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12 hours building a chair using only hand tools

08-22-2019 06:44 PM by Nubsnstubs

From a live tree to chair in about 12 hours.

3 08-23-2019 02:06 PM
View Bruce51's profile

Old Delta Tail Stock Quill Lock Repair

08-22-2019 02:16 AM by Bruce51

I have had my old Delta lathe for over 40 years and the tail stock has always...

1 08-22-2019 03:37 PM
View DTrak's profile

Making a 20" bowl

08-19-2019 05:45 PM by DTrak

Newbie question here. Can a lathe make a 20” bowl? The ones I have seen...

10 08-21-2019 01:28 PM
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Hollow Wooden Footballs: What are the Techniques Available

08-16-2019 07:18 PM by NCSU

I am interested in turning wood footballs on my lathe. I would like to know t...

5 08-17-2019 07:55 PM
View Karda's profile

worth turning

08-17-2019 05:40 PM by Karda

Hi, I got a log that is more deteriorated than I realized. I think the wood i...

2 08-17-2019 07:22 PM
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Spike Plate

01-27-2019 05:24 PM by TheDane

Anybody seen this? It is called a ‘Spike Plate’ and was develo...

8 08-15-2019 03:13 PM
View kiwilynne's profile

Bone on a lathe?

01-24-2019 04:30 AM by kiwilynne

I generally turn wood, but I’ve been prepping some big cow bones –...

22 08-14-2019 09:55 PM
View Mike Turner's profile

Need Longer Thickness Caliper

08-12-2019 11:55 PM by Mike Turner

I love these calipers from Lee Valley but I sometimes need them to be longer....

5 08-14-2019 07:52 AM
View bbrown's profile

Production turner needed

08-13-2019 12:46 AM by bbrown

I’m making 12 chests with ball (William & Mary) feet. That’s...

4 08-13-2019 01:16 PM
View Karda's profile

bowl drying

08-05-2019 10:42 PM by Karda

Just wanted to check, I have a crotch rough turned bowl I will put in shaving...

4 08-07-2019 07:30 PM
View Jim Jakosh's profile

Open Segment Turning Layup Process-With the Stomper!!

12-20-2012 11:22 PM by Jim Jakosh

I love turning but have not yet got into segmented turning but now I just mig...

19 08-07-2019 05:57 PM
View Rink's profile

Help me identify buffing items

06-28-2019 02:59 PM by Rink

I’ve decided to improve the finish on items I’ve turned and I was looking int...

8 08-05-2019 09:33 PM
View Karda's profile

bandsaw noise

08-03-2019 06:45 AM by Karda

Hi, when I am cutting a bowl blank on mt bandsaw the blade slams into the woo...

19 08-05-2019 09:03 PM
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07-03-2019 03:17 AM by Karda

I have been told both here and in videos about bowl sanding to not use dull s...

24 08-04-2019 04:09 PM
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Beginner chisel set recommendation

06-30-2019 04:35 PM by bline22

Hello, Just got my first lathe and no very little about this but have alwa...

12 08-04-2019 01:21 PM
View Karda's profile

need tool advice

06-09-2019 03:37 AM by Karda

I am replacing my 1/2 inch bowl gouge. My 2 options are Hurricane and Sorby. ...

50 08-04-2019 08:42 AM
View ibewjon's profile

Turnings with bark

08-02-2019 03:08 PM by ibewjon

What is the best time of year to cut turning blanks from a live tree so the b...

7 08-03-2019 05:16 PM
View Rink's profile

Outboard chuck use on a large platter

08-01-2019 08:14 PM by Rink

I have a new (to me) Nova 2024. Much larger than my old 12” swing Delta...

17 08-03-2019 02:31 PM
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07-30-2019 10:54 PM by Rich L.

Hello all,I’m wondering if this old lathe might have a MT. My grandson ...

8 07-31-2019 07:47 PM
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Craftsman 351.21717 brushes

07-27-2019 12:48 AM by Anton1969

Does any one know who manufactured the motor for the craftsman lathe 351.2171...

5 07-27-2019 07:42 PM

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