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Forum topic by adot45 posted 09-22-2021 11:57 AM 352 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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adot45

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09-22-2021 11:57 AM

Got a new lathe and thought for the first project I’d make another salad bowl while the steps were still fresh in my mind. It’s the same salad bowl I just made but this one has a different design ring. It’s Rosewood and Maple.

While starting to turn the inside of the bowl the first shortcoming of the banjo/tool rest presented itself. The tool rest height adjuster is keeping the tool rest from going all the way into the bowl. I had to find a short bolt to allow the whole affair to get closer to the bowl and all the way to the bottom.

The banjo/tool rest seems to work but it is small and under built IMO.
Everything else about this lathe is really nice. It’s quiet, and well built for the most part.

So as far as tools: what should I be using to turn the inside and outside? Not that I have every tool but I did mention I have BB set and a set of BB scrapers of some sort with the rounded bottoms. None of these came very sharp so learning to sharpen has moved up the to do list as well…..

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.


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Ocelot

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#1 posted 09-22-2021 12:31 PM

Can you turn the mounting point for the tool rest around so that the clamping bolt is on the other (right) side? Are you left-handed?

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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adot45

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#2 posted 09-22-2021 01:03 PM

Can only get 3” away…run out of base.

Not left handed….trying to do the inside here, lathe is running in reverse.
If both sides of the upright were tapped it wouldn’t be a problem.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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ibewjon

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#3 posted 09-22-2021 01:19 PM

It should be easy to drill and tap another hole.

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adot45

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#4 posted 09-22-2021 01:43 PM

Yep, that’s what needs to be done to fix it. I’ve got the stuff to do it just have to get up the nerve…

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#5 posted 09-22-2021 03:00 PM

Bring me the lathe for a couple months, I will drill and tap, and you can pick it up in the spring. No charge.

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adot45

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#6 posted 09-22-2021 03:08 PM



Bring me the lathe for a couple months, I will drill and tap, and you can pick it up in the spring. No charge.

- ibewjon

Boy, as tempting as that sounded I took a stab at it. But thanks….

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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adot45

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#7 posted 09-29-2021 12:59 PM

Nearly finished, spruce up the bottom when I separate the paper glue joint. Rosewood with Maple salad bowl. Same design as the first one just a different design ring.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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HokieKen

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#8 posted 09-29-2021 01:03 PM

Beautiful bowl Dave! And nice work on the tool rest :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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adot45

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#9 posted 09-29-2021 01:20 PM

Thanks Kenny, Would you like some Rosewood Scraps for your tote, might be able to glue up something?

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#10 posted 09-29-2021 02:04 PM

I appreciate the offer Dave but I actually have quite a bit of Rosewood cutoffs I’ve collected over the years for that very purpose. Thanks though!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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