Search:

Type: Posts; User: John K Jordan; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.11 seconds.

  1. No, no! Just make a little vacation out of it! ...

    No, no! Just make a little vacation out of it! I've done that with several out-of-state woodturning demos. Stay in nice places, see some sights, do a little shopping!
  2. I power mine from a 120v 20 amp circuit. ...

    I power mine from a 120v 20 amp circuit. Extremely useful machine for what I do - I'd hate to be without it.
  3. Replies
    9
    Views
    323

    I wondered about that too. Raccoon rabies has...

    I wondered about that too. Raccoon rabies has been eliminated in most of TN but is still prevalent in other eastern states including WV. A fourth rabid raccoon this year was found a few months ago...
  4. more about processing green wood into dry blanks

    Brian,

    Some tree sections of some species will start to check within minutes of cutting. If you catch it early enough, the pith and end checks are not usually a problem. Early end checks...
  5. Yes, one key question to answer here is will the...

    Yes, one key question to answer here is will the wood be turned wet or dry. The platters and pepper mills Brian mentioned are typically (and arguably, best) turned dry.

    Some people turn bowls...
  6. Brian,E I process a LOT of green wood into...

    Brian,E

    I process a LOT of green wood into turning blanks. I sometimes use a chain saw, sometimes my sawmill, but mostly the bandsaw (which will cut 12" high). How you process depends on what...
  7. I used to get some but then I installed a button...

    I used to get some but then I installed a button on my phone which sets off a glitter bomb on the other end if the caller is a real person and causes the computer and server to explode if it's a robo...
  8. Replies
    3
    Views
    153

    I've never seen a Grizzly lathe but the...

    I've never seen a Grizzly lathe but the Powermatic and Jet lathes I have with speed readout do the same. I have big switch in a steel box that kills the power completely when I'm not using the...
  9. Replies
    4
    Views
    188

    And real shoes. After cutting a bowl blank from...

    And real shoes. After cutting a bowl blank from a plank a month or so ago for a student I dropped the bulk of the plank. The corner hit first and broke my middle toe. I was not wearing sensible...
  10. Thread: Teapot

    by John K Jordan
    Replies
    10
    Views
    487

    [QUOTE=William C Rogers;2951672]....Actually it...

    [QUOTE=William C Rogers;2951672]....Actually it is not really unbalanced as the pot was turned to about 3/16 thickness. ...

    I meant visually unbalanced if one imagined lifting and pouring if that...
  11. I have one direct threaded, couldn't find one...

    I have one direct threaded, couldn't find one that took an adapter. It's a powerfully hefty chuck.

    The only downside for me is it won't take Nova's wrench for removing from the lathe. I...
  12. I even got my hair cut a few months ago and found...

    I even got my hair cut a few months ago and found a shirt with minimal grease stains!
  13. Replies
    4
    Views
    188

    Hearing Protection

    Now entirely off topic for those of us who use power tools and chainsaws and such. I think I posted this before but was reminded of it with the recent thread on ear muffs and hearing protection.
    ...
  14. Thread: Teapot

    by John K Jordan
    Replies
    10
    Views
    487

    I like the look of that one but agree about the...

    I like the look of that one but agree about the handle. When imagining that design in use as an actual teapot it looks a bit unbalanced. But without the handle the spout might look unbalanced. ...
  15. I'm starting to feel left out. I haven't gotten...

    I'm starting to feel left out. I haven't gotten a spam/racket call for months. Sometimes a wrong number.

    JKJ
  16. Thread: Teapot

    by John K Jordan
    Replies
    10
    Views
    487

    Nice teapot. I far prefer to see one made from...

    Nice teapot. I far prefer to see one made from one piece of wood unlike some who make a separate spout and glue it in.



    The other John Jordan turns teapots at times. A few pictures of his,...
  17. As someone mentioned, what you are sharpening and...

    As someone mentioned, what you are sharpening and and the grit may make a difference. I don't often sharpen chisels and plane irons but HSS lathe tools which are not damaged by overheating. I mostly...
  18. Replies
    12
    Views
    439

    One nice think about being born in 1950 is I can...

    One nice think about being born in 1950 is I can always figure out how old I am, as long as someone tells me the current year and I can still remember how to subtract 50.

    I made sure to get...
  19. Replies
    31
    Views
    767

    I have a nice tube desk radio. There are a...

    I have a nice tube desk radio. There are a surprising number of people who love to work on these today. A friend repaired mine even though it looked like it had a lightening surge.

    One...
  20. Replies
    10
    Views
    800

    I'm going to see if you'll be home one day next...

    I'm going to see if you'll be home one day next week. This week proved to be crazier than crazy if that's possible!
  21. Replies
    6
    Views
    318

    Yes, this is a solemn time every year. Who...

    Yes, this is a solemn time every year. Who doesn't remember exactly where they were and what they were doing at the first news and the unfolding horrors that day, and hearing about all those who...
  22. Replies
    31
    Views
    767

    If handy with electronics, a blown component will...

    If handy with electronics, a blown component will often pinpoint itself by the smell and possibly by the appearance. I've fixed a lot of things by finding and replacing. With luck, it could be an...
  23. Replies
    10
    Views
    800

    Hey, come visit! Take a llama for a walk, herd...

    Hey, come visit! Take a llama for a walk, herd some peacocks, get stung by a honey bee, play in the shop!

    Can't promise exactly what will be in the auction this year - we rely on donations. We...
  24. Replies
    10
    Views
    800

    I auction well-dried rough turned bowls at our...

    I auction well-dried rough turned bowls at our club every year in March. These are air dried, some probably a decade or two now, donated by a woman whose woodturning husband had passed away. I...
  25. Replies
    14
    Views
    530

    A friend of mine spent a few years in Poland. ...

    A friend of mine spent a few years in Poland. When I showed him a little wooden box with a threaded lid he said some friends of his there had similar boxes with salt and other things for the table....
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4