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|103 days ago||
My wife’s HF 34706 (Jet clone) lathe is only five months old. My wife uses it primarily for pens, although she has done a few bowls. I noticed the live center was not applying much pressure to the wood when tightening it with the tailstock wheel. I took apart the inside of the tailstock and didn’t see any stripped threads. I cleane...
|166 days ago||
Biesemeyer table saw fence - 2 replies
This isn’t mine, and as much as I would like this fence myself, or a similar one such as a Vega, it isn’t in the budget right now. So, if anyone is in the Queensbury / Glens Falls, NY area and is looking for a fence for their saw, this seems like a very reasonable deal. It’s $150 for the fence, in the box. http://albany.cr...
|170 days ago||
Woodworking event in the Albany NY area - 8 replies
I mentioned this on another post, but didn’t want to take over the thread. I don’t know if I will be able to make it yet, but there is the NWA Woodworking Show coming to the Saratoga Springs, NY area. I am hoping to meet a few from LJ, assuming I get there, as well as give my wife a chance to meet some turners in the area as she co...
|171 days ago||
I am getting ready to cut some maple to make seats for bar stools, to use along the kitchen peninsula. I figure I’ll make the seats approximately 16” around, then attach four legs, using a simple tenon design. The legs will either be maple or perhaps something darker to contrast the maple seats. I figured it was simple enough, and...
|180 days ago||
water borne finishes and turning - 22 replies
I’ve done some research on water borne finishes. I’ve only used oil based, primarily oil based poly. I was recently introduced to water borne finishes via YouTube. My wife is completing turning projects, especially bowls, and i woukd like to find a finish that doesn’t require having to wait several hours for poly to dry. What a...
|211 days ago||
Bent the tool - 55 replies
OK, question for you turnings here. Did you ever have a lathe gouge catch and bend? This happened to cheap HF tools, so I am hoping a decent HSS set would be better, and easier to sharpen. I haven’t seen any other threads on line with bent tools. The lathe had a segmented block on it, that was somewhat rounded by a band saw, made up of...
|272 days ago||
Spouses involved in woodworking? - 4 replies
I am considering finding a relatively cheap lathe for my wife for Christmas. She doesn’t do any woodworking these days (I barely do any at this point myself), but she likes to do things together. Her dad is a retired cabinet maker, so she made some projects as a kid, cutting boards and other small items. Has anyone brought their spouse ...
|283 days ago||
113 series reburb - am I missing anything important? - 11 replies
I’m very new to woodworking. I recently purchased a Craftsman TS which looks to be from 1980 or 1981. I’ve cleaned it up pretty well, put on three or four coats of paste wax, ordered a PALS kit, replaced bolts, and will pick up a link belt for it in the near future. I also plan on getting metal replacement cranks as the plastic ti...