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'Maple Rocks' Is Done
Steve Krumanaker posted a topic in Wood TurnersJust finished this morning. I will say that I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. The rim is always a challenge for me as I'm never quite sure what to do with it. I had originally planned a herringbone pattern but nothing I drew looked right to me. It's about 12" diameter and not quite 5" deep. I'm sure I've posted this already but the design on the bottom is called "phicops in a circle" It's a zentangle pattern and the original author is Brad Harms-CZT Steve
Steve Krumanaker posted a topic in Wood TurnersOur club meets this Sunday and I am doing the demo. Have decided on a fairly simple project from a video by Steve Jones . A seed starter pot maker. Many club members don't do demos and don't realize what goes into preparing for one. The demo I'm doing is "skew heavy". Steve Jones is a production turner from England the best I've ever seen with a skew. Even though I'm fairly adept with a skew I can't hold a candle to Steve. Even so, I want to do the demo using as many of his techniques as possible. With that in mind I have turned several pieces to get it down. This is maybe half of the ones I've done for practice. Add to that, transporting tools, materials, making notes, rehearsing, etc. etc. and doing a demo is a significant commitment in time and effort. On the other hand, I truly believe, the person doing the demo learns much more than anyone who watches it and the benefits far out weigh the inconveniences. Steve
Kind of a fun project
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It's been a busy few days
Steve Krumanaker posted a topic in Wood TurnersI posted some picture a couple weeks ago of some walnut I'd scored. I spent the last few days working it into some bowl blanks. Basically I made a big mess in the back yard. I've still got three more little crotch pieces to cut into blanks but almost done. Did these this morning, some of them are near 20" diameter and may end up as platters, still haven't convinced myself a 20" bowl is a good idea. So far I've gotten just over 20 blanks, almost all of them crotch areas and I can tell there is going to be some really nice grain in them. Got my work cut out for me over the next few weeks though. It will give me a chance to practice with my coring system. I've still got two more huge sections of walnut to get home. They are big enough, I'll have to work them down before I can even load them in my truck. Figure there is another 20 blanks or so still to be had. Steve
I got stuff stacked everywhere!!
Steve Krumanaker posted a topic in Wood TurnersI think I finally have all the inventory I'm taking to the little craft show coming up. Just brought a batch of honey dippers in from the shop, got them on the kitchen table for now. I won't display these but they will go to the honey farm that's hosting the show. She will put them on a jar of honey for her shop. Wife helped me come up with a little price tag that I'm going to use. Has my name on the front and a thank you on the back. Also has my phone number just in case. Still have to come up with a business card of some sort. These are all the bowls, tops, decorative mason jar lids etc. etc. that I'm going to show. I forgot to add the embellished vases to the picture. Last but not least, this just came in the mail. It's a cheap, Chinese, laser engraver. Something I've been thinking about for a while. This one will etch an area about 11"X14" if I remember exactly. Should be ideal for bowl bottoms, lids, pendants, etc. etc. That is, if it works as advertised!! Time will tell but I won't do much with it for a few weeks. Hmmm, just read a tutorial about doing a blog..... Steve