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by Mike Cruz
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Some 'normal' turnings
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Some 'normal' turnings

Ha! Good for you, Dave. Sorry, though...didn't mean to be calling you out or anything. Hey, I like to turn big, too. So, we have that in common. I find that the small stuff doesn't sell well, either. So, maybe back to the big stuff, huh?!?!? :1thumbup
by Mike Cruz
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Modern vase
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Modern vase

Dave, what I feel is the funniest about you is that your avatar shows you holding two small HFs. What 'most' people would turn. Yet, you rarely seem to turn in the realm of 'normal'. :D I think you nailed 'modern' with the vase, for sure. I don't see an issue with the sphere at all. But do need to n...
by Mike Cruz
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Fly boxes- Winner TOTW 9-24-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Fly boxes

Curt, if you really want a 'hinge', you could try a Soss hinge. But I kinda like what you came up with. If you want to ditch the pin, but like the idea of how it slides, rather than lifts, you could use two rare earth magnets (one on the body and one on the lid). I know someone that did that for sal...
by Mike Cruz
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Native American Form - Winner TOTW 9-16-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Native American Form

Well deserved. Congrats!
by Mike Cruz
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Pedestal Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Pedestal Bowl

Good save, Pete! Not sure how I feel about segmented and not segmented together like this, but I'm glad you figured out a way to keep this out of the burn pile. I have to say, you really do a spectacular job on getting a mirror finish. It isn't everyone's taste, but for those who like it, that is ab...
by Mike Cruz
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Lidded Bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Lidded Bowl

Pete, lots to like about this one! While the form doesn't look like a true sphere, it is very catching. The wood, of course, has a lot going on. What I love about the finial is that it all flows...rather than sharp breaks...which seems to fit the form. The only thing that throws me is the thickness ...
by Mike Cruz
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Native American Form - Winner TOTW 9-16-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Native American Form

That is appealing from woods use, to pattern, to form, to finish. Wonderful turning!
by Mike Cruz
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Peppermill and salt shaker - Ambrosia Maple
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Peppermill and salt shaker - Ambrosia Maple

Spot on! Not much else to say... 2thumbsup
by Mike Cruz
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My new shop
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: My new shop

Yes, Dick...around here, HOA are akin to the Devil himself. But then again, we're also taxed (or at least we were) on the rain, in our State. So, HOA's are just yet another 'tax' for us who are already taxed to death in MD. Maybe in AZ, it is more palatable.
by Mike Cruz
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My new shop
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: My new shop

Yes, $40 per year is quite enticing! I know they had this sort of thing in my area many years ago. Heck, about 2 years or so before I saw one pop up, I had the idea :idea: ...what if there was a community 'shop' that people paid membership dues to (monthly), like a gym or country club? I did the qui...
by Mike Cruz
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: First spiral- Winner TOTW 9-10-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: First spiral

Hughie is the master! I'm guessing that your spirals go the other direction because you are in the northern hemisphere. ;) Hey, great job. Great that Hughie shared his wisdom with you. Looks like you paid attention and followed his lead...
by Mike Cruz
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My new shop
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: My new shop

Hmmmm, a daycare center for 'us'... LOVE IT!

I'm sure there are peak and off-peak hours. Just make sure to find out when each are, and be there accordingly. Have fun!
by Mike Cruz
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Monterey cypress
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Monterey cypress

I think the sap is what would turn most turners away... Looking forward to the pics.
by Mike Cruz
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: Glaser beading tool
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Glaser beading tool

I use D-way now. Before that, I used a skew as a scraper...basically a negative rake scraper that left a quite nice finish. D-way's are much easier, though...
by Mike Cruz
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: old walnut stump
Replies: 25
Views: 531

Re: old walnut stump

No experience with it, Jesse. I do try to stay away from 'softwoods', though...
by Mike Cruz
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Daughter's Urn
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Daughter's Urn

Wow, sad news, no doubt. I'm sorry for you and your family. And as Steve said, no tribute than to make her something that 'from you'.
by Mike Cruz
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Sapel Mahogany & Curly Maple lidded Bowl.
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Sapel Mahogany & Curly Maple lidded Bowl.

I can see that, Bruce. Not everyone likes the thin ones. Some people don't like finials at all. But my comment wasn't about the thickness of the finial...more the haphazardness of it. To me, it doesn't flow.
by Mike Cruz
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: My McNaughton Copy
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: My McNaughton Copy

How, this is something that I'm not 100% clear on... What is the difference between holding a regular scraper on a downward angle and a true negative rake scraper? According to Batty, they are not the same. And though simple thought would say that as long as you are holding the handle up, they shoul...
by Mike Cruz
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Other Woodworking Projects
Topic: a side line venture for the winter months
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: a side line venture for the winter months

Hope it picks up for you two!
by Mike Cruz
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: My McNaughton Copy
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: My McNaughton Copy

Those look much more stout than the McNaughton's, Jerry! And if I didn't post this on the other thread, WoodCut says you can make a negative rake on your tips so that they aren't as aggressive. I'll be trying that soon.
by Mike Cruz
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Sapel Mahogany & Curly Maple lidded Bowl.
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Sapel Mahogany & Curly Maple lidded Bowl.

Nice one, Bruce. I think this is one of your best pieces so far. The finial is a bit busy for my liking and seems a bit 'on the fly', but overall, I think the piece works. Not having the totally black background helps to see the turning better, the tile and wainscoting are a distraction.
by Mike Cruz
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Tonnau - Waves- Winner TOTW 8-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 329

Re: Tonnau - Waves- Winner TOTW 8-27-2017

This was my choice (though no one asked me... :roll: :roflmao: ) for TOTW as soon as I saw it! Congrats, Les.
by Mike Cruz
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: old walnut stump
Replies: 25
Views: 531

Re: old walnut stump

Looking forward to seeing what you turn...starting with your handles! As for wood for your handles, anything with mass will work great. Maple is a great choice. You can go exotic if you want. Cherry is fine, too. I'd stay away from pine and that sort. I'd also go hard maple vs soft maple if you have...
by Mike Cruz
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Other Woodworking Projects
Topic: a side line venture for the winter months
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: a side line venture for the winter months

How's the business coming along, Hughie?

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