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05-29-2015 06:09 PM

What's In The Box?!?! - 20 replies

My NOVA DVR 2024 arrived yesterday … one day early, and seven days after I ordered it. Online reviews complained about the way the product was packed and shipped. Evidently somebody was listening because this thing came in a crate on a pallet. There was no damage of any kind to the crate and it’s contents. I opted to mount the ...

05-25-2015 12:00 AM

Questions for Nova DVR 2024 owners - 10 replies

Questions for Nova DVR 2024 owners: 1)How many of you have bolted the lathe’s legs to the floor of your shop? 2) If you haven’t bolted the lathe to the floor, what have you done to stabilize it or add mass?

04-24-2015 12:52 AM

Dust Collection Advice Please - 10 replies

Here’s my current cyclone rig … It is a Jet DC650 (650 cfm) dust collector with an Oneida Steel Super Dust Deputy. The cannister filter on the DC650 is a PSI 1 micron. This system works, but I’d like to:1) Increase filtration to catch smaller particles2) Increase suction at the tool, and3) Pick up a little space with a sm...

04-19-2015 08:46 PM

Photo 'Studio' - 8 replies

I’m thinking about opening an Etsy store, so I figured I should work on improving my photography. We have a large unfinished basement, and an old dining room table, so I got busy on Amazon and bought a few things to allow me to set up a tabletop ‘studio’. I bought an Apollo Studio PH-Studio-T1 Kit ($35.30) that includ...

01-29-2015 03:15 PM

Another Learning Source - 4 replies

Here’s a YouTube channel that is worth adding to your subscription list: Woodturner Brian Havens has produced several videos that address specific turning techniques. I think Brian’s channel might be of particular interest to beginning turners.

01-19-2015 04:11 PM

Eddie Castelin Update (Updated Again!) - 15 replies

Woodturners may be interested in the latest on Captain Eddie Castelin. He was sidelined a few months ago when doctors found a benign brain tumor, which explains why he hasn’t been doing videos on YouTube or running his twice-weekly webcasts on UStream. Here is his latest Facebook posting (January 16, 2015): Okay. Here’s the ...

11-29-2014 10:27 PM

Honing Rig - 2 replies

Built this 6” honing wheel to touch up my skews, chisels, etc. It is 2 pieces of 3/4” MDF laminated together. I did a 3/8” deep recess on each side (so the wheel would fit on the buffer’s arbor) and trued the wheel up on the lathe. It runs pretty much dead true and has no vibration. I coated the hub and sides of th...

09-28-2014 02:53 AM

PSI TEMPEST Portable 2HP Cyclone Dust Collector - 6 replies

I have been thinking about upgrading my dust collection system and PSI’s TEMPEST Portable 2HP Cyclone Dust Collector caught my eye. They have it on sale now for $895 and free shipping. The 0.3 micron cannister would trap more of the fines, and the 2hp blower has a 14” impeller. The small footprint (27-1/2” X 21-1/4”) i...

03-02-2014 10:47 PM

Paul Moore aka 'The Crazy Canadian' - RIP - 3 replies

I just read (in Woodturning Design magazine) that Paul Moore, ‘The Crazy Canadian’, passed away December 28, 2013. Those of you who have done business with Paul’s company, Stockroom Supply, located in Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada, may have spoken with Paul on the phone … he often handled customer calls, and was a joy to ...

01-25-2014 11:33 PM

What is the purpose of the ' Site Feedback' forum? - 198 replies

Just curious … what does anybody think the purpose of the ’ Site Feedback’ forum is? It is not intended for us to criticize those who post forum topics dealing with problems like the current mess the site is in. To quote from the Forum itself: ”Connect with the Website Gurus and tell us what you are t...

01-24-2014 10:52 PM

Who thinks the Forum format is good? - 93 replies

Honest to Pete … the forum page is all screwed up again! Who thinks it is a good idea to expose the entire contents of the original post (unformated) so you have to scroll through blobs of text? Yeah … it is not the end of the world and nobody has died, but it is annoying as h@ll.

01-06-2014 03:34 PM

McFeely's Customers Alert - 15 replies

If anybody has any pending orders with McFeely’s, you may be waiting for an order that will never arrive. I have been a McFeely’s customer for years and have always been happy with the products I bought from them and the customer service they provided. I placed an online order December 29. 2013 and got the customary email respo...

01-02-2014 01:08 AM

HF 12" Disc Sander -- Anybody have one? - 8 replies

I’m thinking about adding a 12” disc sander to the shop TO&E … specifically the Harbor Freight 12” Disc Sander: Does anyone have this sander? If so, I would appreciate any feedback you can offer. The reviews on HF’s website are generally positive … several comments about the aluminum table, etc. L...

12-28-2013 08:00 PM

Oh, for an 8" Jointer! - 14 replies

Today is the day I wish that I had an 8” jointer. Don’t get me wrong … I love my Grizzly G0452, but it is only a 6” machine. I am building a Christmas present (yeah, I know Christmas is over … that’s another story) with drawers that are 7 1/2” deep. I used to buy maple drawer stock (kiln-dried, ...

07-16-2013 05:03 PM

'Shops' Tab Changes - 18 replies

Just noticed the change in the ‘Shops’ tab … IMHO, it is a real improvement. Now, when I go to ‘Shops’, I can see which ones have photos and which ones don’t. FWIW, I have never been interested in reading about somebody’s shop without pictures.

01-17-2013 12:16 AM

DIY Sharpening Rig - 34 replies

This is based on a rig that was detailed in AAW’s publication (American Woodturner, December 2012, Vol. 27 – No. 6). It is a Harbor Freight 4” x 36” belt sander that sells for around $70. With a 20% off coupon, I paid under $60 for it … considering the cost of all of the other parts I have a total investment of u...

10-13-2012 03:09 AM

Any thoughts on Steel City 65120 3 Speed Air Filter? - 1 reply

I’m looking at better air filtration for the shop, and have found a Steel City 65120 Deluxe 3 Speed Air Filter at a very reasonable price ($270). Has anyone had an experience, thoughts, or recommendations? —Gerry

07-08-2012 10:05 PM

So ... How hot has your shop been? - 48 replies

Like a lot of the rest of the country, we have been sweltering in 90+ degree heat and high humidity. I know … those in warmer climates are saying ‘cry me a river’, but here is Wisconsin (I live northeast of Green Bay), we are unaccustomed to temperatures like that. The last time it was 100+ degrees here was almost 20 years ago....

05-30-2012 05:59 PM

Stacked Dado Recommendations - 29 replies

I’m in the market for a new 8” stacked dado set. I have been looking at the both the Oshlun SDS-0842 8-Inch 42 Tooth Stack Dado Set, and the Freud SD208 8-Inch Professional Dado. Both are in a price range I can afford. Any feedback on either of these sets would be appreciated, as well as any other recommendations! —...

12-23-2011 01:25 AM

Another Craigslist Funny - 9 replies

I like to browse Craigslist once in a while just to get a chuckle from the way people represent (or misrepresent) the stuff they are trying to sell. For example, this listing ( ) touts a Delta 10” ‘contractor grade table saw’ for only $300. The seller says: “One of ...

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