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  0 Thread: Cabinet knob
Post: RE: Cabinet knob

If the only stock I had was 3/4", I would laminate 3 pieces together so the attachment screw doesn't land in a glue joint. Most of the outside pieces will be turned away leaving the glue joints pretty...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 10 1,532 03-17-2021, 08:22 AM
  0 Thread: New turner
Post: RE: New turner

First, welcome to the vortex, where everything that matters spins around. If the drill bit is a small diameter, you can put the bit in a Jacobs chuck and just hold it in your hand. This obviously ge...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 5 676 03-15-2021, 09:17 PM
  0 Thread: Intro to Turning
Post: RE: Intro to Turning

(03-03-2021, 09:38 AM)DIY GUY Wrote: Had a laugh about the table saw (though I do use mine). Not any more, you won't. Just remember Keith Fenner's famous quote "There's no such thing as an empty ...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 27 1,897 03-03-2021, 12:07 PM
  0 Thread: $338!
Post: RE: $338!

Did anybody else notice they can schedule delivery on or about April 1st?
SceneryMaker Woodturning 10 1,405 03-03-2021, 11:59 AM
  0 Thread: A technique for power flattening segmented rings
Post: RE: A technique for power flattening segmented rin...

(02-10-2021, 08:43 AM)charliez Wrote: Just put a sandpaper on a flat item and hold it against the ring as it turns. You can make it as big as you want to sand any size ring. A project that require...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 6 1,098 02-14-2021, 08:21 AM
  0 Thread: Left handed bowl turning
Post: RE: Left handed bowl turning

I too am a leftie. I spent much of the last 50 years in a metal machine shop and a heavy truck garage and neither place cared in the slightest what hand you held a pencil with. You used what you had ...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 8 897 02-03-2021, 08:20 PM
  0 Thread: A technique for power flattening segmented rings
Post: A technique for power flattening segmented rings

I tried another idea to easily flatten rings. 1. I put a ring on the spindle of my 16" lathe with Cole jaws. I straightened up the sides of the ring but I'm not good enough to make a glue-ready joint...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 6 1,098 01-24-2021, 10:02 PM
  0 Thread: Finished up a lathe restore
Post: RE: Finished up a lathe restore

That looks beautiful The only problem I see is that there are no chips on it!
SceneryMaker Woodturning 16 2,751 11-22-2020, 09:15 AM
  0 Thread: Two live centers?
Post: RE: Two live centers?

(10-09-2020, 06:09 AM)Scouter Wrote: I don't see why not. The one center would be attached to the motor, the other would sit inside a flange bearing, why wouldn't it turn? A live center, by definit...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 20 3,403 10-09-2020, 06:26 AM
  Big Grin Thread: For a man with a lathe,
Post: For a man with a lathe,

....everything needs turned. Even a swing seat for the granddaughters. :)))
SceneryMaker Woodturning 2 1,123 10-02-2020, 04:39 PM
  0 Thread: I need advice
Post: RE: I need advice

iclark asked for a pic. I need silver (or maybe gray), bright orange, pale orange, and pale green rings.
SceneryMaker Woodturning 11 2,645 09-20-2020, 10:05 AM
  0 Thread: I need advice
Post: I need advice

The boss wants a segmented piece just like a pic she found. The problem is that some of the rings are dyed and adjacent rings are not. Since I don't know how to keep dye or stain from bleeding, I assu...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 11 2,645 09-15-2020, 11:33 AM
  0 Thread: What does everyone use for sanding
Post: RE: What does everyone use for sanding

A major nice thing about segmented turning is that you can turn and sand the inside as you assemble the rings if you choose to. You just need to be careful of wall thickness to keep chatter and explos...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 10 2,184 08-20-2020, 09:27 PM
  0 Thread: What does everyone use for sanding
Post: RE: What does everyone use for sanding

(08-20-2020, 10:20 AM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: Thanks Hairy How wide is the slot and how deep?  Also thank you for the pen blanks you sent. :yes: Wide enough to just be able to slide the strip of sand...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 10 2,184 08-20-2020, 11:27 AM
  0 Thread: Newbie - straight vs curved skew?
Post: RE: Newbie - straight vs curved skew?

The cheapest way I've found to learn and practice tool control is to put a foot long pine 2 x 2 between a live center in the tailstock and a cup center (frequently called a safety center these days), ...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 13 3,025 07-28-2020, 04:45 PM
  0 Thread: Vacuum pump
Post: RE: Vacuum pump

I recently looked at 4 different compressors with an eye toward making a vacuum pump.Three of them had no feasible way to connect the vacuum line. The fourth one would only pull about 15" of vacuum in...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 4 1,343 07-21-2020, 09:29 PM
  0 Thread: A segmented pepper grinder
Post: RE: A segmented pepper grinder

The threads look like this. The thread rings were epoxied in such that the mating segmented rings are aligned correctly, making the threaded joint invisible.
SceneryMaker Woodturning 12 3,608 05-20-2020, 01:41 PM
  0 Thread: A segmented pepper grinder
Post: RE: A segmented pepper grinder

(05-19-2020, 09:14 PM)sylvius Wrote: Very nice! Is there a nut at the top to hold the pieces together and control grind fineness? I couldn't find a mechanism long enough so the assembly & contr...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 12 3,608 05-19-2020, 09:47 PM
  0 Thread: A segmented pepper grinder
Post: RE: A segmented pepper grinder

(05-18-2020, 03:16 AM)EightFingers Wrote: Did you turn those spheres in that bowl back there? Yes I did. Another member of our woodworking club gave me a bunch of cutouts from his projects that we...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 12 3,608 05-18-2020, 06:33 AM
  0 Thread: A segmented pepper grinder
Post: RE: A segmented pepper grinder

The mechanism is a 12" Wood River kit I picked up at Woodcraft. The finish is spray can urethane gloss spar varnish because it will be handled a lot and I wanted a rugged finish.
SceneryMaker Woodturning 12 3,608 05-17-2020, 06:31 PM

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