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07-06-2015 04:35 AM

Where to find 1"-post tool rests? - 22 replies

I need to get an “in between” tool rest, about 9” wide would be good. The Old Blue Jet 1236 lathe uses 1” posts, and I’m drawing a blank searching the usual places. Any ideas?

06-29-2015 03:32 AM

Choosing safe wood for small bowls - 13 replies

Looked in the old wood bin today, to see how the 4-year-old stash of cut-up logs looked after all this time. Would like to pull a few pieces out for bowl practice, but I’m not sure how picky I need to be. What little bowl turning I did before was done with green wood. This stuff is dry now, and there are cracks here and there. How R...

06-24-2015 03:44 AM

Seattle Area: Madrone, Yew and Teak - 0 replies

I have a gigantic slab of Madrone I’d like to sell part of (perhaps all, but it’d be nice to keep some of it). It’s 12/4×14.5” x 108”, straight and dry (for years). I tossed it on Craig’s List today at $8.50/bf, but thought I’d post it here too. I also have some Teak (originally bought in 1984) a...

06-19-2015 04:44 AM

Dust Collection Upgrade - thanks, LJ's! - 2 replies

Major thanks to Mark Schultz and others who posted in his thread on triple-wall PVC for dust collection. My small shop finally has pipe instead of hose. I’ll share a couple things I learned or figured out. 1) the miter saw, equipped with a good cross-cut blade, works great for cutting this stuff. I had an 80-tooth fine-finish blade al...

06-19-2015 03:59 AM

Oval skews -- your insights please? - 26 replies

The lathe is running finally, and I’m re-learning what little I knew years ago about turning and sharpening. In sorting out the various tools, ran across an unused set (cheapo) that has an oval skew in it. I’ve mostly used a flat skew, a little experience with the radiused skew. After reading Ed Pretty's essay on oval skews, wonde...

06-08-2015 11:38 AM

Greetings from an old newbie... - 1 reply

Am happy to be returning to woodworking after several years off doing other things and I look forward to learning from the crowd here at Lumberjocks. I had just started woodturning about a year before closing up shop, and that’ll probably be my most active area (re-learning, sheesh). Any time I Google for help with a woodworking problem ...

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