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    Thanks for the input everyone. Roger, how long...

    Thanks for the input everyone. Roger, how long does it take you to make a flat with your chisel? On YouTube they make it look easy, but I've never used one in real life!
    Tom
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    Good idea Barry - I'll have to measure my face...

    Good idea Barry - I'll have to measure my face plate, but that should be a quick, simple way to do it.
    Thanks,
    Tom
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    Natural Edge Bowl Prep

    Hi All,

    This is kind of a silly question, but what do you use to prep a natural edge bowl for face plate mounting? On smaller bowls (10") I have just been drilling through the bark, but now with...
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    Welcome Bailey. Iím still pretty new myself but...

    Welcome Bailey. Iím still pretty new myself but woodturning is a lot of fun and very rewarding and has become somewhat of an obsession for me. You can plan on spending more money on tools than you...
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    Yeah, I’m worried about the depth of the voids...

    Yeah, I’m worried about the depth of the voids too...worst case scenario I’ll make a couple boxes but I’m hoping to get a hollow form. We’ll see!


    Good idea Peter - will try to conserve as much...
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    Black cherry (I think) burl

    Visiting my in-laws in eastern TN for the week and they had a bunch of trees blow down and I found this on their property. I think it is black cherry. It is about 10 inches in length and 7 inches...
  7. I've been making small snowman ornaments for...

    I've been making small snowman ornaments for practice with the skew and detail gouge - here's what I've made so far in the last couple weeks. I personally like the natural/unpainted look, though...
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    Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like either will...

    Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like either will do a good job, just varying preferences.

    Tom
  9. Great video Mike - very useful for my current...

    Great video Mike - very useful for my current issues and you've convinced me to upgrade kits.
    Thanks,
    Tom
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    Thanks everyone for the input. I really...

    Thanks everyone for the input. I really appreciate it!
    Tom
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    Which Optima Pen Tip?

    After a recent mishap with my cheapo unit, I'm looking to get a better pyrography kit. Initially, I plan on using it mostly for signing work, but I like the option to do more in the future (basket...
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    I recently bought a buffing system and still...

    I recently bought a buffing system and still don't have a lot of experience - my first try at it didn't go so well, but maybe I'll give it another shot.

    John, I know you've written about your...
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. Very useful...

    Thanks everyone for the replies. Very useful info. Hopefully can get to it later this week and will let you know how it goes/post pics.

    Tom
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    Lacquer over Danish oil?

    Hi - Iím making an urn and initially used Danish oil to pop the grain and it looks great, but Iíd like it a bit more polished than I can get with the DO and wondered about using some deft brush on...
  15. I know this is an old thread, but I’m trying to...

    I know this is an old thread, but I’m trying to burn some grooves in the underside of a box lid but couldn’t get anything to work.....I don’t have any Formica on hand, is there anything else that...
  16. For $600 I would think you could get a used 12”...

    For $600 I would think you could get a used 12” jet or other lathe with VS and reverse. The Laguna is only around $800 and I think they offer 10% off on either on Black Friday or in January.
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    Right now I have one coat of Deft wipe on clear...

    Right now I have one coat of Deft wipe on clear lacquer (diluted with lacquer thinner). I'm kind of experimenting with this finish and might add more coats if it would help preserve the color, but I...
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    Thanks for the comments. Richard - my garage...

    Thanks for the comments.

    Richard - my garage smells great right now! I want to make another like the second but with a smaller opening....the lid looks a bit wide/large for the size to my...
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    Cedar boxes

    Still new to turning but just learned to turn a box from YouTube. Iíve now turned four or five and really enjoy it. Surprisingly, when I only had a mini lathe, all I wanted to turn were large...
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    Just saw this...may be helpful:...

    Just saw this...may be helpful:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMSyKPXTxX4
  21. Does anywhere sell the SuperNova2 body only with...

    Does anywhere sell the SuperNova2 body only with direct thread? I’ve found the body-only adapter type but can’t find the direct thread (1 1/4 x 8tpi).
    tom
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    Beautiful piece John. Seeing the photos always...

    Beautiful piece John. Seeing the photos always makes me want to get out and turn.

    I’m pretty new to turning and have never used WOP - what’s your process? Do you put anything on prior to the WOP...
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    Great info, thanks! A couple of follow up...

    Great info, thanks!

    A couple of follow up questions as I’m trying to figure this out - do you put the vonax onto the tripoli wheel or the white diamond wheel (aren’t the wheels different...
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    Thanks for the info John, as always. Do you...

    Thanks for the info John, as always. Do you still buff with the carnauba after the Vonax or just use the Vonax alone and that’s it? Would I only need one buff wheel or more?

    wow - didn’t even...
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    Thanks all for the info. John, when buffing...

    Thanks all for the info. John, when buffing Danish oil, what compound do you use and how soon after applying the oil is it ready to buff?

    Also, they have a threaded extension that sticks out...
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