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134 days ago

Need some advice on replacement lathe banjo/tool rest - 2 replies

Hello all, I need some advice/recommendations on a replacement banjo for my lathe. I’ll spare you all the the long story and just say this: I own a grizzly G0462 lathe, the banjo/tool rest is garbage and I need to upgrade/replace it. Will any banjo work for me or does it need to be specific to my particular model? any and all help i...

544 days ago

(SOLD) Incra LS32-ts - 15 replies

Hi guys, I have an Incra LS32-TS table saw fence I am going to sell. I bought it new in Feb. of ‘12. It is currently on my table saw, and has been lightly used for the year I’ve had it. I have all the parts/pieces, manual and even the DVD that came with it. I don’t have the original box though. I am selling it basically just...

625 days ago

Need a little help/advice - 10 replies

Hi all LJ’ers! Got a question for you jocks that have made/refurbished entry doors. I have a customer/friend that has a hardwood front door with glass and sidelights. the sidelights are fine, but the door itself is the issue. it faces the afternoon sun and has dried up and cracked at the jointed seams. What is the best way to go about...

849 days ago

anybody use one of these? - 9 replies

Hey guys, got a question for all you turners. I have been turning on an old shopsmith Mark V. long story short, It will no longer turn true. I have already put a good bit of money into it trying to refurb it. I have tools that replace all aspects of the shopsmith except the lathe. I’d love to have a big monster powermatic, but my budget wo...

872 days ago

bowl turners, please advise... - 3 replies

ok, I have seen several vids on u tube where this guy or that guy is turning a bowl. it comes to the finishing and I see them grab an air powered sander with what looks like about a 3” sanding disc on a conical foam backer pad. I go “ooohhh, i want one of those!” I checked the big box stores hoping to pick one up…no lu...

900 days ago

Help on bowl blanks - 3 replies

Hey LJ’ers! I have a friend that recently cut some really nice maples down for his M-I-L. he offered me the wood and I got all i could carry. I want to turn some bowls out of them, and from the looks of the first blank, they are going to be some beautiful pieces. My question is this: once i cut the blank and turn it to round I wan...

948 days ago

Questions on CA Glue finish - 5 replies

I am new to pen turning, but have come to the conclusion that CA glue provides an extremely durable finish. I have done a few pens and they all seem to have turned out “ok”. I am using medium CA, applied with a piece pf paper towel. I apply 3 coats then sand, then 3 more coats, sanding lightly in between each one. I am seeing some...

953 days ago

A little help if you please, Fellow LJ'ers - 6 replies

I am preparing to join the pen turning addicts, and need a bit of help. I have purchased a mandrel and some beginner pen kits. I have my blanks ready and have watched more video tutorials than I can count. I neglected to buy a barrel trimmer, however. Is there another way to trim barrels flush or is this the only way?


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