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  1. I saw once where someone was turning a small...

    I saw once where someone was turning a small sailboat mast maybe 20' or so. They took the tail rest off the lathe and clamped it to a table across the shop and rigged up a freestanding toolrest (like...
  2. Dennis i feel your pain. my L5/S1 disk is almost...

    Dennis
    i feel your pain. my L5/S1 disk is almost completely gone and have a couple more in bad shape. Had pain for over 30 years. Hope yours gets better!
    Here is what I got accomplished this...
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    Thanks all for the advise! When he gets ready to...

    Thanks all for the advise! When he gets ready to sell I will get him to list it here also. He does have a wide assortment of turning tools, faceplates, two stronghold chucks, live centers and other...
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    variturn Classic lathe

    I am helping a friend that is selling off all his old woodworking equipment and he has asked me for help in pricing things. Most I can come up with a price but he does have a very nice Variturn...
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    Roger my wife has had a lot of trouble with...

    Roger my wife has had a lot of trouble with plantar facscia and I ended up making a small ramp she can sit next to the wall and when she gets up in the morning she will stand on it and it stretches...
  6. Wow that looks great David. The finished product...

    Wow that looks great David. The finished product will be impressive. my late brother use to build telescopes and left me a 12 1/2" Dobsonian. It does have a purchased Focuser on it thought. The...
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    Don I have built two over the years. Both from...

    Don

    I have built two over the years. Both from kits and were the stich and glue type. One kit came from Chesapeake Light Craft and the other from Pigmy boats. Both were fairly easy to build and...
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    open top steady

    I use a camera when hollowing instead of a laser and built this open top steady to address the problem of the steady being in the way of the camera
  9. I use one I put together myself using a small...

    I use one I put together myself using a small video camera and a TV. Love it and would not go back to a Laser!
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    Joe I have the G0766 and felt it was a little...

    Joe

    I have the G0766 and felt it was a little too tall. Thought about building a platform to stand on but really didn't like that idea. Finally hit on the idea to build a storage cabinet under it...
  11. Thanks all! Hal, That is a camera I got from...

    Thanks all!

    Hal, That is a camera I got from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OFVGIF6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00) What I like about it is that it has good focus...
  12. Made a new cameras mount today for my hollowing rig

    Well I decided that since I was doing a presentation at my next turning club on hollowing with a video camera that I should make a little better mount for the camera and get rid of the rubber bands!...
  13. count me in also! Thanks!

    count me in also! Thanks!
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    count me in please!

    count me in please!
  15. count me in please!

    count me in please!
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    Count me in please! Thanks

    Count me in please! Thanks
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    Here is a link to the manual ...

    Here is a link to the manual

    http://www.delta.com.tw/product/em/drive/ac_motor/download/manual/VFD-B_manual_en.pdf

    chapter 6 shows the error codes and chapter 7 is on troubleshooting
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    John you might have knocked a wire that was...

    John

    you might have knocked a wire that was not tight loose from it's connection such as the speed pot or the Forward/Reverse switch wires. I would check to see if any of the small control wires...
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    gum tree blanks

    Well me nephew sent me up some logs from some gum trees he cut down and I worked on cutting them into blanks today. Out of the four logs I ended up getting 13 blanks some of which I will get 16"...
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    Hu what I used is this camera from Amazon and...

    Hu

    what I used is this camera from Amazon and it has worked well so far. has a nice lens that you can zoom and focus somewhat.
    ...
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    Jeramie that is a product called 80/20. I got...

    Jeramie

    that is a product called 80/20. I got mine at a scrap sale at work but you can buy it online. the U shaped piece of aluminum I used for the base is from McMaster-Carr. for more info and...
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    Mike, they can. You either have to go over the...

    Mike,

    they can. You either have to go over the ring or under it. I just got one of the new Grizzly lathes and have built an open top steady for it to solve that issue.
  23. I would guess that his metal lathe did not have...

    I would guess that his metal lathe did not have 14" of swing (that is how long the toolrest is).
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    I would use a 16" ring. That would give you...

    I would use a 16" ring. That would give you almost 15" that it would support. Here is one I did based on Jeff Nicole's design for a 16" swing lathe. I believe you can search on here for detailed...
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    Eric if you want to try stabilized wood and...

    Eric

    if you want to try stabilized wood and don't have the chamber or pump I would be glad to run some of what you want to use through my setup. I'm sure there several on here that have setups...
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