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Little Staked Table #4: Turning the Legs (#0 ?)

10-06-2021 07:46 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

I turned another set of legs this morning, and figured I would take pictures and describe the process. With the square stock (5/4 square), turn it between centers to get a round tenon about 1.2” diameter on one end so I can put that in my chuck. I use a spindle gouge for that, since all I need to do it get things round and then a little more wood off. This is done with my lathe at a fairly slow speed. About 3 on the speed selector (out of 10). I do this for all four legs, as I’m...

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More Adventures into Woodturning 4

05-27-2021 01:29 AM by MrWolfe | 12 comments »

Here is an update from a few of my latest woodturning adventures.I’ve slowed down a lot in May due to a strained shoulder (probably tool related from lugging around a 45 lb air compressor). I still managed to prep some logs from an ash tree and some from a hackberry. Some of these pieces I may have shared in the last blog post on turning. They were not finished and I only am turning green wood so it takes time for the moisture content of the wood to equalize. There are a lot of lesso...

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Shop Stuff #3: Sharpening Gouges and Skews on the WorkSharp

05-24-2013 05:55 PM by SPalm | 20 comments »

This is part two on my journey of sharpening my lathe tools. The first part was a Fingernail Gouge. Now on to the standard Spindle Roughing Gouge (SRG) and a Bowl Gouge. Both of these gouges are sharpened at 45 degrees. I started out making a triangle ramp to lift the gouges at 45 degrees, with grooves to roll the gouge in, but I gave up on it for now. One problem that I had was that my roughing gouge is not a perfect circle – it is more like a smiley face. It would not roll well in the ...

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Handplanes #5: Ex Skews Me, Is that a block in your plane?

10-23-2011 03:06 AM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

It is interesting how our focus can sometimes hide things from plain site (or is it plane site?). Following up the last post in this blog series I finally found a replacement #5 for my broken one. I found it in a bunch of tools and was so focused on the #5 that I didn’t really pay much attention to the rest of the things, but took it as a whole figuring I can always use an extra tool or 2, or sell some to recoup the expense. One of those things I was planning on restoring and rese...

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Turning a Skew Handle

03-14-2011 12:07 AM by Glen Peterson | 3 comments »

My wife gave me an Alan Lacer skew for Christmas. I made an oak handle for it this afternoon and posted this Skew Handle in the projects section. It ended up being an easy and quick turning project, but I couldn’t figure out an easy to make it on my own. In any case the Alan Lacer 1 3/8” skew is a monster. The shaft is a 1/2” x 3/4” x 3” inch rectangle. I couldn’t think of an easy way to make the mortise in the handle for the tool shaft. I had dinner ...

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Spindles #2: Honing Oil Right in the FACE!

10-24-2009 03:30 AM by Lisa Chan | 5 comments »

I really like my local hardware store… Stoneway Hardware. First, the people who work there are VERY nice. One happened to go to school with my husband about 12 years ago. Another girl is super sweet. And the owner took a few minutes to personally visit with me when I mentioned at the checkout that they were going to be seeing a lot of my business in the future. I picked up a wide selection of regular ol’ sandpaper, honing oil, Howard Feed-N-Wax (Beeswax and Orange Oil), steel w...

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