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|74 days ago||
Anchor Seal vs Paste Wax... - 10 replies
Well…I’ve just ‘ruined’ a nice Granadillo blank. I didn’t ‘reseal’ it between workings and it’s cracked all to you know what. OK…lesson learned. What do you other ‘turners’ use to seal blanks in between turnings…anchor seal, paste wax, etc? If you have a particular f...
|82 days ago||
Easy Wood Tools (Lathe tools) - 7 replies
Does anyone have any of the Easy Wood (turning) tools they’d be interested in selling, thank you.
|83 days ago||
Replaceable Cutter Heads for Turning... - 5 replies
I utilize the ‘Easy Wood Tool’ turning tools and like them very much. One thing I would like, however, is a cutter that has a slight ‘inward’ facing radius (the opposite of the ‘outward’ radius one sold by Easy Wood). Do any of you know of a brand of a cutting tool that fits this description? I’ve h...
|88 days ago||
5,000 Year Old Oak... - 3 replies
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-19722595 Just thought this article should be shared amongst all you woodworkers out there…
|94 days ago||
Teknatool's 'Power Grip Jaw Set'... - 5 replies
I could use some guidance/suggestions from anyone experienced with Teknatool’s Power Grip jaw set. These jaws appear to have the ‘depth’ to hold a tenon upwards of 2” long whereas the manual says only 12.5mm (sorry about not doing the metric conversion). Questions include… Does anyone have experience with the...
|110 days ago||
Cocobolo Bowl... - 8 replies
I just completed this bowl from cocobolo and finished with a walnut oil and carnuba paste wax finish. This is a great turning wood and can recommend it to anyone even though it is a bit pricey, the dust can be a nuisance to asthmatics, and it will dull your tools/bits relatively quickly. Question…does anyone know a wood with similar pr...
|124 days ago||
Glue Block... - 5 replies
I’ve not much experience with glue blocks as I used a different method. That said…I projects coming up where I’d like to use this technique. Question…when gluing a block to a fresh blank, do you first need to remove the wax coating or can you glue directly to it? Thanks all…
|146 days ago||
Head to Tail Alignment... - 7 replies
All…Just how close to absolute perfect alignment does the head and tail need to be? I can get the horizontal adjustment dead-on but the vertical I can get any closer than 1/16-3/32. Is that the proverbial close-enough for woodworking or should I continue fine tuning until it is also dead-on? My problem is I’m more or less out of...
|159 days ago||
Bedan as a Parting Tool - 14 replies
Some time ago I purchased a very expensive thinly tapered fluted Sorby parting tool. After being wrenched from my hands three times in fifteen minutes, piercing the drywall of my garage, and having to answer awkward questions relative to safety from an inquisitive wife the tool has not left the rack since. A few moments ago, however, I recog...
|174 days ago||
EasyWood Tool Lathe 'Bits'... - 4 replies
I utilize the EasyWood lathe tools and very much love them. I was curious, however, if anyone else who uses them has found an ‘off-brand’ of suppliers for the cutting bits? Partially out of price but also for different ‘shapes’. As much as I love the tools I wish they offerred, for lack of a better description, an inve...
|200 days ago||
High Gloss Food Safe Finish... - 2 replies
All…I am searching for a good high gloss food safe finish to use on my wood turnings…any suggestions relative to products or techniques? thank you…
|234 days ago||
Rewiring a NOVA DVR lathe for 220v - 6 replies
I have a NOVA DVR lathe I’d like to re-wire to 220v. I’ve downloaded the instructions from Teknatool and while it looks simple enough, I am disappointed I couldn’t find a video of it on YouTube. First, does anyone know where I can find a clip of it being done, and; Second, has anyone here done this already and have sage ...
|270 days ago||
Creating a camber on a plane blade? - 7 replies
I’ve been exploring and using hand planes more and more over the last two years but could use advice on cambering the blade. I utilize a granite stone, sandpaper, and the Veritas honing gauge to sharpen my blades…and this method does get them ‘scary sharp’. I have ‘rescued’ an old #5 I want to turn into a...
|298 days ago||
Lathe Speeds & Chucks - 12 replies
I have now figured out the ‘mystery’ of mounting a piece in my SuperNova chuck such that it stays (the instructions didn’t say anything regarding length). What the instructions do say, however, is to turn at relatively low speeds while I see the turners on TV turning at higher speeds. What say yee…what speeds do you...
|313 days ago||
Turning Blanks... - 15 replies
In order to avoid endless hours searching I am turning to you fellow turners in hopes of identifying the best web sites for turning blanks. Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated. thanks…John
|313 days ago||
Riving Knive, Table Saw, and Retrofitting... - 3 replies
Does anyone know if it is possible to retrofit a Craftsman cabinet table saw with a riving knive system? thanks…
|313 days ago||
SuperNova2 Chuck, - 10 replies
Recently entered the ‘world’ of wood turning with a NOVA DVR and SuperNova2 chuck and I have several random questions I’d like to field: 1) Can anyone share with me their insights into ‘best practices’ relative to mounting their stock in chucks? 2) I have the standard 50mm jaws…at what size ‘stoc...
|339 days ago||
Your parting tool of choice would be? - 8 replies
What would be your parting tool of choice for most of your work? thanks…John
|339 days ago||
Blank moisture and metering... - 3 replies
I’ve recently returned to woodturning and have ‘roughed-out’ several very green pieces, bagged them, and their now sitting under my bed for drying. Question…can anyone recommend what the moisture content should be for final turning? thanks…John
|339 days ago||
Fluted Sorby parting tool... - 5 replies
Does anyone have instructions for or know a link where I can see the fluted Sorby parting tool in action? I recently purchased one as my first parting tool…used it, and twice the tool was wrenched from my hands and thrown against the wall. Obviously doing something wrong but the tool did not come with any instructions, cannot find an...