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493 days ago

Grizzly band saw modle G1020 - 9 replies

The local auction house has a 18” Grizzly bandsaw and older model. The model num is G1012, 18”, 2h, 220v they want 450.00. Looks in fairly good shape with several blades, fence and miter. I need opinions on this machine. Is it good or bad deal? It has a roller base also.

503 days ago

Cracking bowls - 16 replies

Last month I turned a couple of green bowls from pecan to an approx 3/4” to 1” thickness. For the last couple of days I have been trying to turn them down to about 1/4” to 3/8” wall thickness. This is my first attempt to turn thin sided dry bowls and I have cracked both of them. One I got a catch and the bowl split in ...

521 days ago

Turning cypress - 8 replies

Has anyone turned any cypress? Reason I ask is my son has found a fell log about 8’ long in the woods about 14”-16” at big end and 8”-9” at small end. Looked like might have been left by loggers. When I get my chainsaw tuned up next week he is going to get me a blank to try before we cut the whole tree. Don̵...

530 days ago

Turning Chinaberry - 11 replies

Anybody ever turned chinaberry. This is my first time with it. Is it a good wood to turn? Seemed to be kinda stringy. I got two 10” x 12” green blanks. I painted the edges with latex paint. I cut one blank in half and turned a bowl. Ended up about 8” x 4”. I placed it in a paper bag and put on the shelf. I turned...

540 days ago

Backing up in the site - 13 replies

When you post a comment on a project and then want to go back to the project gallery is there a way besides using the backup button to go there? The only way I have found to get back is to backup through the post screen to the project gallery page and I have noticed that when I do that it doesn’t increment the post counter under the pictu...

569 days ago

Lesson learned the hard way - 35 replies

Well it finally happened. A bowl busted on the lathe while I was turning. Until I bought the Powermatic I had never tried to turn large bowls. This bowl was 14” and I had rough turned the outside close to where I wanted it. I had the inside finished and sanded. I went to finish the outside when I had a grab. I had my face shield on but...

573 days ago

Homemade tool rest - 5 replies

My brother welded these for me yesterday. The only rest that came with the Powermatic was a 14” one and it was pretty hard to get close with short turnings. I bought some 1” CR, 1/4 CR and 1/4×3 flat plate and made a couple of shorter rest. First one is 6” long and I saw it on one of the videos I think the Droiser(sp) l...

574 days ago

First bowl I put a finish on. - 4 replies

This is more or less a practice bowl. I had a piece of cherry that had some cracks in it. I used it to turn this bowl anyway. It is the first bowl I have put any kind of finish on. I used Capt Eddie’s shine juice and it turned out pretty good.

602 days ago

Woodtec Bandsaw - 8 replies

Take a look at this saw on Craigs list. What would be a good price for this? I don’t know anything about this brand. http://valdosta.craigslist.org/tls/3357188771.html

606 days ago

Think about Powermatic 3520B - 16 replies

What do you guys think about this lathe pros or cons. Thinking about this cause of the Black Friday sale I can get it for $3399 with free shipping.

739 days ago

What is the most used hand tool in your shop? - 46 replies

Since my wife bought this for me it has become one of the most used hand tools in my shop. This is the other most used hand tool in my shop. It seems lately everything I pickup I drop. By virtue of the floor moving further and further away these tools see almost constant use. How bout you guys? What’s yours?

878 days ago

Support arm for Dewalt 788 Scroll Saw - 6 replies

After posting this project on a prop for my Dewalt SS arm (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60970) I was informed by Godofbiscuits of a diff support for the arm. On looking at it and also seeing it on Steve Goods link I decided to build my own. I used a 10g x 1 1/2 x approx 18” piece of sheet metal and drilled and slotted it for the supp...

909 days ago

Glue up of thin pieces - 23 replies

I am making a picnic plate holder similar to the on in the picture and I have never glued up thin pieces. This is 1×6 red oak and I resawed it in half. What would be the best way to go about this. I have no pressure or glue on wood at this time. I usually use titebond 11.

922 days ago

Which lathe chuck - 14 replies

I have the Craftsman 12” lathe tube type. It is an older model please go to my werkshop and see it. My question is what size, type, etc chuck would be ok for this lathe. I have the spindle drivers and 2 face plates but I want to venture into things I can’t do with these like better methods of holding bowls etc.

923 days ago

Last post read - 2 replies

Is there a way to go to the last post you have read in the Forum Threads. Most forums do and if it it here I have completely missed it. Great site, keep up the good werk.

925 days ago

Router Table design - 3 replies

I saw somewhere someone had built a router table and the top hinged up to access the router. I tried a search here but nothing showed up. It might not have even been here on LJ but if anyone has seen it or knows about it I appreciate knowing about it.

927 days ago

Repair broken chair - 11 replies

This is one of my dining room table chairs that has a brace that has come loose. What glue and technique would be the best to make this repair? I have never tried to repair any furniture but I won’t learn any younger. I also have a chair that has a broken brace on one side. I know I will have to drill out the broken piece and re...


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