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|5 days ago||
Anatomy of a Bowl - 2 replies
I am self taught wood turner and learn a lot from books, videos, lectures. One thing have learned is people have different words to describe the same thing whether bowl or spindle turning. Not sure where pick up a bowl is like a composition with a beginning, body and ending that has served me well organizing my thoughts before and while turn...
|64 days ago||
Russian stackable dolls - 6 replies
Russian turning tools in action, use of hook tool and different kind of skew. Did not see stopping lathe for damage assestment or measurements. Scroll down for video: http://www.matryoshkastore.com/index.php?main_page=how_nesting_dolls_made
|74 days ago||
Nice to Know - 1 reply
I have no life found this morning searching the web for something else. Might be nice to know info for people starting out. http://coolhammers.com/Turners%20Reference%20Guide.pdf
|97 days ago||
Good Read - 4 replies
If you are thinking about getting into turning, have a look at this book. Might want to add it to your favorites or document file so can refer back to it as needed. I have his first book bought many years ago. http://wood.woodtools.nov.ru/books/lathe_book/lathe_book.pdf Ernie uses Nova lathes in his classes, not sure what models today. ...
|109 days ago||
New Inexpensive Chucks - 0 replies
Looking at my new Grizzly catalog found these chuck which have not seen before. http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2014/Main/142 New 4 ½” & 5 ½” chucks Not liking having to buy an adapter for the 5 ½: chuck to fit my lathe. Would not put this chuck on a lathe with 1” by 8 TPI spindle. Same problem with 4 ½” chuck. Plus not knowing weig...
|112 days ago||
Looking forward to next year holidays - 0 replies
Another year of turning ornaments is over this year was bells and birdhouses. A few candlesnuffers are fun to turn too. Bell & birdhouses of all sizes and shape eats up small spindles and can hang from a tree or attached to wreaths. Stopped gluing little birds to perches they often look nasty after a year or two and fall off. Not sure if p...
|185 days ago||
New to Me - 2 replies
I found this SB tool catalog this morning while not sure which tool I need right now. Have too many tools already. I do like their universal grinding system & platforms. Have been thinking about switching to CBN wheels for my bench grinder. Need a new 8” bench grinder before can do that. Information provided on tool use and cutti...
|223 days ago||
Flowers - 0 replies
After reading a how to article started turning wood tulips many years ago. Pretty simple procedure take a square block drill small hole in one end a larger hole in the other, cut V’s in two sides on end with larger hole, take lathe and turn a tulip. Whether cut V’s by hand or band saw removing saw tooth marks not always successful. More na...
|296 days ago||
Drying Hardwood - 1 reply
Here is a free reference on drying wood that you can pick and choose information you need figuring out how to dry your turning wood. Geared toward lumber industry can still pick up basic general knowledge and understanding of the process. I hope you will understand how procedures will and can vary based upon where you live and relative humi...
|325 days ago||
Tippe or Tippy Top - 4 replies
I finally turned a tippy top that works. Several years ago learned about them from another message board. Well never had a tippy top flip over like in the video until yesterday. Had three line drawings that cannot post, not sure why but tired of trying. What brought me success is using millimeters vice inches shown in one of my line drawing...
|369 days ago||
Old Useless Cedar Bowl & Lid - 2 replies
I turned this cedar bowl with lid almost twenty years ago. Wiped down with acetone before finishing with shellac . Lost track of it for couple years, had trouble removing lid, but once off found some cedar oil inside. Made this on a Grizzly lathe using a faceplate and paper glue joints until discovered hot melt glue.
|375 days ago||
Challenge not! - 8 replies
Lumberjoe, threw down a challenge for folks to turn a bowl using a faceplate and no chuck other day in another thread. Think point of the challenge mostly do not rely on chucks for everything you turn. If wrong no problem, anyway decided to take up his challenge. Many ways to prepare a bowl blank before mounting on a faceplate, so chose ea...
|389 days ago||
practice - 13 replies
Few days ago responded to post on turning finials and mentioned start turning them between centers. Whether use spur drive/live center or chuck/live center will learn a lot. Besides turning a pleasing form finial need to learn about support while turning. Support comes from wood thickness, tailstock and hand support. When turning a fi...
|434 days ago||
Jet 1211 VS wood Lathe - 4 replies
Jet 1221VS wood lathe:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LB8l4v6_fxI Have no other information other than video.
|445 days ago||
Sanding on the lathe - 3 replies
Whether hand sanding or power sanding on the lathe few points need to consider. Buy quality sandpaper. Only reason we sand is remove tool marks and even out the surface for finish. You can do as much damage with sandpaper as with your turning tools. Sandpaper not a substitute for good turning techniques. Keep lathe speed at lowest RPM’s wh...