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by Curt Fuller
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Happy Goldfish BOC Box
Replies: 3
Views: 7

Re: Happy Goldfish BOC Box

That is so cool Dick. Carving the rubber stamp was a great idea. That's going to put a smile on some kids face that needs something to smile about.
by Curt Fuller
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: 5 hour roughout...completed
Replies: 2
Views: 5

Re: 5 hour roughout...completed

Well it was certainly worth all the time and effort. It's a beauty, and a beast. Looks like you might have filled some of the cracks with brass?
by Curt Fuller
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Bye way of introduction.
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: Bye way of introduction.

Please tell me you're just new here, not new to woodturning! Wow, that a beautiful first post if ever I've seen one. And welcome aboard. Looking forward to more of this eye candy.
by Curt Fuller
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Beautiful Bowl/Terrible Pic
Replies: 12
Views: 90

Re: Beautiful Bowl/Terrible Pic

Good looking bowl. Walnut is one of the only woods I've given up on putting a glossy finish on. I've found that a nice Mahoney or danish oil pops the beautiful wood just right. Every little flaw will show up with a shiny finish, both in the photographs and in real life. But it's a matter of taste I ...
by Curt Fuller
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Rattlesnake basket
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Rattlesnake basket

This basket is a little different than most of the patterned, geometric designs that are common in Native American baskets. This is my own rendition combined from looking at several of these "rattlesnake" baskets from the Kumeyaay people of the far southwest, southern California and the Baja area of...
by Curt Fuller
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Other Woodworking Projects
Topic: Wedding Board
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Wedding Board

I don't think I've ever heard of a wedding board until now but it's an interesting idea. Do wedding guests sign it in place of the book that's common at weddings? And a witch and a punk, I would love to be at that wedding!
by Curt Fuller
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Can this marriage survive?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Can this marriage survive?

At the risk of falling in to the "dark side," I looked a the burning pens made for the basket illusion and there were two sizes. Which size did you get or did you get both? Jim, I got both the 1/8" and the 3/16" beading pens from PJL Enterprises http://www.carvertools.com/op1pens.htm (this guy is a...
by Curt Fuller
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Murmuration- Winner TOTW 2-18-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 238

Re: Murmuration- Winner TOTW 2-18-2018

Mike, congrats on the TOTW and all the accolades you've been getting for this beauty. This has really grabbed a lot of attention. As a side note, this weekend I've had a flock of starlings in my trees eating the last of the viginia creeper berries. On your next starling murmuration you might include...
by Curt Fuller
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: An other basket
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: An other basket

A few years ago I tried to turn some Willow, it was so stringy and I got so much tear out that I moved on and didn’t finish it. So I’m amazed that you are beading it! Curt, if this were anything other than a basket illusion, the flat spots would drive me nuts. But since it is emulation something ot...
by Curt Fuller
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Pewa Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 100

Re: Pewa Practice

Jim that's as good of a pewa as I've seen. Then entire bowls is beautiful. And congrats on the cover over at WOW too!
by Curt Fuller
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Another Copy
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Another Copy

Steve, I've looked at so many Indian baskets and basket illusions in the last couple months but the only place I recall seeing this is Harvey's and now yours. Both are incredible but I think I like the richer colors in yours. You guys have set the bar so high that an old fart like me won't live long...
by Curt Fuller
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Shot in the Dark
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Shot in the Dark

I can just see some kid with a single shot .410 taking a shot at a chattering squirrel that's sitting in the crotch of this walnut tree. He missed of course and the squirrel gave him one of those laughing chatters as it disappeared up the tree. Now I have to be honest. I just can't get excited about...
by Curt Fuller
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Swirly maple burl
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Swirly maple burl

Not sure how I missed this when you originally posted it. This is an incredible bowl. I really like the void part of it and how that peninsula piece just kind of hangs out there by itself. Pieces of wood like this always leave you wondering how it's going to look and whether you stopped to soon or t...
by Curt Fuller
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Can this marriage survive?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Can this marriage survive?

