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  1. I prefer a shaped rest for any bowl. but the...

    I prefer a shaped rest for any bowl. but the straight rests work on platter type shapes. I did see some one, can't remember who, when he turned the bottom of a shallow bowl would 'reverse' the...
  2. Hmm, that video is 4 years old. I am wondering if...

    Hmm, that video is 4 years old. I am wondering if they have 'new and improved' it since then. Interesting set up. One thing I noticed was that the lamp mount/arm was over the bed of the lathe when...
  3. Well, I am one for trying new things, and if I...

    Well, I am one for trying new things, and if I had access to that type of set up, I would probably have tried it at least once. Just an interesting concept. I wonder how it would have worked on hard...
  4. Well, I googled it and found the video. I may be...

    Well, I googled it and found the video. I may be biased because I have been platform sharpening for so long I don't know how to use jigs any more, but it looks to be more trouble than it is worth,...
  5. I ain't never seen nothing like this before

    Some thing different...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXsfxmvrC3o

    robo hippy
  6. Can't remember where I saw the post, but some...

    Can't remember where I saw the post, but some one, using a jig was able to get perfect 40 degree bevel all around the nose and wings of a gouge. He did use a 3 inch protrusion with the jig.

    robo...
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    I asked on the video, and will ask again here,...

    I asked on the video, and will ask again here, since I will guess I am not the only one who wants to know, what is the hook tool that you use for roughing out the inside??? I must have one, I...
  8. I have one of the old curved Robust inside bowl...

    I have one of the old curved Robust inside bowl rests and never liked it. I have one of the inside curved bowl rests from Oneway and never liked it either, in part because it would bounce when you...
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    Another source, and they were the first to put...

    Another source, and they were the first to put the M42 tools on the market, is D Way tools. Excellent quality tools. I tried a 3/4 gouge a few times and didn't really like it. I am a weirdo though, I...
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    I am working on a full sized model which will...

    I am working on a full sized model which will have the whole lathe in the hood. You can buy that white plastic in 5 by 10 foot sheets. I bought 1/4 inch thick which is pretty stiff, but I would think...
  11. Thread: 2 or 3 hp

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    I have the Vic 240, and an early AB. I like both...

    I have the Vic 240, and an early AB. I like both of them. The Vic has 2 hp, the AB has 3 hp. I notice no difference in torque between them. No clue as to why. Both have the 3 speed pulleys, which...
  12. I looked at them once upon a time and passed on...

    I looked at them once upon a time and passed on them, in part because at the time they recommended sharpening with a bit in a router. They are a variation of a hook tool, another tool I do need to...
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    There are some still in existence, and I have 2...

    There are some still in existence, and I have 2 starts for my property from a friend who raises them. Not sure if the survivors are ones that are more immune to the blight or just lucky not to have...
  14. Thread: sycamore

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    We have mostly London Plane out here in Oregon,...

    We have mostly London Plane out here in Oregon, and the American Sycamore is pretty rare. They can grow huge. They spalt easily as well. If you can, you want quartersawn blanks, so the center of the...
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    Some of mine are 20 years old, but I don't do...

    Some of mine are 20 years old, but I don't do production work any more... I did break a few teeth off of one of the pinion gears on one of my Vicmark chucks. Got a replacement gear, and broke a tooth...
  16. John, I am still in design process. Learned a lot...

    John, I am still in design process. Learned a lot from making the first one... I have a couple of friends locally who can do that for me... Probably later this summer. My only show of the year was...
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    One of the reasons that I bought my AB was...

    One of the reasons that I bought my AB was because it was made in the USA. Not sure, but think the Vega lathes are as well. The problem with manufacturing some thing in the USA is that our high cost...
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    I know a number of jugglers... "Pins when I...

    I know a number of jugglers... "Pins when I juggle them, clubs when they hit me." Even with this style of pin... I started with my framing hammer.... Wood handle of course.

    robo hippy
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    Well, I am in Oregon... Home to big leaf maple,...

    Well, I am in Oregon... Home to big leaf maple, which I seldom turn, Pacific Madrone my favorite wood, and Oregon Myrtle wood which is actually a California Bay Laurel....

    robo hippy
  20. I guess I can add to my ideas about new and...

    I guess I can add to my ideas about new and improving my chainsaw chopsaw... Perhaps others can chime in with feedback... Anyway, I want the cuts to be as parallel as possible. Best way I can think...
  21. I do plan to 'new and improve' my chainsaw...

    I do plan to 'new and improve' my chainsaw chopsaw. I will use a longer blade with a 'handle' on the nose end that will go into a guide so I don't have to mark both sides. Over the years, I have...
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    That color spectrum in Walnut is one I have never...

    That color spectrum in Walnut is one I have never seen. Wondering if it it Persian/English walnut???

    robo hippy
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    I left a comment on the video, but if I had to...

    I left a comment on the video, but if I had to guess, I would have said California Bay Laurel/Oregon Myrtle wood... He has more toys than I do...

    robo hippy
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    My first thought when seeing them was that these...

    My first thought when seeing them was that these are specialized tools for turning boxes. If they were mine, I would have to put them to work. They are probably feeling neglected... Other than that,...
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    I would suspect a dull bit. Depending on the...

    I would suspect a dull bit. Depending on the quality of the bit you used, some go quicker than others. If you can find a saw shop/sharpening service, a good one can have the bit sharper than it was...
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