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|59 days ago||
Home-made lathe sharpening set-up. - 7 replies
The sharpening scientists will hate this but it works for me. Mostly, what you need for sharpening, you get for free – hands & eyes.After that it’s practice & experience.I don’t deal in microns, those of you who do, sorry for making you cringe.The wheel shown is the rougher of the two I own but neither ...
|120 days ago||
Holidays - 6 replies
Wife’s Birthday. She is 40 today but Jayzzzzzzssssus don’t tell anyone or she’ll kill me. Off to France on the ferry.Eeeeeeeee u. Bad hangover. Need fizzy oh. Happy Happy Happy.
|206 days ago||
Michelangelo's McDavid - 9 replies
I laughed so much I nearly couldn’t finish my McChicken sandwich megameal with extra fries and some muffins .
|320 days ago||
Your own short poems or prayers. - 17 replies
Death. Now there’s a topic. These lines are mine. I’m thinking about having them on my gravestone. Lay down my bones in the clay and stonesWhere there is room enough to store me.With the chisels cut let my name be putUnder those who went before me. Or, as a morning prayer, Lord help me to want less,To give more,To be happy w...
|439 days ago||
All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay. - 2 replies
If you get a chance, watch this next Sunday for a chance to see real sport. Galway will play Kilkenny (the current champions) in front of 80,000 people in Croke Park in Dublin. My two good friends, Davy Clune (umpire) and James McGrath (Ref) will be officiating and the best of luck to both of them. The first game was a tough contest but th...
|541 days ago||
Daily top 3 criteria - 10 replies
I was delighted to have a project in the daily top 3 last December but I have no idea how it got there.What are the criteria for the award,so to speak.Is it the no. of views or comments or both? Just wondering. Murch.
|626 days ago||
1 year here. - 1 reply
I just noticed it’s about a year ago since I found this site. It’s been a lot of fun being involved.The site is an inspiration to try new projects and a further inspiration to try them again when it all goes horribly wrong!A big thank you to all the outstanding crafts-people who contribute to LJ’s and help make it what it is.A ...
|816 days ago||
Ireland - a quick summary. - 5 replies
Ireland is an island to the west of Britain but Northern Ireland is just off the mainland – not the Irish mainland, the British mainland. The capital of Ireland is Dublin. It has a population of a million people, all of whom will be shopping in Newry this afternoon. They travel to Newry because it is in the North, which is not part of I...
|901 days ago||
Turning pine boards - 3 replies
I picked up a pine board about 9in diameter and 2in deep.It was probably bone dry. I tried turninga plate from it but the result is a very rough, torn and ripped looking piece of crap. I can save it by sandingbut I’m wondering a) Are some pieces of timber just too dry to turn successfully?b) Is there any magic mix I can soak it in so that ...
|922 days ago||
Graduate (inboard/outboard) lathe spindle - 4 replies
Just saw a 2nd hand chuck on EBAY. Guy does not know what size of a spindle it turns onto.He says it fits a graduate. Any-one know what diameter and tpi these lathes have?Thanks in advance. Best regards,Murch.
|960 days ago||
First impressions of the site and its users - 2 replies
I am only a member of LJ’s for a few weeks but so far it has been a totally enjoyable experience. I have loggedonto the projects section at least once a day in that time and have never done so without being amazed atthe talent of the contributers. There is always a least one WOW moment.Every poster on here is so willing to offer advice and...
|986 days ago||
Excelsior mini-lathe. - 4 replies
Hi LJ’s. This has probably been discussed before but I couldn’t find any info in the review section.I’m thinking of buying the above after a look through the rockler catalogue. Does anyone have one?Are they any good? All replies are welcome. Best regards,Murch.