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Blog entry by Hacksaw007 posted 1007 days ago 5161 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Check out this link to see just how bad we have it with our wood lathes? Sorry Scrappy, just thought of you when I saw this!

-Mike

http://www.wimp.com/chesspieces/

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16



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Michael1

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#1 posted 1007 days ago

Two Things come to mind after I watched this video. First I won’t complain about my lathe not having the features of a $10,000.00 Lathe again. Secondly, I consider myself a seasoned veteran in the use of a wood lathe, however; If I had to use my foot to steady my Skew Chisel because my steady hand was busy powering my lathe, I am certain I would be missing most of my toes after they got caught between my turning blank and the tool rest!!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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Michael1

403 posts in 1263 days


#2 posted 1007 days ago

The most impressive part is how quickly this guy turned the chess piece (6 minutes from chucking the blank stock to completion)and how smooth it appears with no sand paper. Evidently his lathe tools are razor sharp!!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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scrappy

3505 posts in 2033 days


#3 posted 1007 days ago

I’m not THAT bad, am I????

Thanks for the post, but think I’ll stick with the JET.

More work then I want from a lathe.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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TheFonz

42 posts in 1383 days


#4 posted 1007 days ago

That was fun to watch. It’s amazing how something so beautiful can be made with so little to work with. Never again will I complain about the quality or quantity of my tools. :)

-- Jeff, Look with hope to the horizon of today, for today is all we truly have.

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SASmith

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#5 posted 1006 days ago

Very impressive.
Probably doesn’t even want a treadle lathe because he doesn’t like those newfangled tools.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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nobuckle

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#6 posted 1005 days ago

I don’t quite know what to think about that. A skilled craftsman for sure. I feel ashamed that I complain so much about the tools I have. And I just can’t seem to remember that last time I had to use my foot to hold my skew chisel against the tool rest. I don’t even know how to use a skew chisel.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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wildbill001

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#7 posted 1005 days ago

So much for all the marketing hype about needing special chisels and steel and such to turn out good work. What you want to bet that chisel he is using is a piece of recycled auto-spring?

Bill W

-- "You can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their back" -- Unknown

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Niko

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#8 posted 1002 days ago

Razor sharpness doesn’t do justice to his tools.

Wood looked like pine to me, yet that’s smoother than sanded.. Skilled man

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tazray

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#9 posted 1001 days ago

Goes to show you, with a little bit of effort, you can do amazing things

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