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Re: new members why not sign up and introduce yourself here :D

Postby underground » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:04 pm

Bienvenue bryan, no need to apologise! I can't speak for everyone else, but I can assure you, your English is very much better than my French, I understood you perfectly well :D
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Postby bryan » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:30 am

;-)

thanks this is a pict about my first spoon i made .. in french the name of this wood is : bouleau , i don't know in english ....
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i'ave finished with sand paper ... :oops:
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Postby Heinrich H » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:51 am

Les bouleaux font partie de la famille des Bétulacées.


With other words; It is birch.
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Postby bryan » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:56 am

merci :roll:
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Postby robin wood » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:10 am

C'est tres bien

I hope that means its very nice, but its a long time since I used my schoolboy French.
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Postby bryan » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:23 am

i robin wood , it is because of you that I wanted to begin the spoon , your videos !
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Postby woodchubber » Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:56 pm

Salut Bryan,
I have a little spoon like that which I was washing only yesterday. Should that be-"J'ai lavé mon petit cul hier" ? , I'm sure that's what a french guy told me but I'm not the best at spelling.
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Postby bryan » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:14 pm

that's very funny !!! :D :D :D :D

tu a donc la rainette ... ;-)
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Postby jacob » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:11 pm

Just joined. Hello all!
I'm a joiner specialising in traditional stuff and conservation, but interested in green woodwork in both senses; green wood and sustainability. I have modern machines but try to do hand work as much as poss. Haven't got as far as a pole lathe yet, still using my Arundel J4.

Would like to know - is there a particular way of sharpening gouges without power assistance? How did George Lailey do it? Just the old familiar oil stone or are there tricks?

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PS I found my way here from UK Woodwork having asked a question about David Pye's fluting engine, and found the answer here . Thanks
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New member from Illinois, USA

Postby blloyd » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:04 pm

Hello all,
I have been using hand tools for about 5 years now and I love it. I got started using hand tools after looking through some hand tool enthusiast websites in addition to the Old Tools List (home of the self described "Galoots"). I have a small basement shop that I am still outfitting with basic shop items such as tool cabinets, a saw till, a clamp rack, in addition to other basics that I have (as opposed to leaving them disorganized on my cluttered workbench or on the floor!) I have been researching pole lathes and after looking through some of Roy Underhill's books, I have decided to get started on a lathe based on one of the plans in his book, which he says is German in origin. Anyway, I have been searching through this site and decided to join; it looks like a great place to meet some people and learn about turning. I have never done it before, even on a powered lathe, so I am sure that I have a lot to learn!

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Postby Robin Fawcett » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:41 am

Hi Bryan - welcome to the Forum

In Roy's latest book there are plans for making the lathe which Evan Siembida has posted about elsewhere in this forum . . .

http://www.bodgers.org.uk/bb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=560&p=2614&hilit=Roy+Underhill#p2614

What is a saw till ?
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Postby blloyd » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:31 am

Thank you Robin! I saw some of Evan's posts and I think that is what I am going for! His lathe looks great, and I hope to follow his path. I may tweak some of the dimensions since Roy's plans call for a lower lathe bed, whereas I think the plans on this site indicate that the top of the lathe bed should be equal to the top of the user's hip bone. I think it would be more comfortable for me to be standing up straight without any lean. Plus, I am not sure how long of a stroke I should try for with the treadle design. Does the number of revolutions per second (on a 1-1/2 diameter spindle) determine the quality of the end result, or is the quality (smoothness, refinement of finish) dependent more on the sharpness of the tools and proper technique/skills? For spindle turning, is there a certain number of revolutions per stroke that is optimal?

A saw till is an open-front cabinet that holds handsaws for organization and easy access (including backsaws). It and some of the other projects that I am building for my shop are partly for the utility of the item, and also partly for the practice that I need to improve my skills. For instance, Roy's plans for the lathe require wedged mortise and tenon joints, which I haven't done yet. The saw till and the cabinet I am building now require dovetails, which I can do by hand but need more practice!

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Postby kwadams » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:30 am

Bryan--

I see you are in the US. You might contact Ernie Conover as he is the one who built Roy's "new" lathe (along with his apprentice, Evan, who is mentioned in that other post). I emailed Ernie not knowing if I would get a response and he couldn't have been more helpful. If you are interested, send me a PM with your email and I will forward the email he sent me listing dimensions and many more photos of the lathe. I was concerned about how high to make the long side support (tail stock side) and the pivoting piece above as Roy's seems too low from the dimensions in his new book. Ernie also advised about building it from heavier timber, which I planned to do anyway. If you are interested in a road trip, Ernie's shop (he runs a great woodworking school there) is just out side the Cleveland area.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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Re: new members why not sign up and introduce yourself here :D

Postby Rebecca Rendell » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:46 pm

Hello there!
My name is Rebecca Rendell and I am new to this site....Thanks to my friend Adrian Oakley Hills I am now absolutely happy as a pig in .....
when on the lathe!!!
I am just starting my journey with wood and look forward to learning ...probably for the rest of my life about it...
Look forward to picking the brains of some of the experts...
And joining this new community..
Many Thanks for this Superb site.
Love Rebecca xx
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Postby Rubin » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:56 pm

I have been making and selling spoons for a number of years. What began as a pleasant past time has evolved into a full blown obsession. I now make bows, thumb sticks, bowls and spoons. Any money I make I buy more hand tools.

I look forward to reading and hopefully discussing some of the subjects found on this forum.

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