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Our Patriot turners have been at it again! Lots of projects posted and input provided. @RustyFN escaped serious injury when a gouge he was using snapped in half. Rusty was turning a log when a catch damages the tool and lacerated his hand. Read about the incident in Rusty's thread- @Ron Altier is busy experimenting with different woods and finishes with his beautiful ornaments. Check Ron's posts and the comments- Although he didn't turn these, member @Jay is making some lures for fly fishing. Lots of input including a link for ideas on turned lures. Read about Jay's post- @Smallpatch is making some "Teapots" He has posted several images of his work. He creates fantastic detail in his pieces- Several weeks ago we talked about the different skew chisel shapes. Some turners prefer the curves end while others prefer the "straight" edge. I found this article by Alan Lacer, from Popular Woodworking Magazine, detailing how to convert the straight end to a curved end. It includes the author's opinion of why he prefers this shape. https://www.popularwoodworking.com/projects/aw-extra-121213-reshaping-the-skew-chisel Our generous sponsor, Easy Wood Tools, @Jim from Easy Wood Tools shared a video on YouTube of a really special turning by Jim Overton. Mr. Overton uses EWT tools almost exclusively to create a lamp from various materials. The really awesome aspect of the project is the appearance of the lamp when it is finished. I came across a nice site that has lots of turnings that include project details. You may find a project idea from the listings. http://woodarchivist.com/category/woodturning-projects-and-techniques/ I'm a little late with this post of "Rick Turns" YouTube video list for April. If you check out this list, please give Rick a BIG Thank You for all his work! This was a "Mom" day for me. I don't know how a 92 year old 4' 8" lady can run me into the ground! Anyway, when I got home, I found this on the porch- Looks like all turning isn't artsy fartsy. I found a chunk of wood in the wood shed- Cut a chunk for the turning- I'll need to drill a hole for the tang and the turn the handle. That'll be tomorrow- after I paint the deck furniture. Safe turning
Smallpatch posted a topic in Scroll SawingI should start first...Either one is the kind I might enjoy starting but after a few hours of having fun my mind might go by-by.. The tea pot will be the easiest since I will be shaping the pot on the lathe then playing with the dremel doing some wood shaping. I don't hollow any out so I can concentrate on the outside only. The last supper has the most pieces so will take longer. Then there is the army thing I'm still not happy about since I got drafted twice then on top of that I find all the medical records were burned in a fire loosing all the medical records from guys getting released from Fort Sheridan, Ill. detailing what took place when in Germany....so I can't really figure out why I even want to hang the plaque on my wall. Working in the shop is stronger than my thoughts of the army I guess and it has almost dropped out of my thoughts on some of the days, but not all!!!! My wife made a very large size rendition using stained glass of the last supper and installed in it in Arkansas so my 30 inch wide picture seems to be more what I can handle... I happen to have a few of each pattern in case any and everyone wants to join in the fun...
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