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  1. crokett

    In Need Of A Wide Belt Sander

    I have some wood that a luthier gave me that is too small to make guitars out of but I can use it for ukuleles. It's 5 or 6 pieces, the widest is probably 14". As-is it is too thick to be used for a uke and too thin to plane. I live in the RPT area of NC and am willing to go as far west as...
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    Edit An Ad

    I can't seem to figure out how to do it. I posted an classified add but want to add more pictures and a price.
  3. crokett

    need wood turner for a demonstration

    My parents own a small heritage farm. They are having a farm day on April 24th. My dad asked about doing turning demonstrations. It will be a little sketchy for me. We have our house under contract so my shop is getting packed up. It wouldn't cost you anything and there would be space to...
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    Is There Somebody With a Pressure Pot in or near RTP NC?

    I have some fairly punky pignut hickory. I was hoping it could be stablized, possibly with some colored resin. I want to make a travel coffee mug out of it so it is a larger piece - about 3" square by 10" long. Could this be done? I will pay for it, or I can barter walnut, hickory, cedar, or...
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    I Can See The Future

    and it involves sanding (at least mine does). 6 bowls waiting and I am working on a 7th. :wsmile:
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    What's Wrong With My Turning Tool?

    I made myself a bent hollower/undercut tool. I have a small sorby - 3/8" round steel but wanted something larger and longer. I used 1/2" square steel and did the bend in my dad's forge, then drilled and tapped for a screw to hold a carbide cutter. The cutter is 1/2" round. The problem is when...
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    Oak Blanks

    I have a tree guy coming out to look at an oak I need to get taken down. It is still alive, but is leaning and has been for a while - at some point before we bought the house something pushed it partially over. Anyway, it is ~20" across at the base. I don't know if it is red oak, white oak or...
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    Some Recent Work

    Stocking stuffers: These are my first small turnings. After my wife saw these it was announced that I am making most of the Christmas gifts next year. A set of wine glasses: wihite oak burl bowl, 5" dia 3" high: Finish is CA over BLO, I added the BLO for a little color. white oak...
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    HF Carbide Tool Tips

    Has anyone used the carbide tool tips from HF? I am going to try to get to my dad's forge this weekend to make a larger hollowing tool. I will plan on it having replaceable tips. I saw the ones at HF. If you used them. how did you attach them to your tool?
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    A Burl Bowl

    White oak burl that somebody gave me. A commission of sorts. Here is the rough turning. there was a ton of bark. You can see that in the first pic. I turned it down smaller then I wanted, then dug out the rest of it. In the second pic you see the void. That will stay for the final turning...
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    Pen Blanks for Pens For Veterans Or The Like

    I don't do pens but have some cut-offs from various projects. Right now I have walnut and mulberry and an unkown wood. I hate throwing away wood. I'd like to give the stuff to somebody who will use it, ideally for pens for veterans or some-such. If you are part of a turning club (or not)...
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    Planning An End-Grain Box

    as a birthday gift for my wife. I want it to have a finial and a foot. The loose plan is to turn the stock for the box round, cut tenons on each end, then cut the tenon/part the lid off all between centers. Next I would hollow the top and bottom in the chuck and do final sanding and finish...
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    Class Tonight

    Green Mulberry. About 9" wide and 5" high. Mulberry is interesting, it didn't really create much in the way of long peelings. I did some practicing last week on some firewood with gouge technique. I've been having problems with depth control but the practicing helped a lot on this bowl.
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    DNA Method For Drying A Bowl

    This is admittedly a very small sample but... a 12" green polar bowl and a 10" green poplar bowl soaked in DNA a few weeks ago are both just about dry and ready to finish. A green 8" walnut bowl that was nonetheless not nearly as wet as the poplar was turned last week and not soaked in DNA. I...
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    Sharpening A Handsaw

    I have 2 handsaws, a Disston and a Ridgid. I want to refile the Ridgid to rip and sharpen the Disston. This write-up makes it seem pretty straight forward, although I will have to make a wood jaw set for my bench vise and I need to find a source for the files. Is there anything else I need or...
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    My Roadside Find

    Well I got the log cut today. Ended up with 4 bowl blanks and an end-grain box blank. Here are 2 of them. I can get about an 8" bowl I think from each. It is much prettier than I expected. If you are near Hillsborough and want to stop, the work was done on the by-pass from 70 to the...
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    I Think I Am An Addict

    I dropped my daughter off at school and on the way back to my home office saw where there was some work done clearing trees at the power lines. So I stopped. Got a decent piece of something. I think the real problem is now I am sitting here wondering what errand I can run this weekend to go...
  18. crokett

    More Pictures From Class

    It has been a few weeks. Here's what I did tonight. It is about 13". The instructor thinks I might lose it. I turned it down just under 1" and he is afraid it will warp too much to be able to finish it. I sure hope that doesn't happen.
  19. crokett

    Learned How To Weld Today

    Made my version of the wolverine grinding jig out of 3.00 worth of tube steel, 2 old mower blades and a machine screw. Also had a great couple hours with my dad. The welds aren't pretty but I don't think they will break. I still need to do more shaping with my angle grinder. When I have...
  20. crokett

    Turning A Large Bowl

    I have the opportunity on Friday to get a Redbud stump that is about 15" in dia. It is still alive so would need to be roughed, then let to dry. Class has a lathe big enough to do the roughing, and I have an instructor to help, but my lathe only has a 12" swing. Can I rig a tool rest and turn...

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