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01-05-2019 10:20 PM

Leigh FMT Pro upgrades - 2 replies

Hello all, I just bought a used FMT pro and it offered an upgrade to the plate your wood rests against. Does anyone know if there are any other updated parts available other that more variety of jigs?

11-20-2013 05:03 PM

Baileigh SD-174 drum sander lands today. (Pics) - 11 replies

A short time back I won the contest put on by Baileigh Industrial. I won a 1k prize but had to hold off collecting on it so I could add a little to the total & get their 17” drum sander. It’s out for delivery today. I think it’s great that a company gets involved with their client base this way. It gets the word out about t...

10-02-2013 11:21 PM

Glaser Hitec Synergy QR system - 9 replies

I wanted to share with all my turner friends here the new quick release Glaser Hitec Synergy gouge. Keep in mind this is my opinion of the tool I have in hand and I’ve only got a short time on it so far. From what I can tell so far though, this has got to be the most advanced line of turning tools ever created. You may see other quick chan...

08-05-2013 08:19 AM

Where did the dollar go? - 11 replies

3 people check into a hotel for 30 dollars. After they go to their room, the manager realizes he over charged them 5 bucks. He tells the bell hop to take the five bucks to them. The bell hop thinks “They can’t split five bucks 3 ways, I’ll pocket 2 bucks & refund one dollar to each” This now means they paid 9 bucks a ...

05-01-2013 12:09 AM

Man VS machine. - 17 replies

I’m in a box building contest at SMC, what I was surprised to see is, there aren’t many boxes being done by hand. while I have to applaud the efforts of the guys using CNC’s and lasers, it also saddens me a bit to see hand made craftsmanship slipping into a PC. Anyway, here are some pics of my project, please enjoy. This box...

03-01-2013 10:01 PM

condor tails for workbench. - 14 replies

I’ve been practicing my hand cut condortails. (Giant Dovetails) to do the corners of my workbench I’m building. Time after time they were terrible. Then a fellow BOTL (Brother of the lumber) told me about an old article in popular woodworking authored by Jameel Abrahams, an outstanding woodworker & Oud builder. Jameel has been an...

01-11-2013 08:49 PM

Jerry Glaser passed away. - 2 replies

Hello everyone, sorry I haven’t been around. Been working days & nights to get ahead of this economy. Unfortunately I’m the bearer of bad news. Paulo Marin from Glaser called me today to inform me that Jerry Glaser passed away yesterday. As most turners know, Jerry was one of the most influential turners & turning tool design...

11-13-2012 08:26 AM

Wine cellar build - 6 replies

Well, I haven’t been around much recently. I’ve been building a wine cellar, an entertainment center, a humidor and running my stereo business full time. So I’ve been a little preoccupied. Anyway, I thought I’d share some of the wine cellar. This accounts for about 250 bottles in the picture. The project will hold about 3...

11-13-2012 05:06 AM

A visit with shipwright & a tutorial on the Chevalet - 2 replies

So today I got a chance to go to Paul’s house to hang out and get a tutorial on the Chevalet. All I can say is WOW, what an amazing tool. From what I’ve read, this marquetry cutting device has been around since 1780 and is considered one of the first, in a sense, production tools in woodworking. While it looks intimidating, it’...

11-04-2012 08:33 PM

Met up with Shipwright (Paul) - 5 replies

Got to meet up with Paul (shipwright) We had a fantastic morning sharing our knowledge & stories. Because we come from different aspects of woodworking, we got to enjoy the beginning of what I think will be an on going expansion of our skills, some new techniques and abover all, a wonderful friendship that will. I have to say though, I think...

09-04-2009 09:40 PM

My last humidor build. - 6 replies

This was built for a fellow BOTL. It’s made from Koa, Tiger Maple and the inlay design is made with Walnut and Maple. The interior is of course Spanish Cedar. Please enjoy.

09-04-2009 08:14 PM

A curvacious humidor project - 2 replies

This is a project I’m building for a fellow BOTL (Brother of the leaf) It’s a humidor with all curved sides. It’s being built from Bubinga, Waterfall Bubinga and Spanish Cedae. This is just the skeleton but I’ll keep you updated on my progress. I hope the pics work. Please enjoy.

09-04-2009 08:09 PM

I'd like your vote please - 19 replies

Hi everyone. I’m in the turning contest on Fine Woodworking’s website. I was hoping you might give me a vote if you feel my work is worthy. My piece is called Monsoon. Please enjoy and here’s the link.

02-23-2009 09:35 AM

Hello everyone - 8 replies

I thought I’d introduce myself with a few pics of my work. I build Humidors, Segmented ashtrays and do turning. Both solid and segmented. I hope I’ve got the pics attached. Here’s a few examples of my work. Please enjoy and all comments are welcome.

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