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05-26-2016 04:50 AM

Project widget still broken - 5 replies

05-10-2016 05:36 PM

HOT DEALS Thread. eBay, Amazon, BORG, Zoro, Woodcraft, etc. - 85 replies

A hot deal is a significant discount (including shipping) on a woodworking, carpentry, or general DIY related tools, machines, clothing, book, lumber, or general interest items. Use your discretion. If you think a woodworker would be interested, post it. Please include a link, if online, a description, and the price. The discount amount in % or...

04-13-2016 03:03 AM

Is the site super slow for anyone else? - 17 replies

Been very slow for me the last couple of days. Rest of the internet is normal speed. I’m also having trouble loading some project pages, here are two that won’t load for me:

03-31-2016 03:03 AM

Troubleshooting a Comet II Lathe, bouncing motor. - 24 replies

So I’m working through this used Comet 2 I bought, mostly it involved catching up on overdue maintenance. But the motor is bouncing and I’m not sure what is causing it. It’s worse when the belt is farthest from the motor, has the most leverage. I made a video that shows the problem better than I can ever explain it. You can see...

03-17-2016 04:46 AM

Anyone own a Comet II lathe? - 6 replies

And willing to post a picture of the bottom of the spindle locking bolt? Just bought a used C2 that is missing that piece and I made a temporary from an M8 bolt that works fine but am curious how the original looks.

03-14-2016 08:54 PM

Want to commission a wood carving - 6 replies

A good friend’s daughter is getting married in 2017 and they want to commission a carved wedding cake topper of a bride and groom. They asked for my help in finding someone. They would like it in a style similar to the picture below but I’m sure they are open to other styles. They are not interested in scroll sawn toppers. If interes...

03-07-2016 04:13 AM

Tailstock on my Delta lathe is slipping - 5 replies

Last fall I bought a Delta 46-111 which I repainted but hadn’t gotten around to using until today. Problem I’m having is the cam vibrates loose allowing the tailstock to slide backward on the bed and the workpiece comes loose. I took the tailstock apart and cleaned off all lubrication and cleaned all wax off the bed, it still happens...

01-29-2016 03:43 AM

Turners, how many calipers do you own? - 24 replies

Or how many are too many? :) I’ve been wheeling and dealing in tools lately and have accumulated a pile o’ calipers. Starrett, B&S, Lufkin, GP, Union, and Moore & somebody from Sheffield. I haven’t even counted them all but I got 7 more in today. Time for me to pare it down. How many is useful before it just becom...

01-19-2016 04:44 AM

SOLD --- FS: Sorby Turnmaster Lathe Tool w/ 3 cutters - 3 replies

SOLD!! Opened but never used. Sorby Turnmaster with 3 carbide cutters, round, square, and diamond. $120 Raleigh North Carolina

01-15-2016 04:36 AM

Which Wixey angle gauge? - 36 replies

Wixey with backlight $29 (original version but with light) Wixey with “Dead Level” technology $39 Back light sounds great but “Dead Level” sounds like a good feature too although I’m not sure what it does, something about permanently calibrated to the earth or something.

12-29-2015 06:12 AM

Ellen's Design Challenge Season 2 in January - 21 replies Disclaimer: THIS IS NOT A WOODWORKING SHOW. It is a furniture design show for companies who want to mass produce and sell rooms full of furniture. YOU ARE NOT going to see craftsmen building SHAKER OR CRAFTSMAN STYLE furniture. Last season a lot of people were upset because every contestant wa...

12-02-2015 03:42 AM

Anyone seen a marking gauge like this? - 9 replies

No markings. And while we are at it, I got this trammel, also no markings. Look familiar to anyone?

12-02-2015 03:39 AM

What are these? - 18 replies

Bought a bunch of machinist stuff at auction to get a few tools I wanted, some of this stuff I have no idea what it is. Anyone recognize this stuff? 1. 2. 3. SOLVED, hold down bolt 4. 3 pics, looks like an air tool something or other 5.

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.

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