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12-10-2014 11:33 PM

What performance to expect from a 1/3hp bandsaw? - 8 replies

Howdy, I am looking to purchase a bandsaw. I have very limited floorspace so a small bandsaw is in the future. A rockwell beaver 10” modele 28115 has come up on my local classified ads site. I have contacted the seller and he informs me the motor is only 1/3hp. What can I realistically expect, performance wise, provided I purchase som...

11-19-2014 06:26 PM

Help: How to properly trim this piece on routing table? - 18 replies

Hi everyone, I’m in the process of making a plaque on which to mount some moose antlers (this year’s kill!). I have created an arrowhead template for a single side, which I mirrored to have a perfectly symmetrical shape. Template: I have transfered my half-template onto my walnut board and maked the contour: I have used...

06-14-2014 10:26 PM

Canadian source of game call (duck, deer and turkey) supplies? - 2 replies

Hi folks, I was wondering where everyone gets their game call supplies from? I want to start venturing into making custom friction pot calls and I was astonished at the prices some of the US stores are asking to night a couple of slates, glass resonating surfaces and what not. I understand that most of these businesses simply push the pr...

04-02-2013 03:11 AM

Supporting the bevel... - 15 replies

I’m trying to make some tap handles for my friend who’s into homebrewing. I made one so far…out of african blackwood. I was lucky not to mess that one up hehe. I’m trying to replicate the design onto another handle and OH MY GOD,... I’m about to break everything in my shop. This is supposed to be a source of plea...

03-15-2013 06:25 PM

FineHomeBuilding Article: Timber framed shed? - 2 replies

I was searching the web and stumbled across a reference to an article from fine home building that talks about building a timber framed shed. I was wondering if anyone had this magazine and could perhaps make me a copy of the article? Cheers! FineHomebuilding #166 (November 2004) David

02-14-2013 03:07 PM

First bowl: Many questions! - 16 replies

Alrighty! So I received my barracuda2 last week and I’ve been playing with it a bit. After drilling out a blank (oh my GOD, a centered hole!! I’m so extatic), I figured I’d try a bowl. I mounted a 6”’ish x 6”’ish x 2” thick blank by drilling a pilot hole for the woodscrew. I then turned th...

01-01-2013 03:43 PM

Drilling a blank on lathe - 13 replies

Howdy folks, I am at a point in my life where I want to start drilling on the lathe. I usually make game calls, but looking at making other things as well (perhaps small bowls eventually, ornaments, etc). I know I need a jacob’s chuck to hold the drill bit. I also need a 4 jaw chuck to hold the piece of wood. So far, so good....

12-31-2012 09:00 PM

Varnished flooring as lumber? - 6 replies

Howdy, I was wondering if anyone has ever used flooring as a source of lumber? I got hand of some jabota flooring, t&g and varnished. I was wondering if there was anything to do with it? I don’t have my own planer or table saw, but might have access to one. I’m guessing I have to make absolutely sure there are no tacks/nails...

11-28-2012 04:16 PM

Gluing African Blackwood to Walnut? - 14 replies

Howdy everyone! I finally took the plunge and started modifying my rifle’s stock (an old mauser 96 action in 30-06 which has 2 mooses under it’s belt already!). The fore-end was a bit too thick for my liking and I wanted to give it a slimer profile. So I gave it a whack with my handplane. It’s starting to take shape. I als...

09-23-2012 01:20 AM

Sealed end grain with parrafin/mineral spirits, but... - 3 replies

Howdy everyone, I cut a couple of game call blanks a couple of months ago. I thought they were dry, but I’ve noticed that they started cracking near the ends (very very small cracks, 3/8th’s in length, just barely apparently, no depth really). I did a quick check online with what I had on hands and I saw that I could seal the...

08-24-2012 04:30 PM

Broken ferrule on turning chisel - 5 replies

Hi, I purchased 3 used turning chisels from a local guy that stopped wood turning a couple of years ago. They were fairly cheap, so I don’t care too much about the possible loss of tool. I am more concerned about safety issues. The 3/4” skew’s ferrule is completely cracked. Could I simply epoxy it or should I turn a new ha...

08-24-2012 04:26 PM

Oak smells of vomit - 22 replies

Hi, I’m sorry for the rather description subject, but it is what it is. I’m turning a very small piece of oak and it just smells bad. I wouldn’t go as far as say it reeks of vomit, but if that wood could talk, it wouldn’t surprise me if there is some involved. I’ve never seen anything like it (although IR...

08-09-2012 07:20 PM

Chip in brand new collet: Does it matter? - 7 replies

Hi, I’m looking for advise. I have received my brand new PSI collet chuck kit and I’ve noticed that one of the collet (the 3/4”) has a chip in it. I was wondering if this is acceptable? I’m still fairly new to turning, but wouldn’t the slightess little thing that’s out of round / balance cause wobbling? ...

07-03-2012 03:44 PM

FS: Mastercraft lathe (Qu├ębec City) - 0 replies

Perfect lathe for a dedicated function (buffing) or for someone that wants to try out turning or even for a portable take-anywhere lathe for the seasoned veteran turners. What’s included:- Lathe (12” center to center, 1/3HP), 1-8 TPI- Electronic variable speed control (no pully changes whatsoever!)- Live center- 4 prong drive spur...

03-30-2012 01:50 PM

Small bug when adding a new brand in the review page - 0 replies

When I go to this page: select “lathes” Then I add a brandAfterwards, it displays kind of progressbar in the product name /model section and it stalls there. Fix is easy, just go and select another brand, then reselect the brand you added and it will say “no brand for ‘new brand̵...

03-27-2012 02:22 PM

Bloodwood: Glueing and keeping it's color - 3 replies

Howdy fellow LJ’s, I purchased a cut-off of bloodwood. It’s about 1” thick, 24” long and 6” wide. I want to cut it in 2 length wise, glue it up and then cut it into game call blanks. The person that sold me the wood told me to use tite bond III, but I forgot to ask if I could use ordinary glue as well or is tit...

03-22-2012 02:27 PM

Game call inserts: Which one do you use? - 0 replies

Hi everyone, For the woodturners on this site that have made a couple of game calls using store bought inserts, I was wondering which inserts (reed and other stuff) are the more friendly to use and which ones make the best sounds? Cheers! Fish

02-17-2012 03:25 PM

Turning: Mounting a blank correctly for spindle turning? - 11 replies

Hi everyone, So I have a problem turning some wood pieces. My lathe isn’t a powerful one (1/3? I bought it for game call making). It would seem that my 4 prongs bit never seems to engage the wood properly. The second I put a tad much push in (for example) my roughing gouge to start really removing a lot of wood, the 4 prongs skip and ...

01-17-2012 11:36 PM

small but powerful bandsaw: does it exist? - 10 replies

Hi fellow LJ, I was wondering what bandsaw you guys used to cut/resaw game call blanks (max dimensions: 2” sq by 4” long) or similarly sized pieces of wood? I don’t have a lot of room in the workshop (aka: workshop/laundry room ;-( ). I was wondering if there exists a small bandsaw that would still have the power to re...

01-14-2012 09:27 PM

Ever heard of moponie wood? - 6 replies

Just bought a game call blank from called Moponie Wood. I can’t seem to find anything about this wood. It’s nice and all, but I wanted a bit of background on the wood ;-( Anyone ever heard of moponie wood? Fish

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