Gary Beasley

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  1. Gary Beasley

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Twin Falls is a bit damp?
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    I have the last piece of butternut on the lathe, made two large bowl blanks by part it down the middle. Going to try to core one of them. Still have one big ambrosia left to work on. All my shelves are about full of rough turned bowls drying for the next step. Not sure where Id put any more.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Ive turned a bit of that, real nice color to it.
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    Shenanigans on the lathe today

    Ive been working on my first open segment bowl today. I cut wood for it yesterday and glued up a base. It has 18 segs to the ring, sassafrass for the background wood, black walnut and yellowheart for the feature pattern. Im usng the jig Earl Rasmussen developed and featured on his youtube channel, Earls Small Segment Shop. More later
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    Shenanigans on the lathe today

    It was an Irish grind bowl gouge, about 5/8” or a bit bigger. I used a shearing cut all the way to avoid chipping the corners.
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    Shenanigans on the lathe today

    Its a real addiction, especially when you find stuff like this.
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    Shenanigans on the lathe today

    I got to work on a piece of cherry I got from a neighbor last year. It had a few bug holes in it and I filled a couple in the inner area with CA. Just got the topside sanded and a coat of danish oil buffed in. I love the flame figure running through it.
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    Unfinished cabinet door warped

    You might want to return it to the previous environment and see if it relaxes and flattens. If not I would look at applying steam till it flattens then stickering it under some heavy weights till it dries. Hopefully it will stay flat after its finished.
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    Pair Of Bookshelves

    Nice. You were taking a similar path to mine. Deep and heavy into photography then got hijacked into woodworking. I got interested in wood when I was contemplating building a wooden view camera.
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    Pair Of Bookshelves

    Very attractive set of shelves. What is that medium format camera you have between the 35mm cameras? Is it functional?
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    That boy has no idea what he missed!
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    You better post it! You know we have woodworkers here addicted to wood porn!
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    Oval Segmented Bowl

    Wonder what that beast of a machine is behind Mark and Seri during the interview?
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    Oval Segmented Bowl

    Very similar to doing stacked ring bowls with a scrollsaw. Not bad for what you had to fight with.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    And its a pretty piece of wood!
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    I think I got the tail end of that from Spanky to make some bowls out of.
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    Shenanigans on the lathe today

    Found a new video Glenn Lucas put out. Hes an Irish production woodturner who comes to the US to participate in seminars. I had the pleasure of sitting in on several of his presentations at the Woodturning Southern Style symposium in Dalton one year and sitting with him for dinner. He does his own video work as well so you can see hes quite talented all round.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Wow, looks like theres a storm brewing in that wood!
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    Is it me or my bandsaw?

    How wide is the blade? Too wide and the blade binds. Another thing to check is if the tooth set on the blade has been flattened making the kerf too narrow for the blade to make its turn. Next check your guides and make sure they are set correctly for the blade, improperly set roller guides will flatten the blade. Next is the blade still sharp? A dull blade will bind in a curve because its having to work the machine harder. That not everything but should help.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Spanky maybe you can answer this question for me. Im turning some cherry logs a neighbor gave me and the sapwood is coming out bright yellow. What color will it turn when it dries?
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    I remember seing a picture of a large truck on the frozen Arkansas river. I think that was 90 to 100 years ago. Wonder what it was like in Minnesota then?
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    For sure Byrdie, Tennessee and its people is one of the places that make America great!
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    Shenanigans on the lathe today

    If you let a woodturning tool turn towards you youre doing it wrong. Done right the gouge is shaving the wood off a bit like a hand plane does. A little spindle work like mallet handles is light work. Try spinning a 16” wide 40lb chunk of wood a 500-800 rpm. Thats can be a bit disconcerting.
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    Shenanigans on the lathe today

    Thats got to be a very minor scare, wait till you see what folks that know what they are doing can turn out.
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    Shenanigans on the lathe today

    I suspect an open segment vessel would be great for pouporri and any other smellgood potions. Might even work as a yarn bowl, you could put several balls in and feed them out all over the place. For the most part though they are made to be looked at, like those antiquey chinese vases folks make such a fuss over.