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    Beautiful figure, nice shape, nice finish. I do...

    Beautiful figure, nice shape, nice finish. I do not want picture - finger slipped.
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    I made a 6 inch round of hardwood to fit in the...

    I made a 6 inch round of hardwood to fit in the chuck with a flat face which has foam tape holding a piece of 36m grit sand paper. I use it to jam roughly flat pieces against with the tail center to...
  3. Thread: to many adds

    by Paul39
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    I am not bothered by the ads at the top and on...

    I am not bothered by the ads at the top and on the right side. Several days ago there were ads between posts in a thread, which I think is too much. That was the first time I had seen that, and...
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    I use Tung Oil diluted with mineral spirits,...

    I use Tung Oil diluted with mineral spirits, about half & half, then more TO for later coats, which makes a nice soft sheen. Many coats slowly builds to shiny.

    Beautiful piece.
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    I answered some of the questions in the quote...

    I answered some of the questions in the quote below.



    It comes down to whatever you work out that gives you the result you want in a reasonably efficient manner. If you are making ball bats or...
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    I use straight Tung oil, thinned for the first...

    I use straight Tung oil, thinned for the first coat. It makes a silky soft finish which sells well here. On a hard timber it can be built up to a shiny finish with a number of coats and overnight...
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    I bought one of these used some years ago: Sorby...

    I bought one of these used some years ago: Sorby - Calipers, Double-ended

    It works fine. The only squawk I have is the new price, which has more than kept up with inflation over the years.
    ...
  8. I am a tool slut. I have only one tool I bought...

    I am a tool slut. I have only one tool I bought new, Crown 1/2 inch bowl gouge, the first bowl gouge I bought when I had some Christmas crazy money and was in a woodworking store. I have Henry...
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    Broken hack saw blade, any spring steel, ground...

    Broken hack saw blade, any spring steel, ground to suit.
  10. Thread: Pinch Pots

    by Paul39
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    Dalboy, Beautiful, and beautifully...

    Dalboy,

    Beautiful, and beautifully photographed. (I'm a retired commercial / advertising photographer.)
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    I think grocery bag brown paper is generally used...

    I think grocery bag brown paper is generally used fro gluing between work piece and scrap.

    My method would be to glue on a scrap directly, make your spigot and leave a good deep mark from the...
  12. Thread: Silky Oak Bowl.

    by Paul39
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    Thanks for putting it up in this form for those...

    Thanks for putting it up in this form for those of us who don't use FB. I learned a few things from the step by step process.
  13. Thread: tl 1500

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    Mamabear, These folks will be able to help: CWT...

    Mamabear, These folks will be able to help: CWT – Chicago Woodturners
  14. Thread: nesting tools

    by Paul39
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    For an individual buyer, consider how many blanks...

    For an individual buyer, consider how many blanks one could buy for the cost of a bowl saver. One can go straight in at an angle with a long and strong parting too to make a cone shape, then remove...
  15. Thread: Food safe woods

    by Paul39
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    I was curious and did some digging around in...

    I was curious and did some digging around in Google:

    Toxic Woods

    Why Some Woods are Better than Others in the Kitchen - CuttingBoard.com

    FDA approved wood species for food contact - by...
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    I also advise doing some turning before you buy...

    I also advise doing some turning before you buy anything. You may find you are strongly attracted to bowls, or the same to spindles, or to both. if bowls short, large swing lathes are most...
  17. Thread: Nova Chuck

    by Paul39
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    You might have to exchange your chuck for one...

    You might have to exchange your chuck for one with a larger internal thread. M33X3.5 and 1 1/4 inch X 8 are threads usually found on large swing lathes which use larger chucks. I have two lathes,...
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    Oddlight, Squirt lots of penetrating oil,...

    Oddlight,

    Squirt lots of penetrating oil, WD-40, Liquid Wrench, etc. around the back where face plate meets spindle and in front in threads in hole. Let set over night. Next day squirt more...
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    Ian, that is much better than 5 / 10. For...

    Ian, that is much better than 5 / 10. For flattening I will finish with sandpaper wrapped around a board long enough to span the whole piece. A 50mm square would not drag as much if you have...
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    Roots have wonderful crazy grain structure. They...

    Roots have wonderful crazy grain structure. They also have embedded abrasive dirt, rocks, broken glass and metal chunks.


    When you get it out of the ground, wash off with stream of water or...
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    Wily, Put your rusty ax & hammer heads in a...

    Wily,

    Put your rusty ax & hammer heads in a container of white vinegar for a week or so, turn over & stir once in a while. Take out and scrub with a brush, rinse all the black gook off, put in...
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    Beautiful rests made and finished to the usual...

    Beautiful rests made and finished to the usual Vicmarc quality. I have seen very long spindle tool rests made of timber with an angle iron on top. Retired used to make long large spindles - 10...
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    Here you go 32 inch swing, + - 50 feet between...

    Here you go 32 inch swing, + - 50 feet between centers.

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachments/f19/42791d1326816425-1919-oliver-lathe-oliver-no.-18-.jpg
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    Auscab, Your 3/4 inch will be stiff enough to...

    Auscab, Your 3/4 inch will be stiff enough to overhang quite a bit. I am comfortable with 1/3 to 1/4 the overall length of the tool. I mounted a 3/4 inch bowl gouge on a big, fat, heavy, handle...
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    The USA stumps have some spectacular figure. I...

