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|17 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...
|61 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.
|67 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...
|80 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...
|126 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.
|136 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...