Coffee Hours 101 – 110

Coffee Hour 101 – May 5, 2022. Woodturners weekly coffee hour #101 for May 5 2022 opened with an extensive discussion of vacuum chucking, following Barry Price’s excellent demo (Monthly Meetings – Lancaster Area Woodturners) at the May meeting of Lancaster Area Woodturners. Then show n tell. Kai on spinning eggs. Clifton with Compwood bent stem for a goblet. Mark’s Laguna in the loo. Flying saucers, walnut platters, and more. Enjoy the full-hour show.
We also extracted Kai’s spinning egg demo with clever spinner, and follow-up test of real eggs versus wooden ones: they all stand up on end, but which end, big or little?
Kai explores spinning egg tops

Dave Bleil continued the discussion of flying saucer starship spinning tops with flashing lights, his notes are available to download (above).

The chats had some useful information:

10:05:30 From Judy Stone to Everyone:
It’s called a Corsi-Rosenthal box. Many videos available. Cost <$100, can be made in ~ an hour.
10:39:49 From Jeff Hankinson, Barrhead, Alberta to Everyone:
I’ve found 1/8″ closed cell foam from the dollar store works just fine as a gasket. Contact cement to attach. Oneway Vacuum adaptor, vacuum pump. My vacuum chucks are ordinary PVC pipe from the hardware store. Rounded wooden ring at the top to attach the foam to. The bases are turned and tapped with a Beal tap. Seal the wood with polyurethane. I put a regular inline gas filter inline for the dust.
10:43:32 From Ray Simmons to Everyone:
1 1/4 X 8 nuts are available @ grainger.com
Also look at McMaster-Carr
10:47:35 From Ronald Sheehan to Everyone:
A jig for #2 taper is easy to make!
10:58:53 From henry to Everyone:
I have discovered “Variable Flow Venturi Vacuum Generators (VDF Series). The website is Vaccon.com and then click on the picture titled variable flow. I’m presently using the Model 200 but I’m convinced the Model 150 would suffice.

Coffee Hour 102 – May 12, 2022. Woodturners weekly coffee hour #102 for May 12 2022 included an excellent discussion of bowl depth and thickness gauges, vacuum chucking, new respirators, and considerations for dust control in the woodturning workshop, plus a turned tetrahedron using rare earth magnets, a nod to sacred geometry, regular polyhedra, and the five Platonic solids, Enjoy the full hour show. 

The chats had some useful information:

10:02:35 From Rich to Everyone:
I use a low-end camera system for hollowing.  The notes about mine are at:  https://sharpeninghandbook.info/shopnotes/
10:07:36 From Rich to Everyone:
That system I’ve noted is very affordable.
10:16:19 From Michael Brazeau to Everyone:
I have a homemade Jamieson system.  For the overhead camera arm, I get a lot of vibration using a wooden dowel arm.  Does anyone use say 1/2″ cold rolled steel arm with more mass? Does that damp out vibration?
10:17:48 From Stew Bremner to Everyone:
Sorry got to go got an appointment to go to. Thanks John. Love the show.
10:22:51 From Mike Peace to Everyone:
I used 1″ aluminum shower rod for my first Jamieson style hollowing system to mount a laser on.
10:24:16 From Randall Smith to Everyone:
These are the addresses for the Freedom Pens Project with each branch of the services.
10:24:36 From Randall Smith to Everyone:
Doug for Army
Doug Rowe
4125 N. Kearny Dr.
Prescott Valley, AZ
86314
(602) 501-2878

Jared for Air Force
Jared Semerad
951 Reynolds Rd.
Schenectady, NY
12306

Jim for NAVY
Jim Selby
2220 Winding Creek Ln.
Jacksonville, FL
32246
(904) 887-1925

