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Treadle Lathe #6: I'm feeling a little cranky...

09-29-2008 03:57 AM by Texasgaloot | 6 comments »

Since my last post on the treadle lathe, I was able to get a few things accomplished; some with outstanding success, some with not-so-outstanding… um… In the last couple of weeks I haven’t really put much time in on this project, but I was able to get the tail stock cut and pared to fit snugly between the ways. I wanted a very snug fit, because I don’t want the tail stock to develop any bias in terms of turning longitudinally to the lathe. I was able to achieve a ...

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Which One Would You Keep

10-19-2008 04:36 AM by Grumpy | 30 comments »

Here are a few Christmas/birthday presents just completed.The dilema is which one would you keep for yourself (if any)please let me know what you thinkYou can pass your vote 1 to 10 or 11 if you would not keep any.The wood is all from Australian eucalypt burls. Pens are either blackwood, myrtle or camphor laurel. The bases are either blackwood or myrtle.The finish is wipe on poly on pens & bases. Number 1Myrtle Number 2Myrtle Number 3Myrtle Number 4Myrtle Number 5Myrtle ...

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Wheelchair Woodworking #1: Woodturning with a Disability

10-24-2010 01:12 PM by Jamie Speirs | 15 comments »

WOODTURNING from the Wheelchair(just a copy and paste from www.jamiespeirs.com ) Woodturning is one of the crafts that lends itself towards most disabilities. It can be done in a fairly small area with relatively inexpensive equipment. It is not overly strenuous and can be quick to show results; hence it’s mass popularity. The object of this is not to go into any great detail about woodturing itself, rather on guidelines on what look for in a course or in a tutor. Red Pine Three T...

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DIY Lathe #1: Introduction

05-18-2008 02:24 AM by Marcel T | 9 comments »

Hello fellow Lumber Jocks! I’m starting a little blog series on my work-in-progress DIY lathe. In short, I want to build a lathe to turn a few pens, without spending ~$60 some on specifically pen turning materials and ~$200 on a lathe. So, I want to try turning. I’ve always considered myself a handyman-esque person, and I had that urge to build! The tipping point was when I found a few blogs such as AfriGadget, StreetUse and Future Perfect. Their owners travel a lot, and they notice ingenu...

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techniques #7: George Lailey commemorative bowls

10-11-2010 09:51 AM by Gary Fixler | 14 comments »

You guys really liked my last blog post about the Jarvi Bench, which made me happy as it was my 200th. I thought I’d follow up with a simpler process video I recently found that also makes me quite happy. In this one, a man named Robin Wood recreates the techniques used by one George Lailey, who died in 1958 at 89 years old. Robin spent 5 years researching Lailey’s techniques, recreating the very simple, entirely foot-powered lathe (a “pole lathe”), hand-forging all...

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Shop Stuff #2: Fingernail Gouge Sharpening on the WorkSharp

05-22-2013 03:08 PM by SPalm | 22 comments »

While learning to turn, the tools in use eventually need to be sharpened. I looked at various jigs, holders, and solutions for sharpening. I own a WorkSharp, but I thought that I would not be able to do it all on this machine. But I have made a series of jigs, and am now able to sharpen all my major tools with it. First up is the trickiest one. The hardest one to do is the Fingernail, or spindle gouge. Tormek and others have bars that slide out and pockets that hold the handle. I just...

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Indexing Pin Jig For Wood Lathe

08-29-2011 09:54 AM by Grumpy | 3 comments »

I recently had a need to use the indexing section on my lathe to drill holes at exact & even spacings.I did not want to buy an expensive part to do the trick so I came up with a do it yourself simple solution.I already had a couple of ‘Magswitch Mag Jigs’, see http://www.magswitch.com.au/magjigs/magjigs-2.htmlSo that was a big starting point. All I needed was a small piece of 2”X1” scrap pine and some Perspex & one of the Magswitch jigs.You could use a light metal plate instead of ...

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Turning a Cherry Bowl Part 1

10-04-2010 02:42 AM by revieck | 3 comments »

Turning a cherry plank of wood into a bowl.

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Lathe Chuck Question #1: A question about PSI lathe chucks

04-17-2010 08:30 PM by John Gray | 8 comments »

I need some advice. I’m shopping for my 1st lathe chuck and have been looking at the Barracuda2 T/N Plated Special Edition Lathe Key Chuck System from PSI. Does anyone with lathe experience have comments about this chuck? http://www.pennstateind.com/store/CSC3000CTN.htmlI’ve looked at Oneway Chucks among others and the Barracuda2 T/N comes with several accessories that have to be purchased separately with others.

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Hollow Form Turning - A Trifern Class #4: How-to video

07-12-2011 12:36 AM by trifern | 25 comments »

Here is the how-to video on hollow form turning: Trifern Hollow Form

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