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Amazon Smile Program
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Basic Equipment Operation
Using The ReSaw Bandsaw
Building a Perfect Picture Frames
Sanding Thin Boards
New Equipment Operation
New Thickness Planer
Grizzly 3-Spindle Shaper
Using Grizzly 18" Sander
Operating JET Oscillating Sander
CNC Router Operation
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Women In Turning
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2019 Member Show and Tell Pictures
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2015 Member Show and Tell Pictures
2014 Member Show and Tell Pictures
2013 Member Show and Tell Pictures
2012 Member Show and Tell Pictures
2011 Member Show and Tell Pictures
Turners Group Show and Tell
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2015 Turners Meetings Photos
2014 Turners Meetings Photos
2013 Turners Group Pictures
2012 Turners Group Pictures
2011 Turners Group Pictures
Lathe And Turning Videos
Introduction Jet and PowerMatic Lathes
Introduction Robust, Stubby and Mini Lathes
Get To Know the Stubby Lathe
Meet The Ringmaster
Lyle Jamison Turning Beads and Coves
Riding the Bevel
Sharpening Your Lathe Tools
Class Signup Process
You Tube Videos
Manager and Chairman of the Board
Lumber species of the month...
.... Spruce ranges from near-white to a pale yellow brown, with very little distinction between sapwood and heartwood. It is typically straight-grained, with a fine texture and a natural luster. The contrast between the lighter earlywood and darker latewood makes the growth rings clearly visible. Quarter sawn surfaces occasionally show an attractive ripple figure known as 'flower grain' or Haselichte.
....The wood is not durable, with little resistance to attack from decay-causing fungi, longhorn and pinhole borers and wood wasps. The sapwood is vulnerable to attack from common furniture beetle. The heartwood is resistant to preservative treatment.
... The wood has low resistance to shock loads and low stiffness, medium crushing and bending strength, and very poor steam-bending properties. It works easily and well with both machine and hand tools and has a slightly blunting effect, but hard knots can damage cutting edges.
The fifth person who can tell me the origin of this species will get a free bowl blank
. Call 513 295 4149. Spruce planes, turns, saws, bores, molds, glues, sands, nails, screws, varnishes, paints and stains well.
… Europe, western Russia, Canada and USA
.... Apart from Christmas trees, spruce is used for carpentry, interior construction, and joinery, boxes and crates, domestic flooring, pit props, pulp and paper, ladder stringers, veneer and plywood. Selected timber (known as 'Swiss pine”) is quarter sawn to make soundboards for stringed musical instruments.
Possible health risk
.... Respiratory problems, irritation to nose and throat, allergic bronchial asthma
... about 80 board feet is in stock at $4.00 per board foot, in 8” widths and in 8' lengths by 4/4 thickness.