John for USCG
John Combs
8261 Frank St
Anchorage AK
99518

Ronnie for USMC
Ronald Bonnette
1709 Cleary Ave.
Metairie, LA
70001

Steve for Space Force
Steve Maikell
8560 Garrison Rd.
Falcon, CO
80831
10:37:36 From Sara Crill to Everyone:
Has anyone utilized a dust measuring device when turning to quantify the dust generated and evaluate dust mitigation strategies used in your shop?
10:42:57 From Randall Smith to Everyone:
Recommended World Wide Woodturners on Wednesday night at 7:pm Eastern time.  Go to web site, scroll down a bit and click on “Click To Go to Meeting”.  https://worldwidewoodturners.org/
10:49:22 From Jeff Hankinson, Barrhead, Alberta to Everyone:
Matthius Wandel recently posted a YouTube video on the topic of inexpensive effective shop air filters. He measures particulate counts as part of his procedure. https://youtu.be/rDZ9yUdM2wA   ‘This Old House’ also discusses the topic of Corsi Rosenthal filter Boxes on YouTube
10:49:23 From Mike Peace to Everyone:
https://www.mikepeacewoodturning.com/resources-3/my-woodturning-articles/
10:51:42 From Ken Vasko to Everyone:
https://www.frugalvacuumchuck.com/
10:53:06 From Dave Delo to Everyone:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203338588761?hash=item2f57eca259:g:looAAOSwLp1gbK-9
10:53:41 From Dave Delo to Everyone:
https://optrel.us/product/e3000x/
10:53:52 From Michael Brazeau to Everyone:
Dylos Corporation dylosproducts.com have a line of Air Quality Monitors.  You want to be able to measure at 1 micron and below level. That is the stuff going into your lungs.
10:58:38 From tim seiber to Everyone:
As a former math teacher and lover of geometry/polyhedrons I now see a new project for me.
10:59:06 From Ken Vasko to Everyone:
Your lucky students!
11:02:54 From Rich to Everyone:
That is really cool!  Thanks for the video also.
11:02:54 From tim seiber to Everyone:
Next up some Euclidean shapes?
11:03:14 From Randall Smith to Everyone:
Next a teseract!

Coffee Hour 103 – May 19, 2022. Woodturners weekly coffee hour #103 for May 19, 2022 Special guest Nick Cook joins the Hour. Enjoy!

About Nick, from his website (Nick Cook Woodturner – Woodturning Studio):

Nationally known woodturner, Nick Cook lives in Marietta, Georgia, where he owns and operates his studio. He grew up around his father’s woodworking equipment and became interested in the art of woodturning in the mid-70s after several years in furniture design and manufacture. A founding member of the American Association of Woodturners, Nick served six years on the board of directors, including one as vice president. In addition to creating one-of-a-kind pieces and his staple gift items, Nick teaches and lectures on various woodturning topics, has written articles for several woodworking magazines, and produced two woodturning videos. The primary materials that he now uses are maple, cocobolo, and tagua nuts. He employs a variety of woods, both domestic and exotic for his one-of-a-kind pieces. Nick’s work is marketed in gift shops and galleries from coast to coast and is included in numerous corporate and private collections. You can also find Nick selling his pieces at craft fairs in the Southeast.

Coffee Hour 104 – May 26, 2022. Woodturners weekly coffee hour #104 for May 26, 2022, kicking off Memorial Day Weekend here in the States, the unofficial start of summer. Enjoy!
Barry’s swing-away tailstock and Jim’s tailstock lift
Rich Colvin’s tricked-out Powermatic with hollowing rig, steady rest, laser cam
Bruce Lamb continues the vacuum chucking discussion with several useful gizmos
Coffee Hour 105 – June 2, 2022. Woodturners weekly coffee hour #105 for June 2, 2022. Show & Tell, Morse Tapers, and Burls…Enjoy!
Clifton’s presentation on turning Morse Tapers

Jim Bowman’s slideshow with excellent discussion of working burls and “imperfect: wood.

From the Chat Room:

10:01:50 From Robert Hodge to Everyone:
I’d definitely do virtual
10:02:33 From Robert Hodge to Everyone:
Id probably do $75 assuming the same quantity of demos.
10:03:36 From Randall Smith to Lancaster Area Woodturners(Direct Message):
John; Can I have a minute or two at the end of the meeting? Before everyone clicks off?

