Gary Beasley

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  1. Gary Beasley

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Does that mean the left hand logs are no good?
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    One upside Richard is the skin on the palm usually heals pretty fast. Ive had some nasty looking gashes on my palm that healed up nicely in a week or two with no trace.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    What did your momma tell you about playing with them alligators?
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    Latest round of lathe work

    I went out to visit Spanky last monday and came home with a truck bed full of bowl turning wood with a promise of making him some nice bowls from it. Most turners know the raw wood cant be used right away but needs roughng out to get it to dry quicker. I was working on that last week, got three of the chunks rounded and cored and in the bags to dry. Had to put it on pause to work on a job for the neighbor making birthday presents for a son. I got a black walnut offcut roughed and cored out a second bowl from the inside, and got three bowls cored each from a butternut and ambrosia maple chunk. That butternut is some stringy stuff!
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    Latest round of lathe work

    Ive been playing with some rotten wood these past couple of days. The little dark colored bowl is from an old tree root that was dug up when my new septic field was put in. I sanded it to 150 and put Osmo on it to give it a softer feel, still working on building the finish. The other is a piece of badly bug eaten spalted cherry. It has a hole through one side but the wild figure and colors make it worth finishing out. This is a first coat of poly which will be sanded back after it cures fully and another coat applied to get an even gloss.
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    Outdoor Rocker

    I hear you about the Osmo. Its a European product thats just recently came to our side of the pond. I got mine through Amazon.
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    OSMO Oil/Wax Finish

    I do like the fact the Top Oil is in a can with a twist top, though I did cut the lock tabs off to make it easier to open.
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    Gold Accented Bowl

    She has a good eye, like the design.
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    Giant Jenga finishing ?

    Osmo would probably work great after a 320 or higher sanding.
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    OSMO Oil/Wax Finish

    I use the Top Oil on my bowls quite often. It has quite a high solids content and you can see the wax buildup around the mouth of the can. Works quite well for a satiny smooth finish and will even build to the point of glossyness if you work on it. I havent tried wet sanding with it but I bet it would work pretty good for that.
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    OSMO Oil/Wax Finish

    Since its recommended to apply Osmo with a low abrasive pad I would think the steel wool would do just fine. Simply try it on a test piece and report back to us.
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    Latest round of lathe work

    Theres a Japanese tradition celebrating broken objects repaired as a thing of beauty. Maybe this fits that category. Better than saying “I fixed a screwup”!
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    Router table

    Got to agree with that, set up a tracksaw type arrangement for your cuts or find a good table saw. A decent contractor saw can be set into your table safely if thats all you can afford.
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    Router table

    A piece of ply with a melamine top does a real good job being smooth and tends to stay pretty flat especially if supported square and flat.
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    Latest round of lathe work

    Its the obvious dark line running across the upper third of the bowl.
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    Latest round of lathe work

    Two of the chunks Ricky gave me was butternut. I cored these and got several rough bowls from them. This is one of the smallest from the center. It split while drying for some reason, I put some CA into the crack and put it in the press to hold it together. Afterwards while sanding I put some Titebond Translucent into the crack, rubbed sawdust into it and ran the sander over it to pack more dust in. I was going to this much effort just to see how it finished. Sanded to 320 and Osmo Polyx worked into it and buffed the stuff looks good, even shows a bit of quilt figure in it. Im amazed at how light the wood is after drying, almost feels lighter than poplar but stronger wood. The big bowls should look really good.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    I would usually seal the holes with clear CA so it looks open but wont leak, but Ricky said he didnt want them sealed. I guess hes gonna use it for a colander.
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    Bathroom wood veneer refinishing mishap

    No its not the same. Sanding sealer is a product used to make a smoother finish in open pore woods. The Seal Coat is a shellac product, the shellac being the magic ingredient for getting dissimilar finishes to stick to each other.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Are we talking muscadine wine here? I found some in Pigeon Forge last year that was about the best wine I ever had.
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    Antique Chest Drawer Wood

    Looks like cherry to me.
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    New storage shed

    Harbor Freight has solar panels pretty cheap you could wire up to charge a deep cycle battery and wire some camper lights to the ceiling where you need them.
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    4" PVC to Flex hose Adapter needed

    How much smaller is it? The adaptor looks to be made of rubber so there is some leeway for fit.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    So if the hair is all gone ya aint got much wisdom. (hey bubba, hold my beer and watch this....)
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Is that a strawberry gelatin pie? Mmmmm.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    We actually dont live in the big city, just a suburb. I dont like going into Atlanta either. Wish I had the room you have to play.