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  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 7 349 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 12 431 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 4 463 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 1 226 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 4 497 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 4 497 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 7 737 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 get some paper soybean see...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 3 484 05-23-2022, 05:18 AM
  0 Thread: Demo Hammer Bit As Turning Tool?
Post: RE: Demo Hammer Bit As Turning Tool?

crokett™ Wrote: (11-24-2021, 09:25 AM) -- Long grain, yes.  End grain, not so much.  I had some walnut cutoffs that were cross cuts.  I decided to try to turn one as a spindle - so I was effectively ...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 8 1,454 11-24-2021, 05:26 PM
  0 Thread: Demo Hammer Bit As Turning Tool?
Post: RE: Demo Hammer Bit As Turning Tool?

crokett™ Wrote: (11-23-2021, 08:56 AM) -- .... but I might be doing it wrong. -- Does it make nice curly chips instead of just sawdust? Does it make a smooth surface with little to no tearout? If ...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 8 1,454 11-24-2021, 08:25 AM
  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 2,735 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 ...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 5 1,455 03-15-2021, 09:17 PM
  0 Thread: Intro to Turning
Post: RE: Intro to Turning

DIY GUY Wrote: (03-03-2021, 09:38 AM) -- 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...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 27 4,653 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 2,782 03-03-2021, 11:59 AM
  0 Thread: A technique for power flattening segmented rings
Post: RE: A technique for power flattening segmented rin...

charliez Wrote: (02-10-2021, 08:43 AM) -- 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 ...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 6 1,968 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 1,710 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 joi...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 6 1,968 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 4,072 11-22-2020, 09:15 AM
  0 Thread: Two live centers?
Post: RE: Two live centers?

Scouter Wrote: (10-09-2020, 06:09 AM) -- 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 d...
SceneryMaker Woodturning 20 4,937 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 1,396 10-02-2020, 04:39 PM

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