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lilac
Has anyone ever turned lilac before? I have some pieces I thought were good sizes for boxes but I heard that when lilac dries it can get really tough. Any thoughts or suggestions. Kevin Hello Kevin,...
13 years ago 3
 
WT journal recommendation
Im looking for a recommendation towards a WT mag. Id like the Fine Woodworking countertype. Prefarably more technical than arty, but quality comes first - measured in level of contributors,...
13 years ago 5
 
Darrell... you still with us?
Darrell - like Leo, if you have been posting, I haven't seen it. And going back in the group it looks like you haven't posted for a while. Everything OK in the Great White North? (Hey... take off...)...
13 years ago 5
 
Hey Leo!
Mr. Van Der Loo: Long time no hear... you still alive and kickin' out there? It isn't like you to go 2 - 3 weeks without a post. Give us a shout and let us know you haven't gone over to the flat side...
13 years ago 7
 
help on bowls
I an a fairly new turner. Having done pens, kelioscopes, keyrings and all the other little stuff. I have moved on to small bowls for candy dishes did a couple out of purpleheart and narda that came...
13 years ago 4
 
Grizzly G1019
Good Evening: I'm working on setting up a used Grizzly G1019 14" bandsaw. I'm having trouble getting the 2 wheels to be coplaner. I'm off by about 1/4". The upper wheel is recessed. Is this normal for...
13 years ago 4
 
Common Knowledge (or it could be in the manual I didn't read)
There are things in any type of woodworking which are assumed as obvious (once you've seen it or figured it out) and therefore not worth mentioning. It's that type of really basic stuff that can...
13 years ago 16
 
Oregon Electric Sure Sharp File Guide
I'm thinking of buying this to speed up my chainsaw blade sharpening. Has anyone out there used this and could you share your opinions. TIA Tony Manella ndd1"at" (remove "at") Lehigh Valley...
13 years ago 6
 
Photo of Spirals or Flutes Being cut with a router
Hello All, My new book, "The Woodturners FAQ Book", is nearing completion at the publisher. I had mentioned devices for cutting flutes and spirals in spindles using a router. I did not have a photo of...
13 years ago 1
 
Considering a Turning Tools Compendium Project
In response to the many questions about Pointy Sticks, I started The Pointy Stick Compendium Project. Seems as though there's a need for The Turning Tools Compendium Project - a single place to find...
13 years ago 4
 
Musing on Arch's musings
Talking about how long the edge of a gouge lasts, and the varieties of steels to use got me thinking along another line. I learned that for bowl turning, the gouge was the only tool necessary....
13 years ago 14
 
Prismatic markers
I am thinking of getting a bit 'arty'. I have seen reference to 'Prismatic Markers' as being suitable for colouring (or coloring, I'm in the UK) wood, but I can't find them. I suspect that they are a...
13 years ago 5
 
Can't stop making these things
Unlike other types of woodworking, turning lends itself nicely to doing variations of on an idea - in a relative hurry - with not much wood. That's the nice thing about turning. The problem is...
13 years ago 3
 
Anyone heard fron Mac Davis?
John B was asking over on the rec. about Mac. I myself have been out of circulation from the passing of both of my in-laws in the last two months. If anyone knows if how he is doing........by all...
13 years ago 3
 
help a newbie: tool 'catches' in the object
hello, I am a newbie and I have a problem when turning where my tool will 'catch' in the wood and cause a 'divot', and at the same time makes me loose control... what I am doing wrong? thanks, cyrille...
13 years ago 8