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03-10-2017 11:00 PM

Lathe Might Need New Bearings!!! - 26 replies

So I have a 1 yr old Rikon 70-220 VSR lathe. I bought this lathe new. It bogs down under pressure from me…Not so much under higherSpeeds….but still bogs down. And from when it was brand new it has made noizes like tiny marblesAre inside the motor or from headstock spindle. I am not the greatest sharpener on the block…..bu...

08-09-2016 07:26 PM

I just got some fresh green wood......NOW WHAT? - 8 replies

Yesterday a friend called and said his neighbor has a freshly trimmed black locust. Tree ….....And I was thereIn an hour. As he lived 40 mi away.luckily I took my chainsaw. I cut to my size about 10 rounds and halfOf them were crotches..I have the black locust home and in my driveway…..What do I do now?...I want to make some bowls&#...

05-18-2016 06:01 PM

What shoes to wear while turning wood? - 28 replies

I recently bought a new lathe….Rikon 70-220vsr. I have only used it maybe 4 hrs. Runs and functions Very well. So far…later on when I have really got to know this lathe I will give a review forAll the members.Meanwhile. My question isWhat is a good …well supported strong yet comfy shoe or boot….forStanding at a lathe all...

10-20-2015 06:00 PM

SKETCHUP musings. An questions - 6 replies

My first glance at few of Sketchups finished products….i was so amazed. I thought I was in a Frank Lloyd Wright movie or ad for on of his projects or homes.It seems to be a very sophistcated an technically refined software product. I would love to be signing up for a class or tutorial…. But why?....when I cannot afford the pro...

05-13-2009 07:56 AM

POWER TOOL BATTERIES !!! How long can I / should I expect them to last? - 26 replies

Hi all …I have been away for a couple yrs….I hope to be back with a vengence and it is nice to be back and see all that has been accomplished in the interim ….Some lovely woodworking all around I see …good work all …. As my garage shop has been unused for awhile …so have my tools ….last week I began w...

05-21-2008 07:47 PM

Storage and or Disposal of Used Rags, Brushes, Etc - 12 replies

I would love to know our different methods of storage and disposal of anything we use for finishing our projects …I use quite a lot of disposable foam brushes …for me these are very handy and easy to use …But how should i store them immediately after using them? I also use rags, cheesecloth, washcloth for wipe-on application.Wh...

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