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24 days ago

For the wood-mation lovers - 5 replies

Wood waves

54 days ago

How do you know your shellac has gone bad. - 13 replies

I use the Zissner sealcoat type shellac.I buy the gallon can.I pour about a pint in a flip-top glass jar where it sits with an acid brush and piece of rag in it until I want to wipe it on to finish a project.On most of my projects where I use the shellac is is just a sealer. I put it on, let it set for a few seconds and wipe the excess off while...

85 days ago

Blowing glue - 7 replies

I bought 3 rolling display cabinets a few weeks ago at the thrift store.(I paid $3.98 each for them and just really wanted the casters and hardware, but decided to see what I could use them for as is.)I stacked one on top of the other due to lack of floor space and pushed them in and out of the shop like that.Yesterday I unstacked them to do som...

110 days ago

Parts of a bowl - 15 replies

I thought this would be an easy question to answer, what are the parts of a bowl?I spent several minutes searching the internet and didn’t come up with an answer.Specifically I want to know what the middle part of the bowl is called.If the top is the rim, and the bottom is the bottom or foot, then what’s the part in between.Not a jok...

166 days ago

Inspirational Woodworkers - 4 replies

A thread for links to articles about inspirational woodworkers.And to think I worry about working with a bandaid on my finger.An alternative to handmade furniture.

178 days ago

Working behind the lathe. - 17 replies

The boss, er wife, let me get a new lathe a couple years ago, a Powermatic 3520b.After a Craftsman tube-type lathe, it was a tremendous step up, big, heavy, quiet, smooth, variable speed, reversible.I am curious how many turners running reversible lathes work from the ‘back’ side of the lathe.I find it is sometimes very handy.Thanks ...

201 days ago

NAME THAT TOOL - 11 replies

Ok, sometimes I buy stuff for the wrong reason….It’s a quarter…It’s an estate sale…it’s in a bucket of other stuff that’s dirt cheap (so, that’s a right reason.)This was in the last category, all I could load into a bucket for $1.00.I can tell you that one end has “Speed Corp, Portland OrR...

210 days ago

DeWalt DW733 planer, cheap bearing fix. Double the life of your bearings. - 8 replies

I got a DW733 planer at an estate sale a few year ago.I’ve run a few hundred linear feet of hardwood through it since I got it.Last year the feed rollers started skipping, bad for planing boards.Did some research that indicated a worn chain, so I replace the roller to roller chain.That helped for a while, but then it started to slip again....

258 days ago

Incredible toolbox - 3 replies

Search from an old video on wimp.comH. O. Studley Tool Chest

281 days ago

What did I buy 6 months ago - 2 replies

I was playing around learning about UPC codes this morning and then doing the business books this evening when I noticed the numbers on my Home Depot receipt looked like the numbers that the UPC bar codes are based on.On a whim I went to the Home Depot site and entered a code in the search box.Sure enough, it pulled up the item.I don’t kno...

305 days ago

Great deals on Craigslist - 5 replies

Far and away the most popular topic seems to be Craigslist posters have gone nuts..... I’ve certainly enjoyed it, and have chimed in myself.But despite the overpriced junk some folks post I’ve found some good deals IMHO.So in the vein of Wood Gloat, here are a couple. First up, Budgit 3 ton hoist for $50. I found pricing info on i...

364 days ago

Funny of the day - 10 replies

Feel free to add your own…woodworking related only please.

492 days ago

Quick shop cleanout - 22 replies

My shop is also my garage and my storage for way too much stuff. Every nook and cranny is packed with something. Even with a dust collector I still have shavings and sawdust everywhere, and sweeping just can’t reach some spots. So occasionally I grab the old Toro electric leaf blower, a full face respirator, and blow out the shop (think...

531 days ago

Steady rests...the "dog drive" ??? - 6 replies

My last forum post on torsion twist spurred some googleing about steady rests. I came across this interesting article that introduced me to the dog drive. Thought I’d share.

531 days ago

Torsion twist while turning spindles - 14 replies

I’ve been playing on the lathe with double chucking spindles. Was turning a piece of scrap pine (2×4) 1 1/2 inches square by 40 inches long seeing how thin I could make the spindle.I learned not to put too much pressure on the tailstock because that tends to bow the spindle which can increase the tendency and severity of any vibrat...

538 days ago

Chicago Wheel Company Lathe - 2 replies

I saw this add in my local Craig’s List…but I can’t find any reference to this company on the internet.Anyone familiar with it?Appreciate any info or links.r/Pete

548 days ago

Turning Stone - 6 replies

Sorry Debbie….couldn’t see anywhere better to post this.Has anyone done much stone turning?If you have any good information links so I don’t clutter the LUMBERjocks site I’d appreciate it.Thanks,

599 days ago

The Nasty(ist) finishes ever - 16 replies

Being retired and on fixed income I find myself deciding that finishing a project is sometimes more along the lines of what I have, not what I want, to finish a project with. As a result I have on occasion used a finish that, although appropriate for the job, was beyond it’s apparent shelf life….like the bowl in pine that I used p...

714 days ago

Duplicator for Powermatic 3520B - 4 replies

Jocks,Got enough saved up to get a Powermatic 3520B with 50” extension.But I can’t find a duplicator to fit it.Seems the ones the Woodcraft sells are made for the smaller lathes. Anyone got a bigger lathe duplicator or leads on where to look? Thanks.

981 days ago

A rule ignored...a painful lesson learned - 18 replies

Rule #1: NEVER have you’re body parts inside the arc of swing of a power tool...especially one with adjustable parts.I was enlarging the holes on some coin displays.The holes were odd-sized so I had to use an adjustable drill bit.I measured and set the cutter for a dozen different holes with no problem.Was, of course, making the last cut o...

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