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|01-24-2015 09:48 PM||
This arrived on my birthday - 7 replies
A fellow LJ who I will not name so they are not besieged with requests (They are welcome to name themselves), offered to send me a piece of Desert Ironwood for the cost of shipping. I jumped at the opportunity and today this flat rate box came in the mail. It bottoms out my 25 lb postal scale. I went to the bathroom scale, wei...
|01-13-2015 09:03 PM||
Tricky mallet question - 22 replies
I agreed to turn a carving mallet for a fellow woodworker. He brings me green ironwood that is about 3”-3.5” in diameter, with the pith. He says he doesn’t care if it cracks but it seems like a waste of effort unless I can deal with the pith. Wondering if I can just drill out the pith and replace it with a dowel. Might even be ...
|12-29-2014 07:51 AM||
How would you divide up this lathe cabinet? - 15 replies
I salvaged an empty cabinet, inside dimensions are 34” wide, 7.5” high, 9.5” deep. It fits perfectly under my lathe and I’m going to fit it with drawers to store all my accessories. I’m debating on how to divide it up. The drawers will be made from 5/8 ply, which is really 19/32, so each drawer will lose about 1-3/1...
|12-10-2014 07:40 PM||
[RESOLVED] Unable to access site from Google Chrome. - 18 replies
I get the following message: Application Error OccurredOops! Application error occurred while processing this page. Email has been sent to us with the error report. We will try to resolve it as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience. I disabled pop up and adblockers but still can’t access from Chrome. Works fine ...
|12-02-2014 05:17 AM||
Midi lathe reviews in the latest Wood Magazine - 25 replies
Pretty decent reviews, the Delta and Rikon came out on top, each getting A’s + one B. The General International did the poorest. Other lathes tested were Jet, Penn State, and Teknatool. The Jet did well except it had the most vibration of the group which they attributed to having a very narrow spindle shoulder. Jet says they will change t...
|11-16-2014 03:06 AM||
Coring green lumber with a lathe? - 3 replies
Portion of a picture that was posted elsewhere on Lumberjocks, it’s a “lumber curing room”. You can seen green logs stacked all over that have been cored and the only machine in the room capable is the lathe. I assume they align the pith at each end and drill it out. Kind of interesting. Makes me wonder what they are doing with...
|10-31-2014 04:26 AM||
Anyone made a coffee mug, and used it? - 52 replies
I’d love to turn a wood coffee mug (not the travel kind) but I see some issues. Not sure how I feel about using finish inside a mug that will hold hot, acidic liquid. And less sure about not using a finish. It’s a conundrum. I have seen wood coffee cups for sale, both commercial and etsy, without liners. Maybe it’s a terrible i...
|10-27-2014 04:08 AM||
What axes for woodworking - 25 replies
I want to buy an axe for rough hewing small logs, just removing the bark, sapwood, and squaring up the log. Looking at axes there are quite a few different kinds and I’m wondering if there are any axe experts that can tell me some specifics in what to look for so I don’t buy the wrong kind or a crappy axe. I’ll be shopping for ...
|10-06-2014 02:13 AM||
2nd Annual Holiday Ornament Swap - 2014 - 37 replies
Time for our second annual Christmas tree ornament swap. It goes simply compared to most swaps. Your ornament should be wooden but may include other materials. Soon as you have an ornament completed, message me your address and I’ll match you with another person. Your choice of wood and design. No sign up necessary but please reply if you i...
|09-25-2014 05:57 PM||
Anyone tried the Hunter Osprey? - 5 replies
http://www.hunterwoodturningtool.com/pages/product_osprey.html These use a cup shaped carbide instead of the EWT style flat disc and are meant to be used exactly like a bowl gouge. Glen Teagle, also mentioned in the video, has some interesting carbides like the hexagon hollower. Both seem a bit more refined than EWT’s square bar with ca...
|08-20-2014 09:36 PM||
Simple feature request - 8 replies
I’ve asked about this a few times in the feature request thread but it has become muddled with too many discussions. Why can we not jump to new posts from the forum view like every other forum. You can do it from the pulse page but I browse by sub-forum for topics that interest me; I don’t want to browse every new post/review/blog/pr...
|05-05-2014 05:55 AM||
Morse taper has a burr inside, fix? - 12 replies
The Morse taper on my headstock has a small burr on the inside that is gouging my drive center. I’ve tried to reach it with a file but don’t have any that fit. I’m nervous about wrapping sandpaper around something as I don’t want to screw up the taper. Thoughts on how to fix it? You think if I turn a taper on a piece of w...
|05-01-2014 04:00 AM||
DIY lathe built by 10 year old boy - 13 replies
From what I gather the plan comes from an old Russian magazine called Homemade World. The video is a young boy, maybe ten years old, building a lathe from wood and bicycle parts and at the end he turns a chess rook. The lathe pictured below is a little different than the one in the video. You won’t need to understand the words to follow th...
|04-15-2014 09:20 PM||
Occasionally I get redirected to Garden Tenders, been happening since yesterday or the day before. Example, the thread Parts of a bowl in woodturning links to a URL in Garden Tenders http://ftp.gardentenders.com/topics/60111
|04-15-2014 05:12 AM||
Your lathe dust collection ... - 12 replies
Since getting a dust collector I’ve been tying the hose to the tool rest and it works well, capturing probably 95% of chips and pretty much all sanding dust but I want a more permanent solution. Most of the hoods I’ve found sit behind the work piece, when I move the hose to the back of the lathe it’s much less efficient. So I...
|04-07-2014 12:04 AM||
Recycling free lumber, what to make with these? - 14 replies
I snagged these from someone’s trash, probably was a futon frame. I have no idea what type of wood, maybe birch or some type of maple, but it was too good for the dump. But I have no idea what to make from a bunch of slats and some of you guys are good at this sort of thing. Any ideas (besides a futon frame) jump to mind?
|03-30-2014 07:06 PM||
Turning template/pattern idea from an old book - 14 replies
I found this template idea from a late 19th century turning book. Basically a full size pattern with notches where your pencil marks go then you turn each mark down to the listed measurement. You can also add half circles the exact size that you cut out for measuring. Cut the half circles with a saw and sand to the line. Example 1 with patter...
|02-13-2014 04:52 AM||
Video is 3 years old so I’m sure some of you have seen it but it is new to me and I didn’t see a previous post on it… a parallelogram table saw sled/jig from Bridge City Tools. The video explains it in about 90 seconds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmp2x5VxKhM Blog post: http://www.bridgecitytools.com/blog/2010/09/13/ta...
|01-27-2014 11:20 PM||
Self Centering Steady Rest - 4 replies
For awhile I’ve been thinking of a self centering steady rest similar to a Longworth chuck. It would require a bit of accuracy since it would have to be aligned with the center point of the spindle but otherwise shouldn’t be too difficult. Comments? Here is an optic mount that is pretty much just as I imagine, just needs wheels in...
|01-21-2014 04:42 AM||
I liked the wider format. - 12 replies
I did not have any display issues when the forum changed but unfortunately it was broken for many people. I suspect the fixed width was too wide for older or smaller monitors, but I liked the wider format and longer post previews. Please bring that back but test it first.