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  1. Just a reminder that we are about 2 weeks into our summer raffle to help offset the costs of running the Patriot site. If you haven't already picked up your tickets for some awesome prizes, here's the scoop! Our Patriot Turners- Our turners were back at their lathes this week! @RustyFN posted his curly maple segmented bowl and it is a beauty! Rusty received lots of positive comments about it. Check out the post at- @AndrewB turned a slightly different style pepper mill. The grinding mechanism is different from his past turnings- Andrew shows us his progress from the rough blank to the finished mill- Andrew also gave us a review of his new buffing system He gave us the link to this product in his post- One of our long time members posted his first turning. @Ron showed us the beginnings of a cane he is making- He received lots of encouragement and some suggestions on this turning- @forty_caliber poste a question about using the parting tool. Check out his post and see if you can offer some suggestions or ideas- @Steve Krumanaker started turning a tall vase from flame box elder. Looks like this is going to be a beauty! More images in Steve's post- Just a note here, if you subscribe to the Woodworker's Journal, next issue has an article about flame box elder- https://www.woodworkersjournal.com/box-elder/ Steve has decided to up his game, when deep hollowing, and ditch the laser pointer for a more advance method of determining wall thickness. Check out his post on his most recent upgrade- @Gerald challenged us to post our Mother's Day turning gifts. Gerald's gift turning is fantastic! See additional images and our member's comments in his post- I need to start writing down the trails to some of the stuff for each weeks Wednesday's... I can't remember how I came across this video of Gerald's presentation to the Magnolia Woodturners- What’s Coming Up- A little something different from Cindy Drozda- Click on the above image to Cindy's site and registration information. From the AAW- Click on the above image for the link to more information and registration. For The Newbies- We have been linking videos from Record Power on lathe maintenance. Although aimed at a specific lathe model, the information can be pretty much applied to any lathe. Here is part# 3Part# 3 of Mike Waldt's beginner series for turners. Again this is a replay of a live session and is kind of long. From the World Wide Wood Turners, a nice demonstration on various methods of holding a turning. Expand Your Horizons- Mike Waldt has something for the more advanced turner in this video- Alan Stratton's take on chasing threads Mike Peace recently published a video on the various types of spiraling and texturing tools. Within the video, Mike refers to links for longer videos on each tool. He also has a PDF article that can be downloaded at- https://www.mikepeacewoodturning.com/2019/05/03/texturing-and-spiraling/ IMHO, there can be no greater honor than to be asked to create a burial urn. Sam Angelo has a video demonstrating how to calculate the internal volume using some easily made measuring devices. New Turning Items- Robert Sorby Brand Ambassador Darryl Jones introduces the Deluxe Sovereign TurnMaster Box Set- The folks at Woodturners Wonders have a heavy duty compass capable of drawing 28" circles. Check it out at- https://woodturnerswonders.com/products/12-inch-carpenters-compass Premier Gauges has some interestingly designed wall and bottom thickness gauges- More information can be found at- https://premiergauges.com/ Everything Else- Rick Turns list of YouTube woodturning videos from last week- I had one last piece of cherry but it had some pretty nasty cracks. Decided to see what could be found inside. I'm surprised that I could get this much. Sill a couple of cracks that will need taken care of At this point I normally submerge the piece in the soap and water solution for a couple of days and then on to drying in a paper bag with shavings. Turned out my pot is only 12" in diameter!. I CA'ed the cracks, wrapped the bowl in stretch wrap and put it in my little drying box (ala Rick Turns). Then for the cleanup! Safe turning and stay well
  2. So this month I did purchase the PSI Woodworking Buffing System. I set it up for testing today after I got my antique pepper mill body finished up to test it out. Now having a variable speed controlled buffing attachment for the lathe is quite nice. It works well using it. It did an okay buffing job. Aside from the base polishing that I gave it while it was still on the lathe. Works well for 60 bucks roughly its not bad. If you order it from amazon youll get free delivery not sure from other websites theyll charge for delivery. https://www.amazon.com/PSI-Woodworking-Products-LBUFFSYS-Buffing/dp/B004CVJBYE/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=PSI+buffing+system&qid=1620412070&sr=8-2 https://www.pennstateind.com/store/LBUFFSYS.html Other sites do sell this but yea shipping is where they'll get you for that. So I did buy it through amazon. The set up does work quite well. Before After
  3. A good intro to buffing finishes and how various finishes differ. This is by Jeff Jewitt, wood finishing author, operator of Homestead Finishing, maker of Transtint and TransFast dyes, and now guitar maker/finisher. This would be useful if you are doing a high gloss finish and would be helpful for turners.
