Live Stream: All Things Woodturning with Tod Raines

This area will show the “All Things Woodturning” live streams when they are ‘live’. Any scheduled live stream will be posted here prior to going live. Typically, they will also be simulcast to my personal Facebook page, the Woodturning Tool Store Facebook page and to my YouTube channel on ever other Friday at 2:30 pm Central. Just below you can watch live via Streamyard On-Air webinar tool. Further below you can find the archived videos of all the past “All Things Woodturning” live streams.

Next live stream on Friday July 26th:


All Things Woodturning – Live Streams …

Friday July 12th: This episode I will be demonstrating the setup and use of the new Robust Tru-Arc turning tool. This is a unique tool that helps create a perfect and true arc on your bowls, platters, plates and any other turning that requires a perfect radiused curve.

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Friday June 14th: Milling and Turning Bur Oak

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Friday May 31st: A brief discussion on what’s new. I will review a couple of finishes that I have used lately. And maybe another bit of bur oak turning…

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Friday May 17th: I will share with you the things I do in my workshop to make it more enjoyable and safe to work. From where we stand or sit, how far we move to get the job done to making things to make things easier. Lets get together and share ideas for more comfortable and safe workshops.

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Friday May 3rd, 2024: If you have any questions please bring them to this show. Your questions can be anything related to woodturning, me, Woodturning Tool Store. I will turn something but I am not sure what so maybe you can help me decide. Send me a note in email with suggestions.

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Friday April 19th, 2024: I picked up some bur oak from the City of Plano. Join me as I turn some of this bur oak for the first time. This will help me understand how it turns and moves as fresh cut wood. There is also a story behind this wood. I’ll see you there.

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Friday March 22nd, 2024: On April 8th there will be a total solar eclipse. I live in the path of totality and so I am excited to experience and record this event. The next one in North America is not for 21 years. What can we turn to celebrate this event. Come and find out …or help me, either way it should be fun

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Friday March 8th, 2024: Let’s take a closer look at the Pro-Mount Carving Stand. Carving at the lathe is not the only thing this stand is good for. Come and see the features and uses for this stand.

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Friday February 23rd, 2024: This episode I explore jam chucking. With your help, we will see how to describe it and look at how to make a good jam chuck. This is also a good time for me to prepare for my Ring Box teaching demonstration.

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Friday February 9th, 2024: “To Hone of Not to Hone” – That is the question. Well, there are many questions about honing. This episode I will talk about how I use hones, which hones and what I hone. Come join me and share your experience with honing.

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From Friday January 12th, 2024. Ok, so the third installment of the Spindle Gouge series will go through some other uses of this tool. Come and join the conversation, ask questions and share your knowledge.

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From Friday December 29th. Last time I showed and talked about the spindle gouge. This time lets turn something. I will show the use of many different spindle gouges – roughing gouge, detail gouge, low profile gouge. When to use them and why.

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From Friday December 15th. Let’s take a look at the Spindle Gouge. There are many sizes and shapes. I will show you a few and we will see how I use them. Bring your thoughts and questions.

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From Friday November 17th. I want to keep things small this week. The miniature live center is quite adept at helping with small turnings – so let’s take a look. I have this idea for small wooden place card holders. Let’s see if it works out. If time and need requires it, a small cup as well.

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From Friday November 3rd, 2023. Ok, spinning tops have been done before but I hope to bring a couple of new things to tops in this show. First the top, turning it differently than most. And secondly, the color decoration on the top is inspired by an Instagram post I came across last month. Check out @limbatrip on IG and YT. No guarantee of success but we will try.

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From Friday October 20th. Let’s look at some typical bowl shapes and discuss what you like. Some shapes are classis or ancient forms. Some shapes are new and work. Proportions are always important. Other consideration include the material and how it is best used, created and decorated.

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From Friday October 6th. This time let’s look at how we holding things on the lathe for turning. We can look at what I have in the way of drive centers, live centers, faceplates and chucks. There are other ways we can explore too. Come and join me and bring your ideas…

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From Friday September 22nd. I hope to review the SWAT and RMWT Symposiums a bit and give you some highlights. I will also look at a few new things I brought back. I also need to break-in my new lathe so I will turn something. Any ideas of what to turn? – A small Christmas tree. Check it out

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From Friday September 8th. So this week I have some answers to common customer questions. I will talk about my new lathe. Come with your questions and let’s all provide our answers.

