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  1. Even though this is a Xmas present I decided to move it over here as it is a turning. This is a couple of large Wenge blanks I glued together along with a maple lip. I managed to get it roughed out today. It will need some more hollowing but the shape is now there. Paul
  2. I posted about making drop spindles for a local shop a while back. The first batch was received well so the shop owner ordered more. I've been working on them and it happens the first reading at our church service last Sunday was selected versus from Proverbs 31. It's generally accepted that king Solomon wrote proverbs and in chapter 31 he is extolling the virtues of a good woman or wife. Two of the versus were verse 13 and verse 19. I knew as soon as I read them I had to use them with this batch of spindles. I'm really happy with the laser engraving on this. You may notice a little notch on the right side of the whorl, that's on purpose and traps the wool when spinning.
  3. Just finished these, 25 in all. I did get my drawings converted to lightburn so I could do some engraving on them. Lightburn is a great program and made the conversions very easy.
  4. A lady who owns a local spinning shop contacted me and asked about making her some drop spindles to sell in her shop. Now, I've heard of drop spindles and I've even seen pictures of some others have turned but I never really knew what they are for or do. I visited her shop and I was stunned. I had no idea spinning wool is still a thing. VERY nice shop with knitted and woven items every where. She sells equipment, wool, and teaches the craft. It was really an interesting visit. She didn't have any drop spindles like she wanted made and she was sold out and her current mail order supplier wasn't responding or filling orders. She described what she wanted and said she's wanted someone local for a while and one of her customers gave her my name. Don't know what will come of this but here are four of the first ones I've made for her. They are about 11" long and the "whorl"(new word for me) is about 2 1/2" diameter. According to the shop owner drop spindles predate spinning wheels by a few centuries and basically evolved from sticks. The underside is hollowed to provide stability and shift the mass to the rim so they spin longer. The Easy finisher is the bomb for that. Basically no sanding here.
  5. Only ONE week left in our summer fund raiser. Please consider donating to help keep our site alive- Our Patriot Turners- @forty_caliber hasn't used up all of that pecan stash. Check out this beauty- He tells us a bit more in this post- @Gerald was turning a tenon and uncovered this unusual shape. He asked what we thought it could be. Check out more images and the thoughts of our members- Boy, did we get a bunch of neat turnings posted on our "What's On Your Lathe" topic! @Gerald, @calabrese55, and @RustyFN all were busy in their shops- You can catchup starting here- What’s Coming Up- Click on the images for links to more information and registration For The Newbies- Form Mike Peace. Some good tips about the size of a tenon vs. the diameter of the piece- Mike also has some thoughts on purchasing kits- A hint from Tim Yoder about retaining those beautiful colors in your turnings- Are there little ones in your family? Sam Angelo shows how to create some simple turnings that could become favorite toys. Expand Your Horizons- You pulled that bowl round off the shelf and discovered it had a nasty split, now what! Here's what Richard Raffan does- Got the outside turned and starting to hollow out the inside and then this! What would you do? Tenon or mortice?? How about neither! Mike Waldt's video short of turning a large platter illustrates the strength of hot glue! New Turning Items- Several of the vendor attendees to SWAT did a live video showing much of what was happening and is available for viewing. I did catch one unique item from Niles Stoppers. Audio is a little off. https://streamyard.com/watch/8dzBZqCXEzpu A couple of weeks ago, we posted a new item from Ron Brown- the lathe disk sander. Ron has since added a short video of its operation- Woodturners Wonders is now handling Crown Tools. Check out more at- https://woodturnerswonders.com/search?type=article%2Cpage%2Cproduct&q=crown* tools*&_kx=gV5SF2As_3IwtBi5TrpHVQM0F3UvGVbQKzhWGippDlk%3D.VJvU8R Everything Else- From Ron Brown's newsletter- I Meant To Do That! Show-and-tell is an