Thoughts on the corresponding finials?
Ebonite - Stinky, and tough to polish. I may not bother with it again. There are other black options that I think turn out just as nice.
Amedeo Acrylic - A new favorite!
Mia received her packages today. I created a new thread with the proper thank you. Mia was very surprised, as she was not expected anything (I didn't let her know). She just wanted Stonepecker to be better.
Thank you to all.
Thank you Jeff, Michael Redburn, Stonepecker, Dawn, Ed, and others I cannot name but I know worked behind the scenes.
Mia came home today to not one, but two packages! Exotic Blanks donated a package that included pens, blanks, and an engraved mug (i.e. a practical trophy), and a second...
Duncan, et. al.,
A couple of thoughts and questions. I am now on the board of the NWA, which is the parent organization of the AWA (i.e. Totally Turning) and the organization that handles Showcase. You may have seen me bouncing around with my camera and one of my kids. On a side note - I...
Welcome. If you haven't already, look up the Northeastern Woodworkers Association (woodworker.org). There are turning Special Interest Groups (SIGS) where you can learn from others - it is a valuable resource.
If you can, try to make it up to Saratoga the last weekend of this month. It is...
It is generally not safe to face turn with any tools that have a small tang going into the handle. Examples include most spindle roughing gouges and skews. The tang can break with a bad catch. You can carefully use a skew on the outside of a form like a negative rake scraper, but not to...
If you have them, I would like (I copied a format from above):
Boston Garden: 1 @ 5" + 1 extra COA ($20)
Fenway Park: 3 @ 5" + 3 extra COA ($51)
Yankee Stadium: 1 @ 5" + 1 extra COA ($22)
Memorial Stadium (Baltimore): 1 gray @ 5" ($9)
Please PM your paypal info.
Here are pics from this year. I entered a bamboo and walnut bicycle and managed to get a 1st place ribbon. ONLY, to be overshadowed by my 8 year old achieving a hat trick 1st, 2nd, and 3rd! She won two ribbons for pens and one for a wooden car she made for her 3rd grade egg race car project...
My annual link to pics from the show. Unfortunately, there were not many pens this year. My submission was absent due to the construction of the new shop. Its been a long time without a lathe set up. I will have something for next year...