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12-02-2014 07:54 PM

To guys carving boxes - 4 replies

Srry if this has been asked before, but how are you guys carving these boxes? I assume you are using an angle grinder of some sort, or a huge spindle sander. If using an angle grinder, which grit wheel are you using?

08-22-2014 11:20 PM

Is this normal for birch? - 7 replies

Is this staining normal for birch? It was about a 14”dia log. Was green. Dried in microwave. At about 12% moisture now. Put one coat of danish oil. Soaked it up like crazy. The spots dont seem to be wetter areas. Its a shame, it was easy to turn and it is one of my better bowl shapes lately.

06-18-2014 02:55 AM

what the heck? - 32 replies

I put a couple of bowls up here in the last month, and a ring or two, and got one comment. I guess its dog eat dog and I got eaten! I dont want praise or kudos or ego stroking, maybe just a few more comments about how I can get rid of my tool marks! BTW, I have tried it all, and I am on green just cut wood, microwaving it as I go, and dea...

03-12-2014 02:59 PM

Any guess on the species? - 7 replies

I know its a long shot. Really wanted to show off the grain in this bowl as well. Didn’t want to post it in projects as it is not totally finished and I don’t have more pics. I’m not sure of the species, it is a very light wood, in color and weight. Seemed very brittle once it came out of the microwave. There is purple and ...

01-11-2014 01:39 AM

I dont know how to finish this thing..HELP!! - 5 replies

Its found wood, boosted wood really. Someone had cut down a tree, and they werent home when I knocked. .. Its about 10” wide at the top, 6” at the bottom. Natural edge. I decided to bust out the dremel tool and go to town.It looks the way it does because I got the outside sanded to 220, and then wiped down that outside with mineral ...

06-03-2013 03:00 PM

bending dowell rods - 4 replies

Does anyone have any experience in steaming or boiling small dowell rods to shape them into twisted shapes? I am designing another roadster, but this time, like a nice Rat Rod, I’d like to have some nasty headers coming out of the hood, and running down the sides. I have been wanting to take some dowell rods, and put them in boiling wate...

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