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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Oak Harbor Washington on Whidbey Island

    I found this real informative & enjoyable

    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Austin, Texas
    Bart, thanks for posting.

    Stu, excellent videos as usual. Thanks for a nice tutorial.
    Charlie Plesums, Austin Texas
    (Retired early to become a custom furnituremaker)
    Lots of my free advice at

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Cape Cod, Ma.
    Like Charlie said. Great find Bart and great tutorial Stu! Really enjoyed watching it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Having met Eli and seen him demonstrate many of these techniques, I can attest to the fact that Stu did a good job of re-telling the stories.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    As they said on Laugh In, "Vedy Interessting."
    I really enjoyed each of the videos. Thanks for calling them to my attention.

    I have never done a convex edge in sharpening. I am going to try it.

    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Thanks to both Bart and Stu... very good videos and informative too..
    Sharpening is one of the toughest parts of my turning... I don't have a slow speed grinder or the oxide wheels... I actually do most of my sharpening on a 1 inch belt sander from HF... periodically I take the tools over to a good friend's house, take up his time and use his sharpening grinder... he has the raptor's and all the set up so I can reshape my tools after I've sharpened them on the belt a few times... I do have a high speed, but not the right wheels... In a video by Kirk DeHeer he mentions that I could use the high speed grinder with the oxide wheels, being careful to watch the heat buildup....
    Last edited by Chuck Ellis; 08-12-2011 at 03:46 PM.
    Tellico Plains, TN
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Thanks for sharing Bart and to you Stu.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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