Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'lathe'

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Midi or mini lathe

03-18-2018 12:26 PM by SethA73 | 5 comments »

A call to all Lumberjocks! I am in need of advice for purchasing my first lathe for pen and small turning with the hope i will be able to turn longer items. I need some tried and true feelings for brand and versatility. Also some beginner tools and advice. Thank you.

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Hammer A3-41 #2: Moving an 800 pound jointer/planer into my basement shop

03-06-2018 08:34 PM by CharlieK | 4 comments »

View on YouTube I was a little concerned about the initial delivery of the new combo machine, especially since I have a long driveway it’s wintertime here in Minnesota. When my bandsaw was delivered several years ago the driver wouldn’t back into my driveway. He just parked on the street and we wheeled it up to the garage on a pallet jack. As you can see by my first post, those concerns were unnecessary. NOW, I had to get th...

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Woodworking Mallet (Carver's Mallet)

03-02-2018 10:23 PM by wrenchhead | 1 comment »

I made these hand made woodworking mallets (Carver’s Mallet) from some leftover maple I cleaned up, laminated, then turned on the lathe. This is a great project for when you only have an hour or two to spend in the wood shop. Nothing better than making my own tools. Thanks for watching!

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Shop Notes #9: Back to Work, Finally

02-22-2018 04:35 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

My personal projects are winding down, and I’m (almost) through the maintenance process for my shop tools. So, for the first time in a while, I was able to get down to work. Earlier this week I was finishing up the last few bits of trim for my wainscoting when my three year old DeWalt miter saw began to screech. After just replacing the lathe, I had a sinking feeling that a new saw was also in my future. However, with some help from forum members and a morning of exploratory surgery,...

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Shop Notes #8: New Lathe

02-16-2018 04:41 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

I eagerly awaited this lathe, tracking it daily as it made its way across the country. When it got here, I realized that it was far too heavy to lift onto the stand myself. My shop hoist was tucked away behind a vintage Thunderbird that hadn’t been started for a while, so the setup for the lathe took a back seat to auto repairs for a day or so. (But that’s the topic of a totally different blog.) Once the hoist was free, I used to to move the old lathe bed off the stand a...

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Grinder and Beltsander Setup Gauges

02-14-2018 06:59 AM by Kelly | 3 comments »

When you sharpen your own chisels and wood turning knives, you’ll find it necessary to set your grinder or sander support table to different angles for different tools. Of course, you’ll find it necessary to repeat the previously set angle, to avoid removing valuable steel from the tools, and to get consistent cuts. Setting up a tool rest of a grinder or belt sander to grind a specific angle presents a challenge because you can’t use triangle templates (see first photo), angl...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #4: The Base

02-04-2018 03:05 PM by johnstoneb | 4 comments »

Now that I have the globe turned and a couple coats of shellac on it. It is time to turn to the base. I decided to use a 5/8 dowel for the globe axis so first I need to drill the globe. One of the advantages of turning between centers is you have the center marked for drilling holes. The globe is hollow so I only had to drill an inch or so from either end. I also drilled a 1 1/2” counterbore in both ends for the mount spacer and top hat. I had some fairly good photographs from instr...

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Shopsmith wood lathe

02-04-2018 12:31 AM by Greg cox | 5 comments »

Anyone have a Shopsmith MARK 5 if so anyone know anything about how to Extend the lathe table for longer turnings.Or know we’re to to buy or have one made.

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Lathe chuck mounting method

02-03-2018 06:51 PM by LesB | 5 comments »

Most of my wood turnings are mounted on a Nova chuck and a lot of it is rough wood sometimes called firewood. Getting the turning started and mounting it on the lathe is often a multi step process. Techniques such as using a face plate mount with screws into the blank so the first chuck mounting spigot or dado (recess) can be made on the lathe or using an intermediate waste wood mounting disk glued to the blank, or by using a threaded spur center with the tail stock (a popular method), or som...

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Fixing Up a Couple Woodworking Chisels

02-03-2018 12:34 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I don’t usually get lucky at yard sales and flea markets when it comes to finding old woodworking tools but I recently came across a couple chisels and a gouge that needed some handles and some time at the sharpening station.

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