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    Ditto Using Google Chrome on Windows 10 and...

    Ditto

    Using Google Chrome on Windows 10 and no add blockers.
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    I also have one, but I can no longer see them on...

    I also have one, but I can no longer see them on the Vermec website, but from my experience Enzo will do one-offs if you give him a call.
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    I'm not getting any 'in post' adds now at 10:00am...

    I'm not getting any 'in post' adds now at 10:00am on 10-11-2019.
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    Johan Welcome to the forum. It looks like a...

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    Welcome to the forum.

    It looks like a simple enough lathe to see how it works, so I expect you have a specific issue you need to solve.

    If you do have a problem with the lathe or need...
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    Agreed! Many thanks for that thorough review,...

    Agreed!

    Many thanks for that thorough review, Mick.

    It is now on my list for consideration.


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  6. Thread: riding the bevel

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    Or the inside! I may have a slightly different...

    Or the inside!

    I may have a slightly different conversation with a very experienced bowl turner off-forum but here is my on-forum contribution.

    A spindle roughing gouge works well cutting...
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    OK, did that and there was no difference, as far...

    OK, did that and there was no difference, as far as I could see, between the two grits in the finish off the tool on the piece of old hard Redgum that I had used for the endurance test.

    Here is a...
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    Perhaps, Skew, but, other than my meagre supply...

    Perhaps, Skew, but, other than my meagre supply of ebony that is measured in millimeters, you are assuming that I'm capable of getting a finish off the tool that could show up any difference...:-
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    A toolrest to die for!!! I wish someone still...

    A toolrest to die for!!!

    I wish someone still made them like that other than the Nova Woodsurfer, which is excellent for external bowl rough turning work, but not designed for internal work.
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    A late contribution to this thread. I have...

    A late contribution to this thread.

    I have posted on my experience with diamond resin matrix wheel wear in another thread.

    In summary, after 8-1/2 years of regular use I have found minimal...
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    #180 or #360 CBN grinding wheel

    Higher grit CBN grinding wheels, like #360 and #600, are becoming more available and the price on them has come down on them so that they are now comparable with the lower grit wheels like the #180....
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    You've definitely turned that fault into a...

    You've definitely turned that fault into a feature.

    Well done, Tony, a very nice piece of work!




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    I rough turned the insides of that batch of bowls...

    I rough turned the insides of that batch of bowls yesterday with the stop watch running. The 8.5" blanks that took an average 3-1/2mins to rough turn on the outside took an average 4-1/2mins to rough...
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    I'm sure you are exaggerating there, Tonzeyd, but...

    I'm sure you are exaggerating there, Tonzeyd, but one thing I have done to speed up the chucking process is to mount the chuck hex key in a reversible drill with adjustable tension. Set the tension...
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    Well, that was just the outside, including the...

    Well, that was just the outside, including the time to pre-trim on the bandsaw. But, three and half minutes for the outside if the billet is mounted straight onto the lathe.

    If the billet is a...
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    Me too, I look forward to reading you Revo 24/36...

    Me too, I look forward to reading you Revo 24/36 review Mick.
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    At last count I have 5 chainsaws, so agree with...

    At last count I have 5 chainsaws, so agree with you on their value in processing tree trunks into usable blanks.

    A bandsaw is invaluable for doing many things, but I decided a few years ago to get...
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    Likewise, Dalboy, I always use a compass or...

    Likewise, Dalboy, I always use a compass or trammel bar (for extra large blanks) to mark out the placement of the blank circles to maximise the best use of each piece of wood. You might not be able...
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    Agreed!

    Agreed!
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    Thanks for the contribution, Mick. A good...

    Thanks for the contribution, Mick.

    A good rundown there.

    Yes, as you say, the bark slows down the roughing cuts. I find the wet bark clogs the gouges so they don't cut so cleanly. I use a...
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    Likewise, I am also hesitant to post the...

    Likewise, I am also hesitant to post the following for the same reason. I did appreciate Tony sharing his interesting and challenging piece, so no disrespect to him. I also appreciated Jim's posting...
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    Bandsawing your blanks, or not

    I though it was about time I measured the difference between the time it takes to prepare a blank on the bandsaw before rough turning it and just rough turning it as it is as a half log billet. The...
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    Yes, v. good value, especially if in good...

    Yes, v. good value, especially if in good condition like that one.

    Unlike some of the modern cheapies, it will hold its value at that price should you decide to sell later to upgrade to get...
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    Woodfast have a stock of spare parts here in...

    Woodfast have a stock of spare parts here in Australia, but I've never needed any. They have always been very prompt with anything else I've ordered from them.
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    I've been using Woodfast lathes for over 50yrs...

    I've been using Woodfast lathes for over 50yrs and have no complaints.

    You won't go wrong with a Vicmarc, but you will pay more for them and I for one don't think you are getting that much more...
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    Paul - we have our own version of those here... ...