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From Friday August 26th, Live From SWAT – Come join us, the Vendor Showcase crew, live at SWAT (South West Association of Turners). We will visit with each other and others around the tradeshow and other area of the symposium.

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From Friday August 25th, Live Demo at SWAT – Come join me at my trade show booth at SWAT (South West Association of Turners) Symposium in Waco, TX. This annual event is a great show and a way to catch up with a lot of woodturning friends. I hope to do a booth demo during this livestream.

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From Friday August 11th – SWAT is the second largest woodturning symposium and trade show. Let’s talk a bit about it and what you can expect. Also, I have a new lathe coming… My Powermatic 3520B is 16 years old. What I will miss and what I am looking forward to … Join the discussion.

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From Friday July 28th, 2023 – This show I will be welcoming Neal Brand as a special guest. Neal is a local woodturner and regional demonstrator for SWAT 2023. He has been creating and selling small craft items very successfully for many years. Come and join us and learn about Neal and what he does in woodturning. With the little time left I follow-up from last show and show shear scraping inside a bowl. I also show a couple of ways I sharpen these scraper cutters.

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From Friday July 14th, 2023 – Let’s talk about shear scraping – the purpose, the technique, the tools and sharpening. I had a customer mention that he was trying to get used to a shear scraper and that there was a bit of a learning curve. So let’s take a look at why, how and when to shear scrape.

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From Friday June 30th, 2023 – Well, it is in the title. Let’s turn some bamboo. Um well, let’s turn some wood to look like bamboo. This will be fun and creative. Bamboo has many looks so there is some leeway in design and creativity. Why turn something to look like bamboo? I dunno know, you tell me…

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From Friday June 16th, 2023 – Join me as I show the subtle changes in a box lid to get it to snap closed. This technique is different than a ‘pop’ fit lid. I will talk through what my intent is along the way.

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From Friday June 2nd, 2023 – Join us, the Vendor Showcase crew, for this special event. Tod and Steve will host from our home shops as Cindy, Lyle and Joe join us live from the AAW Symposium Trade Show floor. It should be fun and spontaneous as we announce some show specials and look around some of the trade show area in Louisville, KY.

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From Friday May 19th, 2023 – This episode I explore all the measuring tools that I have. I will try to look at a lot of different applications for measuring. What works and what doesn’t. When to use tools and when to trust yourself. Please bring your questions and suggestions and we will have a great discussion.

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From Friday May 5th, 2023 – Where the heck to put everything? Well let me show you a bit of what I do. Then you tell me what you do and we will have a great discussion. Storing tools, accessories, supplies, and finishes. Much more to talk about there I am sure.

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From Friday April 21st, 2023 – This episode I will introduce many of the new Robust Tools that we are carrying. I will also show some close quarters work to create a recess for multi-axis chucking.

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From Friday April 7th, 2023 – In this show, I will show the use of the Little Wonder Cup Tool made by Woodcut Tools. I will explore its use in practice as I turn something – not sure what yet. Join me to find out more about this tool and how I use it.

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From Friday March 24th, 2023 – Picking up from the last livestream, I am making a handle for the basket I made. So I will turn a small bowl that will be cut to make a handle.

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From Friday March 10th, 2023 – I think I will prepare some logs to hollow form blanks. Messy work but I need to get it done.

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From Friday February 24th, 2023 – This week I will show you how I use the Elio Drive to mount a burl or natural edge bowl. The Drawbar – what is it and how is it useful. Then I will finish preparing for the WWOS demo later in the evening.

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From Friday February 10th, 2023 – This week I plan to show a couple of new(ish) measuring tools. I will also discover the technology and technique for hollowing with a cameras with my ATEM Mini setup. And finally I will start the twice turning of a small hollowform.

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From Friday January 27th, 2023 – This week I am in Franklin, TN for the Tennessee Association of Woodturners Symposium. I will be on the trade show floor and try to be live at the posted time. These remote events are challenging so we will see how it goes. Join me to see what is going on.

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From Friday January 13th, 2023 – This week I look at, discuss and use the Pro-Forme Flexi along with the Irons Tool Gate. Whether turning enclosed forms or open bowls, these tools can be used effectively.

