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Another 52 Weeks #6: Tips & Tricks- Personalize It!! Part 2 On the Lathe

02-02-2015 02:07 AM by clieb91 | 0 comments »

Evening All, Going to do something a little different tonight and let the pictures speak. Hope they all make sense. Also please let me know if you like this idea and if I should use it again. In case you have trouble with the pics here is a link to my Flickr Album where I stored copies. How to Transfer Hope you all have a good week in and out of the shop. CtL

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Rookie Woodturner Attempts a Chess Set #4: The Knights

02-01-2015 07:51 PM by JWags | 0 comments »

After taking a brief break to begin building a sewing center for my wife, I finally had time to get back to the chess set that I’m making. There is a 30 minute video on my channel that does the detail for those interested. But I also did a 4 minute version – the link is here: http://youtu.be/mDWNgDEaaXw Hope you enjoy! This is great fun!

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Rebuilding and improving a 1941 Powr-kraft wood lathe.

02-01-2015 03:35 AM by CyF | 4 comments »

So back in July of this past year I was collecting some Walnut Logs a friend had offered for the wonderful price of FREE. While there he turns to my Dad and I and says “Hey do you guys have use of another Lathe?” Dad and I looked it other back to him and said “What do ya have?” SO out to a shed behind his house we go. He swings the doors open and against the side wall near the back is a very old lathe(almost as old as my Dad LOL). He had no idea what brand it was it ha...

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At the Lathe #2: "At the Lathe" playlist finally launched

01-29-2015 02:03 AM by Brian Havens | 1 comment »

I have finally found the time to get back to making videos. Seems like it has been over a year. Feels good to be able to share again: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjRwVZZffCDTQsUXXnzznPCh5GxPksNb6

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My first pen:

01-28-2015 03:00 PM by Kerry Drake | 5 comments »

What happens when you try to make a pen and the top half explodes on the lathe, so you try to make another pen and bottom half breaks when you are “trimming the barrel”...This:

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Making a Vacuum Adapter for Wood Lathe

01-16-2015 08:04 PM by woodshopmike | 2 comments »

I was wanting to use a vacuum chuck on my lathe so first thing I needed was a way to get vacuum to the spindle. Lucky for me, or not so lucky, my spindle has a hole cross drilled into it! This made my project a bit more involved, but still successful. I used a threaded lamp rod to supply vacuum through the spindle along with a couple of ball bearings, pipe fittings, and two spindle adapters I turned. All the meat and potatoes is in my post, Make a Vacuum Adapter For Your Lathe. I...

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Cord Management

01-16-2015 02:54 AM by Jarred | 0 comments »

Always changing plugs between the lathe, grinder, and lamp. I picked up a three-pronged outlet to secure to the stand. This way I wouldn’t have to change any plugs. I looked for a bracket that would fit around the plug, but couldn’t find anything that fit. I drilled two holes in the webbing between the plugs, and put a screw through each into the back of the lathe stand. A couple of zipties, and the easiest part of the project was done. The three-way adapter has the nice bonus of a small g...

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...And There Was Light

01-13-2015 03:25 AM by Jarred | 0 comments »

A lack of light was one of the shortcomings of my original design. My garage has two west-facing windows, but not a whole lot of useable light. I had used a pair of portable halogen work lights on a stand. Both of them promptly burned out. When I went to the hardware store to replace the bulbs, I looked through the lighting section and found a clip-on LED light with a flexible neck. I had a hard time finding a place to clip the light. The frame of the lathe stand was too wide for the clip....

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Another 52 Weeks #3: Derby Season, Book Case underway and lathe time

01-11-2015 10:30 PM by clieb91 | 0 comments »

This week pasted rather quickly with some snow days included but the good news is I got some extra shop time to finish my cleaning and have already started pulling things apart again. Was able to almost complete an order of wine tilts for a customer but still waiting for the garage to get above 40 so I can spray lacquer them. Hopefully tomorrow. May have to spur it a bit with a heater. I am sure some of you are aware it is Pine Wood Derby Season again, I had a friend call and ask if her son c...

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Lathe Stand #5: Sanding Station

01-11-2015 07:04 PM by Jarred | 1 comment »

Figuring out how to make sandpaper available was a challenge. My first method was tearing small strips of sanding sheets. Although effective, this took time, and I seemed to be misplacing the sheets fairly frequently. I looked into smarter ways of sanding on the lathe. I found woodturner’s packs of sandpaper, with 1” strips of various grits. This made a lot more sense than tearing strips of sheets of sandpaper. However, the packs seemed a bit pricey, and I wanted to be able to conceal the ...

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