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  1. MikeH

    Productive snow day...

    Had a productive snow day on Wednesday and finished this...... The plan was from Woodworking for Mere Mortals. It's not perfect, but I'm still happy with it and it's 100% functional.
  2. MikeH

    Made a little sawdust before Christmas...

    Several years ago my brothers and I milled some Oak and Black Walnut on my Dad's property in Northern Virginia. Most of it has been stickered, but I had a piece that I cut off the side of one of the hollow logs that we couldn't mill. It was a rotted section where a branch once grew and was a...
  3. MikeH

    Nick Offerman & Amy Poehler to host ‘The Handmade Project’

    This could be an interesting show. If you're not familiar with Nick Offerman he's definitely an interesting person, author and an accomplished woodworker. I've listened to all 3 of his books on Audible and he actually narrates his own books and he is entertaining for sure...
  4. MikeH


    Does anyone in Charlotte or better yet North Charlotte have any Anchorseal that I can use to seal the top and bottom of the log I'm putting my anvil on?
  5. MikeH

    Need help identifying this log...

    I picked this stump up over the weekend. The purpose was to hold my anvil as I like to dabble in metal work also. The anvil is 100lbs to give you an idea of the size of the stump. It is 24" tall and 21" across.
  6. MikeH

    Delta 1460 wood lathe - Craigslist (Not mine)

    This looks like this machine is in great shape. I'm thinking about buying it even though I don't need it.
  7. MikeH

    3/8" steel plate for welding table

    I'm looking to build a welding table for my "new to me" 3 in 1 Tweco welder and need to find a piece of 3/8" steel plate somewhere between 3'x3' and 3'x5'. I've checked pricing on new material and it is not cheap. I would welcome a nice used piece of steel as long as it's flat. If anyone has a...
  8. MikeH

    Tool Gloat - Rikon 6"x48" Belt / 10" Disk Sander

    My birthday was last weekend and I took advantage of the sale Woodcraft had going for the small Rikon 4"x36" belt/disk sander. They didn't have any in stock, but had several ordered so I went ahead and paid for it so I could get the sale price of $119.99. I got a call yesterday from Dennis at...
  9. MikeH

    In need of jointer or belt sander...

    I am building a mandolin and need to smooth the pegboard end of the neck where it is a little rough from when it was cut to shape with my bandsaw. Are there any NCWW's on the North side of Charlotte? If so, would you allow me to come by and smooth the pegboard? Thanks, Mike
  10. MikeH

    Treecycle America - TreeID

    A friend of mine in Charlotte has come up with a great idea for utilizing urban trees that are cut down for whatever reason. If this can catch on it will save so many trees from going to landfills. Thanks, Mike
  11. MikeH

    Job search help...

    I wanted to reach out and ask for help from my NCWW family. I have not been as active this past year or two as I have in the past. Members that have been around a while know who I am and there are many that don't know me. I am in the job market as of last Friday. Things just didn't work out the...
  12. MikeH

    I've been selected as a "Maker" on

    About a year ago I decided to sign up to become a maker on I had all but forgotten about it until last week when I received the email saying that I had been selected as a "Maker". I'm really excited and nervous about the opportunity and exposure. I will give updates after...
  13. MikeH

    North Charlotte Saturday Breakfast?

    Is anyone interested in a North Charlotte Saturday breakfast in the next couple weeks? I've created a poll for everyone to vote. Please vote for any dates that you are available.
  14. MikeH

    Does anyone remember Eagle?

    After making several pens including the Flame pen I had to take a minute and think about Eagle. He was a rare breed and I still miss his input to pen turning. Does anyone else remember Eagle?
  15. MikeH

    Where is DaveO?

    Does anyone know where DaveO went? Is he ok? Is he still in Raleigh?
  16. MikeH

    Flame pen done!

    I finished the flame pen tonight. The kit and pen kit are both from Woodturningz and it turned out great!
  17. MikeH

    Easy way to rough up pen barrels

    I just came up with a great idea to rough up pen barrels in a matter of seconds. I'm not sure if this is an original idea, but it is original to me. This is one of my first videos so I stumbled on my words a couple times. I also need to give credit to my daughter Kat for being the videographer...
  18. MikeH

    NCWWers in North Charlotte?

    Since we moved to North Charlotte I've had to almost give up shop time except for some limited turning. I know there are NCWWers in Charlotte. Which one's of you are on the North side of Charlotte?
  19. MikeH

    Where can I find Osage Orange?

    After using many woods to turn and build things I've decided my favorite wood is Osage Orange.The color is beautiful when it's first cut or turned, but I'm even more of a fan of the color once the wood had aged a little and been exposed to light. Has anyone else turned or built anything with...
  20. MikeH

    New Job and location!

    Hey all, It's been way too long since I posted and I feel like such a slacker. There have been several big changes in my life in the last couple months. 1. I don't remember if I ever posted about my job loss (again) last June. I was collateral damage from a bad separation of two business...

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