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    With cast or mild steel rests I draw file the top...

    With cast or mild steel rests I draw file the top edge twice a year with a mill file it keeps them smooth
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    Another good ceramic mechanism are the crank...

    Another good ceramic mechanism are the crank handle mini grinders from pops shed, only down side was getting the imperial drill bits.
    Crush grind are great too and the woodcut mill is also a time...
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    I'm still spindle turning on a teknatool TL1000...

    I'm still spindle turning on a teknatool TL1000 that I modified by putting a 1.8 metre bar for the bed.
    Longer would be better as I do the odd post for staircases and verandah post.
    But its been...
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    I make pin gauges out of 3 to 5mm steel, I also...

    I make pin gauges out of 3 to 5mm steel, I also bought a number punch so I know what the sizes are.

    If you have a hacksaw, file and verniers they are worth making.
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    One flaw of the Bonham chuck is no stop screw to...

    One flaw of the Bonham chuck is no stop screw to stop it happening..
    I have not been on here in a long while,
    Have you got it sorted
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    Yes it can be done, if you turn it in sections...

    Yes it can be done, if you turn it in sections you could pre drill one and turn a pin to fit for gluing together, but you will need a long clamp once you get to the end gluing.

    Or turn it in one...
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    I draw file my toolrests at least once a year.

    I draw file my toolrests at least once a year.
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    I get my tame metal worker to weld up the steel...

    I get my tame metal worker to weld up the steel which consists of bright bar for the tool posts and 50 by 10 mm for the rest.
    I'm turning on an old teknatool TL1000 stretched to 1.8 metres. I...
  9. I have turned a few for local spinners, if you...

    I have turned a few for local spinners, if you wanted to send drawings with measurements. E.g the diameter of hole for shaft, diameter of disc's on ends and diameter of bobbins shaft.
  10. Thread: balance jig

    by chuck1
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    When I made them I cut the disc drilled a hole in...

    When I made them I cut the disc drilled a hole in centre, I then cut bandsawed shaft blank.
    I then turned the shaft to a tough cylinder and sized shaft for whorl hole 7mm leaving a shoulder for...
  11. If it came with a comfortable handle it stayed,...

    If it came with a comfortable handle it stayed, though most of my tools have handles I turned.
    The most comfortable handle I bought was a P&N.
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    I have one, I have actually wedged the bed so I...

    I have one, I have actually wedged the bed so I won't swing.
    Some days I like the tailstock others I hate it. It's great when boring.
    I don't regret buying it and it copes with all the turning I...
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    When I did my apprenticeship in woodturning at...

    When I did my apprenticeship in woodturning at lidcombe tafe there was 3 apprentice's including myself the rest of the class was some retired guys and some guys that could turn that wanted there...
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    It was ok doing the bearings $13 each at...

    It was ok doing the bearings $13 each at engineering shop here and my trusty 6 tonne press. And 20 minutes
    My lathe had an easy life till I bought it!
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    That would of been bare lathe price, they were...

    That would of been bare lathe price, they were abit more in the late 80's till they changed models to the round twin bars.
    I was lucky as I got chuck, chisels, drill chuck and other things with the...
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    I saw the shape on line, the red gum is abit...

    I saw the shape on line, the red gum is abit chunky but will see how they go
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    Not many people like them these days because of...

    Not many people like them these days because of the bed. But for 800 bucks where are you going to get a lathe this long:-D

    I have a leady lathe for smaller work
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    I have some framing pine to put between floor and...

    I have some framing pine to put between floor and bed if needs be. I used the headstocks to save having to get nuts welded in the end of steel bar for that silly bolt on foot.
    The steel stand is...
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    That's where I did my apprenticeship, I remember...

    That's where I did my apprenticeship, I remember we used about 8 metres of that big lathe.
    I wanted to go longer but I was just using what I had on hand and had to get my tame metal worker to weld...
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    extended teknatool

    I finally started extending the old teknatool I can now turn about 1.7 metres long.
    I used two headstocks and my first turning was a 1.4 newel post to give it a rest run.
    All went well, I didn't...
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    Osmo oil raw 2% white on the bowl and raw on the...

    Osmo oil raw 2% white on the bowl and raw on the platter I think my friend had some that they put on it for me it took about 10 minutes to apply 2 coats as it was a warm day
    I'm going buy some...
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    turning some items

    Hi all, I have been doing some turning American ash bowl and platter the bowl is 207 diameter and 60 mm deep the platter is 340 diameter and 24 mm deep finished with Osmo oil.
    And some salt and...
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    Well I'm still turning sharpening old school with...

    Well I'm still turning sharpening old school with a few new tools thrown in, there is a few good ideas on the net and some fools making videos with bad techniques.
  24. This will call for some old fashioned friction...