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From Friday Dec 2nd, 2022 – Ok, this week I have to get some gifts made for my family. Join me and I will try to make a garden dibber and I will finish off a spatula.

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From Friday Nov 4th, 2022 – I found a bangle blank during the last live stream in my “Lost Art” box. Let see how to tackle the problem of holding a bangle on the lathe for turning.

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From Friday Oct 21st, 2022 – This week I am going talk about the “turnings that didn’t make the cut”. We all have projects that didn’t work out or we didn’t like and I have a box or two of them. Together, we will look at these and talk about why they are relegated to the dusty box in the corner of the shop.

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From Friday Oct 7th, 2022 – It is October and Halloween is close. Boo !!! Let’s try to make something together …

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From Friday Sept 23th, 2022 – This week I will show my method for cleaning my lathe bed. This would apply to any cast iron machine bed.

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From Friday Sept 9th, 2022 – In preparation for my upcoming Personal IRD on the Pumpkin Box, I will get some practice at small form hollowing. We will look at different tools for mostly end grain hollow forms.

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From Friday Aug 12th, 2022 – Episode 3 – this time we look at small resin casting for bottlestoppers. I show the use of UV cure resin and talk about my successes and failures.

A six episode tag team live stream series with Cindy Drozda. Both Cindy and I do separate live stream but we are both looking at Bottlestoppers as a series of live stream. Bottlestoppers are a great little project to try different, shapes, forms, wood, materials, textures, finishes and tooling. Yeah!!

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From Friday July 29th, 2022 – Episode 2 – a look at different texturing along with a bit of color; and a quick bottlestoppers – almost.

A six episode tag team live stream series with Cindy Drozda. Both Cindy and I do separate live stream but we are both looking at Bottlestoppers as a series of live stream. Bottlestoppers are a great little project to try different, shapes, forms, wood, materials, textures, finishes and tooling. Yeah!!

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From Friday July 22th, 2022 – Episode 1 – the kit for stainless steel bottlestoppers and making a simple shape.

A six episode tag team live stream series with Cindy Drozda. Both Cindy and I do separate live stream but we are both looking at Bottlestoppers as a series of live stream. Bottlestoppers are a great little project to try different, shapes, forms, wood, materials, textures, finishes and tooling. Yeah!!

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From Friday July 8th, 2022 – This is all about the NEW Bowlsaver Max4 from Woodcut Tools. Join e to see it assembled and used for the first time.

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From Friday June 3rd, 2022 – I begin with a little chat about the AAW and the symposium on June 23-26th. I turn a small vase form. It is a model for some ideas on embellishing. I think turning small forms as scale models is a great way for testing techniques.

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From Friday May 20th, 2022 – I have changed my grinding jig over to the Woodcut Tru-Grind System. I go through and look at the Sturdy Rest platform optional accessory. I also answer several questions from the audience.

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From Friday May 13th, 2022 – I have changed my grinding jig over to the Woodcut Tru-Grind System. I go through a overview of the initial install and use. I show how most all tool mounting the Tool Holder. Next week we will look at the Sturdy Rest platform optional accessory.

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From Friday May 6th, 2022 – Turning a bowl with production in mind. A local club is planning a Bowl Turning Challenge to create bowls for the Empty Bowls Fundraiser for the local food bank. So I go through my thoughts on turning a bowl with minimal chucking and tooling requirements. Check it out …

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From Friday April 29th, 2022 – In prep for turning a sphere for my “Turn an Oval Box with a Sphere Lid” demo, I create a threaded live center cup chuck for the tailstock.

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From Friday April 8th, 2022 – From eggs to bunny. How I shape and sculpt the egg forms to make a bunny. Use of the Woodcut Pro-Mount Carving Stand.

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From Friday March 18th, 2022 – A viewer asked for help with the Pro-Forme Straight Hollower tool. I also update the progress made with my eggs I turned.

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From Friday February 25th, 2022 – T1 HSS Cutters and the Half Round Bar by Tod Raines Tools. A deep dive into this tool – how to use it and maintain it.

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From Friday February 18th, 2022 – Focus on Woodcut Tools – a closer look at the Pro-Forme Hollowing tool, the Bowlsaver, Tru-Grind and the Pro-Mount products. A little more egg work as well.

