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08-27-2019 01:19 AM

Tormek T8 Do they ever go on sale? - 10 replies

I just took a fantastic woodturning course from Glenn Lucas in Ireland and he recommended the Tormek T8 without reservation. I had never used one and have taken several woodturning courses and have learned to sharpen with the Oneway Wolverine jigs as well as hand sharpening on the bench grinder, but never have I had such a pleasant experience sh...

08-19-2015 09:08 PM

Help identifying this wood used to turn a bowl - 5 replies

I was able to salvage some wood from a neighbor when they took down a dead tree, but they didn’t know anything about the tree.The bulk of the wood was rotten and termites were found in portions of the trunk, but the larger limbs had some salvageable wood. I coated it with Anchorseal and a year later turned my first bowl from it.It has a be...

08-04-2015 11:31 PM

What to do with this Burl?< - 9 replies

This is my first post here.I have been woodturning for about 2 years and have really enjoyed it.A friend brought me this burl that he cut, from an oak I believe. I’ve had it for about a year and I’m now ready to do something with it. I’ve turned 15 or more bowls and a couple of hollow forms, a set of legs for a bath table and a...

10-08-2013 03:42 PM

Nova DVR XP bed extension problems - 5 replies

I bought a Nova DVR XP lathe about a year ago and just recently purchased the swing-away and bed extension so that I could turn table legs and then swing the bed extension and tail stock out of the way to turn bowls. My problem is that the tail stock works great on the main bed, but I’m having a problem moving the tail stock over the swin...

12-07-2012 07:35 PM

How to remove duct tape residue from walnut - 15 replies

A friend gave me quite a bit of rough sawn walnut that was wrapped for years in bundles with duct tape. I have removed the duct tape and most of the wood is free of the residue, but those boards on the outside of the bundle suffer from streaks of duct tape adhesive residue. I’m not sure how to handle prepping the wood. Should I run it thro...

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