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    NC Wood

    Does anyone have a link to the website for NC Wood? or a phone number? I misplaced the business card I picked up at the symposium in Greensboro. Any help would be appreciated....
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    Diamond stones....

    Okay, I know this sounds stupid but how do you tell when a diamond whet stone is no longer effective? I guess they do wear out don't they? I have two diamond whet stones that I have been using for several years to hone the edge of some of my turning tools. It seems that it is taking much...
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    NC Woodturning Symposium.....again....

    I would like to remind everyone about the North Carolina Woodturning Symposium in Greensboro October 5-7, 2007. Here is the link: http://www.northcarolinawoodturning.com/ I have made my reservations at the Ramada and hope to see some of you there. I am looking forward to seeing the...
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    Curly box elder ginger jar....

    Here is a box in the form of a ginger jar that I turned from some flame box elder that also had a bit of curl in it. Box elder is soft and prone to tear out and was a pain to sand on the inside as this box stretched the length to which my fingers could reach. I had to use long forceps for the...
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    Curly maple, East Indian Rosewood, Birdseye box...

    I mentioned in a response to Travis on the Verawood box that the figure or lack thereof is important to turned boxes. I have a lot of curly maple that is highly figured on the side grain but the end grain is completely blah. In an attempt to make use of this wood I used some East Indian...
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    Verawood box...

    This is a new design I am working on for some of my boxes. This one turned from Verawood, which is in the same family as lignum vitae, finished up at 1 3/4" tall and 3" in diameter. Verawood is very dense. The curl you see, or what appears to be curl, is actually just the difference in the...
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    Bocote box....

    It has been a while since I posted anything here and I bet you can't guess what I am going to show you a picture of....a box....Surprise, surprise. A friend on another forum hinted around that he wanted a box of this style out of bocote. I told him I did not have any bocote that was free of...
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    Sometimes things don't go the way you planned...

    I have long admired this style of box commonly referred to as a snap lid box. The lid is supposed to fit snugly into a recess around the opening in the top of the body of the box. Having it fit this way allows the lid contour to conform to the overall shape of the box. As you can see my lid...
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    Steve, this bench laugh is for you....

    Steve PM'ed me about his new DVR and made me feel jealous and then had the nerve to ask to see pictures of my bench. I told him I would be embarrassed to show him pictures of this bench as I just cobbled it together to be functional rather than pretty. After consideration I decided that all...
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    Personal gloat....

    I turn on a Nova 3000 lathe and occasionally visit the Teknatool website. Recently I was honored when they chose to feature some of my boxes on their site. My hat no longer fits.....:-D Here is the link if you care to look. Product_Page_Template Take care, Mike
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    Kingwood box....

    Here is a box (what else ) that I turned from some Kingwood my wife gave me for Christmas. Man what a wonderful wood to turn. Nice and dense, cuts cleanly and polishes up like glass. Finished up at 2 1/4" in both directions. This box is sanded to 12000 with wax and then polished and buffed...
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    Square lidded padauk box....

    There was a turning challenge and trade on another forum involving turned boxes. That was an offer I could not refuse. The rules stipulated a box with dimensions of 3" in height and diameter minimum. That is a little larger than I like to turn for a box but I obeyed the rules. A while back I...
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    Cocobolo box....

    I feel bad that I spend more time lurking on here and not posting as I have a lot of work, particularly turnings that I have not shared with you guys. Having said that I fear people get tired of seeing my addiction to turned wooden boxes. I am completely obsessed with turning the perfect...
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    Madrone burl box....

    I haven't posted anything in a while and decided I needed to so folks will know I am still alive and kicking....;-) Here is a box I turned from a chunk of Madrone burl I have had for at least three years drying. I have turned pens from this wood and also used it for lid panels on jewelry...
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    Some little turnings.....

    I had some time to kill so I decided to get some of my rountuits done....:lol: I had been meaning to turn a ring holder for SWMBO so she wouldn't have to leave her rings on the windowsill while she was working at the sink. Here is one made from some Santos rosewood 1 7/8" in diameter and 2...
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    Who is this man and....

    what is he doing????????????? Why it is our old friend, David F hard at work on a lathe!!!!
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    Shedua Hollow Form Illusion Box...

    Here is an attempt at combining things that I do with things that I don't do. I do not turn hollow forms and have no desire to. I will stick with boxes and bowls and such as that. In this box I tried to create the illusion of a hollow form with an integrated collar. I created a recess in...
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    Gouge grind pictures for Phillip

    Phillip, I tried to take some photos of my bowl gouges but I just could not get a picture with enough detail to be worthwhile posting. So I borrowed some pictures from the "Tool Grind Library at WoodCentral". I am not sure to whom they belong but the pictures are not mine. The first picture is...
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    A different kind of box...

    I turn a lot of ring boxes which are simply small lidded bowls. I have found from experience that these items need to be fairly small so that the lid is easily graspable by people with small hands. Here is a new shape for me out of cherry that is 4 1/2" in diameter and 2 3/4" tall. Gotta...
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    If you are looking for a good time....

    Tom Ferone made me an offer I could not refuse. He invited me to teach a bowl turning class at Woodcraft on May 27th and I accepted. To all my friends at North Carolina Woodworker I invite you to come down and spend the day with me. If you survive I promise you will go home with a smile on...

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