01-12-2022: Lathe Tool Storage

Dick KellyDick has limited space in his workshop and doesn’t use a lot of tools. He attached a milk crate to a bench grinder pedestal with plastic cable ties. He used cardboard and duct tape along the open edge of the crate to keep the tools from slipping out and...

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11-10-2021: Vacuum Chucks

Several members of the club have and use vacuum chucks. The topic was introduced with this drawing from the book, Woodturning Methods by Mike Darlow, pg. 33. There are also two chapters on vacuum chucks in the book Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning by Doc Green....

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10-13-2021: Homemade Fixtures and Aids Part 2

Members showed and discussed more woodturning aids and continued the discussion from the September 8, 2021 meeting.Bill McDonaldThis jig is used for slicing segment rings in half for bracelets. The 6” X 12” backboard is set up parallel to the saw blade. A saw stop is...

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09-08-2021: Homemade Fixtures and Aids Part 1

Members of the club met on Zoom to discuss pictures of their homemade projects that make their hobby of woodturning easier whether on the lathe or in their shops. The photos were collected by Ken Allen who was hosting the Zoom session. Then, during the meeting, each...

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08-11-2021: Using Multiple Materials in Projects

The meeting began with a photo show of projects that had been made from a mixture of materials. One member mentioned that two things sell in this area: including turquoise in cracks and things that have a shine or are glossy. He’d used different dyes to change colors....

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07-14-2021: Chucks – Holding Wood on a Lathe

Jam Chuck The discussion started with jam chucks.  One member talked about a bowl flying off the lathe twice when using a jam chuck.  A wooden jam chuck had been turned to fit tightly to the bowl and stretch wrap was wrapped around the jaws and the top of the bowl. ...

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