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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. what's the difference?

    What's the difference between Zac's new lathe and this one? JET JML 1014VSI 10-Inch-by-14-Inch Variable Speed Indexing Mini Lathe This lathe...

    Started by Elizabeth, 01-31-2011 1:42 pm
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    101 lathe, tools needed
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    02-05-2011 7:43 pm Go to last post
  2. Icon5 Moisture levels?

    I have access to a moisture meter(it's a cheap one, but I think it works well enough), and was wondering what is the best percentage of moisture? ...

    Started by SDB777, 02-02-2011 11:01 am
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    03-13-2011 5:25 am Go to last post
  3. New lathe got here and set up!

    I got my new lathe several days early - which was awesome. Since this is a midi-lathe I needed to build a stand/cabinet for it. I raised this one...

    Started by Sachbvn, 01-16-2011 9:11 pm
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    01-20-2011 6:46 pm Go to last post
  4. question

    I have a lathe a delta midi what extra tooling would i need to start turning pens. i am getting jealous looking at all these beauties you all are...

    Started by djburkhart, 06-25-2010 7:05 pm
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    07-04-2010 11:35 am Go to last post
  5. Icon5 Lathe Maintenance

    With the weather starting to cool off, I'm hoping to start some turning shortly after Labor Day. I haven't done anything with my lathe since...

    Started by PastorPaul, 08-24-2010 2:53 pm
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    09-16-2010 12:14 am Go to last post
  6. Icon10 Will YOU show your messy shop?

    Boo: Don't feel bad about the messy shop. My shop is a disaster and I have no room. I can't say I like it this way. Maybe I need a one of your...

    Started by Elizabeth, 11-24-2012 10:03 pm
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    12-02-2012 10:54 am Go to last post
  7. New kid in town...

    Signed on yesterday and sat up most of the night readin' and lookin'. I've been turning(well sort of) for a couple years now. but it's all been...

    Started by Mickey Cassiba, 04-09-2011 8:22 pm
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    04-12-2011 1:37 am Go to last post
  8. Easter eggs

    I thought I'd make some wooden Easter eggs for some of the bowls I've made for the wife. Didn't get very many made yet today though. 16379 16380...

    Started by autobodyman, 03-31-2013 4:45 am
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  9. Tryin' to make round things....

    :banghead: Spinny things makes my hair hurt. I'm going to try to make a stool for the shop but I might just call it firewood and move on. I've...

    Started by ScottD, 11-28-2010 8:52 pm
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    12-15-2010 8:53 pm Go to last post
  10. Tool rest lock

    The little do-hickey that locks my tool rest is stripped out again. Grizzly will send me a new one but it's POS and will strip out in a few months. ...

    Started by Fred Belknap, 05-04-2011 1:22 am
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    05-10-2011 1:36 am Go to last post
  11. Rounding blanks prior to turning

    Hey guys! I know several of you round your blanks off before even taking them to the lathe..... Doug has a REALLY sweet jig made for his bandsaw...

    Started by Sachbvn, 07-06-2011 8:36 pm
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    07-16-2011 5:18 am Go to last post
  12. Icon5 Questions on CA pen finishing.

    I use the CA/BLO method for finishing my pens. I do 1-2 coats of thin CA, followed by 4 (or more if needed) coats of medium CA. I try and let...

    Started by Sachbvn, 10-02-2010 1:46 am
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  13. Tool Confusion

    While at The Woodworking Show on Saturday, I visited one of the St. Louis aread turning clubs; hoping to learn what a could and pick up a few...

    Started by PastorPaul, 02-15-2011 5:17 pm
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    02-16-2011 10:27 pm Go to last post
  14. Storing CA glue

    Apparently ya can't leave thin CA(in the big bottle) out near the lathe for extended periods of time.... Seems it'll thicken up pretty quick in the...

    Started by SDB777, 07-10-2011 10:51 pm
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    08-15-2011 10:18 pm Go to last post
  15. Just received an email

    Not sure whether this is good news or bad(considering the temperature outside)? Was contacted by a CPA that frequents a reloading forum I am at. ...

    Started by SDB777, 06-19-2010 7:20 pm
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    07-02-2010 6:30 pm Go to last post
  16. What chuck to buy?

    Since you guys convinced me to buy a lathe, I have learned to turn pens and seem to have some success in doing them. I would now like to move onto...

    Started by bch47, 11-01-2010 11:39 pm
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    11-06-2010 1:09 am Go to last post
  17. Boodrow won!!!

    Ok - not first, but he did get second place!!! How cool, huh? CSUSA just posted on Facebook. Congrats Boodrow! Zac

    Started by Sachbvn, 04-25-2011 6:23 pm
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    04-26-2011 11:26 am Go to last post
  18. Suggestions on casting items.

    So.... let's start a thread here about different things that could be cast in resin for a pen. I have a question about anything that get's wrapped...

    Started by Sachbvn, 06-27-2011 12:35 pm
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    07-05-2011 1:18 am Go to last post
  19. Casting red chile

    A picture being worth a thousand words...here is my latest casting for some pens and a bottle stopper using dehydrated red chile. As you can see, I...

    Started by DougB, 11-09-2010 5:12 pm
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    11-11-2010 3:26 pm Go to last post
  20. Frustration

    Been itchy to try a pen since Doug sent me a box of goodies. No drills on hand, gotta order some. 7-10 business days ship time, with a holiday in the...

    Started by Mickey Cassiba, 05-29-2011 2:35 pm
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    06-02-2011 3:45 am Go to last post

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