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  1. I boiled 8 pecan bowls today I am happy with my...

    I boiled 8 pecan bowls today I am happy with my setup and process. I wrapped them in shipping paper and put them in a cardboard box in the house to dry. Here is the video ...
  2. 210,000 BTU cooker arrived today, I plan to boil...

    210,000 BTU cooker arrived today, I plan to boil 12 pecan bowls Sunday after the wind and storm passes. I switched plans to boiling bowls after reading those great links JKJ provided in the other...
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    Thank you JKJ for the link to this great article....

    Thank you JKJ for the link to this great article. I think I need to boil my Pecan bowls after reading this article. The author did a thorough job of keeping statistics and comparing boiling versus...
  4. Cut Pecan live edge table top slabs today,...

    Cut Pecan live edge table top slabs today, milling Pecan smells so good. https://youtu.be/RsOSbHr2Gk0
  5. I got the 2 crotch Pecan logs broken down into 14...

    I got the 2 crotch Pecan logs broken down into 14 bowl blanks, I got the cookie trued up, Cassiopeia kept pulling my chocks I was using to keep the logs to be slabbed from rolling so I quit early...
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    Very nice that is beautiful. I will enjoy your...

    Very nice that is beautiful. I will enjoy your YouTube video. Leland
  7. Traded 3 turned Chinese elm mallets for Pecan log 20" dia by 16'

    My neighbor's Pecan tree split at an upper crotch so she had it taken down today and I was prepared with my Chinese elm mallets to swap for the Pecan log 20" dia by 16'.

    Looking forward to...
  8. I started milling into the Claro Walnut and...

    I started milling into the Claro Walnut and Chinese Elm that I had infused with Titebond II in vacuum bags and I couldn't be happier with the results. I paid attention to the outside temperature and...
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    419803 Edward it is not perfect and there are no...

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    Edward it is not perfect and there are no guarantees but I am a believer in boiling green fruitwood for 1-1/2 hour. A recent batch of Evergreen pear tangential/radial shrinkage 2.9 all of...
  10. Richard Coers the repaired bowls are not for sale...

    Richard Coers the repaired bowls are not for sale they are from trees with immense sentimental value and will be cherished in their families for generations. No repair no savored memories of good...
  11. Reed Gray and John Jordan, "Doesn't that frost...

    Reed Gray and John Jordan, "Doesn't that frost your bowls?" I got good penetration on all cracks, some did not fill because I lost my feeder. What is most amazing I thought they were wet when I...
  12. John Beaver, It was clamped 14.7 pounds per...

    John Beaver, It was clamped 14.7 pounds per square inch outside the bag, vacuum inside the bag, excellent penetration at glue line due to vacuum. Titebond sells a thick gap filling glue mostly good...
  13. Infuse Titebond II into crack bowl blanks with vacuum bag

    I used the Magic bags Walmart sells with my 3 horsepower Shop Vac.

    I made a glue puddle next to the crack to act as a feeder as glue got sucked into the crack when I pulled the air out of the bag....
  14. I recommend Bill Riddings at CalUrban Lumber in...

    I recommend Bill Riddings at CalUrban Lumber in Pacheco. He milled Claro Walnut for me in 2015 and I am happy with the results. It was kind of expensive but I did not have a chainsaw mill at that...
  15. Hi Alan, We'll see if anyone answers if they have...

    Hi Alan, We'll see if anyone answers if they have made a hand power planer work with a router sled. The router will work on the end grain of cookies a planer would not work on end grain. The sole...
  16. Ted you will love having your own scaffold and I...

    Ted you will love having your own scaffold and I am sure Harbor Freight and others will get you a good price a high school friend said he got the same scaffold I got for $99 at a Harbor Freight Black...
  17. Sawmill Creek Sawyers, The Harbor Freight...

    Sawmill Creek Sawyers, The Harbor Freight scaffold router sled works great. 1-1/4"x1/8" angle is rigid enough on the 30" span. The scaffold platform provides an excellent flat reference surface. ...
  18. Ted, I noodled around various ideas on welding...

    Ted, I noodled around various ideas on welding the router sled and used the Harbor Freight butt weld clamps because it would heat the unsymmetrical angle cross section the least so I would not end up...
  19. Using Harbor Freight scaffolding for welding booth and router sled frame

    A high school friend posted on facebook her husband fell off a ladder and got a concussion while installing a ceiling fan reminded me I wanted the Harbor Freight scaffold so I printed the coupon and...
  20. Bowl from 350 year old Valley Oak named "Emma"

    Sawmill creek turners, There is a good reason Valley Oaks get to be very old in California and it is not milled commercially. I rough turned 5 bowls from this tree when it fell last year and this is...
  21. Hi Eric, I agree watch YouTube videos, look at...

    Hi Eric, I agree watch YouTube videos, look at plans and kits those mentioned above are good as is glen-l.com they have a good forum along with wooden boat. I thought I wanted to build a blow boat...
  22. Adolescent great white sharks coming up from...

    Adolescent great white sharks coming up from Southern California and into San Francisco Bay today. I will be river fishing for salmon opening day Tuesday about 20 miles upstream from where this...
  23. 2001 Glen-L Wee Hunk ready for Sacramento river salmon season

    I built this dory in 2001 stitch and glue from Glen-L plans. I just flashed the Lowrance Hook 5 chart plotter firmware with the GPS rollover patch sort of like Y2K date problem with computers but it...
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    Dave I ordered the pieces for the G0632 banjo...

    Dave I ordered the pieces for the G0632 banjo from Grizzly it will compliment by homemade banjo that requires a wrench to move around but is very solid. I had bought the morse taper extension for...
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    Thank you Dave for the tips on pulley alignment...

    Thank you Dave for the tips on pulley alignment and G0632 banjo I will check those out.
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