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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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Carnauba maintenance

05-02-2017 01:21 AM by Spinster

Hello, newbie here with a wood turning finish question. I use the Beale Buff...

1 05-02-2017 10:05 AM
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HELP! Need a quick high gloss finish for a segmented vase

04-28-2017 12:05 AM by AnthonyPants

I am finishing up the sanding on my first turning project, an 11” segme...

14 05-01-2017 06:17 PM
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Harbor Freight Lathe (#34706) as My Ultimate Lathe

04-29-2017 12:47 AM by Hockey

I recently bought a HF lathe model # 34706, thinking I could always upgrade. ...

21 05-01-2017 03:58 PM
View Surestcloud's profile

Need help with getting info

04-30-2017 05:18 PM by Surestcloud

Hi, I just brought a used 1983 kts wood turning lathe, current problems, the ...

3 04-30-2017 08:15 PM
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Banyan Wood

04-29-2017 07:19 AM by UncleStumpy

Has anybody ever turned Banyan wood? I found some on Ebay and it looks ama...

11 04-30-2017 07:42 PM
View Karda's profile

balancing between centers

04-24-2017 11:42 PM by Karda

I was give a chunk of fire wood to turn. I trimmed as much of the pith as I c...

21 04-28-2017 08:24 PM
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04-27-2017 11:02 PM by Woody2016

Hay guys. I have a large supply of sale. Looking to sell off some of it. It i...

5 04-28-2017 05:08 PM
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Coring system

04-27-2017 11:35 PM by Lefley

Looking for a coring system for wood that you guys could recommend .. Have a ...

2 04-28-2017 04:07 PM
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04-26-2017 04:36 PM by Nubsnstubs

Hey yall, I started this just to be the 17 hundredth topic for wood turning. ...

9 04-28-2017 01:48 PM
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Split Spindle on a Spring Pole Lathe

04-27-2017 07:58 PM by Ron Aylor

My next Prie Dieu will feature a a split spindle. I’m aware of the brow...

6 04-28-2017 01:25 PM
View Karda's profile

band saw advice

04-25-2017 11:25 PM by Karda

I have a blade question, my band saw can cut up to 5 7/8th of an inch, I look...

16 04-27-2017 06:39 PM
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steel for thin parting tool

04-18-2017 04:01 PM by kmetzger

I’m looking for some good steel for making a thin parting tool. The too...

14 04-27-2017 05:58 PM
View Karda's profile

what woo is this

04-25-2017 01:29 AM by Karda

Hi, I was givin this chunk of fire wood to turn. I am going to try to get a c...

13 04-27-2017 02:26 PM
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Craftsman 12 in wood lathe upgrade

04-27-2017 12:05 AM by Dimensions

I inherited an old craftsman 12 inch wood lathe. I know it’s a common t...

3 04-27-2017 12:48 AM
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Drill size for Rockler 4" stainless pizza wheel kit?

04-25-2017 04:51 AM by Tishman

The instructions say drill a 12.5 mm hole for hardwood, but I’ve heard ...

2 04-25-2017 02:29 PM
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Mind Changer

04-24-2017 09:24 PM by papadan

This was going to be a tutorial, then turned into a review, but the site limi...

7 04-25-2017 11:32 AM
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Nova comet lathe

04-11-2017 03:54 AM by alittleoff

Are these lathes any good, or worth the money? Ive been wanting to get someth...

6 04-25-2017 01:44 AM
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Harbor Freight Mini Lathe 65345

04-21-2017 12:51 PM by Hockey

Curious about the Harbor Freight Mini lathe 65345. For those who have one or ...

13 04-24-2017 12:41 AM
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Turning a mallet from green osage orange?

04-15-2016 08:14 PM by Babieca

I’ve been looking to get my hands on some osage orage to turn a mallet ...

8 04-22-2017 08:13 PM
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spindle gouge help

04-22-2017 01:16 AM by Karda

I Have been free hand sharpening my spindle gouge and it has bee working ok b...

9 04-22-2017 05:27 PM

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