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California pepper tree - experience?
Anyone ever tried turning Schinus molle (California pepper tree)? A big one is coming down in my yard this week. A trial branch I cut off yesterday (4 inch d.) is releasing a milky substance just...
14 years ago 2
 
An Alternative to LDD or Maybe Pentacryl (sp?) to Seal Ends?
One of my neighbors took down a small fruit tree, might be apple, and I scored three pieces from the trunk. Roughed to round they?re a bit over 3? in diameter. Roughed to round four pieces each about...
14 years ago 1
 
net source for decorative punches?
Other than the Woodcraft set of small punches, does anyone know of a net source for larger (at least 0.5 in.) individual punches for wood and soft metals. Trees, fouled anchors, stars, hearts, etc.,...
14 years ago 2
 
Another starter's topic - best starter video
Seems like starter topics are in popularity so here goes: If youve seen or bought a video/DVD, which one would you recommend as suitable for the absolute beginner, having the basic info and carrying...
14 years ago 2
 
Where do you start?
Mac, this is your fault. You got me thinking which is always a dangerous thing. Where should a person start in turning? Most start with spindles, but a skew is the best spindle tool going and notthe...
14 years ago 24
 
Goncalco Alves Bowl
Hi everyone, My barber came to the house last week with a large goncalco bowl blank. Knowing I do a bit of turning, ( barbers know more about you than your local barman) he asked me to make him a...
14 years ago 2
 
New lathe.. and I actually TURNED something
I finally got the lathe spinning this weekend.. after looking into much of the advice offered both here and in I've been knocking out some pens.. (European Roundtops, just to start) and I have to say,...
14 years ago 16
 
Full sized or Midi / Mini tools for 5" x 3/8" spindles?
Hello, I am a full time woodworker but brand new to woodturning. I am planning on purchasing a jet mini lathe and I am about to buy my first set of tools. I was looking at the Henry Taylor mini tools...
14 years ago 12
 
Termite hollowing Tool
Hello All, Is it just me or should this be renamed "the catch tool"? Tips or suggestions welcomed. Steve Well it does take some getting use to. First you should start your cut with the ring like this...
14 years ago 16
 
Drying Holm Oak (aka Evergreen)
Hi, My father is shortly to have a large (40 - 50 ft) Holm Oak cut down in his garden. As a novice woodturner, I have had been lucky enough to receive decent amounts of free wood from him as various...
14 years ago 13
 
Overcharge Makita cordless screwdriver?
Was given an old used Makita cordless electric screw driver (in good condition) with a Model DC1290A Makita Fast Charger. The charger has a light that goes out after one hour - it only says "Rest...
14 years ago
 
Musing about a collaborative effort.
I saw some acacia salad bowls in the local Target store today. They are not unattractive and they should function well. The wood is quite bland, but salad bowls shouldn't upstage the silverware and...
14 years ago 13
 
Web Site
For anyone who is interested, I added a couple more gallery pages to the web site, another on bowls and one on hollow forms. Thanks. ______ God bless and safe turning Darrell Feltmate Truro, NS,...
14 years ago
 
Shop Rentals in San Diego
Greeting all! It's been a little while since my last posting here. I've moved from Las Vegas to San Diego. Unfortunatly, the new place is much smaller, and I didn't have room to set up shop. So my...
14 years ago 2
 
New DVD - Beyond the Basic Bowl - Shameless Ad
Greetings all At long last, my new DVD is finally here in quantity! We had a pre-release run done for the national symposium, but the main lot has just arrived. It is closed captioned, for those of...
14 years ago 9