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by Steve Mawson
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Beautiful Bowl/Terrible Pic
Replies: 14
Views: 136

Re: Beautiful Bowl/Terrible Pic

Nice one Roger. Hard to go wrong with walnut like that. Wonder if I can convince the woodshop here that they should purchase one of these machines. They have lots of other Grizzly machines, a lathe like this would fit right in :)
by Steve Mawson
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Rattlesnake basket
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: Rattlesnake basket

You have really got the bug, turning out pieces like a production turner. I have seen this pattern or variations of it in some of my books although I have never tried one myself. These are getting so good I would like to hold one and really look it over. Great job and looks like the new tools are wo...
by Steve Mawson
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Looking for some maple.
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Looking for some maple.

I have a pretty good source for hard maple, full 4/4 and 8/4, but afraid I might be a little north of your route :) . Ever heading to Nebraska let me know.
by Steve Mawson
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Another Copy
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Another Copy

This is a cool pattern Steve! The design suggests movement, maybe the indians came up with this pattern after eating peyote. :lol: The braided rim looks great too. Is it harder to get the braid to look right inner part? Jim, Not sure if either is tougher to get the rim right. Hard part is to keep t...
by Steve Mawson
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Another Copy
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Another Copy

Thanks for the comments, they all help. Since there is very little history kept on native american baskets it is hard to know any background on many. I do have a couple books that are very detailed on many of the tribes in California which are an excellent resource. Jim Adkins also sent me one calle...
by Steve Mawson
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Pewa Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: Pewa Practice

Good luck on your limiting your tool buying habit :) , I think we all have that problem. Good job on the pewa, done a few myself and believe they add to a piece. Is the sapwood on the bottom of the bowl?
by Steve Mawson
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Another Copy
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Another Copy

Harvey Meyer posted this pattern on WOW a week or two ago. I asked if I could give it a try and Harvey told me he got the pattern from a picture so have at it. Mine is not as large as Harvey's, about 11x2, but this was the size that I had so this is what I came up with. Perhaps some of you folks hav...
by Steve Mawson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: An other basket
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: An other basket

Do you have a exhaust fan to keep the smoke alarm from going off?? You are burning up a storm. Like what you did with the green wood but can imagine the tear out of Cottonwood. Doing great 2thumbsup . Are there any pictures of Anasazi baskets anywhere. Was on the Utah site with lots of history but n...
by Steve Mawson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Splits and cracks, but not a leg in sight!
Replies: 14
Views: 151

Re: Splits and cracks, but not a leg in sight!

Great piece of timber and you did it proud.
by Steve Mawson
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Big [really big] Beautiful Grizzly Beast
Replies: 9
Views: 141

Re: Big [really big] Beautiful Grizzly Beast

Friend of mine and I looked at the Harvey machines probably over a year ago. Looked to be a nice machine with some nice features. Then saw this machine on the Grizzly site and also the Laguna. I see and you mention that this one has 3 spindle bearings, does the Laguna have 2 spindle bearings? I like...
by Steve Mawson
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Murmuration- Winner TOTW 2-18-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Murmuration

You have made these birds look quite nice. Never had much use for the actual bird on the farm but you have given me a new appreciation. However I am with Chuck, on the next piece one has to be going east :) Plus I like the great photos, wish I could take pictures like that.
by Steve Mawson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: 2018...so far
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: 2018...so far

Looking good, hope the shows go well. Hope the weather is good as well, with this winter you never know. :)
by Steve Mawson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Can this marriage survive?
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: Can this marriage survive?

You are well on the way. I was going to send you the drawings for this basket that I got from Jim but sounds like he already sent, then I read where you don't follow the directions :bonk: :bonk: , they are to make the journey easier silly :o . Last time in Phoenix I met with a gentleman that Jim tol...
by Steve Mawson
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Elm Bowl?
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Elm Bowl?

Agree with Les on Elm. When I first looked at the pedestal I was leaning on not caring for it much. However after I opened up the photos I liked it better. Would definitely look different without it but not sure it would be better--so looks good the way it is. :) Rim is also attractive.
by Steve Mawson
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: B&R Bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: B&R Bowl

Hey Jim nice bowl and glad you cored it. I have cored several ambrosia maple bowls and all had the figure in them. Actually got the wood from Mike Cruz and it had some supper ambrosia, also ended up with some cracks that I filled with turquoise and I must have sold or given them away because I can't...
by Steve Mawson
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: No winter this year.
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: No winter this year.

To have that view at the end of the driveway would be fantastic, snow or no snow. Being a farm kid I guess I know a little about dry weather. We have been in AZ since Dec. 30th and they are calling it dry here as well. They did have a good monsoon season but that was back in July-August so guess mos...
by Steve Mawson
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: New Basket Topic- Winner TOTW 2-4-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 418

Re: New Basket Topic- Winner TOTW 2-4-2018

Well deserved, a great piece. 2thumbsup 2thumbsup Curt I chuckled when I read that it might be easier to weave one however I have read quite a bit on how it is done and the materials used which the weaver had to go gather in the right season. So it does take a lot of time to do these but weaving a r...
by Steve Mawson
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: New Chainsaw design
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: New Chainsaw design

I've never had a bar that long although I have had one get pinched and couldn't pull it out, finally came out with a wedge. Guessing the end of the bar was in the tree and it fell somehow or moved :?: :?: . I think I will pass on having the experience :) .
by Steve Mawson
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Black Walnut Jar
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Black Walnut Jar

Hey you are doing great. You will be amazed how much faster you will be with the right burning tips rather than the skew. I did something like this on a Beads of Courage box which turned out pretty well. Yours is a great shape to apply this design.
by Steve Mawson
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: New Basket Topic- Winner TOTW 2-4-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 418

Re: New Basket Topic

Hey looks like you have got better, I like this one, Panamint ones are always good. My wife makes fun of me because I have not kept track of how many I have made, probably too late to start now. Hopefully I have got better as I went along, I believe I have got a little faster. I gave away the first ...
by Steve Mawson
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Old Baskettopic
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Old Baskettopic

Well, I must have jumped in after you had been going for 9 years cause I think the class I took was in 2013 in Arkansas. This one looks pretty good in the picture but if it was 1/4" beads then had to be pretty thick to have beads that big. Just looks to me like its not done, you forgot to do the rim...
by Steve Mawson
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Tell me if this shape is any good
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Tell me if this shape is any good

Thanks folks for the replies, you are confirming my suspicions. I rarely make a sketch before I start into a project, perhaps I should have on this piece of timber. I'm just a kind of go with the flow turner. I made another somewhat like this however it was a natural edge on the top with the bark st...
by Steve Mawson
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Basket case
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Basket case

Hey what a nice improvement. Looks like you are on the right track. You are right in that Detail Master is out of business, you have found another company that makes the 1/8" pen but it is the whole pen that plugs into the cord and has a male connection on the end. I have only used the whole pens an...
by Steve Mawson
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Tell me if this shape is any good
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Tell me if this shape is any good

Hi folks, made this piece from a piece of hard maple but not sure I like the top. So just needing all your input good or bad or how it could have been better. Started out about 4.5x4.5x12.5, now 4" at widest part and 11.5 tall hollowed out so it's not very heavy but still about 3/4" in the bottom. S...
by Steve Mawson
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Newcomers
Topic: Re-Introduce myself
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Re-Introduce myself

Welcome back Terry, grew up in Illinois and get back several times a year. Town is Jacksonville, about 30 mile west of Springfield.