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Nova DVR
I know this question comes up every month or so, but I have to ask again. What are some of the opinions on the Nova DVR lathe? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks LB In article , I have one...
14 years ago 10
 
Sealing end
I am looking for suggestions on how to seal end grain in maple. When I have tried to stain and finish live edge bowls I have turned the end grain comes out blotchy and looks treble. Thank Ian Use a...
14 years ago 3
 
Head's up!
Just a quick head's up here folks. I just got a new wheel dresser from Lee Valley and it seems to be great. I have only used it the once but it looks like it should last and do a great job. I dressed...
14 years ago 4
 
Lathe parts??
Glad I just found this group :O) I need a drill chuck for a Rockwell - Beaver 11" wood lathe model 3401A (later Delta). Doesn't take an MT1 or 2 chuck (no MT at either head or tail). Anyone know where...
14 years ago 3
 
An interesting lathe project
Hello all, I'm nearly finished with my latest project on the lathe, and figured it might be interesting enough to share the idea. For our third anniversary, I wanted to make my wife a jewelry box- but...
14 years ago 4
 
Design Approaches - Start With A Blank Slate - Or ...?
Design Approaches - Start With A Blank Slate - Or ...? One approach to coming up with designs for turnings is to look at many pieces as possible - photos, drawings, hands on - then pick a style or an...
14 years ago 2
 
Bird watching at the craft show
It's fall again, at least up north, and the birds are heading south. Here's a few I spotted around the craft shows this week: ******************************************** The -Dull witted Nincompoop-...
14 years ago 1
 
CNC wood lathe
Started posting details on my CNC lathe/mill/router. I am building it mainly to be able to do columns up to 24" by 10' but there are a lot of other things I plan for it. Comments welcome. Pretty cool...
14 years ago 1
 
keeping the bark on and of good color
I managed to get a birch log (in Colorado). I've got several pieces prepared for natural edge turning and the question is not only how to keep the bark on but without coloring it. I did one piece and...
14 years ago 3
 
Dymondwood pen blanks
Some help please. I am wondering if there is a special way of turning these items. On the occasions that I have used this product, I have found that on a number of turnings, the wood splits even...
14 years ago 7
 
Thoughts on Self-Mutilation
"Sticks out like a sore thumb" is the one everyone recognizes. Here to tell you that should you shave the skin off the end of your index finger while slicing carrots for dinner, it'll be just as...
14 years ago 8
 
pen legs
Ok, I know this sounds nuts, but I'm seriously thinking about making oversized pens ( no innards ) as "legs" for my lathe bench and possibly to hang outside my shop. they would need to be 22¼" long....
14 years ago 5
 
Final cut
My question is when I?m shaping the inside of a bowl, using the bow gouge ½? hss, which has steep sides and a fairly flat bottom with curve joining the two areas. To make the final cuts as smooth a...
14 years ago 4
 
Review Update: Delta 16" VS Lathe - PM/Jet VFD Info (long)
This post contains updates and corrections to information presented in my original Delta 46-756 lathe review. The VFD controller information, in particular, is relevant to Powermatic and Jet EVS...
14 years ago 55
 
Need Advise on wood
I am a fairly new turner, having done about 4 dozen pens of different styles. I have come into a fair amount of Western red Cedar 6"x8" by 5 or 6 feet. It is old wood but in good shape will this be a...
14 years ago 4