Recent content by Chris Barton

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    Inflation, Stagflation, Recession, and Woodworking

    I'm way behind on the American Federal Period desk project (but will post an update soon) but, with all the news about the economy lately can't help but wonder about our corner of the economic pie. Most of us are amateur woodworkers and we tend to spend discretionary funds on supplies and...
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    IWF plans anyone???

    I know with IWF some seven months in the future it's probably not in anyones plans yet but, I had the great fortune to meet several of our most illustrious members at the IWF 2 years ago. I'm planning to attend, if anyone else is we should have a wild party, er, I mean "social event." Anyone...
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    American Federal Period Desk: Installment 1

    Well, this will be a little different in as far as I've never done a work in progress kind of "serial" post. As many of you know I do as much flatwork as I do lathe work and often combine the two. This thread will detail from beginning to end my construction of a Federal Period style desk...
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    Workshop Heat

    I know that many of you are like me in that your shop area doesn't have dedicated heat or air. Mine is in my basement where it stays between 58* - 78* year round because of the thermal mass of the earth. I just recently bought one of these heaters from Tractor Supply and it has been great! It...
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    Long-term Review Oneway 1224

    Hi Folks, Nearly a year ago I bought a new Oneway 1224 to replace my Jet VSmini. I have had many questions over that period of time asking me if the Oneway was worth the money and if there were any issues that I noticed so, I thought I would post a short review of my baby lathe. In general...
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    Tiger Maple Hutch

    I started this project a year ago and just finished it a couple of weeks ago. The hutch is entirely from tiger maple for exterior wood, pine for the back of the upper section and poplar for the drawer interiors. These pictures are from a week ago and doesn't show all the "hardware" since I...
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    Tractor Gloat

    I took delivery of the Kubota BX24 TLB with 60" belly blade this past Tuesday. So far, it's been better than I expected. Thanks to all those that contributed "tractor wisdom" during my selection process. And, here are some pictures...
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    I need some shotgun help please...

    Tonight I bought my frist new firearm in over 30 years and I have a question that the manual nor my experience addresses. My new gun is a Yildiz 12ga over and under and will accept 3" magnum shell. I've never owned a shotgun that will fire 3" shells before and the two old shotguns I have now...
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    Oneway 1224 modifications

    I got a Oneway 1224 as a replacement for my old Jet VS mini this year and while I've liked the machine beyond compare, it did have a short coming. The base of the 1224 is all steel and has two shelves but, they are open to the elements and I found that I tended to fill them with chips. So, I...
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    Arrowmont

    This summer I took a class with Alan Lacer at Arrowmont and got a chance to become friends with both Alan and his assistant for that class, Jim Bliss. Jim was teaching two courses this fall, one at JC Campbell and one at Arrowmont and asked that I be the assistant instructor at both. While I...
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    I love pears...

    Especially Bradford Pear, as in trees since they are: 1) nearly everywhere 2) prone to wind damage and are often then cut down 3) Nearly a perfect wood for green turnings All of the BP I've turned has been a plesant experience. The wood responds well to tooling and cuts beautifully, is...
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    The Price is Right, right?

    I got a bid from Morton Buildings to build a two story barn (30'x50'), concrete slab floor on first level, built to insulation and subfloor on second level, insulation R19 for the walls and R30 for ceiling, clear span truses so no lally posts, insulated windows and doors, etc. Morton's is...
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    Are you into Queens?

    Queen Ann that is. This is a candle table that I made largely by turning although a little flatwork was involved as well. I wanted this to be my first project post here but, finished it while the site was down. Just the legs were done using flat skills all the rest turned from some scrap curly...
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    Wanna see HOT SEXY vidoes?

    Well, sexy to me anyway... Check out the Robert Sorby site and look at the instructional and demonstration videos. Incredible information on how to PROPERLY use the tools I have been abusing for the past 2 years... www.robert-sorby.co.uk/
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