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  1. I agree with roger using dull tools does not cause catches, catches are caused solely by tools not being presented to the work correctly. It is important to prevent tear out and make cleaner cuts but knowing what causes catches is important for safety. That claim is simply false while I don't have rogers experience I do have a fair amount of experience on a lathe. Sharpness does however have an effect on the quality of the cut and long term means less time sanding and prep for finish. I really think its important to make that distinction because new turners often get fustrated not knowing why
  2. I bought my G3 refurbished they have it for 89 to 99. when i bought mine it was 89. http://novatoolsusa.com/RECONDITIONED-NOVA-G3-Wood-Turning-Chuck-48202-R.htm basic set 50mm jaws wrench to open jaws. the only thing it needed was the adapter for your lathe.
  3. mike i just wear flip flops that eliminates the socks problem just dont drop anything on your feet.
  4. and down the rabbet hole you go lol. hard not to watch his videos and not want to go all galoot. love his videos is what I am saying.
  5. main reason for kiln drying pieces that have already been turned isn't impatience its consistency. if you can control the way it dries it makes for much more consistent results. to each his own i guess.
  6. another grammercy vote, they here work well.
  7. I have a nova G3 chuck decent price and a great little chuck. It will be easier if you buy one with a key instead of two bars for tightening the jaws.
  8. when using large bits slower is better too. the larger the bit the slower you rpms of the lathe.
  9. i prefer the non carbide tools. main thing is cost is really high. plus carbide tools dont teach you proper turning techniques. take it for what its worth thats an opinion. thompson tools sells some nice tools. http://www.thompsonlathetools.com/default.asp i have a mix and match of high carbon steel, high speed steel and a bowl gouge from thompson. id like to get his detail gouge. the high carbon stuff does ok but not great my high speed steel tools are good too but the thompson stuff is much better than both.
  10. do you have Southern Yellow Pine available to you? I used it in my bench.
  11. id say rockler first but those lathes are pretty highly cloned and you can probably find parts that fit it from jet etc.
  12. i use brass wire i got from hobby lobby that i bend to shape and glue in.
  13. got rogers in the mail today looks nicer in person too. thanks cindy
  14. if you look at the grain orientation you notice from the side of the lathe the end grain can be seen that's perpendicular to the ways of the lathe bed. if the end of the grain is pointing to the tailstock and headstock thats parallel to the ways of the bed.
  15. what bear said and also you are turning in bowl orientation make sure you use a bowl gouge. spindle gouges can catch. also don't ever use a spindle roughing gouge with the wood in that orientation. spindle grain parallel to bed. bowl grain perpendicular to bed.
  16. might be that the iron wont ever hold an edge if its denting and you are looking at frustration every time you use the plane. i'd just go hock he sells a good product.
  17. the globe is maple with white oak sandwiched in between. the spindles are walnut. Its long but its under 9 inches i think. and around 2 inches diameter for the sphere.
  18. lovely job on those cindy guess i can post my picture.
  19. dont worry cindy mine isnt egg shell thin either im just not brave enough to go that thin. mine is about 1/8th inch thick i believe though it might be more like 3/16ths.
  20. one thing is make sure you dont have checking on the pieces(cracking in the ends) that will certainly have the piece fall apart and coming off. when i mark my pieces to go on the lathe i take something that i can mark the center like an awl or anything with sharp point on the end. then take the drive spur off the lathe set it in the point in one side you made with the awl and drive the tip further in with a mallet. then put the drive spur back in the lathe and set your piece up to the headstock to align with those spur marks. then bring your tailstock up to the point on the other side and tig
  21. this lady is pretty knowledgeable about plow planes etc http://www.cornishworkshop.co.uk/
  22. never seen someone get the hand tool addiction so fast lmao. i was hooked after i bought a couple more planes.
  23. other brands to look for is keen kutter, sargent(you wound up with one of these), and millers falls. lot of brands are prewar stanleys but labeled by other brands ie keen kutter, fulton, or diamond edge etc. which were made by stanley.
  24. ive noticed it with my pens as well, its either happening when i pull the pens off the mandrel or when i am pressing the kits together. only thing i can say is watch for both and see where its happening. if its on the mandrel you might need to wait longer to pull them off the lathe give them more time to cure. if its happening when pressing then it might be the pressing causing it, in that case you might need to sand the edges so the glue isnt overhanging. not sure how to repair it but might be helpful in the next series of pens.