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    . Here you fool proof, even I can do it....

    . Here you fool proof, even I can do it....
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    Search "lathe semaphore jig" and look at the...

    Search "lathe semaphore jig" and look at the images on Google. It is jig with a series of arms that fall when you reach the desired/diameter. I used one and cut my tenon a little big, so that...
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    I used maple, which was a mistake since it was a...

    I used maple, which was a mistake since it was a light colored wood. The sun treated flax oil and beeswax is also my go to finish for tool handles.
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    Yes, used coffee in both, but at first I did the...

    Yes, used coffee in both, but at first I did the seal with the oil and beeswax, let them dry then poured hot water in them. Some of the mix will come loose, but after that I just poured hot coffee...
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    I used a mixture of 1 oz beeswax to 1 cup mineral...

    I used a mixture of 1 oz beeswax to 1 cup mineral oil. Heat the oil and add the beeswax, stir until melted. Wipe the inside of the mug, the oil will soak in with the beeswax. Wipe the inside, let...
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    Here is an idea, drill the hole through with the...

    Here is an idea, drill the hole through with the drill press. Then make one of gadgets on post 13 of this thread. ...
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    You have what I would call a good boat anchor. ...

    You have what I would call a good boat anchor. If you have big boat it would make a good anchor. Almost any money you spend on chucks and attachments are not going to fit most of the better lathes...
  8. Thread: Game call?

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    You can check with these 2 to see if they ship...

    You can check with these 2 to see if they ship overseas, THO Game Calls Supply Store and https://allpredatorcalls.com/bulk-reeds/
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    Today the turners don't learn about what all that...

    Today the turners don't learn about what all that can be done on a lathe. If you throw a new technique at them that doesn't use all of the modern conveniences of chucks, specialized spur drives and...
  10. Thread: Lathe speed

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    I think I would spray each of the pulley shafts...

    I think I would spray each of the pulley shafts with some WD40 to see if that will loosen up some of that gunk. Then see if you bump the pulley on the shaft by hand to get them loose on the shaft.
  11. I agree, it is a waste of time to hone...

    I agree, it is a waste of time to hone woodturning chisels.
  12. After reading this thread a couple of times,...

    After reading this thread a couple of times, instead of drilling and tapping for threading the blank to the spindle to make the jam chuck. Get a 2MT threaded arbor like in the attached picture. ...
  13. Drill the hole, using a homemade jam chuck for...

    Drill the hole, using a homemade jam chuck for the headstock and same to fit your live center. I take a 2x2x6 blank of hardwood, drill and tap one end to fit my spindle, turn the center 3" to the...
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    I like it as it is. The frame idea would also...

    I like it as it is. The frame idea would also work. I have gotten lazy in my old age, I would have done the flutes wider and shallower, that would cut down on the time invested.
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    I drill mine. I start with cedar fence posts and...

    I drill mine. I start with cedar fence posts and stays, I buy the rejects at the farm supply, they are about 5 foot long. The stays are about 2 inches in diameter, I cut them about 4" to 5" long,...
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    If I were to add candles, I would use the light...

    If I were to add candles, I would use the light candles, and make a small wood holder for them to sit in. Similar to this, but more rounded....
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    From what I can tell he is using a Cuesmith Pool...

    From what I can tell he is using a Cuesmith Pool Cue Lathe, like this one. https://www.cuesmith.com/deluxe-cue-smithtm-cue-lathe.html

    The taper attachment that the router mounts to controls the...
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    A photo example of something similar of what you...

    A photo example of something similar of what you are wanting to do would help. The thing about caving is that fast or quick usually doesn't happen. Even the simplest embellishment takes the time...
  19. I think it was about $700 US dollars when it...

    I think it was about $700 US dollars when it sold, I also believe at onetime Sorby was selling them, but that is a very old guess from memory. The only other info I have is this. ...
  20. Or, take a flat board, about 8" square. Drill...

    Or, take a flat board, about 8" square. Drill your rings using a hole saw, drilling both the outside and inside rings leaving it rough size. In the center of the 8x8, drill a hole with the outside...
  21. Make a similar chuck to the expanding mandrel I...

    Make a similar chuck to the expanding mandrel I described above But make it a 4 jaw collet chuck. Use a hole saw to cut your circles so that they are exactly the same size each time. In the end...
  22. I would drill the center hole using a 4 jaw chuck...

    I would drill the center hole using a 4 jaw chuck and finish the inside of the circle,

    Then I would make an expanding mandrel like this to finish the outsides of the circles.
    ...
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    That is an amazing piece of engineering.

    That is an amazing piece of engineering.
  24. Have you considered a homemade lathe made out of...

    Have you considered a homemade lathe made out of wood? Such as this one? http://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/TreadleLathe.pdf
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    Do some research on "fishing lure duplicators". ...

