are matched so lid can be put on either direction without causing a bind. To install I put latches (2 piece) on one side then reversed the top and put on half the latch on both sides (top on one and bottom on the other) to match. The top is divided for cameras and other items. What you cannot see in this is that there is a double support on the near side to lock the top in. The top locks in with these swing arms and is secure to turn over keeping items in place. There is foam on top and bottom of the camera compartment. Paint is acrylic lacquer.
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