Chip Sawdust

Members
  • Content Count

    346
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    4

Chip Sawdust last won the day on May 14

Chip Sawdust had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

209 Excellent

1 Follower

About Chip Sawdust

  • Rank
    Journeyman Poster

Profile Information

  • Woodworking Interests
    Greene & Greene, craftsman, furniture, jigs, hobbyist

Recent Profile Visitors

414 profile views
  1. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    Ok I think I’m starting to catch on i modified my flip top bench and put this long piece of equipment on that. It gets almost a whole wall in my little shop area. Relocated the band saw, still need a place to mount the planer and jointer. But for now I need to build a couple drawers for the “new” bench and continue with the reorganization. It’s a mess right now so I can’t get my next project started.... As for dust collection, so far I’ve waited till I’m done turning then grab the hose end from the TS and start vacuuming up the area. So no dust collection during the work, although I will have to try something.... eventually....
  2. Chip Sawdust

    Stringing, Fluting, Beading and such

    An elephant emitting hearts from its trunk! Who’d have thought it?
  3. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    Right now I can’t swing $90 for a project like that. I’m still buying lathe stuff It IS a dark hole! Which is why I avoided getting a lathe for so long.
  4. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    Dust collection is the next thing after I get the turning bench set up. I’m thinking a sliding hood that has a handle sticking out underneath the lathe so I can move it along, keeping it opposite of my tool rest and behind. Also maybe a barrier to keep chips from flying even beyond that, so I may make a small “wall” behind the lathe. The turning bench will be against a shop wall, no doubt. If anyone has ideas on any of that, I’m wide open to suggestions
  5. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    So it’s not as small a lathe as it was, the 24” extension came in, now I have to reorganize the shop! But i can finally do something with these branch cutoffs....
  6. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    TWWG? The Wood Whisperer Group?
  7. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    I finally received Raffan’s book and after reading the sharpening chapter I went directly to the shop and started grinding. I’m not half bad at a grinder by hand/eye, so in the end I was able to put a nice fingernail shape on my 1/2” spindle gouge, as well as all the other chisels with their recommended grinds. Worked much better This wood is quite green and I almost feel moisture on my face from it in some areas, but there is less fuzz now than before. Also, curly shavings instead of dusty ones. Its weird taking an edge from the grinder straight to my work. With joinery I set up and spend good time getting that razor’s edge; this is completely different.
  8. Chip Sawdust

    Stringing, Fluting, Beading and such

    Wifey wanted a place to hold her iPad so it didn’t take up surface area on the table. Not very “Federal,” but functional.
  9. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    I ended up drawing a circle on the flat side, marking some lines across it that I drew part way up the side, then ran it through the band saw at the various points. I have a 5/8” blade in the band saw so circles aren’t very tight. It wasn’t as good an idea as your cardboard tip but I confess to being a bit boneheaded sometimes. I wish I could post a video here as I want to do a time lapse on the next blank
  10. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    Ok so I set up the G3, pre-shaped a bowl blank, roughed it out and have a basic shape. It’s not gong to make the grade due to some flaws I can already see, but as an experiment on using the G3 and my bowl gouge, it’s teaching me a few things. This crack is going to kill this bowl I can see... I drew a few lines on the bottom for grip, but mostly “just to see.” The inner surface is half fuzz, anyone got ideas how to smooth that out?
  11. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    Yay!
  12. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    Thanks Mark I’ll do just that. Good idea, thank you. @K Cooper it’s fun though! And no more expensive than a table saw to be frank... That said, I just saw Amazon delivered my G3 chuck today so I can’t wait to head home and see that little gem i ordered a copy of Raffan’s book and they sent me a book about making bandsaw boxes! Couldn’t care much less about that, so re-ordered and it’ll be here tomorrow. Then I’m hoping not to look so much like a noob with a lathe (even if I am)
  13. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    I’ll start by waxing and see how it goes then i took my “huge spindle” and turned it into a couple potential bowl blanks. Anyone recommend cutting some 45 degree corners to ease the shaping?
  14. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    Thanks guys I truly appreciate the input. It’s all a bit of an experiment, and while the grain is running wrong (I knew that but had ideas about it), it’s never going to see the light of day inside the house. I sure don’t want to see that big thing crack and cause “great badness” though! I eventually got bored with it today and had other things to work on. I was astonished at the pile of shavings and how fast that stacked up! does anyone wax their tool rests, or go so far as to file them, send them really smooth and then wax them? I’ve heard other methods. Today I put some table saw wax on the rest, buffed the backside of my gouge and waxed it too. It had some sap on it and I found it not moving smoothly along the rest. That was my big fear today with the heavy piece, that I’d get a catch and incur physical pain somehow
  15. Chip Sawdust

    Just bought a little lathe...

    Once I get the lathe bed extension I’ll be building a more permanent spot for the whole thing. Right now it’s next to my mortiser as that’s the only free bench space I had when I brought it home. It works, but for sure with a 24” extension it won’t work no mo’