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  1. Comfortable stools

    by , 18th Jun 2014 at 05:05 PM (The Muddleheaded Woodworker)
    It has been a long time since I have posted to this blog. That doesn't mean that I haven't been doing any woodwork. It just means that between that and all the other things in my life (work, children, rest of family), I haven't had time to do a proper write-up of my projects. However, I thought I would resume posting, because I have a new and interesting project to talk about.


    Earlier this year I took a relatively brief overseas holiday and during that break I read Christopher Schwarz's book on Campaign Furniture. One project that struck me as interesting was the camp stool. As the father of children who play sport and otherwise do outdoor activities, having a comfortable seat to sit on during those activities is highly desirable and the $9 folding chairs from the green box store tends not to be either comfortable or long-lasting.
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    Updated 16th Jul 2014 at 12:23 PM by jmk89

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  2. Lathe is finished plus three point steady

    Quote Originally Posted by fozz View Post
    Gday Folks,

    After much help from Sam-Q, NeilS, Paul39, Uncle Al, Old Croc, pjt, BobL, Mobyturns, and hughie, the Omega Lathe I've been restoring in these two threads, http://www.woodworkforums.com/177954-identifying-lathe/ and http://www.woodworkforums.com/showth...hlight=pulleys is now finally finished.

    Guys, you all have a generosity that is limitless, patience in abundance, and a willingness to help that is inspiring. Without your help over these last few months I would still have a boat anchor in the garage instead of a lathe that is everything I'd imagined it would be and for that I can't thank you enough.

    Since last posting I still wasnt happy with the rev range so I sourced a step pulley from AA Bearings in Nunawading that gives me a 4 gear range of,

    at 10hz the speeds are 58, 132, 245, 424 and
    at 70hz the
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  3. Identifying a lathe.

    Quote Originally Posted by fozz View Post
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    Good evening folks,

    I'm wondering if any of you knows what brand this lathe may be and what age it my be.
    Any information will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    Ross.
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  4. thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by azzrock View Post
    pdw thanks again for your offers and you incite regarding the lathe backing plates. very helpful.

    you see i have 1 backing plate now and i was thinking of trying to buy some of these that popoed up on the ebay
    thread.
    Faceplate Backing Plate Blank Metal Lathe Milling | eBay
    besides that i can still ring mick mollies and a few others.
    aaron
    Do you have a shaper? If you do the keyway is the least of your worries.. If you
    get stuck I can lend you a broach, I have every size up to 1". And bushes to match.
    Although as stated above you would need to make a custom bush.

    Matt
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  5. Any Wood Turners in Eastern Suburbs Melb??

    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Hi DSEL74
    When did u need the handles and how many
    I maybe able to help out in about 4 weeks time

    I just realised I really should supply some file handles for the backsaw making workshop for safety so will need about 20 of those just small functional items.

    I would like to make up an awl to use for marking where to drill the saw nuts off the templates and a sample gents saw handle as to what other saws can be made. These I'd like to be a little nicer so I can keep them as a memento.


    I also have a handful of chisels and a few files I personally need handles for since I get my tools at the flea markets on a budget.
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