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07-16-2009 05:17 AM

Bridgewood Lathe-12 inch swing??Should I buy or run - 2 replies

Hello Jocks, I have recently been comissioned to build a number of table top compost bins (think hotel ice buckets). I have almost no turning experience and no lathe. I found a Bridgewood 12inch swing lathe on craigslist with chisels, and bowl turning chuck for about $150. Does anyone know about the Bridgewood lathes,and do you think I cou...

11-21-2008 04:10 PM

Help! My door exploded - 21 replies

What’s up Lumberjocks?, I was nearing completion of a case piece when I was hanging up a small door and I dropped it. I don’t know when I will learn not to drop important completed pieces, but this time it exposed some internal stresses that were taking place. Basicly as you can see from the pictures, it is a frame and panel doo...

06-11-2008 06:46 AM

Wooden tail vice swells in changing seasons - 4 replies

I am nearing completion of a traditional work bench complete with a wooden tail vice. The vice was time consuming but came out pretty close to perfect and as I was staring at my accomplishment, I started to wonder if the runners that guide the vice would be subject to the same wood movement that rendered my table saw sled inoperable. I came ho...

02-11-2008 06:41 PM

Edge Gluing Hardwood covered Plywood - 12 replies

Question: I find myself using a lot of hardwood covered plywoods and spending a lot of time glueing hard wood strips to cover the exposed plywood. In my earlier projects I biscuited 3/4inch stips onto the ply. I found that my biscuit joiner cut holes that were a little larger than the biscuit and I would have to futz around tring to get the ...

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