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On the lathe, by the lathe: do you have questions? frustrations? tips? This forum is for all the woodturners out there.

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acrylic pen blank

10-02-2015 02:07 PM by 3285jeff

I drilled out a pen blank and needless to say the drill bit wobbled a little ...

5 10-06-2015 06:34 PM
View REO's profile

diy bowl lathe from start to finish

01-24-2014 03:46 PM by REO

Is there anyone interested in building a bowl lathe? I enjoy designing ,build...

30 10-05-2015 09:32 PM
View fixthisbuildthat's profile

Rikon 70-100 Spindle Vibration/Runout Issue

10-05-2015 01:58 PM by fixthisbuildthat

Hey everyone! I just bought an older (green model) Rikon 70-100 as my first ...

3 10-05-2015 04:25 PM
View REO's profile

forced into the shop yesterday

09-27-2015 01:57 PM by REO

Received a call yesterday that a friend from our church had passed away. I wa...

12 10-04-2015 01:38 PM
View toddbeaulieu's profile

Choosing a GOOD chuck from a short list

09-24-2015 03:37 PM by toddbeaulieu

I am ready to purchase my first chuck for my new old PM #90. I spent a few ho...

53 10-03-2015 03:15 AM
View shipwright's profile

Delta 46-715 lathe, reeves drive problem

10-01-2015 12:41 AM by shipwright

My Delta 46-715 lathe has started powering out at high speed. My first though...

11 10-02-2015 09:12 PM
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Record Power SC3 Geared Scroll Chuck Package - 1in-8tpi

08-19-2015 02:50 PM by Vicki

Highland has this chuck on sale for $150. Has anyone used it or have any fee...

11 10-01-2015 02:21 AM
View Dabcan's profile

King Industrial lathe comparison?

06-15-2015 08:43 PM by Dabcan

King Industrial has a new mini lathe they are selling. No reviews yet as its ...

5 09-30-2015 11:01 PM
View toddbeaulieu's profile

Are all #2 live centers compatible with a lathe #2?

09-25-2015 09:22 PM by toddbeaulieu

Sorry if this is a stupid question. My PM #90 takes a #2 morse taper live cen...

11 09-28-2015 01:26 PM
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Harbor Freight Lathe speed control

09-25-2015 07:04 PM by CoyBoy

I recently bought a Harbor Freight 14” x 40” lathe only to find t...

6 09-25-2015 10:35 PM
View StripeEsox's profile

Help! Newbie with a lathe

09-24-2015 03:51 PM by StripeEsox

Hello all! I recently acquired a lathe that I would like to start playing ...

8 09-25-2015 02:55 PM
View TheDane's profile

Easy Wood Tools has been acquired by Pony Tools

09-15-2015 06:30 PM by TheDane

For those who may have missed it … here’s the press release: E...

4 09-24-2015 01:38 PM
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Bicycle powered lathe?

09-17-2015 12:14 AM by JoeinGa

Somebody sent me this link. Pretty interesting. Now if I could only find some...

16 09-24-2015 08:30 AM
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What do you like in a lathe control panel?

09-10-2015 05:01 PM by Rick M.

I’m curious what you like or dislike about your lathe’s controls?...

36 09-24-2015 08:19 AM
View toddbeaulieu's profile

Buying an older lathe - Advice?

09-06-2015 10:59 PM by toddbeaulieu

Hello, I’m finally ready for a lathe. I’ll want to learn everythi...

34 09-22-2015 02:37 AM
View REO's profile

has anyone needed....special tailstock?

03-01-2015 01:29 PM by REO

Hey Folks! I have been a production turner for a long time. I have occasional...

6 09-18-2015 02:38 AM
View Mark's profile

Issues with the chain saw

09-15-2015 03:11 AM by Mark

Try as I might I cannot slice a green log in down the centre. i have a 12A 1...

8 09-17-2015 11:56 PM
View Targa's profile

Is A Jet JWL_1221VS Midi Lathe Worth $215 More Than A Rikon 70-220 VDR Midi Lathe

10-27-2014 07:55 PM by Targa

I’m planning to purchase a variable speed midi lathe with a 12” s...

27 09-17-2015 03:01 AM
View 3285jeff's profile

might have messed my lathe up

09-15-2015 11:47 PM by 3285jeff

well I have a 70-100 rikon mini lathe and I turned a large bowl on it,,well i...

6 09-16-2015 12:26 PM
View moke's profile

Carbide inserts

08-01-2014 05:07 PM by moke

For those of you that use some carbide insert turning tools. have you noticed...

24 09-16-2015 03:05 AM

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