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08-01-2019 08:14 PM

Outboard chuck use on a large platter - 17 replies

I have a new (to me) Nova 2024. Much larger than my old 12” swing Delta 1460. I just successfully turned a 16” platter without issue. I have some walnut slabs drying in my back yard and just cut off a 20” x 20” square, about 2.5” thick (slightly bowed, not completely dry, and heavy). I was going to cut a 20”...

07-01-2019 03:59 PM

Smoothing a stippled finish - 9 replies

I asked about buffing in a previous post and I’m still mulling my options. But my question here is whether this is a situation that buffing remedies. Below is a close-up of a live edge bowl that I’m working on. I used some spray paint and dry brush to color the outside (the inside is a spray-painted sunburst). After that, I used sand...

06-28-2019 02:59 PM

Help me identify buffing items - 8 replies

I’ve decided to improve the finish on items I’ve turned and I was looking into the Beall system. Then I remembered that I had a box of stuff from an old grinder that I got from someone a long time ago. Can I use these things to start learning to buff, or should I throw it all out and start over? If I use these, I have a 1725 motor I can use. If ...

06-05-2019 07:11 PM

Has anyone used the "Ripnado"? Bandsaw dust collection - 20 replies

I was at the Woodworking Show in March and saw a demonstration of the Ripnado. Same company that makes the Drillnado. The Ripnado is a dust collection accessory for the band saw. I thought it worked well and planned to stop back at the booth later in the day but totally forgot about it. Now, every time I use my band saw, I’m reminded of it...

05-13-2019 08:32 PM

Lathe bearing problem, or something else? - 6 replies

I have an old Milwaukee Delta 1460 lathe. It’s a robust cast iron lathe with a 12” swing in very good shape. It’s got 4 pulley wheels holding a shaft that turns the wood. I’ve been using it for close to a year but I just tried indexing for the first time this past week. There are indexing detents built into the pulley wheel. I used it to cut som...

04-29-2019 03:34 AM

Turning questionable spalted wood - 14 replies

I came into a very large piece of spalted wood (maple? I’m not sure). About half of a very large trunk. The outside of the trunk was covered with small burls, as in, there wasn’t really any part of the trunk that didn’t have small burls. I took a chance and bought it, brought it home and proceeded to cut it up. After getting ri...

04-24-2019 04:53 PM

Please help identify many veneers - 9 replies

I had the good fortune Monday night of winning a large stack of veneers at my local woodturning club. Many different varieties, some have only 2 or 3 sheets, some have 12 or more. I know what some of them are, but I’d like to be sure of what I have. Below are some pictures. I’ve numbered them and labeled the ones I think I know. If y...

03-23-2019 04:18 PM

Veneering curly maple - 4 replies

I have a 2” thick slab of curly maple that I want to use for veneer. Even though I’ve scoured the internet for useful information. I am still unsure on how to proceed. First of all, I have never veneered before and I have no specialized equipment such as a press or vacuum setup. If I must invest on specialized equipment, I will, ...

03-15-2019 09:06 PM

Cabinet hinge help - 18 replies

I want to build a cabinet, a TV console shape, about 60” long and about 28” high. I want to have 3 or 4 compartments with 3 or 4 doors. The doors will be next to each other with no frame or hinge interruption, and with almost no space in-between the doors, almost looking like a single slab of wood. Something like the picture below. I...

02-28-2019 10:23 PM

Cabinet making video - 2 replies

I came across a fascinating series of videos showing the making of a Krenov cabinet, from start to finish. All together, it’s probably about an hour to watch everything, but it’s worth it. This woodworker has also posted other videos that I haven’t watched yet, but will in the future. He’s talented and engaging. 1/52/5...

02-25-2019 07:39 PM

Is this tearout? - 5 replies

I’ve been turning a walnut bowl, and I sanded down to 220 (60 to 80 to 100 to 150 to 220). I used a 2” pad in my drill to try to smooth the marks in the bowl. I also used one of the “manual” 2” pads on a tool handle. Despite my best efforts, I can’t seem to get rid of these marks. I used a carbide tool (with l...

02-20-2019 04:07 PM

Exotic plywood or veneer - 16 replies

I want to build a cabinet using plywood with solid wood trim, and the only plywood that I can find available in my area (Northern New Jersey) is Oak, Maple, Pine, Walnut, Cherry, Birch or Sapele. I’d like something different – I’m thinking possibly Zebrawood or Teak. Maybe Rosewood. First of all, does anyone know a supplier ...

02-08-2019 05:07 PM

Outboard turning - is this a bad idea - 15 replies

I have an old Delta Milwaukee 1460 lathe with 12” capacity, 1hp motor and a low speed of 435. I also have an auxiliary freestanding tool rest. The lathe is on a stand with wheels that allow me to move it, and cam levers on one side of the base that takes the weight off the wheels onto rubber feet. I’ve been happily turning bowls unde...

01-14-2019 03:36 AM

Waterfall bench question - 5 replies

I have a maple slab, about 6’ long, 17” wide and 2” thick. I’ve just had a heck of a time planing, scraping and sanding to get the milling marks out. I knew the slab was cupped as I was working, but I thought it would be okay. As I get ready to make the 45 degree cuts to make the waterfall, I’m having second thought...

01-08-2019 02:22 AM

Dyeing for some beautiful figured maple - 12 replies

So I have a bunch of nicely figured Maple that I got from member Scott. The first thing I made was a small simple jewelry box and I need to finish it. Of course I’d like to “pop” the grain. I have some Honey Amber Transtint dye that I previously used on a Bird’s Eye Maple table and that came out nice, but not quite as pop...

01-02-2019 10:12 PM

Building a shop stool - 3 replies

There’s another thread going about a shop stool, which got me thinking. I didn’t want to hijack that thread so I’m putting my questions here. I want to make a stool that’s got wheels and that’s height adjustable. I haven’t decided about a back rest yet. I believe that I can design the stool, but if anyone h...

12-09-2018 05:04 AM

I need some crack advice - 33 replies

I’m relatively new at woodturning. I’ve turned a few bowls and a couple of lidded containers. I’ve gotten some free wood recently from a couple of local sources. Older turners who are giving up the wood that’s been stored in their shed for a decade. So I know that the wood is pretty dry. I’ve had 3 instances in t...

11-07-2018 06:12 PM

My project in Popular Woodworking - 1 reply

I took a 5-day “Live Edge” workshop at Peters Valley in New Jersey last spring. The wood shop, the instructors and Peters Valley itself were all great (well, the food was nothing to write home about). I highly recommend it. You have almost unlimited access to a fully stocked wood shop, you have the help and knowledge of your guest in...

11-04-2018 07:55 PM

Resaw frustration - 29 replies

Please help me figure out what I’m doing wrong! I have a 1980’s Delta 14” band saw with a 6” riser, Carter guides and a relatively new 1/2” blade. I’ve jointed and planed all 4 sides of boards 5-6” wide.I’ve adjusted the blade tracking so that the gullet in the middle of the tire. I’...

10-09-2018 04:35 PM

I need a source for metal base for cabinet - 14 replies

So, I took the risk of asking my wife what she wanted me to make next. It’s a risk because she is very particular. Anyway, she wants a classy (nice wood, e.g. bird’s eye maple, walnut) top with a modern metal base. I have no interest in starting metalsmithing at the moment, and before I can design the size of the chest, I’ll ne...

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