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  0 Thread: Turning a chalice
Post: RE: Turning a chalice

(04-08-2021, 07:16 AM)Halfathumb Wrote: My priest (Episcopalian) of over 23 years called me yesterday & said he'll be retiring in September. I've had a wonderful relationship with him over the y...
mpax356 Woodturning 17 2,381 04-25-2021, 10:55 PM
  0 Thread: M2 Rod for DIY Point Tool
Post: RE: M2 Rod for DIY Point Tool

I think the 6.5mm to be good for point tools and other small round turning tools. A bit larger than 1/4 but a good size. I prefer a 1/4" to a 3/8" point tool. In any case you can get them here at Amaz...
mpax356 Woodturning 15 2,642 12-29-2020, 10:32 AM
  0 Thread: Christmas ornaments
Post: RE: Christmas ornaments

(10-16-2020, 08:05 PM)gear jammer Wrote: Trying my hand at Xmas ornaments. Never tried them before. The ones I have made are just ok and need a lot of improvement. I'll get there eventually. Sorry I...
mpax356 Woodturning 3 1,761 10-21-2020, 10:10 PM
  0 Thread: First time to do bowls
Post: RE: First time to do bowls

(08-27-2020, 01:50 PM)macpianoman Wrote: I’ve turned plenty of spindle type stuff but want to get into bowls. I have the smaller Excelsior lathe and it came with a screw plate. I understand that I c...
mpax356 Woodturning 7 2,434 09-08-2020, 07:23 AM
  0 Thread: Which chuck for new bowl turner?
Post: RE: Which chuck for new bowl turner?

Here is a video I did on buying your first chuck. Maybe you will find some useful information. https://youtu.be/mfZCJYLIAfw
mpax356 Woodturning 10 2,265 08-29-2020, 08:29 PM
  0 Thread: Bolstered scratch awl - where to purchase?
Post: RE: Bolstered scratch awl - where to purchase?

(01-30-2020, 07:37 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: Have you contacted Rob Lee to see if maybe they have some NOS that was pulled and shelved, or who their supplier was? I use music wire 5/32. Check out this vide...
mpax356 Woodturning 4 2,047 02-06-2020, 10:55 PM
  0 Thread: Pepper Grinder
Post: RE: Pepper Grinder

(12-24-2019, 08:15 PM)wrx4sabelle Wrote: Thanks for the reply.  The grinder is 8" tall as I thought that would be a good size for my wife to use in the kitchen.  I have another kit that I will make ...
mpax356 Woodturning 15 4,920 01-03-2020, 03:51 PM
  0 Thread: Advice sought on skew handle
Post: RE: Advice sought on skew handle

(12-02-2019, 06:03 PM)MidwestMan Wrote: I did it... bought the Thompson Skew (the big one). As you can see from the photo below, it has a rectangular tongue. Have to make a handle, so I would like t...
mpax356 Woodturning 12 4,137 12-03-2019, 11:24 PM
  0 Thread: abranet
Post: RE: abranet

(08-29-2019, 02:06 PM)chips ahoy Wrote: Thanks guys,that's what I want it for,turning.Appreciate the feedback,gonna order me some.Appreciate the advice. Mel I have used wonder weave from woodturn...
mpax356 Woodturning 5 2,170 09-01-2019, 09:28 PM
  0 Thread: I have some questions about a woodturning club
Post: RE: I have some questions about a woodturning club

(09-17-2018, 10:29 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: Since I have a lot of vets over different times to turn (had up to 80 at one time) in my shop.  My old turning club I went to is now moved and changed thei...
mpax356 Woodturning 2 1,936 10-12-2018, 06:34 PM
  0 Thread: Lathe Safety video... Reddit - don't do this!!
Post: RE: Lathe Safety video... Reddit - don't do this!!

Scraping with the handle lower than the scraper was not a good move and I believe was the root cause. The piece climbed up and over. :no: :no: :no:
mpax356 Woodturning 6 3,271 07-23-2018, 07:28 PM
  0 Thread: Lathe Lighting
Post: RE: Lathe Lighting

(04-29-2018, 08:57 AM)jcredding Wrote: Trying to get better light at the lathe and didn’t see a discussion about it when searching.  Right now, have the shop overheads throughout (8 4’ fixtures in 1...
mpax356 Woodturning 27 14,760 06-30-2018, 07:22 PM
  0 Thread: I am putting together a Safety sheet for turning
Post: RE: I am putting together a Safety sheet for turni...

3. Never put your hand on the spinning piece of wood -period. Why would you ever want to get in a habit of touching spinning wood? :s One day it will cost you.  
mpax356 Woodturning 34 20,811 06-10-2017, 12:39 PM
  0 Thread: Should I buy this lathe?
Post: RE: Should I buy this lathe?

I agree with Daddo. If you want to actually turn, save your money.  If you want to play around with a very old piece of machinery because of the "cool" effect, go for it. Old is not always better. I t...
mpax356 Woodturning 14 8,130 06-07-2017, 10:58 AM
  0 Thread: My woodturning only youtube page
Post: RE: My woodturning only youtube page

Looks like a great start, Anthony. I have found that the learning curve for an effective YT channel is almost as steep as woodturning.  if you plan to add more videos, you may want to review your chan...
mpax356 Woodturning 9 5,857 04-05-2017, 10:43 AM
  0 Thread: Let's Talk Tool Rolls...
Post: RE: Let's Talk Tool Rolls...

I use a 5 gal bucket with a plywood insert with holes. I have a piece of foam in the bottom to keep the tools from banging during transport. Tools always at hand when turning away from the shop. Unrol...
mpax356 Woodturning 10 5,701 10-06-2016, 08:18 PM
  0 Thread: New Bowl, and Technical Questions
Post: RE: New Bowl, and Technical Questions

I have been turning 9 years and never felt the need to stain a bowl. Scorched a couple and dyed a few. Spalting can vary with different pieces in the same species so don't give up. I use a spindle g...
mpax356 Woodturning 6 3,459 08-14-2016, 09:11 PM
  0 Thread: Some more Christmas ornaments.
Post: RE: Some more Christmas ornaments.

Peachtree WW has a good price on screw eyes http://www.ptreeusa.com/turning_project_...nament.htm
mpax356 Woodturning 24 15,347 08-06-2016, 10:52 PM
  0 Thread: I am not my post count
Post: RE: I am not my post count

Be careful guys or you will scare the newbies to death and run them off! :rolleyes:
mpax356 Woodturning 11 7,309 07-28-2016, 09:57 PM
  0 Thread: wanna be woodturner
Post: Re: wanna be woodturner

Can you provide a link to the article so we can better understand what you are trying to do?
mpax356 Woodturning 3 1,828 04-22-2016, 05:09 PM

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