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post #21 of 31 Old 12-31-2011, 08:47 PM
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I don't like cheese so I make Grilled Peanut butter. Will probably have some tomorrow for lunch.
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I don't like cheese so I make Grilled Peanut butter. Will probably have some tomorrow for lunch.
A good quality crunchy almond butter with banana slices in there works well also.
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I'm hoping to finish the roughing gouge video tomorrow. It's been one of those projects where everything that can go wrong has gone wrong.
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I'll be looking forward to it. This skew video has helped me figure it out. Turns out, I was doing it wrong and didn't even know it :(
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A good quality crunchy almond butter with banana slices in there works well also.
Don't forget the bacon.

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Kenbo, you come long way in very short period. Some nice beads and ball turning.

Think John did an excellent job of explaining and demonstrating on his video covered everything from holding tool, control, and body movement. Thanks for sharing John.
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nicely done, Ken

I'm a few chapters behind you in learning the skew ... have to watch John's videos two or three more times before I'll feel confident to try beads and coves (but I am getting the hang of it for slimline pens).

Sharpening it seemed to make a big difference!

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I agree with you guys. I just went to the John Lucas youtube section and it is totally awesome. Thank you John Lucas for making these videos. They are professional, educational, and very easy to understand. So many times I have "youtubed" or googled these very basic things with mediocre results and here you are explaining them all. You make it very easy to grasp so you can take it right to the lathe. Thank you again. I am definitely a subscriber!
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Have no problem with carbide tipped tools, from what have been reading not much of a learning curve to them. Everybody from novice to master turner enjoys them. They definitely have a place in your kit if can afford them or make your own. Only drawback see to them is replacing cutters, especially for those of us that pay shipping in addition to sales tax.

Eventually some wood turner will figure out how to sharpen those cutters that is affordable to all.

TCLEVE4911 if you want to impress us show us some coves and beads you made with your carbide tipped tools.
When I purchased my tools I bought an extra carbide cutter for $20.
I used one for roughing and one for fine finishing.
Since then, I have been sharpening the cutter with a diamond stone. It really makes a difference.

I watched John Lucas demonstrate his carbide cutter techniques and I will definitely try some of the beads and coves.

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nice job Ken

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The Easywoodtools you may be able to sharpen. The Hunter tools so far can't be. I've tried diamond hones and special grit wheels in my dremel. They chip the edge.
The Hunter caribides are a finer grade of carbide and come extremely sharp. Much sharper than most carbide tools can approach. That's why they cut so well. However like anything else they eventually get little micro chips in the edge and don't cut as well. The does take quite a while however.
Up until the Hunter Hercules tool I reserved the tools for final cleaning up of areas that just wouldn't cut clean with my bowl gouges. That preserved the edge and I used the tools for what they are best at. The new Hercules tool is also good at rounding over really out of round pieces and takes some of the wear and tear off your body.
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Man, I was reading through this thread, getting excited about learning how to use my skew chisels, which, to this point, I'd just been opening my mail with, and now I'm just hungry.


John, I've watched (almost) all your videos and I hope you know how much your efforts are appreciated.

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