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Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners July 27, 2022
lew posted a topic in Wood TurnersJust a couple of days left in our summer fund raiser. Please consider getting those raffle tickets, if you haven't already done it. Our Patriot Turners- @Gerald posted a fantastic walnut platter he just finished- Check out more images and the comments from our turners- @PostalTom moved his chess piece post into our woodturning forum. He has a great start on a bunch of the pieces. He is getting ready to turn the "Knights" and was curious about the procedure. Maybe you can help him with some ideas. What’s Coming Up- https://www.woodturner.org/Woodturner/2022VirtualSymposium/2022-Virtual-Symposium---Main.aspx?_zs=ceDib&_zl=kVAC3 For The Newbies- A chuck, stuck on the headstock threads, can be a real problem. In this video, Mike Peace discusses some of the ways to remove it and how to prevent it. Cindy Drozda hosts live tool chats from time to time. You can sign up for notifications when they will be available. http://www.cindydrozda.com/html/Signup.html This is the video she posted from her last presentation- This video, from Kent Weakley, is on twice turning a bowl. What I found interesting is the type of chuck he used to hold the bowl to get it ready for mounting on his chuck. Expand Your Horizons- Last week we posted information on cleaning CBN grinder wheel. @Gerald pointed out there is some disagreement on whether or not this is necessary. Not having used CBN sharpening products, I was not aware of this difference in opinion. I searched the AAW boards for some more information and found this- https://www.aawforum.org/community/threads/cbn-wheel-cleaning.13014/ The discussion touches on several "cleaning" ideas as well as some other wheel care. Along the CBN lines, here's a video from Mike Waldt setting up a grinder with CBN wheels. Although the video is about a specific manufacturer, there are lots of great tips- From the AAW, a video on multi-axis spindle turning How does a true artist deals with the unexpected? Richard Raffan demonstrates- New Turning Items- Ken Rizza, from Woodturners Wonders, has a video demonstrating the Kodiak MAX sharpening system. Everything Else- The Richard Raffan video demonstrated how to work around the unexpected. Frank Howarth takes it to a whole other level. Rick Turns list of YouTube woodturning videos from last week- Safe turning
Cleaning a varnish brush, three steps. 1. Wipe off excess on a rag or paper towel 2. Use the three-jar (or two-jar) method. * The first jar (labelled III (or II)) contains the previously used mineral spirits / paint thinner. Dip in the brush and slosh it around. Take it out and wipe it off on a rag. * Repeat the process with the remaining jar(s). * Put a lid on the jars and save them for next time. * When the first jar becomes full of crud, pour off any clear on top into the next jar. Then throw the first jar away. Demote jar II to jar III (just add a "I") If you are just using two jars, then I becomes II. 3. Rinse with lacquer thinner. This will remove the oiliness of the mineral spirits. Wrap in original wrapper or a paper bag strip with rubber band and let dry.
Shop Cleanup Continues (Magazine Dump)
Courtland posted a topic in Show Us Your Woodworking ShopsCrept out to my shop today and found a corner that was hiding out in the last go round with my shop clean up last weekend. Slowly but surely I am digging out. And getting my shop ready for production once again. I am getting anxious to say the least, but I have had to clean, and perform deferred maintenance on my machines and hand tools. Reminds me of what John Moody went through a short time ago. I went through my magazine collection and I have them sorted by publisher. Next I'll get the ones I want sorted by date and I'll get them in some binders or on a shelf. But for now I am donating to our local high-school wood program my stack of WOOD Magazines, but I am keeping my Fine Woodworking, Shop Notes, Woodworker's Journal, Popular Woodworking, and American Woodworker, Woodcraft and Wood Smith magazines. I threw away the annual tool review specials that each publisher puts out, like best tools of 2004 etc. Those are dated, but I am keeping the rest that have wonderful articles of interest to me. Sorting It's nice being out here in the shop, with my Pandora music playing away my Appalachia tunes, nearby my kids are playing basket ball right out side my shop door, so I'll take a break and join em, and let em whoop up on ol dad!