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Boy, we could use some rain in this part of Pennsylvania. Of course the upside is that the grass doesn't need mowing Lots happening this week with our turners! Our Patriot Turners- Both @FlGatorwood , @Artie and @Larry Cutlip received their raffle prizes and posted thanks to @Jim from Easy Wood Tools for their participation and supplying the Easy Wood Tools products! Aartie asked us for advice on additional turning equipment in his post. Check it out and see if you can think of anything else he might need- @Andrew is really progressing with his pen turning- Andrew's post from last week on pressure pots has continued to generate more discussion and suggestions- @Ron Altier posted an update on his Ultraviolet finish. Ron also showed us a really awesome "ornament". He thinks he may have to modify it to be used on a Christmas tree- @DRAGON1 Is looking for a little help. He needs a coffee mug turned. Maybe one of our turners can help him out. Here is his request- Last week's "Wednesday's..." generated a series of comments on a stuck screw on a carbide cutter. @Jim from Easy Wood Tools provided the answer as well as uploading an information sheet from Easy Wood Tools- What’s Coming Up- Click on the above image for the link to registration and more information. Click on the image for the link to the registration. For The Newbies- @AndrewB asked s about tearout a while back. Mike Peace recently posted a video explaining why this happens and some of the ways to prevent it- Want to try a little fancier bowl? Carl Jacobson shows us how- Expand Your Horizons- One of the most interesting types of wood to turn is spalted wood. Many species of wood can have spalting and it creates unbelievable patterns. An example can be seen in the video above. Here is a blog post from Woodcraft- https://www.woodcraft.com/blog_entries/woodsense-spotlight-on-spalted-wood New Turning Items- I have to thank @Cliff for this week's new turning item. This is probably the best thought out steady rest I've seen. It is a little expensive but in the same neighborhood as the Carter steady- Everything Else- Rick Turns posted two updates on videos this week. This first one has several interesting entries. Look for one on resin molds, a series of short videos on turning tools from Record Tools and one on homemade abrasive pastes. Rick's second post has an extensive list of videos. Rick writes- "this video announces a playlist of the latest woodturning videos from every active woodturning channel that I have located and cataloged in my database." Finally finished up that little cherry bowl that wasn't supposed to crack because it was soaked in a soap solution. For the past 3 days I've been milling materials for some more rolling pins. Not hard just repetitive. Safe turning and stay well
Well, time to glue some of the pieces into something that at least looks like a table. Cleaned off the bench (!!!!) and worked on fitting the breadboard ends Either the tongues were too long, or the groove was too shallow. Wasn't going to fiddle with the router, so the tongues were trimmed a bit. Glue and a clamp until the joints closed up tight, then add a 5/8" brad into each of the three boards of the top. Right in the center of each, through the grooved part, and through the tongue. I think I might have ticked the Shop Cat off, though.. Ya think? Set the top aside for awhile. Took the base apart....SLOWLY. Marked a couple of the parts as to which end goes where, and which edge was "Up" laid the Ooops side of the base on the bench. Took it apart, spread some glue around, clamp it together, and add some 1" long brads through the glue joints. While it was laying there, dug up some pine scrap, and fashioned a Dutchman Patch. Doesn't have to be exact, but it does have to fill a hole. More on that in a moment Repeat with the other side. Then the fun can begin. Glue and clamps to attach the back to the two sides. Then place the mess on the floor, on it's four feet. More glue, and a few well directed hammer blows to attach the two pieces in the front. More clamps and a check for square.......close enough for Government Work... Might have just enough clamps? Oh, about that Dutchman Patch? Look right beside the bottom clamp, you'll see a darker square showing up. Laid out a stretcher for attaching the top, and to act as a kicker, to keep the drawer from tipping down But I'll wait for the glue to cure overnight, before I go chopping out the dovetails. Stay tuned, the building part is almost done...