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Forum: Casual Conversation 05-15-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,917
Posted By okiebugg
I thought that I was the only one that ever ran...

I thought that I was the only one that ever ran into the problem of 'hollow tree'. this particular tree was solid with a few problem areas, but lotsa burl areas that are very gnarly and have my...
Forum: Penturning 05-14-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,389
Posted By okiebugg
mandrel?

Do you use a mandrel to turn your pens? Over the years, I have found that when tightening the nut to "hold it all together", when the blank sometimes slips. To compensate, I always used to tighten...
Forum: Casual Conversation 05-14-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,917
Posted By okiebugg
NO

No, It's not diseased in any way. this particular genus of tree grows much taller and fuller....The only problem is the heartwood atrophies and disappears and you are left with just sapwood, so you...
Forum: Casual Conversation 05-14-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,917
Posted By okiebugg
It happened

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu106/okiebugg/burl1.jpgPix a different way

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Forum: Casual Conversation 05-13-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,917
Posted By okiebugg
***BURL***BURL***BURL

I found this tree in November 2011 and went back Saturday to remove it if it really looked promising.

It is White Oak Brrl through and through the trunk portion. Very light colored with bark...
Forum: Penturning 05-13-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By okiebugg
I don't use a tip. I use a metal 'toothpick' with...

I don't use a tip. I use a metal 'toothpick' with a handle. Actually its a surgical instrument to hold an infants nerve in its leg out of the way when starting an IV in the groin of an infant. Nuff...
Forum: Metal Lathes 05-08-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By okiebugg
7X

I have a HF 7X and am very happy with it. It does have limitations, but nothing I cannot work around.
Forum: Penturning 05-06-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By okiebugg
Another devil Dog huh? What is your...

Another devil Dog huh?

What is your turnaround time?

Font sizing available?

More that one font available?:eek:
Forum: Penturning 05-06-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,693
Posted By okiebugg
finishes

You're finishes are of course and as usual spectacular
Forum: Penturning 05-06-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,672
Posted By okiebugg
Face?

I use Loctite CA. Its consistency is somewhere between thin and medium CA. Costs a little more, but to me, worth it.

CA bottle tip on the blank while spinning, with paper towel (brand doesn't...
Forum: Penturning 05-06-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,672
Posted By okiebugg
Really? Applied, sanded, and polished? Only five...

Really? Applied, sanded, and polished? Only five minutes, tops?


Sorry, but I'd have to see it to believe it. Video that process with a timer in the background, and I'll believe it.

Now,...
Forum: Penturning 05-05-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,672
Posted By okiebugg
Ichabod Crane

It's all because you live in Ichabod Crane country. Most of you will be too young to remember this mythical creature. Google!
Forum: Penturning 05-05-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By okiebugg
trophy shop

I don't mean to step on my (you know what), but if in a hurry, I use the local trophy shop. The all do engraving.

If however I'm not in a rush, I use these and other members to do it.......0.02
Forum: Metal Lathes 05-05-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,574
Posted By okiebugg
???????

While I would never disagree with an experienced turner, I've been turning for many years and have found that there is a difference au'contrere.
The most experienced turner still translates...
Forum: Metal Lathes 05-03-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,929
Posted By okiebugg
?

I was having a similar problem. I was just a hair (.002 to .005) below the center line. Made the same noises, threw the tool after it got bent etc. A good automotive feeler gauge fixed mine
Forum: Metal Lathes 05-03-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By okiebugg
GIT 'R DUN

Thanks to all of the suggestions, I'm finally up and running.In addition to making several threaded rivets for the knives I make, I turned a couple of pens on my mini today.

First Truestone. Like...
Forum: Metal Lathes 05-01-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By okiebugg
The hacksaw/bandsaw blade and the feeler gauge...

The hacksaw/bandsaw blade and the feeler gauge worked wonders for my trial. I'm comfortable that I'll be able to accomplish something smooth now....
Forum: Metal Lathes 05-01-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By okiebugg
A blade type automotive feeler gauge make decent...

A blade type automotive feeler gauge make decent shim stock. An inexpensive set form the automotive store usually includes .0015" about .025". Put whatever you need under the cutting bit to get the...
Forum: Metal Lathes 04-30-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By okiebugg
Thanks

All of you chipping in has answered some of my many questions. The bandsaw blade and automotive feeler gauge are key!. I just knew the way, but didn't know how to get there and now I have a starting...
Forum: Metal Lathes 04-30-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By okiebugg
I hacve a HF 7 X 12 mini Metal Lathe. I have...

I hacve a HF 7 X 12 mini Metal Lathe. I have adjusted the Gibs to attempt to raise the height of the tool holder, but it remains too los. Do I shim tunder the slides on the XY table?, or under the...
Forum: Metal Lathes 04-30-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By okiebugg
You've got it exactly correct.

You've got it exactly correct.
Forum: Penturning 04-30-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By okiebugg
pressure

Many times I have experienced similar problems....back in the day.

Most of the time, I find that if a blank is loose while turning, you tighten the nut on the mandrel. This puts pressure on the...
Forum: Metal Lathes 04-29-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By okiebugg
GIBS VS GIBLETS

My problem is one iof ignorance. I have the basic knowlege of math, fractions, and what I've learned over the years by observation.

When I ask of shimming, and you say gibs, I say I don't know...
Forum: Metal Lathes 04-27-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By okiebugg
Shimming.

Determining the center line of a rod in my mini is a problem when it comes to 'centering' the cutting tool. What or how do you first, find the center line adequately, and second, shim the bit to...
Forum: Metal Lathes 04-27-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By okiebugg
what.........

Frank, where do you find those 10% cobalt bits? The closest I've seen is A.R. Warner's T15 HSS inserts. And do they come in like CNMG or DCMT/DCGT styles?

Mike[/quote]



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