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  1. 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,


  2. 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.


  3. 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.




  4. 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. 




  5. 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.




  6. 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?


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


    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.

  9. 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.


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