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12-08-2020 04:53 PM

Lathe Base Construction - 8 replies

Hello my wise friends, I was given an old Grizzly G1174 copy lathe a few years back and I have to say, woodturning is an addiction like no other. I could’ve never guessed that I would be so intrigued by something like this, but here I am. My post is a somewhat strange one, that doesn’t have much to do with actual woodturning an...

09-04-2020 12:16 AM

Sycamore table? - 16 replies

I have a couple thousand board feet that are about to be all finished air drying after being milled a while back, is this a pretty good wood for dining tables? I see a lot of walnut and oak dining tables but I never see much sycamore furniture in general. It was beautiful when milled, just curious if y’all have any experience with it and would l...

08-26-2020 01:55 AM

New Rest for Old Lathe - 5 replies

Hello, I have an older lathe that has a bolt and bottom plate that needs to be tightened and un-tightened with a wrench every time I want to adjust the rest or tail stock. I’d love to have a modern upgrade with a handle and locking cam setup like what comes on newer lathes. This is the same model as my lathe for reference ->https://www....

08-23-2020 12:30 AM

Weird Spindle size on old lathe - 5 replies

Hello, I inherited an old grizzly lathe with a very strange spindle size (1 1/8” 12TPI). I cannot find a 4 jaw chuck that will fit this size and after reaching out to grizzly they essentially told me “we got nothin, sorry bud”. Any ideas? I’ve turned several bowls and I love it but as you can imagine, it gets a little wonky only having a facepla...

08-21-2020 11:56 PM

Sawstop, is it worth it? - 21 replies

Hello! This is my first post on this forum and I was really looking for feedback on whether investing in a sawstop table saw is worth the money for a moderate woodworker. I am looking for a machine that will last me a long time and while I don’t desire to lose a finger, the sawstop braking feature isn’t exactly a must have for me so ...


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