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01-26-2016 09:48 AM

Recess tenon - 3 replies

I have a Nova G3 chuck with the standard 50mm jaws.How much depth in a recess tenon is needed if I want to try turning a project this way?.

11-09-2015 02:55 AM

Advice on router table insert construction - 9 replies

After finishing my router table insert,insert only,for my Rigid 4512 TS I feel its really heavy.It’s made of 2 layers of 3/4” mdf with 3/”4 edging.The insert is 14-5/8”x 27”.Adding a router and possibly a lift will make it more heavier.I’m worried the 2 piece fence rail system might sag after some time.So my q...

10-27-2015 07:38 AM

Some floor mats for the shop - 3 replies

I purchased two floor mats for my shop today.Woodcraft here in Tucson had them 1/2 off at $17.99 a piece,originally $37.99.Threw one down in front of my lathe and the other in front of my makeshift workbench.Spent a few hours in the shop tonight and they do make a difference.My feet and back are happy:)

09-28-2015 10:03 AM

some shop updates,small project organization - 3 replies

Finally getting some shop time now that it is getting a little cooler.Reorganized my lathe area to the opposite side of my shop.I wanted to be near a window and closer to my dust collector.Turned my lathe/bench around to face my shop and moved my lathe tool rack into the corner.Tonight I built another lathe tool rack to hold my parting tools.It ...

10-06-2014 06:26 AM

How do make this cut/groove - 4 replies

Thinking about making a few of these for X-mas and not sure how I would go about making those grooved cuts on the legs that hold the veneers.Maybe the original posters of some of these projects will chime in.Thx.

09-22-2014 07:38 AM

some late night woodworking - 4 replies

Thought I would post some pic’s of what I did in my shop over the last few nights.I finished installing my drawer guides and cut the last of my drawers to dimension for my lathe bench.I need to assemble the drawers and add some drawer fronts which will occur this weekend :)

02-23-2014 03:16 AM

Craigslist Purchases - 9 replies

very happy with these purchases and desperately needed in my small shop.Penn State 1 1/2 hp dust collector with 1 micron bag-came with several wys and blast gates… delta 50-860 air filter-850 cfm,one 12×24 outer filter and one pleated inner filter…dust collector $150.00-air filter $100.00 total $250.00-both in excellent s...

01-06-2014 05:01 AM

jacobs chuck vs bottle stopper mandrel. - 13 replies

Which would be better for turning a bottle stopper,a bolt with the head cut off and mounted in my jacobs chuck or an actual bottle stopper mandrel which would be self tapping after drilling?...I also thought mounting a bolt through a face plate…I would have to purchase a tap for the cut off bolt method..Would I have run out with the jacobs...

11-23-2013 02:45 AM

disappointed in Woodcrafts seam ripper kit - 10 replies

turned a seam ripper kit this evening and the rubber O rings will not fit into the brass tube…tried enlarging the inner diameter of the brass tube but have had no luck in getting a good fit and a few of the rubber O rings are now worn…anybody tried this kit and have you run into this same problem?...will probably take the kit back to...

11-22-2013 08:19 PM

best way to apply sandpaper to shop made discs on my lathe disc sander - 7 replies

I’m building a lathe disc sander and what would be the best way to apply the sandpaper to the disc’s.I was thinking contact cement or using velcro?...thx….

08-13-2013 03:38 AM

two Delta 46-460's for sale - 2 replies

Two Delta 46-460 wood lathes for sale on Craigslist in Chandler Az.-just in case someone is looking for a lathe :) Jeff

04-21-2013 06:10 PM

sand or not to sand on ca finish pen - 4 replies

so last night i tried ca finish for pens and it wasn’t to difficult at all,very shiny but not a complete smooth surface…should i sand with some micro mesh after the last coat?,i did apply 4 coats of ca…thx…

03-17-2013 09:26 AM

your thoughts on these mini lathes? - 9 replies

I have enjoyed turning on my small Grizzly lathe G9247-VS and only have made pens so far but it is limited in what you can do with it and see no reason to add upgrades…I want to start turning larger items like peppermills and bowls which would require more HP,swing,distance between centers ect…budget is around $500…I have a sha...

03-09-2013 03:58 AM

PSI products at our local Woodcraft - 4 replies

A few days ago I recently visited our local Tucson Az, Woodcraft and in general conversation with an employee they said they would be carrying PSI products for lathe projects like pens and such starting in about two weeks…Thought I would share and has anyone else heard this?...

02-21-2013 06:54 AM

snow day in Tucson,Az. - 6 replies

we received some pretty good snowfall today in Tucson…the surrounding communities around Tucson that are at higher elevations received even more,it actually stuck…lots of fun even for the adults…

11-09-2012 06:10 AM

22-560 delta planer question - 6 replies

looked at a lightly used 22-560 delta planer that my co-worker wants to sell…no dust collection chute in this deal and a quick search seems that the dust collection chute has been discontinued for this model…it would not be a deal breaker since i would roll this out of my shop to use…just thought i would ask if anyone has any e...

04-11-2012 06:34 AM

help with door installation for my shop. - 2 replies

I want to put in a larger doorway entrance to my shop.I’m planning for a 48” or 60” door and it will be pre-hung.My shop is all brick(4×6x16).Shop size is small 12×14 and where I want to place the new door allows me to use patio space and roll some equipment outside to work.The inside is not framed or furred out,I wil...

02-15-2012 04:41 AM

rigid jointer - 7 replies

so i found a used rigid jointer on craigslist here in Tucson,it appears to be an older model with the gray base.some surface rust ,the seller states it was payback to him from a friend who owned him money.comes with the manuals and he says it does run,he thinks it was in storage for some time.he’s asking $200.00 so is this a fair price and...

01-19-2012 06:32 AM

hand held router questions? - 5 replies

i have a craftsmen router model # 135.17508,it came as a package with the router table,it was a gift and certaintly not expensive compared to other set-ups…im building shop cabinets and im having trouble with depth and width issues when cutting dados…i did build an auto dado jig,my surface is flat,work pieces are fully supported and ...

12-09-2011 04:05 AM

help with prep/staining pine - 7 replies

today i applied Mini-Wax pre-stain conditioner per instructions,then applied Cabots wood stain per instructions but the result showed some minor blotchyness.for best results Cabots recommends 2-4 coats with sanding in between and this was the first coat.i pre-sanded down to my question is am i going in the right direction with this?.i did...

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