    Do some research on "fishing lure duplicators". They are smaller versions of what you are looking to find, bit the size will transfer to larger items. Here is a You Tube. ...
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    Check this one out from IAP. ...

    Check this one out from IAP. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f30/shop-made-threading-jig-131095/

    A quick Google search of "wood lathe thread cutting jigs" both as web search and the n gong to...
  27. Thread: Lathe jigs

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    Here is a good place to start with. ...

    Here is a good place to start with. http://www.woodturningonline.com/assets/turning_articles/lathe_mounted_drum_sander/lathe_mounted_drum_sander.html


    Here is the one I made, mine is not as...
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    I use PVC pipe, cheap and easily worked. If you...

    I use PVC pipe, cheap and easily worked. If you want, you can even polish them up and they look like ivory. I make them to press fit, the glue and pin in place with 1/8" diameter brass pins.
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    For those that would like the plans to make this,...

    For those that would like the plans to make this, Google "offset pendant chuck by David Mueller", there is a pdf on the Internet on it's construction.
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    This is the "headstock" as of today. The white...

    This is the "headstock" as of today. The white disc will be a rosette if and when I figure out how to cut it. I have a steering wheel that I will add to rotate it when I get that far. This will...
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    I haven't taken any pics yet. A cold front moved...

    I haven't taken any pics yet. A cold front moved through and for 3 days we have been in the low 20's, but I will get pics the next time it warms up.

    I have some hard plastic cutting boards that...
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    Starting to come together, the headstock part is...

    Starting to come together, the headstock part is semi complete. Does anyone have pics of how they made their rosettes so that they are equal in all measurements? Did you draw them off and the cut...
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    You will be better off if you can get the spur...

    You will be better off if you can get the spur drive off and thread the jig on the lathe. That way it will always be correct when you put it on the lathe.
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    I forgot, you can also drill and tap so that you...

    I forgot, you can also drill and tap so that you can screw it on the headstock if you can get the spur drive off.
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    You can turn a blank between centers and turn the...

    You can turn a blank between centers and turn the middle part to the diameter of the hole in your reel seat handle. Then cut that blank in 2 pieces, the should look like this.
    ...
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    Before Richard Joyner came out with his chuck...

    Before Richard Joyner came out with his chuck people were suing Corian to make a similar offset chuck using a PSI Bottle Stopper chuck as the mounting unit. First a 3x3x.5 blank of Corian was...
  37. I know which forum and thread this discussion was...

    I know which forum and thread this discussion was started over, I a part of that discussion. First there were accusations being made that there was no credit given to the original artist. Even...
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    Thanks, now I know what loco horn blocks are. I...

    Thanks, now I know what loco horn blocks are. I am sure I will use maple for the trial set up, then use mesquite for my final version. I been thinking, I have some acetyl, I may go ahead and make...
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    Oil? I have no clue, I just remembered an old...

    Oil? I have no clue, I just remembered an old lathe my grandpa had that was out of maple that the spindle was secured in a maple headstock and had an oil hole.

    The spindle shaft has a hole...
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    I am lost on "loco horn blocks", what are they? ...

    I am lost on "loco horn blocks", what are they?

    Thanks
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    Thanks for the replies, if Tim Peasly's works...

    Thanks for the replies, if Tim Peasly's works without bearings mine should also be good to go, No metal to metal contact, I had planned on using maple as my uprights and giving the hole where the...
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    Lathe Spindle

    I got hold of a old used lathe spindle that is 1" diameter, has 1-8TPI threads on the end with a 2MT socket. No bearings came with it, do I need the bearings since I plan on building an OT based on...
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    Nice set up.

    Nice set up.
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    For the the last 12 years I have had my lathe...

    For the the last 12 years I have had my lathe sitting on a desk with me sitting on a bar stool. The stool puts me at the right height that I only occasionally have to stand. I don't actually sit on...
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    My sister ordered one of his "kits", the copper...

    My sister ordered one of his "kits", the copper core and a piece of stabilized wood. I haven't a clue as to what she paid, but I got the honor of putting it all together. It is a work of art, as a...
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    That is what I was looking for. Thanks!!!!

    That is what I was looking for.

    Thanks!!!!
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    Jig for Decorative Cuts with a Router

    I have seen an advertisement for a DVD that shows how to build a jig to cut grooves in turned bowls. It uses aircraft type cable to operate the pulleys and wheels to turn the bowl while it is...
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    I found a couple on the US Ebay site, one is $70...

    I found a couple on the US Ebay site, one is $70 USD plus shipping, the other is from the UK, approximately $45 USD with the shipping.

    DORMER E536 TAP 1" - 10 BSF No3 Bottom Tap | eBay
  49. Thread: Kaos

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    It gets better each time I come back to look at...

    It gets better each time I come back to look at it.
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    Those are some nice looking pens!

    Those are some nice looking pens!
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