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11-26-2015 06:26 AM

What kind of bits are these? - 11 replies

Some kind of Forstner bit but I’ve never seen ones exactly like these. Some have almost no point then one has a really long point.

10-18-2015 03:59 AM

Any interest for an ornament swap this year? - 4 replies

I think this would be the 3rd annual? Participants have almost all been woodturners. I ran it the last two years and was hoping someone else might be willing to run it this year. If you haven’t participated in the past it’s very easy, you make an ornament and are then paired with someone else who has a completed ornament, you each ma...

09-25-2015 05:13 AM

SOLD!! 3/4"-16 tpi faceplates and taps, fit Craftsman lathe - 2 replies

Faceplate is 3/4-16, both right hand: SOLD Aluminum faceplate, 4-3/8” $20 + shipping SOLD HANSON 3/4-16 NF LH HSG Tap $25 shipped to continental U.S. SOLD! VERMONT 3/4”-16 plug tap TiN coated SOLD! Cast Iron faceplate, 4” SOLD Steel faceplate, 5”

09-18-2015 05:54 PM

Hitachi C12FDH vs Dewalt DW715, 12" Miter saws - 29 replies

Hitachi C12FDH 15 Amp 12-Inch Dual Bevel Miter Saw with Laser Laser, dual bevel, motor out of the way, many love Hitachi CMS VS. DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw No laser, single bevel, but well loved in reviews. Who wins? I’m leaning toward the Hitachi.

09-12-2015 10:31 PM

Lathe faceplates - North Carolina - 2 replies

Lathe is sold, faceplates availableI have a 1958 Craftsman 103, 9×30, wood lathe in Power Gold. I disassembled this lathe completely, filed, tweaked, poked, prodded, and have it running better than new. The only thing I never got around to was repainting. I’ve made a lot of things on this lathe and hate to see it go but I’ve bou...

09-10-2015 05:01 PM

What do you like in a lathe control panel? - 36 replies

I’m curious what you like or dislike about your lathe’s controls? I’m putting a new lathe together and have complete freedom on the control panel. I can have the panel on the end of the headstock, down by the bed, above the headstock, on a cable so it can be moved around. I can have digital tachometer, analog control, or both. ...

05-15-2015 03:16 AM

When did this happen? - 9 replies

There is a link called, Browse Blog Series, on the blog page. Very cool.

04-21-2015 08:10 PM

Taps, Beall vs. regular - 6 replies

Edit; let me rephrase—- Does the Beall tap have any benefits over a regular tap for metal?

04-02-2015 05:38 PM

Bought another old lathe, a Delta - 21 replies

New toy, Delta Rockwell 46-111. Came with original stand, motor, spur center, cup center, and face plate (not sure if it’s original). Switch was replaced at some point. Also came with a half decent face shield and some old cheap turning tools. It’s in decent condition, some light surface rust. I only ran it for 30 seconds but I didn&...

03-21-2015 03:17 AM

Google says LJ not mobile friendly - 21 replies Google announced that sites not mobile friendly will drop in search results.

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 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...

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