In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos)

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  1. T. Pollock

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    Yeah Nina thought it was two pieces too. Yeah it was fun to make and not difficult at all. I'll probably make a few to offer here if anyone is interested.
     
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    I'd be interested if you decide to make some.
     
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    Do you have a wood preference bud?
     
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    The red cedar is kind of symbolic.
     
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    I had the same thought. :)
     
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    Video I did today of making a tobacco pipe (bush pipe). If you're only interested in seeing the pipe made and not the details that go into the design and wood selection you can skip to 33:55 of the video. :dblthumb:

     
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    Greetings,

    I am very much interested.

    I know from personal experience that shipping overseas can be a pain in the posterior in many ways. Would it be possible for me to be included with the understanding that I will assume postage/shipping cost to the UK?

    Absolutely no worries at all if you'd rather not. :)

    On a separate note, I like your new video. No need to apologise for the length of it. As far as I am concerned, all of it is useful. For me half the job in learning how to do something new is understanding the context and your video covers that as well as the actual making of the pipe.

    Regards,

    Christos
     
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    Thank you brother! If you could help me figure out how to correctly fill out the customs forms I'd be glad to send you one.
     
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    Here's a few I have made
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    That's a pre smoked bowl! Nice video.
     
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    Exactly, :dblthumb: thanks for watching my brother!
     
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    Wood waiting to be milled up.
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    and more...
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    and more...
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    and more...
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    and...
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    This 80-90 deg weather is killin' me!
     
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    All one solid piece of cedar (no glue joints) turned on the lathe.

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    Those are really cool, nice work Tim!
     
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    Thank you brother! I can't decide whether I like the odd shaped base on them better or a more concentric base.
     
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    Do the non-concentric pieces require more work?
     
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    No not at all. With eastern red cedar it's harder to find concentric sections to make them from but there's no difference in difficulty between the two as far as making them.
     
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    Thanks Tim, I was just curious, again very nice.
     
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    I got some of these from Tim for family members, they are quite unique, and really beautiful. They would make a really nice gift for a relative or friend. Tim does such amazing work, thank you!
     
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    Using a different browser to try to figure out my photo uploading issues.

    A rough turned natural edge bowl from Box Elder.

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    Apparently it's a Firefox issue which doesn't surprise me since it's happened once before.
     
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    Another beauty by TIMPO :dblthumb:
     
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    Thank you brother!
     
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    Greetings,

    As @Hoof said, another beauty out of your hands and your tools. @T. Pollock you are an artist sir!

    Regards,

    Christos
     
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    Thank you brother! I located some wood for your pipe and I'll be making it soon.
     
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    Greetings,
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    Looking forward to it!

    Regards,

    Christos
     
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    It's been a rough couple of weeks with the narcolepsy but today I was finally able to stay conscious long enough to go to the shop and get some work done on a couple of birch Carve-A-kuksas. I haven't seen a neurologist in about 4 yrs (I've not had very good luck with them) but I've got an appointment with one next week. Trying to keep my head up but this stuff is really getting old!!!

    Anyway, I enjoyed my time in the shop today.

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    Greetings,

    Please keep on enjoying your shop time, for I enjoy it too, through you. Some beautiful creations there with the cups. What oil are you coating them with?

    Regards,

    Christos
     
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    Thank you brother! I only use 100% pure tung oil (which is food safe), I buy it by the gallon but you can get it in smaller sizes.
    https://www.amazon.com/Moisture-Res...&qid=1531320618&sr=8-1&keywords=tung+oil+hope
     
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    Another birch kuksa in the works. This one will be in the neighborhood of 10-12 oz and has nice thin walls so it will be very light for a kuksa of this size.

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    A little fine tuning, sanding, removed the tenons and another coat of tung oil on the three kuksas today.

    The two on the left are Carve-A-Kuksas for a customer, the one on the right will be a finished kuksa that I'll have available when finished. All but the last three photos were taken while they were still wet with tung oil.

