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|24 days ago||
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...
|40 days ago||
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...
|47 days ago||
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.
|53 days ago||
Shop Vac hose with dust collector? - 8 replies
I have a fairly long Shop Vac hose that would be handy to use with my Delta AP400 (1 HP) dust collector for cleaning cracks and crannies in the nether regions of my shop. Good idea? Bad idea? The vacuum burned up years ago or I would just use that.
|58 days ago||
Improving an old 1HP dust collector? - 22 replies
Someone gave me a 1HP Delta AP400 dust collector. Previously my only dust collection was a shop vac and not a very good one. I understand the limitations of the Delta, low air flow (650cfm), 30 micron bag, but I’ll only be using it on a tablesaw and lathe plus cleaning up the floor/bench and it will be better than no dust collection. My pl...
|61 days ago||
Anyone built a Woodgears 12" jointer? - 1 reply
Someone gave me a 12” Delta Shopmaster planer, haven’t used it yet but these things get mediocre reviews. Was thinking a big jointer might be handier to have.
|85 days ago||
Wood going out of round while turning - 7 replies
So I have this weird issue where if I take a break, when I come back the wood is out of round and I’ll have to remove maybe 1/64” – 1/32” to bring it back true again. And it doesn’t have to be a long break, 5 or 10 minutes. When I say out of round it may not actually be out of round, I didn’t measure, but it d...
|104 days ago||
Interesting Russian turning tools - 21 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...
|124 days ago||
Let's Swap Christmas Ornaments. - 65 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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|136 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...
|146 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?
|152 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.
|158 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...
|174 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...
|199 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?
|204 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...
|234 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?
|299 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’...
|314 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...