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  1. Gerald

    Offering plates

    This is the second prototype for our church offering plates. No the will not be spaulted like this, only dry oak I have. Hope to do this in green wood but may have to resort to kiln dry oak like Mike Peace did. Hope to be able to have the final form 1/2 to 1 inch deeper . This piece is a little less than 2 deep. this piece has a small amount of curl do church will not get it
  2. Gerald

    Flying Top

    Saw this on AAW Forum and thought it looked like something Dan would do. http://abctoupie.com/en/toupie-volante/
  3. John Morris

    Big Turning Tools

    If you are interested, just pay shipping. And I'll box em and get them to you. Prior owner turned big bowls.
  4. FlGatorwood

    Just have to brag

    For years, I had hoped to teach some of my off spring just something I had learned from watching videos, YouTubes, reading books and forums and it seemed hopeless until today. Yes, he is only 12 and I allowed him to use the skew chisel to put a couple lines around the handle. Here he is sanding. I am so sorry that I did not get a picture of him with the skew in his hand. First picture he is sanding on top of the handle, second is under the handle. Now, he is anxious to turn. I have some stuff for him to do but it will have to be dry and warm again. Steve
  5. Woodbutcherbynight

    Make a wheel

    In making my lift for the router I need a wheel that turns a small Lab scissor lift. How would I manufacture a wheel say like the Delta one pictured or something with some holes in it? Tools available are a lathe, bandsaw okay just about any tool but the skillset may be lacking with the lathe.
  6. Gerald

    Christmas almost

    Almost done with Christmas gifts. This year is a bell with a bell inside. Got the second coat on last night. Now to put in the bells
  7. Gerald

    Santa came early

    This is my early Christmas and late birthday. Looks very solidly built.
  8. Ron Altier

    Tiny Turning Gouge Mystery

    I am a self taught turner and have learned by trail and error, videos, books, etc. I have a nice assortment of turning tools and have learned to use all of them to achieve some nice turnings. However the tiny gouge pictured has me baffled. I have tried several times to use it and always end up digging or bending. I'd like to use it to make something but want to do it knowing much better than I do now about how to proceed. Does it require special rules? Things like speed, size of stock or just something that requires patience. A small twist of the wrist can inflict damage. Any advise is appreciated Thanks
  9. Gerald


    Our club is doing a demo and sales event for two evenings . Had wanted a top display and finally got around to getting it done. When the kids take a test run with tops some of the tops end up on the floor so the sides will reduce that happening.
  10. Ron Altier

    Unusual Turning

    I ran across this turning on the web. The only thing I can think of is the skills required to make such a thing.
  11. Steve Krumanaker

    My week

    Spending a week at Marc Adams Academy of Woodworking just south of Indianapolis. A most amazing place!! I am taking a class with Glenn Lucas again this year, what a great technician and what a great teacher. Almost posted this in the general wood working area but since I'm taking a turning class I decided to post it here. Just thought I'd share a few pictures of the facility. It's important to note these pictures don't begin to show just how extensive this complex is. One of the assistants told me there are about 40,000 square feet under roof. There are about 400 people who have completed the masters program here, it's an extensive training and requires serious dedication to get that done. This is a wall that has several inspirational or clever snippets on it. This one is my favorite. 2018 instructors. the lathe room, 16(I think) oneway 1624 lathes. One of the machining rooms, there are several One of the assembly rooms, and again, there are several. This class is working on a Nakashima style side table. A display case of some completed projects Kind of like wood worker Nirvana Steve
  12. Seeing a thread about palm wood jogged my memory. This piece (not my work) is turned from "Ponga", which comes from "Mamaku", a Tree Fern native to New Zealand. The vase insert, however, is made from that old standby known Down Under as "Plastic"! John
  13. Ron Altier

    What next?

    I started gluing some pieces for an ornament. I selected a piece that looked like it had good grain and few scraps. It didn't glue up as I intended. Off center just a tad. I turned it and found worm holes and bad sections of grain. Removed, reglued. One of the scrap pieces came apart. Reglue, restart. Why didn't I just quit and start new? I like a challenge and this was one. I got it to where I felt I should quit, but NO, do just a little more. WRONG thing to do. I just set it down and left it for a couple of hours. When I returned my feeble mind had found a solution, if it didn't fly apart again. Here it is, slightly off center and after I had to remove the finish and redo.
  14. steven newman

