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    Since many are posting pictures of their turned...

    Since many are posting pictures of their turned apple, I thought I'd add mine to the pile.
    This came from the oldest known Apple Tree in the state of Massachusetts. Most of it came down in a storm...
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    Jack said: "DO NOT trust the tension gauge." DO...

    Jack said: "DO NOT trust the tension gauge."
    DO NOT trust the tension gauge. I got that from the head tech at Laguna who deals with the ResawKing blades. I hve a Laguna 14/12 and was on my second...
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    I think I go over it in the video, but I use...

    I think I go over it in the video, but I use white (clear) candle wax that I pick up at garage sales for $1.00 or (a great deal) less per pound.
    I melt it in electric frying pans. The heat creates...
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    Personally, I like articulated hollowing tools,...

    Personally, I like articulated hollowing tools, but Hunter makes great tools. Get the shallow one first - eventually, you'll want the deeper one as you make bigger/deeper vessels
  5. I only do a few juried art shows a year. I'm...

    I only do a few juried art shows a year. I'm near Daytona FL. My current deal is to do shows that are no more than an hour and fifteen minute drive from home. That way we can at least sleep in our...
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    This is STUNNING

    This is STUNNING
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    Suitcases are plentiful at Good Will and/or...

    Suitcases are plentiful at Good Will and/or Salvation army.
    CHEAP and you probably won't use them again anyway.
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    If you're still in the planning stages and you're...

    If you're still in the planning stages and you're flexible, plan for hitting the Honolulu Woodturners meeting. Many/MOST have free or inexpensive local wood....
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    The guy I got the Kobra from also had half a...

    The guy I got the Kobra from also had half a dozen (or more) other hollowing systems including a Clark. I bought the entire inventory. The oddest thing is that he didn't like the Kobra at all......
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    I took a look at your blog Peter. I noticed that...

    I took a look at your blog Peter.
    I noticed that you have a Kobra hollowing system. Couple of questions, how did you get it and how do you like it?
    I got one from an estate. I had a monster rig...
  11. Congratulations, all the way around. (It's not...

    Congratulations, all the way around.
    (It's not just a "proud dad" day)
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    Pink Ivory Rose Engine Turned Box

    Pink Ivory Rose Engine Turned Box I forgot to take a picture of the bottom which also has some minor rose engine work. The lid is a snug fit (at least in this environment). The insert which is a...
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    I am often too slow to sign my work. In this...

    I am often too slow to sign my work. In this case, I should sign and note it's history/origins.
    I get excited about finishing something... I have at times, not signed pieces till they sell.
    I'm a...
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    Estate Koa Bowl

    This curly koa bowl will stay in my private collection. The wood blank comes from the estate of a dear friend Dennis DeLuze. It was by luck and chance that I ended up with this one large piece and...
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    375582 This is a piece I posted a picture of...

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    This is a piece I posted a picture of earlier today (obviously somewhere else), so we're thinking alike.
    I also posted this
    375583
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    Sounds about right

    Sounds about right
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    Suffolk Machine's Timberwolf blades have always...

    Suffolk Machine's Timberwolf blades have always been great for me.
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    Thank you for all the input john. I agree,...

    Thank you for all the input john. I agree, essentially across the board. Since the boxelder piece will be a separate piece, I'll probably try your suggestion AND what I had originally considered,...
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    Finial/NoFinial?

    This piece is 10 inches in diameter by 23 inches tall. The foot is rosewood. I put a foot on it because I intended to use a rosewood and boxelder finial... It's pretty imposing already, I'm...
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    I would have liked to see larger pictures, but...

    I would have liked to see larger pictures, but it's fantastic to see one so young working with their hands. Someone mentioned the pride on Christmas day, but I'll bet the memory will last a lifetime...
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    Thanks Tom, in addition to the hands on, I'll...

    Thanks Tom, in addition to the hands on, I'll have a couple of booths of wood and estate tools again, so I'll be there, make it a point to stop in and say hi.
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    It is a golfing term that we dare not say - so it...

    It is a golfing term that we dare not say - so it is neither of those
    (and if you knew that and were trying to trick us into using it... SHAM on you)
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    Thank you for the kind words. I don't golf, but...

    Thank you for the kind words.
    I don't golf, but I do fear the word. I was desperate when I used the word initially, but I had to get honest.
    I will avoid the issue and the situation going forward.
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    The end of "The Shanks"

    I'm doing a hands on demonstration of thin walled pedestal box with finial at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, February 8.
    For the last week, I had been trying to make a finial for this...
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    Hey Steve, Generally, the hands on are done by...

    Hey Steve,
    Generally, the hands on are done by local guys. We have 5 "students" in the morning and 5 in the afternoon. They pay a modest fee which we get. If we fill the classes it's a day's pay...
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