Keeping in touch July 16, 2020

There are two submissions today.
– Mel Genge has a video on how to make a pepper mill.
– Al Bakke has two items for sale.


Mel’s video that was discussed in the last post is now available on our YouTube Channel.


If you need a vacuum pump for your shop this is the deal for you.
Al Bakke has an oil based pump for sale that is a larger capacity and runs quietly.
Al also has an older air compressor that is in great shape. It has a 1.5 HP motor with a tank, wheels and handle.
Contact Al at (306) 343-1355 if you are interested.

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Keeping in Touch, July 14, 2020.

We have a couple of entries in today’s Keeping in Touch.

– Bernard Nagel turned a vase and some tulips.
– Mel Genge has finished another set of grinders.


One of my neighbours cut down some trees this spring and I got a piece of some kind of poplar I think. I turned the vase when it was still green and finished it with Danish oil after a month or more of drying. I made some more tulips from maple and finished them with aniline dye and a final coat of Minwax polycrylic to give them a nice shine.

Bernard


I was telling Trent that I was going to make a new set of mills for my son Shawn, and Trent said “Why don’t we make a video of you making them.” There will be an announcement in the blog when the video is ready. These are the final pair of grinders from my project. I had taken them to Listowel Trophies on 1st Avenue in Saskatoon and had some laser engraving done on them. They are finished with Watco oil and buffed.

Mel

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Keeping in touch, July 10, 2020

We have two items for today’s keeping in touch.
– Trent Watts and Gary Von Kuster produced a video on how to make a bowl from a chunk of tree. Included are instructions on how to use a deep fluted gouge.
– Rick Hounjet sent in pictures of two dyed bowls.


I was interested in trying to help members who wanted a class on how to use a deep fluted gouge. Because of Covid-19 it has not been possible to hold ‘hands on’ classes. I thought it might be useful to dust off the ‘Tree to Bowl’ class I have given at Lee Valley. Gary agreed to come over and do the camera work so I could prepare a video of the class. We put it on the HCT YouTube channel so you can check it out when you get a chance.
Trent


Rick Hounjet’s purple dyed Box Elder Burl with a Tung Oil Finish.

Rick’s second bowl is Box Elder as well. This one is dyed yellow and has some decorative burning.

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