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05-22-2010 09:15 AM

I'm a long talker, is that OK? - 14 replies

Heard of close talkers? They get up close when they talk? I hate that. But us guys that like to give our story to the world & share stories, information & such are also enjoying the company of a real and fine group of comrades on this site. Many are short and brief, some are long winded. It doesn’t make me think less of the short c...

05-18-2010 08:10 AM

Be careful having fun and in the shop! - 6 replies

We all know about safety in the shop, one slip can ruin a career or a month or two of otherwise productive shop time. I would hope all you folks have fun hobbies & like some here we like Motor sports. I finally took a trip to Moses Lake Wa. this last weekend to ride Quads, dirt bikes & to finally drive a good friends sand rail that I don...

01-14-2010 09:50 AM

Big leaf Maple trees cut for firewood. Tears? - 3 replies

I hear of big leaf maple as one of Americas most prized wood, at least with the luthiers. Turners also have shown the amazing beauty of this wood. So how can it be some can get cut down for firewood? I’m sure it happens all the time but when I hear of the cost of it as a beloved source it makes me want to try & educate any who cut a tr...

01-13-2010 12:52 PM

A front door mirror with small drawer for Mom? - 5 replies

I want to make my Mom a front door mirror with drawer & small shelf for her birthday out of quarter sawn oak. I could just use some stuff (oak) I have here but want to buy some tiger grain figured oak to make a statement. The size would be medium but I want to make her see the kind of workmanship her loving son can do. I know we all love our...

01-08-2010 09:18 AM

Jay Jeno has a part reproducing scanner - 3 replies

Check this out, it scans then makes the part using a plastic spray “printer”

10-14-2009 11:24 AM

Working with IPE (Ironwood) - 24 replies

Consider what IPE is about and the relative low cost, many are reluctant to work with it. It’s not much different than other hardwoods from the cutting & fabrication standpoint. I have worked with IPE for many years, Decks, furniture, gauges & various other applications that have been artful as well as extremely durable. Think abou...

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