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01-11-2022 04:20 PM

4x4 8 foot long with pith any good - 7 replies

I have several four by four black walnut 8 ft long. I wanted to use these in turning projects or or possibly band saw box’s. The potential problem is they have the pith in the center years ago I had a walnut tree cut up for lumber and these were left after the sawmill cut the logs I would hate to make gifts with them only to have then fail...

12-04-2021 06:05 PM

Finishing inside of a Vase - 7 replies

I just completed a tall segmented vase and i used blo friction finish on the project. since i constructed it in layers i could finish the inside fairly easy, but when i got to the neck it was hard since the inside diameter was only 1 inch. and was concerned about my finger getting twisted off, This is my second vase and so far i always used the ...

11-21-2021 01:29 AM

Number of segments in a project - 1 reply

I have now completed over 8 segmented projects. And I have always used 12 segments since I can use the 60 30 gauge. Is there’s any advantage to increase the number of segments or decrease. I realize that the more segments you have the more cutting and glueing but is their any advantages say to go from 12 to 16 or 20 etc ? Does the diameter fact...

10-16-2021 04:25 PM

double sided tape or glue with paper - 9 replies

I have to tuen a bottom for a salad bowl I’m making so i have to round a maple blank and cut into it a recess to hold my my nova chuck jaws since i cant use wood screws i was considering double sided tape which seems easy to use and the glue and paper trick which i am not familiar with, since i have to cut a 1/4 inch depth into maple im co...

09-27-2021 03:56 PM

Wood staves construction for salad bowls - 13 replies

Last year i made all my family a set of six individual 5 inch maple salad bowls for Christmas , this year i would like to make them a large salad bowl to go with them 11 inches in diameter by 5 or 6 inches high. The cost to purchase 12 inch sq by 5 inches blanks is very high here in Arizona since i have to make 8 of them besides also a lot of...

09-21-2021 04:59 PM

Nova chuck jaws screws stuck - 13 replies

I have a Nova chuck and I cant release the jaw screws 2 are locked in this happened before and I had to fr I ll them out and use an easy out. Replacement screws are hard to find would spraying the hscrew hole with wd40 work ir would this atrack dust and cause problems any suggestion thanks in advancev

08-24-2021 05:11 PM

Best wegies to purchase - 18 replies

I have made a few segmented projects using the 30 60 and 45 plastic gauge. I am looking to purchase the seg easy wegies but budget is limiting so what would be the more common number of segments per ring that you would recommend thx in advance

08-05-2021 06:54 PM

Tailstock does not release live center - 6 replies

I I have a 100 + year old walker turner lathe the problem I have is when I insert a live center to remove it I have to use a wood block and hammer I do have one center that does eject when I crank it all the way in it is a 1/2 inch longer so this is why how can I adapt the tailstock to eject the shorter tapers I was considering dropping a nut ...

07-05-2021 11:34 PM

Digital caliper - 12 replies

Does anyone know where I can find a electronic digital caliper that only goes down to 1/16 or 1/32. I have one that I use for woodworking and turning, the problem is it says in 9/232. And if I try to adjust it to say 3/4 inch when. Turning it’s so hard to get it to 3/4 any suggestions would be appreciated

06-12-2021 01:20 AM

which saw blade for a circular saw for crosscutting - 11 replies

am making a cedar coffee table with a waterfall edge which requires me to cut to 45 on a 2 inch thick live edge slab of rec cedar. im using a dewalt 7 1/4 circular saw with a kreig sled system. I would assume a 60 tooth atb blade would do it ok but my friend says a 40 tooth would be better. I would like a splinter free cut but also would like t...

04-23-2021 10:13 PM

Painting a polyester resin boat cradle - 21 replies

I made a boat cradle and fiberhlassed it with polyester resin . The last coat had a wax surfacing agent I sanded the boat but how can I be sure all the wX is gone so the paint will stick. I was considering acetone but I was afraid it might soften the finish any suggestions would be appreciated

10-01-2020 02:06 PM

6 brand new LAMP CARVING TOOLS with canvas roll - 0 replies

After so many years i decided its time to reduce so im selling items i do not use These tools were made in Germany for wood carvers supply I purchased these tools 12 years ago and never used them. They have never been sharpened and has been stored in the canvas tool case all these years. Several of them still have the stock number paper on them...

09-27-2020 09:12 PM

What is this? had it for 40 years - 12 replies

I acquired a walker turner lathe from my wife’s grandfather back in 1980 and this has been in the drawer since then, did not want to throw it out so i kept it, please can anyone tell me what it is and is it used on a wood lathe, Thanks in advance Ken

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