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  1. Thanks Jim! I strive to create that which is...

    Thanks Jim! I strive to create that which is beautiful and worth seeing.
  2. Thanks so much for the critique! This project...

    Thanks so much for the critique!
    This project was planned, but did kinda evolve during the creation because of available materials and their size. So I was wondering how proportional it would turn...
  3. Thanks Roger. Always means a lot when...

    Thanks Roger. Always means a lot when accomplished turners compliment.
  4. I do love a good pun. Thanks for the...

    I do love a good pun.
    Thanks for the compliments. I'm vindicated in my effort!

    And yes, I do wonder why so many awards go to "ugly" art.....
  5. Safe Arbor - Submission to Habitat for Humanity Birdhouse Auction

    Here’s an art piece I made for the Ultimate Birdhouse Exhibit and Auction 2018. (Habitat for Humanity) Here's a link to the web page. You can see all the artists and some of their work.

    I was...
  6. I'd suggest Maple, Birch, Beech, Poplar. These...

    I'd suggest Maple, Birch, Beech, Poplar. These are usually pretty innocuous woods for treenware. One might also check a wood toxicity chart to see which woods are most likely to give your recipient...
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    To clarify, the forum name is: "PM 3520 Tips" ?...

    To clarify, the forum name is: "PM 3520 Tips" ?
    I wish I'd known about it when the motor on my Jet 1642 died. They use essentially the same motor with a different shaft configuration. From what I...
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    I checked mine as well. The only other book I...

    I checked mine as well. The only other book I have with train plans, had plans that were so-so. "The Weekend Woodworker" by Nelson.
    I've also downloaded a decent free locomotive plan that appears to...
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    Here are three websites where you can buy plans...

    Here are three websites where you can buy plans for trains:
    http://www.gattoplans.com/store/index.htm


    http://toysandjoys.com/patterns-and-kits/trains/

    ...
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    It occurs to me to suggest turning an end grain...

    It occurs to me to suggest turning an end grain bowl (without the pith). You'll have to adjust your thinking and technique for this kind of a bowl.
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    Try it and see. But you'll definitely have to...

    Try it and see. But you'll definitely have to turn it twice for bowls. And use very sharp tools and a good technique.

    I've turn a bit of kiln dried Fir and it makes some nice legs and ornaments.
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    I've been using the RZ mask lately and it's ok....

    I've been using the RZ mask lately and it's ok. But I find that the dust just bypasses around my nose (and probably my beard too). It's still better than nothing.
    I've used the Triton and the...
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    I think they were using it at the graduation...

    I think they were using it at the graduation ceremony. I'm not sure. I didn't really ask...
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    Thanks guys! It was fun. I really do like spindle...

    Thanks guys! It was fun. I really do like spindle work.
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    I'm not sure if you mean that it could actually...

    I'm not sure if you mean that it could actually be used as a weapon, but it would be rather formidable as a club, yes? It weighs a LOT.

    Sharkskin huh? Interesting idea...
    I should do some small...
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    Thanks John! High praise coming from you. There...

    Thanks John! High praise coming from you. There ARE mistakes, but I won't point them out... It was definitely a learning experience. I would do things differently next time around.
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    Ceremonial Mace

    Ceremonial Mace. Walnut and Maple, with lazer engraved brass medallion. Approximately 5-1/2" largest head diameter, 1/1/2" shaft, and ~38" long.
    This is a simplified take-off based on some images I...
  18. Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to answer my...

    Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to answer my question. I'll be looking into the Benjamin's Best and Hurricane. Which one I get might just depend on what else I can combine it with on Amazon. The...
  19. Wanted: Best bang for the buck Heavy Duty Rounded End Scraper

    I have actually begun to use a scraper in certain situations, and have good success with it. Unfortunately, all I have is fairly light duty scrapers. The one I use the most is the round end scraper...
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    I've been using a pyrography knife tip lately....

    I've been using a pyrography knife tip lately. I've used an engraver and a fine tipped sharpie in the past.
  21. Thanks again guys. And thanks for taking the time...

    Thanks again guys. And thanks for taking the time to post.
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    This is all I get when I click on my name:

    This is all I get when I click on my name:
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    Forum Picture Albums? How to create?

    Anyone know how to create picture albums for this forum? I browsed around for 10 or 15 minutes trying to find it, and finally gave up...
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    I just realized I never posted final pictures of...

    I just realized I never posted final pictures of this... So I made some better pictures:
  25. So basically it's like carbon paper only with...

    So basically it's like carbon paper only with graphite? And you just trace the design?
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