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Wednesday's Wisdom for Woodturners May 16, 2018

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Well as nice as last week was, this week is the complete opposite. Rainy, damp and miserable.

 

The Patriots woodturners did not let the weather deter them! 

 

@Steve Krumanaker has been busy with several projects. He is designing a clock for a demonstration at his woodturnong club.

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Steve made several different designs and was asking for input as to your favorite. Check out Steve's post and give him some input-

 

Steve is also busy making a whole bunch of honey dipper/jars for a bee farm. He puts his shop made laser to work for the decorative tops.

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Read his post and the comments our turners offered-

 

 

 

 

@Gerald has been busy as well. He recently turned a pecan bowl and with a gorgeous jade inlay.

 

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Gerald talks about the process in his post-

 

 

 

 

Although not directly about turning, Gerald posted an informative topic on bearings and their numbering identification system. This data can be useful with any piece of equipment that contains bearings.

 

 

 

I must apologize to @Jim from Easy Wood Tools for missing his post on a beautiful Bocote bowl he turned. Jim posted this on our site last week. He sure can make those Easy Wood Tools sing!!

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Jim claims to be a newbie turner. Hmmm, I wonder....;)

 

 

 

 

Member @Gene Howe sent me a link to some interesting jig/hardware for turning basket weave illusions bowls-

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This image is of a piece made by Bill Boehme.

 

The link- https://www.chefwarekits.com/basket-weave-illusion-wood-burning-carving-tools/basket-weave-ilusion-diy-kit-woodturning-1.html

 

The ChefWare Kits site has lots of great other kits, jigs and hardware.

 

 

 

 

Sometime back we had a discussion about the pros and cons of spindle washers. I found this video discussing their use and the author provides some visual test data. I'll leave you to make up your own mind.

 

 

 

 

 

I don't anyone who doesn't like a good biscuit. Mike Peace shows us how to turn a wooden biscuit cutter. Might make a nice object for those craft shows this summer.

 

 

 

 

I've had a little time to play at the lathe. I started on a natural edge bowl made from a piece of the flame box elder. I have it turned and am into the sanding phase. I turned it green, to the final thickness (about 3/16", and am keeping it packed in shavings when I'm not working on it. It is drying slowly while I sand and I'm hoping there won't be too much warping.

 

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Safe turning

 

 

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Nice job Lew, the box elder bowl looks really good and a little warping on a natural edge bowl never hurt anyone!

 

steve

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Lew I love that bowl . Take it easy and as Steve said no one can tell a natural edge is warped, heck no one can tell it is round. Another great post

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