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February Demonstrator – Dan Stromstad

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This month I have been asked to demonstrate small items that are quick to turn and sell well. I will do that for your enjoyment. I will attempt to illustrate how you can use the tools that you have to create nice turnings and have fun doing it. I will be doing a little bit

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AAW Selection

Congratulations to SPSW member Bob Sievers for having his turning selected as the AAW Turning of the Week.

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Turned Kickstand Pad

There really is no lack of ideas for turning projects. This was recently posted on Google+ by Diane Gracely of Bikers Buzz. They are selling turned wood kickstand pads and will personalize them with a woodburned name.

Check it out on their Kickstand Pads page.


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Build a Treadle Lathe

There have been many manual powered lathe designs in history, such as the well known pole lathe. There are also treadle lathes such as the one built by Chris. Check out this video:

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From Wikipedia:

The word cryptex is a neologism coined by the author Dan Brown for his 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code, denoting a portable vault used to hide secret messages. It is a combination of the words cryptology and codex; “an apt title for this device” since it uses “the science of cryptology

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