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David Ellsworth demo today

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Regrettably, I missed the deadline to register for David's demo on Natural Edge bowl turning this afternoon. Is it too late for me to join? I would be happy to be able to view the video when it is posted later. Thank you in advance.

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I don't know who the moderator was that answered the questions posted by the viewers today, but when Ellsworth is turning with a "40/ 40 grind" as he stated, I would think that the world has changed direction on it's axis and is now spinning the other way.
 
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I don't know who the moderator was that answered the questions posted by the viewers today, but when Ellsworth is turning with a "40/ 40 grind" as he stated, I would think that the world has changed direction on it's axis and is now spinning the other way.


40/40??? Did Ellsworth say that, or the moderator? That wasn't what I saw, but I did miss the first 15 minutes of the demo
 
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40/40??? Did Ellsworth say that, or the moderator? That wasn't what I saw, but I did miss the first 15 minutes of the demo
No, Ellsworth did not say that that. If you clicked on the questions tab you could see the stream of questions being posted along with the answers from the moderator. (It was wise to have a moderator view the questions and weed them out before interrupting David). As I viewed the questions coming in, it was pretty much non stop- - - It must have been a huge live audience.
 
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Thanks for clarifying Tom. I learned from the on-line symposium this year to ignore the peanut gallery:D. I got so distracted, and lost my focus on the demo so many times that I just turned it off. I realize that in order to be ..."interactive " there must be some audience participation. And - I am not yet curmudgeon enough to call any of the questions dumb. Not at all....Just call it MY weakness and my OCD, anal retentive, dyslexic, color blind personality profile that require me to focus on the demonstrator with undivided attention....o_O:)
 
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David Ellsworth's demo will be available for 3 weeks and those who registered will receive a link to view. I was the moderator for Q/A and answered the grind question stating it was a 40/40 grind which was incorrect. David did correct that statement in his demo stating that he was using a 60 degree grind. There were over 90 questions asked during the Q/A and we tried to answer as many off line as we could.
 
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David Ellsworth's demo will be available for 3 weeks and those who registered will receive a link to view. I was the moderator for Q/A and answered the grind question stating it was a 40/40 grind which was incorrect. David did correct that statement in his demo stating that he was using a 60 degree grind. There were over 90 questions asked during the Q/A and we tried to answer as many off line as we could.

That could not have been an easy task for you. Thanks for moderating.
 
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Outstanding demo!! The support staff did a superb job of minimizing interruptions while keeping the demo flowing. Having heard the expression, "Ellsworth suicide cut", always wondered what that was. Saw it in action...Wow! That's one you practice with the motor off. There's a reason why this is called the Master Turner Series...can't wait to watch John Jordon.
 
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David showed his cutting bench in his woodyard and asked people to email him to encourage him to make a design available. Would there be a way someone from the AAW could arrange to have it posted here? I'm reluctant to email him as I suspect he'll be overloaded with requests. Now that I think of it, pictures would be sufficient for me.
 
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Here are some photos of the "back saver" that I built after taking Ellsworth's class when he was still in Pennsylvania a few years ago. The pieces of wood that may come into contact with a saw chain are glued on with construction adhesive to minimize the chance of hitting a fastener screw. Overall dimensions of mine are: 42"L X 29"H X 22"W. I didn't measure his, but this is what I came up that works for me. You can see that I mounted casters on mine, as I am cutting wood my wood in the alley after rolling the rig out of the garage.
 

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Thanks for that Tom. I agree with David when he said the band saw was dangerous. It's quite and smooth operating so doesn't raise the level of alarm with me like a spinning lathe or a loud machine. It's the only machine so far that's bit me and I can't for the life of me figure out how it happened. Cut down to the bone in a heartbeat. A club member told me later his dad taught him to imagine a 45 degree angle coming out from each side of the blade. Never put your hand in that area. That's been helpful.
 
