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by scollins
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: My First Pen and Letter Opener Set
Replies: 21
Views: 3769

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: 1381

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: 1381

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: 3928

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: 2397

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...
by scollins
Thu May 03, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Turning Spalted Birch
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

If its that pretty don't be scared of turning it as long as it can be held safely in the lathe. On small items (i.e. pens, bottle stoppers) I use thin CA glue to stablize the punky parts. On bigger items I use Minwax wood hardener or old poly or varnish thinned 1:1 to make it thin enough to penetrat...
by scollins
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: I Really Dislike Finishing
Replies: 25
Views: 4074

Could you elaborate on that ? Which would you recommend ? Thanks. I bought a small Cobalt gravity feed from Lowes. I have friends that are constantly looking for a "better" equipment solution when better technique makes the most difference. If I had $1ooo+ for a trubine sprayer I would ha...
by scollins
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: I Really Dislike Finishing
Replies: 25
Views: 4074

I agree. I try to use wood that matches the color I want and top coat it and be done, but people that I do custom work for usually require staining and color matching. Set up a cardboard spray booth. Get a small gravity feed spray gun and if at all possible use a water based finish and you will be d...
by scollins
Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Help identifying newly acquired SS parts
Replies: 10
Views: 1745

[quote="wa2crk"]The only one that I recognize is at the top left in photo #1 and it appears to be a quadrant from a jointer. These have a tendency to go bad if they are overtightened, so a close inspection/comparison is in order. I can't readily identify any of the others and some may be f...
by scollins
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: SS Items Up for Grabs
Replies: 11
Views: 2275

riddler wrote:SCollins, So nice of you to offer up some of your SS goodies. I have some broken casters on my mark VII and would love to be able to solve that problem-- Not a lot of spares out there. Cheers.

It is paper only not a part