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571 days ago

End Grain bowl turning - 8 replies

Have a question for all you bowl turners. What are the pros and cons when it comees to end grain turning. I have done a few end grain bowls, mostly because I didn’t know any better. When I first started I just assumed that all bowls were turned end grain. A 10 diamenter tree trunk would give you a 10 bowl. Its a wonder I haven’t los...

642 days ago

Chasing my own tail !!!! - 7 replies

Sure you have seen a dog chase his or her own tail. Well that’s the way I feel about my wood working. I love to make things mostly just for the fun of it and not worry to much about what others think as much as worry about what I think. I have come to realize that I need to be able to sell some of my work in order to continue buying all th...

705 days ago

Best place to buy pen sets. - 10 replies

Going to try my hand at pen turning. Was wondering where you guys that turn pens get the best price for the pen kits? Also does the kit come with all you would need to have a finish product, other than the blank. Blanks aren’t an issue. Don’t want anything fancy at this time, just something to get started with. Thanks in advance

759 days ago

turning burl - 3 replies

Going to try my hand at turning a cherry burl. I have access to several but wanting to start on a small piece. I really have no idea how to go about doing this. How do I make my first cut with chainsaw. Would appreciate any information anyone can give me on turning burls. Just not sure how to go about it, that is cutting to install on my lathe. ...

790 days ago

electric chainsaw - 15 replies

Have a part of the stump part of a cedar tree and was wanting to cut it down so I could put it on my lathe. I have tried several different ways to cut it without much luck. So!!!!!!!! I go to thinking what if i had a electric chainsaw. I have three chainsaws but they can be a pain in the rear end some time and may not have any gas on hand and et...

792 days ago

Wood Lathe chuck - 13 replies

Looking for a chuck for a Delta Rockwell lathe model # 46-525. It has a one inch thread with eight teeth per inch. This could be a used or new chuck. I don’t mind cleaning up one provided it will work. A little WD 40 does wonders in some cases. Hoping someone has one they no longer need or someone that has purchased a bigger or better one ...

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