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1623 days ago

Embossing - 2 replies

Trying to color code 50 cal. pens with a ring on the projectile like the real ones are. Using Zing embossing powder and thin CA. The problem I’m having is the glue makes the color of the powders lighter and not realistic. What am I doing wrong. I put the powder in the groove and apply a couple drops of thin CA and go all the way around and...

1642 days ago

Pen Turning - 2 replies

Any of you fellow pen turners worked with translucent sky glass blanks? How is the best way to hide the brass tube and can you get different color tubes? TKS. Dudley

1666 days ago

Wax - 6 replies

I hope I don’t sound stupid, but what is the best way to remove the wax from a blank? TKS

1672 days ago

Turning Tools - 2 replies

I neatly placed my turning tools on a magnetic strip and today I noted they had a little magnetism. Any comments? Any consequences?

1682 days ago

Bottle stoppers - 7 replies

What size dowel do you folks use for turning bottle stoppers using regular tapered corks. TKS Dudley

1692 days ago

Blocks - 7 replies

Where do ya’ll get blocks for bandsaw boxes and bowl turning? I’m in Florida. TKS

1701 days ago

I have a dove tail jig for sale. (brand new, never used) On ebay - 7 replies

1737 days ago

Forsner bits - 6 replies

Do any of you sharpen your forsner bits? Recommendations please!

1748 days ago

Spline cuts - 5 replies

What blade do you folks use to make the spline cuts? TKS.

1751 days ago

Zero clearance throat plate - 7 replies

A while back I mentioned I made a 0 clearance plate out of 1/8” lexan. Don’t do it, it don’t last. Needs to be thicker. Sorry bout dat.

1756 days ago

In Lap dust collection system. - 3 replies

A frend of mine (A master carver) today gave me an IN Lap dust collecter. I have the rockler 650 cfm with 4 inch intake. My question is can this in lap 500 crm with short 6” hose be reduced to 4” and then 2 1/2” for longer runs? This thing is like new and cost $350. I’m not a carver but I should be able to get some use o...

1789 days ago

Bandsaw blade - 1 reply

Stuck the lube stick to my blade and I guess got to much and it slid off the upper tire and caught on the outer blade guard. According to the cut and sound there is one or two teeth out of wack. What’s my recourse? It’s an almost new 1/2” resaw blade. It’s cutting, but I can see a shallow groove about every 1/4”

1810 days ago

Rockwell wood lathe series 46-140 - 1 reply

Offered this lathe in good working comdition for $150. Comes with set of cutting tools. Lathe is on a cabinet. Any comments on this. Yes/No

1842 days ago

Band saw cuts on boxes. - 3 replies

I must be doing something wrong. I can’t seem to camouflage the saw cuts on the boxes I make. I know I have to use the dust from the sanding of the box and add glue but so far I can’t seem to make one disappear. Any ideas. TKS

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