important element at any gathering of craft people, turners included. I implemented a guideline at the Gwinnett Woodworker’s regular Saturday morning meetings: "Don’t point out flaws.” If it isn’t blatantly obvious, don’t talk about it. Stay positive and share what you enjoyed about making this piece and possibly what you might have learned. In an attempt to appear humble, we sometimes point out our shortcomings or mistakes so we won’t appear to brag about what we’ve accomplished. You put in the time, energy, and effort to create something you are proud of. Don’t diminish it by pointing out the smallest of mistakes. One of our members was describing his piece which was very impressive by the way, he mentioned what became known as “the hanging hole.” None of us could see it, folks asked him to show us what he meant because it was so minor that even if you saw his mistake, you wouldn’t think anything of it. Most of the pieces woodturners make are unique because the wood's character can vary dramatically. Often there is no standard for comparison. If your piece didn’t turn out exactly like you intended, don’t be disappointed, be proud of what you did accomplish. Mistakes Can Be An Opportunity For An Object Lesson! A famous highly skilled local woodturner was demonstrating hollow forms when he suddenly pierced the vessel's side. Rather than giving up, he brilliantly used this turn of events as an object lesson on what to do with the remaining material. If you have never come through the bottom of a bowl or through the side of a hollow form, just wait, you will sooner or later. It’s a little more difficult when you do it in front of 30 other turners! Things are rarely perfect and yet most are still beautiful. Only someone lacking wisdom would criticize your work and point out small flaws. Don’t be easily offended and don’t do it yourself; that can lead to false humility. You’ve put in the work and practiced for untold hours, sometimes years, to gain your specific skill set. In other words, you’ve earned it Safe turning
  6. Posted these on my facebook page a couple days ago but almost didn't post them here as every one has seen them in one form or another before. Decorative mason jar lids for a local bee farm gift shop. 25 honey dipper lids and 25 herb jar lids and she ordered 25 more of a different size when I delivered these.
  7. So the next thing on the to-do list for the wife is a new bed. This one has a number of requirements. It needs to be simple, sturdy, modern, with clean lines, has to be tall enough to sweep and mop under, with a big headboard and no footboard. If necessary, it should be able to be disassembled and moved. After a ridiculous number of designs I finally have one that has been approved and construction has begun. The splines at the end of the rails were the impetus for my recent bandsaw maintenance and upgrades.
  8. Spent the weekend having pool party with friends and neighbors and making some corbels for my neighbors new Corian countertop. I cut them out on the Shaper Origin out of 4/4 soft maple and poplar and in the process inserted a 3/8” dowel hole in each end to index them for ease of glue up. They are paint grade and the maple should paint up well. Paul
  9. This project is cabinets, electrical and some drywall. Her goal is to have me prefab all the cabinets and then start the demo to reduce the down time of the room. I glued up all the panels before I left for the weekend. Today was milling the first of the panels and begin the first one which is an upper. I included a picture of the room as it is. Paul
  10. Wood turning club meeting is coming up and the presidents challenge this month is to turn a goblet from scrap or cutoffs. This will be my offering. No finish on it and not sure if I will finish it. It's small, only about 6" tall, kind of a shot goblet I guess. In keeping with the theme to use leftovers the top is made from the pieces left in the chuck from turning the goblet. Beads were done with D-way beading tools.
  11. The gift shop that sells some of my items also sells loose tea blends, it's really a neat shop. The owner asked me if I could make a smaller size decorative lid for her "tea jars". They are about 2/3 as big as a regular mason jar lid. We have an agreement and she always orders 25 or more at a time. That lets me turn in kind of a production mode and saves lots of time over doing one off pieces. The wood encases a metal lid that the shop owner provides.