10:05:59 From Robert Hodge to Everyone:
Cindy Drozda charges $20 I believe and has them often. Usually over 50 people at least online at any given time.
10:19:56 From Rich Colvin to Everyone:
* Taper is 1° 25′ 49″ = 1.430278°
10:23:14 From Rich Colvin to Everyone:
I use a Beall collet chuck which is attached to a Morse Taper which is treaded to allow for a drawbar
10:26:56 From Jim L Bowman to Lancaster Area Woodturners(Direct Message):
I do have show and tell
10:34:42 From Robert Hodge to Everyone:
Hmm. I’ve got that same glass globe
10:46:44 From Baltimore Area Turners to Lancaster Area Woodturners(Direct Message):
I need to buzz out early today. FYI, I have put together the Vimeo how-to document with some help from our webmaster.
10:47:49 From Robert Hodge to Everyone:
Because of these cracks and voids in the burls can lead to places for water to enter which can rot out the inside. Burls are very much like a box of chocolates.
10:55:05 From Rich Colvin to Everyone:
I think thin matters more for a turner’s ego. Most pieces don’t demand it.
10:55:43 From Angelo to Everyone:
for me, thin is in
10:55:50 From Robert Hodge to Everyone:
I hear heavier items are more likely to be sold as well. People think it means it’s more durable.
10:57:43 From Randy Smith to Everyone:
I have seen globes with a flower inside. Idea!
10:58:36 From Ken Vasko to Everyone:
Heavier is more “rustic”
11:00:38 From Clifton to Lancaster Area Woodturners(Direct Message):
Thanks John, sorry I have to go, always interesting and inspiring…

Coffee Hour 106 – June 9, 2022. Woodturners weekly coffee hour #106 for June 9, 2022. This week included a thorough discussion of the Coffee Hour virtual enhancement proposal made to the Mid-Atlantic Woodturning Symposium,
Don Smith’s clever egg-timer project turned on two axes (Don’s notes are included below), and Bruce Lamb shows how he made a nifty coin bank for kids with the locking mechanism concealed inside a turned ladybug. This is a good Hour!.
Coffee Hour 107 – June 16, 2022. Woodturners weekly coffee hour #107 for June 16, 2022. The hour opens with coffee hour moderator John Kelsey’s new 8-minute video on sphericon boxes, plus Don Smith on router sleds, Barry on wig stands, Dux with more intriguingly layered turning blanks and projects, and Bill Majer with trucks and cars featuring lots of turned parts.

Coffee Hour 108 – June 23, 2022. Woodturners weekly coffee hour #108 for June 23, 2022. Dave Hout of Akron Ohio is a well-known woodturning teacher, demonstrator, and innovator. Dave, along with co-host Ernie Conover, was a student of Rudy Osolnik at Berea College. Today Dave joins the weekly Woodturners Coffee Hour to show slides of his lathe-turned work and to discuss turning, bowls, hollowing, woods, finishing, teaching, metal spinning, and his two seasons of DIY-channel TV shows about woodturning.
Coffee Hour 109 – June 30, 2022. Woodturners weekly coffee hour #109 for June 30, 2022. Highlights of the Woodturning Symposium (Drechselsymposium) in Germany and Toby Bouder discusses his dyed turnings.
Kai on the German woodturning symposium with 1700 attendees, 17 minutes.


Toby Bouder intro slideshow of his very colorful dyed turnings, 19 minutes.

Lots of photos of the German Woodturners‘ Seminar 2022 were published on the German woodturners‘ forum: https://www.drechsler-forum.de/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=153&t=62308

Japanese turner Eiko Tanaka’s website: https://eikotanaka.com/

Coffee Hour 110 – July 7, 2022. Woodturners weekly coffee hour #110 for July 7, 2022. Discussion of the mobile video prototyping for future symposium use and more!