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07-12-2016 03:22 AM

automotive wax - 11 replies

Any of you folks ever use automotive cut polish / wax as a part of your finish? I was watching a youtube from Capt’n Eddie and he mentioned something to that effect. Whatcha think?

07-04-2016 06:51 PM

Anilline dye from L/V - 4 replies

I’m going to try my hand at dying a vessel I turned using the stuff from L/V. Not real happy with the piece so this will be my experimental tryout. After I raise the grain with a water spray and sand I will apply the dye (I plan on using several colours). The big question is how to seal with the 1st coat to prevent washing a way a porti...

07-02-2016 05:13 PM

Sanding question - 6 replies

I’m sure this has come up before, but what grit do you folks final sand too on your turnings. I usually sand to 600Gbut I read an article by a guy that sands to 2000 G. That seems a bit excessive to me. What cha think?

06-28-2016 09:09 PM

bench grinding wheel wobbles. - 9 replies

I pulled the CGW blue al oxide grinding wheel off my 6” bench grinder and mounted a wire wheel. When I put the grinding wheel back on it wobbles and shakes like it was in an earth quake. It does have the plastic reducing bushings but that was never an issue before. lots of meat left on the wheel so I don’t want to chuck it. Any t...

06-20-2016 04:56 PM

Chuck jaws - 6 replies

I received a gift card for L/V for Dad’s Day. Does anyone know if the One Way jaw sets will fit a Super Nova2 chuck?Thanks.

05-09-2016 11:11 PM

How to fill the void? - 4 replies

Afternoon all….if it is where you are.I’m turning a Cherry Vessel that has 2 voids near the top, one quite a good size. to make matters worse there is a bit of punky wood on the edge of each void. I’m thinking of filling them with coffee and epoxy. i would like to use brass filings (from the key cuter) but am not to impresse...

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…...

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