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About MarkSpencer

  • Birthday April 17

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    Greenville TX
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    Woodturning, smaller gift type projects.
  1. Barbancourt: that was exactly the 2 cents worth of advice I needed. G S Haydon: I may have to skip some podcasts to listen to that interview. I found WoodTalkOnline less than a month ago and I am listening to the podcasts in order. I am currently on Episode 39. Thanks for the feedback!
  2. New to the the forum and recently discovered the podcasts, forums,etc. Listening to 2008 episodes, just shortly after Workbenches: From Design And Theory To Construction And Use (Popular Woodworking) came out. It now looks like there is a new book (2011) The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches. Which book for building my first real workbench (not a door and 2x4's) would you recommend, and why? Mark
  3. Excellent video. Watched the whole thing. Now time to turn a bowl!
  4. I have been turning for a little bit, but mostly doing pens and mandrel type items. I am starting to venture into the world of bowls and hollow vessels. I understand that spindle gouges are for spindles and bowl gouges are for bowls. Looking online, it appears that the primary difference is that bowl gouges have deeper flutes for moving chips away faster. My problem is that from the images that post with the descriptions, I can't really tell the difference. Does anyone have a resource to point me to that clearly shows the difference between bowl and spindle gouges? I have been given o