    Paul - we have our own version of those here...

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    Excellent comparative revue, Andy. Thanks for...

    Excellent comparative revue, Andy. Thanks for putting in such an effort on that. It is great to get a second opinion from an experienced turner.

    I agree with your conclusion, Andy. Other than for...
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    Here's my setup. No time at all to setup....

    Here's my setup.

    No time at all to setup. Most of the time is in making the bell mouth (in placcy or wood), but recommend that you have that whatever arrangement you come up with. I prefer to use...
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    If you have any Dremel-style die grinder bits...

    If you have any Dremel-style die grinder bits (like this) run them freewheeling against the piece using different angles of contact.

    Also, small diameter steel gears from old mechanisms are...
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    Yes, it is called 6" flexible hose. Add a...

    Yes, it is called 6" flexible hose.

    Add a bell mouth to the inlet. You can turn/make your own.

    I hook it onto the banjo and adjust its position to give optimum uptake.

    When sanding I get it...
  31. Thread: Hollowing 101

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    Hollowing 101

    Sooner or later we all have a go at doing some hollow forms...



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    But, before you rush out and buy that $500 hollowing set of tools or rig there is some basic hollowing...
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    A good thing to be reminded of that. I have at...

    A good thing to be reminded of that.

    I have at least two groups of buyers. One lot are the passing through tourists who want something more than the run of the mill souvenir for whom a crack...
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    Jerry, I find that technique you have been using...

    Jerry, I find that technique you have been using also produces some nice long oval decorative shapes...


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    But, surprisingly, as long as a piece is stabilised (particularly on the rim of...
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    Nice job, AB. I have sometimes done something...

    Nice job, AB.

    I have sometimes done something a bit similar for decorative purposes, but not as a crack repair.


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    Here is another style of crack repair that I have used a bit.
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    Here is what we did to raise the tailstock with some shim at the men's shed to bring it up into alignment...



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    Simple and effective for that lathe, which only gets a few hours work...
  36. Checking centre alignment on a new or secondhand lathe

    One of the things to check when buying a new or secondhand lathe is whether the head and tailstock centres are aligned. Centre misalignment can be a significant problem for most wood lathe...
  37. Thread: Silky Oak Bowl.

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  38. Thread: Silky Oak Bowl.

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    Geeez, Cliff, I hope you have a note for your...

    Geeez, Cliff, I hope you have a note for your extended absence from this forum....:U

    Welcome back!

    BTW - your face-whatever link is not working for me.
  39. Thread: nesting tools

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    The McNaughton system is the most versatile but...

    The McNaughton system is the most versatile but has a steeper leaning curve than the Woodcut.

    A 2HP lathe will make the task easier.

    Saving cores to make further bowls will come soon enough,...
  40. Thread: Nova Chuck

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    Vermec here in Australia will make you whatever...

    Vermec here in Australia will make you whatever thread to thread size spindle adaptor you specify and for less than Vicmarc. See here.
  41. Thread: Food safe woods

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    Exactly! Bob has hit the nail squarely on the...

    Exactly! Bob has hit the nail squarely on the head there.

    I neither claim anti-bacterial properties for the bowls I sell nor warn people that they may have small traces of toxicity. Best left...
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    ...... :wave:

    ...... :wave:
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    OK, having revisited the issue you raised with...

    OK, having revisited the issue you raised with this 'feature' of the C1000...:U

    If you ever need the toolpost to be inline with the head or tailstock centres for any reason, just spin the banjo...
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    That will go soon enough!

    That will go soon enough!
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    Uncle Al's post has made it clear that I did...

    Uncle Al's post has made it clear that I did misunderstand the problem.

    Oh well, I've provided an answer for a different problem...:rolleyes:
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    I tend to find that good woodturning gear is made...

    I tend to find that good woodturning gear is made by people who are both good engineers but who are or have been involved themselves with woodturning in some way. Many of them developed their...
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    ....as does mine. First thing to check is...

    ....as does mine.

    First thing to check is whether the lathe has twisted when relocated to your workshop. Cast iron lathes like the C1000 can twist if on an uneven floor. Place winding sticks...
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    N.S.W. Alan, should you decide to separate the lathe and...

    Alan, should you decide to separate the lathe and tools, I'm interested in the P&N roughing gouge.

    BTW, nice old lathe!
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    Yes, Mick, an inboard RH curved tool rest like...

    Yes, Mick, an inboard RH curved tool rest like that will do both the inside and outside of a bowl. Well, that is in the current era

    However, there was a time when you could only turn items up to a...
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    I have a matching pair of those (a left and...

    I have a matching pair of those (a left and right). The ones I have were made by Woodfast (still available from Woodworking Solutions). I prefer that larger round bar style.

    I rang Carbatec here...
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