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Member postings for paul johnson 2

Here is a list of all the postings paul johnson 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Rocking horse
24/03/2011 19:54:39
Now that's something to be really proud of im sure the recipient is well chuffed.
Thread: sand paper
22/03/2011 20:50:59
thankyou for your reply's as always. sorry forgot to say it is for turning i have never heard of abranet before thats a new one on me, thats why i asked knowing you fellas wont point me in the right direction.
21/03/2011 21:49:28
Hello its time I stocked on my sand paper can anyone recommend a good fairly priced supplier.
Thanks Paul.
Thread: turning club march competition
21/03/2011 20:47:49
Hi Dennis what wood was you using it looks a lot nicer than the first one.

20/03/2011 10:37:09
Thats really nice Dennis I like the way it just seems to flow from the top to bottom and as said above i like how thin you have gone with it, I picked up some ash the other day freshly cut and it's hard to belive once dried it can produce lovely colours. PS good luck with the comp.
Thread: Goblets
19/03/2011 21:12:18
that's right bill and i fell off my bike a few times, every time i go on the lathe i feel myself getting better and quicker it gives me a good buzz.
19/03/2011 16:30:43
thanks for the replys, I agree with derek and baz they look a bit bold will add them next time fingers crossed.
Thread: Ebonised & gilded Ash bowl
18/03/2011 22:06:43
The only comments i can give you is excelent i really like the second one the best, it always amazes every time i log on what you fellas a turning, its a hobbie you can never get bored of keep them coming.
Thread: Goblets
18/03/2011 21:06:20
I made these two goblets along with the bowl for the welders in work as a thankyou for all the favours they do for me. I started the one on the right last night it was supposed to be natural edge but had a catch that was the end of the natural edge you can see the catch on the left side rim but for some reason i didnt like it, So tonight back up the shed and attempt goblet No 2 the one on left of the picture this is the one i like the best, as i was parting off what happens catch you can see the chip on the right bottom rim but not to disappointed as it was a good learning curve.

Thread: Bowl Advice
18/03/2011 16:38:24
Hi Simon I will be taking all onboard what you gents have been giving me, I got only 1 bowl gouge which 31/8 and i sharpen it on 6'' grinder with a white stone with a homemade jig i copied off you tube and sharpen it to a 30degree angle which seems to do the trick for me.
Thanks Paul.
Thread: Ebonised & gilded Ash bowl
18/03/2011 16:31:33
thats very good indeed baz i realy like the way the grain has shown up top notch.
Thread: Chuck
16/03/2011 19:01:26
I took bills advice and cleaned the chuck in WD40 it cleaned up a treat give it a good blow out with the air line and let it dry, I took Ron's advice and bought some PTFE spray which was deliverd today give it a good spray and it's brand new again thanks for the advice.
Thread: Bowl Advice
16/03/2011 18:50:57
May i start by saying thankyou to all your comments, the gouge i was using was a 31/8 when i used it for the first time i was frightened of it but as time went on i was feeling more relaxed with it, the lathe i got is a cheap clarke 20'' between centres but it suited the budget at the time. I was using pull cuts from centre to rim i can see what Derek is saying push cut from rim to centre. Ralph i havent got a scraper as yet but its on the to buy list. I seemed to be doing a lot of what you guy's are saying i just need to fine tune things a bit i will put all your advice into practice. Dennis the wood i used was a light oak and i look forward to a tutorial on it im going to read Ralph's now.
Thanks Paul.  PS just read ralphs thread on bowl turning thanks Ralps.

Edited By paul johnson 2 on 16/03/2011 18:53:59

Thread: my first major disaster on segmented turning
16/03/2011 18:18:26
well done im glad it turned out ok in the end as others have said you cant see were it went wrong. great pics
Thread: Bowl Advice
15/03/2011 21:49:53
thanks Bill as i said its only the third bowl for me and im happy with the way it went its just the finish didnt turn out the way i would of liked. so yes im looking forward to all the advice i recive. PS im starting to get the feel of the bowl gouge now
15/03/2011 21:08:14
Took a weeks holiday to do some work in the garden, but due to the rain today work on stop gave me the time in the shed to turn a bowl for one of the lads in work with the blank I prepared last week. Its only the third bowl ive done and the biggest i can turn on my lathe 91/4'' dia, I turned the outside with good results reversed it to turn the inside I was faced with a few problems (1) I could not curve the inside towards the rim as the handle of my gouge was catching the bed of the lathe (2) as i was cutting towards the rim on the inside i could not good finish on the end grain i tried very fine cuts and sanding but i couldnt get it right. I hope you can make sense of what i am trying to say all your advice and tips would be most welcomed thanks.

Thread: my first major disaster on segmented turning
14/03/2011 20:42:45
good news Dennis dont forget to show us the end results
Thread: big knife
14/03/2011 20:38:55
I like that a lot well impressed.
Thread: my first major disaster on segmented turning
14/03/2011 16:59:35
Sorry to hear that Dennis I bet your gutted after 22hrs work lets hope youv'e salvaged it, Iook forward to the pic's
Thread: Mushrooms
14/03/2011 16:45:27
Thank's for your comments, I remember now the fella saying it was yew well spotted ralph I was thinking the same as you and mounting the on some bark.
T.allan jones the wood was well dried Im led to belive it is about 4yrs old I was suprised how light it was, the reason I coated them in teak oil was the bark was very dry so Im hoping the oil will seal the bark.
Thanks Paul.
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