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by scollins
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Morse Taper
Replies: 8
Views: 2796

There are actually several lathes that at some point in their manufacture had a solid shaft that required a slip on adaptor. Some of the early Vega lathes did.
by scollins
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Set up for lathe turning
Replies: 14
Views: 4347

Check out woodturningonline.com for both tutorials on turning and turning projects. Of course Nick Englers Shopsmith videos are excellent. I don't know how long I had my SS before I checked out the Eccentric turning video and discovered another neat SS feature that I didn't know that I had. Search f...
by scollins
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Lathe chisel rack
Replies: 32
Views: 12238

Look at the stand for the Delta Midi lathe. I really like that set up and have wondered about adapting it to hang from the bottom ways or a cart that could be rolled into poistion when turning. I have the wall rack set up which is good for storage, but I have no desire to reach over the lathe for to...
by scollins
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: My First Pen and Letter Opener Set
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

A suggestion: When you think you have achieved your final shape run your fingernail across the bushing onto the wood. If it catches, work it down until it doesn't. I use an Easy Wood tool with a square cutter for most of my pen turning, if not I use the point of a skew with a very light touch to avo...
by scollins
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: My First Pen and Letter Opener Set
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

Terry,

With all of the switching around, how long does it take you to do a pen?
by scollins
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: My First Pen and Letter Opener Set
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

With all of the switching around, how long does it take you to do a pen?
by scollins
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: 1-1/8 hp motor overheating?
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

This is the first time that I have used this SS. The housing on my other one never gets hot. I don't recall it even getting warm. The first thing I do with used equipment is clean and go over it looking for obvious issues. It is clean inside. I have not lubed it yet so I will give it a try. It has d...
by scollins
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: 1-1/8 hp motor overheating?
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

1-1/8 hp motor overheating?

Hooked up a recently acquired SS (2 bearing quill) w/jointer and was happily jointing away in a hot shop under a fan. Began to notice a hint of warm wood smell and that the temp seemed to be rising. Put my hand on the housing and it was hotter than I care to hold onto. No burning smell of either ele...
by scollins
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Spindle Turning
Replies: 26
Views: 3732

Nothing to be scared of here if you prep your wood properly and pay attention during your glue up. I like to orient all of my pieces ready to go before I grab the glue bottle so there are no accidental mismatches. To glue that many I would buy a roller for the glue bottle and be set to gang clamp th...
by scollins
Mon May 28, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: SS Universal Lathe Tool Rest
Replies: 9
Views: 2310

Overall a great improvement over the stock one in range and usable configurations. Blew up original up on an especially gnarlly piece of oak, so having a more durable piece of metal to take the abuse is a definite plus. Cons: -You better not mind handling 35# everytime you switch it out. -On mine th...