Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'turning'

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How to Buy a Wood Lathe & Related Tools

05-17-2020 03:10 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I recently met with Mike Waldt, a Woodturner from the UK and we made a video together to provide advice about how to buy a wood lathe. This was our first time putting together a video where we have a discussion about tools, so let us know what you think so we can figure out if this is a useful format for viewers. Thanks. Scott Link to YouTube Video—>

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Making Wood Replacement Parts

03-07-2020 10:36 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

I recently had a customer bring me a chair to repair. It had a missing stretcher, but I didn’t worry about it since I added a lathe to my workshop last year. I also have a lot more confidence now in matching stain… and this one was spot on… the customer couldn’t pick out which stretcher I made for the chair. You can watch the process on my latest YouTube video. I make these videos to share my knowledge and teach others how to repair furniture. I hate to see woo...

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Making parts #1: Liberty Bell nib

02-13-2020 12:43 AM by Dan Krager | 3 comments »

This is a little project that takes advantage of my new to me metalworking capabilities. A few pictures along the way to making some Liberty Bell nibs and nuts. Not only are these hard to come by, they were made in an era where standardization was very local. Even matching the average of a range of sizes measured to a best fit international standard doesn’t make the nibs and nuts, new and old, interchangeable. The short of this is that while a new nib or nut might be close, the fit to...

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Small Projects #10: Lathe practice - Dog bone

02-02-2020 05:27 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

Roscoe, our English Bulldog: Has a fondness for chewing. I had recently remade the post caps for the end of the bed because the dogs had chewed the corners. I even went so far as to put brass corners on it to protect the wood: Undeterred, Roscoe thought the metal was even better to chew than the wood: He’s banished from the bed but to help with his wood gnawing compulsion (and to protect the rest of the woodwork) I turned him a nice bone out of some scrap 2×2 pine. I lef...

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Curiosity made me do it #3: Harbor Freight Coupons? Come and get them:

02-01-2020 04:25 AM by CaptainKlutz | 2 comments »

Don’t know where to stick, so here it is: If you need Harbor Freight coupons, check out this user supported Harbor Freight Coupon Database: Can search any/all coupons available from Harbor Freight.Really nice when you want a free tape measure, and you get in mail is free flashlight. :-) They even have an app for your phone!So you can sit in a favorite reading spot and search coupons for your next trip. Then store a shopping list of coupons in your sav...

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Drop Leaf Table #9: Nails and a Knob

01-07-2020 07:31 PM by Tom | 2 comments »

A few items to finish up. The drawer needs glides to ride on and keep it centered. The original that I based this on had slips of wood that were nailed together in place. So I did the same thing. It was kind of a simple pleasure to use nails for furniture assembly. Screws seem to be the go to option these days. I used Tremont cut fine finish nails and nailed them with the grain to minimize splitting potential. I also used glue. Careful not to nail through the sides! I glued a couple ...

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Moravian Workbench #4: Turning the vise screw

09-12-2019 11:52 AM by Tom | 2 comments »

Now that the vise is operational, I wanted to turn a more pleasing shape on the vise hub. The challenge is locating the turning centers for the lathe. On the screw end, there were marks that appeared to be centered, so I could use that for the drive center. However, on the hub side, it was just a smooth flat surface. I used a simple method to locate a good center. I set the hub end on a piece of plywood and nailed four brackets around the hub to restrain it from moving laterally. ...

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Skateboard ring process breakdown

07-12-2019 07:49 PM by kiwilynne | 4 comments »

A quick breakdown for Jim Jakosh and everyone else interested in how I make a skateboard ring I cut a 3×3 cm blank from the skateboard using the deck’s original thickness. I then use the scroll saw to cut off the corners and reduce some of the extra wood. I put the blank on the lathe and get it down to a bit thicker than what the final ring will be, to account for additional finishing sanding. Make sure your chisels are sharp, because if it catches it can take a go...

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Home made carbide cutter lathe tool.

06-05-2019 11:37 AM by revieck | 6 comments » my own handles for my carbide cutters lathe tools.

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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. 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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