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  0 Thread: finishing padauk
Post: RE: finishing padauk

I've always preferred lacquer for African paduak.
SteveS Woodworking 4 564 07-19-2021, 03:20 PM
  0 Thread: Blue Spruce Optima dovetail chisels?
Post: RE: Blue Spruce Optima dovetail chisels?

A little more polishing and new marketing is all the difference I see. I'm glad Derek got Dave to make the fishtails. Those were the first ones I bought from them with Afzelia burl handles from stoc...
SteveS Woodworking Hand Tools 4 772 06-23-2021, 10:34 PM
  0 Thread: Sliding CMS Recommendations
Post: RE: Sliding CMS Recommendations

I have the new Bosch Glide saw. It's smooth, accurate, quiet and has some pretty cool features to it.
SteveS Woodworking Power Tools 16 1,942 06-07-2021, 08:24 PM
  0 Thread: Gluing, then screwing two pieces of wood for improved structural performance
Post: RE: Gluing, then screwing two pieces of wood for i...

Your solution will deflect the same way as the previous design. Screws will not cause glue starvation of the joint, but also will not have much of an effect on deflection. To improve the stiffness of ...
SteveS Woodworking 13 1,447 05-27-2021, 03:05 PM
  0 Thread: 5" 8 Hole Random Orbital Sandpaper
Post: RE: 5" 8 Hole Random Orbital Sandpaper

Klingspor, Amazon, Industrial Abrasives, Online Industrial Supply. Norton, Mirka, Klingspor all make good products.
SteveS Woodworking 9 977 05-13-2021, 08:17 AM
  0 Thread: A turner's dream tree
Post: RE: A turner's dream tree

In 2019 I was the recipient of a tuner's dream tree. A buddy and his neighbor had a few western big leaf maples come down in an intense windstorm. We get a good windstorm at least once a year. The nei...
SteveS Woodturning 5 982 05-02-2021, 03:05 PM
  0 Thread: Curly Maple Source?
Post: RE: Curly Maple Source?

You can try and see if Woodbarter has some local guys with some maple
SteveS Woodworking 7 998 04-29-2021, 05:10 PM
  0 Thread: Where do you buy your Aluminum?
Post: RE: Where do you buy your Aluminum?

Looks pretty thick so you won't need anything real strong. 6061-T4 or T6 will work fine. You could use a 2024-T3* or 7075-T6*. Whatever you can find that is affordable.
SteveS Woodworking Power Tools 9 1,083 04-28-2021, 05:20 PM
  0 Thread: Workshop when living in a condo?
Post: RE: Workshop when living in a condo?

I've visited HH a few times when I was living in Savannah. Nice place, but expensive. If you have the opportunity, visit Hilton Head Distillery. I have a buddy that built a house in Bluffton. You mig...
SteveS Woodworking 24 10,756 04-21-2021, 08:55 AM
  0 Thread: Turning a chalice
Post: RE: Turning a chalice

Any reason for a chalice? He might appreciate a box or something more useful. But, if you're stuck on the chalice idea, I'd ask whether it was going to be used or not. If used, then Burmese teak, Afri...
SteveS Woodturning 17 2,376 04-08-2021, 09:36 AM
  0 Thread: Paduak
Post: RE: Paduak

(04-03-2021, 06:20 PM)sniper Wrote: Doing some research, I found it's a member of the Rosewood family, along with Poison Ivy.  All are oily and I stay way from that stuff, no matter how nice looking...
SteveS Woodturning 11 1,477 04-03-2021, 10:46 PM
  0 Thread: Strongest joint solution for stool with 2 legs
Post: RE: Strongest joint solution for stool with 2 legs

I'd consider a finger joint with 1/4" spacing for lots of surface area to transfer the shear load.
SteveS Woodworking 12 1,359 03-28-2021, 09:02 PM
  0 Thread: Cremation urn
Post: RE: Cremation urn

Western big leaf maple. My hunting buddy and his neighbor had a few very large trees come down in one of our big wind storms. The biggest was around 160’ tall with a base 6’ in diameter. I got hundred...
SteveS Woodturning 13 2,027 03-28-2021, 01:09 PM
  0 Thread: Cremation urn
Post: RE: Cremation urn

This was my own design. I don't use plans for my work. I made it much larger than it need be because I wanted to make it so.
SteveS Woodturning 13 2,027 03-27-2021, 09:53 AM
  0 Thread: Cremation urn
Post: Cremation urn

Made it for the SILs father who died a few years ago. Vessel (488 segments): WBLM, African blackwood, Santos mohagany, Brazilian bloodwood, Eastern maple. Lid (112 segments): bubinga, Honduran rose...
SteveS Woodturning 13 2,027 03-26-2021, 08:52 PM
  0 Thread: Tosa and Nakiri knives
Post: Tosa and Nakiri knives

The blades were purchased from Ibuki Blade direct from Japan. The Nakiri handle is Afzelia burl and African blackwood. The Tosa handle is Honduran rosewood and African blackwood. Finish is a waterborn...
SteveS Woodworking 3 479 03-20-2021, 01:09 PM
  0 Thread: Solid wood furniture
Post: RE: Solid wood furniture

$520 for a cheap made in china desk. pass.
SteveS Woodworking 27 2,107 03-11-2021, 03:15 PM
  0 Thread: Returning to the Hobby
Post: RE: Returning to the Hobby

I've made a couple machine tool purchases from Equipment Sales and Surplus down in Auburn. They have been a good source for me. Frequently you can find their scratch and dent stuff in CL like these
SteveS Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,756 02-27-2021, 09:26 PM
  0 Thread: Upgrade help
Post: RE: Upgrade help

(02-22-2021, 08:24 AM)MichaelMouse Wrote: Well, someone doesn't know much about lathes.  Record has been around since the bodgers were kicked out of the woods at High Wycombe.  They have made a LOT ...
SteveS Woodturning 40 3,368 02-22-2021, 01:21 PM
  0 Thread: Upgrade help
Post: RE: Upgrade help

Looking at the tailstock it appears the designer doesn't understand lathes. A very inferior design to resist deflection from lateral loading. Why look at a lathe with unknown track record?
SteveS Woodturning 40 3,368 02-21-2021, 08:57 PM

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