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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please Read: Pics in threads

    In the past we have had problems with linking pictures in posts from off-site locations. For example, pics disappeared from the off-site location,...

    Started by sawduster, 06-30-2010 9:42 pm
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  1. !st skew sharpened

    How about this? It wont cut paper and I can gingerly touch the edge without cutting myself. It's as sharp as a good hunting knife. It was...

    Started by Elizabeth, 04-02-2011 10:25 pm
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  2. 101, Rubbing the Bevel

    Since there's all this talkin' about rubbing the bevel, and we don't have any PICTURES of what we mean when we say that, I thought it might be a good...

    Started by TDHofstetter, 02-06-2011 5:13 pm
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  3. 10mm pen tube inside diameter?

    Anybody handy to check the inside diameter of a 10mm pen tube, like for a Big Ben kit? I'm guessing it's close to 9mm, but an actual measurement...

    Started by Rob Hull, 01-03-2011 4:56 pm
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    01-05-2011 10:24 am Go to last post
  4. 12 Guage Desk Top .......

    Secret Compartment Pill Holder. I used a 12 Gauge Gevelot Shotgun Shell with a paper casing and brass base. Polished the bass and applied 4 coats...

    Started by Les in Red Deer, 04-27-2012 3:19 pm
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    05-05-2012 2:22 pm Go to last post
  5. 1st turning in the new shop :)

    ..... and awaaaayyyy we go! This is hickory, largest measurement is 7 3/4" across the wings. Finished in danish oil and beall buffed. Nice to...

    Started by WoodMangler, 08-13-2014 12:47 am
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    08-20-2014 4:32 am Go to last post
  6. 2 Shows in October

    I haven't posted much lately , I have been getting ready for a couple of shows I did the last 2 weekends. The first show was a good show , the 2nd...

    Started by boodrow, 11-02-2013 12:22 am
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    11-07-2013 11:23 am Go to last post
  7. 2010 Holiday Contest Voting Has Begun!

    Voting has begun!!! Please check out the entries and vote for your favorite... ...

    Started by Beamer, 01-01-2011 3:59 pm
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  8. 3 of 10 bowl blanks finish turned

    My concrete for my sidewalk project didn't show up Friday so I have nothing I can do on that project this weekend. So I got 3 of the 10 Chinese...

    Started by autobodyman, 07-10-2011 1:07 am
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  9. 30 cal pencil

    I recently made a bunch of pens (took pictures but they still sit on my phone). anyway ---- anyone else have trouble with the 2mm lead? I cannot get...

    Started by mapleman, 05-12-2014 4:07 pm
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    05-20-2014 11:26 pm Go to last post
  10. 30-06 Stylus

    Be interesting to see how these sell this weekend at the Clairesholm Gun Show. Drilled out primer hole to 7mm, installed 7mm tube, cleaned,...

    Started by Les in Red Deer, 05-10-2013 2:48 am
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    05-14-2013 6:55 am Go to last post
  11. 5 mm pencil

    Guys. Do any of you make 5 mm retractable pencils? Like engineering pencils, with the metal tip that fits into 5mm holes in rules?

    Started by Elizabeth, 04-10-2011 12:24 pm
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  12. 50 Caliber Bottle Opener

    At last weekends Torrington Gin Show a customer aked me if I could make him a 50 cal bottle open to go along with the 50 cal pen he bought. So ...

    Started by Les in Red Deer, 08-29-2013 7:09 pm
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  13. 7 of 10 bowls turned

    Got 6 and 7 turned this afternoon. 3 more to go that I have/had roughed out. Sprayed with 3 coats of satin lacquer, I will sand them and respray with...

    Started by autobodyman, 07-13-2011 4:28 am
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    07-14-2011 5:15 am Go to last post
  14. 8pc hss tools for 39 bucks

    went by harbor frieght today and they had the hss 8pc set on sale for 39 bucks, I think that was either 20 or 30 off the normal price. I figure if...

    Started by maverick, 08-12-2010 8:35 pm
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  15. A bit of wood porn!

    The father of a lady I work with is retired and a woodworker - a very talented one at that. Big stuff - furniture. No turning at all. We've met a...

    Started by Sachbvn, 04-04-2011 9:30 pm
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    04-06-2011 7:31 am Go to last post
  16. A cool little wood turning video.

    This is a short video I pulled off of the CSUSA Facebook page that another turner from South America posted. Nice collage of videos and projects -...

    Started by Sachbvn, 04-22-2011 12:42 pm
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    04-23-2011 5:25 am Go to last post
  17. A couple reviews on things I've recently bought / tried out

    A of weeks ago I bought a EWT (Easy Wood Turning) carbide insert tool from CSUSA - it was their signature "pen makers" model only available through...

    Started by Sachbvn, 04-27-2011 10:18 pm
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    04-28-2011 12:16 pm Go to last post
  18. A few 30's and 50's

    I made these about the end of June and just never got around to posting them. 13291 I made 10 of these 50BMGs. The internal workings are cigar...

    Started by Monty, 08-03-2012 11:56 pm
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  19. A few more bowl questions....

    Regarding sanding of bowls - how helpful is one of those rotating "friction" sanders? Is there a particular model that is better than other models? ...

    Started by Sachbvn, 11-12-2010 9:52 pm
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  20. A few more bowls

    Got a few more bowls roughed out the other day. Took them out of the DNA this morning after 2 days in it. 10236 The 4 on the left are boxelder,...

    Started by autobodyman, 11-18-2011 4:29 am
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    11-20-2011 3:39 am Go to last post

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