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02-13-2016 06:35 PM

Dust mask by Vinces Wood n Wonders - 1 reply

Has anyone used Vinces new dust mask? Recently received an email offering 2 models of a simple fiber type dust mask. One has carbon protection, 3 pack for $ 9.99 plus shipping. The other is the same without the carbon protection, 4 pack for the same price. Vince claims that it is very comfortable and does not fog. Thanks,Ken

03-27-2015 06:30 PM

Carbide tools vs HSS or other quality conventional gouges - 6 replies

I have researched this topic on this site and it seems the concensus of opinion is that Carbide tips are best for hogging out bowl blanks etc. and conventional gouges for finishing for a smooth finish. I am a new turner and I currently have Thompson tools (1/2” & 3/8” deep V bowl gouges & 1 1/4” scraper). I am havin...

09-28-2014 12:31 AM

Sandpaper recommendations for DIY power sanding disks for bowls - 1 reply

I am making several power sanding disks for my right angled drill to power sand turned bowls. Basically I anchor a 1/4” shaft into 2”, 3”, 4” & 5” diameter X 3/4” thick wood disks. I then glue 5/8” +/- foam to the disk. Now comes the sandpaper issue hopefully starting @ 180 grit upto 400 or 600. ...

07-09-2014 01:29 AM

Want to buy used Bandsaw, 1 -2 hp , 12" resaw - 4 replies

Need a good quality bandsaw primarily for cutting logs Into bowl blanks and boards. Resaw height and motor power are imporant. I am in Michigan. Will travel a reasonable distance to pick up.ThanksKen

07-08-2014 03:52 AM

Best Bandsaw, Jet JWBS-14CS, Grizzly G0555, Steel City 50130? - 11 replies

I am going to buy my first and last real bandsaw primarily for cutting bowl blanks crom logs. I found two used, Jet with 6” rizer for $450 and Steel City for $500. I like the features like 12” resaw, granite table and lower wheel, mobile base, fence & light of the Steel City but a disappointing review here by Charlton back in...

02-01-2014 08:44 PM

Ellsworth-style Lathe Tool Sharpening Jig - 1 reply

Grinding Jig to perform the popular “Ellsworth Grind” that will give you an accurate and consistent bevel angle grind to your lathe tools. This Jig includes:1. Adjustable gouge bar with basket to hold the jig and receiving receptacle.2. Adjustable stop for repeating grinds without resetting the distance from the grinding wheel.3. ...

02-01-2014 08:38 PM

Blackhawk Sharpening Jig for Lathe Gouges - 0 replies

This wood lathe gouge all steel sharpening jig will give you complete flexibility to consistently sharpen any gouge on your grinder to any bevel angle you prefer. The jig includes the “V” holder for the gouge handle attached to the 18” adjustable bar, bar holder that attaches to your grinder base and the adustable stop for sett...

12-07-2013 05:12 PM

Wanted: Wood Lathe - 2 replies

Looking for a lathe with variable speeds, reverse, 12” or more throw, 24” or greater bed in good condition. I am in Southeast Michigan. Will pickup within a reseasonable distance. Thanks,

11-09-2013 05:06 AM

Rockwell/ Delta Model 46-400 lathe 1960's vintage recommendations - 20 replies

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about this lathe? It has a 12” swing ( 16” over the gap) x 38” bed and variable speed 300 – 3,000 rpm with 1 HP motor and wired for 230 volts. This would be my first lathe. I plan to turn bowls from logs and salt & peeper mills to start. Any helpful comments are app...

08-16-2013 03:12 PM

Wanted Nova 1924-44 Lathe - 2 replies

Anyone who knows of a Nova 1624-44 lathe, I am looking for my first lathe, please let me know. Willing to pick up within a reasonable distance from Michigan. Thanks,Ken

07-10-2013 04:06 PM

Fence for Craftsman Band Saw - 8 replies

I have recently acquired a used 12” Craftsman band saw model 137.224320, that has a 3/8” slot on the left side of the table that I believe is for a fence. Does anyone have a recommendation of where to buy or build a fence for my band saw? Thanks,Ken

04-30-2013 03:08 AM

Router Table recommendations for a $ 200 budget - 28 replies

I have done some research on router tables and have come up with the following three company choices. 1. Bosch – RA 1171 ($ 159) or RA1181 ($ 179)2. Grizzly – T 10432 ( $140) or W2000 ($ 235)3. Kreg – PRS2100 ( $ 229) or PRS 2000 ($ 200) Any recommendations on any of these or others is greatly appreciated. I am trying...

11-24-2011 06:59 AM

Butcher Block Counter Top - 1 reply

I would like to replace my 6’ wide laminated counter top that has a 30” cooktop in the center with a butcher block. Maple appears to be the wood of choice. Any plans, tips and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Happy Thankgiving.

11-24-2011 06:54 AM

Builtin Bookcase in Dining Room - 0 replies

I am planning to build a large bookcase, approx. 12’ wide that sits over a hot water heat register that goes the complete width of the dining room (the register is 10” high at the baseboard). Any suggestions on how to design it for the register issues and any recommendations on design plans, etc. are greatly appreciated. Happy ...

07-13-2011 07:01 AM

Simple Utility Box for Popup Camper - 0 replies

I am going to embark on my first wooden project. A 24”X12”x12” box to mount on the frame/tongue of a popup camper between the LPG bottle and the hand crank that raises and lowers the camper to put it on the vehicle hitch. I have some 1/4” sheets of marine plywood and prefer to use them so I don’t have to buy somet...

01-13-2011 10:11 PM

Choosing the best low cost scroll saw for a 1st time scroller - 7 replies

I am researching the web for a 16” scroll saw that accepts both the pin & flat blades plus the niceties of blower, light and tilt (right & left). Since I am not sure if I will catch on to scrolling I would like to keep my cost at $ 150 or lower if possible. On the LJ reviews it seems that the Hitachi CW40 (except for the circular...

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