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Turned Lidded Box Instructions web pages up
I've put up the One Way of Making A Lidded Box instructions on my woodworking site. "Pages 1 through, and including Page 6 are GIF files you can download, print and take out to the shop to try. Not...
14 years ago
 
occasioal reminder - cheap faceplates
for those who are new to this - you can get welded faceplates from me at the web address below - I started making these because I didn't like the prices of store bought ones so I made a bunch for...
14 years ago 3
 
Delta 14inch (stuck faceplate)
Hello all, Just assembled the lathe and can't seem to get the faceplate off. Tried turning it counterclockwise, as the manual states. Shot it with WD-40. Looked around for a set screw somewhere. It's...
14 years ago 5
 
Recent thoughts on Craftsman 15' pro?
Hi, Wondering if there is anyone currently using the Craftsman 15" Professional lathe from Sears and would be willing to share their experience with it? The one I am considering purchasing can be seen...
14 years ago 8
 
Slightly OT-Compressors
I'm looking for a compressor for my shop--mostly to move dust around and clean up but also to nail & brad a few small projects--nothing like framing or roofing. Anyone have any suggestions? How are...
14 years ago 13
 
How can I keep the bark on ?
Good Day Folks Does anyone have a way to store wood so that the bark will stay on? It would seem that the different shrinkage rates between the wood and bark would make this .... difficult. However...
14 years ago 4
 
Web Site: the work in progress
Just a note to day that the work in progress is progressing, albeit slowly. More time to turn would be nice. I have meetings all day today. ______ God bless and safe turning Darrell Feltmate Truro,...
14 years ago 6
 
Routers and is this a good deal?
x-no-archive:yes I am wanting an inexpensive router that will allow me to use 1/2 inch bits for my Ryobi router table. Will this work or is it too cheap? I would like to someday buy some rail and...
14 years ago 4
 
OT, but someone here will know about paint.
Some of my recent posts don't show up on my webtv so if this is a repeat forgive. I have two gallons of hi-gloss dark green acrylic enamel. Lorraine likes the color but not the shine for her new 'fern...
14 years ago 16
 
Mystery Wood
Hi, Of course it's probably only a mystery to me. I picked this up from a guy who said it had been used as a science lab worktop, as it's the type of wood that doesn't absorb the chemicals much....
14 years ago 9
 
Thanks for responses
Thank you for your help. I've been reading this group about a year. The information shared here has been the major reference for me, and I'm sure, considerably shortened my learning curve. Again,...
14 years ago
 
hot melt glue?
I've seen lots of references to using hot melt glue (HMG) to stick scrap blocks to bowl blanks. Is there a "preferred" formulation of HMG (are there different formulations?) What about quantity of HMG...
14 years ago 6
 
Brilliant Idea or Dumb Idea
Having just recently blown through the top of a turned lidded vessel, and having noted that a light shining into the inside while looking from the outside makes it semi-obvious how thick or thin the...
14 years ago 10
 
And things were going so well.
Doing a set of turned lidded boxes - in recycled old growth redwood - for a charity auction. Had one done - the smallest of the set of 3, the medium sized one waiting for the epoxy to dry on the...
14 years ago 6
 
How remove hot glue residue?
I've been turning some shallow bowls and plates by hot gluing a stubby wooden cylinder to the block (bottom of the piece) and clamping it in the chuck. When I am done with the lathe work I am cutting...
14 years ago 5