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    A couple of those jumbo pizza cutter kits from Rockler as Christmas presents: 1 in Macacauba, and the other in Redheart that my wife helped me design at the lathe to be more aesthetic. I love working with Redheart; it turns and works like butter, and finishes up to a beautiful luster. This one got 5 thinned coats of Tru-Oil on the lathe.
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    It's hard to capture all the shimmering pinks and reds of finished redheart.

    I turned the 1st one in Brazilian Ebony for us. It looks like Fred Flinstone's club, so I'm not showing it lol. But these big beasts can plow through some pizza!
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    Well, Gasman Jerry gives me crap if I buy something I could have made or turned. So I stole his idea for making a hand-wheel for my Laguna lathe to replace the (not very useful) small stock handle. Two squares of 3/4" plywood glued together, mounted on the stock face-plate, and turned mostly using my trusty Uber-Skew (which that damn plywood promptly dulled while filling my shop with sawdust!).

    Sanded up to 400-be careful; that plywood will splinter if you look at it cross-eyed! I then did a two-step friction polish using old t-shirt sleeves and 1. EEE Ultrashine, then 2. BLO/beeswax mixture.
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    Technical considerations: the splintery nature of plywood-Duh! And I had to turn down the diameter and sides a couple of times while testing for vibrations at various speeds. It might be a good idea to make it a little smaller lol!
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    Good work Aaron. I wont give ya a hard time any more. Lol.
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    My latest turning project. the Cherry Burl shaving bowl I've been aiming to turn for months, finally got it done. Finish with Min Wax Natural stain and sealed with 5 coats Polyurethane.
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    Looks very nice.
    And its smart to mark it as you did. Ive been thinking about a wood burner for marking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Looks very nice.
    And its smart to mark it as you did. Ive been thinking about a wood burner for marking.
    Gorgeous, prettiest shave bowl I've ever seen, DB, seriously-I will be looking at this for inspiration when I do my 1st shaving bowl. School startup after Christmas has kept me out of the shop lately, but we're doing E-learning today for some minor slush, so I hope to get back out there later.
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    I've got a Joseph Allen in Birdseye Black Cherry Burl that would pair well with that-now all we need is a cherry brush!
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    It's not turnings but...
    I made a portable carrier for my lathe tools as they wouldn't fit in the drawer anymore. Plus I added a Bowl Gouge to the collection...

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    Nice, Jerry-I'm still waiting for mine. Is that the 5/8"? I must be crazy-I got the 3/4" with the 20" handle. Carter and Son must make them to order, as mine still hasn't shipped since I ordered it last Saturday. I'm learning that I like the heft, stability and control of larger tools. I figure I can take on anything up to a full stump with that beast (and I have some big stuff drying in my crawl space).

    If that 3/4" proves too big for fine work, I can always use my 3/8" (or my round carbide when I get scared going deep ). Please post your 1st bowl using that gouge-we'll compare notes and results on here soon, I hope.

    Correction: It's on the way, and due to arrive Saturday!
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    You are so well organized it amazes me. Thanks for all of your ideas.
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