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Pics of revised hollowing tool
I finally have pics of some of the changes I mentioned in my previous posts about my hollowing tool that uses carbide bits. Go to The 3rd paragraph now has a link to this additional pdf. I clarified...
14 years ago 4
 
Mylands Friction Polish
Hi All, Any opinions on this type of finish being food safe? I mean is it okay to use for something like a fruit bowl? I don't think it would be safe for salad bowls or to eat out of. I looked on...
14 years ago 11
 
1 1/4"x8 face plates
I seem to recall that waaay back, someone advertised making faceplates and I believe this was a turner in Canada. I'd appreciate a heads up if anyone remembers who this was. A friend has bought a DVR...
14 years ago 10
 
New Video Sneak Peek
Greetings all As some of you know, I have been hard at work on DVD#2, and all that work is about to be realized, finalized, and all sorts of other -ized. The release of the final product is still a...
14 years ago 18
 
HSS power hack saw blades
I've heard they are good for making parting tools. Could someone direct me to a good supplier? How much should I expect to spend? i know jigsaw blades are pretty easy to get at most hardware store and...
14 years ago 3
 
Moisture Content Meter?
What are people's opinion on a good MC meter? Dan, I only use one to keep track of green blanks that I have rough turned. Since I never have a reliable flat surface for a pinless meter I got the...
14 years ago 30
 
Spaltinig recipe??
A while back, there was a thread on spalting, and some one (maybe Leo?) had a mixture that they used to induce spalting. I'm going to cut some limbs this week (Ash, Sycamore, hackberry and pecan),...
14 years ago 12
 
Jet 1442
I heard a noise I did not like on the hand wheel end of the headstock and decided to replace the bearings in the headstock. Two queestions: Has anyone done this? Is there anything to especially watch...
14 years ago 2
 
Powermatic Lathes
There is a new discussion group devoted to Powermatic lathes. If you have one or considering a Powermatic, then the group can help you out. You have 30mb of personal photo space for your projects and...
14 years ago 5
 
Exploiting carbide for hollowing
I havent seen many hollowing systems that employ carbide bits. Having 23 yrs as a machinist, I was suprised to find no designs that incorporates the best cutting metal. So I made my own hollowing...
14 years ago 34
 
Sandpaper
I wonder what sandpaper other turners are finding "best". (Keeping in mind that sanding on the lathe needs to be done at slower speeds so as not to burnish the wood.) I use Norton 3X a lot as it seems...
14 years ago 13
 
archives
I usually delete postings every month or so, but inevitably after deleting I want to look something up again just to refresh my memory. Is there any way of accessing old postings. Tom Google Groups In...
14 years ago 2
 
Electric motor selection Qs
'ello folks, Recently acquired a 50-year old Davis & Wells 20" band saw. The motor that came with it is not the original and is pretty rough looking. I'm exploring the options for getting a new motor...
14 years ago 8
 
Musing off topic re big words when I should be turning off center.
Been attending some so called "public input" meetings lately and learned the latest buzz word that's rolled off the tongues of our local bureaucrats and assorted 'suck up suits'. The word is.... (drum...
14 years ago 7
 
Any turners clubs in East Berkshire?
14 years ago