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Reply #90 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 7:24am
 
If we can just get Jeanne to put some "brownies" into a goodie bag that she "sews" on the "lathe" she'll have it all "stiched-up" in one neat package.   Grin

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Reply #91 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 9:46am
 
Too bad, Doug, she did put a couple of brownies in the box w/the bowl. Your loss is my gain, so to speak. Wink
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Reply #92 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 10:38am
 
SSHHH bud, you weren't supposed to tell about that  Wink Roll Eyes
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Reply #93 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 11:01am
 
My apologies, Philip.  Embarrassed
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Reply #94 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 7:52pm
 
Bud, when Phil and Jeanne told me that they did that, I thought I would laugh all night.  I couldn't help but think, "ask and you shall receive."  Fun stuff.   8)
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Reply #95 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 11:23pm
 
All that talk of snow earlier in this thread was scary.  I moved out to Phoenix to get away from NJ winters.

I also am a newbie, but I have been a lurker here for a while.  Just got a Delta Midi set up, and so far converted a couple 10" chunks of OLD redwood 4X4 post into sawdust,  talk about DRY wood, ever break 3" diameter turning with a minor catch?  Snapped right in two!  Had one split lengthwise too. 

The last time I used a lathe was 45 years ago in Junior High.  Now I have to relearn everything, not that I learned much then.  and of course the shop teacher never let anyone else touch HIS tools to a grinder, so I never learned that part.  Just picked up a Wolverine with Vari-grind and Skew Jig.  Hopefully I will be able to get a smooth edge now.

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Reply #96 - Aug 27th, 2005 at 12:51am
 
Welcome aboard Woodturners Resource Jim, I am sure that someone here should be able to answer any question you might have.  Glad you finally became a poster and not stayed a lurker.
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Reply #97 - Aug 27th, 2005 at 2:57am
 
Welcome JIm to this great addiction.  I know what you mean on the redwood.  I had a couple small pieces that someone gave me and they both split.  I was just starting and they were real dry.  They ended up later as pen blanks.
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Reply #98 - Aug 27th, 2005 at 5:35am
 
Welcome to WR, Jim.  That Delta and the Wolverine are a great setup.  Find someone who's trimming trees around your neighborhood (tune your ears to the sound of chain saws  Smiley ), and grab a chunk.  You'll like green wood much better than bone dry redwood! 

Do you have a special type of turning you'd like to do?
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Reply #99 - Aug 27th, 2005 at 8:05am
 
I just was offered a 40 foot tree worth of Eucalytus logs, but was advised that if you don't treat it as soon as the chain saw gets past that it dries out so fast out here that it shatters, and it was cut 3 weeks ago.  It already had splits in the center that I could put my finger into. 

Then there were the Palo Verde trees that need to come down in a neighbor's yard, Beautiful green bark....... Poisonous...  You can't even burn it safely, and the dust is such an extreme bronchial irritant that it may be fatal. 

I may just have to sacrifice the ash tree in the back yard.  NOT!! 

I am thinking of running up north to an apple orchard to see if I can get some trimmings.

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Reply #100 - Aug 27th, 2005 at 8:51am
 
Jim, redwood is a toxic wood. When you turn it be sure you are using some sort of dust filtering such as dust mask, respirator, etc. The same can be said for all spalted woods.

The reason I say the above is that I've not been turning for about 6 weeks (other than pens = little dust) do to my lack of knowledge. I developed a fungal sinus infection from turning spalted maple w/out a respirator. A fungal infection is not something you want to have.

There is a list of toxic woods in "tips & hazards."
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Reply #101 - Aug 27th, 2005 at 2:29pm
 
Bud, sorry to hear you're forced away from your lathe.  Sad  Hope things clear up soon and you're back at it
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Reply #102 - Nov 28th, 2005 at 5:28pm
 
I'd like to add a little to what Bud said about Redwood being toxic. I bought a couple of 2x2 pieces of redwood at Home Depot, the stuff for making deck rails. I cut it and glued it to make some inside out ornaments. After turning it I had this weird prickly sensation in my fingers and found that is was jillions of tiny little slivers. So besides it being bad to breath, be careful and maybe wear some tight golf gloves or something if ever turn it.
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Reply #103 - Dec 18th, 2005 at 7:06pm
 
My name is John and new to the art of turning, so you’ll have bare with me. I’ll probably be asking some really dumb questions.  I’m sure glad that I found this site. 

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Reply #104 - Dec 18th, 2005 at 7:22pm
 
John, welcome to WR! We're here to help, looks like you've got a nice piece of old iron to work on.  Feel free to browse around the Project Plans, Tips, Techniques portions of the site, you'll find some nice stuff to help you along.
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