Coffee Hour #41 – January 21, 2021: Alaskan woods; turned balusters for porch and deck; Mike’s new dust system; Bill’s big acorn; Angelo turns tricks for magicians; Randy’s knight of pens; Antique ball-n-vase trick; Russian dolls and that spear skew.
Coffee Hour #42 – January 28, 2021: Barry’s dead-accurate thread-cutting jig for the wood lathe; John’s 7-min baluster sketch and design video; Alan’s shop-made lathe speed control; that sphere problem; Charlie’s cracked bowl bottom and what dot do about it; Stephen’s long-hole boring mandrel from Axminster.
Coffee Hour #43 – February 4, 2021: lots of great information exchanged about jam chucks, steady rests, collet chucks and armrests, with a live jam-chuck demo by Ernie and a brilliant sphere-sanding solution from Barry.
Bob recommended sphere-turning videos by Thomas Haeckel: https://drechsler-wissen.de/how-to-turn-a-wooden-sphere-step-by-step/
Kai, who knows Haeckel, adds this link:
Thomas did a metal engineering training first, then worked in information technology and in retirement took up woodturning and metalworking again. He told us he likes woodturning best when it provides the opportunity and challenge to make some special jigs and fixtures in metal. He has his own website: https://drechsler-wissen.de/ and sells some of his fixtures through a German woodturning shop: https://www.drechselnundmehr.de/catalogsearch/result/?q=Thomas+H%C3%A4ckel.
Ray sends this link to these vacuum chucking notes: http://www.docgreenwoodturner.com/vacuumchuckspheres.html
and a very clever sphere-shadow turning method by David Reed Smith: Shadow Sphere Jig (davidreedsmith.com)
Coffee Hour #44 – February 11, 2021: Great coffee hour with 100% member-generated content, entirely about woodturning. Ron, safety reminder. Jeff, intro to duck calls and chucks. Bob, big tulip tree, want some? Roy, recent pieces. Garold, lacy sycamore. Doug, spheres sculpture. Ray, holding the work slideshow. Barry, shop made collet chuck.
Coffee Hour #45 – February 18, 2021: This week showed some new video and followups on our general topics of woodturning tools, techniques, and apparatus, especially shop-made gizmos. Angelo’s sphere turning method was a highlight, so we’ve separated that for your ease of viewing. We continued to go around the screen to ask all to show us what is currently being worked on. Thank you for the photos and examples of your own recent work!
From Kai: I looked up the “Minidrechsler” Hermann Straeten on the Internet. He has no homepage of his own, but if you google his name and go to picture search, you will find some of his work. Here is an example that shows some turnings and tools: https://www.drechsel-tage.de/?speaker=hermann-straetenHermann also does a lot of miniature objects for dollhouses (scale 1:12) like vases, plates, black forest clocks etc.
And finally, from the turning to tangents discussion, here are some diagrams pertaining to octagons and circles.
Coffee Hour #46 – February 25, 2021: This week continued with new video and followups on our general topics of woodturning tools, techniques, and shop-made gizmos. We also spoke a bit about the COVID vaccine.
Here’s Mike Zehr’s Lumberjocks post re his yarn ball winder project: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/417653
Here’s a link to the current issue of Judy’s corona virus newsletter, on her website:
Coffee Hour #47 – March 4, 2021: 47 brings us new video and discussion on our general topics of woodturning tools, techniques, and shop-made jigs, with special guest Mike Peace. Lots of content below, so enjoy!
Put your foot on the gas and head to YouTube: look for Mike Peace and his incredible array of videos. Our only disappointment is that he’s a few hundred miles south of us – we’d love to have him as permanent in-person member of LAW!
Here’s Randy’s list pf pen-turning resources:
Pen Turning Web site: International Association of Penturners – https://www.penturners.org/
Exotic Blanks https://www.exoticblanks.com/
Arizona Silhouette https://www.arizonasilhouette.com/
Penn State Industries https://www.pennstateind.com/
Craft Supplies https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/
Kallenshaan Woods https://www.kallenshaanwoods.com
Sanding Jig Supplier
Rick Herrell email@example.com
MSC – drill bits https://www.mscdirect.com/
Little Machine Shop https://littlemachineshop.com/default.php