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April 4, 2018, 4:40 pm

right around 400 seconds he uses a ball to cinch the sink https://youtu.be/b8eTjA143KQ great idea and a good use for those old tennis balls nice sinks but seem more like an oddity and might only l... Read more »

Rookie woodturner

March 25, 2018, 10:23 pm

Stumbled upon this group researching lathes, how to do it and safety risks involved. Figured I?d see if anyone is around the Dallas area and w ouldn?t mind letting me come over and watch and ask q... Read more »

Powermatic B accessories for sale

March 20, 2018, 3:31 am

I have the following for sale: 18 bed extension new in carton list $426 Remote switch Read more »

Sh-t happens

March 20, 2018, 1:35 am

I had almost finished roughing out the inside of this turning (prior to scraping the tool marks and taking the wall thickness down to 3mm) when.... https://postimg.org/image/gcuoonmqt/ The large ... Read more »

Walmart sells Rikon lathes

March 16, 2018, 6:38 am

https://www.walmart.com/ip/RIKON-70-305-16-x-42-Inch-Variable-Speed-Wood-La the-w-Sliding-Head-Bed/568337314?wmlspartner=dsn_cri_ab372f6a-8da1-4a14-9 5f0-c2219228a855&veh=dsn&sourceid=dsn_cri_ab372... Read more »

Tool Rests

March 15, 2018, 10:47 am

If any of you are looking for tool rests, you might give HF a call. The tool rests for their 14x36 lathe have a 1 post and are dirt cheap. I ordered several and cut two of them down to a 3 and 6 to... Read more »

A real optimist

March 10, 2018, 2:12 am

Or an ignoramus! http://tiny.cc/s76ory He's asking C$1500 for a lathe that is worth only $100. Graham Read more »

number of companies still making wood lathes

March 9, 2018, 5:09 pm

just as reality check these off the top of my head robust oneway laguna grizzly powermatic jet rikon harborfreight would not suprise me that a few of the above could be consolidated as they share... Read more »

should all turners have a fireplace

March 8, 2018, 5:19 pm

turners should have at least one find it hard to resist turning a blank i like even knowing that the visible crack looks deep probably deep enough to guarantee a failed turning but i turn it anyw... Read more »

no name and a treadle lathe and others

March 1, 2018, 8:45 pm

maybe not mainstream but is very interesting https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/for/d/wood-lathe/6509728464.html looks like an oliver but not sure https://spokane.craigslist.org/tls/d/industrial-... Read more »

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Mylands friction finish streaks how to remove?

I bought some Mylands High Build Friction Polish yesterday and tried it on a maple weed pot with a 1-1/8 diameter neck and 3 diameter body. The neck did fine but the body has some rather distinct... Read more »


A different take on a Natural Edge Bowl

When you think of Natural Edge, you think Bark. But I was given a large unusual piece of wood that presented an opportunity for a different take on Natural Edge Bowl. Though not actually a turnin... Read more »


Anybody using the Nova Cole Jaws or How to get a smooth bottom?

Good morning, I'm interested in these jaws: http://www.sears.com/nova-woodworking-nova-jscole-cole-jaws/p-SPM5857402401 P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1 But I have a couple of questions. I ha... Read more »


Union Graduate Bowl Lathe Parts

Looking for source of parts if there is one. I understand the lathes are no longer being made. Interested in beds especially. Also would like to know what the frame size of the motor is. Thanks. Read more »