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  1. Thanks John! I'll give those a...

    Thanks John! I'll give those a try..................Mike
  2. Great technique John! On a side note, can you...

    Great technique John! On a side note, can you give me some specifics on the ink pen you are using to sign your bowls? I haven't been happy with the ones I have found lately.

    Thanks, Mike
  3. 410798 Good comments by John. Unfortunately I...

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    Good comments by John. Unfortunately I don’t have all the answers as I am 400 miles west!! . This is a photo of the tree. It is a yard tree. Description I have is that the tree came up a...
  4. Potlatch/Moscow area turners....large maple tree

    I have a niece who lives in Potlatch and she has a large maple tree she wants removed. I told her that I would see if there are some of you folks in the Potlatch/Moscow/Pullman area that might want...
  5. Potlatch/Moscow area turners....large maple tree!!

    I have a niece who lives in Potlatch and she has a large maple tree she wants removed. I told her that I would see if there are some of you folks in the Potlatch/Moscow/Pullman area that might want...
  6. I'll take the Stanley 110.

    I'll take the Stanley 110.
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    Great job.....I like it!

    Great job.....I like it!
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    I'll take the handscrew clamps. PM me payment...

    I'll take the handscrew clamps. PM me payment info please

    Mike Ash.
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    The whole live center is on a #2 morse taper, so...

    The whole live center is on a #2 morse taper, so just install in in the headstock, fashion a pin through the hole in the tip to keep it from rotating ( I use a small nail and tape it so it stays...
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    Amazing BLM Color & Character

    I scored a truckload of Gorgeous Big Leaf Maple and went to work roughing out some bowls. These two are 15-16” diameter. Now I will stretch my patience waiting for them to dry so I can do the final...
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    398919 I am a fan of Minwax Polywipe. I good...

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    I am a fan of Minwax Polywipe. I good coat, wipe off excess and after a few hours i buff and wax with the Beale system. I've done a probably 100 angels with this method and after 10 years...
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    Steve - I am a muzzleloader and know about bullet...

    Steve - I am a muzzleloader and know about bullet lube. I'd think it it would seal the wood alright, but it sure would be messier and more expensive than using Anchorseal. My Dad always used his...
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    Robert - you have the steps pretty well figured...

    Robert - you have the steps pretty well figured out! I have a few tricks I've developed in putting the segmented ring together so that it turns out well. Let's say I am doing an 8 piece...
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    Gary - I generally use a coat of General Salad...

    Gary - I generally use a coat of General Salad bowl finish and then sand back and apply Bees Oil (mixture of bees wax and mineral oil). The two spalted maple bowls here were a bit soft and I had to...
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    3 Large Bowls....

    I'm donating a salad bowl for a large reunion and auction I'm attending in Asheville, NC next month. Once I had chips flying, it was hard to stop and I had three! I'll pick only one and then have a...
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    Thanks Terry. I'll look into buying that book.

    Thanks Terry. I'll look into buying that book.
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    Turned Cigar Humidor???

    I am thinking that I'd like to do a project as a "Turned Humidor" and am thinking some of you other turners might have some knowledge/wisdom for me. I've seen some the the Urns displayed here and...
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    I'm with John K. +++ Safety (including proper...

    I'm with John K.
    +++ Safety (including proper breathing protection), Sharpening and Tool presentation.
    - I don't want to admit to how many close calls it took me to learn proper safety
    ...
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    Ron - there was a void that I filled with epoxy...

    Ron - there was a void that I filled with epoxy and finely ground coffee for color and texture.
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    The Volcano Bowl

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    Because....... I think there is a Volcano image in the wood grain!
    15" Diameter. Black Locust with Black Walnut rim. I made it for a silent auction I will be donating it to, but the wife...
  21. Thread: Boxwood

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    I got to doing some searching on thread chasing...

    I got to doing some searching on thread chasing and came across this article.....

    My twist on Hand Chasing Threads in Wood, submitted by Sam Angelo, which Alan Beatty was featured in. One of the...
  22. Thread: Boxwood

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    Reed - It was a dozen years ago that you and I...

    Reed - It was a dozen years ago that you and I were part of a group that Nick Stagg hosted. Alan Beatty was the instructor and when he taught us the art of chasing threads, I recall that boxwood was...
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    Bob - I was going to say you've got your hands on...

    Bob - I was going to say you've got your hands on some Big Leaf Maple (BLM), but you had some hints that it might be from South America. I've included a couple of pics of one of my BLM bowls that I...
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    I turn my bowls inside and outside first, build...

    I turn my bowls inside and outside first, build the ring, flatten both surfaces to match and then attach the ring. I've never had any separations.
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    BLM Burl Bowl w/ a little personality added

    I pulled out a nice piece of BLM burl that I had cut up in 2012. The blank was about 10" diameter and 6 1/2" thick, but the bottom 3" was too punky to use and was cut away.
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    Next, I put...
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