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Thread Adapter
Hi Carole, A while back we talked about an adapter to go from 1-1/4" x 8 thread (DVR) to 1" x 8 thread Jet and Delta Mini/Midi lathes. Penn State never got these in stock and I've pretty much...
14 years ago 2
 
baseball bats.....
How are the ends cupped on bats? How are the ends cupped on bats? You might send an e-mail to this guy . . he is here in Baton Rouge & his love for baseball is more than you can imagine . . . I'm sure...
14 years ago 2
 
Tagua Nut Advice Sought
Hi, I am not quite even a novice turner. I've bought a lathe, had one lesson, and I'm playing. I've successfully made a couple of very small vases, 1-2" tall. Now I'm trying to work with a tagua nut...
14 years ago 7
 
adapter - scroll chuck to shopsmith
Does anyone make an adaper to mount a scroll chuck on a Shopsmith? I was told that the Shopsmith uses a 5/8" unthreaded shaft to which you attach a face plate. I thought that a version of a spindle...
14 years ago 7
 
robert sorby stebcentre a must have!!
hi to all, first i must say thanks to all replyed to my earlyer posting about tool sharpening and i am currently looking into buying a robert sorby grinding jig. i have just bought a sorby 7/8"...
14 years ago 6
 
Powder post beetle treatment?
What is a good treatment to kill infested wood? I want to make sure the bugs don't get into my stash when I take this wood into the shop to turn. Dan Got a vacuum pump? Drawing a vacuum inside a metal...
14 years ago 5
 
Praise for Delta
When a company does you right you want to tell others. I have a 14" lathe and Delta fixed it once under the 2yr warrenty with no problem. Warrenty ran out a couple months ago but they still sent me a...
14 years ago 3
 
Honest opinion of Jet 1642 EVS
Planning to upgrade my lathe in the near future and looking for honest = opinions on the Jet 1642 EVS. Is this a good lathe or should I opt for another machine? Need to keep = it under 2K. Thanks for...
14 years ago 2
 
How do they make this vise?
There are several versions of this vise on the web and it looks like a good idea, but I can't quite grasp HOW it works.. The basic idea is to put a piece of stock in the jaws and as you turn the...
14 years ago 13
 
Musing re big holes & ugly plugs; tiny openings & tasteful collars.
Before the advent of special tools and elaborate devices for hollowing large vessels thru small orifices we made 'hollow forms' altho they weren't called by that name. We hollowed the piece thru a...
14 years ago 4
 
Reporting a negative result with alcohol drying.(for fun only)
I posted this separate thread so as not to make light of an important subject. I hope this is one small step for a woodturner and one giant step for Woodturning and worthy of being added to the long...
14 years ago 8
 
sharpening turning tools
hi to all, i am still new to the art of woodturning and i am still investing in high quality tools as i have always been told to buy the best i can afford. i have been having probloms sharpening my...
14 years ago 16
 
Al?
Been lurking, occasionally, and just realized we haven't seen Al Kyder in months. I, for one, miss him (her? them?) Anyone have leads? Thanks, -- M-Powell Murray: GO TO YOUR ROOM! Kip I thought Al was...
14 years ago 5
 
OT: Rogue stump-grinders attack!
Hello all, Strangest thing happened today- I had a maple next to my driveway removed a while back, and had intended to call someone to have the stump removed. But as it was only about 1" high and out...
14 years ago 7
 
Plugs for the Chinese Ball
I received a lot of good recommendations on materials for plugs for the Chinese Ball. Epoxy did not work exceptionally well, it seemed to be a bit brittle. The normal waxes that I tried had a tendency...
14 years ago