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  1. Using Headstock Spur Center

    Woodturning
    My son enrolled me in a father/son school project involving building a chess set. I bought a mini wood lathe and a lathe tool set and we're learning how to turn wood. Pretty cool. Now, I'm trying to figure out best way to insert the headstock spur center into a 1-inch dowel so we can turn it...
  2. Antique (Calvert) Old English Chess set- Advice on Restoring

    Woodturning
    Hi, Just picked up a lovely Old English chess set in Boxwood and Ebony(?)- It is missing two black pieces and i hoped to try and turn replacements. But i need help identifying the exact wood of the black pieces. A friend told me it was Macassar ebony, but it looks to me like Rosewood.. Any...
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