  4. So I've used tung oil finish the Minwax tun oil brand.... for a finish. That of course is what Lowes had on hand and it was the least expensive. Either way this is the second application of the finish. I completely forgot about my buffing wheel so that will get some new life and new use.... Yes it's a harbor freight buffing wheel and it works quite well I just have to bolt it down to the bench. in the short run of things I also have the next three projects lined up after I finish the purple hearts. A myrtle wood blank a maple blank and a padauk blank. Thought Id never be working with that stuff again but I liked the orange coloring. Either way. I think even with the longer drying times of the tung oil I think I like it over the mineral oil. I know I shouldn't have used it on the exotic woods but its working. I'll probably be applying a 3rd coat after the second dries.
  5. We have had a fantastic week here in the Turner's Forum! Questions, comments, tips, projects, the whole picnic lunch! Please remember we are just a few days away from wrapping up our annual fundraiser. We still need $64.99 to meet our goal. If you haven't made your donation, you are missing a chance at some awesome prizes! Our Patriot Turners- @Gerald is making progress on the Live Oak platter he started back in June. See his addition to the original post to learn how he handle a warping problem. @Ron Altier created a spectacular ornament from some glued-up scraps. It is amazing how shapes can appear in lathe turnings. @AndrewB must sleep in his shop! He has been working on a couple of projects this week and you can really see how he is improving his techniques and expanding his horizons! First is his small walnut bowl- Then he received a larger piece of purpleheart and created this beauty- Both of these posts generated a tremendous amount of discussion on techniques, tool use, and general design! After last week's "Wednesday's..." @Gerald posted a comment about some Easy Wood Tools for sale. I'm reposting it here for everyone. Looks like a good deal on some great tools! What’s Coming Up- Highland Woodworking is offering woodworking live online opportunities. Here is a video as a sample- and the link for more information about their offerings- https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/onlinewoodworkingclasses.html?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Sign+Up+for+Highland+Woodworking+LIVE+Online+Classes!&utm_campaign=HW+live+online+classroom+-+third+send For The Newbies- As @AndrewB was working on his purple heart bowl, @Gunny came across a video from Easy Wood Tools and Tracey Malady turning a small bowl. It's worth a watch- Expand Your Horizons- Usually the emails from Cooks Woods are about their lumber for sales. This week a different content caught my eye. Included was a link to making a Pepper Grinder. The process does require a few precise forstner but they make wonderful gifts. What I found interesting about this particular presentation was the outside was done first and then the holes were drilled. A day or so later I found another video on pepper mills but with a completely different shape- New Turning Items- Ruth Niles has a new product available. This spindle buffing kit is a more economical alternative to the Beall Buffing System. https://nilesbottlestoppers.com/product/spindle-buffing-kit/ Although not new, the Easy Wood Tools mini hollowers are perfect for making those small Christmas ornaments - Through one of my social media accounts, I see that StarBond Adhesives has a new medium thick dark brown CA You can check it out here- https://bit.ly/32GgTrA Everything Else- Rick Turns' weekly video list is available- Last week I mentioned that I had turned some cherry forms and they were soaking in a soap/water solution. After a couple of days, I pulled them out- Packed them in shavings Then put them in paper bags with more shavings They rest for a while- probably a week- and then the final turning/finishing. The other cherry is waiting for turning. One piece got rough turned into a bowl- Right now, it is soaking in the solution. Safe turning and stay well
  6. I have a big Thank You for John Morris. I got a PM from him the other day asking if I wanted a buffing system that mounts on the lathe. I was about ready to turn it down because I have never seen the need and then it dawned on me that it would probably put a shine on my brass bullet pens. I wasn't wrong. Here is a picture of the buffing system from Don Pencil's Wood N Things. Am I right with my thinking that the reddish brown is used first and then the white diamond and lastly the tan wax? I buffed a brass shell to try it out. Turned the one wheel black but worked like a champ. I guess that is the dedicated brass wheel and I'll get another one for the reddish brown for other things. Here is the polished pen. Thanks again John. I appreciate it and will put it to good use.
  7. before I should be able to buff it? I have had very limited experience with Tung oil and have always wondered when I should be able to buff it. Thanks I like Tung oil on these tops because it does not give a very slippery surface when dried.
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