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471 days ago

Spindles not round - 7 replies

I have a jet 1014vS that I’ve used for the past couple of years. Its had periods of heavy use and periods where its just sat there for a few months. I got on it to make some rolling pins and noticed that my spindles were not coming out round, but have a bit of an “edge,” for lack of a better word, that runs up and down a goo...

491 days ago

ideas and help with rolling pin turning - 7 replies

I’m wanting to turn a basic straight rolling pin. Seems simple enough, but i want to add something to it. I’m at an odd place in turning where I’ve done a good number of small projects, bit am no way experienced in a lot of techniques. Nor am I good at reading what the grain will produce or know the different qualities of a ...

511 days ago

Dusct Collectors- Jet DC1200c or Craftsman - 10 replies

So I have an opportunity to get a Jet dc1200c with a dustdog filter and a few feet of plastic tubing and blast gates gates for $100. I imagine the filter has about 1/2 of the life left. This is not a vortex model. Its been fairly heavily used at a school for about 8 years. Or, I can swap it for a refurbished but new in box craftsman profess...

917 days ago

Pen Finish hand sanitizer safe - 0 replies

I’ve got in to pen turning but have questions regarding finishing. My wife works in health care and the constant use of alchohol hand sanitizer has me wonder about finishes. I used wax finishes on one pen and it cracked after a couple of months. I’m guessing it dried out. And suggestions on somewhat easy to apply finishes? IR...


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