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lionslair
lionslair
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Last Activity: Today, 12:11 AM
Joined: 02-27-2017
Location: East Texas - halfway between Tyler and Houston.
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  • Bob Langan, Steve Reed and Rusty Peterson Wow what a batch to get today. Just drove in the driveway and got the mail less than 20 minutes ago. I plan on my tree Tuesday. Mine should be rolling in soon - paperwork says Monday. :-)...
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  • I use my 14" Delta wood since I got it for my lathe 25 years ago I suppose. The extended (might be taller) height moved the standard saw into a Bowl Saw. Cutting up logs and bowl blanks. Love that chunk of iron along with the 75 year old lathe.
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  • lionslair
    replied to A way to do the eye
    I advise one at a time. Two reasons - One stays good if there is a goof up. Total blind (gauge) if done twice....
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  • lionslair
    commented on a Visitor Message From Buffalo Bif
    Martin Eastburn 4559 Ted Trout Dr Lufkin, TX 75904-6644 Thank you - you get one Monday/Tuesday.
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  • lionslair
    replied to 2019 Ornament Swap * official thread
    All of mine went out yesterday. Should be getting them Monday, but I'd be looking harder Tuesday. It is the Office and in a small town. We ship our mail 200+ miles away to find a sorting facility. I have tracking if needed. Two nice and special ones sent out - dual discipline Wood and Resin...
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  • Buffalo Bif
    Buffalo Bif posted a Visitor Message for lionslair
    Please pm me your addy for the ornament swap.

    Brian Ferguson
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  • Looks like cutting MMWM here and there might give a ragged edge. Much more and you get a paint brush fiber line. I looked at the mountain men my great uncle carved and got a fright - a broken leg that was fixed. I think it was 60 years ago or more and not in the design. But the clothes seemed clear...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Thanksgiving Moose
    I think the smiling moose would fit on the lower branch of the sets Dad brought home from Alaska. He was TDY (for 4 days with bad radio causing radar (dad's excuse (DAD: ATT/Western Electric/Bell Labs at the time) ) backing up the radio man who was full time Air force [ under the finger of the commander...
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  • A good book - paper back - is "Band Saw Handbook" by Mark Duginske. He goes through the whole ball of wax from crate to cutting different shapes. Teaches blades and what to do it they 'wander' and maybe fall off. I bought it years ago on Amazon, maybe there still or ebay resell (also...
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  • I use Timberwolf blades on my Delta. They are fantastic. They have hardened tips so they attack hard wood with ease and don't burn like common blades might.
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  • Bob has it. I have both types. My metal is laying over - heavy and lazy and slow. My wood one is perky, upright and is a Delta 14" and fast. Burning wood is pinching the blade. I have wood and metal lathes as well as a small mill and two surface grinders. So when it is cool, I can work in...
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  • lionslair
    replied to CA Glue
    Many years ago when I flew 2M glide panes on the west cost we used "Bob Smith Industries" they had Mil Spec and very special CA. I found an old (since 80's )information booklet and discovered their web page and amazon sales as well. He supported the hobby from hand gliders to large planes...
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  • lionslair
    replied to A way to do the eye
    Color blind - are the 'hex' array in sun glasses 'as seen on TV' and A principal got some type and bought one for a student... Might be scattering of light that these new 'hex' lenses (like a honey comb across) tends to cut out light scatter. Might investigate. Martin (so far so good....)
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  • lionslair
    replied to 2019 Ornament Swap * official thread
    Thanks Bob - until we win the 'big one' or glide the silver path to heaven we will be here. But if the creek rises.... :-)

    Got a bright idea for the "Woodcarving" one. So far so good - Something in modern lore.
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  • lionslair
    replied to Carving Mallets
    I don't have one, but if you look at the big end and then small end - it is a sloped surface larger further from the shoulder that is swinging the wacker. A hammer is sand papered flat on glass and it is power in the flat end. The long surface allows over and under strikes and a better working angle...
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  • lionslair
    replied to My Oil Myth be Busted
    Turners - wood turning - Bake wood (drive out water) then put wood into a resin (epoxy) tank and pull a vacuum slowly as the bubbles form foam. Releasing and increasing the vac as the time progresses - keeping the foamed resin in check. After some time, they take it out and bake the wood. This helps...
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  • I used to run a group that was both quality, inspection, and specs.... Years ago. Before Web. Any case, we discovered tired eyes or mind issue when reviewing and checking specs before customers handle them. Spec on multi-million product means business. The mind tends to gloss over what it is 'used'...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Beeswax Finish
    In wood turning they use turtle wax - dries hard and with a shine... They also use turtle wax polishing paste - very fine grit to clean up the wood (some use 6000 grit for that). Wax tends to pick up but there are hard waxes and Bee is a soft wax. Try out and test.

    My great Uncle's...
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  • lionslair
    replied to 2019 Ornament Swap * official thread
    Got them - been working on them. More work to do. Thanks!...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Pile of Wood
    Myrtle and Madrone are closely related so I hear. Madrone is a flowering tree with skin , no bark. Large leaves and from what I heard has been around since Redwoods were shoots. Very old tree. It flows in all directions putting on high stress into logs. Turning some larger chunks typically popped...
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