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|06-12-2015 12:36 AM||
Smoking drill - 11 replies
A XRP 18v Dewalt hammer drill 4-5 years old that I haven’t used for a couple of months had smoke coming out of the rear vents when it was used in to drill a couple of 1/4” holes in 5/5” particle board. Other than smoke it seems to sound and run OK. Any suggestions?
|04-02-2015 03:33 AM||
Seeking LJ's with Essential Tremors - 10 replies
I have an essential tremor. The Mayo Clinic says “Essential tremor is a nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) that causes a rhythmic shaking. Essential tremor can affect almost any part of your body, but the trembling occurs most often in your hands — especially when you try to do simple tasks, such as drinking from a glass, tyin...
|03-07-2015 02:44 AM||
Can this be saved? - 11 replies
Maybe a better question is should I try to save it? I roughed out 2 bowls from ash this summer and left them in paper bags to dry. When final turning the first one, as I was cleaning up the outside after bringing both inside and outside back to round and getting inside to the point of sanding, I got a catch that blew it up and broke the bowl int...
|02-05-2015 01:48 AM||
Repair Help Requested - 19 replies
This chair has one spindle out of place. I have tried to spring it back in place with no success. Can you suggest a solution?
|06-27-2014 01:59 AM||
Venting a basement shop - 5 replies
I’m looking for suggestions on venting my basement shop when applying finishes or using some solvents. The shop is about 14’ x 26’ with 3 1’ x 3’ windows.
|12-12-2013 02:58 AM||
suspected headstock alignment with bed problem - 12 replies
Advise please – When I turn between centers there seems to be some misalignment between the headstock and bed rails. The headstock has been aligned with Recently as I turned 16 cherry 8” spindles 3/4” stock, first marked marked the center on one end then mounted the spindle on the lathe with other end in a chuck and the marked ...
|11-06-2013 01:50 AM||
Artistry in Wood 2013 - 2 replies
Just a reminder to those who will be near Dayton, Ohio this weekend of the Dayton Carvers Guilds 32nd Annual Artistry in Wood on Saturday November 9 and Sunday November 10 at the Airport Expo Center, Dayton OH3900 McCauley Dr, Vandalia Ohio. Last year was my introduction to this event. I was in total awe at the wonderful items on exhibit and of...
|09-12-2013 11:13 PM||
top turning question - 2 replies
It seems to me that a wood top design that concentrates the mass near the rim of a disk like the flywheel on the old hit and miss engines or early John Deere tractors would maximize spin time. A lot of wood tops I have seen have bulb shapes not discs. Anyone have knowledge or experience on this topic?
|01-29-2013 03:44 AM||
Setting tool bars in handles - 3 replies
I have turned 4 maple handles for 1/2” bars. Using the mortising attachment for my drill press, I’ve created 3” mortises for the bars. The bars slide in to the mortises with little free play. My question is what is a good method to epoxy the bars in place? My fear is if I place epoxy in the hole that the bars will push a...
|11-08-2012 05:06 AM||
What to make? - 12 replies
I have three grandson’s 6, 7, 8 yr. old. I’m thinking that a great Christmas gift might be some type of partially completed project for them to complete with their non-woodworker dads over the holidays. Something where most of the initial sizing and surfacing of wood components is near complete. The project might require sanding, as...
|05-05-2012 02:15 AM||
How to slice for turning? - 3 replies
I want to use this piece of maple to make some turnings. Maybe a platter/tray and or a bowl. The piece is 16” tall and diameter is 6” at smallest. Can you suggest the cuts to make on the band saw prior to mounting on the lathe?
|05-02-2012 04:33 AM||
Why end grain butcher blocks? - 15 replies
I have some guesses but would like to know why most butchers blocks are made so surface is end grain?