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5 days ago

Is $200 too much for a used TurnCrafter Pro with stand and chisels? - 1 reply

I am considering purchasing a lathe for the first time. An ad in the newspaper reads like this: ”Wood Lathe, 4’, TurnCrafter w/ stand and chisels $200”I played phone tags with the seller. His message indicated that it is a TurnCrafter Pro, variable speed.My questions are:Is this a good lathe?Is it priced right?What problems s...

318 days ago

Refinishing an Oak School Desk- What is the best finish? - 9 replies

I am refinishing an old school desk for a neighbor. I believe it is oak. I had to remove the old finish to remove the crudely drawn items on the desk.What is the appropriate finish for this type of project?

622 days ago

Has anyone used a power-twist link belt on a Rikon 10-325 Band saw? - 4 replies

Hello,The belt came of my Rikon 10-325band saww. It did not break. However, it is shredded. I am thinking about replacing it with a link belt but i do not know if that will work. Has anyone else tried a link belt on a Rikon 10-325 or otherband saww? If so, how did it work?

853 days ago

Green Pine how long before I can use it? - 3 replies

I picked up a couple of pieces of pine (slash pine I think) yesterday. I want to use it to make some router bowls and platters. The wood was cut yesterday so there is a lot of sap oozing out. One piece is 10-12 inches across and about 48 inches long. The other is the same diameter and only 18 inches long. I understand that wood dries at...

991 days ago

Rockler Table Saw Crosscut Sled - 2 replies

I am thinking about asking sandy claws for a Rockler Table Saw Crosscut Sled. Does anyone have any experience with this?

1341 days ago

Can I use a router to shape the outside of a router bowl? - 8 replies

I am working on a snowman shaped router bowl. The bowl is 2 layers of mahagony and 1 layer of maple. I have routed the inside and need to cut the outside to the final shape. I am considering making a template and using a router to shape the outside instead of cutting it with bandsaw and sanding. I am concerned that the router will cause too ...

1344 days ago

Oil finish turned milky- Why? What now? - 1 reply

I am finishing a router bowl. I put 2 coats of oil on it and now some of the oil is turning a milky white color. The block of wood was spalted maple. The finish is a fairly new can of Watco Butcher Block Oil. The first coat of oil went on well and looked good. I sanded the first coat lightly with 400 grit then used air pressure and a rag d...

1461 days ago

Do I need a cyclone with a Delta 50-840 dust collector? - 3 replies

I just purchased a used Delta 50-850. Do I need cyclone to improve the efficiency of the dust collector?

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