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    Art show entries....

    I am submitting two pieces to a National Arts program art show later this month. This will be my third year to enter and I was fortunate enough to win a blue ribbon each time the previous two years....
  2. I have to agree with everyone about how fast you...

    I have to agree with everyone about how fast you appear to have progressed. Some very nice work.
    One thing that you might want to research for your segmented turnings though, is using large...
  3. Finally. I thought it was just me. :)

    Finally. I thought it was just me. :)
  4. I did not know that you could put a nut on a lag...

    I did not know that you could put a nut on a lag bolt and I don't even work at a BORG. :)
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    makeup brush info

    Does anyone have a source for makeup brushes so that I can make the handles for them? I have found and used the brushes that look similar to shaving brush knots and I like the ones at the Golden...
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    Total scam. The check clearing the bank does not...

    Total scam. The check clearing the bank does not necessarily mean that it will end up being a good check. In all likelyhood, the check will be returned a couple of weeks later and you will be...
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    I always thought that 8/4 stock was 2" thick and...

    I always thought that 8/4 stock was 2" thick and would fit into the 50mm jaws just fine. I am sure you measured the wood to get 1.75" and are not just guessing at it though.
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    Thank you for the comments. Thom, I used a...

    Thank you for the comments.

    Thom, I used a D-way beading tool. The bead size does not change. The space between the vertical lines changes due to the changing diameter of the vase. The middle...
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    Maple vase

    This is a 7" tall vase that I made from maple. It has been finished with Danish Oil.
    I made the blank by gluing up 2 boards, which is why you can see a joint on the photo of the bottom of the...
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    To answer a couple of questions: I used Copic...

    To answer a couple of questions:

    I used Copic .too markers to dye the pattern.

    The Meyer video is on Youtube. It is quite long.

    This is a fairly simple pattern. The key to things turning...
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    Basket illusion platter

    This is a 12" piece of maple that has been turned, beaded, burned, and inked. The back matches the front. It has been finished with danish oil. It was turned as a gift for a special day, 2/23.
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    They have been applying a surcharge for...

    They have been applying a surcharge for residential deliveries for years.
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    If you are doing segmented work and can see a...

    If you are doing segmented work and can see a glue line, you need to make some adjustments. You really should not be able to see the glue line and you can use whatever glue you feel comfortable...
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    I still visit almost every day, but the reason I...

    I still visit almost every day, but the reason I post is to learn and improve. It got to the point where a post would get 2 or 3 atta boys instead of any requested feedback or critique. At the same...
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    Your segmenting looks great. It is hard to even...

    Your segmenting looks great. It is hard to even find a seam in the purpleheart.

    As you asked for critique, purely on a construction basis, I hope that it stays together for you. There is...
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    When you say ALWAYS, it just shows that you are...

    When you say ALWAYS, it just shows that you are upset at UPS for some reason and not making statements of fact.

    I have made 8-10 claims for damaged or completely lost shipments and have never had...
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    Unless this is something totally new, UPS has had...

    Unless this is something totally new, UPS has had dimensional rates forever. I ship large plywood boxes almost every day and some of the boxes are sized to fit specific dimensions so that UPS will...
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    Rick, turn the base round to center it. Glue on...

    Rick, turn the base round to center it. Glue on 2 rings and then turn the inside all the way and 80% of the outside. Then glue on 2 more rings and repeat until all of the rings are glued on. :-)
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    Rick, I make a lot of segmented vases. I have...

    Rick, I make a lot of segmented vases. I have never done the bowl-from-a-board trick, but some of the principals still apply. Your biggest issue is compounding any errors. This is the main...
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    Thank you for the comments. Steve, I used a...

    Thank you for the comments.

    Steve, I used a Foredom carver to carve the flutes. I then used an Auriou rasp for the final shaping and it was sandpaper wrapped around a piece of pvc pipe from...
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    First carving - Red Mallee

    This is my first attempt at carving. I wanted to keep the mass and the points on base, so I did not undercut the top like I have seen most people do.
    It is Red Mallee that ended up being 12" x 9"...
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    "Excuses are for losers." Made my day. :)

    "Excuses are for losers." Made my day. :)
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    Jon, I am not exactly sure what you are asking. ...

    Jon, I am not exactly sure what you are asking. The entire piece is beaded and burned. The pattern is created with dyes on top of the burned areas.
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    Maple platter with pyro and dye

    I tweaked a pattern that I came up with so that it would fit on a larger platter and also so that it would rotate more. I thought that it would give the piece more "movement" and now it reminds me...
  25. One of the American Express cards gives 2% back...

    One of the American Express cards gives 2% back on every single purchase with no restrictions. They give it back to you as a credit on your statement once a year. With a wife and 4 grown kids on...
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