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12-14-2014 07:42 PM

Homemade wooden chuck for my 1920's lathe - 26 replies

I posted a while back about my 1920’s lathe. One of the biggest issues I had was the inability to use modern accessories like a live center tailstock and a chuck style headstock. Today with christmas trees in mind, more specifically the stand, I made a custom chuck for my lathe using the wheel attachment I have for it. Here are some pic...

06-20-2014 07:11 PM

Shadowbox plan request - 3 replies

Hello all, havnt been on for a while, but I just got off the phone with a Navy buddy of mine. One of the men on his boat recently died in an automobile accident, and they want to commission me to make 3 shadowboxes, one for each of his children, that will hold a folded ceremonial flag, his medals, a picture of him with bronze name plate, and va...

07-15-2013 05:40 AM

Etsy customer that I can't help... Maybe you can? - 2 replies

Hey everyone, been a while since I’ve been on. Hope you are all well. As the title implies I had a customer come to me on Etsy with a request I can’t fulfill. I am trying here in the hopes maybe someone here can. I am a scroller, and what this gentleman needs is a woodburner. He is looking to get 4 custom made wooden bracelets...

01-19-2013 08:34 PM

Lathe Challenge - 7 replies

I have a challenge for those with far greater skills than I. The lathe I have is from the 1920’s. The tailstock (more specifically the spindle) is shot. You can see my other topic for pictures. I have tried a few times to make a homemade live center spindle. I have come very close, but can’t quite get it right. I plan to keep t...

01-18-2013 02:47 AM

Looking for a specific compound cut pattern. - 4 replies

I am trying to locate a pattern for a compound cut Dulcimer. An example of the type of thing I am looking for can be found in Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts Magazine: Holiday 2005 issue #21 – Page(s):48-50, if you have it, or Mountain Dulcimer Ornament – Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Photo Gallery. The issue is not av...

01-15-2013 02:38 AM

Lathe Question - 15 replies

The lathe I have is from the 1920’s. It works well, but I have been having issues trying to use it. Below are some photos to help explain my issue: This is the stationary end that holds pressure. As you can see here, the spike is tiny. (Can of soda for size reference) Because the spike is so small, I find that to keep enough pre...

01-15-2013 12:09 AM

Help on finishing - 23 replies

The majority of my woodworking is left nude. The few things I have finished I simply stained and used poly. I would like to learn to better finish my projects. I have read through other posts here, as well as some other websites, but am pretty much confused. I hear a lot about BLO, but have never worked with it. My curiousity and actual q...

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