Dick, things must be reeallly slow for you to clone yourself! Is that so you can answer back when you talk to yourself? Personally I have been trying to leave some bandwidth for pictures from he who shall not be named! }> Think we'll ever see them?
Faceplate 1- Nat edge ambrosia maple, I christened it with this new sanding sealer, what a mistake. I sanded some off, got disgusted and set it aside.
Faceplate 2 - Nat edge Ash, big no problems but when sanded out, just off center on the inside there is a square patch of bright white that looks like none of the other wood on the bowl. It don't look natural, looks like a goof. And it really looks bad under that Clear Deft Finish, really bad. So, I sanded some off, got disgusted and set it aside, and then sanded all down, recut the interior and it still looked like crap. So I hit it with an aniline dye, 50% red mahog/50% red maple, and there it sits
Faceplate 3- Maple crotch lidded bowl, only I muffed the lid ;) so now, it's a short vase. This one's in reach of being finished, right after I make a jam chuck
Faceplate 4- See the willow thread, seems like 3 weeks ago I started cutting on this bowl. Wet stuff, still wet. I've trued this bowl 10 times, at about 3/4" thick I'm starting to think the bear ate me, it's gotta good crack goin on the bottom, might be fatal. But with that in mind, I did what any wood bo...errr would be turner would do and slapped a 40 grit pad on the 5" ROS and went to town. That cured it and after sanding up a couple of grits I hit it with the Deft and it sucked it up BIG! Sluuuuurp, gone, but it seems to have helped, I'll check it in a day or two as if it matters, can't cut it anymore.
Faceplate 5- It's doin the glue up thing on white ash.
So I either gotta get moving, order more faceplates, find and use my spur center or devise a few projects that I can half finish using my chucks.
Cracks me up too.
But I think and hope that tick has been removed.
As for activity, Dick, I'll have you know my weekend "plans" went to chit. No engine pulled. So 4 sheets of MDF became 320 L Ft. of 4 1/4" baseboard molding in 100 degrees of dripping sweat. For Chris' new (previously owned) house.
But he was more pooped then me at the end. }>
(Gotta work them youngins hard, you know?) :7
I did turn and look at the lathes several times.
Does that count as "turnin"? :P