Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'lathe'

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Recent Coring Activity

10-06-2015 07:09 PM by Ken Waller | 3 comments »

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last posted. I’ll ensure I contribute more often.Here are some pictures of the coring of a 20” half-log of red oak I was able to acquire. The end result was 5 rough-turned bowls that are now drying. The largest is 19 1/2” and the smallest is 7 1/2”. It took me one hour to rough-turn the outside of the blank and 1:45 to core the 5 bowls.

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Shop stuff #4: Dealing with rust on iron

10-03-2015 05:25 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

It’s that time of year again and it seems the question of how to deal with rust on the iron tops of machinery come up in all the forums about now. In response to this I make a quick video of how I deal with it. This is not the only way to do it, but it is inexpensive and works. I hope this is helpful, it is a pretty quick process.

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Making the Legs

09-24-2015 07:44 PM by Guy Dunlap | 4 comments »

In the first video of this series, I start by making the table legs. They are 3” walnut with a tapered peg at the bottom, and a small turned detail. Thanks to Matt Cremona for the help with the slabs to make them! As always, I welcome your questions and comments! You Tube Link –

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Four-Poster Captain's Bed #2: How this got started...

09-16-2015 06:59 AM by RobII | 0 comments »

How this promise of a captain’s bed came about was almost an accident. My bride-to-be is used to having a large bed, California King, to be exact. All I had was a paltry queen-sized mattress on a relatively low frame. She commented that I probably stuck out over both ends when I slept (I’m 6’ 4”), and I had to agree with her. She also did not (understandably) want to share a bed with me that I had shared with my last (deceased) wife. So, I went and bought a Cal-Ki...

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Blog Post On The Making Of Ladder Back Chairs

09-12-2015 03:49 PM by FredRoman | 0 comments »

Hello All, Just wrote up a blog post on the making of ladder back chairs. If anyone is interested here is the link. Thanks, FR

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My lathe journeys. #36: ... Dang! That was a hard "catch" !

08-30-2015 12:23 AM by JoeinGa | 10 comments »

So I’m turning my latest bowl. It’ll be the biggest one yet that I’ve done. Everything is going along fairly well and I can only guess ( in hindsight ) that I must have shifted my weight and leaned in a bit too much, because all of a sudden … BANG! The tool catches and next thing I know I’m holding only HALF of the tool! YIKES! Made me jump when it happened. .Looking at the pix you can see that my glue joint actually held, it was the walnut that snapped. .......

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IMHO Fascinating Woodworking Video #2: John Heisz Turns with Bench Chisels

08-25-2015 12:31 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

John Heisz turns ‘three random projects’ using a real lathe and a 1/2 inch bench chisel. Cool stuff. View on YouTube

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VLOG homemade tablesaw/ stickers..and more

08-24-2015 11:53 AM by Tom Howbridge | 0 comments » In this video I talk about my new tools nail gun lathe chuck and a few more bits and also my future table saw build.More videos coming soon ! My stickers Free HERE

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Are you kidding me

08-17-2015 09:41 PM by Marv | 18 comments »

The low lifes have even invaded here? 145 posts in 5 hrs. Attention administrators, not the kind of wood we come here for. this is what I got. Hi,i really like your profile and i feel it would be nice to get to know you more better,here is mine email address ( I have something very important to discuss with you privately and i don’t want to discuss it here. hope to hear from you soon. Mrs Dorathy Edward, —ddratw

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First attempt at making a carbide tipped lathe tool

08-11-2015 05:08 PM by casecx700 | 2 comments »

This is my first attempt at making a carbide tipped lathe tool, the handle is made of oak and ash cut and glued at a 45 degree angle and doweled for added strength. The metal part that holds the cutter is made of a piece of .5 inch round rod that I purchased from home depot and tapped a #8 32TPI thread into to accommodate the easy wood tool cutter. Currently I am waiting on the epoxy to set up so I can finish it up tomorrow hopefully. I am planning on finishing with Boiled linseed oil.

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