The Taradiddle Tribune – 4/15/14

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Turning Tuesday at Codger Lodge this week was a “sit by the fire and read a good book” kind of a day.  We endured the interruption of our journey into spring by ignoring the spate of nasty weather and enjoying the warm and relaxing ambiance of the lodge.picset1

The whole codger experience was enhanced with two boxes of doughnuts and two pots of coffee.  This week the show and tell items were distinguished by the variety of woods used in their construction.  Jimmy Morrison displayed three bowls turned from ambrosia maple, elm, and holly.  Mikey had a small presentation box with a sliding lid. Mikey used western cedar and walnut for the box.  The stylus that he turned for Suzy is Bubinga, I think.
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Mikey finished the spalted maple bowl that he started last week and Walt Tuttle had a very nice salad bowl that he turned from butternut. Henry Aglio brought his unusual flea market purchase. The plane was manufactured by the Chaplin tool company. It is similar to a Stanley bailey #6 with a wood handle and a plastic or hard rubber tote. The plane’s frog design is a unique two lever system. The top lever is the typical lateral adjustment while the bottom lever sets the iron extension or depth of cut. This plane certainly inspires codger cogitation.
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We plan to do it all again next week. Come on down and join us to see what is turning on Tuesday at Codger Lodge.

Regards,
Bill

Mourn the dragons.
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I subscribe to Norm’s hypothesis that “you can’t have too many clamps”. However, in a concerted effort, Gene and Ron demonstrated that some projects can’t use all of them on one glue-up.

 

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