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  1. That is awesome!!! So glad that it has worked its way into a livable situation. Michael
  2. I may get haters for this, however.... I am not vaccinated and for a multitude of reasons that are legitimate to me. That being said, I am coming closer to understanding what the attributes and the pitfalls are to the vaccination and am coming closer getting it in the near future. My wife is vaccinated because she is in the medical profession. What I find curious is the medical field is saying that a person that has been vaccinated can still contract COVID19, although their symptoms will be greatly reduced, however they still have the ability to spread this virus. So my question is, "Why are we lifting the mask mandates?" I do apologize for the controversy, Michael
  3. A few things I've figured out so far. I am planning to weld them together and putting a roof on it. Being in Maine, I plan on insulating the heck out of it. Probably closed cell spray foam. As for your compressor/dust collector room, I would highly recommend either a cyclone style or adding an inline separator for the system you choose. This will help with disposing of larger particles MUCH easier. Also look into making an overhead air filtration system to you shop to remove the fine particals. The will help keep you around a lot longer. Thank you for your insight. It will help. Michael
  4. Mikechell, Looking into building a shop to replace the old one. At the moment I'm thinking 3 shipping containers on piers. Any advice? Things you would have changed, things you would add or subtract, multiply or divide? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Michael
  5. 5-14-19 The Painted Trilliums are just starting to bloom. Michael
  6. Hike in with portage pond. It is a quiet place. Michael
  7. Wow, that is awesome to hear! Michael
  8. My last spalted bowl had a couple of soft spots in it. A member of our woodworking group had mentioned something called "Wood Hardener" by Minwax. Really interesting stuff. Definitely firms up the wood so you can turn it. Although I did find it tough on sandpaper. Not sure if I didn't let it set/harden long enough because it had a tendency to gum up the paper as it heated up. Michael
  9. Mark, I meant to ask if you found any of that bowl to be a bit too soft/punky? I've tried a couple of spalted pieces only to find them too far gone and quite difficult to work with. Michael
  10. Mark, WOW!!! I really mean to say WOW!!! That is absolutely gorgeous. 20" is huge. Did you do it on the outboard or are you able to get that inside the centers? Michael
  11. With the tool rest in place, it sounds just like the prop on an airboat. Kinda cool and has an enormous pucker factor. Michael
  12. Mikechell, This is today's progress. It is just half of the cube. Michael
  13. HUGE GONGRATS on some sleep! That is good to hear. Michael
  14. Started my next tri-corner bowl. At just shy of 16", this is the largest diameter bowl I will have attempted. This is what it looks like at 600rpm.
  15. Hey Mikechell, A trick that works well for when I make knitting needles. You will need a chuck on the drive side and a clamping system on the live center. I have a multi tip live center that I can use as a jam chuck. Then you can gently pull it apart rather than having inward pressure on the wand as you get thinner. This trick really cuts down on the harmonic disturbance. These are my most recent knitting needles that I made using this technique. These needles are a little over 10" long and approx. 3/16" thick. Michael
  16. Good looking wand turnings. Curious if you have tried any multi axis turnings. I wonder what it would look like on a wand and what kind if work it would take to do it? Michael
  17. Am I the only one that finds it peculiar that this young man has his lathe in a bomb shelter? Is that to protect the neighborhood for when things go wrong? Michael
  18. Huge congrats guys!!! I personally never took it up, however I remember my Dad saying giving up cigarettes it was the must difficult thing he ever did in his entire life. Michael
  19. Thank you Mikechell, I did cut the blank before I turned it. I was trying something different to get the winged look and figured it would be easier to cut first and ask questions later. Niveker, Thank you for the compliment. I originally did that to keep the strength, however a lot of people have commented on it for its beauty.
  20. My latest. I though it came out well. It is by far the best finish I have done on a bowl thus far. Michael
  21. I agree with Moshup, natural Muskrat, I personally would add some rusty red or burnt orange Rabbit to the equation. Michael
  22. Noahguide, I can hear it like it was yesterday... "Go to the corner and you stay there until I say you can come out!!!" If your corner was in my world back then, I wouldn't have any problem with going there. Michael
  23. Silvercreek, WOW, that is the best description I have seen yet on dear/elk hair from a hide. Thank you for that. I like to use the #5 hocks for Elk Hair Caddis. It doesn't flair anywhere near as much, so you don't have a bulky looking fly, but it floats like a cork in smaller sizes. Michael
  24. Poopdeck, Your flies came out fantastic. Look extremely fishy. Your dry looks as though you used a quill for the body. Curious what you used to cover the body? Michael
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