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Inlays
I'm looking for a Canadian or US source for soft minerals such as azurite, malachite and fluorite to use as inlay material to fill voids and patterns in some of my turnings. I tried some sand from...
13 years ago 3
 
Question on wood
We are taking down a stand of Osage (hedgeapple) trees at the back of our property. My wife was looking at the logs and the color of the woood and commented that the yellowish color matched some set...
13 years ago 3
 
newbie: pen making advice
Hello everyone. My name is Troy and I'm brand new to turning. I don't even have a lathe yet. I'm thinking of making tops, pens, pencils, pointers, parts for toy cars, etc. I am disabled and so don't...
13 years ago 6
 
Lathe Identification
Hello, I am having trouble identifying a lathe I received from my father in law. Is there a way to post pictures to this news group. From what I seee on the lathe there is no product number and it...
13 years ago 12
 
Jet 1442--my last lathe?
Occasional lurker, first time poster here... I have been offered a brand spanking new lathe in the $1000 range (by my mother) in exchange for converting some cherry I've been air-drying for a couple...
13 years ago 10
 
Web Site Update
Hi folks. I have made some changes to the web page, mostly cosmetic, and would value your opinions on it. Thanks. ______ God bless and safe turning Darrell Feltmate Truro, NS, Canada Very nice. Seems...
13 years ago 6
 
grinder at Woodcraft onsale this month - any good???
Hello, I am just starting to get a few things together to start woodturning. I am looking at this grinder: 8" Slow Speed Grinder #144290 Does anyone know if this grinder is any good? Thank you for any...
13 years ago 8
 
Home made lathe - part search
Id like to build my own ww lathe. Its got to be small ( turn up to 8 inch pieces), tabletop version, but sturdy. I have the washing machine motor waiting, and will weld a base (or use black piping....
13 years ago 10
 
Old musings morphed into a rant. (pith left in & bottom unfinished)
Why is NIP pith not like all other piths? Ans. Because it is not always the enemy. True, it's soft and ugly and doesn't make for a nice finial peak or top of a knob, but it's reasonably near the...
13 years ago
 
Al-Ko Kober hdm 850
Hi All Have been offered a second hand one of the above in mint condition However cannot find any reference to one on the web Any info about this lathe appreciated including when produced and price...
13 years ago
 
Visit updated segmented woodturning website
I've finally updated my website. I've added many new pieces organized a bit better. Please visit. Ed Zbik Ancient Woodturnings Hi Ed You do make some really beautiful turnings Ed As for your website,...
13 years ago 2
 
Tree name wanted in Florida
My daughter lives in the Fort Lauderdale area or in Pembroke Pines to be exact. I cut some big limbs off of a tree in her front yard and took a couple big hunks of the limb home with me to Illinois....
13 years ago 4
 
salvaging a favorite tree
Hello folks I am writing with some questions on salvaging some wood from a portion of an old box elder in my parents backyard. This tree was one that I used to climb all the time. It also held the...
13 years ago 3
 
Using glue /water soup on punky wood
Back in april we had a discussion on trying to get punky wood to a state where it could be turned reasonably. I just then had a couple of bowls in the (glue/water) GW soup and was going to give the...
13 years ago 5
 
FS: Delta 1442 lathe
I inadvertently posted this on ABPW. Just got a new Nova lathe and am selling my 14 inch Delta. It is in excellent condition, has a link belt, extra faceplates and will include three spindle adapters...
13 years ago 1