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08-09-2017 01:17 AM

Contraption - 5 replies

Brad, this topic is dedicated to you, Buddy. Since you called my invention a contraption, and then likened my definition of Contraption to an IBM an acronym, “goldberg” to it in another post, I’ve racked my brain, what’s of it, to finding an acronym for the word, CONTRAPTION. I spent all day today working on it. At 5 pm, ...

08-06-2017 02:52 PM

Where are they located??? - 9 replies

Does anyone know where Woodturning Online is located. I’ve been all over their site, and didn’t see anything that resembled a physical location…...... Please help if you can…........... Jerry (in Tucson)

06-27-2017 02:32 PM

AZ Woody's wood - 2 replies

I just visited AZ Woody’s place Sunday. The visit was made because over the last couple years, I’ve threatened myself with going out there just because. After he invited me and the LJ locals for a gathering on Saturday, I accepted right away, then realized I had another engagement. So, I drove out there Sunday instead. He had a vi...

06-24-2017 02:41 PM

Calling AZ. Woody - 0 replies

Hey man, I’m supposed to show up there tomorrow, Sunday, June, 25. Now, I know Roll doesn’t have a whole lot of people living there, but it sure does cover a whole lot of ground. Can’t find your place without an address, or at least a road name. A phone number wood be good too…...... Pm me with something…........ Je...

06-16-2017 02:40 AM

New website - 16 replies

I just got a website today. It’s up and running as of 10AM today. It shows a lot of the stuff I do in wood turning, and also shows the tools I invented. www.woodturnerstools.com Check it out and please give me some feedback to make it better. You can do that on the contact page in the comment box. You’ll probably have to copy and ...

06-10-2017 12:13 AM

Finding distance between two holes - 11 replies

Just a verification needed. I need to drill 2 holes to match up on my PM lathe. I can’t get up under the ways to find my centers, but can get the distance from outside to outside of each Allen bolt head. The distance is 4”, the bolt head is .550”. If I subtract the size of one bolt head from the 4”, leaving 3.45” on...

04-26-2017 04:36 PM

1700 - 9 replies

Hey yall, I started this just to be the 17 hundredth topic for wood turning. But, I’m posting a video of turning a Moose Antler to flatten it on the edges so it will sit flat. That will come in about 2 hours. I have to upload it to youtube….. Jerry (in Tucson)

04-16-2017 02:25 PM

New Video by Nubsnstubs - 2 replies

I just made another video on embellishing the bottoms of my forms. It’s 19 minutes, and show different treatments on each. One has a very short finial, and the other is just a beaded bottom. ............. Jerry (in Tucson) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUNHv7bub6Y&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

04-11-2017 03:58 AM

Jerry's 1460 Delta Milwaukee lathe - 7 replies

Here are a few pictures of my retired lathe. It’s a year younger than me. Delta Milwaukee 1460 12×36’ lathe, manufactured in 1947, and sold to Tucson Unified School District. I got it in 2010 from a local that had gotten it through a school auction, but didn’t pursue setting it up. The frame it sits on was originally mad...

03-19-2017 12:57 AM

Distracted - 15 replies

A couple days ago, I was turning a piece of Olive branch for no other reason to get in some turning. I was wearing a long sleeve shirt. I decided to pull the sleeve up to mu elbow to keep wood shavings from getting into the inside the sleeve. Midway through the turning, I noticed someone coming up to my shop, but continued turning. It was my wi...

03-19-2017 12:36 AM

removing a tenon and dressing up a form bottom - 3 replies

Surprise, another video on removing a tenon, and it’s actually a little better than the last one. https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=DIRwggHmblE ............... Jerry (in Tucson)

03-04-2017 12:54 AM

Another new video - 3 replies

I just posted another video to You Tube. This one is a little better showing the Tail Stock Steady in action. I prefer my videos full time, but they can be boring, so I edited them to only the use of the TSS. If you’re interested, check it out and comment on it ….. https://youtu.be/Oyi7_WN6mcI .......... Jerry (in Tucson)

02-25-2017 03:10 AM

New videos - 8 replies

I just uploaded a couple videos to youtube. If you have any interest, check them out.The first video is using my Tail Stock Steady to remove the nub form a pedestal form. I know the quality isn’t what I expected, but I also didn’t expect that I could actually get it to upload. New computers do wonders. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

02-15-2017 03:36 PM

Powermatic lathe 3520 A & B models? - 1 reply

I have to ask this question as PowerMatic Service didn’t have a definite answer for me. My question is this. What is the TRUE swing of these lathes? Mine, “A” model, measures right at 20 1/2”. The “B” model at the local Tucson Woodcraft store also measures in at that same dimension. I just called Powermatic se...

11-06-2016 03:09 PM

1 1/2" x 8 TPI Chuck threads??????????? - 6 replies

Why are chucks threaded at 1 1/2”x 8 TPI and lathes have a 1 1/4” spindle????? Jerry (in Tucson)

09-05-2016 01:39 PM

Ivory Turning - 2 replies

I found this link on another site I visit. I wasn’t too thrilled when I saw the length of the video, but when I started it, I couldn’t stop watching until it was over. Bill Jones is the turner, but he’s been gone since 2011. His tools arew interesting, especially the drive on his lathe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2G3LH...

07-30-2016 02:18 PM

A wood gloat - 18 replies

This picture shows one load of 3 I got from a road widening project along West Ajo Road near the western outskirts of Tucson. Besides loosing a trailer tire, it was still well worth it. The largest piece in the picture is a Palo Verde crotch blank 20×24 of the trunk. This load netted me 6 pieces of PV that you can’t see as the Mes...

06-02-2016 04:32 PM

Unique Photo Backdrop - 18 replies

Thanks for your patience a few minutes ago when all you saw was an apology for not having pictures here. Now enjoy the pictures if you like them. This bowl is Chilean Mesquite showing off the growth rings. It’s 13 7/8” across and 4 3/4” tall with foot. The actual bowl depth is 2 3/4”.The next picture shows the hollowed...

06-01-2016 02:35 AM

Hickory Cabinet - 9 replies

Hi folks, I’ve been a member here for awhile now, and this is my first post of anything I made that isn’t round. It is an office cabinet with three raised panel doors made of Hickory and Saguaro ribs.The size of the cabinet is 20” deep carcass x 60” wide x 32” high. The top is Hickory mdf core with 2 1/2” ...

06-01-2016 02:20 AM

Some Mesquite Bowls - 8 replies

Here are 3 mesquite bowls averaging 14” OD and ranging from 3 1/2” to 4 3/4’ tall. Wall thickness on all is 3/8”. I thought I’d throw in this picture of the hickory cabinet with Saguaro rib doors because of the bowls on the top. This is actually the first evidence of me even knowing how to build a cabinet…...

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