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Turning angels
I am trying to turn "Angels", you know the type- awooden doll wit wings on the back. I am having difficulty working out how to make the wings. They should be a flat circle about 1/4 inch thick with...
13 years ago 3
 
Stihl Chainsaw throttlenproblem
My MS 430 C has been going great for 18 months but lately the lever which shuts off the engine has ceased to function. I slide it up for STOP and it jumps back to RUN. To stop the engine I put it to...
13 years ago 3
 
bowl savers
I'm looking for bowl savers, I've seen the one by wood-cut tools, kelton and oneway, who else has one? Any help would be appreciated. You have just named them all. The Wood-Cut is probably the easiest...
13 years ago 3
 
Yew turnig dark
I have been turning some English Yew for some time now, when items are finished and looking good, but after a few months the wood is a much darker colour. Have other turners come up against the same...
13 years ago 1
 
Is anyone familiar with this chainsaw?
This is cross posted, as I know between the flat and round side of woodworking there is a quite a large population that use chainsaws. I am looking at buying the Husky 460 with a 24" bar for general...
13 years ago 34
 
Turning cedar
Anybody have any opinions about turning cedar. I have an abundant supply of "recycled" cedar from a chainsaw artist friend of mine. Have used it for birdhouses up to this point. -- Papa Chuck I have...
13 years ago 10
 
How dry is dry?
First, I don't own a moisture meter (haven't justified the purchase yet). I was wandering, if my house is mainatained at 40% humidity, and my garage is at from 50-60% humidity, how do I know when my...
13 years ago 6
 
End grain in and on a bowl
I'm a relative newbie to woodturning and I've run into a problem and don't have my mentor handy to get the solution. Also, I've searched online and haven't tumbled to the answer. I'm turning a fairly...
13 years ago 12
 
taper roller bearing
DEAR SIRS : CHINA TLR Bearing has been supplying quality bearing products, including : Inch Series Taper Roller Bearings Metric Series Taper Roller Bearings Spherical Roller Bearing Cylindrical Roller...
13 years ago
 
need someone to turn some fishing lures
I am looking for someone to turn approximately 100 lure bodies. The bodies are 8 inches long and approxately 1.7 inches thick and tapered toward the head and tail. The shape is quite basic. I would...
13 years ago 3
 
Jet 1442 Problem
I have the above woodturning lathe and it's been acting strangely all of a sudden. The complete sequence of events. - Lathe runs fine in the garage/shop, although not much time put on it. (bought it...
13 years ago 23
 
Help making peppermill
Can someone give a good site to get information on making peppermills? My daughter just purchased a new chuck for her lathe and she bought all the hardware to make a nice simple project for a...
13 years ago 4
 
Locust for Use in Foodsafe Bowls - Utensils
I have access to some free Locust wood. I know it can make nice bowls, hollow forms and decorative items. But I wasn't sure if it was safe for utility wares such as food use bowls, spatulas, spoons...
13 years ago 6
 
Can tools be too sharp?
Hi all. I am new to turning having just bought a used Delta 14" lathe about 6 weeks ago. I found one in very good shape and paid $275 for it. (a side note: If I hadn't found that one I had made up my...
13 years ago 15
 
Best Budget Chuck For A Beginner
I just ordered the new Jet Indexing Mini Lathe after borrowing my dad's for a couple of months to get used to turning. Some of the small projects that I've been working on would have been much easier...
13 years ago 9