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    Thanks for the info John and Ron. I checked out...

    Thanks for the info John and Ron. I checked out Mark's website but didn't see anywhere to order. Maybe I'll contact him and see if he'll ship.

    Tom
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    Parfix 3408

    I just watched an old video of Mark Sillay using Parsons Parfix 3408 to finish a bottle stopper. Iíve only tried regular CA finishes a couple times and didnít love the process or the fumes so the...
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    Thanks John. Yikes....I don’t get enough time...

    Thanks John. Yikes....I don’t get enough time turning to make many pieces and even though it may be educational, I can’t imagine cutting a piece in half yet....maybe someday though!

    Tom
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    Thanks Dave...I guess I've been turning for about...

    Thanks Dave...I guess I've been turning for about 3 years, but until this year only played around once every couple months. Now I'm able to spend a couple evenings a month and I've learned a lot...
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    You can buy a "direct thread" chuck that will fit...

    You can buy a "direct thread" chuck that will fit directly onto your headstock or you can buy an "insert type" chuck that will require a separately purchased adaptor. Make sure you get the right...
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    Recent Hollow Form

    So with all the extra time I have had a chance to turn few items. I'm new to turning and especially to hollowing. This is a maple hollow form, about 9" in diameter, with a walnut top.

    I have...
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    I've only tried my cole jaws once and as Michael...

    I've only tried my cole jaws once and as Michael said, it took longer to install/adjust the jaws than it does for my usual method (I put 2 layers of shelf foam over my chuck jaws and bring up...
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    I've found this website to be the cheapest for...

    I've found this website to be the cheapest for nova chucks. I've ordered 6 from them at different times and they've always been top notch: https://www.tools-plus.com/nova-chucks.html
    you get the...
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    Here is a video from Dave at D-way tools - he...

    Here is a video from Dave at D-way tools - he hollows in reverse and for smaller vessels that his tool is used for, he doesn't even bother with a grub screw as the tool rest will block the piece if...
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    I've never turned cocobolo but it is notorious...

    I've never turned cocobolo but it is notorious for reactions. Hopefully you have good respiratory protection.
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    I began about 4 years ago with a harbor freight...

    I began about 4 years ago with a harbor freight mini lathe that was given to me and some carbide tools. Very quickly I got tired of poor finish/excessive sanding and purchased a bowl gouge then a...
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    Those are beautiful! I love the figure in the...

    Those are beautiful! I love the figure in the maple....is that due to angling the wood tangentially or just how the wood was figured?
    Thanks for sharing.
    Tom
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    I bolted my 10" Jet to my workbench and was able...

    I bolted my 10" Jet to my workbench and was able to turn bowls (granted it helped to round the blank on the bandsaw first, not only for balance but to maximize size). I turned several 8.5-9.5 inch...
  14. I’m with John - if you drill the hole first in...

    I’m with John - if you drill the hole first in the blank, then put the end of the tailstock drive into the hole, even if off center in the blank the final product will be perfectly centered. No...
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    I started out buying a Oneway Talon for my mini...

    I started out buying a Oneway Talon for my mini lathe but when I upgraded lathes to a larger lathe, I have since purchased several Nova chucks and prefer them to the Oneway (plus they are less...
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    Never turned on that lathe, or even heard of it...

    Never turned on that lathe, or even heard of it so take this with a grain of salt, but I agree with Jon - seems like a lot of money for a 14” lathe. Not sure how much you can turn outboard on a lathe...
  17. It depends - do you have any idea what you want...

    It depends - do you have any idea what you want to turn?

    I had used my FIL's lathe with his Harbor Freight tools to turn some ornaments/pens but when I got my own lathe, I wanted to turn bowls...
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    What do you mean by "biscuits"? Thanks, Tom

    What do you mean by "biscuits"? Thanks,
    Tom
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    Thanks for your comments Dave and Paul. I hadn’t...

    Thanks for your comments Dave and Paul. I hadn’t considered basswood.
    Tom
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    Recent turnings

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    I really enjoy seeing other peopleís work so I thought Iíd post a few of my recents.

    My first hollow form is from a log I picked up in a garbage pile on my way to work (I think maple)...
  21. I’m fairly new to spindles and this video by Mark...

    I’m fairly new to spindles and this video by Mark Sillay helped me a lot, FWIW. He does everything on pine and needs no sanding.

    https://youtu.be/YYlK_njna_M

    tom
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    I have one insert type SN2 and 4 direct threads...

    I have one insert type SN2 and 4 direct threads and all are great (I bought the 4 direct threaded chucks from the site I posted above on 4 separate occasions).
    tom
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    I wonder if you got a knock-off. I've bought a...

    I wonder if you got a knock-off. I've bought a bunch from toolsplus (see link below) and have been extremely happy with them. I like all of my Nova chucks way better than the Oneway that I bought...
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    I don't have this problem, but am now curious...

    I don't have this problem, but am now curious about the dooms-day approach :)......
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    I did similar - have had the Laguna 2436 for...

    I did similar - have had the Laguna 2436 for about 8 months and love it! Can't imagine going back to a smaller lathe with fewer features.
    Tom
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