Search:

Type: Posts; User: Melvin Feng; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.21 seconds.

  1. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,171

    do you have a chainsaw mill, or access to one? ...

    do you have a chainsaw mill, or access to one?

    I did this about 6 months ago, and what I found to work quite efficiently, was to use the mill to mill a thick slab that I wanted to be the depth of...
  2. Replies
    42
    Views
    5,107

    I have an 18 BX, so the saws you are looking at...

    I have an 18 BX, so the saws you are looking at are a level above.

    If you are going to have a carbide tipped blade on it, I'd get the largest diameter wheels you can. Those saws you are looking at...
  3. If your baldor has 8" wheels, you can also look...

    If your baldor has 8" wheels, you can also look into a sharpening jig system. Most of us around here use the Oneway Wolverine setup, but there are many options now. Before I bought the wolverine...
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,951

    If you are interested in making small bowls, then...

    If you are interested in making small bowls, then you can do some twice turning with green wood to start with, and you can either process your logs by yourself using a chainsaw and bandsaw (if you...
  5. I modeled one in tinkercad, and then printed a...

    I modeled one in tinkercad, and then printed a bunch on a 3d printer, so I have a stack of backups for my 18 BX.
  6. Replies
    24
    Views
    4,749

    For cutting bowl blanks on the bandsaw, what I've...

    For cutting bowl blanks on the bandsaw, what I've found works well for me on my laguna 18 BX is a circle cutting jig and the 1/2" Lenox Diemaster 2 bimetal blade.

    My circle cutting jig uses the...
  7. Replies
    4
    Views
    5,340

    I found a similar one when I was turning a green...

    I found a similar one when I was turning a green bowl blank!
    458880
  8. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,776

    I've got two MS661CM saws as my main saws, and an...

    I've got two MS661CM saws as my main saws, and an MS250 for smaller duties. For the 661 saws, I have bars in 32", 36", and 56" for milling, along with a granberg 56" mill with a winch and auxiliary...
  9. Nice choices! It looks like you've already put...

    Nice choices! It looks like you've already put them to some good use, I'm sure you will enjoy using them for quite some time - these newer steels stay sharper longer, so the tools will actually last...
  10. Replies
    62
    Views
    8,477

    So do you have a sharpening system already? If...

    So do you have a sharpening system already? If so, what do you have? If not, do you have a budget set aside for it as well?
  11. Ah! Then I'd recommend looking at those...

    Ah! Then I'd recommend looking at those dimensions of what you will be working on the most, and buy based on that. I don't have too much trouble drilling with the 2 1/8 bit on my 12/16, but you do...
  12. The PSI keyless chuck looks like it would work...

    The PSI keyless chuck looks like it would work just fine. I believe all my keyless chucks were right around that price point too, and I have not had any problems with mine.

    What size boxes are you...
  13. I've added a few tool rests to my 12/16 setup. I...

    I've added a few tool rests to my 12/16 setup. I have the Robust 12" and 9" J-rest. I also have the Oneway 12" curved tool rest for bowls. I also plan on getting the D-way 13" offset for additional...
  14. For spindle gouges, I have the two that D-Way...

    For spindle gouges, I have the two that D-Way offer, but I honestly haven't used them much. All that to say, you'll discover a grind that you prefer for the way in which you turn. Once you get your...
  15. I'll let others chime in on the details of raptor...

    I'll let others chime in on the details of raptor vs batty gauges since I don't use either. The raptor gauges look to be simpler, but you need one for each angle, and as long as those angles are the...
  16. Replies
    62
    Views
    8,477

    For a budget of a few hundred dollars, I would...

    For a budget of a few hundred dollars, I would personally recommend starting with carbide insert tools. This will allow you to get going pretty quickly, and not have to worry about the investment...
  17. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,393

    Yup, I have both the small and larger WEN air...

    Yup, I have both the small and larger WEN air cleaners, and have noticed the same thing about buildup at the exit. I haven't noticed anything about the lights though.

    I consider it acceptable...
  18. Hmmmm, I don't think you mean live center - it...

    Hmmmm, I don't think you mean live center - it would rotate with the piece, not allowing you to drill.

    There are two other methods for holding specific diameter shafts that I'm aware of. The first...
  19. Yup, you can get a carbide burnisher in the...

    Yup, you can get a carbide burnisher in the chef's steel style. This is the one I bought: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B088C33L7P/

    The original burnisher I had bought for my card scrapers...
  20. It is great that you are spending time getting to...

    It is great that you are spending time getting to know your tools and your lathe. You'll soon have enough experience to know what you like and don't like, and then be ready to make your next...
  21. I have a keyed chuck and two keyless chucks for...

    I have a keyed chuck and two keyless chucks for drills. I also have a single 3/4" taper drill which fits directly into the MT2 in the tailstock. The keyed chuck I think is a harbor freight unit, and...
  22. This is also where it is great to appreciate the...

    This is also where it is great to appreciate the diversity of turners. In a certain sense, we are all doing the same thing, but the vast types of projects and how deep we can get into very specific...
  23. So as far as the individual turning tool...

    So as far as the individual turning tool purchases, this is where I think it is really hard to get out of our own heads. Some turners specialize in finials, so their tooling is catered to that, while...
  24. Tooling is definitely a huge expense, and I think...

    Tooling is definitely a huge expense, and I think for many of us, we have spent more on tooling than we did on the lathe at this point. Do you have an idea of the types of projects you want to start...
  25. I started my traditional gouge purchases very...

    I started my traditional gouge purchases very conservatively, because like you, I didn't know exactly what I needed, or how to sharpen properly. I actually used Easy Wood Tools exclusively for many...
Results 1 to 25 of 111
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4