Tool Review: Silky Gomboy Saw
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas
I have been using a Japanese Silky Gomboy Folding Saw for some time. Now, I know this is not a turning tool, however, I think most turners will find this to be a handy tool to have around. I am more of a western saw type of guy so I was a bit skeptical of this saw. I have heard good things about Silky saws, so I bought one to find out how it could help my turning.
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Demonstrating Turning with Belaying Pins
By Temple Blackwood
This month, Temple discusses his turning demonstrations that he does regularly every Summer at the Wilson Museum in Castine, ME, as part of the "Living History" project. He specifically discusses his step by step process of his "belaying pins" project, and then goes into details of planning a demonstration on the Highland blog.
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CLICK HERE to read Temple's General Information and Check List for preparing for a turning demonstration:
Turning Inspiration from a Grand Piano
By Bill Rosener
Do you know an inspiring artist? Maybe the next Van Gogh or Monet? If so, your artist might be looking for something to hold their drawing instruments (crayons)! A grand piano shaped holder makes an exciting and innovative way for artist to hold crayons, colored pencils, etc. This holder combined with a box of crayons makes a great birthday or Christmas present for those young ones in your life - without a huge investment in time.
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This month we are featuring the woodturning projects of Rodney Miller, a disabled veteran who doesn't have any of his own turning tools, but makes use of the nearby TechShop.
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This month, Phil has a solution for always finding a pencil in your shop when you need one!
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