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  1. Thread: Sharpening jig

    by NeilS
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    I suggest you watch Doug Thompson's video. ...

    I suggest you watch Doug Thompson's video.

    Sharpening - Thompson Tools
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    Some turners like to do the final cut on the ...

    Some turners like to do the final cut on the outside of their bowls with a bottom feeder ground gouge US using a shear cut. They roll the gouge onto its side and cut at the tip.

    Others use a...
  3. Good suggestions, thanks, Alan.

    Good suggestions, thanks, Alan.
  4. Chris - I have taken careful note of your...

    Chris - I have taken careful note of your comment.

    I acknowledge your expertise in this matter and may need to consult with you further.
  5. Kryn, the widest roll is 1550 mm with the 3:1...

    Kryn, the widest roll is 1550 mm with the 3:1 ratio cone. The shorter 1.64:1 cone only needs to roll 877 mm wide.
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    Cyclone - possible build in Adelaide

    I have started a thread over in the Dust Extraction forum on whether to buy a cyclone from interstate or build one in Adelaide. I'm posting a cross link here in case the members on this forum might...
  7. Cyclone - deciding whether to buy from interstate or build in Adelaide

    I'm about to get another cyclone but haven't quite decided whether to build or buy.

    Some years ago now I built a couple on the Pentz cone ratio of 3:1 out of galvo sheet metal and I have been very...
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    Second that! Sent from my ZTE T84 using...

    Second that!



    Sent from my ZTE T84 using Tapatalk
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    Yes and yes! But, if it is not working for you...

    Yes and yes!

    But, if it is not working for you after a reasonable time try something different. It can be hard to unlearn an entrenched practice.

    This raises the benefit of learning from...
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    Almost all of my bowl gouges have a 65 nose...

    Almost all of my bowl gouges have a 65 nose bevel angle with swept back Ellsworth style wings. I do everything with them including the inside bottom of bows.

    Bottom feeder gouges range between...
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    Luke's question was about spindle turning rests,...

    Luke's question was about spindle turning rests, so I left the spindle turners to reply.

    However, I point out that when bowl turning the rest can get a hammering, particularly when turning large...
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    If you can't readily buy one, the jig is a simple...

    If you can't readily buy one, the jig is a simple affair that you could just make yourself.


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    A machine thread fits in the end of the shaft to hold the cutter. You might even find an...
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    That looks like the older Munro Mega hollower. ...

    That looks like the older Munro Mega hollower.

    Jim at Carroll's can probably help with a replacement tip.

    CWS Store - Rolly Munro Hollowing Tools

    Do you have the jig to sharpen those round...
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    Here we are Don... Iyoroi Oire-Nomi Bench...

    Here we are Don...

    Iyoroi Oire-Nomi Bench Chisels

    Iyoroi go all the way from those good serviceable bench chisels like the ones you posted to exotics like these...

    Japan Tool - Chisels -...
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    I never hone my bevels, just the flutes and only...

    I never hone my bevels, just the flutes and only once, well the first inch or so to begin with. Like you, I also use my BGs straight off the diamond grinding wheel which is somewhere in the #280...
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    Righty-o, Hughie. However, I wasn't thinking...

    Righty-o, Hughie.

    However, I wasn't thinking along the lines of the Thompson bulk buy that Ern and I coordinated back in 2009 & 2010. That was understandably a bigger deal as we didn't have much...
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    Slight problem there, Skew... I sleep with it...

    Slight problem there, Skew... I sleep with it under my pillow...:-

    I'm thinking of putting an order in for some additional tools from D-way. The shipping to Australia is the killer with just one...
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    P&Ns were excellent value and they did M2 HSS as...

    P&Ns were excellent value and they did M2 HSS as well as any. They did only go up to a max of 65HRC, so not as high and durable as the newer HSS hybrids, but none the less very good workhorses for...
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    Here we are.. 457374 457375 And...

    Here we are..


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    And below in comparison from left to right; Thompson, Ellsworth (made by Crown, I think), D-way and Henry Taylor.
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    If I could only have one gouge

    As most of you probably know, I have and regularly use bowl gouges made by most of the major brands, with just a few exceptions. With some brands, and in particular with the late comers, their...
  21. Thread: Four Bowls.

    by NeilS
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    The buyer should take at least three of those,...

    The buyer should take at least three of those, one for each of the three galleries...:2tsup:

    I like to have at least one larger piece among my pieces in the gallery. It draws the eye to my display...
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    Robo Hippy (Reed Gray) who was one of the first...

    Robo Hippy (Reed Gray) who was one of the first woodturners I know of to start using CBN wheels to sharpen our tools told us way back then that they would be aggressive to begin with but then settle...
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    With the wide al-ox wheels that a have a recess...

    With the wide al-ox wheels that a have a recess (like these) I just added pieces of lead to the rear (the inside concave back) and moved those around until I got balance, first with blue tack until I...
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    I can get up to 18"/460mm OD bowls with the big...

    I can get up to 18"/460mm OD bowls with the big set of McNaughton corers. If I remember correctly, the ID ends up at about 15.5", which leaves a fair bit of meat for warping. As far as I know, no...
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    Was looking good as a hollow form before that! ...

    Was looking good as a hollow form before that!

    But, whoever gets that bowl will never know.

