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12-14-2013 06:12 PM

Friend looking for mini lathe advice - 1 reply

A buddy of mine (same fellow asking about band saws) is thinking of getting a mini lathe for his wife. Has to be a mini but can have ability to be extended. He’s thinking of the Nova Comet II; does anyone have any insight on this model? Or any other suggestions in the same price range? Thanks in advance

12-11-2013 04:50 PM

friend looking for advice on benchtop bandsaw - 6 replies

A friend of mine on another forum is asking about good options for a bandsaw- his post: ”I need a good bench top wood cutting bandsaw, one which will cut straight lines when I need it too. The Craftsmans I have now the blade will start making a turn in the wood no matter what I do to adjust it. I would like to keep it under $350.00̶...

10-08-2013 03:18 AM

help / advice on turning inside of a bowl - 6 replies

Hello all, It’s been about 16 years since I last turned a piece of wood on a lathe, and it seems to me it used to be a lot easier to clear out the inside of a bowl way back then. Here’s where I’m at, in no particular order:-about 8” diameter piece (about the same length)-wood unknown but seems like pine or maybe fir...

09-29-2013 11:30 PM

tool brag - I cannot believe the deal I just got on this lathe! - 17 replies

My lovely wife Sherri has some incredible friends. One of those friends just happens to be married to a professional and lifelong woodworker, Mark. Today, Sherri’s friend asked if I’d be interested in purchasing Marks old lathe, as he ended up buying another larger one. If I wasn’t interested in it the old lathe was going on Ki...

03-14-2013 11:45 PM

Lee Valley Free Shipping March 14 - 25 2013 (orders over $40, Con. USA & CAN) - 6 replies

Like the title says- Lee Valley has another free shipping deal – (I have no affiliation – just a guy who likes to share a deal :) )cheers all!

03-13-2013 08:01 PM

plain sawn yield any quater or rift sawn type board? - 9 replies

Am I thinking of this right? If a board is plain sawn does the centermost board (the one which is cut closest to the diameter line) exhibit the features of a quarter or rift sawn board? Perhaps if this board is ripped in half each length would be so? Or is there something I’m getting mixed up on? Using these diagrams to differentiate qu...

02-20-2013 05:31 AM

They got me again! Wandered into store = what can you tell me about this block planer? - 2 replies

(Sorry ‘bout the rambling below. If you want to skip it my questions are: whaddya think about this planer for under $20? What is the other mouth for and how should I set this up for proper use?) Why do we do it? Don’t answer that. I know why. Because we are hooked on tools- that’s why! So today after work I did two fun wo...

02-12-2013 01:48 AM

recommendations for online bandsaw blade sellers? - 44 replies

Can anyone recommend decent online sellers for bandsaw blades? In particular Canadian sellers would be great but I’ll take any suggestions for sellers who will ship to Ontario Canada. I have searched several online offereings but of course would appreciate thoughts from members here with firsthand experience.

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