Thanks all of you for your comments. A few days after I also posted a picture of this on WOW and facebook I got a message from a nice person that I don't know (a lesson on the power of the internet and allowing anyone to see your facebook posts) about my tongue in cheek joke about the longevity of a...
by Curt Fuller
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: An other basket
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: An other basket

Do you have a exhaust fan to keep the smoke alarm from going off?? You are burning up a storm. Like what you did with the green wood but can imagine the tear out of Cottonwood. Doing great 2thumbsup . Are there any pictures of Anasazi baskets anywhere. Was on the Utah site with lots of history but ...
by Curt Fuller
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: An other basket
Replies: 9
Views: 111

An other basket

The shape of this basket is loosely inspired by some very old Anasazi baskets in a collection at the Utah museum of Natural History. The design on it is just my doodling. The wood is cottonwood and it actually had some pretty nice character before I messed with it. I've always liked turning wood tha...
by Curt Fuller
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Splits and cracks, but not a leg in sight!
Replies: 14
Views: 136

Re: Splits and cracks, but not a leg in sight!

Les, the oak that you get your hands on over there is just beautiful. And leaving all the inclusions and cracks is what makes me like it so much. Then you go and turn my favorite style bowl from it. This is exactly the kind of turning that drew me into this art and keeps me in it. I love this piece!...
by Curt Fuller
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Big [really big] Beautiful Grizzly Beast
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Big [really big] Beautiful Grizzly Beast

That looks like a lot of iron! Hope it serves you well.
by Curt Fuller
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: 2018...so far
Replies: 14
Views: 130

Re: 2018...so far

I don't think I've turned that many bowls in my life. I know I haven't turned than many beauties like those. Good luck!
by Curt Fuller
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Can this marriage survive?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Can this marriage survive?

Steve Mawson wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:47 pm
then I read where you don't follow the directions :bonk: :bonk: , they are to make the journey easier silly :o .
:lol: :lol: :lol: Like I said in another post, some of us have to pee on the electric fence ourselves. Besides, I couldn't find any strawberries. ;)
by Curt Fuller
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Can this marriage survive?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Can this marriage survive?

Thanks you guys. I'll get around to signing this but I was anxious to post a picture and it still needs a little finishing up. You ready for some more drawings? thanks: Jim Jim I have a couple designs I've drawn up myself that I'm going to try next. Right now I'm waiting on some wood to dry out. I f...
by Curt Fuller
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Can this marriage survive?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Can this marriage survive?

This is my latest attempt at a basket illusion. I've drawn so much help for this from so many people. Thanks to Jim Adkins and Steve Mawson for pointing me in the Indian basket direction, Harvey Meyer for his great youtube videos on how to prepare the blank and do the beading, Bill Boehme for info o...
by Curt Fuller
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Elm Bowl?
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Elm Bowl?

I'd also say that's elm. It has the ziggly kind of grain like all the elm I've ever turned. As for the foot, back when I first began turning I came across the work of Bob Stocksdale. It was something that I liked then and still do whenever I see a shape that reminds me of it. He did a lot of very pr...
by Curt Fuller
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: 1st post/ton of questions.(Canadian input please)
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: 1st post/ton of questions.(Canadian input please)

Welcome John. There are many good chucks available nowadays. I'm not familiar with your particular lathe but you'll need to first know what the spindle size is. Most common are 1" x 8 threads per inch (tpi) and 1 1/4" x 8tpi.You can get about any chuck to fit those spindles. I would suggest either a...
by Curt Fuller
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: No winter this year.
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: No winter this year.

We haven't gotten much precip at all. I just saw a chart that said my local area was 55% of normal. Most of that came at about Christmas time. We have some dry winters now and then but what makes this one strange to me is how warm it is. I spent the last two days out working in my yard trimming bush...