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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #3: Part 3 - Fitting Belt and Determining Linear Location of Driven Pulley

06-13-2016 02:36 PM by Pete_LJ | 3 comments »

06132016 It was a busy weekend and I did not get a lot done on this project. But I did make some progress. I was able to fit the motor to the swivel shaft and box while mounted to the lathe. I need to fix the linear position left to right for the hub and driven pulley. I also need to get the tensioner fabricated and adjusted. I have some pics for you with the motor and shaft in rough position and also the driven pulley/hub. The bungee cord (pictured below) is just being used tempora...

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Paduak & Maple vase #2: Started turning

06-07-2016 02:22 AM by Julian | 0 comments »

Started turning the vase (or bowl) today. This was an experiment using complementary segments in the rings. The effect did not turn out very dramatic. I like the rich color of the paduak.

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #2: Fitting the Driven Pulley and Fabbing Support for Motor and Swivel Bar

06-06-2016 07:15 PM by Pete_LJ | 1 comment »

06062016 I got the rough version of the box built and attached to the back of the lathe. In addition, I decided to go with the first alternative on mounting the driven pulley (namely, Maska Pulley Hub with three fasteners to be attached through holes that need to be drilled accurately in pulley). I created two wooden plugs using two hole saws: i.) 1 7/8”, and ii.) 1 1/8”. Neither hole saw created the perfect size plug. So I wrapped electrical tape around the 1 7/8” plug (actually 1.579” fo...

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Paduak & Maple vase #1: Preparing the rings

06-05-2016 01:01 AM by Julian | 1 comment »

I tried a new design element on the wedgie sled. I made “complementary” angles out of maple. This gives an unique look with the maple pieces having wide and narrow ends alternating as shown. I only did this for the first 3 rings. The remainder just have 1/4” thick maple pieces. I added black veneer for added contrast.

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Cascara and Cherry Pens

06-03-2016 05:18 PM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

Follow the link to watch how I turned those pens… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keX0EBKep2E

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Segmented vase #6: Finished

05-30-2016 09:18 PM by Julian | 2 comments »

After parting the bottom of the vase I needed to clean up the bottom. Here is the finished project. I’ll post a few pictures under the “projects” section.Thanks for looking.

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #1: Delta Lathe Repower

05-30-2016 12:51 PM by Pete_LJ | 2 comments »

05302016:I have started on the repower of my Delta 46-715 lathe. I am replacing the reeves drive and original motor with 1hp treadmill motor with 8 rib pulley. So far I have disassembled the reeves drive, removed original motor, drilled out original safety shield bolt holes, and tapped safety cover bolt holes 1/4-20 threads.================================================== I have added pics of some of the key pieces: Broken hub from one of the Reeves pulleys: Unbroken Reeves...

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Building a Bench Rest for Wood Turning #1: Genesis of the Idea and the Basic Design

05-29-2016 05:28 PM by RichCMD | 1 comment »

I am one of those people who have trouble standing for very long. Although I love woodturning, standing at the lathe for a long period can become very painful. A back support helps some, but even with the support I can still have problems. Taking ibuprofen can extend how long I can stand, but I dislike routinely taking it as it can be hard on the stomach. I first came upon the idea of using a bench rest in an article by Ernie Conover in the May/June 2014 issue of Woodworkers Journal...

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Segmented vase #5: Finished turning the outside

05-28-2016 04:06 AM by Julian | 3 comments »

It’s been a few days since I worked on this vase. Today I sanded the inside and then glued the two halves together. When the glue set, I finished turning the outside. Still need to turn (enlarge) the hole on the top. This project was turned almost entirely with my 1/2” bowl gouge. I had some trouble using this tool at first, but with practice I now enjoy how it cuts. The figured maple really looks nice.

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Turning the top portion

05-22-2016 02:08 AM by Julian | 1 comment »

I started turning the top half of the vase. After the outside was rough turned, I turned the inside. The wall thickness is almost 1/2” thick. This will leave me enough wood to shape the outside after I glue the two halves together.

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