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Thanks for that Tom. I agree with David when he said the band saw was dangerous. It's quite and smooth operating so doesn't raise the level of alarm with me like a spinning lathe or a loud machine. It's the only machine so far that's bit me and I can't for the life of me figure out how it happened. Cut down to the bone in a heartbeat. A club member told me later his dad taught him to imagine a 45 degree angle coming out from each side of the blade. Never put your hand in that area. That's been helpful.

Fwiw, Some people paint a red zone on the bandsaw table to designate an area to avoid placing your hands.

Here’s a YouTube video on building an inexpensive guard using wood and plexiglass that I haven’t reviewed yet:
View: https://youtu.be/KHe4bgZGMjk
 
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David showed his cutting bench in his woodyard and asked people to email him to encourage him to make a design available. Would there be a way someone from the AAW could arrange to have it posted here? I'm reluctant to email him as I suspect he'll be overloaded with requests. Now that I think of it, pictures would be sufficient for me.

I am very interested in this also. I took a screen shot of the cutting bench but would love to have the dimensions, etc.
 
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Here are some photos of the "back saver" that I built after taking Ellsworth's class when he was still in Pennsylvania a few years ago. The pieces of wood that may come into contact with a saw chain are glued on with construction adhesive to minimize the chance of hitting a fastener screw. Overall dimensions of mine are: 42"L X 29"H X 22"W. I didn't measure his, but this is what I came up that works for me. You can see that I mounted casters on mine, as I am cutting wood my wood in the alley after rolling the rig out of the garage.
Thank you‼️
 
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David is having plans drawn up for his saw bench ... if you send him an email, he might just send you a copy.
 
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Here are some photos of the "back saver" that I built after taking Ellsworth's class when he was still in Pennsylvania a few years ago. The pieces of wood that may come into contact with a saw chain are glued on with construction adhesive to minimize the chance of hitting a fastener screw. Overall dimensions of mine are: 42"L X 29"H X 22"W. I didn't measure his, but this is what I came up that works for me. You can see that I mounted casters on mine, as I am cutting wood my wood in the alley after rolling the rig out of the garage.

I worry some turners might be tempted to lift up too heavy log onto one of these which could negate it being a “back saver”. Most of my logs are pretty large so I just roll them up on some scrap wood to keep blade out of the dirt, and kneeling down helps so I don’t have to bend over too much. Although, I suppose a table lift could be a big help here.
 
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I worry some turners might be tempted to lift up too heavy log onto one of these which could negate it being a “back saver”. Most of my logs are pretty large so I just roll them up on some scrap wood to keep blade out of the dirt, and kneeling down helps so I don’t have to bend over too much. Although, I suppose a table lift could be a big help here.
Well, there comes a time when common sense has to step in too. I like to prepare meals while standing at the kitchen counter, but if I have a whole animal to break down I'll start that while it's hanging the garage. And when it comes to large logs a peavy bar helps a lot on the ground, and I too roll the large ones on to some lumber scraps and work on them whilst kneeling.
 
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Tom......thanks for the pictures and the dimensions.
Kind of off the subject.....but it seems that this thread has moved in that direction.....lifting logs safely.
Brad Adams - from Benicia, CA shared with me a way to lift logs safely and save the back.
He uses a motorcycle jack from Harbor Freight. I purchased one - something like $175 on sale. Made mostly out of aluminum. I put on a piece of plywood on the top and have 2 4x4s attached to that. Comes out to be the perfect height to use my hand truck to put the logs on the motorcycle jack. Then, you just balance the log on the jack and pump it up. I use it to load my pickup. Does not quite get to the top of the tailgate, but it is high enough to use my arms to lift and push into the back of the pickup. No back bending at all. Move 200# logs and some at maybe 300#s. I am too old to have back problems so I find this tool very handy.
 
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I emailed David Ellsworth today and he promptly sent me the plans on the sawbuck. I ask him for permission to post it on here but have not heard back from him as of yet.
 

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Is there a way to buy into it now to watch the recording?
YES! Just got this

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