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  1. Thread: Gum Wood

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    Richard you got me. I am unsure. I bought it and...

    Richard you got me. I am unsure. I bought it and a quantity of Teak etc from a small ship yard here at auction last week. It is marked with a felt pen Gumwood. I have no idea if it's Red Gumwood or...
  2. Thread: Gum Wood

    by Peter Blair
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    Gum Wood

    I got some what I believe to be Red Gumwood at an auction last week and wonder if anyone has turned it?

    Not sure if I should just find a boatbuilder and sell it or keep it for turning?

    Anyone?
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    Art time flies whey you are having fun and he is...

    Art time flies whey you are having fun and he is fun to watch but my goodness can he teach!! Well worth the watch. I'm going to save the links and so I can rewatch any time I like!
  4. Thread: Resin

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    Wow, duhhh. This is way too simple a solution I...

    Wow, duhhh. This is way too simple a solution I guess I really couldn't see the forest for the trees. Thanks Richard!!
  5. Thread: Resin

    by Peter Blair
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    Tim I tried to get this working on with my Kobra...

    Tim I tried to get this working on with my Kobra but only managed to get some chipping and rough cuts. It could be the angle that I was using. My problem is with the Kobra if I'm not on center then I...
  6. Thread: Resin

    by Peter Blair
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    Resin

    Is anyone hollowing resin forms? If so what have you been using to do the hollowing? I am typically scraping with the some scrapers I used to use inside wooden forms but continue to get chipping and...
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    I thought I had posted these before. Here are a...

    I thought I had posted these before. Here are a couple of shots of the one I made. It's interesting, at least to me in how much it resembles Richard's.
    I'm only posting in the hope it may help...
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    Really nicer Richard. My jig was quite similar to...

    Really nicer Richard. My jig was quite similar to yours and it appears we both took advise from the same sphere turner. The two examples could have come from my shop! Here are a couple of shots of...
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    Yes, very interesting the issue with the early...

    Yes, very interesting the issue with the early costs of an apprentice is offset here in Canada, where because of the need for skilled tradespeople, is offset by government funding allowing tradesmen...
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    Made a home made one from Aluminum but eventually...

    Made a home made one from Aluminum but eventually saved enough to buy a Vermec and have never looked back. Yes my home made on worked fine but did vibrate a bit and was a more difficult to adjust for...
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    Brad, I'd love to part with some roughed out...

    Brad, I'd love to part with some roughed out bowls but mine are air dried and I a little far away and dealing with out border would likely make it not worth either of our efforts!
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    I agree with the others here. Don't just...

    I agree with the others here. Don't just Anchorseal and see what happens. Nice thought to hold for someone else BUT it it were me I'd be cutting them up and then coating them after I planned on the...
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    I have a nice curved rest that has a resting...

    I have a nice curved rest that has a resting place on the wall behind my lathe and never gets used anymore.
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    I don't always but but when I do I use the beal...

    I don't always but but when I do I use the beal buffs mounted to a shaft between a couple of cheap pillow blocks. I started out buffing with the Beal System on my lathe but I didn't like the...
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    Joe, I started out trying to work with epoxy and...

    Joe, I started out trying to work with epoxy and resin on the cheap and found out that it wasn't worth the effort. I did 'sometimes' get a piece that was ok but never one I was really proud of. I now...
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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!
  24. Thread: Don't know

    by Peter Blair
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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....
  25. Thread: Don't know

    by Peter Blair
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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.
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