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    Looking through some old threads. What became of...

    Looking through some old threads. What became of this project. Id be interested to see how it turned out.
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    Marilyn Campbell inspired me...

    I saw a wonderful demonstration by Marilyn Campbell at our guild meeting and it inspired a whirlwind of ideas. Her work is truly amazing.

    This is the result of what I took away and adapted from...
  3. Putting aside all discussion about speeding up...

    Putting aside all discussion about speeding up drying time, a soak in methyl hydrate may also help to stabilize the moisture content before applying the anchor seal.
  4. John, For more information about the technique...

    John,

    For more information about the technique that you are using, you may want to consider getting in touch with Marilyn Campbell. She gave a really informative demonstration at one of our club...
  5. I would not recommend altering the safety...

    I would not recommend altering the safety features on the saw, they are there for a reason.

    Might I suggest that you place your log on cutting surface other than the ground. I normally cut a...
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    Love the ribbons. It's very similar to Bob...

    Love the ribbons. It's very similar to Bob Rollings' work.
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    Sometimes, I like to play with some kind of...

    Sometimes, I like to play with some kind of coloring or texture with a boring piece of wood. An accent stain can sometime change the whole direction of the piece. A nice light stain that I like to...
  8. Might I suggest a combination of a welded...

    Might I suggest a combination of a welded structural steel frame with wood facing?

    The suggestion of the rigid base in combination with the welded frame will offer much more to the strength of the...
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    A couple of suggestions, since I cut trees on the...

    A couple of suggestions, since I cut trees on the side.

    First and foremost, don't let ego get in the way of safety. If you have even the slightest doubt if you can do it yourself, don't.
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    Thanks, guys. I'm not normally a spindle turner....

    Thanks, guys. I'm not normally a spindle turner. This was definitely a challenge for me. I started from the handle and had to deal with a lot of vibration and bouncing for the rest of the project....
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    Mike, I was wondering what kind and size of...

    Mike,

    I was wondering what kind and size of ball bearings you used. I'm wondering if you used a single row deep groove bearing or some other type like an miniature bearing?

    What is the actual...
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    A new bat for Junior

    It's been a while since I posted something here, so I thought I'd show off my son's new baseball bat. I found a really nice bat blank in the discount bin at Lee Valley that was screaming for me to...
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    A multi-V or PolyV as GoodYear trademarks it,...

    A multi-V or PolyV as GoodYear trademarks it, doesn't like too much misalignment. For any style of belt, depending on the length of the span from pulley to pulley, they don't like to be out of...
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    Curtis, Get a pulley that will match what you...

    Curtis,

    Get a pulley that will match what you have and mount it in reverse of the original pulley so the largest diameter of one pulley will mate with the smallest diameter of the other pulley. ...
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    Mike, I use a similar approach. My first...

    Mike,

    I use a similar approach.

    My first drying is in the shavings packed in a closed corrugated box until the shavings are dry, about a month. I wouldn't suggest any longer since mold could...
  16. Pushing the edge with an offcentered turning

    At last month's wood turning meeting, we were given a bowl blank as an interactive project with the membership.

    The rules were simple:


    We can turn any thing we want, as long as it is a...
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    Jack, Is the hole for the tool tip a drilled...

    Jack,

    Is the hole for the tool tip a drilled hole or a square hole, i.e forged in or broached?

    What did you use to shape the round bar around? How long is the shaft?
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    Did your cedar faded?

    Dennis,

    Did the vibrant color seem to fade at all? I got a nice size log of cedar that I didn't turn right away. While it was waiting, the end grain faded in the sun to the point that it seemed...
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    I have to agree here, but maybe instead of a...

    I have to agree here, but maybe instead of a particular distance, my thought is to place the detail at the largest diameter for the smaller vase. It has a very natural symmetry to it and the detail...
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    You'll probably get many answers to this...

    You'll probably get many answers to this question. We all have our saw preferences and all for very good reasons. The saw you have chosen is a good one. It has great power and a long enough bar to...
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    You may also want to look around in your area for...

    You may also want to look around in your area for a "Metal Supermarket". They tend to have a lot of offcuts and odd sizes.
  22. A gloat and the price of urbanization

    I was on my way home from work on Friday and noticed that a golf course was closed for good. Turns out that the course is being torn down for houses.

    The sad part is that every tree on the course...
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    Todd, That's some great turning with a...

    Todd,

    That's some great turning with a different medium.
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    This is my 2 cents of input, for what it's worth....

    This is my 2 cents of input, for what it's worth. Hopefully, I haven't misinterpretted anything.

    I believe face mount means that something can bolt to it at the shaft area, say like with a water...
  25. Thread: Howdy

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    John, I'm still in the design phase. Time has...

    John,

    I'm still in the design phase. Time has been highjacked by the installation of a woodstove so that I can burn all of the rejects.

    Now that that's done, I'm allowed to play now and intend...
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