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11-06-2015 05:49 PM

WTB: Teknatool NOVA DVR XP lathe bed extension - 0 replies

I’m interested in finding/purchasing a used lathe bed extension for a Teknatool NOVA DVR XP, thank you. John

04-30-2015 07:28 PM

WTB: Teknatool's NOVA DVR XP Cast Iron Leg Set... - 0 replies

I am looking for the optional cast iron leg set Teknatool offers for the NOVA DVR XP lathe. Thank you…John (johnrobertgrace@gmail.com)

03-02-2014 04:23 AM

FS: Powermatic Mortiser, DeWalt Scroll-Saw, and Porter Cable Biscuit Jointer... - 6 replies

Though it pains me to do so, it has come time to downsize my wood shop of tools I simply don’t use enough to warrant keeping. For sale are the following pieces: Porter Cable Biscuit Jointer (#557) $75Powermatic Mortising Machine (PM701) $275De Walt Variable Speed Scroll Saw (DW788) $300 Will sell all pieces combined fo...

02-27-2014 12:12 AM

WTB: Robert Sorby Spiral and Texturing Lathe Tool... - 3 replies

I am looking for a used Robert Sorby Spiralling, Texturing, and Chatter tool. Thank you…John

02-25-2014 03:43 PM

Creating a 'Bow' (as in bow and arrow) - 7 replies

Has anyone created an authentic drawstring bow and have ‘thoughts’ to offer on making one as a gift? thanks…

02-21-2014 03:21 PM

From 'spindle' to 'bowl' grind... - 7 replies

Is it possible to ‘re-grind’ a spindle gouge into a bowl gouge? I have an opportunity to purchase a used but better than average and highly affordable ‘starter’ set of traditional turning tools, several of which are identified as ‘spindle gouges’. I want to use these as ‘practice’ tools…...

02-17-2014 10:01 PM

WTB: 'High End' Turning Tools - 9 replies

I am making the switch from Easy Wood Tools to traditional turning tools. Please let me know if you have Henry Taylor, Crown, D-Thompson, Sorby, etc. that you’d be interested in parting with. Specifically looking for V-Shaped bowl gouges. Thanks…John

01-04-2014 02:48 PM

HSS Turning Tools (Follow-up Question)... - 5 replies

As I watch more and more turning videos I notice that while most of the demonstrators have a full array of tools in the background, some of which are of course specialty tools, they typically use just two or three chisels for the entire project. What do you consider your ‘baseline’ of turning chisels by type, size, and specialty g...

12-28-2013 02:36 PM

Easy Wood Tools vs 'Traditional' - 22 replies

I started turning again a couple of years ago after a thirty year hiatus and at the advice of several friends I purchased the Easy Wood turning tools. Has anyone tried and rejected the Easy Wood tools in favor of traditional turning tools, and if so, why? I apologize if this question is redundant as I did post it some months ago, just thou...

12-28-2013 02:28 PM

SuperNova 2 Chuck and/or set of Cole Jaws... - 1 reply

I am looking to buy an ‘extra’ SuperNova2 chuck and a set of Cole jaws. Thought I’d have some luck post-Christmas, thank you.

12-22-2013 05:11 AM

Chucking Square Stock - 6 replies

I utilize the Teknatool SuperNova2 lathe chuck with a variety of jaws. The instructions for which and many of the YouTube instructional videos I’ve seen make note of the ‘dovetail’ configuration and how that grips the stock. My question is regarding when someone clamps square stock into the chuck where I don’t see a pre...

09-22-2013 01:59 PM

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...

09-14-2013 06:20 PM

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.

09-14-2013 12:28 AM

Replaceable Cutter Heads for Turning... - 6 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...

09-08-2013 10:01 PM

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…

09-02-2013 09:20 PM

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...

08-17-2013 11:33 PM

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...

08-03-2013 10:18 PM

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…

07-12-2013 03:53 PM

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...

06-30-2013 12:58 AM

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...

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