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Forum: The Turning Bench

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please Read: Pics in threads

    In the past we have had problems with linking pictures in posts from off-site locations. For example, pics disappeared from the off-site location,...

    Started by sawduster, 06-30-2010 9:42 pm
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  1. end grain roughness

    1030810307 I was turning some rescued maple bowls yesterday and on the sides where vertical or near so it is really rough. I realize that I'm dealing...

    Started by 13josh, 11-22-2011 12:29 pm
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    12-03-2011 6:55 pm Go to last post
  2. Music box

    Trying to dream up a music box turned with a base holding the mechanism and the top turning. Imagine a swiveling bobble head but with more...

    Started by alshlds, 12-06-2011 12:36 am
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    12-06-2011 3:07 am Go to last post
  3. Hardware: Walking Stick - Hiking Pole

    Has anyone tried one of these kits form http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/store/Projects___Walking_Sticks___Walking_Stick_Kit___walking_sticks?Args=...

    Started by alshlds, 03-20-2012 9:43 pm
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    03-21-2012 10:13 am Go to last post
  4. Deer antler

    want to turn down an antler for one of my redneck farmer friends, and have never turned it before. What knife, how fast, what to avoid is all I need...

    Started by alshlds, 02-26-2013 1:32 am
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    02-27-2013 5:07 am Go to last post
  5. pen making

    Been reading up on this for some time. I've seen lots of pens for sale around here. What I can't get over is the price tags - $30.00 for one ball...

    Started by art3427, 07-02-2010 12:56 pm
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    07-02-2010 11:44 pm Go to last post
  6. Woodturning turtles !!???

    What do you turner guys think? http://www.crankorgan.com/woodturtle.htm art

    Started by art3427, 07-29-2010 1:25 pm
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    07-29-2010 9:16 pm Go to last post
  7. Turning Blank

    I'm planning my first lathe project - and I don't even have a lathe yet. I have in my shop a bunch of mahogany shorts I want to use. I'd like to...

    Started by art3427, 08-02-2010 4:56 pm
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    08-02-2010 11:05 pm Go to last post
  8. Lathe Chisels

    I"m thinking of investing in a lathe setup. I have nothing related to turning so I'll be acquiring everything. I know chisels are key to successful...

    Started by art3427, 08-02-2010 10:41 pm
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    08-04-2010 12:34 am Go to last post
  9. Some might be interested

    in this: http://jackson.craigslist.org/grd/2014682417.html art

    Started by art3427, 10-22-2010 2:52 am
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    10-22-2010 1:32 pm Go to last post
  10. Pen Blanks?

    Neighbor came by with a log splitter today to see if I needed some wood split. Sure did. I've had some huge red oak logs in the yard for over 2...

    Started by art3427, 11-14-2010 6:03 am
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    11-15-2010 8:17 pm Go to last post
  11. Milling Lathe

    What do you guys think about this ? I'm thinking about building one. http://www.shopnotes.com/issues/115/videos/router-milling-machine-video/ ...

    Started by art3427, 01-05-2011 1:16 pm
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    01-08-2011 3:37 am Go to last post
  12. green turning blanks

    I've got a few limbs from a recently acquired yard tree that are too small to make into planks. I'm wondering how they would work if I just cut them...

    Started by art3427, 04-19-2011 1:38 am
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    04-20-2011 6:30 pm Go to last post
  13. Tutorial Needed

    I need help from, some of you guys with experience cutting turning blanks. I've got a collection of small crotches (3-4" limbs). I'm trying to...

    Started by art3427, 06-06-2011 1:26 am
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    06-06-2011 11:48 pm Go to last post
  14. Have I screwed up?

    I been cutting pen & stopper blanks the last couple of days- mostly Bradford pear. It was cut about a month ago, I had not sealed the ends of the...

    Started by art3427, 06-15-2011 5:40 pm
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  15. Possible lamination

    I've got some really low grade 1x12 WPP I acquired for nothing. It has some really huge (4"x6") rock solid knots in it. I had a brain fart abd...

    Started by art3427, 07-04-2011 8:42 pm
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    07-04-2011 9:24 pm Go to last post
  16. Bowl Blanks

    I cut some bowl blanks today out of some small crotch stock I had on hand. 2 are 2.25" thick x 4.5" dia. 1 is 3" thick x 6"dia. All of them meter...

    Started by art3427, 07-06-2011 10:13 pm
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  17. Bowl Blanks

    Is the grain direction critical to making a bowl blank? I've got some wood I'd like to cut into bowl blanks, but the grain is run in a QS pattern to...

    Started by art3427, 08-15-2011 9:00 pm
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    08-16-2011 3:10 am Go to last post
  18. Calling all bowl turners

    I'm not sure I'm coordinated enough to do this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1WE0YjskGw art

    Started by art3427, 10-26-2011 3:30 pm
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    11-21-2011 1:29 am Go to last post
  19. Pen Kits

    Found this stuff on close out. Thought some of you might be interested. http://www.woodworkingshop.com/clearance.aspx art

    Started by art3427, 10-27-2011 1:51 am
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  20. In Case Your Interested

    http://jackson.craigslist.org/mat/2728070363.html I think this might be from a casket co. I know in the Vicksburg area. art

    Started by art3427, 12-16-2011 5:42 pm
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