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  1. T

    Grizzly G8690 Drive Belt

    I am having a problem on getting the a new belt aligned to stay on the spindle pulley. I know there is probably some type of shimming that needs to be done and thought that somebody could share some thoughts on doing this. I have spent several days trying to align this to no avail. Any thoughts...
  2. Woodchipper

    Drilling on lathe and blank size

    After watching the video on another thread, I had stated that I drilled some hardwood on the lathe. The label said 3/4X3/4X36. However, the blanks were a bit loose in the jaws. This is a Supernova 2 lathe with the long pen jaws. As a result, the holes were oversize. :mad: I marked them as 7...
  3. Woodchipper

    Preventative maintanance

    I posted this on another website but wanted to share this with you. "I'm sure this is nothing new to this group but wanted to share this for anyone taking time to clean up the shop. I have spent the last three days cleaning up the shop, organizing items in like function or use, and looking at...
  4. Woodchipper

    Pen press?

    I was looking at the Woodcraft and PSI catalogues. There is a $30 difference with WC being the most expensive. I did use the WC press when I took a class earlier this year. I wanted to get the input from the forum members. I do have some $$$ that I could spend but want to get the most bang...
  5. P

    Help Me Pick a Lathe, Please!

    Hello, all! My name is Parker, and I am new in the world of turning. I have been turning for a couple of months and have turned roughly 20-25 pens. I specifically like maple burl and deer antler. I also enjoy turning Olive Wood from Jerusalem because it gives me the opportunity to talk about...
  6. mmayo

    New lathe

    When I turned five bottle stoppers and 20+ pens my Rikon mini lathe started making unhappy noises so I bought a new bigger model. That 1 horse motor sounds unstoppable and very smooth. It was close between this lathe and an equivalent Jet lathe, but this one fit on the existing stand and...
  7. A

    Requesting lathe time, Waco TX

    Hey everyone! I'm a student at Baylor University. While I've been down here this semester, I've gotten a few requests. Unfortunately I wasn't able to transport my lathe this semester, and Baylor's wood lathe is reserved for sculpture majors. Is anyone in the Waco area willing to let me turn a...
  8. Falcon1220

    Nova dvr 3000

    Someone in my local area has a Nova dvr 3000 up for sale for $1500. Any comments that you can supply about this lathe would be great. Thanks
  9. QuietHill Crafts

    Proper Lathe Height

    New turner to the fourm, and new to turning in general... I've completed my workbench this week, I'll post pictures later once I've got the finishing touches applied. I set the lathe on the work surface and it's maybe a scad bit high. I was wondering if there is a good standard for lathe...
  10. E

    General Mini Lathe Drive Belt

    Hi everyone, I'm having issues with my General Mini lathe (model 25-010). The belt snapped last week and General is telling me that it'll be 3 months before they can get me one(!). does anyone have any experience with a suitable substitute? It's a tiny pen lathe and I've seen vacuum or...
  11. M

    CNC lathe, dowel machine or chopstick miller???

    :confused: I am beginning a pen turning project in Ghana. I did my prototype by hand, knife and sand paper! Apparently l used it as a teaser and it aroused some interest. Now i am considering to produce that pen on large scale (say 10,000) per month for some schools and government agencies...
  12. Lenny

    Delta parts problems?

    I purchased the Delta midi lathe 46-460 as did many others here. It is a great little lathe and i have had no issues with it. I have recommended it to many others as well as in my review on Amazon after purchasing it. However, since that time many who have needed parts have experienced...
  13. cschimmel

    Jet 1221vs review

    I bought a Jet 1221vs and when I was looking for info I found only the promo video from Jet. I have made a review video and provide some first impressions and notes on my first few turns with it. Hope it helps. Jet 1221 VS quick review JWL 1221VS - YouTube
  14. Joe S.

    Big Lathes.

    Looking into getting a big lathe for bowls and stuffs. Any opinions on what to get? What I already have: Buy Jet Wood Lathe 12 x 20 Model JWL-1220 at Woodcraft I like it so far, but I'm looking for more swing, length, and power to do bowls and other "big turnings". This little lathe will...
  15. Ardy

    Need a new small lathe

    I need a new small lathe. I had a Mastercraft for about 10 months which I liked until it starting ... misbehaving (the mandrel would go in a circle causing vibration or chatter). Took it back for warranty and they said nothing was wrong.... Foolishly I bought another Mastercraft and it lasted 3...
  16. W

    Looking to boost the economy!

    So I am going to buy a new lathe in a week or so after I do my research. I am very tired moving belts on my Rikon. Although I have been granted the blessing of spending 2k on a lathe, Laguna Tools 18-47, I find it difficult to do so in this economy. What I have decided to get is the Delta...
  17. butchf18a

    Lathe Corner

    :usflag:One corner of the shop is where the lathe lives. Cabinet holds virtually everything. Blank storage (well part of them anyway), general drawer and turning tool storage. Cabinet for blanks, deer antler, misc. stuff. Feature I like for the tool storage is there is no bottom to the slide-out...
  18. M

    time to upgrade the lathe

    I started turning pens and wine toppers about 4-5 months ago on a Harbor freight mini-lathe 8" ($120). It really does a fine job and I am happy with the results, but I know there much better products out there. I would like to experiment with turning small bowls at some point and I know that...
  19. leestoresund

    CarbaTec motor

    The motor and controller for my VS CarbaTec went south last week. My motor was about 5 years old. I bought the PSI 1/2 hp VS motor knowing that it was not supported by PSI for the CarbaTec because they did not have a template or replacement connector plate. I've got it out with a machine shop...
  20. Nikitas

    .Live web video on turning a pen,

    Going to do a live web casting to turn a Power pen kit for a client today at 1:30 PM EST. Just click on the ustream link at the bottom of my signature line of this post. Hope to see you there! Brian :smile:
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