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    Great info. I appreciate it. I will also see if...

    Great info. I appreciate it. I will also see if these sources include the gel pen refills.
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    High Quality Pen Refills?

    I made some trial pens this summer to see how they did over time. Mechanisms work and the plating has not worn or chipped, but none of them write. These are standard refills for slimline kits from...
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    I leave the recess and finish it with same finish.

    I leave the recess and finish it with same finish.
  4. Thread: The Healing

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    The rest of the story so farů My friend Lori had...

    The rest of the story so farů My friend Lori had a very successful surgery and was cancer free. At the 3 month check up she is still all clear. She will have to be checked every 3 months and each...
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    Possible treasure trove

    A farmers market 2 blocks from my house started accepting these logs. I am guessing they will start a firewood business. Meanwhile, I am looking for the owner to see if I can get some logs at...
  6. Finished a trio of bowls - Eucalyptus and turquoise

    These are from one piece of Red Gum Eucalyptus. Turquoise in the cracks with epoxy. Finished with dewaxed shellac, and then, ironically, wax over the de-waxed shellac.
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    I have had Jeff's experience after a bad molten...

    I have had Jeff's experience after a bad molten shellac lesson - waiting several days, buffing lightly at a medium speed. Not letting the wheel stay in one place a long time.
  8. I will check out the Glen Lucas videos. And I...

    I will check out the Glen Lucas videos. And I should have said I am only talking about the outside of a bowl. I will also check the sweep and see it it the same amount or different than what I have...
  9. I do not understand a pull cut with a bowl gouge

    Every time I try to imitate what I see with a pull cut on the wing of a bowl gouge, it digs in. I know I am seeing / doing something wrong but I can't figure out what it is. Any recommendations to...
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    A voice of non-experience, but yes I have seen it...

    A voice of non-experience, but yes I have seen it done. Here is a sample of a tool: http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/49/4528/Apprentice-Wagner-Texturing-Tool
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    Paul, that makes sense - silky oak. Here are some...

    Paul, that makes sense - silky oak. Here are some more pictures. I made a couple of plates from green sycamore last night just in case, but I'll look for a silky oak blank too.

    Edit: Stop! You're...
  12. Because I love twisted grain, I would probably...

    Because I love twisted grain, I would probably try for a bowl blank from the divided end, then make something smaller out of whatever is left. That may be riskier in terms of cracking, but the reward...
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    When I look at the price of Sheoak blanks and...

    When I look at the price of Sheoak blanks and boards, I may just re-do the whole set in Sycamore.
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    If it is sycamore I have a source (see log). I...

    If it is sycamore I have a source (see log). I have just made 17 communion sets from sycamore and there is a lot of variety in them. It is possible, but this one seems a little lacier in the grain...
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    Still new enough to this to have very little to...

    Still new enough to this to have very little to offer to this discussion, but there is one thing I think I am noticing.

    I think the HSS that is in Benjamin's Best is springier than my powdered...
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    Is this wood Sheoak?

    I made this chalice a couple of years ago and I can't remember what the wood is. The wood was a gift from a Creeker.

    Is this sheoak?

    If so, I am trying to find more of the same for a plate to...
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    It should arrive today and when the current...

    It should arrive today and when the current grinder needs replacing, no problem getting another bushing.
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    Got a confirmation E-mail from Dave and ordered...

    Got a confirmation E-mail from Dave and ordered the 180 grit 8". With arbor, tax and shipping: $210.95.
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    Well I just sent a message to D-Way to make sure...

    Well I just sent a message to D-Way to make sure I get the right arbor for an 8" wheel on my Delta variable speed 6" grinder.
  20. Thread: The Healing

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    The Healing

    This is for a friend who is recovering from Liver Cancer Surgery. It is a very serious disease. Before she went in, she gave my some small logs from her pear tree. I tried this first bowl - just...
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    D-Way CBN 180 grit, with or without the radius...

    D-Way CBN 180 grit, with or without the radius edge? 8" wheel on a 6" grinder with guard removed?
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    Prashun, I checked with Monster Lathe tools and I...

    Prashun, I checked with Monster Lathe tools and I can use the full-size articulated hollowing system on my Delta 46-460. If I go that direction someday I can use it on a future lathe with just a new...
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    How to spend $200 on tools

    Criteria: must be fun

    A) 1/2" Kelton Hollowers with a Trent Bosch Handle

    B) CBN Wheel

    C) 1/20 of a Powermatic Lathe

    D) Stick it in the bank until I actually need woodworking supplies
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    These are wonderful and I especially like the...

    These are wonderful and I especially like the cherry vase. Beautiful patterns in all of the wood.
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    Stunning wood and a fine, fine job.

    Stunning wood and a fine, fine job.
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