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    Have you checked ebay?

    Have you checked ebay?
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    Thanks to all for the comments, advice and...

    Thanks to all for the comments, advice and concerns. The detailed explanation on the use of epoxy by Dave Mount will be of help for many projects to come.
    If this piece holds together and I am able...
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    I have been working at turning bowels for a few years and was never happy with my efforts. Earlier this year I considered giving up...
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    I am using this as a practice piece to attempt...

    I am using this as a practice piece to attempt things I have never tried before even though I have other wood available. And I do tend to be a bit determined at times. Maybe stubborn.
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    Epoxy filling voids

    Turning a bowl from a piece of pecan that was stored outside on the ground for more than a year. On first look it appeared to be nothing but rot but on closer inspection there was solid wood present....
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    I am interested in making the trip to Cleveland....

    I am interested in making the trip to Cleveland. How do we make this work? I think you can send me a private message.
    Thanks.
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    Source for spalted maple

    The boss has stipulated that I simply must turn three bowls of spalted maple for family Christmas presents. Having a hard time locally to source and looked on the net but couldn't find anything I...
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    Wet sanding through the grits did a good job and...

    Wet sanding through the grits did a good job and I will use it often I am sure. However, I haven't found a way to introduce the diluted finish to the spinning piece without making an unholy mess. I...
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    Thanks to all for the comments.

    Thanks to all for the comments.
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    It is disappointing to learn that the purple...

    It is disappointing to learn that the purple color will fade. But that is wood!
    I tuned a segmented bowl many years ago and use some purple heart as accent pieces. Look really striking for a few...
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    I did a wet sand with mineral spirits and the end...

    I did a wet sand with mineral spirits and the end grain turned almost black. Have you had the same experience?
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    Finish for walnut bowl

    I have just finished my 1st walnut bowl and although it looks nice it needs a finish to enhance the piece. Sort of make the grain pop.

    I was considering BLO or gloss WOP but would like some...
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    Looks good. I like them

    Looks good. I like them
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    What kind of glue do you use to hold wet green...

    What kind of glue do you use to hold wet green wood to the glue block?
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    I hope you get an answer as I have a constant...

    I hope you get an answer as I have a constant tick in the spindle area of my 1642 with each rotation..
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    Absolutely beautiful work!
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    Gaiters also come in a shorter version that I...

    Gaiters also come in a shorter version that I use. My pair came from REI which has a web page.

    There is a hook on the gaiters that can hook onto your first lace and the gaiter will pretty much...
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    The log was 8'X12+-". After the first replies I...

    The log was 8'X12+-". After the first replies I went to start removing the bark with a 1.5" chisel and a mallet. Really tough going. Bark would not separate from the log so I have ditched that idea...
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    Remove bark?

    Scored a walnut log yesterday. Cut only a few days ago and full of water. I have removed the pith and cut the log into pieces on the band saw. Coated the cuts with Anchorseal.

    Should I leave the...
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    Thanks, Can't figure out how I missed it. T

    Thanks, Can't figure out how I missed it.
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    Anybody have a Shop Smith?

    I am having a problem with my 30 year-old ShopSmith. Is there a users group anywhere that anyone knows about?

    Jim
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    That may well be why it cracked since I left it...

    That may well be why it cracked since I left it on the lathe for about an hour during lunch. Lesson learned.
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    This wood was what I call yard maple. One of...

    This wood was what I call yard maple. One of those fast growing silver maples that developers love to plant because they grow fast. They also have roots that run on top of the ground and in a 10 year...
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    Disaster waiting to happen

    Noticed something strange going on while starting to clean the inside. Fortunately I noticed it before it went flying all over.

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    Cherry I think based on the wavy lines. If it is...

    Cherry I think based on the wavy lines. If it is not Cherry then it would be Bradford pear.
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