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    Thanks John look a lot like some tools being sold...

    Thanks John look a lot like some tools being sold commercially today with an added carbide cup cutter.
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    John, photo of big bertha, please?

    John, photo of big bertha, please?
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    Fred, deadly may be a little of an exaggeration...

    Fred, deadly may be a little of an exaggeration but the 'spikes' can quite easily stick into a finger.
    Here are a few photos but it was hard to get anything that provides a good photo of the...
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    LOL Stephen!!

    LOL Stephen!!
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    Thanks Jeffery good info. Not sure where these...

    Thanks Jeffery good info. Not sure where these burls grew but they came from Vancouver island. As far as pressure washing goes. Next time, if there is a next time I'll suit up in my waterproof rain...
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    Thanks everyone!!! Yellow Cedar as Ernest says...

    Thanks everyone!!! Yellow Cedar as Ernest says has these deadly spikes under the bark Which are, in my opinion the highlight of the burl. On second thought maybe not, as the curl and eyes are...
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    Yellow Cedar burl bark removal

    I think yellow cedar burls are about a pretty a burl as one can find. The problem for me it to remove the bark without damaging the spikes that protrude into the bark. Has anyone had any luck...
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    I use this one almost daily. With the extra as...

    I use this one almost daily. With the extra as far as I'm concerned!
  9. Thread: Don't know

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    Thanks Guys. I appreciate the comments. The two...

    Thanks Guys. I appreciate the comments. The two bigger pieces are either too big or too unbalanced for me to put straight onto the lathe as is. I think I will try a natural edge with the smaller one....
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    Ok, I thought it was worth a shot only because no...

    Ok, I thought it was worth a shot only because no one on Facebook would comment either . . . thanks anyway.
  11. Thread: Don't know

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    Don't know

    I really don't know what to do with this burls. All I know is the small one appears to be Douglas Fir. the other 2 may be Pine I am guessing because there seems to be some pitch on the outside of one...
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    I know there are lots of turners and other...

    I know there are lots of turners and other artists who say this is a 'safe' process if done properly but for me the end result just doesn't make it for me.

    In the beginning I must admit I admired...
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    I have one more thing to add to this thread. I...

    I have one more thing to add to this thread. I started out boiling and bagging or just bagging. I have shelves of prepared dry objects to return to the lathe but in the years that went by as I waited...
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    Brian, I watched it again, thanks.

    Brian, I watched it again, thanks.
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    Russel this is my feeling exactly BUT with so...

    Russel this is my feeling exactly BUT with so many world class turners now using NRS I wonder if we are missing the boat. I for one can hardly wait for Reed's Video1
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    I cut one off really easily with a zip cut blade...

    I cut one off really easily with a zip cut blade in a a small disc grinder.
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    I like to turn hollow forms as often as I can. I...

    I like to turn hollow forms as often as I can. I now leave a small tenon to grab with my chuck to sand when dry. I do use a freezer kiln and often wrap the outside with stretch plastic to try to slow...
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    William I hink in the other thread I mentioned...

    William I hink in the other thread I mentioned that I got a cheap monitor/tv with analog inputs from our Thrift Store. Here in BC they can be found quite easily on Craigslist or Varage. The only...
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    My monitor is an older one and has the RCA plugs...

    My monitor is an older one and has the RCA plugs so I didn't have any issues.
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    I started with a small screen like a back-up...

    I started with a small screen like a back-up camera size but found it too small. I too would recommend the switch to a camera. I found an old monitor at our Thrift shop for a few $$$. If possible...
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    I love it when a video stimulates ideas! This is...

    I love it when a video stimulates ideas! This is one of those.
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    According to my source at UBC this appears to...

    According to my source at UBC this appears to mimic Compartlization of Decay in Trees (CODIT) I posted some photos of similar looking Red Maple.
  23. Thanks again John I am amazed at the depth of...

    Thanks again John I am amazed at the depth of information you possess and the readiness you have to share. I did thy a file test and it seems to be hardened about half the length of the blade (about...
  24. Thanks for the note John. I will for sure heed...

    Thanks for the note John. I will for sure heed your advise re the CBN wheels. Incidentally I did run a file on the sides of this tool and discovered that about half the length is hardened.
  25. Thanks John I will for sure take your advise and...

    Thanks John I will for sure take your advise and after reading this thread I must say I am a little more than just a bit nervous to try it. Glad to have this wonderful group of turners who so readily...
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