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Ed Weber
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Jul 28th, 2021 at 2:35pm
 
What's everyone been up to? It's been a little quiet around here, even for the summer.
Does anyone have new tools or projects or anything they want to share?
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Reply #1 - Jul 28th, 2021 at 4:15pm
 
I had been thinking of posting to all of the forums just to see if anyone noticed. Smiley

Nothing happening here...just too busy  framing "stuff" and too tired once I get home. Smiley
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Reply #2 - Jul 28th, 2021 at 5:20pm
 
I'm here, looking for motavation, I guess I have turner's block
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Reply #3 - Jul 28th, 2021 at 6:16pm
 
I know it's always quiet this time of year, just thought I'd check and see what everyone was up to.
Lots of projects here, just none turning related.
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Reply #4 - Jul 28th, 2021 at 8:36pm
 
Just too dang hot and humid here to get motivated, guess I should have air condition my shop, well too late  now .
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Reply #5 - Jul 28th, 2021 at 9:02pm
 
Steve nix wrote on Jul 28th, 2021 at 8:36pm:
guess I should have air condition my shop, well too late† now .


It is never too late. Smiley Putting a mini split A/C in my garage shop was some of the best shop money I have ever spent. Electric bill went up less than $30 a month in the hottest summer months and barely noticeable in the moderate temperature months. I now get to work in a comfortable shop year around. Shop was almost unusable four months out of the year here in the Tampa Bay area prior to A/C.

Although I will admit I have not made anything in the shop in a few weeks. Have done a few fixit jobs but no woodworking or turning.
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Reply #6 - Jul 29th, 2021 at 9:49am
 
Here are the last four things I have turned. I don't really sell my stuff so I try to be either functional or somewhat challenging. I struggle for inspiration. I bought a box of "highly figured" blanks that actually were pretty nice for the price so I used those for the kitchen steel and the S&P shakers. The segmented one was started almost two years ago but I couldn't get the rings to line up so I just put them in a box. I decided I would give it another shot and was able to salvage. It will be my last segmented piece since I can't seem to cut proper angles. The vase is a combination of power carving and pyrography for the texture and then india ink, silver wax and metal reactive paint as a finish. The bottom was left natural so you can tell it is actually wood.
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Reply #7 - Jul 29th, 2021 at 10:10am
 
Well, other than trying to get an outdoor covered patio built, which has been delayed by months, in part because I can't get stuff, I have been turning a bit of BLM (big leaf maple). I was at a work party at the Oregon Country Fair site, and one of the big maples out there fell apart. I got about 10 feet of one of those side ways branches, about 12 inch wide and about 18 to 20 tall. Heavy ripple and lots of burl blisters. Almost have my turning skills back to normal....

Now, off for a hike, before it gets to 95 degrees....

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Reply #8 - Jul 29th, 2021 at 2:22pm
 
Daniel Hayes wrote on Jul 29th, 2021 at 9:49am:
The bottom was left natural so you can tell it is actually wood.


Those are very nice looking pieces. The vase and segmented bowl both look good. Practice makes perfect, as the saying goes, with segment angle cutting.
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Reply #9 - Jul 30th, 2021 at 9:21am
 
I've been trying new things with dyes and pyrography (got a new woodburner) this winter.  Here's a group shot I put together for my Facebook page promoting an upcoming art show.
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Reply #10 - Jul 31st, 2021 at 10:54am
 
Putting finish on a wig stand I made, cutting staves for a Beads of Courage box I have in progress from walnut and maple, Thinking about ebony knob for the knob on top.
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Reply #11 - Jul 31st, 2021 at 5:31pm
 
Built laundry room cabinets as well as cabinets for our den. Almost finished making base and wall cabinets alongside our living room fireplaceó-only need to make, prime and paint eight more doors and prime and paint them before my wife gets home on Wednesday.
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Reply #12 - Aug 1st, 2021 at 9:02am
 
Iíve been a little busy with my two grandsons. One has been at the house for over three weeks. I forgot how much a 14yo can eat. Smiley
Since my lathe is set up in my regular workshop that is connected to the house, it has AC. Iím just a little crowded in there with all of my gun related stuff. Still waiting for lumber prices to come down, to build the new shop.
Iíve been turning and selling items all month. Hopefully I can build up enough inventory for an up coming craft show.
Hereís a few things that Iíve turned lately.
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Reply #13 - Aug 2nd, 2021 at 11:32am
 
I've been learning how to get good catches and blow up bowls that are nearly finished.

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Reply #14 - Aug 2nd, 2021 at 12:44pm
 
Glenn Jacobs wrote on Aug 2nd, 2021 at 11:32am:
I've been learning how to get good catches and blow up bowls that are nearly finished.

Glenn J.


LOL!

I've been working on my spindle gouge catches and run-backs, myself.
After doing mostly bowls for several weeks I went to make a couple pepper mills. Fortunately, the wood was free. After a couple design modifications, I chucked the now-too-narrow blanks and sat down to review some videos on spindle gouge technique.

I have managed a few decent bowls though. The southern magnolia bowl is finished with 5 or 6 coats of W.O.P. The other two bowls still need to dry a but before applying a finish.
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