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  1. vinnyjojo

    Spring Pole Lathe with Roy

    I can confidently say that yes ...a spring pole Lathe would be a terrible lathe for a beginner. It’s like patting your head ,rubbing your tummy ,and operating a lathe all at the same time Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Spring Pole Lathe with Roy

    Here it is in my garage
  3. vinnyjojo

    Spring Pole Lathe with Roy

    You’re referring to Barnes Lathe. Continuous motion. I think Shannon has come one. I used the Barnes #5 metal lathe version at the school. The foot pedal is hard as all hell to get used to. You can steer the rope on the piece (if you really were good) with the direction of your foot...for me, I just keep steering the rope off the workpiece entirely! There’s plenty of modifications you can make to the foot pedal. I’ll likely put the back of the pedal in a triangular base so it can’t rock from side to side (imagine a spring-loaded see-saw with nothing preventing side to side motion). That should solve most issues. When I asked Roy why the foot pedal is just a board his response was “we ran out of time filming and I never changed it”. Ha! It’s mostly novelty, but super cool that it breaks down and knocks back together rather quickly. Plus, now I can turn in my driveway without my three young kids getting sucked into the machinery. Really though, that class could’ve easily been called ‘ learn to make a wedged tenon trestle table by hand...and also a crazy lathe’. The best things I learned were ogees and decorative profiles with only a chisel, using hollows and rounds, and cutting huge mortise and tenons by hand. The other huge thing I mentioned above, that I’ve never seen before... was building a dead nuts square machine using boards that aren’t even close to square. Everything was based off using an old framing square, marking gauge, and using (most importantly) consistent reference surfaces (every single time) for layout. Super cool stuff.
  4. Just got back after spending five full days with Roy Underhill at his Woodwrights School in Pittsboro, NC in a class of seven students, each building a spring pole lathe with old methods and machines. So much I want to write about it, but here’s the broad strokes: The Spring Pole Lathe: An archaic machine from erstwhile times that still works remarkably well. Uses reciprocating instead of continuous motion. Look it up. Time: 5 days of non-stop work excepting a break for lunch. Was wonderful exercise and had no problem getting to sleep each night. Long days on your feet. Hand Work: I’ve never cut (6”) tenons by hand...or chopped out giant mortises, but sure enough (with a lot of Roy tips) they were accurate and snug. Learned a LOT about very accurate framing square layout using very non-square boards. Ogee profiles using hollows and rounds...hogged out holes with auger bits chucked up in name it. Hand Tools: I brought some tools but wound up using everything at the school instead (except my LN block plane). They were all in great shape and sharp. If your #7 blade got dull...well...there were 3 more next to it under your bench. Insanely sharp saws. Plus every plane, hollow, round, panel gauge, moving fillister, etc, you could dream of. The MACHINES! Barnes #5 metal lathe and Barnes Combo Machine (treadle ‘tablesaw) a foot pressed mortising machine...a 2 handed boring machine...stuff that should be in a museum...all in good working order and being used by the students. So cool. The Tool Shop: Ed restores tools and runs the tool store upstairs. Everything you can think of and you have the peace of mind that you’re getting an authentic piece at a fair price. I picked up a few bit and braces egg beater, 2 adze(s) and an old number five. My Classmates: I was in a class of seven. As the week went on I got perpetually behind everyone else. Was actually surprised that I was the only one that hadn’t cut giant mortises and tenons by hand. A few of them had taken the workbench class already so large hand cut joinery was old hat. I would have never finished but for the gracious help of my classmates that were ahead. Roy mentioned that this aspect was the favorite part of his classes. Roy: Roy was on brand. No disappointment there. The final product:
  5. Which one are you, Coop? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 2 more days and I’ll be spending five days with Roy at the woodWright school! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Was working with 8 ft. QSWO rough sawn boards (dry) and needed to rip off about 2 inches of squirrelly grain and a few knots from one edge. Took about 20 seconds to split straight with a froe and maul. Wedged it into the wall and strattled the board on the sawbench. Juxtaposed next to the Powermatics, something about this made me really happy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Take a look at the pic I attached earlier in the post - all the weight is on the rails so they are nested into the posts. You’ll need some sort of joinery to keep it from racking though. (hence the carriage bolts) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I get the spirit behind the odd-number open-face plywood sandwich tenon...but from what I can see, it’s bearing all the weight of the top bunk, right? Why don’t you notch halfway through your vertical beams and have your rail nest inside. This way all the weight is on the beam where you want it and not solely in the tenon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. vinnyjojo

    Major score ! 5 hp Oneida cyclone !

    This really was the score of a lifetime. Lufthansa, baby. Paid $3750 for all of this, including the 2 aforementioned Veritas dovetail saws Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Major score ! 5 hp Oneida cyclone !

    Steve forgot the minor detail where I was stuck inside the rack base as the right leg smashed right through the stairs. If either of us lost or grip in that moment, I’d be writing this post with an electronic blowtube! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Found these on Amazon and picked a few up. The price is about 30% of what I imagine it a woodworking company would charge if they sold the equivalent (similar to the 20amp remote start switch you can get for $11 at the hardware store compared to $80 from a woodworking company) Anyway, i’m using them for dust hoods on lathe and scroll saw as well as a makeshift LED light for the bandsaw. Good quality and holds its shape well. Would highly recommend for a number of creative shop applications. If you scroll down to ‘customers also bought’, there are some female threaded attachments too. On Stage Microphone 19-inch Gooseneck, Black Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The good 5x5 BB is worth every penny (says the guy who was cursing $45 Home Depot plywood less than 12 hours ago [emoji57]) $125 seems crazy though. Think I pay $85 for a 5x5 at Atlanta Hardwoods Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. vinnyjojo

    drying logs

    It depends on the species, season, region, storage, and any given tree. I have logs that I’ve kept off the grass under my deck for 2 years that only have mild checking on the ends. I cut off the end, and then cut off whatever I need for a bowl. Seal it up and save the log for another day. Other logs have checked and split after 5 days cut. Would not recommend a plastic bag unless you like moldy blanks (yuk)
  15. Yeah they sell kid lofts that are made of half-inch particleboard ...rack like crazy but someone signed off that they’re safe. The only part that really needs to be superstrong is the support that prevents the top from falling on the bottom. Or if you don’t care just put the kid you like the least in the bottom bunk. Sidebar, I can’t believe the busybody woodworking safety police haven’t chimed in yet. Somebody must’ve asked a question about a foodsafe cutting board [emoji39] Didn’t mean to derail your post, bud... looking forward to pics of your progress! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk