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Mark Bolinger presented a slide show about techniques for sharpening plane blades.  Mark stated that having sharp tools is 75% of success with using handplanes.  Two types of strategies were presented by Mark, hollow grind and secondary bevel.  Mark also emphasized the point that you must flatten the back of the blade and further stated that for those who resist flattening the back should "get over it".  For the bottom of the plane Mark will rub on non-silicon paste wax.

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L1030730.JPG (226322 bytes) L1030725.JPG (138248 bytes) L1030707.JPG (206851 bytes) D.L. Dickey shows one box of nine that he made of padauk and maple. D.L. used a JoinTech machine to make the artistic joints.
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These beautiful ornaments will grace Mark Behring's Christmas tree this year.  They are made of poplar and plywood.  For the backing Mark used acrylic paint.

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    Rick Spacek shows a scrollsawed cross and some artwork on a piece of old barn wood.

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Fred Sandoval is no stool pigeon but he can sure make a stool of poplar and red oak!

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         L1030705.JPG (116325 bytes) L1030743.JPG (132603 bytes) The "Crusher" has arrived only instead of crushing opponents it will crush aluminum cans.  A fine piece of work for Charles Sembera.
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Cabooses looking for a tow were crafted by Denis Muras from cherry and black walnut.  These will make fine gifts for his grandsons.

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A music stand of walnut from his father's farm was crafted by Everett Woolum. Now Everett can took his own horn and read the music to boot.     L1030716.JPG (122612 bytes) L1030717.JPG (233023 bytes) L1030762.JPG (113234 bytes)
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  L1030763.JPG (55886 bytes) 031.JPG (536052 bytes)   Josh Nichols presented a slide show of his progress in making a fantastic workbench. To view such slides click on workbench.
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Jeremy Grubb presented slides on his table of Bradford Pearwood.  Of course calling it a table is like calling a mansion a cottage.  For more detail, follow this link to his exquisite table.  DSC_0074.JPG (555337 bytes) L1030768.JPG (102842 bytes)
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