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Home made carbide cutter lathe tool.

06-05-2019 11:37 AM by revieck | 5 comments »

https://youtu.be/-rZH69Kpcvo

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Curiosity made me do it #2: Used Power Tool pricing (AKA Is this tool a good deal?)

05-24-2019 12:43 AM by CaptainKlutz | 1 comment »

There are hundreds of threads with folks asking about used tool pricing. Getting tired of posting same information over and over in threads, so decided to list all here:What is Great price on used tool?What is Good price on used tool?What is Fair price on a used tool? All these are hard to answer. Let’s discuss some areas that impact tool pricing. Condition:Condition is important. Every tool is unique in the use/abuse, maintenance, and/or refurbishment; that defines the cond...

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Toy build #1: Tow trucks from scraps

04-02-2019 03:42 PM by ralbuck | 3 comments »

Hi All the link is to all the pictures that I took while building 4 toy tow trucks from the scraps around the shop and the firewood plie. https://transfernow.net/17k2i1k6e4jt There are a lot of pictures here; but they do have a preview. Anyone wanting any more information; please email me and I will happily provide it. As always ideas and suggestions always appreciated Thanks.

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Curiosity made me do it #1: Grizzly Paint Colors

03-25-2019 02:00 AM by CaptainKlutz | 1 comment »

Was curious if I could find a Grizzly touch up paint color that would match a Geetech jointer I own. Since OWWm.org site does catalog information on non-US made wood working tools, touch up colors can be hard to find for off brand, now antique Taiwan made wood working tools. Ended up digging out this paint color summary in Grizzly parts catalog that I thought might be nice to share: Grizzly PPAINT-1 – N/S GRIZZLY GREEN G1023SGrizzly PPAINT-1A – N/S GRIZZLY GREEN G1023S AE...

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My Lathe #1: Problems with Securing Stock

03-20-2019 12:41 AM by Jerome | 14 comments »

Hello all and thanks for reading! I am having repeated issues with securing a 3”×3” 36” peice of cherry to my lathe. Well it’s about 33 inches now..lol. I’ve tried driving screws deep into the end grain. I am using a faceplate with 4 screws. My tailstock has a deep cup, but still it is walking out the peice. Why is this happening? Is the tailstock too loose? It has still walked out with the quill all the way into the peice…even then I let it press al...

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Experimental segmented turning

03-17-2019 02:28 PM by stefang | 27 comments »

I turned some narrow disk shaped weed vases from solid birch quite a few years ago. Early last year I decided to do some segmented turning again after a lapse of a few years and I thought it might be fun to try a segmented version of those disk shaped vases I had made before, but only out of pine since this wasn’t a keeper, and no finish was applied. I didn’t have my wedgie sled built yet to cut the segments on the my table saw so I had to use my band saw instead with an improv...

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Treadle Lathe #13: Tailstock

02-13-2019 12:53 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

The tailstock is pretty simple. It is made from 3 inches thick of laminated oak. It is attached to the frame by a wedged tenon and slides along the uprights to adjust to the length of the turning project. The wedge is made of laminated cherry. The live center rests in a #2MT. I used calipers to get the dimensions of the MT and used my brace and bit and carving chisels to create the pocket for the MT to rest. I mounted up a 4×4 scrap piece of cedar at the end of the video and it was reall...

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Adding LED Lights to Your Tools

02-11-2019 07:13 PM by Matt Snyder | 7 comments »

Having good focused lights is essential on many tools and often your shop lights just don’t cut it. Adding an LED light on an adjustable neck is cheap and easy and, with a little modification, you won’t have to use up any more outlets. I bought four of these lights on Amazon for $10 each They have a magnetic base so they can attach to your tools and give you the light you need where you need it. Modifying them to use your tool’s power is fairly simple. First cut off the plug a...

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Treadle Lathe #12: Headstock

02-09-2019 03:16 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

The headstock went through several design changes prior to the build. I originally planned to mount the spindle drive wheel (3’ pulley) between the first two posts. I realized the stock was not going to be long enough for the spindle height I wanted. I settled on laminating 6×6 oak stock. The headstock is hollow from front to back with the spindle drive wheel mounted between on a 3/8” rod. The rod is fixed into the headstock with bearings and stop collars. The He...

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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #1: Project 3 - I'm dyeing here!

01-22-2019 02:46 PM by mnguy | 0 comments »

Last year, I bought some Artisan dyes to play with. I like the surprise, random figure I sometimes get with maple segmented pieces, and thought dye would be a great way to have some fun and accentuate the figure. This bowl was intended as a test piece for dyeing, using a tenon vs. a mortise for the chuck, and to tryout a new finish. I pulled out a plan I used to teach my sister segmented turning (she was a natural!), and the piecing and turning went quickly. The interior transition from th...

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