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  1. Thread: Which lathe?

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    Bit of an old post now but I thought perhaps a...

    Bit of an old post now but I thought perhaps a quick update.

    A while after trying to decided where to go from my original Carbatec 6 speed unit I ended up purchaseing the Jet 1221VS from Carbatec....
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    Hi cshacks. I wish you all the best with your...

    Hi cshacks.

    I wish you all the best with your Jet 1221VS. It should give you a pretty good run. I brought this lathe about a year ago and have been very happy with it. It's a quality unit. (Though...
  3. Thread: First chuck

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    I have a pair of Teknatool Nova Infinty chucks...

    I have a pair of Teknatool Nova Infinty chucks with the 1 to 7 jaws for over 18 months and not a single issue to complain about. I am very happy with this chuck and the quick jaw change the Infinity...
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    Seems like a good idea. I have just ordered a set...

    Seems like a good idea. I have just ordered a set of eBay, now just have to wait for it to arrive, annoying really as tonight’s project is hollowing a potpourri urn.
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    Seems like a good idea. I have just ordered a set...

    Seems like a good idea. I have just ordered a set of eBay, now just have to wait for it to arrive, annoying really as tonight’s project is hollowing a potpourri urn.
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    I've been using the large Robert Sorby Swan Neck...

    I've been using the large Robert Sorby Swan Neck Hollowing Tool with reasonable success. Though it can be a bit of a wrestling match to keep it from rotating - need to keep your wits about you.
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    I suppose now's not the time to mention chucks...

    I suppose now's not the time to mention chucks and all the various jaws to add to the collection? And remember, there is always one more chisel you need.

    BTW, I agree with you about the RS...
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    The Extension is an extra option, but last time I...

    The Extension is an extra option, but last time I looked Carbatec had it out on Special - may still have. Pretty neat little lathe though.
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    Hi DaveVman, Looks a nice start to turning,...

    Hi DaveVman,

    Looks a nice start to turning, and you do have to start somewhere. It looks an awful lot like the first thing I ever turned which was just practice pieces. Take a little care with...
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    Quick resurrection of an older post. I have...

    Quick resurrection of an older post.

    I have just been looking at: https://carvingtoolsaustralia.com/store/10116-merlin2-nick-agar-signature-series-woodworking-set-220v-10116

    and was wondering...
  11. Thread: Lathe chucks

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    I have 2 Nova Infinity chucks (one started life...

    I have 2 Nova Infinity chucks (one started life as a SuperNova 2 but I converted it with the Infinity upgrade kit). I have the jaws from #1 to #7 and love the quick change over. And it's even quicker...
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    Nice work, love the bowl. Makes me want to go...

    Nice work, love the bowl. Makes me want to go outside right now and dig up a few of my olive trees.
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    I have a Jet 1221VS with the electronic speed...

    I have a Jet 1221VS with the electronic speed control. I've had it around a year now and am very happy with it. It's my second lathe (after a 6 position belt Woodfast) and I do not regret having...
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    Thanks for the comments on the natural edge bowl....

    Thanks for the comments on the natural edge bowl. It's my wife's favorite. It started life as a piece of gum destined for the log fire, but since taking up turning I now look at wood a little...
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    For brevity I kept the list of pictures short. I...

    For brevity I kept the list of pictures short. I should have included this one showing the intermediate stage, see it as Pic 3.5 in the story.
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    My first laminated and offset bowl

    This is my most ambitious project so far and I think it turned out well (for a beginner).

    I was given a piece of a tongue and groove darker hardwood that I am told came from a local winery which I...
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    RS Spiral and Texture cutter

    I have been looking at the Robert Sorby Spiraling Tool and the Texturing Tool. They look to be the same tool with an addition of a guide plate to the Spiraling version.

    The RS Spiraling System...
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    Which Power Sander

    I've been watching a few videos that show people sanding their works with power sanders using small velcro type 2"-3" discs.

    But where do you find one?

    I have a passive Robert Sorby sanding pad...
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    I've found a couple of UK turners I regularly...

    I've found a couple of UK turners I regularly look in on with YouTube, and both are pretty good at posting some good basic beginner projects. They are Mike Waldt and Martin Sabine Smith. I have...
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    Thanks Jim, those are a couple of good options to...

    Thanks Jim, those are a couple of good options to consider.
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    The fitted Emergency Switch is a locking type,...

    The fitted Emergency Switch is a locking type, push in to lock a shut down, rotate the knob to unlock. And as mentioned above, the fitted Jet switch is the No Volt Type which will need to be turned...
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    It might have been nice to have cut both the...