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    Osage Orange Goodness... but color washed out by a crappy photographer! :dblthumb:

    This one will be going in the vendor classifieds when I can get some decent photos. I'm going to try selling there some as I think a lot of folks are missing what I have available by never seeing it posted here in my vendor forum.

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    I was trying out a new method on this one but failed and ended up using the same process as all the others.
     
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    Kuksa Cookin' Day. :dblthumb:

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    PS. the wire hanging there (if anyone was curious) is a thermocouple that runs to my digital temp gauge.
     
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    I know several people are after this one but as a thank you to those that follow my vendor forum here's you a heads up of what coming here shortly. I'll have to tag everyone that asked but if you follow my vendor forum. :dblthumb:

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    @foxfire contacted me about making some of these for him. I can't remember who he said designed them or use to make them but it's a pretty neat little piece of kit. PSK Handline! :4: 3-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 3/8"

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    Nailed it brother! The original designer was Chris Jankowski the Founder of the World Survival Institute in Tok, AK. Unfortunately he past years ago.
     
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    Awesome! It's hard for me to judge sometimes by a photo alone how close I'm getting to what someone wants.
     
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    Knocked out a cherry handled ceramic sharpener this morning.

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    First time ever turning any Hackberry.

    The only guide I use for turning the Hobo Reels is this little template. It's used to mark the locations for my depth cuts
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    The bits I use to drill the chambers
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    Drilling the top portion of the chamber
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    Using the bit with extension to drill the lower chamber
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    Sander on a stick :dblthumb: I use to sand the inside
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    Depth guide cuts
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    roughing cuts to rough out the shape
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    Drilling the 1/4" lanyard hole
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    Chamfering the lanyard hole
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    Guide grooves cut for the burn wire to run in
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    Gripping grooves burned in
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    It has fairly nice grain but nothing spectacular. I'm not interested in turning anymore Hackberry, it's too stringy/grainy, I don't really know how to describe it.
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    That is pretty cool how you do this. Thanks for sharing these pics! :35::dblthumb:
     
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    My pleasure brother!
     
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    Thank you T ....... I enjoy the step by step.
    Well done.
     
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    You're very welcome brother! I'm about to post the photos of it finished in the sales thread.
     
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    Great photos of the process, almost felt like I was standing behind you and watching.
     
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    Wish you had been. :)

    I forgot to get any photos of the threading but I"m sure all you fellas know how to use a tap to thread a hole.
     
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    Alex Snodgrass of Carter Tools(the bandsaw king/master/guru :3:) put me onto this used but in great condition saw. Out with the old... in with the new. The old saw had 6" re-saw capacity, this one has 13-1/2"... 1hp vs 3hp Yeehaa! :4:

    I pulled the sale on the old one from the trade blanket, decided to give it to my brother for all the trees/logs he helps me cut & harvest which enables me to be able to do my craft. Having narcolepsy I can't go to the woods to cut trees by myself so having someone willing to help harvest them means a LOT.

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    Greetings,

    Good decision about the old saw machine!

    Nice upgrade as well!

    Regards,

    Christos
     
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    Thanks brother, it's a hoss! :dblthumb:
    Plus it's accurate enough to cut paper thin slices off a blank.
    Me very happy!!! :4: ... and ready now to mill some logs into blanks.
     
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    Found a few more ceramic rods (thought I was out) and made this one with a Tulip Poplar handle for @HannahT tonight.

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    In the shop today.

    Got 9 OO PSK reels made.
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    Then started back working on the spalted maple burl bowl.
    Sanded off the coat of tung oil that was used to slow the initial drying. It's down to about 12% now so there should be no issues with checks/cracks. I decided for sanitary reasons to fill the voids rather than leave them natural. The walnut fills look very natural unlike regular wood filler (which I hate). Filled the voids with Walnut dust and CA glue. Tape is to keep the CA off the surrounding areas.
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    Sanding the excess walnut/glue and tape back off.
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    And here's what it looks like now with those voids filled.
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    It will be allowed to dry down to 10% then it will be trued back up on the lathe, sanded up to to 600 grit, 100% pure tung oil applied, then buffed and waxed.
     
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