    The USA stumps have some spectacular figure. I have turned some off cuts from salvaged deck lumber, not much figure and soft. Stump wood is likely to be denser than what is cut for building lumber....
  26. Thread: LV Box

    by Paul39
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    Dalboy, Absolutely stunning!! Local supplier...

    Dalboy,

    Absolutely stunning!! Local supplier has a little LV Lignum Vitae Turning Blanks - Cormark International
  27. Your normal scraper tilted down 10 - 15 degrees...

    Your normal scraper tilted down 10 - 15 degrees is negative rake scraper. A skew run straight in is a negative rake scraper. The only advantage I can see with buying or making a NRS is if you have...
  28. Good, may it continue to work like that. If you...

    Good, may it continue to work like that. If you have not done so, cleaning the threads and mating surfaces, and lightly oiling, then snugging up tight as I advised above would be good. The snugging...
  29. Thread: Vase

    by Paul39
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    Dalboy, I really like the shape of the vase, I...

    Dalboy,

    I really like the shape of the vase, I like the color and pattern of the brass, the sharp line between the brass and the dark wood above bothers me. Maybe brass all the way up, or lighter...
  30. If you drill and tap for a grub screw, put a slug...

    If you drill and tap for a grub screw, put a slug of brass in the bottom to bear on the spindle, or use a brass grub screw.
  31. Some variable speed lathes can be programmed to...

    Some variable speed lathes can be programmed to brake, or coast down, or ramp down to stop when stop is pressed. Check to see if yours can be changed to coast down. In the photo of a Hafco WL-14 I...
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    I have several bowl gouges all bought with slight...

    I have several bowl gouges all bought with slight swept back grind. They worked fine, Then bought a used gouge with the Ellsworth grind and found that too aggressive for my level of skill - nice...
  33. Omitted Wadkin info from my earlier post: Wadkin...

    Omitted Wadkin info from my earlier post: Wadkin RS, RU & RUH Lathes

    From the above: "Unfortunately the spindle nose at left and right was altered over the years and, in addition, it is known...
  34. I just stumbled upon this, shows some techniques:...

    I just stumbled upon this, shows some techniques: YouTube
  35. Some Wadkin info here. It may give the thread...

    Some Wadkin info here. It may give the thread specs on the in and outboard sides.

    Chuck inserts available for the Vicmarc 150 chuck: Chucks: Chuck Inserts

    If you are going to make big bowls...
  36. Some Wadkin info here. It may give the thread...

    Some Wadkin info here. It may give the thread specs on the in and outboard sides.

    Chuck inserts available for the Vicmarc 150 chuck: Chucks: Chuck Inserts

    If you are going to make big bowls...
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    L500...

    L500
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    Artful, Beautiful shape, figure, and finish. ...

    Artful,

    Beautiful shape, figure, and finish. Well done!!
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    A whimsical piece, made me smile. First thought,...

    A whimsical piece, made me smile. First thought, brown filler would be better, second thought, blue is fine, pops right off the natural color. "Plate With Blue Worms"

    Not everyone likes the same...
  40. Thread: First chuck

    by Paul39
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    When I needed a chuck for my 20 inch swing...

    When I needed a chuck for my 20 inch swing Woodfast, I asked a professional 40 hour a week bowl turner about chucks. At a wood show he had a Vicmarc on his Stubby Lathe and a Oneway beside it. He...
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    Making Smoking Pipes

    A long way from a plain lathe. I wouldn't mind having a small portion of the drying house.

    https://youtu.be/QtZl7f0lJ3E

    https://youtu.be/aIwKHMPOfhI

    https://youtu.be/_wGNHLS7MXg
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    As above, put in vice, use sandpaper like shining...

    As above, put in vice, use sandpaper like shining shoe, turn 1/4 turn, repeat until it fits. The sanding of 1/2 the shaft with frequent 1/4 turns keeps the shaft surprisingly round. It doesn't...
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    You might look at all the photos of wood lathes...

    You might look at all the photos of wood lathes here to see if any match: Machine Tool Archive

    The bed is most likely to be square tubing. It appears that the tubing would fit into the head...
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    Even if you are in a position of "cost is of no...

    Even if you are in a position of "cost is of no object", take a long look t everything in the set and have a think about "will I ever use this piece". I used one of these for years: ...
  45. Thread: missing jaws

    by Paul39
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    I have found a dead radio speaker that has the...

    I have found a dead radio speaker that has the ceramic magnet dragged around behind and under benches will find all manner of lost steel and iron bits and tools.
  46. Thread: cumquat bowl

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    Turnerted, That is beautiful. When the bowl is...

    Turnerted, That is beautiful. When the bowl is sitting on it's base is the root end up or down?
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    I second Mobyturns' advice above. If you could...

    I second Mobyturns' advice above. If you could get a couple hours or more of instruction by a competent turner, it would save weeks of trial and error. I am 79 and started turning about 11 years...
  48. Thread: Olive Root bowl

    by Paul39
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    I love roots because of the wonderful abstract...

    I love roots because of the wonderful abstract figure. I have tools made of 12mm square mystery metal and from a rotary lawn mower blade that I use to rough out and knock off the dirt, and find the...
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    Good, mine are not so easy.

    Good, mine are not so easy.
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    If you have the broken belt, that should suffice.

    If you have the broken belt, that should suffice.
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