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by Steve Mawson
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Chevron Bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 72

Re: Chevron Bowl

Hey Pete,
Want to teach a class? Pretty neat and someday I would like to know how to do this kind of thing. I like it :)
by Steve Mawson
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Had a Storm
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: Had a Storm

Looks like a heavy duty storm for sure. Kind of reminds me of hurricane Fran when we were in Raleigh, NC. Lots of uprooted trees and mostly pine so not much good turning timber. However they took all the trees to the state fair grounds and chipped everything and then shipped overseas so I heard anyw...
by Steve Mawson
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Paper Joint
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Paper Joint

I like Pete have used newspaper on many spindle turnings and it worked fine. Worked on glue blocks as well. Brown paper might work but might be too thick, not sure. Only one piece of newspaper has done the trick. Let us know how it all "turns" out :)
by Steve Mawson
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Going to the top- Winner TOTW 11-12-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Going to the top.

I like all the variety as well. How hard or the ones to make that have a pull string? I may have to take a close look as the woodturners group in Green Valley, AZ makes tops for kids that are coming up from Mexico to have surgery. Gives them something to do as no family gets to travel with them whil...
by Steve Mawson
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: A friends inlay hollow form
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: A friends inlay hollow form

I have to say that I like the layout and what I can see of the form. The glue joints look like they have spaces...so not so sure that it'll keep together, though. Mike, I should have noted that, the owner of the form is going to fill all the spaces with black epoxy. Hopefully that will make it look...
by Steve Mawson
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Wenge/Sycamore Trinket Box
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Wenge/Sycamore Trinket Box

For me the sycamore ring really sets this piece off. Nothing wrong with the top either.
by Steve Mawson
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: A friends inlay hollow form
Replies: 4
Views: 139

A friends inlay hollow form

Wanted to show a picture of a piece that a new turning friend is making. I think it is pretty neat. About 8x8 with the base being cherry I think. Inlay is walnut and maple.
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by Steve Mawson
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Headed back North
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Headed back North

I'm sitting here looking out the open sliding glass door with a nice breeze coming in, it's 77 degrees and bright sun at noon, not a cloud in the sky and headed to about 83 for a high today. First fall I have ever spent in a warm climate and the desert has been beautiful. Only 2-3 cloudy days the la...
by Steve Mawson
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Jack Skellington Ornaments
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Jack Skellington Ornaments

Had not heard of Jack, so looked it up and I learned something new. Looks like you and grandkids hit the theme well. :)
by Steve Mawson
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Blackwood
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: Blackwood

What Curt said, on my way to WOW to give another look. Way to go 2thumbsup
by Steve Mawson
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Customer pics
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Customer pics

Pretty impressive and a great idea. Plus the bowl does fit perfectly.
by Steve Mawson
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Hollow Form
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Hollow Form

The walnut certainly adds to this piece of timber. Pretty nice piece.
by Steve Mawson
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Tidal Treasure- Winner TOTW 11-5-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Tidal Treasure

This is quite unique. I believe that I understand the gold leaf but don't know what you mean by dry brush. As I look at it more I may have a idea as to how the color looks however this is probably way over anything I have ever tried and I don't believe my mind comprehends what all is involved. Reall...
by Steve Mawson
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Check this out
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Check this out

I recognized the picture of the bowl-hollow form but had a hard time finding your name. Need larger print for these old eyes :) . Way to go, will need more pictures of your display for sure.
by Steve Mawson
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Savannah Wood chuck
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Savannah Wood chuck

Glad you are back in business. Those pens you make with the holders look very functional.
by Steve Mawson
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Bubinga box
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Bubinga box

I totally agree with Curt.
by Steve Mawson
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Earthquake detectors
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Earthquake detectors

They look very functional to me. I guess you could shorten them a little and they would still look fine. I make some bird houses that are not as tall as the ones you show so shorter would be fine for them.
by Steve Mawson
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Moonlight
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Moonlight

I'd say its not trash wood at all. Like the coloring.
by Steve Mawson
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Saturday Evening in Jacksonville, IL
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Saturday Evening in Jacksonville, IL

Thanks for the replies folks. Did not get arrested from any old warrants, I think I paid them all while I lived there and no unknown persons introduced themselves. I did get a email from the gallery director last night and 3 pieces have sold :1thumbup so it's not a bust at least. Two were Indian bas...
by Steve Mawson
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Walnut Calabash
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Walnut Calabash

I'd say it turned out very well. Looks like you made a space for each oak piece which looks better than cutting a groove and then filling with the oak? Pretty good size as well. Keep up the exploring. :D
by Steve Mawson
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Saturday Evening in Jacksonville, IL
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Saturday Evening in Jacksonville, IL

Got invited back to my home town, although I grew up on a farm in the country, to show my woodturnings at the Strawn Art Gallery. Pretty nice gallery for the size of the town, about 19,500. Lots of fun visiting with folks and quite a few that I knew, especially from my country church. Some questions...
by Steve Mawson
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Mixed media- Winner TOTW 10-29-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: Mixed media

Well worth the save. From your comments I assume it was pretty green when you rough turned it? How did you color the epoxy. What kind of finish if they were going to use it for a salad bowl? I think that is the end of my questions :)
by Steve Mawson
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Lotsa Sanding
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Lotsa Sanding

Dick,
This is a very nice piece, I think I followed how you intend to start the finish process. However in my work with bleach there is no way I would do bleach but know you have to be a lot more precise than I could be. Keep us posted on the progress.
by Steve Mawson
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Painting of a woodturning
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: Painting of a woodturning

Pretty neat and new to me as well.
by Steve Mawson
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Gone awry
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: Gone awry

Steve Schlumpf wrote:I think it is great and if you are still undecided as to what to do with the bowl, please donate it to me - I'll pay shipping! 2thumbsup Nice work!!


Why didn't I think of that. Put me second in line :D

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