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Help: Sears Lathe Belt Drive Slippage
I have a Sears "Professional" 15" variable speed lathe. Model 351.217.156 I've had it for about 4 years, but to be honest I've used my small Jet Mini lathe a lot more. I've turned maybe 5 bowls, a few...
14 years ago 13
 
FS: Nova 3000
For sale: Teknatool 3000 - excellent condition. $950. 1hp Leeson motor with Leeson Speedmaster variable speed controller. Located in north central Illinois. Pictures at abpw. Please respond to my...
14 years ago 2
 
For whom the lathes turn. Musing about selling wood turnings.
I don't sell and my experience re the buying and selling of turned wood objects is limited to observing buyers at craft shows, art festivals, club and symposium auctions and shows, gift shops and...
14 years ago 20
 
Shellac flakes supplier
Any one know where I can buy super blonde shellac flakes in Canada. Lee Valley has discontinued selling the higher grade of shellac Thanks Peter has a bunch of different shellacs. JP Try here Peter...
14 years ago 2
 
Imagine You've Neer Seen A Lathe
A friend called and invited you over for "an interesting experience". That could mean his home made beer is ready, his order of illegal fireworks has finally arrived - or he's broken down and bought...
14 years ago 3
 
Accryllic Chevrons
Quite a while back Craft Supplies carried the small chevrons in different colors but no longer does. I am looking for more, have searched usual places online and contacted the folks in Provo with no...
14 years ago 5
 
Jet mini lathe hot motor
I just bought a Jet mini lath with the nova chuck on sale at Woodcrafters and played with it some yesterday and this afternoon. I noticed the motor was running very hot, too hot to hold my hand on....
14 years ago 15
 
Mess, disorder and sloth. Joy or heartache?
There's no doubt that my truck runs smoother and has more pep after it's washed and waxed, while changing filters and plugs makes little difference. Just the opposite with my lathe. Polished ways,...
14 years ago 6
 
New England Wood Sources
Might be driving up to the New England area later this year. Looking for recommendations on good places to pick up some of the local hardwoods (walnut, cherry, maple.....) for turning. I'd be...
14 years ago 7
 
Mole Hill Turnery
Cleaning out the shop today (ok, shifting the cultch around) I found an old invoice from Mole Hill Turnery in Scotland. I can't remember his name, but he was active on rcw and a nice chap. At the time...
14 years ago 6
 
Pictures. To post or not to post. Musing about the option.
I occasionally butt in on a thread at another fine forum that includes pics and words. I do not post pics, but I feel comfortable there because of so many rcw alumni who know I mean well so they...
14 years ago 4
 
Identifying Wood !!!!
About 6 weeks ago I came upon this site. The guy that has created it has done it as a labour of love . It is quite simply astounding. I hope all group members take a look and enjoy and appreciate it...
14 years ago 5
 
duck call
Can anyone help me find a scale drawing of the sound board for a duck call. I saw one once about a year ago on the net and can't find it anywhere. I have googled every phrase that i can think of. Hi...
14 years ago 3
 
A long tedious musing with a wobbly tip for turners
This morning I screwed a 11" vase held on a faceplate back on my lathe to re-turn the neck and make it a little less tacky. The unsupported neck end wobbled quite a bit and I assumed the old axiom or...
14 years ago 6
 
Jet Mini or Myford ML8...
Hi, I'm a complete beginner looking to purchase a lathe. Mostly interested in bowls, vases, vessels, etc, but will experiment with other things. To learn on, I was planning on buying a Jet Mini VS....
14 years ago 13