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Ed Weber
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What's your question?
Jul 23rd, 2018 at 8:44am
 
This question was originally asked almost a year ago so I thought it was about time to give it another chance for some more responses.
We would like you to come up with some questions you would like to see us ask.
How do you do ____?
I wish they would ask ____?
What's your favorite ____?

Ask anything you want as long as it's turning related.

QOTW
What Questions would you like us to ask?
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Re: What's your question?
Reply #1 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 11:09am
 
How many on the forum that turn as a hobby, rather then sell, get along with a Reeves type drive lathe?
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Re: What's your question?
Reply #2 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 11:20am
 
My personal experience with a reeves drive is this.
While I prefer a VFD, there is nothing wrong with a properly working reeves drive.
The main short falls of the drive are, 1. no reverse and 2. minimum speed too high.
I recommend getting a high quality belt and they work fine.
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Re: What's your question?
Reply #3 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 11:59am
 
Mostly just a hobbie. I do sell a few.  Here in poor SC  people won't pay much for a wooden bowl.  $20-$25
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Re: What's your question?
Reply #4 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 12:18pm
 
Rick Caron wrote on Jul 23rd, 2018 at 11:59am:
Mostly just a hobbie. I do sell a few. Here in poor SC people won't pay much for a wooden bowl. $20-$25


Wow!! My smallest piece, a 4" dia red gum bowl/cup/thing sold for $75.00

My best so far is an 11" ambrosia maple bowl for $225.
Most are going in the $140 range.

Seems you need to move to Maine!!


I know... off topic.

I'll think of a question sooner or later. Smiley
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Re: What's your question?
Reply #5 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 3:05pm
 
As to the Reeves drive lathes, I bought the HF lathe as a first lathe in April of 2017. It did everything I asked of it until a few weeks ago when I tried a larger log piece that was out of balance.  They are just too fast even at the slowest speed.  If you are only going to do precut blanks that are relatively balanced you should be fine.  I want to branch out so my Laguna is arriving later this week.
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Reply #6 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 5:30pm
 
If you were sandpaper, what grit would you be and why?
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Reply #7 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 5:57pm
 
I feel your pain Rick. Same here in Louisiana
... Ive love turning all types of things and have enough items to start my own gallery, but here in real America I just keep turning and happy doing it.  Bring on the wood
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Reply #8 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 9:34pm
 
[highlight]If you were sandpaper, what grit would you be and why?[/highlight
Depends on what I was sanding! Grin
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Reply #9 - Jul 24th, 2018 at 8:35am
 
I'm thinking I'd be 600 grit.

I wouldn't want to rub anyone the wrong way!! Shocked
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Re: What's your question?
Reply #10 - Jul 26th, 2018 at 8:48am
 
So, does anyone have a question they would like asked as QOTW?
Favorite tool?
Favorite wood?
Holding method?
Project advise or insight?
Safety
What type of gouge would you be? (thanks Jennifer)


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Re: What's your question?
Reply #11 - Jul 26th, 2018 at 1:37pm
 
I have a question I've wanted to ask for a while. Why do so many turners leave the spigot or recess on the bottom of their completed bowls as the footing?

-Is it a lack of equipment?
-Do people not want to take the time to remount and turn a "3rd" surface?
-Does Joe-public not notice a detail like this therefore is it unimportant?
-Other than mounting in cole jaws/vacuum chuck, etc., and turning the spigot or recess away completely, are there other methods people use to disguise a spigot or recess?

I have to say, it does bother me a bit when I go to craft fairs and see a stall full of nice bowls all with the recess left in the base. I personally feel that it leaves a piece feeling almost "unfinished".
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Reply #12 - Jul 26th, 2018 at 2:26pm
 
Great question Alistair, thanks
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Re: What's your question?
Reply #13 - Jul 26th, 2018 at 2:51pm
 
I just saw one posted to the gallery that had an enormous "spigot" on the bottom of a nicely curved bowl and for me personally, it ruined the whole thing. It looked unfinished.


I always remove the "Spigot" or "tenon" as I might call it. If I turn a recess for the jaws to insert, then I go back and reshape the bottom of the bowl so it gently merges with the recess.

I have a major dislike of a foot or a pedestal on a bowl that is so visible.

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Re: What's your question?
Reply #14 - Sep 20th, 2018 at 11:12pm
 
I try to keep track where in this world my turned pieces have gone.   I have pieces in Tasmania, Australia, Germany, Holland, England, Japan, Sweden, eastern Canada and southern US.

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What is the farthest from your shop your pieces have made it to?
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