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    03-14-2019, 11:45 PM
    Wipe the slime with alcohol, mix some sanding dust from the bark of cut offs into some 5 min epoxy. Coat the rim and bark and tape it back on. Let it...
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    02-27-2019, 2:46 PM
    Rich, make sure itís sharp. I sharpened the wheel twice on that box. Mount a hardwood disk or large dowel on the lathe and set it like I mentioned...
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    02-27-2019, 1:53 PM
    Ok, speed is about 500 rpm, wheel is set at center height and the handle is gently raised to have the points of the wheel cut. I had the tool tilted...
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    02-27-2019, 9:36 AM
    I usually turn a lot of bowls ,but my roughouts are still drying in my homemade kiln. I found some dry 3Ē thick maple and decided to turn some boxes....
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    02-25-2019, 9:42 AM
    Tim, I just dump. I do mixed it till I canít see the wax. Just put it in two separate piles and blend the Pearl-Ex into the wax. You could fold a...
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    02-19-2019, 3:50 PM
    Don, I use the better Harborfrieght detail gun. The cheaper would probably work as well. The dye is mixed into alcohol. I sealed the dye with a coat...
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    02-18-2019, 9:48 PM
    Tom. It is a simple process with a attractive appearance. Spraying dye is almost goof proof. Mix a dichroic powder in paste wax and rub it into the...
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    02-17-2019, 11:01 PM
    What appears as silver is actually sky blue. The reflective qualities of Pearl-Ex makes it light blue or silver depending on the lighting.
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    02-17-2019, 9:30 PM
    Simple ash bowl. I sprayed it with Transtint blue dye mixed with alcohol. That was followed by sky blue Pearl-Ex mixed into paste wax. Buffed off the...
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