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  1. Woodturning
    Hey there, I have a PSI Barracuda 2 chuck currently and I’m looking to upgrade. I do a lot of bowl turning and the biggest jumbo jaws available for it only accommodate up to 8.25” bowls. I also don’t like that all of the jaws for it have teeth which mar the foot of my bowls. I have a delta...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey there, I’m wanting to buy a set of carbide lathe tools to reduce the amount of time I spend sharpening my tools. I mostly do bowl turning and sometimes spindle turning. What are the best or most highly recommended brand to buy? I know a full set of any of the. Is going to set me back a fair...
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    Hi all, I hope everyone is enjoying their extra time at home. During my extended "me" time, I started looking through a stack of olive wood I cut down two years ago, and found a cross section with some very interesting markings. I decided to give it a whirl on the lathe, and got very lucky with...
  4. Woodturning
    In your opinion what is the question that a turner novice do more frequently?
  5. Woodturning
    This is my first wood ring: What are you think?
  6. New Member Introductions
    I`m new at this and hope it works!!! Not to computer savvy either!!! Anyway here goes, I have a logging business in central Missouri and i`m looking to start selling wood burls and am desperately looking for information and advice. Also have some good furniture quality timber that I just hate...
  7. Woodturning
    Do any of you sell them? If so, how? If not what's stopping you? What else do you do with them?
  8. Woodturning
    Hi, Just bought a Jet mini wood lathe with Axminster SK80 Chuck and type C dovetail jaws package. I was wondering if it was possible/advisable to use the chuck WITHOUT the jaws. It seems like this might be convenient for certain situations (for very small tenons- turning bone for example; where...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    I keep finding articles on individual woodworking for turnings. What I didn't understand right away was production scale woodturning and how it is possible to churn out a large amount of product and make it look homemade. I wrote this blog post after researching the topic...
  10. Woodturning
    Hello Woodies, I just finished turning my first pedestal. Dimensions are 4''x19''. I really need help with truing/squaring the top and bottom so that my table will stand straight up. as you can see in the picture I have about 3 inches of excess wood on both sides. How do i remove the...
  11. Woodturning
    So I researched how to turn an egg, and successfully turned and finished one from a chunk of cherry. Since then, I have made two more attempts and cannot seam to turn the shape anymore. The main issue? When i get down to the final shape I always have a catch when turning one of the ends (still...
  12. Project Showcase
    Some Mother's Day projects for my wife. A yarn bowl and some crochet hooks. The bowl has 271 pieces and is made from narra, maple, walnut, cherry and mesquite. The crochet hooks are from left to right ironwood, cherry, saguaro, maple, and ebony.
  13. Woodturning
    I wanted to post a couple bottle stoppers I finally completed because the wood was actually purchased on the woodworkingtalk.com classifieds. I responded to PSDKevin about some cherry burl pen blanks, and liked them sooo much I ordered additional stopper blanks within a week or two. So Kevin...
  14. Woodturning
    Art Liestman was a guest at our woodturning club last weekend, and he showed us how he turns multiple pieces at a time to create art that is not round. I kind of want to try this method to see what I can do, but the first step is making a Jig. Has anyone tried this method before or made your...
  15. Woodturning
    Hello all. Im a newbie. Not even gonna try to hide it. Just gonna describe the problem as best i can and hope someone can help me out. So here is the issue. I have a 3450 rpm bench grinder, which i am trying to use to power a tiny, old beat up wood lathe. I have a 2 inch pulley on the...
  16. Woodturning
    First of all I must tell you I have read the first 30 pages of this forum and already have learned so much. I am anxious to find out what I will learn from past entries as well as future entries. As you can see I am so new I still shine so I will tell you a short version of why I started this...
  17. Woodturning
    an elm bowl with the back sprayed black. the grain shows up as white over the spray paint. the front is finished with paste wax 6" diameter 1.5" thick this is my 6th bowl what do you think? thanks
  18. Woodturning
    it would be interesting to know how people got into turning and what their first experiences were like :smile: how did you start turning? are you self tough or did you go on a course? what lathe did you start on? how many lathes have you had? how long have you been turning? what was the first...
  19. Woodturning
    does anyone know any good lathes for less than £400? i want it to have a rotating headstock and easy speed change. at the moment i have a piece of crap made 20 years ago so its about time i get an upgrade! thanks.
  20. Woodturning
    i have a mulberry bowl blank in my woodstore and before i make plans for it i want to know if it is a nice wood has anyone turned mulberry before? thanks.
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