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|15 days ago||
Interesting Russian turning tools - 4 replies
Watching a tv show today called How do they do it?, basically another How It’s Made type show. Anyway they were showing a Matryoshka doll factory in Russia. The wood is rough turned on customized metal lathes then the blanks go to a platoon of big Russian women for turning. They use a hollow jam chuck and just pound in the blank but what I...
|35 days ago||
Let's Swap Christmas Ornaments. - 45 replies
Updated… Give an ornament, get an ornament; it’s that simple. Make a holiday ornament and swap with another LJ. Soon as you have an ornament completed, private message me your address and I’ll match you up with the next person done. The deadline for shipping is December 14th but go ahead and ship as soon as you are matched u...
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|47 days ago||
Glossy finishing? - 18 replies
Talking about shellac or lacquer from a can. I’m not having much success with getting a shiny finish without resorting to wax. Seems like it would be easy on the lathe. I’ve tried smoothing the finish with fine sandpaper then putting on a light coat and buffing with a paper towel but it still looks dull. I’m tempted to try buff...
|57 days ago||
How much leeway on bandsaw blade size? - 2 replies
My benchtop takes 60” blades but most I’m finding are 59 1/2” or 59 1/4”. Just wondering how much leeway I have on blade size?
|63 days ago||
What would these lathe tools be used for? - 18 replies
These were in a box of old lathe tools I bought and were ground from old Buck Bros tools. They work okay as scrapers but not as skews.
|69 days ago||
Some may remember the dulcimer drawer front I posted back in August. It was part of a collaborative effort to produce a chest of drawers that will be auctioned. The money will fund club activities like The Wounded Warrior Project and Youth Outreach. 5th row, 3rd from left (between Wright Bros & Chess) is from Garrett Hack who always s...
|85 days ago||
How do I save this bowl? - 23 replies
If you look toward the back, about the one o’clock position, you can see a missing chunk. The bowl broke off my Nova chuck and when remounted, doesn’t want to stay. I don’t think I have enough bottom left to use a screw chuck. I thought of using a glue block but not sure how I would get it back out. Also I have no Longsworth or...
|110 days ago||
I’m guessing this has something to do with ads but pages are taking a very long time load. One page took a couple minutes, another has been trying for about 5 minutes and still isn’t loading. The first post loads then at the bottom of the screen it says… waiting on w.sharethis.com Anyone else having this problem?
|115 days ago||
Makeshift tool rest. - 4 replies
Hardly worth posting but sometimes a simple solution works well. My only tool rest is 9” and too long for short turnings so I mounted a piece of plywood to a black pipe and flange that I normally use to hold a table for disc sanding and wouldn’t ya know, it works better than my normal tool rest. Keep in mind I’m using carbide t...
|145 days ago||
Beginner chip carving knife recommendation? - 10 replies
I’d like to try chip carving and my daughter has shown an interest as well. I don’t want to spend a lot but I also don’t want a crappy knife that will be frustrating to use. Any recommendations?
|210 days ago||
Roy and other woodworking shows on the Roku - 19 replies
Heads up to anyone with a Roku, there are a number of woodworking shows now available. PBS has the last several seasons of The Woodwright’s Shop, same ones that are online but it’s nice to watch them on TV instead of the computer and there were a couple I missed the first time around. Blip.TV has The Wood Whisperer, Matt’...
|225 days ago||
Nova G3 vs. Barracuda CSC2000C - 12 replies
Changing the original post as I found the difference between the G3 & Precision Midi. Now deciding between the G3 and Barracuda 2000 for a 9×30 lathe. The Barracuda comes with more jaws and is prethreaded but the Nova chucks have a really good reputation. Apparently it is much easier to mount stock in the G3 with it’s single T han...
|251 days ago||
Weird tablesaw cut problem - 42 replies
My 15 year old Delta contractor has developed a strange problem. Every so often when cutting through the middle of a board the blade will give a little wobble. It happens at regular intervals, maybe every 3 seconds. It’s very obvious on my full kerf rip blade and it may be happening on my thin kerf combo blade but it’s hard to tell. ...
|252 days ago||
I’ve been restoring a roll top desk built by my uncle in HS shop class. The end panels that held the tambour were put on with screws but I didn’t want to tear the desk apart to put in more screws so had planned to use dowels. Despite being super careful the dowel holes don’t line up so I need a plan B. 1) Use #20 biscuits, e...
|270 days ago||
I’m considering adding some stationary sanders to my shop and I’m trying to prioritize between disc, belt, & drum. I used to build mostly furniture but these days I do a little of everything. There are 2 types of drum sanders – thicknessing (overhead) drum sanders and V (Velcro) drum sanders where the drum is in the tabl...
|271 days ago||
Feature suggestion: Subscribe to blog series - 11 replies
It would be a nice feature to subscribe to a blog so that new entries in the series show up in your watchlist. Or is there already a way to do this and I missed it?
|287 days ago||
Great video on The Golden Ratio or Rectangle - 11 replies
|289 days ago||
Revisiting the Anarchist tool chest - 8 replies
I have not read The Anarchist’s Tool Chest, I have seen The Woodwright’s Shop episode on same but last night I went to see Schwarz give a presentation and show off his new Dutch tool chest. I like Schwarz because he puts a lot of time and thought into how he works but what works best for one person isn’t necessarily best for th...
|291 days ago||
Drill press tables - how often do you remove yours? - 32 replies
Building one and trying to decide if I should put extra effort into making it easily removable with clamps or just semi-permanently attaching it with screws or lags. I’m pretty sure I know what I want (fence, replaceable inserts, no t-track) but any feedback on what features you use the most or least (or wish you had) is helpful.