  12. With the club's long time charity deciding they don't want wooden toys any more, we needed to find a new place. One current place is the local children's hospital taking 30 small boxes a month for the patients to decorate while there and take home. So I started making some. The first batch (6 of them) was mitered corners with a sliding lid, used keys on the corners. Second batch (5) finger-jointed and solid top rabbeted. Looking for something a little more efficient in production. Third was a prototype with an inset lid held with a brass rod as pivot hinge. Ok, but finicky. Forth was today. Mitered corners and inset plywood top and bottom panel. Biscuits to reinforce the miter joints. I did another groove on the inside near the top. Then once the box was assembled and glue dried, did another pass with the 1/4" bit on the router table. This made a double rabbet to hold the lid in place. Saves having to do an inner layer insert. I'll do a run of these when I get some more lumber and plywood. I talked to a local furniture shop last week and they told me the set out their scraps on Monday afternoon for the trash man. I was there and picked some of their cutoffs from the scrap bin;. Most of it was 1/2" poplar, probably drawer sides. A bit of maple and some cherry. In another adventure, I got a bunch of leftovers from red oak flooring (one time find) . Well, started today to rip off the tongue and groove edges so I could do glue-up. Then I thought, hey, the ends are going to be hidden by miter joints, just use them to align the glue up and rip off only the top and bottom edges. Lesson learned. It appears that the groove side is slightly wider on the top than on the bottom. I'm thinking that's so the top joint is tight and the bottom does not matter so much. I got a lot of "cup" in the top that I needed to get out with cauls and now I looks like there's a gap on the bottom of that joint. Well, nice try. Wait for the glue to dry and rip them apart. On the other ones, I will try just trimming off a bit on the groove side to align it up.
  13. View File Workbench Magazine May-June 1968 Maple Harvest Table This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. Submitter John Morris Submitted 04/08/2023 Category Furnishings  
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    This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
  15. Just getting started on the late fall craft show inventory. Found some interesting designs online and decided to try them out. Will get to making better versions of these when I can utilize specifically cut wood selections rather than just what's in the 'remains' piles. The usual culprits - walnut, maple, mesquite, alder and white oak. The white oak was recovered from a JD barrel planter that was retired and replaced. 'Bout time I actually posted something rather than just click on an emoji or make a smart - @&% remark!
  16. From the album: 18th Century Connecticut Blanket Chest

    I cut these dovetails with my PC 7519 Router and an old Model 1601 Keller Jig that dad bought in the 80's to make beehives with. He gave me the jig and I've had it ever since.
  17. Hi Everyone This past summer I was asked to create a custom bar top for one of my sons . We originally talked about using slate to fill in the top and would use table top resin to make it smooth. It would maybe have a nice wood frame and would sit on a knee wall in his man-cave. After taking some measurements and discussing options, I suggested maybe doing a custom Intarsia inlayed into the top. He liked the idea so I suggested he find a photo he would like to use as a subject. He sent me a photo he took while on vacation in Hawaii, I thought it would be hard to do as an Intarsia but would see what I could do. I drew up scaled plans for the top showing the layout for the framed intarsia along with the field for the rest of the top. We decided to go with Peruvian Walnut for the frame and accent diamonds and tiger maple for the field pieces . I chose to use 3/4" MDF as a base to build from mostly for overall stability . Did all the millwork for the frame and decided to do accent inlays of Ebony and BE maple around the perimeter. Got all of the maple pieces, diamonds and frame for the intarsia cut and fit into place. On to the custom intarsia.
