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  2. FS - Vintage Putnam midi wood lathe $700

    10 x 20+ midi wood lathe
    1 1/8 x 12 TPI spindle, w/ MT2 taper
    MT2 tailstock taper
    1 HP DC motor w/ KB electronic speed control & heat sink, DRO, and reversible ($500 value)
    Variable speed...
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    John, I'm a woodcarver and have freehand...

    John, I'm a woodcarver and have freehand sharpened my carving tools since 1980. When I got a little more serious about turning 3 years ago, I thought I had a fair handle on sharpening and turning...
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    I don't use slip stones, rather a unit as...

    I don't use slip stones, rather a unit as described:

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?282850-How-I-build-a-powered-tool-sharpener

    Regarding your question, if you can't find the shape of...
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    Not in the US.... not that I know of. Heard they...

    Not in the US.... not that I know of. Heard they have US contract.

    I bought all my palm tools from:

    https://woodworkerspecialties.biz/product-category/carving-tools/

    They have an ebay...
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    PM sent. Thank you.

    PM sent. Thank you.
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    Jet 1442 spindle length

    I am considering updating my old Putnam lathe (10 x 24) to use bearings in the headstock instead of bushings. The current spindle (1 1/8 x 12 TPI) is 13" long and the treads have taken a beating. ...
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    Warren, I would think that in order to get a...

    Warren, I would think that in order to get a hollow grind, which is not what I want on a carving tool, one would need a jig and tool rest that would place the tool at the same position on each wheel...
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    +1 on John's comments. My first carvings as a...

    +1 on John's comments.

    My first carvings as a youth was making model airplanes and fishing lures. Both were very rough, as I knew very little about getting tools carving sharp.

    If you can not...
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    With the base held in place, I raised , then...

    With the base held in place, I raised , then lowered, a dado blade on a table saw, about 1/2"
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    Here is a simple stand that can be made from...

    Here is a simple stand that can be made from scrap wood. Plate shown is 8" OD. I can turn up to 10.5" on my lathe and this stand will work on them as well. I cut the dowel to length to best fit...
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    How I build a powered tool sharpener.

    Heres a link to a document showing how I make a powered tool sharpener. I free-hand sharpen them but a tool-rest could be easily fashioned to work with this.

    My primary hobby is wood carving,...
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    A member of our carving group was talking with...

    A member of our carving group was talking with Vic Hood and he recommended them to her. She bought the 12 piece unsharpened set (they are now available pre-sharpened) and asked me to sharpen them...
  14. Hard to believe this is a new tool. I would send...

    Hard to believe this is a new tool. I would send it back if it was mine.

    Yes, a #11 is a veiner.

    For my small veiners, I use a piece of thick leather (sole leather works) as it can be easily...
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    Previous threads on this forum suggested buying...

    Previous threads on this forum suggested buying the buffer kit below, as the ones that come with the jaws aren't the best. I did and have not had any problems with them.
    ...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Mr. Peters. I, and a friend, are looking at...

    Mr. Peters. I, and a friend, are looking at lathe options and we found your spreadsheet very interesting and most helpful. I do have a question. Can you please tell me what the "score" number is...
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    This might be the place Don is referring to: ...

    This might be the place Don is referring to:

    https://www.rosewoodarchery.com/shop
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    +1 on Heinecke. Also good source for Northern...

    +1 on Heinecke.

    Also good source for Northern basswood:

    George Bledsoe at: http://www.loesshillssawmill.com/contact-us.html

    Same quality wood for less!
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    In my experience, used tools typically go for...

    In my experience, used tools typically go for about 1/2 new price, so I would say you did OK. The problem, I've found, with purchasing used tools often lies more with the previous owner(s) and their...
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    Count me in. Thanks!

    Count me in. Thanks!
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    I have a 1/3 HP Foredom. The foot control of...

    I have a 1/3 HP Foredom. The foot control of mine does not have a way to set a max RPM, but if one is handy, I don't know why something couldn't be rigged to limit the pedal travel. I don't think...
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    I typically seal all my basswood carvings if I'm...

    I typically seal all my basswood carvings if I'm going to paint them. I usually apply one coat of water based Minwax sanding sealer if I'm going to paint with acrylics and want the grain to show...
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    I hand-hold the carvings when I make them. ...

    I hand-hold the carvings when I make them. They're too fragile to hold any other way, that I know of.

    90% of the work is done with a carving knife, with the balance done with various gouges and...
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    I'm asked this question a lot, as I carve roses...

    I'm asked this question a lot, as I carve roses in both basswood and butternut. They start as a single piece of wood, and with a lot of luck, stay that way 'til finished.

    I would say they carve...
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