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10-24-2017 02:14 PM

Sharpening carbide turning tools - 1 reply

Hello friends,I may have mentioned before that I enjoy adding gemstones and minerals to my turnings to add color and interest and fill bad cracks and accentuate natural wood defects. What I have failed to mention is that I have been using diamond hook & loop polishing discs to level off and polish minerals and gem stones . The most reliable ...

11-14-2016 02:32 PM

Simple Wood Boring System - 0 replies

Hello friends. I wanted to share information about a product (Simple Wood Boring System) Youtube videos #1 &#2 show the system in action. I have been using the system for 6 months now and for small to medium blind bored vessels this affordable system is certainly worth a look. I am not as capable as I was 40 years ago ( hell,or even 10 years...

11-01-2011 09:11 PM

North florida tree identification - 1 reply

The reason for my post is to share frustrations that a lot of us feel when trying to identify a specie of tree by bark, leaves,twigs, etc. I have access to definitive information on the topic via a doctoral dissertation that was later published in 1988 , by the University of Georgia press, authored by Robert K. Godfrey titled “Trees, Shrub...

11-01-2011 07:44 PM

What the hail ! - 6 replies

OK ., now I am not a technocrat, nor am I techno-0. I have posted new projects to the site by following simple directives and down loading photos directly from my computer (iphoto) program. When I want to add pictures to a blog or forum topic all of a sudden I must jump through hoops of entering HTML codes and hoping photobucket will allow down...

10-29-2011 04:38 PM

Burl or not to Burl ? Whazzaa ? - 9 replies

OK so no mystery about what we have here, we has a red oak 80” in circumference 4' from soil which puts it at about 25+ " in diameter. and it is scabby with surface burl. It is what we refer to here abouts as a skanky sand oak. It has a small lanceolate leaf like it's cousin the live oak. I have seen this kind of surf...

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