Search:

Type: Posts; User: John K Jordan; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.13 seconds.

  1. Replies
    8
    Views
    212

    For me, changing the adapter to use a chuck on...

    For me, changing the adapter to use a chuck on the second lathe would be undesirable. I do change the adapter when I want to use a chuck when I set up one of my smaller lathes but that's rare. It...
  2. I have the 18" Rikon and when I use a 1/2" blade...

    I have the 18" Rikon and when I use a 1/2" blade and set the tension according to my Starrett tension gauge the tension indicator on the saw is closer to 1". I just make a note of the number so I...
  3. Replies
    8
    Views
    221

    Thanks. I see a double-click zooms into an area....

    Thanks. I see a double-click zooms into an area. How do you zoom out? There are +/- buttons at the bottom right of the map when the page first loads but they disappear when the map graphical data...
  4. Replies
    4
    Views
    153

    My PM has a big nut near the hand wheel to adjust...

    My PM has a big nut near the hand wheel to adjust the end play.
  5. Replies
    8
    Views
    212

    My only comment on a second lathe is to think...

    My only comment on a second lathe is to think about gettin one with the same spindle thread as the primary lathe so accessories like chucks can be swapped easily. Both lathes I keep in the shop are...
  6. Replies
    53
    Views
    1,707

    Hmmm... Wonder if they would email them? ...

    Hmmm... Wonder if they would email them?

    Speaking earlier of alcohol and aloe vera, I found a good price on aloe vera on Amazon, 48 oz for $20, but out of stock with an estimated ship date of...
  7. Replies
    53
    Views
    1,707

    Brian, a gentleman buying peacocks lives in an...

    Brian, a gentleman buying peacocks lives in an area near a small town but removed 30 miles from the nearest larger towns and 50 miles from the closest city.

    He said ALL of the local stores had...
  8. Patrick, I think Jim makes an excellent point -...

    Patrick, I think Jim makes an excellent point - it would be a big investment to replace all of those tools. I'm in a similar situation with Dewalt 18v with a bunch of tools, all those you mention...
  9. Replies
    2
    Views
    297

    I have no idea except it reminds me a little...

    I have no idea except it reminds me a little (very little) of bracket to hold a swiveling light that I have on my bandsaw, although the mounting method is different.

    Just curious as to the...
  10. Replies
    14
    Views
    335

    That's a good point. Why the synthetic sanding...

    That's a good point. Why the synthetic sanding pad, is there less chance of grit breaking breaking loose?

    I use a brass wire brush occasionally to clean spindle threads, usually with the lathe...
  11. Replies
    7
    Views
    347

    I've never heard of or even imagined sticking...

    I've never heard of or even imagined sticking magnets to a monitor screen! Is yours an LED monitor?

    Magnets were a real problem with CRT screens but those are becoming a part of history now. ...
  12. Replies
    14
    Views
    335

    I've never used any kind of indexing pin to hold...

    I've never used any kind of indexing pin to hold the spindle while unscrewing a chuck. I remember a picture of a casting broken that way. I do use the spindle locks on my lathes and a wrench to...
  13. Replies
    7
    Views
    287

    Dave, these days I mostly use Doug Thompson's 10V...

    Dave, these days I mostly use Doug Thompson's 10V tools but have some M42, and some of other types of HSS. I really like the Thompsons but the others are fine. Any tool that is hardened, even...
  14. That sounds mostly like a technique problem. ...

    That sounds mostly like a technique problem. Lots of practice will build expertise. Practice turning spindles will let you develop fine tool control.

    Are you making these in one piece or two...
  15. Replies
    14
    Views
    366

    I don't know if you saw it before, but I keep...

    I don't know if you saw it before, but I keep opened CA glue bottles in a closed container with indicator desiccant. The desiccant keeps moisture in the air from seeping through the plastic bottle...
  16. Replies
    14
    Views
    335

    Installation is simple: slip the disk on the...

    Installation is simple: slip the disk on the lathe spindle and fasten with a nut they supply or a chuck. The indexing pin is mounted on a magnetic base. People doing fluted work especially love...
  17. Replies
    18
    Views
    538

    Carbon steel vs HSS

    Thread chasing is a very low speed operation, not done continuously, and tools last a long time before needing sharpening. Some even make them by cutting threads from mild steel bolts. (I've made...
  18. Replies
    14
    Views
    366

    I use it often, in shop and home. For some it is...

    I use it often, in shop and home. For some it is a necessary supply for woodturning: mounting, tiny cracks, filling small voids, inlay, finishing. Woodturners often keep it in thin, medium, and...
  19. Replies
    6
    Views
    245

    Maybe search with google if you haven't. I tried...

    Maybe search with google if you haven't. I tried convert video to timelapse and got a number of hits.
  20. I haven't dented one but I tried the file test a...

    I haven't dented one but I tried the file test a couple of years ago on a Robust rest and the rod was hardened.

    When I buy tool steel it has been annealed. I assumed it was so I could machine...
  21. Replies
    4
    Views
    331

    I've made spoons from cocobolo, pink flame (from...

    I've made spoons from cocobolo, pink flame (from Peru) and olive. All are fine grained and smooth and polish nicely without adding finish. I think dogwood would also be good due to it's density...
  22. Replies
    14
    Views
    335

    Edward, if for some reason it is difficult or...

    Edward, if for some reason it is difficult or costly to repair, have you considered an indexing plate accessory? I use the Alisam: http://www.alisam.com/large-indexing-systems.html
    I have no idea...
  23. Replies
    7
    Views
    316

    I noticed the last time I went into the grocery...

    I noticed the last time I went into the grocery store more people than I were wearing masks. I wear gloves too from the time I leave the car till I get back in the car. I have plenty of good masks...
  24. That must have been the early design. I heard...

    That must have been the early design. I heard reports of some rods popping free from the epoxy when someone dropped the rest on the floor. All I have are welded with what looks like painted epoxy...
  25. Replies
    18
    Views
    538

    Is your shop time limited when it's cold? A...

    Is your shop time limited when it's cold? A true tool junkie would equip his shop with year-around climate control to keep his tools healthy and increase his time in their presence.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4