    It might have been nice to have cut both the active and neutral lines but the switch only has the 2 contacts (single pole) and so can switch only one line. Electrically it would not matter if you...
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    It's movable, mounted with magnets. I have yet to...

    It's movable, mounted with magnets. I have yet to finally decide, though as mentioned above, I am leaning towards the right hand side.
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    One of the reasons I was interested in the RS...

    One of the reasons I was interested in the RS Turnmaster was the ability to use the Mushroom Cutter head for hollowing/undercutting to make a potpourri bowl. Could I use another tool like some sort...
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    It's a hard one to decide. Being right handed I...

    It's a hard one to decide. Being right handed I naturally favour that hand, and being on the right it will be near the existing switch and speed controller, so keeping everything in one place....
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    I've had one for a while and so far have no...

    I've had one for a while and so far have no issues. I am quite happy with it, and the price was an awful lot less than for the Jet. No regrets.
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    Thanks for your input BobL. I would tend to...

    Thanks for your input BobL.

    I would tend to agree with you in saying that the movable magnetic switch should really be left in one fixed location so that you always know where it is in an...
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    Emergency cut-off switch Jet1221

    I recently upgraded from my Carbatec Pro Midi (Woodfast) lathe to the Jet 1221 as I wanted the electronic speed control. One thing I noticed with the change was that the Carbatec lathe had a larger...
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    Is Robert Sorby Turnmaster worth buying?

    I have been giving consideration to buying the Robert Sorby Turnmaster set with a few extra heads -...
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    And when I went to Adelaide Tools for new blades...

    And when I went to Adelaide Tools for new blades I was informed there are 2 blade types, and had to specify the part number from my manual to get the correct one, so be a little careful buying from...
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    Thought I might just add my 3 cents (inflation)...

    Thought I might just add my 3 cents (inflation) worth.

    I might be inclined to try to add a few dollars to the kitty and perhaps look for a midi lathe with an electronic speed control, it is a very...
  32. Thread: Celtic knot

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    Hi Fumbler, can't really answer your question as...

    Hi Fumbler, can't really answer your question as I haven't played around all that much with glues other than to glue and clamp now and come back tomorrow when it's had good time to set (though I see...
  33. Thread: Which lathe?

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    Thanks for putting out another option DomAU. It...

    Thanks for putting out another option DomAU. It certainly sounds like an idea, albeit perhaps a little outside of my DIY league. Though, that said, I wonder if you could not use one of these...
  34. Thread: Which lathe?

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    I did notice the Ayao lathe on eBay, and it was a...

    I did notice the Ayao lathe on eBay, and it was a pretty reasonable price for what you get. However, having watched a YouTube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TulMdeSZITI I was a little less...
  35. Thread: Which lathe?

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    In my Internet travels I also came across a...

    In my Internet travels I also came across a Vicmarc VL240 ASM EVS lathe - https://vicmarc.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=149&virtuemart_category_id=13...
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    Hi Neil, You have some nice items there. I am...

    Hi Neil,

    You have some nice items there. I am a little intrigued regarding the use of resin with the wood. Are you able to explain how you actually do it?

    I recently joined up with a local...
  37. Thread: Which lathe?

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    Optimark, I'm not sure wether to curse you for...

    Optimark, I'm not sure wether to curse you for adding another option to my list to complicate my decision or thank you for bringing it to my attention. I had not considered the Laguna, mainly...
  38. Thread: Which lathe?

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    Thanks Lyle, nice to know that you are happy with...

    Thanks Lyle, nice to know that you are happy with the C1000x. Yes, I am aware of the variable speeds being within each belt range, this is what slightly puts me off that specific Carbatec model, and...
  39. Hi Ozcroz, I recently purchased the...

    Hi Ozcroz,

    I recently purchased the Powermatic 14 from Carbatec, and so far am very happy with it. Powermatic have been around for a log time making fairly solid equipment. I think around...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  41. Thread: Nova Comet II?

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    Hi Archades, I'm relatively new to the hobby...

    Hi Archades,

    I'm relatively new to the hobby myself, but I'll add my 2 cents worth.

    I have a Teknatool SuperNova2 Chuck ($179 from Carbatec) and so far it has been faultless.

    I also...
  42. Thread: Which lathe?

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    Which lathe?

    Hi All,

    I am relatively new to wood turning and quite enjoying the hobby to the point of wanting a better lathe.

    Currently I have a Carbatec Pro Mini Lathe WL-B440P which I am told is a...
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