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Interesting news - old news...
A very old log was found in a pond (thousands of years old) and this guy gets to turn it into bowls... I wonder how the wood works. Sounds interesting, and I would like to see more pictures than they...
14 years ago 4
 
help with 'drawing' spinning tops, please!
Greetings and Salutations everyone! I became very frustrated (and cursed some things that I shouldn't have) last night by wasting two hours trying to shape a working design for some spinning tops that...
14 years ago 7
 
Q from a would-be turner
I'm building myself woodturning lathe. Been searching web for ideas for some time, found some. I have all the parts I need, half of the construction is done, but one thing keeps bugging me. The idea...
14 years ago 15
 
Jet 1442 Drive and Belt.
I need some opinions. My lathe is 2 years old, been used a lot. It was hard to shift speeds and the spindle was slipping. I opened up the case and found..a lot of dust. When I got that out of the way,...
14 years ago 7
 
Claro Walnut
Does any one out there know what this really is? I have heard so many different stories. Is it just a color vaiation of Black Walnut? Is it the California Walnut? Is it the graft between the...
14 years ago 2
 
Harbor freight vacum pump
Saw a vacuum pump from harbor freight on a coupon ad for $10.00. Would this work for a lathe vacuum or is it to small. Bruce Bruce, It really isn't a pump. It's a venturi you blow compressed air...
14 years ago 8
 
Alcohol Drying of Wet Wood
It looks like the Group has slowed down a bit so thought I would post my latest test results of the Alcohol Drying of Wet Wood technique. There may be some who feel this is a farce, but in the past...
14 years ago 30
 
Quartz AA Clock Movements Kits
Quartz AA Clock Movements Kits. Scale : 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" square and 1/2". * Poiter is included. Price : $3 See the picture at
14 years ago
 
Tool Stores
Packard woodcraft craftsupplies I shop online at these 3 any others that you guys use that are good? Absolutely. I shop specialty, having acquired most of the necessities through the years, so a lot...
14 years ago 13
 
Met Robohippy this weekend
Drove up from Fresno to Davis, CA to met the famous Robohippy... an interesting experience! I always enjoy meeting folks that I "know" from the web, and Reed was ne exception... The fact that he makes...
14 years ago 9
 
mahogany blanks
Hi Im looking for some 4X4X8 inch blanks and cannot find anywhere on the net! Any ideas for where to find? Thanks! Can you laminate them? There are a bunch on e-bay: Looks like you'd get at least one...
14 years ago 3
 
"Where the girls are"
Many well known turners have contributed to rcw in the past and many continue to contribute. Slobs like me tilt the percentages, but it seems that the percentage of successful high profile female...
14 years ago 2
 
What a small hole in Jet's tool rest for?
Hi! Can anyone explain the purpose of a small (1/2") hole in the body of Jet Mini's tool rest? The hole drilled directly in the left shoulder of the tool rest. I like quality of Jet-1014 and I know...
14 years ago 5
 
Epoxy & pen tubes - maybe not such a slick idea?
I had the weirdest thing happen to me last night. I was trueing up some pens with my handy barrel trimmer, and a few of the brass tubes came out of the wood. Not damaged, it just like the glue failed...
14 years ago 11
 
Musing about Reeve's Drives (this should cure your insomnia, zzz)
Probably 99.99% of us couldn't care less, so naturally I have to muse about Reeve's drives and if it matters as much as a f... in a cyclone if they are not all the same. I mean we refer to all...
14 years ago 9