Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cherry baby rattles - in use!

My February 7 and 9, 2012 posts covered two cherry baby rattles I had turned for our granddaughter Francie, one with captive rings and one with the traditional rattle.  I'm delighted to say that they apparently met with great approval:


Friday, March 09, 2012

Badger Woodturners has a new web site!

My woodturning club has a new web site, at http://bwt.clubexpress.com/. Take a look! The club usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, most often at the Monona Grove HS woodworking shop. Visitors are very welcome! On the web site you can look at our past newsletter, which will give you some idea of what we do as a club. You can also look at photos of the work of a number of our turners, with more to come as the site gets up to speed. Check it out!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

My Review of 3-1/8-in Velcro-Faced Intermediate Disc

Originally submitted at CPO Metabo

3-1/8" Velco-Faced Intermediate Disc - 624061000

Works very well; but how durable??

By Doug F from Middleton, WI on 3/6/2012


4out of 5

Pros: Just the right softness, Easy To Use, Good Grip

Best Uses: In The Workshop, Power sanding on lathe

Describe Yourself: Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

I principally use this disc as an intermediate pad between the Metabo sander and the sandpaper when power sanding on my lathe. It provides just the desired degree of softness/support when sanding curved surfaces, as on a larger bowl. I have only praise for its performance. My only hesitation in recommending this disc is that on my first disc the sponge rubber middle deteriorated and came apart in what seemed like a very short time. It may be I overheated it, but to be useful it should be able to withstand a lot of sanding-type heat without self-destructing. I'm on my second one now, and we'll see how it lasts.