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03-08-2017, 09:17   #181
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Are you using the right chisels.

Most of the turning there would get a good result from a skew.

But the most difficult chisel to use in such a case. A wide skew of course.

But as has been pointed out, timber choice is not great, last piece looks like

white deal, which is a bitch anyway to get a good finish on.

Try some fresh cut beech, ash, sycamore small logs if you can get some, would make things easy to

sharpen your skills on, excuse the pun.

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Laser engraved some wooden plectrums I made for a friend earlier today

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Are you using the right chisels.

Most of the turning there would get a good result from a skew.

But the most difficult chisel to use in such a case. A wide skew of course.

But as has been pointed out, timber choice is not great, last piece looks like

white deal, which is a bitch anyway to get a good finish on.

Try some fresh cut beech, ash, sycamore small logs if you can get some, would make things easy to

sharpen your skills on, excuse the pun.

tim
Yea I was using a skew but probably too small, it's only 5/8. Must pick up another one. Yea the timber is just white deal off cuts I have lying around the shed, didn't want to waste any good hardwood until I was somewhat more proficient at it!
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03-08-2017, 22:57   #184
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Fresh cut holly is an excellent timber for the novice turner learning his craft.

It turns like butter, and is very forgiving.

White deal wont do your confidence any good, because its difficult to finish.

Skew of 1 1/4" or bigger would be an easier choice, than trying to wrestle

with a narrow skew. And practice, practice, practice.
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Planters

Just finished my first woodwork project. 2 planters made from old shelving units that were salvaged.

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Skill Saw and a drill

Finished with some wood preservative.

Happy with them but with some practice I can definitely do better as I had no idea what kerf was until after I'd cut a few boards slightly longer than others
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Mind me asking how you engrave them? I'm in the middle of making my own cnc unit with laser to engrave my pens I make ...

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11-08-2017, 17:26   #187
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Anyone ever build a kiln? After getting 15 sheets of top quality insulation from work. 10'x4'. Just wondering would a couple of lamps, small dehumidifier and a fan be enough to have it working?
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Anyone ever build a kiln? After getting 15 sheets of top quality insulation from work. 10'x4'. Just wondering would a couple of lamps, small dehumidifier and a fan be enough to have it working?
I've seen videos on youtube of solar kilns. I'd be fairly tempted to try out a small one. Woodworkers Guild of America did a section on it.

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https://youtu.be/cTsDhCrE56U
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Finally made some more progress one the bed! Only thing left now is to find a nice piece of spalted beech or sycamore or something with a live edge to cap the head and foot boards.



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Mind me asking how you engrave them? I'm in the middle of making my own cnc unit with laser to engrave my pens I make ...
Just using a cheap ~€80 Chinese laser engraver bought from AliExpress.
Only has a work area of about 2" x 2" so couldn't really recommend it
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Quick project from last week. Finished painting and staining this week.
First time painting with paint on wood using brushes. Will have to learn more about this technique. I need to invest in better brushes.
Legs and shelves made from Poplar and top not sure, could be oak or ash. Have an old dining table in not usable condition so just cut off piece and made a top from it.






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Gift Box

Made this as part of an anniversary gift for my parents, turned out great. Made it from jaybates plans. Walnut and sepele.





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Been making a wardrobe and bedside table for our guest room. Just doors and drawers to make tomorrow, then fill sand prime and paint. The mother in law is coming to stay next Wednesday for a while so under pressure to get it finished!



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Thanks Gryzor you have shown me an easy way to use clamps on corners with extra 2x2's and stuff good man! Some really nice stuff in there well done all.
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Coffee table - ash and walnut.
Had this waney-edged leftover from another project for ages. Finally got around to using it.

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