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Cole-jaw extenders #2: Making the extender segments

04-13-2021 09:54 PM by BuckeyeDennis | 2 comments »

These jaw extenders are so easy to make that they hardly need any instructions. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking. Cut a square piece of plywood to the desired extension-jaw diameter. This will be the diameter when the jaws are closed. Lay out centerlines, diagonals, and the OD. With the jaws fully closed, clamp the chuck and cole-jaw assembly to the workpiece, aligned as shown. Transfer the jaw-extender mounting holes to the workpiece using a transfer punch. ...

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Cole-jaw extenders #1: Fixturing an out-of-round bowl

04-06-2021 08:42 PM by BuckeyeDennis | 3 comments »

I’ve been an avid woodworking hobbyist for quite some time, but I’m still a novice when it comes to turning. On my third bowl I ran into a bit of a challenge, and came up with a workholding solution that I haven’t seen elsewhere. But I don’t know what I don’t know, so I’d appreciate any opinions and suggestions from you experienced woodturners. This particular woodworking adventure started when the rough-turned applewood bowl in the pic below dried a full ½” out of round. The tenon ...

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Journey into Woodturning #50: Cherry Bowl

03-30-2021 02:32 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

I forgot I recently turned cherry, so the video this week was done a little differently. A friend asked if I could make them a salad bowl. I grabbed a piece of wood I thought would make a great size salad bowl. I think it’s a little small for a large bowl, but they seemed to think it was a great size. I used butchers block oil for the first time and I kind of like it. It doesn’t stain the wood and looks great. Althought it might be that the cherry is so nice, it wouldn’...

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Lathe Tools

03-14-2021 01:43 AM by MrWolfe | 1 comment »

One of the coolest things about the lathe is the ability to turn handles for your tools. Here is a Swan Neck Hollowing tool I made the handle for on my Rikon 70/100 This is a cheap scraper that I reshaped for hollowing bowls. I will probably refine the shape and make the cutting part a bit smaller. And this is a texturing tool. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet but it is an easy build and uses ball bearings, a rare earth magnet and some inexpensive 1/8” burrs I bou...

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More Adventures into Woodturning 2

03-14-2021 12:37 AM by MrWolfe | 5 comments »

My PM 2014 shipped almost 7 weeks sooner than WoodCraft said it would. Which is great, except that I had planned on creating an outdoor workbench on my deck. That was one of the factors that steered me towards the PM 2014 along with many more reasons. It is small enough to set up and tear down in 15 minutes. One thing I had to do last week was shore up part of the deck I intended to use as a work area. I also put a 12’ x 12’ roof centered over the workbench I was going to build. T...

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Grapes & Vines, Carving & Marquetry #2: Table Legs Turned on the Lathe

03-13-2021 08:56 PM by Dennis Zongker | 6 comments »

Here is a drawing and some step pictures on how to duplicate 3 elegant back legs to a hallway table that I am making. The table and legs will be made out of genuine mahogany which is a perfect wood for making furniture, carving, and turning, etc. Thank you for looking!

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Nick Zammeti Inspired Walnut Clock.

03-01-2021 12:19 AM by revieck | 1 comment »

https://youtu.be/5gJvuqxnHVo In this video, I turn a walnut and epoxy resin clock, inspired by Nick Zammeti. I used clock parts and walnut purchased at a estate auction. Clock mechanism and hands from Hobby Lobby.

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More Adventures into Woodturning

02-27-2021 10:37 PM by MrWolfe | 7 comments »

Here is an update on some of my woodturning adventures. I had not heard of the term “Flatwork” until I started posting on a woodturning forum. Its what we all do here on LumberJocks (except for the woodturners). I felt I was carving a niche of my own in my flatwork so its different to set that aside for the time being and to just embrace being an absolute beginner. Well, almost absolute beginner. I played around with an old Sears 12 inch lathe about fifteen years ago. I made...

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Striped rolling pin #3: The turn...

02-24-2021 04:09 AM by BillGo | 1 comment »

Much better…. As you can see after the cleanup, the pieces are much more consistent: The pieces were .75” square. Notice that this means that when the blank is turned, the corners of the dark pieces will be taken off first, and the width of the dark pieces will be wider than the white. But as the diameter shrinks, the width of the dark pieces will get narrower, and the white pieces will remain constant. The stripes were equal width at 1.9”. You can also see th...

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Striped rolling pin #1: Striped Roling Pin

02-22-2021 04:17 AM by BillGo | 0 comments »

I have been experimenting with making a striped rolling pin. I am bummed that I did not take a picture of the blank I started with. It was a piece of maple the full width in the middle, with three square pieces, walnut, maple, walnut on top and bottom. 21” long, and if you look at the end, it looks like a white ”+” with dark corners. The rolling pins I was going for, were 1.75” diameter, with tapered ends. I was trying to make the black and white stripes of equal si...

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