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Ways and Means
This probably never happens to most of you, but occasionally while finish turning the inside of a bowl, I hit a snag--not a real catch, but enough to disturb the bowl on the chuck. It is hard for me...
13 years ago 26
 
Qualalac
I'm having a problem that is driving me nuts. I've been using qualalac and it is cracking. I mean lots of cracks. When I first noticed it I thought it was the wood but the cracks are in the finish....
13 years ago 22
 
A turner's lament. Musing about finishing.
ITFS, (it's the finish, stupid) forget the journey or how we played the game. Whether it's the finish line or the bottom line, the finish of most things makes all the difference. In a post to a recent...
13 years ago 9
 
Chuck brainstorming
Hello all- While I have a chuck that is adequately serving my needs, and don't really need anything different right now, I've been mulling over various senarios for making a homebrew scroll chuck just...
13 years ago 1
 
Tools for sale
Lottsa tools for sale here and lathes to fill your pockets, but all in Ontario Another question I have is what is the difference between reeves variable speed drives and Electronic variable spped...
13 years ago 2
 
Shopsmith
In the current issue of one of the metal working magazines (maybe Home = Shop Machinist) there is an introductory article of a series on = upgrading and modifying an old shopsmith to do metalworking....
13 years ago 13
 
Making Shavings Finally
Got my new Jet Mini and my SuperNova all together and running. Put a piece of 2X2 pine on it to try it out. First thing, I checked out the set of Pinnacle Mini tools and I've see paper with a better...
13 years ago 11
 
Surplus
What is the name of the surplus parts place up in the Mid-West that has "everything?"  I had their web site bookmarked, but an "oops" wiped out that harddrive. What I am looking for is a vacuum pump...
13 years ago 4
 
word for knowing what the tool is doing without seeing it?
When hollowing and you can't see the tool tip, you have to cut by feel. I recall reading an article (by Lyn Mangiameli?) which introduced a word I had not heard before which describes the condition of...
13 years ago 11
 
Thank you for your input on my lathe selection
I stopped at Woodcrsaft yesterday on the way home from work to get the Rinkon. Out of stock as usual, I have yet to buy a stationary tool from woodcraft as they have never had one in, but I keep on...
13 years ago 1
 
Brand New 15" Varible Speed Palmgren Lathe Plus Extras
I bought the Palmgren 15" lathe from the manufacturer about 2 months ago and now want to sell it to upgrade to another lathe. During the past 2 months I broke the drive belt and contacted Palmgren...
13 years ago 4
 
Buying a Starter Lathe
I am a fairly experienced wood worker and have a decent little shop, not a lot of room 18" X 24" with a loft. I have the normal tools, some are still my first buys and some are upgrades. Just got my...
13 years ago 14
 
Thanks for all your help on buying a lathe and welcoming me to the group
Thanks everyone. And Darrell was on your site .......beutiful work. Wood will be extinct by the time I gat close to that. We'll be turning plastic. So judging my talents at this time I decided to stay...
13 years ago 3
 
Musing re spindle bearings that take a licking and keep on spinning.
Over the years,I've read and heard repeated warnings by various experts that driving a blank onto a morse tapered spur center while it's on the lathe will damage the bearings. It would of course,...
13 years ago 7
 
Buying a lathe
A large Hi all I just joined the group and also new to wood turning. I am from Port Hawkesbury Nova Scotia Canada. {Are there many here from Nova Scotia? Does anyone in my area upgrading to a newer...
13 years ago 4