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Hey guys, Just thought I would throw these out there to see what everyone thinks.



Bowl is Black Cherry. My first bowl that didn't blow up on the lathe. I met up with the pres. of the local wood turning assoc. really cool guy!

The pen is Purple heart and the hardware is black titanium.



Let me know what you think.

Does anyone know where to get a good grinder + a gouge gig for a reasonable price?

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Good job. I think the best deal on a grinder right now is the slow speed grinder from Woodcraft. It comes with White wheels which are what you want for grind HSS tools. That alone saves you a lot of money. It used to be $89 and probably still is close to that.
It's hard to beat the Oneway sharpening jig with the Wolverine bowl gouge jig. Everyone seems to have about the same price on these so Woodcraft is as good as any place to get them. You might do a search and see if anyone is having a sale on them.
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I agree with john, woodcraft grinder is a good solid grinder mine has 2 speeds with the same wheels. and the Oneway Wolverine sharping gig is easy to use... also nice work on your pens and bowl. keep it up.

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those look really good. what are you guys using to make the pens? is it a really tiny lathe or something? they look like they would be fun to make
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I was turning my pens on a small lathe. but now I use my oneway 2436, dont need to have a small lathe to turn pens. and they are a blast to make..give it a try

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Thanks guys!

I have been looking at the Wood Craft grinder and I think I will be picking up one in the next week or so. Do you guys think the gigs are worth it?

Now for my lathe!

This is a 1948 Craftsmen 9 X 30 lathe. 103.23070
It is a challenge to work with sometimes because everything adjusts by nut and bolt and there are no cam locks. It also uses a MT # 1 and has an odd threading but I did find that the nova chuck works well with it. The other disadvantage is that in order to change speed, i have to move the belt completely manually. no levers or switches.

A beautiful and useful machine none the less with a great history.


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