I am now using a “Drill Brush” to clean up my power carvings. To remove wood fuzz, etc. It is a good cheap alternative to a “3M Roloc Bristle Disc”. See above photo.
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Here is the blank cutting process that I use to get the most out of hardwood kiln dried boards for woodturning.
I am documenting this process for my students. This is how I determine the price I charge students for kiln dried blanks. Continue reading Carl’s Kiln Dried Wood Process
I always recommend “AnchorSeal CLASSIC” when people ask me about Green Wood Sealer!
It is manufactured by UC Coatings in Buffalo, NY. They manufacture two versions of the stuff.
1. AnchorSeal Classic for …, Woodturning Blanks, …
2. AnchorSeal 2 for … A more environmentally friendly version of AnchorSeal Classic.
I DO NOT like AnchorSeal 2. AnchorSeal Classic works better on logs and blanks for Woodturning. Most turners seem to agree with me.
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I purchased the magnetic tool holders in the photos of my studio from Amazon. They are Master Magnetics brand. You can get black or silver ones.
I often finish the bottoms on my bowls and hollow forms by parting down to a 1″ tenon and then sawing thru the tenon with the LATHE STOPPED! See photo above.
I recommend using a saw designed to cut wet green wood. A saw with big teeth. With lots of “set” in the teeth.
Beware! The lathe MUST BE STOPPED! Do not use anything with teeth with the lathe running! Do not use anything with out tool rest support!
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On 5/6/2022 I moved my www.carlford.us Website & Blog from GoDaddy to SiteGround.
I am now ONLY using www.carlford.us
My email is still firstname.lastname@example.org
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