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09-14-2019 05:01 AM

frustrated - 32 replies

i have been turning a couple years now, and if I have enough lucky accidents I can turn a piece I’ll admit to turning then I sand it and and it turns to a piece of junk. I have tried every thing but I may get out the tool mark maybe not but I end up with more marks when Iam done than when I started makes me want to quit.

09-06-2019 03:31 AM

pull cut - 8 replies

Hi I have been looking at my turning style for errors. i noticed that when I turn the out side of a bowl I use a pull cut instead of a push cut. Is that ok. I turn left handed because I can and it keeps me out of the line of fire. i don’t like standing in front of a several pound piece of wood spinning 50 miles and hour. i tried a push c...

08-29-2019 04:20 AM

forstner bit type - 8 replies

Hi, I want to use a Forstner bit to create a flat area on rough bowl blanks for my face plate to set. i am looking at this bit but it is different than others I have. Will it work thanks Mike

08-27-2019 01:45 AM

turned boxes - 9 replies

Hi, trying to learn to turn boxes. i would like to drill them out instead of hollowing. However I don’t have a Jacobs chuck. Is there a way to drill out a box with a Forstner bit that isn’t between centers on a lathe. I do have a drill press thanks Mike

08-19-2019 03:21 AM

need tool advice - 13 replies

Hi, I have a HF belt sander. I want to mount a grinder tool rest on the grinder so I can platform sharpen my wood turning tools Here is a pic of the sander and the tool rest. Thanks Mike

08-17-2019 05:40 PM

worth turning - 2 replies

Hi, I got a log that is more deteriorated than I realized. I think the wood is pine. All P have to go by is the log. Is this worth turning. I don’t do any stabilizing so that isn’t an option. I’ll post a pic of the side grain forgot to take one till now.

08-08-2019 06:10 AM

anti fatigue matt - 11 replies

Hi, i got an anti fatigue matt from Harbor Freight. This mat is in 4 interlockinhg pieces making a 4×4 mat. I made 2 2×4 mats and taped them together to make a double thick 2×4 mat. The problem is the tape is coming loose and the mat separate and I trip over the mat. Is there a way to fasten these 2 mat together so they will stay....

08-05-2019 10:42 PM

bowl drying - 4 replies

Just wanted to check, I have a crotch rough turned bowl I will put in shaving, but it has a knot hole and some bark on the side. should I do anything to them before packing in shavings thanks Mike

08-03-2019 06:45 AM

bandsaw noise - 19 replies

Hi, when I am cutting a bowl blank on mt bandsaw the blade slams into the wood. Sometimes it sounds and feels like shooting a machine gun. When it makes the noise I expect the blade to break

07-24-2019 10:46 PM

another challenge - 6 replies

Hi I found another challenging log. The challenge is how to get the max amount from it, its about 9 inches in diameter, but there are 3 piths and a branch from one side. I know how I want to cut it just not sure if it is the best way. Any ideas thanks Mike

07-22-2019 07:56 PM

Sorby question - 16 replies

I have a Sorby 3/8ths bowl gouge I want to rehandle. Does any body know what size hole I would need. The gouge is the same as an American 1/2 inch thanks

07-20-2019 06:57 AM

need creative advice - 21 replies

I found this crotch cut off in my scraps and I need something to turn. I cut it before I started to do crotches so it was cut short what can I do with it. So far I have come up with cut the ends off and mount it between centers or cut a circle out of it on the bandsaw. The piece measures 10” long by 6” wide by 5” high. Any oth...

07-18-2019 05:23 AM

rotten wood - 7 replies

I had a chance to get some short logs but passed because they were quite rotten and cracked and I have never worked wood like that. I should have grabbed one anyway. I just had a thought, if I did get a log that old is there anything that should be done to protect them. It seems point less at that age but I was wondering. Thanks Mike

07-14-2019 05:51 PM

spoon rest - 4 replies

Hi, I made a small plate and use it for a spoon rest on the stove. How could I make a handle opening in the lip of the plate. I don’t have a spindle sander or anything like that. Thanks M9ike

07-13-2019 01:10 AM

bowl drying - 18 replies

I can’t turn a bowl start to stop, just can’t be on my feet that long, so I bag it and may not get back till the next day, some times I forget the bag. When I finish this bowl will packing in shaving still be of benefit. It is green. Thanks

07-05-2019 08:01 PM

need advice - 8 replies

I oopsed with my bandsaw now I have a cut where I don’t want it. Any ideas how I can fix this. If I turn it out I will lose a lot of wood i don’t want to lose Thanks Mike

07-03-2019 03:17 AM

sandpaper - 24 replies

I have been told both here and in videos about bowl sanding to not use dull sandpaper and that it dulls quickly. But in several videos I watched about power sanding the presenter said they made a mandrel for each grit so the didn’t wear out the velcro on the mandrel. Is that a contradiction. according to Lyle Jameson sandpaper dull in very...

06-20-2019 05:49 AM

sanding paste - 39 replies

Hi i want to use a sanding paste on my turnings but they have oil and wax in them. Can I use shellac after using oil and wax thanks

06-18-2019 04:47 AM

need chainsaw help - 11 replies

Hi, I started sharpening my own chain saw. However it is electric and the chain is almost impossible to advance by hand but it will go backwards easily. What can I do to get the chain out so I can sharpen on the machine thanks

06-18-2019 03:14 AM

finding center - 20 replies

I am making a tool handle and want to drill it with my drill press so I can get a straight hole but my handle is to long to fit on the table. I can swing the drill out but how do I stabilize the blank and keep it straight while I drill thanks Mike

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