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06-04-2018 02:03 AM

Odd bowl that needs a finish - 8 replies

I have an unusual bowl / vase that I hope to sell. The concern I have is in regards to the finish. I typically use shellac. I love the way it brings out the grain. I have put on a coat of shellac but I am wondering if a finish coat of poly would be a good idea. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

05-18-2014 02:41 AM

HF 34706 tailstock is not tightening against the wood - 8 replies

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...

03-17-2014 12:31 AM

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.

03-13-2014 12:42 AM

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...

03-11-2014 07:59 PM

Any suggestions on where to find support requirements for stools, chairs, etc. - 12 replies

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...

03-02-2014 02:30 AM

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...

01-30-2014 02:36 AM

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...

11-30-2013 03:57 PM

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 ...

11-19-2013 03:49 PM

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...

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