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    Making shavings! I'm very new to this, but have caught a bug.

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  1. SirNot

    Cheese and cracker trays for Xmas

    This is one of my favorite projects from The Woodsmith's Shop. You executed them beautifully. It's on my list for next Christmas!
  2. SirNot

    Roughing gouge?

    Thanks guys! After Mark's initial response, I went right back out to the interwebs and sure enough, I found several videos explaining the why's and hows of it.
  3. SirNot

    Christmas gift showoff thread

    I got it a few days after Christmas, but my awesome wife hooked me up! The bandsaw that I had previously belonged to a friend who finally bought a new house where he could set it up. I need to order a 1/4 or 1/8 blade for it, but I'm so ready to put this into service!
  4. SirNot

    Roughing gouge?

    So I had a nice little Christmas vacation. My wife got me a new bandsaw, I got her some new diamonds... I spent a good bit of time watching turning videos on YouTube and I noticed that the majority of the turners were taking logs and starting with their 5/8 bowl gouges right out of the gate as opposed to roughing them to round with a roughing gouge first. Am I the only one who finds this a little weird? What's the point of a 1 or 2 inch roughing gouge if not to quickly bring rough blanks into shape? Does it just come down to personal preference? Is there some advantage to staring with a bowl gouge that I'm not thinking of?
  5. SirNot

    Bandsaw blade query...

    So, I'm getting a new bandsaw for Christmas. Yay for me! The specs call for a 100 3/4 inch blade. Most of the good blades that I'm finding are either 100 1/2 or 101 inches. So I guess my question is, how much of a difference does that 1/4 inch make and do I go 1/4 bigger or 1/4 smaller? FYI, I'm looking at Timber Wolf blades from Grizzly...
  6. SirNot

    Best Oneway chuck for a beginner?

    I've only used PSI's Barracuda 2, and found the chuck key system to be invaluable.
  7. SirNot

    Hardwood Connections

    I used to work in DeKalb and spent a lot of time in Sycamore, so I know the area well. I just never made it out there. The turning blanks intrigue me. I may have to make the trip.
  8. SirNot

    Looking for beginner set of chisels

    Any thoughts on the Stanley Sweetheart or Bailey chisel sets? They seem to both have decent reviews...
  9. SirNot

    Locust - any good

    I bought 2 sticks of green Honey Locust a little over a year ago. They dried nicely standing against the wall- I got a little cupping, but lost less than 1/4 inch when I planed it flat. Took a couple of slices, laminated it with some Paduk I had laying around and came up with this:
  10. SirNot

    I got the itch...

    I had a Jet 1014 midi that I now need to replace. It's a solid little lathe that can be tucked away easily. But I'm now looking to go bigger- I want at least a 12 x 30 for myself. If I were going midi again though, I'd definitely look at another Jet or Delta. As to the rest, I did this in another thread- here is my pen-making shopping list: Well then, let me compile a small list for you! This is what I use. In addition I have an HSS roughing gouge and skew chisel. I use a friction polish topped with wax for finishing, but a lot of guys swear by CA glue finish. Happy Turning!!!
  11. SirNot

    End grain bowl advice

    And give your tools a touch-up on the grinder before starting, possibly while turning as well.
  12. SirNot

    Rattle can polyurethane

    I've found Arm-r-Seal at my local Benjamin Moore store as well.
  13. SirNot

    New Bosch goodies coming soon

    I was recently at the WEN warehouse (only a few minutes from my house) picking up a "refurbished" grinder stand (really it was just a return because the box was damaged in shipping) when I discovered that they too are in the tracksaw game. Refurbished, they were asking $106...
  14. SirNot

    Looking at new chisels...

    So I was finally able to put my new chisels to work and all I can say is . I knew that the old ones weren't the best, but my goodness what a difference. 90% of the work I did with just the bowl gouge and man what a difference. No more rough end grain. I was able to take both heavy cuts to take out huge chips and smooth the surface shearing off gossamer wisps. The only time I used another chisel was to square up the corners inside of the bowl- for that I used my carbide rougher and the new scraper- and that, too, was a dream. Well, I know what my next purchase is gonna be...
  15. SirNot

    Looking at new chisels...

    No later than this weekend...