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    Walnut blanks - 2 x 2 x 12

    I have a supply of walnut spindle blanks, 2 x 2 x 12 inches. I'm looking for suggestions for projects that would use these blanks.

    Thanks.
  2. Update on treating these voids

    I first cleaned out the voids with a set of picks, getting as much of the rotten wood, dead bugs and general dirt out as I could. I mixed up a few ounces of epoxy, and mixed in coffee grounds until I...
  3. Thanks to all for your suggestions and comments. ...

    Thanks to all for your suggestions and comments.

    I filled the voids this afternoon; some of them were quite deep. I just kept pushing the "coff-oxy" into the voids until no more would go in....
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    I can sand on my G0766 down to about 50-60 rpm,...

    I can sand on my G0766 down to about 50-60 rpm, provided I'm using a power drill with 3" or 2" disks to sand. The sandpaper friction is not usually working directly against the motor.

    If I try to...
  5. Requesting advice on hickory hollow-form blank

    I roughed out this piece of hickory today, to make into a hollow-form (vase). I mounted it with the tree's centerline transverse to the lathe spindle, so the heartwood shows up on opposite sides of...
  6. Thanks, everyone, for a lot of useful...

    Thanks, everyone, for a lot of useful information.

    Here's my "epoxy-tisserie". It consists of a rotisserie motor sold on Amazon for craft purposes, which comes with a PVC shaft that fits over the...
  7. Hot melt glue - how to unglue something

    I am considering using hot melt glue to mount completed bowls, platters, hollow forms, etc., to a stand-alone slow-turn (2 rpm) rotisserie for epoxy finishing. I might use a small face plate glued to...
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    Can anyone point to an internet resource which...

    Can anyone point to an internet resource which spells out the angles and arrangements of hexagons and pentagons in this sphere?

    The video is very entertaining, but not big on what I would call...
  9. A bit further along in this process . . . I've...

    A bit further along in this process . . .

    I've taken the advice offered by Reed Gray, and attacked the gummy finish with hot water, suds, and a metal scouring pad, and it seemed to get almost all...
  10. Re-finishing old bowl with unknown gummy finish

    A friend of mine asked me to consider re-finishing an old turned bowl, that she would like to restore to use. Which would be massive green salads for church pot-luck suppers, mostly. I'm looking for...
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    Woodturnerswonders.com (Ken Rizza) has several...

    Woodturnerswonders.com (Ken Rizza) has several lamps which combine bright LED lights and magnet-switches (the magnet used to secure lamp to lathe is "switchable," off when you need to move it, on...
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    I'm also a beginner at hollow form, so don't take...

    I'm also a beginner at hollow form, so don't take this as gospel.

    All of my tools (also acquired used, a Jamieson system with some other compatible tools) present a 3/16" HSS cutter with the top...
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    Roger, I too have used a WoodCut Bowl Saver...

    Roger,

    I too have used a WoodCut Bowl Saver Max 3 on a Griz G0766, and enjoyed the combination.

    One of the things that I've done, that saves me a some effort, is to work from outside-to-inside,...
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    Thanks to everyone who contributed their ideas. ...

    Thanks to everyone who contributed their ideas.

    I think I'm going to try the cheapo laser pointers, while pondering the camera option as well. Has anyone used an Android smartphone as the monitor...
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    Laser pointer for hollow-form system

    My hollow-form system uses a laser pointer held by a frame that is linked to the cutter handle. This enables you to align it with the tip of the cutter (or out in front of it), and know about where...
  16. Thanks to all who have chimed-in. I've bought...

    Thanks to all who have chimed-in.

    I've bought a small 5-6 rpm motor through Amazon, and I'm going to try linking it up to my Grizzly, to see if I can do some epoxy-coating magic.

    My guess...
  17. Epoxy coatings - slow-turn motor for lathe

    I'm thinking about using epoxy to coat some pieces. I've seen it done by the Moulthrop family woodturners, with amazing (and pricey) results.

    I believe the key to making this work is to slowly...
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    Look just like spalted maple: color, grain, etc....

    Look just like spalted maple: color, grain, etc. Nice work!
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    I did something very much like that, about a year...

    I did something very much like that, about a year ago. I built two cabinets of the same size, that sit side-by-side and fill the space under the bed, between the legs, and from front to back of the...
  20. Turning cast epoxy resin shouldn't be a problem;...

    Turning cast epoxy resin shouldn't be a problem; the stuff peels away in long strands, not anything that could get in your lungs. Sometimes wraps around your spindle and tail stock, though.
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    Help with dust collection adapters

    I have a tool whose dust port accepts a 2.25" vacuum hose, like from my shop-vac. However, I would prefer to connect a 4" flexible hose, tied into my dust collection system, using that larger hose...
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    The rim pieces appear to be segmented rings,...

    The rim pieces appear to be segmented rings, correct?

    I'm interested in the sequence of steps. Here's what I assume it would have to be:

    1. Rough-turn the main piece of wood.
    2. Dry.
    3....
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    I have several used 55 gal. barrels with tops,...

    I have several used 55 gal. barrels with tops, that I bought at a local bee/honey place, for $18 apiece. I use them to store half-rounds of green wood, with the barrel tops loosely in place. The...
  24. Vacuum chamber + polyurethane -- a hare-brained idea?

    Before I give this a try, I thought I would see if anyone else has done so, and what the results were. Not much point repeating someone else's mistakes.

    I use wipe-on poly to finish bowls, usually...
  25. Wavy figure found in cherry - does this have a name?

    I turned this bowl from a cherry log found at a trailhead of the Benton McKaye trail, North Georgia. I noticed this wavy figure on the inside wall of the bowl, at the transition zone, going from side...
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