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01-14-2020 04:38 PM

Vacuum chucks - 14 replies

I am considering buying or building a vacuum chuck system. What components or systems have any of you had experiance with? Should any of them be avoided? What pumps are best, least noisy?Thanks

01-09-2020 03:37 PM

Outboard tool rest - 9 replies

I plan on building a outboard tool rest. I don’t want to use set screws to hold the tool rest post because they may damage the post over time & use. Has anyone made or found a source for a devise to grip the post?The one in my banjo is great but not something I can make at home. At present I think I will attach the unit to the existing...

04-27-2019 07:47 PM

Wood source - 14 replies

I am new to the hobby and live in the desert, so wood from local trees is rare.Also I have no other local woodturners (that I have found yet) to ask advise from.Wood blanks from the online sources that I have seen so far are priced high for a beginner’s use.Where is everyone getting usable wood? Thanks

03-22-2019 02:13 AM

EWT parting tool - 16 replies

I am considering buying a EWT carbide parting toolSome of the reviews on Amazon claim the carbide tip pops out easy & won’t stay in—-others love it.I wonder if those complaining are forcing it in.Have any of you had problems with this?Are any other carbide parting tools better?Thanks


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