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  0 Thread: Saw question
Post: RE: Saw question

Thin kerf blades will deflect much more when dull. Pretty critical to keep them sharp. Too fast of a feed rate can add to the problem, but it doesn't sound like that is what is off here. I quit using ...
robo hippy Woodturning 13 7,372 09-13-2017, 10:27 AM
  0 Thread: How to turn this
Post: RE: How to turn this

Well, I can't see the whole picture, but it looks like it may be the top of a hollow form. If the piece has 4 of the light half loops in it, then it was cut from a rectangular blank, where you cut off...
robo hippy Woodturning 9 4,743 08-22-2017, 06:32 AM
  0 Thread: Miter Saws ideas
Post: RE: Miter Saws ideas

Malcom used a Festool chopsaw. Very expensive. You need a hold down to keep fingers away from the blade since you are working small pieces. He did prefer the chopsaw to the tablesaw. When using the ta...
robo hippy Woodturning 9 4,378 08-08-2017, 09:08 AM
  0 Thread: CBN Questions
Post: RE: CBN Questions

I wrote this a couple of years ago, and probably should update it, but most is still current. Main thing I am 'different' on is which grits you need. I used to say 80 and 180 would do every thing you ...
robo hippy Woodturning 3 2,993 07-29-2017, 09:46 AM
  0 Thread: CBN Wheel and HSS
Post: RE: CBN Wheel and HSS

Any 'hardened' steel is fine to grind on your CBN wheels. So, bench chisels, axe heads, and shovel blades are good. Cold rolled steel like lawn mower blades is not good, and can load the wheel up. Sam...
robo hippy Woodturning 4 3,333 07-26-2017, 07:35 PM
  0 Thread: safety shield earned it's keep today
Post: RE: safety shield earned it's keep today

Knot head..... I like that. Glad you were not hurt. From experience, I seldom turn any utility piece that has a knot in it. It is always a weak point. If I do leave it in, I make sure it is tight, eit...
robo hippy Woodturning 5 3,911 07-14-2017, 12:11 PM
  0 Thread: Sycamore
Post: RE: Sycamore

This is one of the woods that can warp well beyond the 10% rule. robo hippy
robo hippy Woodturning 10 6,358 07-11-2017, 10:48 AM
  0 Thread: Sycamore
Post: RE: Sycamore

Quarter saw for best ray patterns. Can be plain light color, or have reds and browns in it. I always once turn things, so warping is not a problem for me. I think it is the only wood I have seen that ...
robo hippy Woodturning 10 6,358 07-10-2017, 04:51 PM
  0 Thread: AAW Symposium, Kansas City
Post: RE: AAW Symposium, Kansas City

I will be in my own booth, selling my robo rests, and I have the first production models of a new product. Couldn't get the production run started yet though. I will see you there. I leave tomorrow mo...
robo hippy Woodturning 13 7,062 06-18-2017, 12:03 PM
  0 Thread: AAW Symposium, Kansas City
Post: RE: AAW Symposium, Kansas City

I will be in booth 411, I think, so right in the neighbor hood. See you there. robo hippy
robo hippy Woodturning 13 7,062 06-15-2017, 09:26 AM
  0 Thread: Coring
Post: RE: Coring

Most of the bending with them is a torque or twist bend. Clamp the tang in a good sized vice, and use a large adjustable or monkey wrench to torque it back to level/straight. Not too difficult. I show...
robo hippy Woodturning 8 4,946 06-13-2017, 10:56 AM
  0 Thread: I am putting together a Safety sheet for turning
Post: RE: I am putting together a Safety sheet for turni...

Well, no cauterizing at all for the one time I did it. Breaks the skin and blood flows. I am not using my hand to slow the lathe and wood down, I use my hand as a steady rest when turning wider platte...
robo hippy Woodturning 34 19,903 06-12-2017, 09:04 AM
  0 Thread: I am putting together a Safety sheet for turning
Post: RE: I am putting together a Safety sheet for turni...

I am always putting my hand on the spinning wood. Other than once getting a tiny cut from a sharp rim, no problems. I guess as long as there is lots of space between your finger and the tool rest, and...
robo hippy Woodturning 34 19,903 06-10-2017, 11:02 PM
  0 Thread: Articulated sanding arm
Post: RE: Articulated sanding arm

One turner on the AAW forums does have padded arm rests for when he sands.  I will look at those bearings again also. Brain is on over load now, getting ready to head off to the AAW Symposium.... ro...
robo hippy Woodturning 8 4,766 06-07-2017, 10:13 AM
  0 Thread: Coring
Post: RE: Coring

I did production bowl turning for a number of years, but don't do that any more. A coring tool is essential for that kind of work. I don't core anything under about 4 inches thick and 10 inch diameter...
robo hippy Woodturning 8 4,946 06-07-2017, 10:11 AM
  0 Thread: Articulated sanding arm
Post: RE: Articulated sanding arm

Those are interesting bearings. They look like the type you would insert into a table to slide things across it. They might be ideal for one that is a foot or two in diameter.... The problem with the ...
robo hippy Woodturning 8 4,766 06-06-2017, 12:43 PM
  0 Thread: Need advice on pricing
Post: RE: Need advice on pricing

I think most of the forums have a 'for sale' category. For sure, the turner's would have the most interest. You can also run adds in the AAW magazine. It is an interesting device, but rather spendy. ...
robo hippy Woodturning 7 3,678 06-05-2017, 10:55 AM
  0 Thread: Who made this tool?
Post: RE: Who made this tool?

I haven't seen that particular one. However, that is the standard handle for the 'Artisan' brand tools that is the Craft Supplies in house brand. Don't know who makes them... robo hippy
robo hippy Woodturning 7 4,265 06-03-2017, 08:58 PM
  0 Thread: Platform sharpening
Post: RE: Platform sharpening

Hmm, don't know what to say, others are viewing it. One turner had an add stream pop up and couldn't exit it, and I have no idea why... It should be public. Maybe try again. I just clicked on it and i...
robo hippy Woodturning 6 3,180 06-02-2017, 09:37 PM
  0 Thread: Platform sharpening
Post: Platform sharpening

I finally got around to updating the one I filmed a couple of years back. I filmed it once a year or so again, but didn't like it, so did it over. Much happier with this one. https://www.youtube.com/...
robo hippy Woodturning 6 3,180 06-02-2017, 06:25 PM

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