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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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How much head stock runout is acceptable?

07-25-2014 06:03 PM by Bonj

I have an old General 160 lathe that I bought used. Over the two years I’ve h...

13 07-28-2014 03:42 PM
View Tim Dahn's profile

Help/Question with a Rikon mini lathe

07-27-2014 03:45 PM by Tim Dahn

I have some wobble in my lathe, so much so that when I rough out a piece and ...

5 07-27-2014 11:55 PM
View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

Oval wood turning jig

07-25-2014 12:24 AM by TopamaxSurvivor

This oval jig looks a little spooky to me. What do you experienced turners t...

18 07-27-2014 05:19 PM
View Dan Krager's profile

Looking for unusual tool

07-26-2014 10:09 PM by Dan Krager

I have seen, but don’t remember where, an 18” (or so) hollow tool...

3 07-27-2014 12:12 AM
View wiskeyweasel's profile

Houston area turner needed

07-11-2014 12:33 AM by wiskeyweasel

Fellas, I’ve got a friend needing a large baseball bat turned. 5 feet l...

1 07-26-2014 09:47 PM
View Geophyrd's profile

So...new to the forum

07-22-2014 02:00 AM by Geophyrd

I’ve been turning for a number of years. I recently bought the new Har...

16 07-24-2014 08:34 PM
View Ted's profile

Ongoing Segmented Whatever...

06-29-2014 04:02 PM by Ted

Since it will be at least a week, probably longer, till I can stock up on pen...

32 07-23-2014 01:18 AM
View Biggamefish's profile

Spindel measurements question.

07-22-2014 01:53 PM by Biggamefish

I have a powermatic lathe that takes a morse taper #2. I want to get a colle...

3 07-23-2014 01:10 AM
View KE4NYV's profile

Test Build of a Segmented Ring Video

07-22-2014 04:48 PM by KE4NYV

I recently bought some nice black walnut and maple boards and decided my firs...

0 07-22-2014 04:48 PM
View Blakep's profile

Any options besides a drill press chuck?

07-20-2014 04:03 AM by Blakep

I took a drill press apart that was given to me a while back and used the pa...

6 07-21-2014 07:14 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Should gouges be as sharp as razors?

07-14-2014 03:42 AM by ColonelTravis

Bought a low-end lathe and some turning chisels then realized I had nothing t...

21 07-18-2014 09:46 PM
View Biggamefish's profile

Newbie getting started with calls (lathe question)

07-07-2014 03:05 PM by Biggamefish

I have the itch to make some calls. My family has a powermatic lathe, I am n...

6 07-17-2014 10:33 AM
View kmetzger's profile

Hex nut for faceplate

06-28-2014 06:05 PM by kmetzger

Hello all, I’m planning to make my own faceplate using a 1×8 tip hex nut...

9 07-15-2014 05:53 PM
View hairy's profile

Segmented spindles

07-13-2014 01:56 AM by hairy

I’ve been all over the web, and I can’t find anything on how to m...

9 07-14-2014 05:56 PM
View Biggamefish's profile

Turning your own wood.

07-14-2014 02:47 PM by Biggamefish

I don’t want to have to constantly buy blanks. I can get my hands on t...

2 07-14-2014 05:01 PM
View Dallas's profile

I need Someone to Turn a Fid for me.

07-13-2014 06:19 PM by Dallas

I bought a 50’ chunk of 3/4” Poly/Dacron rope today to make some ...

8 07-13-2014 10:54 PM
View Deela40's profile

What's with all the bowls

06-23-2014 11:45 AM by Deela40

Perhaps I don’t get it because I have never done it, but what is the bi...

27 07-13-2014 03:42 PM
View izod's profile

Can you guess the VEGA Lathe?! HELP PLZ!!

07-11-2014 10:28 PM by izod

My uncle has an older VEGA lathe and duplicator which he has only used a hand...

8 07-12-2014 08:42 PM
View rrdesigns's profile

Woodtek 140069

07-11-2014 04:26 PM by rrdesigns

Anyone have this duplicator? Seeking user reviews for it before I jump in and...

2 07-11-2014 06:43 PM
View shopmania's profile

Question on lathe tail stock quill

07-09-2014 03:31 AM by shopmania

I was using my lathe as a horizontal boring machine to make a 3/4” hole...

6 07-09-2014 09:23 PM

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