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by hughie mackay
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: First spiral- Winner TOTW 9-10-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: First spiral- Winner TOTW 9-10-2017

congrats on Turning of the Week should do well at the State Fair
by hughie mackay
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: old walnut stump
Replies: 25
Views: 531

Re: old walnut stump

I agree and I have only been turning since Christmas. Wait.....wont cause the wood to go back LOL..... There is a lot to learn and using less expensive woods gluing them together to get the girth you would like might be the way to go to learning how to turn for starters...just my 2 cents. Ray Lol S...
by hughie mackay
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: triple the trouble
Replies: 0
Views: 79

triple the trouble

It looks like the USA is in for a pasting three hurricanes coming ashore. The southern area is not going to be a place to be and there isnt too much we can do but watch. I hope any and all of WTU folk are safe and sound some place else.
by hughie mackay
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My new shop
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: My new shop

I feel like a a little kid in a toy shop looking at this. :lol:
by hughie mackay
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Polar shaft completed (more or less)
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Polar shaft completed (more or less)

Impressive David, darned impressive. As I have mentioned before you are building an heirloom and when its done it should be display somewhere for all to see.
by hughie mackay
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Peppermill and salt shaker - Ambrosia Maple
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Peppermill and salt shaker - Ambrosia Maple

Nice, I really like the form and the wood, well done Tim.
Never got around to making a set of these, too busy doing other stuff I guess. But this has renewed my interest no end 2thumbsup
by hughie mackay
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: Glaser beading tool
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Glaser beading tool

I dont do alot of beads, mainly on the feet theses days. On the body of the vessel, I have used my 3/8 bowl gouge to cut beads, but these days mostly use a form tool its quick and easy.
by hughie mackay
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: First spiral- Winner TOTW 9-10-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 345

wow!

Haven't been here in a long time, I only allow myself time for one forum and I'm heavily involved in another, my apologies.... But I wanted to post this and give a big thanks to Hughie Mackay for his excellent tutorial he posted here on spiral carving. It provided all the information I needed to ge...
by hughie mackay
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:54 pm
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

I reckon it will work my son is ex-sales and is running a few web sites with great success. I'm the maker he's the marketer :D
by hughie mackay
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:58 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

Mike Cruz wrote:How's the business coming along, Hughie?


A little slow at retail as I have been busy doing these for the rental area. We are coming into the wedding season ie spring and summer.
by hughie mackay
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: Glaser beading tool
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Glaser beading tool

I came across this and it looks promising.

http://www.glaserhitec.com/shop/shopping/38-beading/#

I wonder who might have one and how they found it for cutting beads.
by hughie mackay
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Black Walnut
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Black Walnut

I'd say that you did him proud, Hughie....what a gorgeous piece of timber. Les Thanks, Les yes it certainly is gorgeous. I have actually been after some of this for quite awhile. We have walnut here and black as well, but the colour and grain structure of the American Black Walnut make the Australi...
by hughie mackay
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Black Walnut
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Black Walnut

Well, it is one thing to see one of your pieces all finished up (with how hard your species are way over there), but to see you do it on our local stuff...wow. You did a fantastic job on the finish...and black walnut can be tough. I forgot to mention (but you probably figured it out), NOT to use Wh...
by hughie mackay
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Black Walnut
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Black Walnut

Bob Rotche wrote:Really nice work, Hughie. Black walnut is one of my favorites and I do admit that we are spoiled in our area as there is plenty of it around.


Sigh............ it is really nice to turn, a bit like butter after my hardwoods
by hughie mackay
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Black Walnut
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Black Walnut

I had the good fortune to receive what is for me an outstanding rough out of Black Walnut from Mike Cruz. Took me awhile to get around to it and to decide to carve or not or to play around with the rim etc. But in the end, it is such a great piece I thought I would just leave it fairly plain, no emb...
by hughie mackay
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Binh Pho
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Binh Pho

Not sure where to put this. But I hear he has passed away, a very significant talent has moved on and in many ways, it is a changing of an era. My condolences to his family and friends, I meet him earlier this year for the first time at Turnfest Queensland. Struck me as a very gentle man of immense ...
by hughie mackay
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Persimmon
Replies: 13
Views: 230

Re: Persimmon

Wow! well done Bob , thanks for putting this up.

Darn we have a quite a lot of persimmon growing around, never given it much thought and I havent heard of anybody turning it either. :no:

But what a striking colour and pattern I reckon just about anything would look good turned out of this.
by hughie mackay
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Multiple Large Cores
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Multiple Large Cores

Have a look at these images, dunno what went wrong or how Jerry's image got onto my post
by hughie mackay
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Multiple Large Cores
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Multiple Large Cores

hughie mackay wrote:Here you go it was an older type corer with a very worn holder.



Hey this is weird Jerrys image ended on my post as the second image
by hughie mackay
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Robert McGowen
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Robert McGowen

Steve Schlumpf wrote:Just found out that Robert's wife has passed. I am so sad to hear this. Thoughts and prayers with Robert & his family.


Yes, very sad, my condolences Robert to you and yours.
by hughie mackay
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Multiple Large Cores
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Multiple Large Cores

Here you go it was an older type corer with a very worn holder.
by hughie mackay
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Multiple Large Cores
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Multiple Large Cores

Mike, I already did that, but haven't had the chance to use it yet. In fact, it's still a straight tool with no bend in it yet. The carbide is 7/16" (12mm) wide, using a 5/16" (8mm) blade with a 30 degree point on the end. I suppose I could put it in the handles I made and try it as a par...
by hughie mackay
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: The Holy Grail?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: The Holy Grail?

Impressive Les and most definitely a medieval feel to it.
by hughie mackay
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Multiple Large Cores
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Multiple Large Cores

The McNaughton I'm using is loaned to me by the owner of the Tucson Woodcraft store. he wants me to teach him how to use it when he eventually starts turning. I also bent the largest knife, but straightened it and it's fine now. I also made up my own turret using bearings instead of the posts. I al...
by hughie mackay
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My final three chalices....perhaps!
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: My final three chalices....perhaps!

All three have an Arthurian feel, of an age long gone by. Love all three 2thumbsup

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