    This will call for some old fashioned friction chucking with scrafical timber , I usually use my 3/8 detail gouge
    I have not got any photos sorry, maybe google turned bangles?
  25. Thread: changing hands

    by chuck1
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    I did the nsw tafe woodturning course and our...

    I did the nsw tafe woodturning course and our teacher said there wasn't any left handers he had taught. .
    I personally don't change hands and at the end of my apprenticeship could turn 28 to 35...
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    Have you tried bohilert, think that is spelt...

    Have you tried bohilert, think that is spelt wrong German toolsteel S600 I have a few skews made out of it.
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    I had to make mine and it was out of a nice bit...

    I had to make mine and it was out of a nice bit of tool steel. Only use it for planning cuts as it has a 70 degree skew. With 25 degree bevels.
    It has scared the God squad away from my house as I...
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    Ido production turning and none of my handles are...

    Ido production turning and none of my handles are the same to help me identify them by handles as there is shavings everywhere.
    Handles consist of hardwood. Jarrah, oak red gum, ash etc
    As to...
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    Wow I have one of them also. But looking at...

    Wow I have one of them also. But looking at your's mine is missing the centrebit.
    I think these are pre scroll chucks.
  30. Ta Michael. Thought about teaching. Doing demos...

    Ta Michael. Thought about teaching. Doing demos is hard to get into. Something will come up.
  31. It's all good. Thanks guys. Just making stock for...

    It's all good. Thanks guys. Just making stock for a bash at the markets. I was made redundant the Monday before Chrissy.
    So I might be buying the work lathe. It's been a good break.
    It's a safe...
  32. No offence taken, I think I know what you mean....

    No offence taken, I think I know what you mean. I did play with some other shapes but the design has a similar same old same old shapes.
    I need some inspiration on design. These do sit well in the...
  33. finally some photos pepper grinders and oyster knives

    Really hope this has worked. I have been busy turning
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    Did this work? No it didn't! I'm over this, ...

    Did this work? No it didn't! I'm over this, sorry people!
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    And maybe some locktite on grub screws when...

    And maybe some locktite on grub screws when reassembling
    It appears the pulley has moved. SOmeone on here had dIgital copy of manual
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    My apologies my phone is having and doing...

    My apologies my phone is having and doing something strange! Not sure what's gone wrong?! .
    Thanks for the link to the gallery burraboy!
    The internet makes this world even smaller
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    salt/pepper grinders and oyster knives

    I have had abit of lathe time. Nice to do the craft side instead of production.
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    I have had good results with rock maple, wilga...

    I have had good results with rock maple, wilga and behlah you can use the thin CA to toughen up the Timber as well with softer wood
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    I split some black locust the other day. Chainsaw...

    I split some black locust the other day. Chainsaw was struggling.
    If there is any visible splits that's the best spot to start the wedge.
    And a good lump hammer. Be careful the wedges don't get...
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    They all have a place! I do like my steel...

    They all have a place! I do like my steel faceplates for starting bowls.
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    You really need to go from high point to low...

    You really need to go from high point to low point.
    All newel posts I turn with balls are free hand with skew chisel.
    The only good finish I have seen is from centruo copy lathes with plunge...
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    Guys at the Club look at me strange when I talk...

    Guys at the Club look at me strange when I talk about draw filing my toolrests. At least once a year. I
    I talk about it at my teaching days.
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    I made another today I used my trimmer router...

    I made another today I used my trimmer router free hand it went well and I had a small drum sander in the dremel thing
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    some Chrissy presents

    I had a request for yarn bowl and a lidded bowl
    Yarn bowl is jacaranda 200 high by 250 diameter
    Lidded bowl is champhor 200 by 60 deep.
    No I did not paint flowers!
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    The old yellow one has that much adjustments it's...

    The old yellow one has that much adjustments it's a right pain in the tailstock! I swapped the bed.
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    Ooo that's for the yellow and black lathe. I...

    Ooo that's for the yellow and black lathe. I would be keen to know how to get Bearing out! I bet there is no easy way to adjust tailstock alignment
    The evil thing it is!
  47. Thread: Standard Lamp

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    Well done Turning it in one bit.

    Well done Turning it in one bit.
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    Just looked at other photo might be 8 tpi. ...

    Just looked at other photo might be 8 tpi. Answering my own stupid questions! Did you have the Timber type?
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    Ahh the old thread knob! I have done my fair...

    Ahh the old thread knob! I have done my fair share of them. Are they 11 treads per inch? Thread chasing by hand!
    Won't be cheap. But it can be done.
    See if someone closer throws a hand up?! ...
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    Lucky you made it unscared, I always have full...

    Lucky you made it unscared, I always have full face shield for bowls, faceplate work. (free end turning)
    I do get lax with spindle turning.
    I have had split lips and chipped tooth and knocked...
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