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12-11-2018 06:33 AM

signing work - 0 replies

Hi use a permapaque pen to sigh my bowls however when I try to seal it it runs. can I seal it when i finish the bowl or should I sign after the finish is applied and leave signature bare thanks

11-23-2018 04:37 AM

gloss finish is rough - 10 replies

Hi, I brushed a coat of polycrylic water wash polyurethane on a walnut bowl, first coat when it dried the surface was very rough. the bowl was sanded to 1000 grit why did that happen thanks

11-22-2018 12:35 AM

bowl finish question - 7 replies

i used some min wax polycrylic water wash polyurethane on a bowl and found it is much easier to use than shellac and give a nicer finish. Is it suitable for bowls that maybe used for food thanks Mike

11-10-2018 07:07 AM

removing printing from PVC - 17 replies

Hi, I am using pvc Piipe in a project and want to remove the printing what can I use, alcohol, paint thinner don’t work. Nail polish remover smears it but I would have to use too much to be practical, anybody have any ideas thanks

10-31-2018 04:39 AM

HF lathe motor question - 13 replies

I have a HF bench top lathe. I took the rubber feet off to bolt to bench. When I did that the motor touches the work bench. I don’t want to put anything under the lathe because its already a bit high. will the cause a problem with the motor thanks

10-28-2018 01:00 AM

need bowl gouge comparison - 11 replies

I am going to need to replace my .5 inch bowl gouge soon probably next year, But what is good. I am using Benjamin Best and they work fine and I have no problem staying with them. I would like to upgrade and was wondering what is the difference between the different brands. I am a hobby turner and resharpening a few extra times won’t hurt ...

10-23-2018 12:24 AM

CA stains - 13 replies

when using CA to fill cracks on bowl blanks some gets on the wood surrounding the crack especially if the are small and sometimes it don’t sand out. can anything be done with it

10-18-2018 03:39 AM

gluing dowels - 11 replies

Hi< I am doweling a bowel blank and was wonder what glue is better titebond wood glue or epoxy. I s wood glue safe to use thanks

10-15-2018 04:21 PM

wiring - 7 replies

Hi, I have to change a low voltage trance former. It is wired to a line coming from the wall switch. Being the wimp I am I usually turn the house current of but is in necessary since I can turn the switch of and I won’t be touching the switch Logic says if the switch is off it would be ok but I flunked logic what do you think thanks Mike

10-13-2018 11:19 PM

lathe dust hood - 4 replies

I have a small lathe from HF. I want to make a dust hood but because its small I can’t mount it to centers. any ideas how I can mount it to the bench or to the out side of the lathe, I will use plywood to makemit bt am open to suggestions. I am useing my craftsman shop vac, hose end is 1.25”

10-13-2018 03:54 AM

what sand paper - 33 replies

ok I have been using HF sand paper and I am beginning to notice it wears very fast. what is a good wearing paper that doesn’t cost a fortune. thanks

10-02-2018 06:37 AM

colouring epoxy - 9 replies

Hi, I want something to put in my epoxy to make the cracks in my bowls stand out, be a feature instead of a defect, any ideas

10-01-2018 06:55 AM

COPED JOINTS - 9 replies

Hi I have to make to joints in quarter round. how do you cut coped joints, I don’t think I will miter but but but the ends against the sides, I have never seen this done much less cut one

09-25-2018 04:32 AM

is this spalting - 2 replies

I cut up a black birch billet and when I cut the blanks I found this pattern, is it spalting

09-23-2018 05:56 AM

advice on mounting a blank - 65 replies

I have a bowl blank I am not sure how to mount. the part that would be the logical bottom has a serious crack in it, its not long but it is deep. I have laid out the circle on the large side but the other side is flatter and will work smoother on the circle jig, how do you judge where to place your center on the small side, the billet was cut fr...

09-23-2018 02:19 AM

need advice about walnut - 8 replies

Hi, I have been turning black walnut lately and have been having a terrible time with tear out.Its seems that walnut is prone to tear out is this true. remembering back I can’t think of a species of wood that I have turned that has had that much tear out and its deep. Any suggestions thanks mike

09-22-2018 06:00 AM

high spot at bottom of bowl - 14 replies

Hi, I cannot figure out and easy fix for this. When I am flattening the bottom of a bowl on the lathe I get a high middle and low sides. The best I can do is create a flat area large enough for my recess. No matter what I do as my gouge travels from out side to inside the gouge cuts shallower as I move towards the middle. I get the same thing wh...

09-10-2018 05:20 PM

band saw blade broke why - 14 replies

Hi, I just cut a stick and my BS blade broke. The saw was turned off. I finished the cut and turned the saw off that is when the blade broke, can’t understand that. The blade was fairly new

09-03-2018 09:42 PM

gluing down measuring tape - 18 replies

Hi, i made a circle jig for my band saw. I mad an adjustable pin. I want to glue down a seamstress tape for a measure what should i use for glue. I looked into preadhesive and they are expensive and then add shipping. The price is good on the ones from china but the wait is long. any Ideas

08-31-2018 11:17 PM

band saw circle jig help needed - 10 replies

Hi I have a 10” band saw with a cut clearance of a little under 6”. I want to upgrade or make a new jig The one I have is 5/8ths furniture board, not sure if it is MDF or just something like it. What I wand to do is put a 1/4 in plywood top over the one I have and build a sliding pin in place of fixed holes. I use this jig for cutti...

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