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by Steve Mawson
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Fly boxes- Winner TOTW 9-24-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Fly boxes

Great idea and very functional. I bet the one for your friend is a hit. Looks to me like they will make a great display case :1thumbup
by Steve Mawson
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Peppermill and salt shaker - Ambrosia Maple
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Peppermill and salt shaker - Ambrosia Maple

I agree, they do have a nice curve. Having different height looks to work well. Nice timber to, might have to put these shapes in the "file".
by Steve Mawson
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:53 am
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. Cost of the HOA here is comparable to wh...
by Steve Mawson
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My new shop
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: My new shop

Looks fantastic! Curious where they get their funding. Certainly can't pay rent, electricity, and equipment costs on $40 a year! There was a group looking into setting something like this up in my area but cost would be couple hundred a month and the idea never got off the ground. Bob, The wood sho...
by Steve Mawson
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:19 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! That's the only issue during the time that all us "snow birds" are here. Can get pretty busy however they set a 2 hour lim...
by Steve Mawson
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My new shop
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: My new shop

Looks like quite the shop! Any chance that is the same one Wally Dickerman belonged to? If so, the club has a notable turning history! Yes, talked to a gentleman this morning that knew Wally, had nothing but nice things to say about him. From what I have seen on websites Wally was quite the turner ...
by Steve Mawson
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My new shop
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: My new shop

Wow, that's nice. Is is air conditioned? A guy might want to stay there year round if it is. Yep, it"s air conditioned and central dust control with a intake at every tool. Outlets at all the lathes, bandsaws, jointers, routers, tablesaws, chopsaws, etc. Lockers along the walls for personal st...
by Steve Mawson
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: First spiral- Winner TOTW 9-10-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: First spiral

That's a beauty Barry. Hughie is a master on these forms for sure. Looks like nice timber and finished nicely.
by Steve Mawson
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My new shop
Replies: 20
Views: 297

My new shop

Well actually is not just mine, there are over 500 members. Located in Green Valley, AZ. You can see they have a lot of machines and lots of room. A huge dust control system as well. Not pictured are a lot of hand held power tools and jigs, a wall full of pipe clamps etc. Hope to be here when its co...
by Steve Mawson
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Monterey cypress
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Monterey cypress

Hi Jesse. I'm not familiar with turning Monterey Cypress and my guess at why you haven't read much about turning it is that it's similar to all evergreens once you get inside the bark. Turning it can be anything from easy to terribly hard due to tear out and grain direction. But sanding it will alm...
by Steve Mawson
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Polar shaft completed (more or less)
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Polar shaft completed (more or less)

[quote=" This might be life's way of teaching me a lesson![/quote]

Funny how those lessons pop up at the most unusual times. Hope the project continues at a study pace. I'm rooting for you. :)
by Steve Mawson
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: My McNaughton Copy
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: My McNaughton Copy

So Jerry, have you tried the cutter that is straight across yet? I have thought about regrinding mine but have not yet. When they need sharpening I might try to grind them straight across but would like to get your experience. We are heading to Green Valley soon!! :)
by Steve Mawson
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Binh Pho
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Binh Pho

I see AAW has a tribute on their website yesterday.
by Steve Mawson
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Persimmon
Replies: 13
Views: 230

Re: Persimmon

Seems like we might have had some persimmon in Illinois when I was growing up but can't ever remember looking at any. I do know I have never seen any in Nebraska. Nice bowl for sure and good color as well. Will the color hold for a good long time if kept out of the sun?
by Steve Mawson
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: V neck vase- Winner TOTW 8-20-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: V neck vase

Looks to me like the "sawing" turned out well :D
by Steve Mawson
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: old walnut stump
Replies: 25
Views: 531

Re: old walnut stump

Welcome to this addiction, it's fun for sure and good advice from the other folks. Even at cut for 8 years parts of this wood might be too wet for a box. Not sure how dry your climate is. Make sure to post pictures.
by Steve Mawson
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Multiple Large Cores
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Multiple Large Cores

Good idea Jerry. I might have a piece or two that would work. I also looked at your website, is that new? Everything is so bright :D

Keep turning
by Steve Mawson
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Sycamore and Tulip poplar
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Sycamore and Tulip poplar

Curt you have gone off the deep end :roflmao: , you should have retired sooner as your imagination has gone wild. Fun piece for sure and David named it right :D
by Steve Mawson
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: I can't wipe the smile off my face!
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: I can't wipe the smile off my face!

Great recognition, keep the smile, you earned it 2thumbsup
by Steve Mawson
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Banksia Peppermill - 2017- Winner TOTW 7-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Banksia Peppermill - 2017- Winner TOTW 7-30-2017

Contrats on TOTW. Very nice mill, although I have made a few this might be the neatest design that I have seen.
by Steve Mawson
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Hoping that this marks the end of my dry spell
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Hoping that this marks the end of my dry spell

Hey John,
Probably just the picture, if your daughter is pleased then that's the end of the story. Keep going let's see more. :)
by Steve Mawson
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Open Segmented Vase- Winner TOTW 7-23-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Open Segmented Vase

Pete, This looks like a long time in the making. Pleasing shape and form, I especially like the top ring and the two contrasting woods.
by Steve Mawson
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Hoping that this marks the end of my dry spell
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Hoping that this marks the end of my dry spell

Very nice grain on the side you are showing, will make the whole piece look good. From the picture the foot or base looks a little small for a salad bowl as far as stability is concerned but that's just to me.
by Steve Mawson
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Oak burr pot....with void.
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Oak burr pot....with void.

Pretty nice vessel and out of a piece of scrap no less. There should be a rule that no burr will ever go to the fire wood pile, they are all to pretty.
by Steve Mawson
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Dyed Box Elder Vase
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: Dyed Box Elder Vase

Guess it was pretty blah without any color and since I don't do much color hard for me to comment. However I do like the tiger tooth and the hole from the rotted branch. The flat top works well with the shape of the lid or finial so no snickers here but would probably not be my favorite but that's j...

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