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What Happened??????
I have been absent from this group for some time. Imagine my suprise when I returned and found no one home. I remember about 1.5 yrs ago that there would be at least 50 new posts per day. Did the...
13 years ago 7
 
OT -- well, more or less
I am re-working my links page on my website on account of because it's hideous. If anyone is interested in a reciprocal link exchange, contact me at bill att I normally put links from my links page...
13 years ago 4
 
My new website.
Hello to all! I like to introduce my new website to this group. I've learned a lot about woodturning in this group, so what you see at my website wouldn't be there without RCW! I hope you will enjoy...
13 years ago 28
 
When did you break into actually selling pieces?
I have had a fine and enjoyable experience turning for the last 3 or 4 years. My only regret was I learned on some very nice rock/hard green maple. Lordy I wish I had more of that beautiful wood....
13 years ago 7
 
Jig for cutting logs for turning on a bandsaw
Do any of you know what WW magazine had an article on a jig for cutting a log on a bandsaw? It was made out of 3/4" plywood that was L shaped and showed how to cut a log while anchored in the jig. I...
13 years ago 16
 
The Bumble Bee Syndrome
This post is in response to Arch's response to the thread "Foreward/Reverse Options? Why? "Not knowing any better, I find that reverse sanding can be useful when sanding stringy wood or removing...
13 years ago 3
 
More about the previous "tip" from Arch
Hello, Some times ago, ago Arch, gave us this Tip : ********************* " I found some self drilling sleeve anchors for concrete, hardened and about 7/16 in, diam. X 1 1/2 in. long. The toothed end...
13 years ago 1
 
FWW Review of Heavy-Duty Lathes
Just got latest issue. FWW reviewed General 25-650 Grizzley G0456 Jet JWL-1642-EVS-2 Nova DVR-XP Nova 1624-44 Best Value PowerMatic 3520B Best Overall Rikon WoodFast 70-500 On 12 Apr 2007 20:00:42...
13 years ago 8
 
Update on electrical fault
Sorry for the delay folks. I tried all the suggestions about the electrical fault on my Myford Mystro to no avail. I then contacted Myfords and they suggested exactly the same thing. I told them I had...
13 years ago
 
Going Big Heatwise/Weightwise
I took out the 30 gal barrel stove I had been using and replaced it with a 55 gal. After lining the inside with firebrick I used sewer grating as the fire grate - about 200+ lbs. I tested it...
13 years ago
 
Cutting threads - need your inputs
Bonnie Klein has a machine to use on your lathe to cut threads into tiny tops (awesome boxes when she's done) and the usual boxes. I keep thinking I can make something cheaper and use a router, edge...
13 years ago 12
 
Sometimes the simple things are the hardest to find...
Hello all, Anyone know of a source for 1" x 8tpi faceplates that actually has them in stock and ready to ship? I'm looking for the smallest diameter possible. Seems like 2" faceplates are backordered...
13 years ago 11
 
__measure__ sharpness ?
can you imagine if the conventional wisdom for judging size-tolerance of fabricated-materials was along the lines of, "how does it feel when i shave hairs on my arm?" I want to _measure_ knife...
13 years ago 2
 
Where does "turning" end and "machining" begin?
This was triggered by putting together a Harbor Freight "radial arms saw kit", intended for mounting a hand held circular saw to it (an accident looking for a victim?). A friend bought it on a whim,...
13 years ago 7
 
Small Hollowing
Finally got around to turning some Christmas tree ornaments and that required hollowing through a half inch hole. Drilled the 1/2" hole almost through the shape I'd turned then used a dental tool as a...
13 years ago 2