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  1. Thanks a lot John !!!!!! I had my mind nearly...

    Thanks a lot John !!!!!! I had my mind nearly made up till you started all this.Lol Just kidding . I think you've convinced me this is the way to go.Its very little more money than the 2 I was...
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    Entry level mills

    I am about to purchase a mill .Im sure it has been discussed here but I cant find it.I am looking at hobby milling just for my own personal use only.Im looking at manual mills. Ive looked mostly at...
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    Charles Ive looked everywhere but there and Ive...

    Charles Ive looked everywhere but there and Ive got a Lowes within 6 miles that has them.Hope I don't get no dumber.Thank You
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    Brown Paper Bags

    Where does everybody get brown paper bags?All my local grocery stores use plastic and what I see on line are not big enough to fit a 16 x 5 or 6 bowl into.Guess I can put a couple together if needed.
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    Thanks for that Leo.That ought to be there from...

    Thanks for that Leo.That ought to be there from now on.Im gonna have a wood floor is the main reason Im gonna go in the ground.Where its gonna be would make a simple plan a major ordeal to pour a...
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    I think I like the pipe idea too.I got a buddy...

    I think I like the pipe idea too.I got a buddy that owns a couple big recycling yards so I should have no problem rounding some up.A big plus too,Im building this shed new to put just my lathe stuff...
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    Thank you Neal.I think I got it.The lathe mounts...

    Thank you Neal.I think I got it.The lathe mounts to the plate,that is mounted on the all thread, welded to the column.You can level it by adjusting the nuts on the all thread.How big is that pipe?Im...
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    Thank you Neal.I get the idea but not sure I...

    Thank you Neal.I get the idea but not sure I understand how it adjusts without separating the lathe from the column and the connection to it.
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    Lathe mounts in floor?

    There was a thread a few days back about what,Im not sure.Someone commented that they had mounted their lathe on a platform built on piers that were in the floor.Anybody know about that or am I just...
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    It can be difficult Matt.I posted that exact...

    It can be difficult Matt.I posted that exact question a little while back and got several good fixes for the tailstock being in the way.You can search for my post and get it.
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    x2 That's how I do it too.

    x2 That's how I do it too.
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    Those are all beautiful platters.Far beyond my...

    Those are all beautiful platters.Far beyond my present ability,but Ill get there.Do you all leave the blanks you cut in plank form or cut to shorter lengths?Do you dry them same as you would lumber?...
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    John do you buy blanks or dry them yourself.I...

    John do you buy blanks or dry them yourself.I turn bowls mostly green and as there are no kilns Im aware of close I am a ways out from drying blanks myself.
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    Platter Blanks Green or Dry ?

    Ive never turned a platter.Do most turn from dried blanks or can they be turned green and follow same process as bowls?
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    Mine is real easy for most already.Id like to...

    Mine is real easy for most already.Id like to turn a 12-14 inch green bowl to finish,about a 1/2 inch or so thick,let it dry, and warp ,
    and not have to start sanding at 60 grit.
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    Start Bowl Between Centers ?

    I turn mostly bowls and currently start most between centers.I turn bottom and shape outside and make my recess and reverse to hollow inside and switch to my chuck.My concern is all that screwing my...
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    Live Centers for Tailstock

    What kind of centers do most of you use for the tailstock.Im using a 60 degree for everything and would like to get something different so as not leave the indention in everything.How about the sets...
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    Leveling Turned to Finish Green Bowls

    How do yall flatten the bottom of bowls that are turned to finish green and let warp and dry?Remount and turn the bottom flat, or sand flat so it sits flat on table?
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    Thanks Pat for your reply.What Im referring to as...

    Thanks Pat for your reply.What Im referring to as a watertight finish is one I can put food that has a lot of water or liquid in it and it not get the outside wet.I have tried several with walnut oil...
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    Jeffrey Im sure different people do it different...

    Jeffrey Im sure different people do it different ways.What I do is take my skew or cutoff tool and put a line where I want the burn mark.Then take your wire,I use guitar strings,and fasten to a short...
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    Daryl do you use your WOP bowls for food such as...

    Daryl do you use your WOP bowls for food such as soup or beans ?Anything with lots of water in it?
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    Watertight Bowl Finish

    Everyone Ive talked to agrees that none of the oil finishes will make a bowl watertight.A lot agree also that any finish is foodsafe after it cures.With that being said what are the choices for a...
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    Same as previous posters for me.Im 68 and had it...

    Same as previous posters for me.Im 68 and had it done about 10 or so years ago and don't wear glasses for anything.I could see better before I got back to the room out of the eye they had just done...
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    Thanks everybody.After suggestions and a nights...

    Thanks everybody.After suggestions and a nights sleep and much thinking why don't I just flatten the bottom on my disc or belt sander and screw my face plate to it and tru up the outside after...
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    Ben are you saying just cut a circle for the...

    Ben are you saying just cut a circle for the template sized for the router bit to cut the diameter of my chuck jaws and put that over my existing recess in center of it and cut my recess deeper than...
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