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TIW Short Update No. 15 - New Jointer and Lathe

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Blog entry by Shawn Sealer posted 10-06-2012 03:16 AM 1370 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New tools to the shop. 6” jointer and a bench top lathe.

-- -Shawn



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doordude

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#1 posted 10-06-2012 05:46 AM

these tools will realy improve your level and breath of work. good turning

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nobuckle

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#2 posted 10-06-2012 01:08 PM

Congrats on the new tools. I’m looking forward to seeing the assembly of the jointer. I hope that you are going to show off the chuck for your lathe as well. Take care.

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

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TheDane

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#3 posted 10-06-2012 03:53 PM

Shawn—I have the same Steelex turning tool set (got it with my lathe 16 months ago).

Learn how to sharpen the tools in your set and you will not be disappointed!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Ken22F

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#4 posted 10-06-2012 11:04 PM

Shawn that’s the smart way, sizing the tools for the work area.
I see it time and time again woodworkers buy too large expensive tools,
Finding out later on them needing more work space or want a different tool
And end up selling their oversized machine at a fraction of the cost.
That’s how I got my last machine a 20” Bandsaw for $260 from a
guy that needed the room in his garage/workshop (no cars).

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Shawn Sealer

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#5 posted 10-20-2012 04:11 PM

I will show off the Lathe Chuck when I get a new one. I am looking of a good quality reasonably price 4 jaw chuck now (any suggestions). I was thinking of doing a podcast on the different ways to attach wood to the lathe for beginning turners like myself. I am really liking the Steelex tools, but I do not have anything to compare them too. I am delving into sharping them now, and I am going to do a podcast on setting up my sharpening station. A side note, my wife has tried out the lathe and likes it. Ken, I agree and if I get a bigger shop down the road, I can sell my old one cheap to some new woodworker just starting out.

Thanks

-- -Shawn

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TheDane

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#6 posted 10-20-2012 06:22 PM

Shawn—I have been really happy with Penn State’s Utility Grip 4 jaw chuck. I have used it for about 15 months and have absolutely no complaints.

It is on sale for $89 … comes with both #2 standard jaws, #1 step jaws, and includes 8” jumbo (Cole) jaws.

Here’s a link to it: http://www.pennstateind.com/store/CUG3418CCX.html

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Shawn Sealer

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#7 posted 10-23-2012 12:26 AM

I was looking at that one Gerry its now on the top of my list

thanks

-- -Shawn

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