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|09-27-2016 01:29 AM||
Walnut lumber with white blotchy spots, Why? - 29 replies
I was re-sawning some walnut logs today that I’ve had for a few years and noticed every piece has these white streaks or blotchy look to it. Anyone ever seen this before and know why this happens? I thought this could be spalting in walnut? The logs were 18’’ in diameter cut 4 years ago. It has a moisture content of 12%.Origina...
|04-06-2016 03:18 AM||
Need your help identifying this lumber--WOW - 46 replies
I picked up a few of these logs late last fall last year and came across them yesterday going through the pile. I , for the love of me have no idea what they are. I sliced one on the bandsaw and was amazed at what was going on in there. I then took a piece and rounded it off on the lathe and again the color and grain is amaz...
|07-09-2015 08:55 PM||
Warped lathe tenons - 19 replies
I have a question for you experienced turners out there. When roughing in a green bowl blank or whatever I always leave a good 10-15 percent of material on the blank before setting it aside to dry out. The problem that has occurred on occasion is when returning to finish the job, I find the tenon has warped also. Sometimes beyond being able to g...
|12-15-2014 04:10 PM||
Harbor Freight Motors - 15 replies
I was wondering if any of you out there have any experience with Harbor freight Smith and Jones elec motors. The motor on my Rockford drill press bought back in 1981 finally decided it was time to quit. The armature inside looks like someone had a campfire to keep warm. I paid $65 dollar back then for it new so don’t’ want to spend...
|09-04-2013 04:52 PM||
Delta Bandsaw for Sale---SOLD - 8 replies
Delta 28-195 bandsaw. Has a 7’’ cutting height. In great shape. Selling for my brother. Hardly ever used it. Comes with 5 blades and manual. Asking $130.00 Pick-up only. PM me if you are interested. Thanks for looking. Also has a light. Cut off in picture.
|09-04-2013 04:39 PM||
This is a model 70-100 Rikon midi lathe in excellent shape. Comes with 24’’ extension, wooden stand, manual, stock accessories, and a couple extras. Just turned 2 years old and works like a charm. 12’’ swing, 40’’ between centers . $325.00 local pick-up only. PM me if you are interested. Thanks for ...
|06-26-2013 12:44 AM||
Burning Wide Lines on a Lathe - 17 replies
Hey LJ’s, I am working on the lathe with a new project and would like to know if there is a easy way to put a 1/4’’ or larger burn line ( band )on it. I use a wire all the time making thin lines but what about anything wider? Any help would be welcomed. Thanks Dave
|03-28-2013 02:39 AM||
fish tank stand clear finish ? - 16 replies
I’m at the completion point of a new fish tank top and stand and wondering what is the best clear finish to use over hickory. I made a quicky wood top once out of cheaper lumber and it started to warp. This time I reinforced the top , will keep the original plastic top under mine to help keep moisture away and the back will be open to...
|03-23-2013 02:49 PM||
rikon 70-300 lathe - 12 replies
I am looking at the rikon 70-300 lathe. Haven’t seen much said about it on the reviews here in quite awhile. One of the features I like is the sliding head. I know others out there have this but not at the price. The 230v will be no problem. Just trying to get some new input on this lathe from hands on experience. thanks