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  1. Thread: It's here!

    by David Hill
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    You will love it!! It's my go to tool. I do try...

    You will love it!! It's my go to tool.
    I do try to turn a little on my other lathes just so they don't forget me.
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    My turning started when I wanted to see what...

    My turning started when I wanted to see what things the Shopsmith that I got from my FIL could do. Discovered that I really liked it, so much that I bent the spindle as I moved to bigger...
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    It doesn't take much BLO to pop the grain. I like...

    It doesn't take much BLO to pop the grain. I like to mix my own WOP so I add BLO to make 15-20% of the container and use that as the first coat applied as friction polish. After that dries I use the...
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    I don't use a friction chuck. I'll use either a...

    I don't use a friction chuck. I'll use either a Longworth or my Vicmarc Cole jaws. To keep supported, I bought a Tailstock Steady that was developed by a friend--he markets them-- keeps the bowl in...
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    I too like turning bigger things--and right that...

    I too like turning bigger things--and right that 14" and bigger don't move fast--still fun to make though.
    in my trek through the vortex I've owned ~8 lathes. Most all were a "step up" from the one...
  6. Been watching and reading... No, I don't feel...

    Been watching and reading...
    No, I don't feel the need to rough turn any of my wood
    I live in a hot humid area, and do keep most of my wood outside in the form of logs that are cut in lengths small...
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    Thanks, think thatíll do it.

    Thanks, think thatíll do it.
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    messaging issue for me

    I see the messages I get just fine. What I cannot see are my responses to messages, how do I see what I have sent--ie. messages that are new?

    thanks in advance.
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    Knowing what I know now, ....get the bigger...

    Knowing what I know now, ....get the bigger lathe. I started my journey buying lathes stepwiseó buy one a little bigger each time, since there happened to be one on CL. I gained (paid for) lots of...
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    The requisite nails, wireó but have also gotten...

    The requisite nails, wireó but have also gotten arrowheads (flint and metal) , bullets, some rocks, and even found concrete in a crotch section.
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    Hi Johnó canít go wrong with Mapleó either size. ...

    Hi Johnó canít go wrong with Mapleó either size. Like both, big one better.
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    I bought a 261 after I got tired of wearing out...

    I bought a 261 after I got tired of wearing out Poulans. Mine has a 20 inch bar & I love it. Had told my dealer that when I do cut it’s a lot, so he recommended this one. I process my own wood for...
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    Mineral is great for rolling pins. Apply and...

    Mineral is great for rolling pins. Apply and wipe, refresh as needed. Mineral oil will NEVER go rancid and is food safe.
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    Generally I start with a blank on a faceplate. ...

    Generally I start with a blank on a faceplate. That's where I do the vast majority of the outside shaping and turning. Once that's done I usually use my square carbide to cut the recess--if I'm...
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    I have owned probably 10 lathes in my journey of...

    I have owned probably 10 lathes in my journey of woodturning.Lots of Rev Drive units--they do have their drawbacks.
    Currently I have 3--a Nova 1624, Laguna 18/47, and a Robust AB.
    For what you...
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    I have a Delta 14 with a riser that I installed. ...

    I have a Delta 14 with a riser that I installed. Didn't like the factory motor because it would bog down easily. Had seen bigger motors at Tractor Supply, bought one then had to make another trip...
  17. Thread: turning elm

    by David Hill
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    Brad--turn it! That set is good for spindle...

    Brad--turn it!
    That set is good for spindle turning--not bowls, and will need frequent sharpening. For bowls I'd say look around and get either a bowl gouge (1/2 in is good), or explore a carbide...
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    Cottonwood! Fun to turn, may be some...

    Cottonwood!
    Fun to turn, may be some stringy---sharp tools.
    Some of the carvers really like the bark too.
  19. I use my hands in my line of work so I do use...

    I use my hands in my line of work so I do use fingerless high impact gloves (from HF). Cushions the fingers and hands and blocks the hot shavings. Shirts with long sleeves (not cotton--shavings...
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    I'm 1 1/2 hrs west of Houston. I most likely...

    I'm 1 1/2 hrs west of Houston.
    I most likely have some of all the woods you might be looking for. How big a load are you looking for?
    Will be looking at some Pecan soon that's already been cut...
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    I have the Laguna 18/47 Platinum--not exactly...

    I have the Laguna 18/47 Platinum--not exactly same machine--have not had any problems with it at all. Has turned everything I've put on it. Really appreciate the VFD.
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    Update on the bowl--it seems that it "called" to...

    Update on the bowl--it seems that it "called" to some folks---brought $600 for the family and cause.

    As for fillers, I figure that if I'm going to "help" the wood, it might as well stand out. ​I...
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    Spalted Pecan--a special bowl

    Not long ago I was asked if I would donate one of my "creations" as a silent auction item for a little fella (son of one of my daughter's teammates & friend) who was diagnosed with a lymphoma--he's...
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    +1 with Bill. Anchorseal, paraffin, or at least...

    +1 with Bill.
    Anchorseal, paraffin, or at least latex paint on the ends is great for storing until you can get to them. As for the crack you showed, to me that's minor compared to the stuff I use...
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    I too use my bandsaws to round my blanks. I use...

    I too use my bandsaws to round my blanks. I use my dremel tool with the chainsaw sharpening tip (gray one) to sharpen my 3 tpi blades. General rule of thumb is 2-3 sharpenings before getting a new...
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