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02-23-2019 07:50 AM

Pressure Pot - 22 replies

So, I’ve got all this cracked up wood lying around, mocking me, and I’m thinking about going all resin filling on some of it. (I currently have, on the lathe, rough turned, a Maple bowl that calls out for something special, for instance.) I need resin that won’t break the bank, and, I need a pressure pot. This missive concerns,...

12-29-2017 09:37 AM

A Video I Stumbled Upon - 5 replies

When I was 11, 12 years old, I didn’t even know what a lathe, or resin, or a bandsaw, pr a belt sander were. This video is well worth viewing in its entirety. Now, I go to look at some nore of this kid’s ingenuity. Enjoy. Just one more: A kid named Felix did this, when he was...

08-07-2017 06:55 PM

Contact on my Website - 24 replies

I have a very ineffective website. I’ve been paying for this thing for a couple years, and had NO sales through it. I could count the number of times anyone has used the Contact Form on the fingers of one hand.Today, I got an email notification that someone has left a message for me on the Contact Form. Someone (ostensibly) in Switzerland ...

03-19-2017 09:19 AM

Penmaking - 19 replies

I have a Buddy List that includes scores of people. However, I don’t remember who the great penmaker is, and, I don’t have the energy, at present to go through the whole list. I need to start making some money in my artistic endeavors, or, I swear, my head will explode. I recall one of my many Buddies telling me, some time back, that...

04-05-2016 07:13 AM

- OR - Is There Money In Wood - 16 replies

I say there is.I’m Here, today, in fact, to present incontrovertible proof that there is, indeed, MONEY IN WOOD.Exhibit A: A-Five-Shekel Piece, one on each side, for a total of Ten ShekelsB-One thin Dime, American, used as a plug in one of my very first turnings.C-On Five-Cent Piece, American.D-One nuther Five-Cent Piece, American. ...

03-26-2016 12:14 AM

Exotic Means More Than You Think - 15 replies

How do yo suppose a lot of the Exotic Woods get from where they grow, to our shops? I was responding to some comments on Grumpy’s Interesting Tree Forum, when I dove into YT for videos of horse-Logging. One thing led to another. Now, mebees, so...

02-01-2016 08:23 AM

LJs "Jumping Around" - 7 replies

There’s a funky technical thing that’s been going on in LJs lately, and I think I’m not alone. If you find that, when you hit “reply” on a PM, before you have a chance to start your message, the page refreshes to the original message, hit the esc key once or twice. That keeps it from doing that. It’ll also do ...

01-26-2016 10:14 PM

Martin Sojka - 16 replies

How many of you have heard of this fella? It’s an interesting read. Give it a tumble.

01-22-2016 10:38 PM

Oh, Those Cracks - OR - Tilting At Windmills - 25 replies

As many of you are aware, my turning experience is fraught with cracked wood. I lean, in my turnings, towards live-edge, natural, even whacky, results. There’s a kind of OOAK in such things that simply can’t be planned. It’s a reactionary process, really. Sometimes, the outcome is amazing. (See: Hibiscus Vase; Rose Fist, etc.)S...

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