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|7 days ago||
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 ...
|43 days ago||
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...
|97 days ago||
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?
|324 days ago||
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...
|406 days ago||
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...
|593 days ago||
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?
|596 days ago||
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?