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From Friday February 11th, 2022 – Making Eggs – a closer look at the some Carter and Son woodturning tools and making some small egg shapes.

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From Friday February 4th, 2022 – Handles – a closer look at the Modular Woodturning Tool Handle System

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Four Part Project Series Live Streams …

From Friday September 24th, 2021 – Four Part Project Series – The Duplicate Arm and assembly

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From Friday September 17th, 2021 – Four Part Project Series – The Arms

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From Friday September 10th, 2021 – Four Part Project Series – The Upright

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From Friday September 3rd, 2021 – Four Part Project Series – The Base

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Shop Tip & Jigs Series Live Streams …

From Friday June 18th, 2021 – Shop Tip & Jigs Series – Lathe mounted desktop

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From Friday June 11th, 2021 – Shop Tip & Jigs Series – Magnets

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From Friday June 4th, 2021 – Shop Tip & Jigs Series – Drum Sander

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From Friday May 28th, 2021 – Shop Tip & Jigs Series – Sanding Disk

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From Friday May 21st, 2021 – Shop Tip & Jigs Series – Tapping wooden threads

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From Friday May 14th, 2021 – Shop Tip & Jigs Series – Making a Cup Center

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From Friday May 7th, 2021 – Shop Tip & Jigs Series – Turning a Morse taper

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Face Grain Series Live Streams …

From Friday March 26, 2021 – Face Grain Series – Rim Decorations (experiments)

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From Friday March 19, 2021 – Face Grain Series – Platter

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From Friday March 12, 2021 – Face Grain Series – Square Bowl

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From Friday March 5, 2021 – Face Grain Series – a Twice Turned Bowl

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From Friday February 26, 2021 – Face Grain Series – a Thin Bowl (oops too thin)

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From Friday February 19, 2021 – Face Grain Series – a Simple Bowl

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From Friday February 12, 2021 – Face Grain Series – the Bowl Gouge

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From Friday January 22, 2021 – Face Grain Series – Orientation Basics

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Small Project Series Live Streams …

From Friday December 11th – Small Project Series – Snowman

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From Friday December 4th – Small Project Series – Snowflake Bowl

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From Friday November 27th – Small Project Series – Candle Stick

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From Friday November 20th – Small Project Series – Pen Turning

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From Friday November 13th – Small Project Series – Christmas Trees

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From Friday November 6th – Small Project Series – Small Scoop

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From Friday October 30th – Small Project Series – Handle Using Offset Jig

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From Friday October 23rd – Small Project Series – Honey Dipper

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Previous Series of Live Streams …

From Friday Sep 4th, 2020

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Show topics
Tail-stock Quill Maintenance
open Q&A topics from viewers

From Friday Aug 27th, 2020

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Show topics
Sanding
• What grits should I go through for a utility piece versus a decorative piece?
• When should I sand by hand vs. using an inertia sander vs. power sanding?
• Should I periodically reverse the direction of the lathe when sanding?
open Q&A topics from viewers

From Friday Aug 21st, 2020

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Scrapers
classification and use
open Q&A topics from viewers

From Friday Aug 14th, 2020

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Show topics
Spindle gouges
classification and use
open Q&A topics from viewers

From Friday Aug 7th, 2020

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Bowl gouges – sharpening and in use
face grain turning
open Q&A topics from viewers

From Friday July 31st, 2020

This live stream got interrupted and cancelled by an internet outage. I have removed the YT and FB posts for this live stream. The Aug. 7th live stream will be a repeat of the topics.

From Friday July 24th, 2020

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Show topics
New Tools: Woodpecker Turning Tools
Bowl Gouge flute geometry
– discuss the V, U & parabolic flute shape
– discuss some strategies to sharpening wing shape

From Friday July 17th, 2020

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Show topics
First tools to buy
Making cone center for drawbar
Drawbar use
Chuck jaw styles – (outside/inside) dovetail/dovetaildovetail/dovetail w/ bird’s beak dovetail w/ birds’ beak/profile (serrated moustache)

From Sunday June 14th, 2020

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Check out the Carter and Son Thread Chaser

From Monday May 25th, 2020

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From Saturday May 23rd, 2020

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From Wednesday April 22nd, 2020

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