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  0 Thread: anyone using a Shopsmith 10ER
Post: RE: anyone using a Shopsmith 10ER

I started turning on my 10ER built in 1953 but had no instructions on how to turn other than from YouTube University. I don't have the optional variable speed control so the only speeds I had were 900...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 1 225 03-20-2023, 06:07 AM
  0 Thread: 3 Segmented bowls (each with 2521 Pieces)
Post: RE: 3 Segmented bowls (each with 2521 Pieces)

Those are beautiful. I haven't had the nerve to attempt something like that yet. What software (if any) do you use to help you keep track of which color goes where in each ring so that it all comes ...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 14 855 03-18-2023, 07:49 AM
  0 Thread: turnin' tiny . . . well, small at least (new one!)
Post: RE: turnin' tiny . . . well, small at least

Beautiful. I made some vases that were less than 1" tall and found that those were more difficult to make than some that were 36" tall.
SceneryMaker Woodturning 14 1,311 03-13-2023, 07:55 PM
  0 Thread: Safe Drivers
Post: RE: Safe Drivers

Is it possible that he is looking for a pointy drive center that he can easily move around to find the best axis for turning like Lyle Jameson frequently does?
SceneryMaker Woodturning 21 1,327 01-05-2023, 11:15 AM
  0 Thread: Safe Drivers
Post: RE: Safe Drivers

I have 2 different cup centers that I use as safety drive centers when starting a newbie out. Neither one has a spring point in it. Either one would work nicely to help find the best axis for turning...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 21 1,327 01-04-2023, 04:20 PM
  0 Thread: using a draw bar in the tailstock
Post: RE: using a draw bar in the tailstock

I have a MT2 adapter for my headstock with a 1/4" thread for a drawbar and a 5/8" straight shaft for the output. It came with my Beall buffing wheel kit but it also fits the Jacobs chuck that came wi...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 6 747 12-03-2022, 01:40 PM
  0 Thread: need suggestions
Post: RE: need suggestions

iclark Wrote: (12-01-2022, 06:32 PM) -- I have not found an MT2 drill chuck tapped for a draw bar. -- I have one but don't want to sidetrack the conversation. I'll start another post about it. ...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 8 692 12-02-2022, 06:36 AM
  0 Thread: Milwaukee Close Quarter Drill
Post: RE: Milwaukee Close Quarter Drill

Dusty Workshop Wrote: (11-03-2022, 08:39 AM) -- Scenery Maker, does that front exhaust interfere or help with your dust collection when sanding? -- It blows the dust away.
SceneryMaker Woodturning 15 1,172 11-03-2022, 07:46 PM
  0 Thread: Carbide turning tools
Post: RE: Carbide turning tools

I do almost all my pen turning with a 5/8" HSS bowl gouge. As a matter of fact, I use mostly that gouge and a parting tool for nearly everything. Other than pens, I do mostly segmented turning so I ...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 14 1,433 10-31-2022, 04:40 PM
  0 Thread: Need help finding a sanding belt
Post: RE: Need help finding a sanding belt

Ray Newman Wrote: (10-17-2022, 12:20 PM) -- Legacy Abrasives says it will do custom beltsĀ -- "Custom Made Belts available from 1/4" to 13" wide and up to 373" long.Available in grits 24 - 400 " ww...
SceneryMaker Woodworking Power Tools 2 494 10-24-2022, 07:38 PM
  0 Thread: Milwaukee Close Quarter Drill
Post: RE: Milwaukee Close Quarter Drill

I use this Harbor Freight 90 degree, front exhaust die grinder with 2" dia sanding disks.
SceneryMaker Woodturning 15 1,172 10-23-2022, 02:47 PM
  0 Thread: Need help finding a sanding belt
Post: Need help finding a sanding belt

Some years ago, I got some 1/4" wide sanding belts that were 93-1/2" long. Yep, they go a 14" bandsaw! The problem is that Custom Sanding Belts, where I got them, seems to have disappeared. Does any...
SceneryMaker Woodworking Power Tools 2 494 10-17-2022, 05:52 AM
  0 Thread: Lathe Problem
Post: RE: Lathe Problem

FrankAtl Wrote: (09-19-2022, 01:21 PM) -- Seems like it has to be damaged threads on the spindle screw or damaged locking mechanism on the quill if it's that tight. Can you post a picture of the part...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 9 1,271 09-19-2022, 08:29 PM
  0 Thread: Lathe decisions
Post: RE: Lathe decisions

iclark Wrote: (09-16-2022, 05:23 PM) -- Sorry to hear that. I only have you beat if I count the Shopsmith's and the metal lathes in addition to the wood lathes. :winkgrin: I must try harder. :...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 12 1,191 09-17-2022, 07:09 AM
  0 Thread: Grizzly Chuck Insert
Post: RE: Grizzly Chuck Insert

JoshDB Wrote: (06-11-2022, 01:20 PM) -- It looks like the female thread is about 1 5/8 (see pic) and my spindle is 1.25 x 8tpi. Any suggestions for a source for an insert? -- There is a wide choice ...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 4 750 06-14-2022, 05:04 AM
  0 Thread: Color help found
Post: Color help found

Mike Peace had a video about bleaching wood that suggested using a lye solution and hydrogen peroxide half and half. He also had a link to a PDF documenting the process. I tried it and it worked. T...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 1 414 06-10-2022, 12:52 PM
  0 Thread: color help needed
Post: RE: color help needed

iclark Wrote: (06-01-2022, 05:58 PM) -- I think that a couple of the local turners swear by the 2-part bleaches. I do not recall any of them saying that they did it on basswood. Do note that these...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 4 872 06-01-2022, 08:06 PM
  0 Thread: color help needed
Post: color help needed

I made this basswood vase recently but She wanted light blue and it turned out green. Wrong answer! I assume the yellow in the wood turned the dilute blue dye green. Has anybody had success bleac...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 4 872 05-31-2022, 01:15 PM
  0 Thread: Need input
Post: RE: Need input

The worst case scenario is that it comes apart when turning and you have a pile of pieces and a learning experience. The best case is that you get a unique mill. Go for it. You gain something ei...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 7 1,155 05-26-2022, 07:14 AM
  0 Thread: Oil Dry
Post: RE: Oil Dry

gear jammer Wrote: (05-22-2022, 06:55 PM) -- Leaving the parts store today and noticed oil dry on sale. Would this work on pulling the moisture out of green turnings? I can getĀ some paper soybean see...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 3 877 05-23-2022, 05:18 AM

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