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Essay type posts.
Over the last few years several of you have liked some of my 'musings' and others have either been too courteous or too indifferent to complain. Now that blogs are part of the net, I wonder if a blog...
14 years ago 15
 
One Procedure for Making a "Turned Box" (lidded vessel) in a.b.p.w.
Like the Frank Klausz video on making a handcut drawer, Richard Raffan's vid on making a "turned box" covers a lot of ground and there are a lot of subtle things which are easily overlooked. Do...
14 years ago 3
 
Linden or basswood tree for bowls
Is this tree any good for turning bowls? My neighbor had a fairly large tree come down during a storm and I was wondering if it was worth my while to cut up a couple of hunks. Thanks for your help....
14 years ago 5
 
how to use a bandsaw
Can anyone please explain to me exactly how to use a bandsaw to create blanks? I'd like to cut them out of stock so that they are presized and in a draw. I THINK i want the blanks 3/4" x 3/4" x 5" is...
14 years ago 7
 
Guidance needed: jet 1014 vs 1014VS+Nova Chuck
I JUST purchased on saturday the jml-1014 jet mini lathe because it was the one in the Woodsmith store that i could afford. Now I find out that rockler is having a sale on the 1014VS WITH nova chuck...
14 years ago 2
 
Ebonizing Rust Stain
I have the recipe for making this stain but before I use it on one of my turnings, or even a test piece, I'd like to know from those that have made it up and used it how satisfied they were with the...
14 years ago 2
 
Finishing Yellow Cedar
I've made a rather nice bowl (for me) from a yellow cedar burl and, unfinished, it is a lovely lite, lite yellow in colour, and I'd like to keep it that way. I frequently finish bowls with a...
14 years ago 5
 
1-1/4 x 8 nc nuts
Looking for same Steve Try McMaster-Carr at: I ordered the 'nuts' from this company some time ago and received an email confirming my order but I never got them, nor was my mastercard charged. Seems...
14 years ago 3
 
what do you think about the P&N tools from the south pacific??
Hello, I am planning on buying my first tools soon (3/8 spindle gouge, 3/4 skew chisel, 3/4 square end scraper and a parting tool)). What do you think of the P&N tools in the Lee Valley catalogue? and...
14 years ago 8
 
Powermatic Spindle
Hello, Does anyone know where I might acquire some bolts in 1-1/4 x 8 nc thread to fit the spindle on a powermatic. I am looking to make some chucking assists. Regards, Steve Do you mean bolts or...
14 years ago 1
 
I need a hard strong wood thats easy to find!
I need to experiment with some new shapes in my hydraulic press set up. = Basically I have a master die that holds a 6 inch disk of dead soft = copper and I drive a punch into it to form a hollow...
14 years ago 11
 
newbie needs a few lessons
I just bought my very first lathe today. Its a jet jminiII. I'd like to make pens and other smaller stuff. Is there anyone in the knoxville, iowa area that can show me how to use this thing safely?...
14 years ago 7
 
New tool, lots of questions.
Hello all.. I found a decent deal at the local RONA today, picked up the Delta Midi lathe for CDN $245.. the only tool I really didn't have, but thought it was a good deal.. and the idea of making...
14 years ago 43
 
Gallery
I added a couple of pages of bowls to my gallery on the site. ______ God bless and safe turning Darrell Feltmate Truro, NS, Canada I don't recall whether or not you had links to larger gallery images...
14 years ago 6
 
Spotting the wild mentor. Long musing about a few I've seen.
Mr. 'Hands off'. "I'm gonna turn it over to you in a second, but first let me show you how to rub the bevel just to get you started". He gets carried away. As the sun slowly sets, it's getting dark...
14 years ago 3