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The Steussy 6" BowlSaw

The Steussy 6" BowlSaw

2061 days ago by lew | 5 comments »

This is my first tool review at LumberJocks. I received this as a Christmas gift and couldn’t wait to try it out! The saw worked exactly as advertised. I have the 6” model and was able to create a daughter bowl blank that was 4” in diameter and just shy of 2” deep. (The 4” diameter is a little over the limit of this model- see next paragraph). The wood I was using was hard Maple. The most difficult part of the entire process was creating the “slot” in the “parent” bowl to al...

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Oneway Talon Chuck

Oneway Talon Chuck

282 days ago by ic3ss | 1 comment »

I bought a used Jet 1236 lathe about a year ago, my first lathe and my first time turning since high school. I watched all the youtube videos I could find and I saw quickly that the way I did it in high school with faceplates is a drag compared to using a scroll chuck, so I saved some money and last month I took the plunge. I chose Oneway over Nova and the others for one simple reason: the shape of the jaws. On the Nova, the quarter round shape didn’t account for different diameter s...

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More bowls less shavings

More bowls less shavings

2056 days ago by jeffthewoodwacker | 4 comments »

I was given the opportunity to test out the Steussy 6” bowl saw and I was impressed. I have used several different coring systems to get multiple bowls from one blank but always felt that the cost of most of these would keep most turners from purchasing. Dick Steussy has created an inexpensive tool that gives even novice turners the opportunity to get two or three bowls out of one blank.The bowl saw has a good handle to hold what looks like sawsall blade on steroids. You mount your b...

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Why did I wait so long?

Why did I wait so long?

1046 days ago by JohnGreco | 3 comments »

I order all of my pen supplies from Penn State and kept seeing this on their site. I don’t do a whole lot of acrylic work, but when I read reviews on their site saying it worked just as well on a CA finished pen as a final buff, I figured it was worth a try. The directions on the bottle say to sand to 400-600 grit. Wanting to err on the side of caution I went to 600 grit (as opposed to the normal 12,000 I typically use on acrylics) and turned off the lathe. My sanding marks at this p...

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Deep Hollow Turning

Deep Hollow Turning

511 days ago by doubleDD | 2 comments »

This is my first review so I hope you enjoy. Been looking at this system for a few months and put it on my wish list. Anyway next day started setting it up. Instructions were simple, only you need to purchase a post separate that fits your banjo. Off to WC bought a 5/8’’ post [20 bucks] and back to the shop. This system comes with a tool rest, a super heavy duty turning tool, with a 21’’ blade and 17’’ handle and a 1/4’’ half ro...

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csc 2000 from psi

csc 2000 from psi

1170 days ago by paplou | 0 comments »

I have had my csc2000 chuck for over a month now and its way more then I expected for the price. I have turned a few bowls and a couple 11 inch plates plus a few baby rattles and have had zero problems with it. I bought it through Amazon and saved a few dollars. I recently bought the spindle drive for it and only tried it a few times but it work like it should, saves time in that I don’t have to remove the chuck to turn between centers. I have it mount on cheap craftsman lathe and al...

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Non Stick Pen Bushings for CA Finishing

Non Stick Pen Bushings for CA Finishing

314 days ago by Dick | 1 comment »

Just got these in today and they are awesome! Now I can finish pen sleeves on the lathe and never get glue on the actual metal bushings. You don’t have to worry about damaging the finish when separating the part from the bushing if they get stuck. I’m sure some of you have figured out other alternatives. But, for 7 bucks, these things are well worth the money and turned out to make this process much easier and time efficient. http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2084563/43430/Hold...

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