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Forum: Casual Conversation Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By monophoto
That's likely to have been an issue. Most...

That's likely to have been an issue.

Most of us ORGs (old retired guys) remember the days when beer and soda came in glass bottles that were designed to be reusable - they would be collected and...
Forum: Casual Conversation 01-14-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By monophoto
Sounds like operator error.

Sounds like operator error.
Forum: Other Things We Make 01-13-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 556
Posted By monophoto
Good point. Only argument is that I think most...

Good point. Only argument is that I think most people user the term 'taper tap' rather than 'starter tap'. And the taps that you most often encounter on the rack at a hardware store are taper taps...
Forum: Other Things We Make 01-12-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 556
Posted By monophoto
Good point, Dogcatcher - There are two...

Good point, Dogcatcher -

There are two problems - Bobby encountered the situation where the threads strip, and the turning just spins on the mandrel. In that case, there is always the option of...
Forum: Other Things We Make 01-12-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 556
Posted By monophoto
Sounds like you stripped the threads. That's...

Sounds like you stripped the threads. That's easy to do with some hardwoods, mainly because stoppers are usually spindle turnings, so the hole you are drilling and tapping is end-grain. As a...
Forum: Casual Conversation 01-08-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By monophoto
Mark When I go to your test page, I see the...

Mark

When I go to your test page, I see the thumbnail image, but if I then click on that thumbnail, I can see a full size version of the image.

Isn't that the way you want it to work?
Forum: Other Things We Make 01-02-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By monophoto
Could you clarify - do you mean that you turn...

Could you clarify - do you mean that you turn and finish in the gas station bathroom, or you are recycling used gas station bathroom shop towels for finishing?


Seriously - looks great!
Forum: Casual Conversation 12-31-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By monophoto
Amazon's business model relies on automation to...

Amazon's business model relies on automation to achieve the highest possible efficiency in filling orders - optimizing both inventory and overhead, and focusing on transaction volume across a...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 12-30-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,368
Posted By monophoto
There was a related thread a few days ago that...

There was a related thread a few days ago that identified this source (http://www.vbeltsupply.com/k-series-poly/j-series-poly-v-belts). Prices are much lower than the Amazon price, BUT shipping...
Forum: Penturning 12-29-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By monophoto
How do you intend to print your labels? If you...

How do you intend to print your labels? If you are planning on using standard label stock, then two software options come to mind.

First, Microsoft Word has templates that match standard Avery...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 12-29-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 669
Posted By monophoto
Tony There are many YouTube videos out there...

Tony

There are many YouTube videos out there on sharpening forstner bits. Some are good, others not so much.

Most of the real work done by a forstner bit is done by the radial blade that...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 12-29-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 669
Posted By monophoto
Yes - that does sound correct. And as others...

Yes - that does sound correct.

And as others have surmised, I suspect that the problem you have had is simply that you are drilling in end grain with a large bit, and the additional torque burden...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 12-29-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 669
Posted By monophoto
Some misinformation here. Most low-end...

Some misinformation here. Most low-end electronic variable speed lathes have a DC motor, and variable speed is achieved by varying the magnitude of the DC voltage applied to the motor. Torque...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 12-27-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By monophoto
This would be a great suggestion if the floor...

This would be a great suggestion if the floor were concrete, but with wood floors being more resilient, rubber matting may not be needed.

However, if you choose to go with rubber matting over...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 12-25-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By monophoto
Earl - actually, I hear the rattle when nothing...

Earl - actually, I hear the rattle when nothing is mounted on the lathe, so I think it's either the lathe itself, or more likely, something that I have hanging on the lathe stand. The sound seems to...
Forum: Penturning 12-25-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By monophoto
Realistically, the difference between various...

Realistically, the difference between various low-end lathes is often not more than the color of the paint. Most of them originate in China, often in the same factory. They are all pretty good, but...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 12-25-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By monophoto
David OK - but according to the VBelt Supply...

David

OK - but according to the VBelt Supply web site, the difference between 270v3 and 270v4 is the number of ribs - three vs four. Both the original belt that came on my lathe and the...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 12-25-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By monophoto
Just curious about how well this belt fit the...

Just curious about how well this belt fit the Turncrafter.

My belt was getting noisy, so I replaced it using one of the spares that I bought from PSI. I measured the old belt and tried comparing...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 12-24-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By monophoto
With a concrete floor, there are two problems -...

With a concrete floor, there are two problems - dust, and protecting your knees - standing on concrete for hours is torture!

But a wood floor is not nearly as hard as concrete, so you won't have...
Forum: Finishing 12-24-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By monophoto
Why would you want to switch to CA? Poly is a...

Why would you want to switch to CA? Poly is a great finish, and and be polished to high gloss if that is what you want.

I would be reluctant to mix different finishes.
Forum: Penturning 12-23-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By monophoto
I started out drilling on a drill press using a...

I started out drilling on a drill press using a jorgensen clamp as a vise. That worked reasonably well. Later I switched to drilling on the lathe, mounting the blank between centers to turn a...
Forum: Other Things We Make 12-21-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
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Views: 638
Posted By monophoto
I've had nothing but good experience with PSI. ...

I've had nothing but good experience with PSI.

My first order was shortly after purchasing my first lathe (which I have since sold). One of the items I ordered was a stopper mandrel, and I placed...
Forum: Penturning 12-20-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By monophoto
1. The hole is always centered around its own...

1. The hole is always centered around its own axis, and you must have enough 'meat' around the hole to allow for the thickness of the final material around the brass tube - including beads if your...
Forum: Casual Conversation 12-19-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By monophoto
The issue here is how the glue forms a bond. ...

The issue here is how the glue forms a bond. Some glues (such as the PVAs - white or yellow carpenter's glues and 'school' glues) penetrate the fibers of the material being glued, and the cure to...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 12-19-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By monophoto
You can easily sharpen a parting tool on a...

You can easily sharpen a parting tool on a diamond card or paddle. I lightly rub the bevel on the tool against the card or paddle until I can see that the surface of the bevel has been refreshed. ...
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