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still a newbie- green wood question
Hello All, I still have not made anything decent with my lathe - two round things from square stock and a rough looking goblet of sorts from a piece of cherry. I have signed up for a bowl turning...
13 years ago 13
 
Vacuum Chucking Tip
After finishing a bowl I mark the center of the bottom while it is still on the chuck (I use an inside gripping chuck). I found a length of metal tubing that is the same diameter as the through hole...
13 years ago 3
 
I want to build a woodturning lathe
I have done a lot of searching for home-built lathe plans on the web, but haven't found that much. I'd like to build one myself for several reasons, mainly because it would be fun, and I'm cheap. I...
13 years ago 20
 
Lamp kits
I've been looking on the web for lamp kits, but all I seem to run into are lamp kits made from brass. I'd like to find one made with some other metal than brass .. not a fan of the color gold... Any...
13 years ago 2
 
Timber Sealer
Hi I'm just getting in to turning and since I live on a farm I have plenty of access to timber. I read the the ends need to be sealed untill it has dried to prevent cracking. I 'm wondering what I...
13 years ago 7
 
Asian hardwood - large sizes needed
Hi-- I'm seeking a regular source of quality exotic Asian hardwood, blocks that are about 6" x 6" x 18". I've been searching on-line but finding quite little, and my source in Asia tells me that all...
13 years ago 5
 
Numbers on chuck jaws
OK, I know this is a real newbie question, but here goes. Why are the jaws and the body of my Pinnacle chuck numbered? Dick Durbin Tallahassee So that you can make sure they go back on the correct...
13 years ago 10
 
Wood Identification Resource Site URL
Though the url for this site has been posted before, it's worth posting again. If you've got a chunk of wood and want to find out what it is - THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO START! Lots of color photos,...
13 years ago 2
 
Accessory Question
Greetings! First, thanks to all the members that have responded to my previous questions...You've all been a great help! I notice that some accessories (pen mandrels, as an aexample) are available in...
13 years ago 5
 
Harbort Freign Grinder/wet grinder
hello, I am a new woodturner and also a woodworker and I am in the market for a grinder/sharpening tool. HF has these 2 products on sale: a combo wet/dry grinder for $59 and a 8" dry grinder with a...
13 years ago 6
 
Thread Cutting Question
Has anyone ever used a metal cutting tap to cut threads in a wooden box. I am thinking that a holder for the tap could be attached to the tool rest and then fed into the work, cutting the threads....
13 years ago 12
 
Lubrication for Reaves Drive
I have a Shopsmith which has a variety of Reaves drive. The manual stresses the need to lubricate the sheaves regularly and since I do it, the speed control always operates very easily. I just...
13 years ago 4
 
Wood Turning Education
One of my concerns as a former teacher is the lack of industrial arts teaching in our present school system. Perhaps you are fortunate to still live in an area where the trades are respected enough to...
13 years ago 18
 
Electric motor reversing question
All, I am adding a motor to a mini lathe and have a wiring question. The motor I have is reversible. I can add a switch to the circuit to switch polarity and change rotation direction. Here is the...
13 years ago 23
 
Semi OT - Carving tools - Sharpening
Hello All, Just got back from visiting the wife's family in China and brought back some carving tools - gouges of various sweeps and a few straight and skew chisels. My idea is to dabble a bit in...
13 years ago 2