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    Allen Seidman

    Building a Chuck Plate

    Great design. I must make one. However I have one question. After the plate is in the chuck you say... Go to last post

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    With all of the negativity and political stuff going on with the Covid-19 virus it is time to look at the humorous side of things. Feel free to add more, but keep it clean or it will be deleted.

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    John Keeton

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    You guys use your hand tools and, particularly chisels, far more than do I. As a part of my efforts to simplify my shop function, rid myself of tools I rarely use, and shed some of the wood I have accumulated, I sold my beloved Blue Spruce dovetail chisels. I still have a 4 piece set of...

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    Bill Carey

    had me some fun today

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    Don Lamothe

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  • Richard Madden

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    From the first time I saw pictures of Stuart Mortimers signature twist work, I knew I wanted to try one myself, but I feared it was too difficult and time consuming. Stuarts book, Techniques of Spiral Work- A Practical Guide to the Craft of Making Twists by Hand, and an article in the May 2006 issue of Woodturning were the sources of inspiration and also great learning tools. It was when Mark Hubl showed his first spiral piece that I finally decided I would give it a try.There are many ways this work can be done, but here is the way I make twisted finials. As with any woodturning project, if something doesn't feel right to you, don't do it!!