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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 - 19 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 - 34 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...

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

Occasional redirect to FTP URLs (not just GT anymore) - 19 replies

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

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

Parallelogram Table Saw Sled by Bridge City Tools - 8 replies

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. Blog post:

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.

01-14-2014 08:33 PM

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.

01-10-2014 07:13 PM

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...

01-07-2014 05:51 PM

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.

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