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  1. Gun Coat Racks, or Coat Racks with Guns?

    Making up some gun coat racks for my up and coming Alumni meeting tomorrow. I take an old rough board, sand it only enough to take the sharpness away from it, color the edges with spray paint on some and finish them in low sheen lacquer. I have these reject gun stocks and plane off one side...
  2. Walnut and Epoxy Hybrid Pool Cue

    Being an avid pool player and as i got better and better on my lathe I was approached about doing something that was on my to do list for a long time. A Pool Cue. I had been working on the plans and best way to make an epoxy hybrid pool cue for a long time. So I leaped at the opportunity to make...
  3. Carbide Lathe Tools - 2nd Try....

    Last week I posted my first try at building one of these - got some good advice that the proportions were wrong, so made the adjustments and finished all 3. A friend of mine did the machining for HSS shafts and used Easy Wood Tools carbide inserts for the cutters. The handles are hard maple...
  4. Sofa Table

    Pic 1) After assembly of raised top I didn't like the appeal but it was already glued together(hehe,,see those clamps,,) Pic 2)After routing the edges of the Oak in the center,I made Ash trim for the perimeter(The last of the Ash I had left from the tree downed years back in town:( Once the...
  5. Sharpening Jig/workstation

    I built my own fingernail grind jig based on the King Heiple design on fine woodworking. It is a fingernail grind sharpening station, mounted under my grinder and installed on the wall in my shop.
  6. Bevel gauge from a ruler

    Watch as I turn a metal ruler into a bevel gauge, for simplicity I did not making it sliding but you could easily drill two holes and cut a slot with a rotary tool (dremel) and a cutting disk. build video HERE Thanks for checking it out if you enjoyed this project please consider sharing...
  7. Lathe Chisel Handles

    I was just out in my shop, so I brought these in to get some pictures. The back three are Ash, & the front one is Apple. The original handles were kind of small for my big mitts. I have three more left to make. By the way, these are Record, Lathe Chisels. Boy do these ever work great. It's the...
  8. Lathe tool holder

    Finally got around to makiing this project. Been wanting to get to this since October. Nice winter weekend project. (Also showing the snow we had this week). Sides and shelves are 3/4" MDF, back is 5/8" plywood, front face is scrap walnut. Painted white (still drying) and wipe-on poly finish...
  9. Lathe Tools made from my turned handles, carbide tips and tip holders.

    They work great and are comfortable to my hands. I'm pretty sure I have less than $30 in each of them. The next ones will have holders I make, so the cost will be a bit less. The 3/8" round holders are interference fitted into the handles (no glue required). The 3/8" and 1/2" square holders...
  10. Atlanta Falcons-Themed Wooden Ice Chest for Sterling

    A friend hired me to build her a wooden ice chest for her son-in-law, who is a huge Atlanta Falcons fan, so I had just the design in mind. It's nothing fancy, and she didn't want anything fancy, but it's very sturdy and since it's made from pallet wood and has several coats of Thompson's...
  11. Home made hollowing tool

    This is a follow up to this project which you can see here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/14258 I chose 2×2 billet of hard maple to make the handle for the hollowing tool that I made in the above project. A 3/4" brass threaded plumbing endcap was used to make the ferrule. Brass turns well...
  12. Lathe tool rack

    I have been in shop upgrade mode lately. This should be a big hit around here. My design skills are primitive at best. I made a mockup out of 2×4"s, decided what I liked and didn't, this is the result. I'm not worried about it falling over, the base is twice as wide as the top. The legs are...
  13. Woodturning
    I have the Robert Sorby carbide tool with the interchangeable cutters. I don't seem to do well with it. Maybe I need more practice. I don't care for the distance from the wood required by the 'head'. I did't go with EWT in the first place as they seemed to pricey. Now I think I might like...
  14. Woodturning
    I have been in the contracting/renovations / designs for over 40 years but since retiring I've been diddling around in my wood shop. During all of my working career I never had to use a lathe but now I have 2 of them in my shop. I thought I'd ask around here how come lathe tools are so damned...
  15. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hi All; I was on the phone with Karson this morning talking about a new tool he bought for an upcoming project he's planing. It's a Foredom carving system. It's basically a small router which uses small bits. The shanks on these bits are about an 1/8" in diameter.(actually there are three...
  16. Woodturning
    Just to preface this I am very new to wood turning. I made a segmented bowl blank (4 in diameter) very easily, however when I went to turn the inside of it I could not take off any wood or it would fly off the lathe. I used Douglas fir, I have a jet 12in lathe and I have tried to used a full...
  17. Hand Tools
    Hey guys and gals, So, my Father's day present to myself yesterday was to spend about 10 hours in the shop. I had been wanting to throw together a pole lathe for fun, so I did just that. I've never turned except for a minute or two on a friend's lathe once. The lathe worked pretty well, and it...
  18. Woodturning
    My BB bowl gouges are in need of replacement.It seems they are not holding an edge as long as they used to. I came across these bowl gauges now being offered by Robust http://www.turnrobust.com/product/turners-edge/ Does anyone have any experience with these?.Thanks.
  19. Woodturning
    Hi all, I have a vintage Craftsman 9" lathe that's been sitting unused in my garage for a few years, and I'm ready to move it along to someone who might get some use out of it. Unfortunately I don't really know how to value it price wise. I'm looking for advice from those of you who might...
  20. Woodturning
    New at wood turning and have a basic 8 piece tool set that I bought off of Amazon. I'm ready to purchase some bowl gages and have wondered about yellowhammer and hurricane gouges. I find that hurricane are made in Sheffield England but can't find out where yellowhammer tools are made and I...
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