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|11-09-2010 02:14 AM||
Osage Orange - 25 replies
Anyone know much about working Osage Orange? A buddy of mine that works as an urban forester in Cincinnati brought me a bunch of shorts for small projects. (They harvest it and bring in a portable sawmill from time to time and cut board feet.) I know the stuff is rock hard, but does anyone have experience with it? The shorts are bright yellow. I...
|11-02-2010 11:04 PM||
Craftsman Table Saw Model # 113.29940 - 35 replies
My neighbor, who knew that I was into woodworking called this weekend to tell me that another neighbor had sold her house and downsized after her husband had passed away. This second neighbor wanted to know if I was interested in his old table saw. When I went to check it out, expecting a small bench model with direct drive, I found a Craftsmans...
|07-08-2010 12:52 AM||
Lumber in SW Ohio - 2 replies
Been woodworking as a hobby for a couple of years. I know of Hardwood Lumber and More in Milford. Does anyone out there get their lumber from another source. I grew up in rural Indiana and there were sawmills all around, but there don’t seem to be any in the Greater Cincinnati area. Any help? Justin in Loveland, OH
|07-08-2010 12:37 AM||
Tap-Hole Maple - 1 reply
I just planed down 25+ board feet of tap-hole maple for a project to 3/4” thickness. I am building a short podium for the local “Original Pancake House”. “Short” as the hostestes are female and the boards are only available in 40 to 44 inch lengths. They are looking great now and only ran $2.75 a board foot. Anyone ...
|06-29-2010 12:17 AM||
Craftsman Lathe and Duro Power shaper - 0 replies
The local Craigslist has a craftsman lathe 149.23871 listed for $50. Does anyone own/use one of these and can they be used to turn pens? How easy is it to get the parts to turn pens? Will it take a standard morse taper on each end? Additionally, the guy has a Duro Power Shaper model number 3091. Its old (1940’s old) but comes with 5 cut...
|06-26-2010 01:47 AM||
Harbor Freight 5 Speed Bend Top Wood Lathe - 11 replies
After having taken a pen turning class at the local woodworking shop, I am in the market for a small lathe to turn pens, short spindles, and smaller bowls. I work full-time (as a teacher, not a woodworker) and have three small girls, so I don’t have the time or the shape to warrant the purchase of something large. At the woodworking shop, ...
|06-23-2010 02:01 AM||
Help with a Shopcraft lathe - 1 reply
I just purchased a Shopcraft Lathe from a craigslist add for $50 (Included a full set of craftsman chisels and gouges.). I took a pen turning class at my local woodworking shop and now I want to try it at home, but the lathe appears to only have a dead center on the tail and something very similar to it on the spindle. When removed, the spindle ...