  18. Thursday morning and lots of smoothing to do This is the hardest part of carving and this is what separates the boys from the men for not leaving any scratch marks on the carved pieces. Gene I used the same number blade for cutting the picture out then also for cutting all the pieces apart. # FD- SR 5 flying dutchman blade from The Wooden Teddy Bear. com It has nothing to do with all those teddy bears for it a wood working site. Order them 1 gross at a time and they will be much cheaper than the blades from the big box stores. I built this blade holder the week I bought the 788 in 98 or 99? I used 1/2" pvc with wood plugs in the bottoms. Can't remember for sure but there must be more than 20 tubes for blades and I bought some of all I could find to buy, anywhere........ fast forward, all those blades are still in that nice little storage container. Only two other blades I ever use is an Olson blade for metal sawing with the scroll saw...which has no teeth at the bottom of the blade sticking up from The Teddy bear.com and an Olson precision cut blade for cutting away the out side of the carving pieces I don"t need. Its also a reverse tooth # 5 but it saws and last longer but when new it wants to go faster????Only word I have for it as it is more agressive but not as easy to precision cut when needed on inside sawing!!!! And its from The Teddy bear.com also. This carving I\m working on now I used the same blade. This bull I'm shooting at you are my own opinions. Lot of people out there has more opinions than they got brains and again this is just my thinking... Lots of wood to smooth so I'll check in when more has been done.
  19. ..I'm not supposed to be playing with sharp objects. For some strange reason I decided to get a jump on the late year craft shows. I don't recall seeing any of these on other vendor tables so... The dark blades are mesquite and the light color are hickory. The handles are walnut, mesquite, alder, maple and hickory. Finished with mineral oil and beeswax. Now, on to some more bowls!
  20. I have been asked by the neighbors to turn a bowl as a prize for this weekends Super Bowl party. Any good reason to turn another bowl right ? Plus I have yet another excuse not to paint the laundry room. Did I mention how much I hate painting ? It’s very nice of them to invite us seeing that the wife and I don’t have a clue who is even playing. Paul
  21. I love perusing second hand furniture, I love the quality and the patina it has on select pieces I'll see, and I came across this Ethan Allen Made in the USA Solid Maple China Cabinet. As far as production furniture goes, this is a really nice example I believe. I love the color, the style, it has clean lines, I love the imitated old glass, and if you look close enough there is even some curl in places. The price, 850.00 on Craigslist, this is the furniture that I wish younger folks would look out for, or even older folks who are more prone to going to the more conventional furniture sales stores. Because for this price, the quality you'll find at the conventional stores is not even a quarter of the quality this piece is. I don't want to start a topic bashing the IKEA's of the world, or the Levitz and Ashley's, because they have a place, I remember when I was younger, and my wife and I were just starting out on a single man income and barely above min wage, the IKEA's helped us out a lot, not that we had an IKEA at that time, but you know what I mean. Back to my rambling, this is just a wonderful example of what folks could find if they get a little creative with their home decor, and try not to perfectly match everything in the house, I love a home where nothing really matches, eclecticism is wonderful in a home, where nothing matches, but they all appear to be in harmony. This Ethan Allen China set, would go lovely with a Danish Modern dining set, or a Mission style dining set, or?
  22. I have been meaning to get this done for a while. I needed a way to have sacrificial inserts that are easy to replace. I used the Shaper Origin to make the table insert and the the insert within it. It was easy to make about a dozen extra inserts so now I can just pop one out and set in a new one when needed. Paul
  23. Still had some leftovers...hauled the Ash 1 x 6 to the shop.. Cut in half, lengthwise...figured I could book match the 2 into a panel....needed to joint the edges a bit..first.. As I didn't want any gaps.. Like this....makes it hard to glue up.... Let this sit a few days.... Floor's a mess. panel is out of the clamps...cleaned up, flattened...edges were made parallel....then found the center, and made the panel into 2 side panels.. There was a Problem...as things had to be cut at an angle.... And then some feet had to be cut out...there are 2 blanks sitting here, BTW Had to match them up...some of the edges were a bit ..rough We have ways.. Things were short enough, that the Junior Jack could act as a Jointer...then leave this mess in the vise and clamps a few days.. And let them get used to the shop.....seems they wanted to bow a wee bit....fixed that problem... That will catch things up until this morning..stay tuned...
  24. From the album: Steve Krumanaker

    A small maple vessel with an open basket weave pattern I call wopen. About 1/8" thick,
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