    My thickness gauge gets a good workout with hollow forms...: ~}


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  26. Thread: Blackwood bowl

    by NeilS
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    Agreed, and one of the nicest turning woods we...

    Agreed, and one of the nicest turning woods we have here in the Adelaide Hills.

    Same happened with Australian red cedar back in the day when it was commercially milled. Sawmill workers died in...
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    I'm not sure that I would go as far as that,...

    I'm not sure that I would go as far as that, Mick...:U

    But what I can say is that last year I spent ten days with a bunch of the best woodturners in the world who had hundreds of turning tools...
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    All very good additional advice from Andy. ...

    All very good additional advice from Andy.

    Most parting tools have handle lengths suitable for spindle turning and shallow plunge cuts. As Andy points out, when used for deep plunging cuts you...
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    OK, photo is up now, it did happen, and by all...

    OK, photo is up now, it did happen, and by all accounts a great day.

    Well done Cal and fellow crow-eaters.
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    Yes, they are also here. Like a virus, Easy Wood...

    Yes, they are also here. Like a virus, Easy Wood Tools have spread everywhere. They seem to spread by infecting the novice and stifling their turning development from there on.

    They are just a...
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    Without corers, I would attempt to use my diamond...

    Without corers, I would attempt to use my diamond profile parting tool (Sorby) to core out a shallow cone. The diamond profile is less prone to binding. I would still open the width of the cut just...
  32. Thread: First chuck

    by NeilS
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    Vicmarc or Nova? I have about a half dozen of...

    Vicmarc or Nova?

    I have about a half dozen of each.

    I've never had any trouble with any of them.

    Each make has its strengths and weakness, and IMO there isn't much between them. Both are...
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    If there are no photos it didn't happen...:U

    If there are no photos it didn't happen...:U
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    Fair comment Old Croc. I guess that is what...

    Fair comment Old Croc.

    I guess that is what awaits all of us if we go the distance...:rolleyes:
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    If I was handed what you have now as a blank I...

    If I was handed what you have now as a blank I would turn it into two nice shaped bowls. Part the top one off along the line of the arrows and go on from there.


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    Your wife won't get a...
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    If it is a Bill Pentz design (as I understand the...

    If it is a Bill Pentz design (as I understand the Clearview is) I expect exhausted dust will not be an issue.

    See my observations on that here. Also, see my air quality (dust particle) readings...
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    With very heavy/large blanks I screw those to a...

    With very heavy/large blanks I screw those to a faceplate or ring and turn outside first.

    Then move to jaws for holding the outside while turning inside.

    The jaw size is an important factor.
    ...
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    I also prefer hollowers that slice (like Woodcut...

    I also prefer hollowers that slice (like Woodcut and Munro) for the bulk of the hollowing task. Many other makes use scraper tips of one sort or another. That's OK if you like to turn that way, it's...
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    I added a bicycle handlebar side extensions (like...

    I added a bicycle handlebar side extensions (like this) to one of my first hollowers and that helped to control any tendency to rotate. Something like that could be added to any freehand hollower.
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    I'll be an apology for this time, but may be able...

    I'll be an apology for this time, but may be able to make it on a future occasion.

    All the very best for the day.
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    Exactly. And, as the post is held in the tool...

    Exactly.

    And, as the post is held in the tool rest banjo, you can also manoeuvre that around to preposition the gate. As you can see from the image, there are also a number of holes along the bar...
  42. Thread: Lathe Decisions

    by NeilS
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    Last year I spent ten days with some of the best...

    Last year I spent ten days with some of the best woodturners in the world where two of the workshops were equipped with Record lathes like that. Many of those highly experienced turners have Vicmarc...
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    After trying few different ones, my preference is...

    After trying few different ones, my preference is for the Woodcut power head.

    See if you can try a few before you buy to see what works for you. If you lived a bit closer you could borrow some of...
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    I had occasion to look inside the drop bag below...

    I had occasion to look inside the drop bag below my filter this last week; the second time in 13 years.

    This is what I found....

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    B-all of b-all, and no, I didn't find the 50c piece in...
  45. They say you only need to buy (or borrow) one...

    They say you only need to buy (or borrow) one pair of tongs... as blacksmiths make their own and only need one pair to get going, but don't ask me how the very first pair got made. The blacksmith's...
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    I've used various components of the Arbortech...

    I've used various components of the Arbortech kit, which works OK.

    https://www.justtools.com.au/brands/arbortech/
  47. Thread: missing jaws

    by NeilS
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    Ted, I'll have a look next time I'm around at my...

    Ted, I'll have a look next time I'm around at my workshop.

    If it was Nova I could probably help out. All of my Nova chucks came with a set of 50mm jaws, most of which have never been used.

    By...
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    OK, so quite similar to the current Woodfast. ...

    OK, so quite similar to the current Woodfast.

    https://www.cwsonline.com.au/shop/item/woodfast-m910-lathe

    Yours probably has a 1/2 HP less power and less swing over bed, but otherwise very...
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    Woodfast stamped the manufacture year date on the...

    Woodfast stamped the manufacture year date on the very end of the bed (on the tailstock end of the rail, not on top of ways). That bit of information will be useful in addition to model number if you...
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    See my post here...

    See my post here.
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