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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
 
Musing about shop made handles for store bought turning tools
Shafts, flutes, grinds, edges and steels of the 'business end' of turning tools are a never ending topic for discussions on rcw. This rarely leads to arguments that threaten the thin veneer of...
14 years ago 9
 
making maple plywood from veneer, using plastic resin glue...blanks to turn step pulleys
I want to turn a few (typical drill-press sized) v-belt step pulleys*, and want to make the plywood it's turned from. I'm considering using 'garden variety' maple veneer and plastic resin glue, but...
14 years ago 10
 
HOMEMADE DUST EXTRACTOR
Has anyone got plans / photos /advice on making a bucket or drum style exractor , the vortex or cyclone type with airtight lid , I have a Numatic dust extractor but want to make a first stage larger...
14 years ago 3
 
Double charged by Travelocity and Galt Hotel in Louisville -- be careful -- long
This is not turning related but it is Symposium related. IF YOU BOOKED THE GALT HOTEL THROUGH TRAVELOCITY, READ ON. I admit to being a procrastinator. So, when it came time to get a reservation for...
14 years ago 7
 
vi/xi Puns
Pointed king: Map makes you into swear. Jar Jargon: Rainy vase. Bombat: Internet.
14 years ago
 
Triangle stools and backstools
I usually don't like making spindle furniture, but my daughter outgrew her rocking chair, so I decided to give it a go. So, if I was going to make something, I wanted it to be really different and...
14 years ago 1
 
Shopmate sabre-lathe 2610T0
Hello, Recently I picked up a sabre-lathe (and it looks like it can be used with a table saw attachment too) model 2610T0. I need information for it, a manual would be great but experience will work...
14 years ago
 
dust collection attachment
Does anyone have a picture of what system they use to attach the dust collection hose to their lathe? I don't have a picture of my hand. Especially for sanding where I move around a lot I hold a 2...
14 years ago 9
 
What say ye...
Inspired by Leo V's website, I've spent the last couple of days doing roughing mostly. Still have a long way to go before I match Leo's three zillion blanks drying on the shelf, but it's a start. Got...
14 years ago 20
 
Grinder Tune-Up
I recently bought The Woodcraft 8" 1750 rpm grinder and am basically very pleased with it. After trueing the wheels, it runs very smoothly and does a fine job of sharpening. My only complaint is that...
14 years ago 1
 
Link Belt for VS Jet
Some time ago in a discussion about the use of link belts, someone indicated that they are NOT recommended as replacements on VS Lathes. I have a Jet 1236VS and have been wondering why installing a...
14 years ago 1
 
band saw riser
Something to ponder .. I have an old Taiwanese 14" bandsaw, supplied by a now defunc company, AMT. It has the standard 6'' high cut. When new, a rise block was available as an add -on, but of course...
14 years ago 20
 
Woodfast Upgrade
I have one of the original WoodFast lathes. Recently I traveled and worked with several woodturners in the Pacific Northwest and in my travels I came across two different Variable Speed versions of my...
14 years ago 1
 
Low priced sanding supplies
I just wanted to let you all know of a new website to get the best deals on 3M sandpaper and Dynabrade sanders. Thanks...
14 years ago