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04-04-2016 03:16 PM

Steady rest question. - 8 replies

I hope this isn’t too dumb a question. I will be making a steady rest in the very near future. After looking at all the many pics and articles, I’m kinda confused. I have decided to make the round, 3 wheel version. If my lathe has a 12” swing, do I make the outside ring 12” or does it really matter?Thanks.

02-20-2016 07:06 PM

Scam alert!! - 7 replies

I received this via email this morning. Pretty poorly written as far as scams go, but still. There was no private message on my LJ home page. I would like to bring this to the attention of the web page administrator but I’m not sure how to do it. Forewarned is forearmed. You received new private message. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAILTo ...

02-12-2016 01:05 AM

Fixing a crack(s) - 11 replies

Afternoon all. I was turning a vessel this afternoon and was darn near done, so just to break the monotony I had to catch an edge. So now I have 2 large and long cracks in the vessel. It has excellent grain and swirls so I want to save it. The plan is to accent the cracks with copper fillings. Should I: a) Mix up a batch (for each crack) o...

01-25-2016 05:43 PM

Buffing - 7 replies

Morning all. I have turned a mid sized hollow vessel. 4”x5”tall. Sanded to 600 grit and 2 coats of DIY wipe on poly and a rub down with 0000 steel wool. I thought it was pretty smooth when I finished, but now I can feel the occasional little dust speck?? I still have a mortice on the bottom so I can chuck it up. At this time I ...

12-31-2015 05:29 PM

Jig saw question - 8 replies

Morning all. I’m looking at getting a new jig saw. I don’t use one much,so a big dollar saw is not in the picture. I was looking at the Bosch JS 260. Right on my price point, but then I started reading some confusing reviews. Some good some not so good. Any one out there own one, it so whatcha think.Thanks.Happy New year to all.

12-30-2015 01:05 AM

Finishing question - 2 replies

Afternoon all. I have turned a mid sized hollow form. Wiped it down with WOP to pop the grain and stayed 3 – 4 coats of water born Varathane from a rattle can. I noticed the is a bit of orange peel present in the finish. The kicker is this is to be a present for some close friends on New Years Eve.!) i used semi gloss but I’m thi...

12-25-2015 04:00 PM

Christmas - 4 replies

A Very MERRY CHRISTMAS to every one on LJ. I hope all is well with you and yours to day. Don’t eat to much. :)

11-07-2015 12:14 AM

Dye question. - 5 replies

I see several people use black leather dye to stain finials. Why not just black paint? If you seal the finial first wouldn’t that do the same thing?

10-18-2015 04:46 PM

Steady rest - 11 replies

Morning all. I have a 12” General Maxi lathe. I’m looking for a set of plans for a steady rest. I googled the question and got just a whack of hits, but I kinda like the one Alan Stratton made (as wood turns) but he hasn’t responded to my email. I’m trying my hand at designing my own, but if I had a drawing things m...

10-02-2015 10:24 PM

Ted??? - 11 replies

I’m looking on the web for a set of Greene & Greene night table plans. Just about every image I click on takes me to Ted McGrath’s wood working plans. Any one know the skinny on this guy? I’ve hear to be kinda leery of his site. Any thoughts? Thanks.

09-15-2015 03:11 AM

Issues with the chain saw - 8 replies

Try as I might I cannot slice a green log in down the centre. i have a 12A 16” homelike electric. Seems to have lots of oomph. but whenever I try, the damn thing pulls to the left. Log is laying on it’s side. I’m slicing on the side with the grain. it’s in a saw buck. EVERY time it pulls to the left. Makes an awful ...

08-18-2015 11:16 PM

English style table saw fence - 7 replies

I came across a youtube vid about the short english style fence. Wherein the end of the fence is level with the front tooth gullet . The guy doing the video was quite sold on the safety aspect of this set up. Any thoughts???

08-17-2015 11:11 PM

Dorathy234 - 2 replies

I posted an other entry in my Hutch / buffet blog several days ago. I went back to it today to see if there was any response. There were a couple of regulars ( thank you gents) and the I noticed this line of B… S…. from some idiot named Dorathy 234. I followed the name back to a the home page to see if there were any other posti...

08-10-2015 10:04 PM

Lighting control - 3 replies

I was in a furniture store to day looking at a hutch/ buffet on the floor. It had 1 puc lite in the centre of the top. To turn the lite on and off all you did was touch the upper left cabinet hinge. Some kind of micro switch obviously, but I can’t find any info on it. The sales guy was no help at all. Any thoughts would be great…...

07-08-2015 03:27 PM

Bowl gouge - 6 replies

For Fathers Day I received a Sheffield Layland 1/2” bowl gouge. I thought it looked kinda big so I matched it up to my nearly depleted ,el cheapo 1/2 gouge (that I bought as a set) and ya it’s a fair bit bigger. It has 1/2” stamped on the shaft, but the micrometer says 5/8. So the question is. When did 5/8 become 1/2 ? No...

07-03-2015 11:47 PM

camera question. - 2 replies

Afternoon All. I’m using an older Samsung Digimax A400 camera. When I plug it in directly to my iMac via usb cable, the camera says it connecting…but never does, no response from the pooter the whole time. If I use a card reader every thing is fine, but thats kind of a drag. Any thoughts? Thanks.

07-01-2015 03:36 PM

Gotta a problem...again - 5 replies

Morning all. Happy Birthday to all the LJ’s north of the 49th. While finishing off the bottom of the hutch portion of the Hutch/ Buffet build. I forgot to elongate the holes for the pegs. I added a bit of glue to the centre of the tenon on each end. Installed the cap, clamped it, drilled it, added a drop of glue to the end of each p...

06-30-2015 05:26 PM

pretty typical - 3 replies

06-28-2015 12:29 AM

filling cracks - 9 replies

I have some well seasoned Cherryblanks. I have turned 1 bowl with it and ii has several small cracks, I would like to try my hand at filling these cracks. I gather the approved method is 2 part coloured apply??? The question is, what type of colouring? I have seen several bowls with a bright metallic blue that I thought would look kinda s...

05-27-2015 04:29 PM

Cabinet bottom - 6 replies

Morning all. I’m kinda concerned about how to attach the bottom of the hutch portion of the Hutch and Buffet project I’m working on. The bottom will be solid 3/4 Cherry. 4 pcs 3”wide glued up as like a table top. This will rest inside a frame. My concern is . How do I compensate for wood movement with out having unsightly...

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