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by scollins
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Shop built lathe tool rest arm?
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Shop built lathe tool rest arm?

Blew up my tool rest horizontal arm. Has anyone made one from scratch?
by scollins
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Question on spur drive center
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

http://www.shopsmith.net/forums/attachment.htm?attachmentid=14580&d=1319625170 If you have concerns about something slipping from the drive spur drill a hole just big enough to slide the blank over the drive spur and have fun. If you want to know the max that you can put on an SS find my thread...
by scollins
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Large Allen Screw
Replies: 30
Views: 3796

I haven't, just turned it till it had a little resistance and quit. What do you recommend?
by scollins
Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Large Allen Screw
Replies: 30
Views: 3796

Dusty was dead on with the call for screw #9. I had to release the headstock ways to find the hole. Thanks for saving me a lot of time searching.
by scollins
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Large Allen Screw
Replies: 30
Views: 3796

Large Allen Screw

While using my joiner, I heard a noise soon followed by a large (~1/2" dia.) allen screw bouncing on the floor between the joiner and the headstock area of my SS. The SS still worked fine with no other noise. The noise I heard seemed to be from the headstock area. So far I haven't been able to ...
by scollins
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: pine cone and corn cob
Replies: 15
Views: 4406

A jack pine or the type that needs fire to open will be the easiest to turn. Ones that open without fire will need to be encased in casting resin to turn. Heat from the cutting tool can make one that is not in resin start to open. CA glue can help keep it closed. For the corn cob, buy some corn on t...
by scollins
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: barber pole pen?
Replies: 41
Views: 10766

Pretty simple, dyed wood, cut on a 45 or whatever angle you like, laminated and turned. If you want to add interest to it, then take a V gouge or a Dremel with a narrow tip and lightly groove the glue line after turning.
by scollins
Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: What kind of lathe center is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Depending on how long the point is, the 60 degree can self-center in a pre-drilled hole and allow access to the end of the work piece where the cup will be in the way. Do not put too much pressure on the piece as mentioned above, it might split.
by scollins
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Turning black palm
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Black palm is not a good newbie wood. Sharp tools are a must. Reading the grain is another must or you will catch the black fibers and blow it up. Someone suggested using CA glue (needs to be thin CA) to stablize the blank before turning. I used some spalted oak for an ornament finial. Not thinking,...
by scollins
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Heating woodshop
Replies: 25
Views: 8035

Northern Tool has a 3 blade radient patio heater designed to mount on an umbellra that works well and could be hung from the ceiling using a plumbing flange and length of pipe. It should easily cover a 10x10' spot in the shop especially if you use some type of curtain to enclosed the work space. I h...