    Turning a Mallet

    From over working the Single Brain Cell Sketch-up. It was on over load trying to figure out a tool box build. Had a blank of spalted....something or other Well, this is the leftovers. It was 22" long, cut it in half. Drug the old Craftsman T rail lathe up off the storage crates, and fastened it down to my bench. Only place I have down there to run a lathe. Kept looking through stuff, trying to find the "pattern' i wanted. Got the blank mounted on the lathe, and turned round. Chippy stuff, no shavings. Got a start at just winging it from memory, and looked over and found the pattern. Handle was a bit too scrawny for my hand, so the new one was to be FATTER. Sanded things down, parted off the one end. Added an oil finish, and tok everything out side to dry in the sun Old mallet is laying down on the job, again. had to wipe down the NEW mallet one more time ah, that is looking a bit better. Not too bad for a rookie? FIRST mallet I have ever turned. I inherited the old one...
  15. Gerald

    Lathes station

    Still a little to do like building drawers for more tools and hang curtain behind to control chips. Was going to make tool rack of PVC pipe then decited to try a4x4 and drill holes for tools. It worked now to see if I like this arrangement.Oh by the way there is another lathe behind this one.
  16. Gerald

    Woodworking Adventures

    Not to steal Lew's thunder but got this in amail from Woodcraft this morning.
  17. Gerald

    Whats for Christmas

    Working on Christmas . Slight changes to my bells and angels. Wife said the base of the bells not wide enough so this is the result. so also widened the angel base. May even put jingle bells in them. So what Christmas item are you planning now?
  18. Gerald

    Laminated Boxes

    These are some more laminated boxes I have been working on . Have tried thin and thick laminates. The woods are mainly walnut, pecan, river birch, cherry. Most of the wood on these was some small scraps slightly larger than the boxes. To turn the box since there was not enough wood for a tenon I uses a sacrifical face plate and used thick CA to glue on blank. Once the turning and hollowing is done the box is removed from the tenon with a sharp rap on a chisel at the glue line. Sometime this will lead to chipping but most just pop right off. Of note here is to place something soft or a bucket on the lathe bed to catch the turning. Hardest part of these projects as I said the last time I showed one was finishing the bottom. It can be done by reversing in pen jaws and bringing up the tailstock with a soft touch mounted. I just do not like flat bottoms even on boxes. Walnut,Pecan,River Birch Pecan, Oak, Mahogany veneer River Birch, paduck Pecan, Cherry, Purpleheart Pecan, teak
  19. Gerald

    Live Oak Hollowform

    My neighbor had some limbs cut and I picked up some of the pieces thinking firewood, but decided to turn some. Started doing hollowforms and then went on to try dye. It does not show well in the pic but there is violet sanded off and then yellow and then red. Used Chestnut spirit Stains and finished with lacquer. I turned this piece all the way to finish in one sitting and got no movement out of round and this is one of the smallest entry holes I have done so far.
  20. Gerald

    Oak Burl

    This is a piece I picked up when I cut some limbs for a neighbor. I left this a lot thicker than I usually do but in turning there were two long bark inclusions across the tenon. I turned to finish and when it dried there was in some areas a rippled effect that live oak gets when turned this way, but much more pronounced. I left one side high and one of the club members suggested I should cut the high side down. So I carved it down and burned the edges to match the natural edge. Started to finish with Mahoney's Walnut Oil and did not like the look so added about 10 coats of thinned Tung Oil. Unfortunately I could not buff it , just too many little edges.
  21. Gerald

    Live Oak Burl

    From the album: Bowls and Platters

    Live Oak Burl with one side cut down. Finish is Tung Oil
  22. Gerald

    Red on Violet

    From the album: Hollow Forms

    Live Oak dyed violet, then red, then yellow.
  23. DAB

    90 Mm Shell

    so i have a friend who has an old 90 mm shell casing, and he asked me to turn a wooden shell for it. sure. how big? so he sent me some pics of the inner diameter and outer diameter of the casing mouth, and asked that the shell go into the casing by 2 inches, and that the exposed portion be about 10 inches long. oddly, trees don't grow in that shape and size, so i have some scrap lumber gluing up to make the right size. one big bullet coming up sometime this week. oh, if you use a vernier caliber, please get a good straight on shot of the vernier, so i can accurately read the dimension. sigh....
  24. Gerald

    Bed from a (few) boards

    Have to start with a glue up . Did not think I could find 6 x 6 dry pine so here we go with 3 pieces of 2 x 6. Tried to get the knots toward the surface outer edges as these would be turned off. Remember you can never have too many clamps After squaring the blanks on table saw we will need a centered hole to assemble the two parts of the post as this lathe is not long enough to turn as one piece. Having that hole creates a stabilization problem for turning which is solved by using a cone center in the tailstock. The left picture is the fluting jig cutting the upper post . The right picture shows a closer look at the the jig cutting the post. These are the finished post parts with fluting done on one. Right picture shows the connection for the parts of the post. This round turning and finial go on top of the headboard and footboard. This shows the incomplete mortise and tenon to join the posts to foot and head boards. The raised panels are installed and at this point are prestained. The complete project. Not exact but a close similarity to a bed we lost when our house was flooded over 30 years ago.

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