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1st. Opinion of grizzly 4 jaw chuck H6267 vicmark (vm100 copy)

1st. Opinion of grizzly 4 jaw chuck H6267 vicmark (vm100 copy)

01-07-2016 08:07 PM by bigJohninvegas | 5 comments »

So this is my early opinion of this grizzly chuck. Mine is the H6267 and has the 1 1/4”X 8tpi adapter included.This chuck is sold under several different part numbers, based on what adapter you need.I had read that it was a close enough copy to the vicmarc vm100, and that the vicmarc jaws would fit it.This grizzly chuck is about half the cost of the vicmarc at $120.00. I have used the chuck 4 or 5 times now with the dove tail jaws that came with it.The chuck does feel a little clunk...

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Great starter set into turning

Great starter set into turning

12-01-2015 02:21 PM by jshroyer | 4 comments »

My roommate and i have had a lathe for around a year now and only had the old tools that came with it. they were not very good and we didnt use it much because its a bit much to start with. i had been reading about carbide tools for some time but the cost it what kept me away. I saw the rockler set was on sale for $100 over the US thanksgiving weekend so thought it might be worth the try. I am very impressed already! so much easier to use! Other item that people talk about is how you cant sha...

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Oneway drill wizard

Oneway drill wizard

11-21-2015 03:14 PM by hairy | 4 comments »

I looked at this for a long time. I got it about a year ago and have used it on 2 projects. It does what it does very well. All I’ve done with it could have been done without it, but not as easy or accurate. Right out of the box I put a bit in a drill and mounted it to the lathe. I had to cut down the post to get the bit on center. That’s with the post bottomed out in the banjo. It’s made for chair makers. I’m not there yet, but it will do what I need. ...

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Bargain box of Sand paper rolls

Bargain box of Sand paper rolls

08-20-2015 04:47 AM by bigJohninvegas | 5 comments »

I found this box of sand paper rolls on Klingspor’s web site, advertising a 20# box of end rolls for wood turners. I like there sand paper rolls for turning and normally would buy 1.5”X10 yard rolls from them. 7 grits at about $8/ roll. so $56 when you need all of themThis deal was about $30 for a 20# box assortment at 100 Grit or finer. This box has a couple of 80 and 100 grit rolls, 5 or so each 120, 150, 180, and 220, a couple 280, and 320, and 1 of each 400, 600, and 800. ...

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Excellent Customer Service

Excellent Customer Service

08-04-2015 03:15 PM by Julian | 5 comments »

I recently made another purchase for carbide cutters from Captain Eddie. Long story short; the post office lost my package/envelope from Capt. Eddie. I contacted him and he graciously said he would send out another shipment at no extra cost. I was not expecting him to do that. The postal service was the one to blame. I definitely will continue to purchase from Big Guy Productions.

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This review is for the three tool set Rougher smoother and detailer in Medium and in small

This review is for the three tool set Rougher smoother and detailer in Medium and in small

05-25-2015 04:13 AM by thedude50 | 4 comments »

Turning can be one of the most rewarding activities in a woodshop. There are many reasons for this but I will offer these for a start: You can quickly go from rough stock to finished project in under an hour. It is simple to learn to turn and it can easily be picked up on a video or from a book. The work can be quite beautiful and can sell for a large amount with a small investment. There are many other reasons turning can be your favorite task in your shop, and in fact there are many woodwor...

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Duplicator & Spindle Steady

Duplicator & Spindle Steady

04-26-2015 06:13 AM by pjones46 | 4 comments »

I finally pulled the trigger on the purchase of a USA made Vega D36 Pro Lathe Duplicator along with a Canadian made Oneway Spindle Steady. The Vega D36 allows you to use either a template which you make (which has the profile of the turning cut into it) or you can mount an original turning up to 4? diameter which you wish to copy. Material is quickly removed by locking cutters in-out motion and turning the handwheel of the duplicator to move the cutter along the axis of the lathe bed. The...

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Excellent For Rough Turning

Excellent For Rough Turning

04-03-2015 06:46 PM by OSU55 | 2 comments »

This review is for the 18mm round (3 for $24) and the 15mm R2 (Radius Squared – 3 for $24) carbide insert cutters from Cap’n Eddie Castelin http://eddiecastelin.com/cutters_only. I was charged $3 shipping for all 6 cutters ordered at the same time. I think it took 6 days from order placement to delivery in Missouri. I listed these under Cap’n Eddie as the brand, but I know he sources them from somewhere, I just don’t know where. I’ve been pleased with the value ...

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3 Piece Tool Rest

3 Piece Tool Rest

03-07-2015 03:16 AM by socrbent | 1 comment »

The 3 tool rests from Peachtree arrived quickly and were boxed very safely with tons of bubble wrap. I wanted the two curved ones for bowl turning. The 12” straight was a bonus which I have not yet used. The black powder coating is complete and smooth. There was a small rough spot on the top of the larger curved rest that hasn’t caused problems yet, but I plan to remove it with a file although I hate the idea of removing some of the the finish as lathe tools currently move smoothl...

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Doesn't Ding Like Cast Iron

Doesn't Ding Like Cast Iron

11-05-2014 08:50 PM by OSU55 | 2 comments »

I have the HF 34706 lathe (review here: http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3720). The tool rest that comes with the lathe is serviceable to get started but became a pita. Mine wasn’t quite level, about an 1/8” difference over its length, and the soft cast iron would ding very easily. The fit of the arm and rest posts into the respective holes were the primary culprit for the misalignment. With the rest mounted directly in the saddle the misalignment was worse due to tapering at the b...

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