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Ed Weber
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Nov 6th, 2017 at 9:02am
 
As with most professions and hobbies, there comes a need to acquire additional tools or items for the craft and woodturning is certainly no exception.
So what have you bought recently, a gouge, a turning kit, a lathe, sandpaper and are you satisfied with your purchase?

QOTW,
What's the most recent tool or turning related item (excluding wood) you've purchased and are you happy with it?
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Re: Recent Purchase
Reply #1 - Nov 6th, 2017 at 1:14pm
 
I'm just getting started in turning so there's always something a guy can convince himself he "needs". Lately I've added a set of cole jaws for the chuck and a small tool rest. Not just for the lathe but there's also a new dust filter in the shop. Next up
a narrow parting tool.I'm happy it all........so far.
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Re: Recent Purchase
Reply #2 - Nov 7th, 2017 at 9:33am
 
My Stihl 25" chainsaw!!

Cuts huge logs like butter!!
I also have a 19" bandsaw in my wish list on the Grizzly site . Just need to sell my 14" one to make room for it.

In a roundabout way.... my new 44" Canon printer is due in this week...which will help me make enough money to pay for all of the tools/toys for the woodshop... soooo... Smiley
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Re: Recent Purchase
Reply #3 - Nov 7th, 2017 at 12:13pm
 
New Sorby 1 1/4 skew. Not had a chance to learn it yet.


Ralph, what are you doing to need an "E" size printer for? Cool
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Re: Recent Purchase
Reply #4 - Nov 7th, 2017 at 12:58pm
 
Glenn...
Besides the picture framing, i do fine art printing for artists in my area...  I scan the art and then color correct to match the original and make Gicless.

I used to have a studio to shoot oversized work but it never made enough to pay the rent or the cost of the equipment. My largest was a 70x90 inch quilt.


We just took my Epson 11880 64" printer to the transfer station as it had a major stroke and it would have cost over $3k to fix a 5 yr old machine. Shocked   For another $700, i get a new printer.

..and for another $1,800, i get a new bandsaw, too!!! Grin


Gotta love bigboy toys!!! Smiley Smiley
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Reply #5 - Nov 7th, 2017 at 10:38pm
 
I just purchased "The Sanding Wonder" from Vince. I have used it on the grand total of one bowl, but I am pleased with it so far.  When I took it out of the box, I thought it was awfully heavy, but in use the weight is actually a benefit, as it seems really stable, compared to my older, worn out wooden handled one.
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Re: Recent Purchase
Reply #6 - Nov 9th, 2017 at 9:56am
 
Just bought a Makita electric chainsaw.  Haven't used it yet.  it's only use will be to cut blanks length wise.  Electric males a smoother cut. Had a Works, brushes wore out.  Only had it 2 years, no brushes available, it's now in the trash can.
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Re: Recent Purchase
Reply #7 - Nov 9th, 2017 at 10:31am
 
I bought an Alan Lacer 1 1/4 skew.  The handle is a bit big for my hands but I can do things without getting catches that I could not do with smaller skews.  Long way to go still with the skew.
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Re: Recent Purchase
Reply #8 - Nov 9th, 2017 at 12:22pm
 
I find the best use for my skew is wedging the door open in the summer. Shocked

i REALLY hate the skew and no amount of people "teaching me" has helped.  So far, i have never come across a time when I couldn't do something with another tool.

I can even make those little circles on the bottom using the tip of a parting tool. Thumbs Up

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Re: Recent Purchase
Reply #9 - Nov 9th, 2017 at 2:26pm
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Nov 9th, 2017 at 12:22pm:
I can even make those little circles on the bottom using the tip of a parting tool

A parting tool is just a specialized skew!  Grin Cheesy
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Re: Recent Purchase
Reply #10 - Nov 9th, 2017 at 6:29pm
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Nov 9th, 2017 at 12:22pm:
I find the best use for my skew is wedging the door open in the summer. Shocked

i REALLY hate the skew and no amount of people "teaching me" has helped.  So far, i have never come across a time when I couldn't do something with another tool.

I can even make those little circles on the bottom using the tip of a parting tool. Thumbs Up



You are so wrong. The skew makes a wonderful paint scraper!  Actually, I have no problem using a skew, unless it's for a finishing cut..... Angry
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Delta 46-460: awesome
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Shopsmith Mark 7: Wonderful! (But I don't use it as a lathe yet)
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Re: Recent Purchase
Reply #11 - Nov 9th, 2017 at 9:40pm
 
Thank You! After 50 years I no longer feel alone in my disdain for the skew. I can finally regrind them into scrapers and a paint can opener.
My latest additions were a 220 grit CBN wheel and a 1x8 live center.
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Re: Recent Purchase
Reply #12 - Nov 10th, 2017 at 3:24pm
 
I have two new items that I have recently (this week) added to my shop.

1. I was able to get a FREE furnace blower & motor from a local HVAC company and installed it in the shop.  It replaced a small exhaust fan.  The new installation is able to exhaust a LOT more air than the other fan and is much quieter.  Glad for the change.

2. After doing some research, and some help from Tom Coghill, I purchased a Oneway Coring System (blades 1 & 2).  Just got it yesterday, so I haven't had a chance to use it.  Looking forward to the opportunity to core several piece of wood that I have laying around.
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Re: Recent Purchase
Reply #13 - Nov 12th, 2017 at 6:34pm
 
I do lots of bowls, plates/platters, vessels.  What’s made my life a  LOT easier is a Tailstock steady that is made ny one of my friends on another site.  Works  perfectly with my Cole jaws or my Longworth chuck. Holds things in place, no surprises.
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