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Latest turning or turning related project. (Read 1,151 times)
Robert Hayward
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Re: Latest turning or turning related project.
Reply #45 - Jul 27th, 2020 at 5:06pm
 
John Grace wrote on Jul 27th, 2020 at 8:23am:
Can you share what this is and/or a picture of your finished shop?  I really struggled in my shop yesterday...thanks.


Here is a link to the brand I used. Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

I did the install myself including the system vacuum and charge. All said and done including many extras such as R30 attic insulation over the shop/garage, insulating the overhead garage door, installing a ceiling access hatch, electric sub panel, surge protector for the mini circuits and a few other minor things my total cost was well under $1500. Electric bill went up just a tick in the hottest months, maybe $25 a month. I put in a heat pump version but have yet to use it on heat cycle except for testing.
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Re: Latest turning or turning related project.
Reply #46 - Jul 28th, 2020 at 11:17am
 
For HVAC in my shop I used this: Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
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My shop is a 2 car garage. Works well in heat and cold. I've set the cooling to 80 degrees F. when I'm out there. With an additional 24" fan to help circulate the air, I'm not sweating in Texas heat. Have not installed the insulation yet, but planning to after get in the Dust collecting runs.

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Re: Latest turning or turning related project.
Reply #47 - Jul 31st, 2020 at 9:06pm
 
I made 2 dibbles out of ash and finished with bees wax, Now I am making crosses on the scrollsaw out of figured maple then shaping with dremel. The dibbles out nice but dirt sticks to the grain of the ash after use. I guess that is to be expected though, I made them to use not look at.
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Re: Latest turning or turning related project.
Reply #48 - Today at 7:11am
 
I had finished my 'twice turned' bowl inventory several weeks ago and was feeling a little loss has to what to do next.  No new bowl stock on the near horizon from my mill and while a handful of small shop projects were satisfying it just wasn't the same.  Then it occurred to me, I still had a handful of the 4-in-1 screwdriver kits I'd never completed.  So not only did I have the opportunity for some 'real life' turning, I also had the benefit to brush up on my skew work.  For what it's worth, don't be intimidate by the skew...it's just a tool and not possessed by any demons.  I've used this analogy a number of times and I think it's directly applicable to skew work.  When learning to ride a bicycle for the first time, you're not quite sure what you're doing no matter how many times Mom and Dad just say to keep pedaling.  You fall...get scrapped up and try, try again.  And then a funny thing happens...within 20 or 30 seconds after having figured out the magic of bike riding, it's nearly impossible to figure out why it was so hard in the first place.  For what it's worth...I always recommend one or two 'real life' projects you want to to turn and then mass produce them.  Eventually...what works best for you will become apparent and 'muscle memory' will take over from there.  Anyways...that's how I spent my weekend (well...some of it anyways), making screwdriver handles.
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Re: Latest turning or turning related project.
Reply #49 - Today at 9:04am
 
John Grace wrote Today at 7:11am:
it's just a tool and not possessed by any demons.


That's exactly what a demon tool would have you believe, don't be fooled. Grin

Unfortunately no turning here, I was cutting mitered box joints.
I did see the lathe once or twice, I may have even set something on it  Undecided
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Re: Latest turning or turning related project.
Reply #50 - Today at 9:25am
 
John Grace wrote Today at 7:11am:
For what it's worth, don't be intimidate by the skew...it's just a tool and not possessed by any demons.  I've used this analogy a number of times and I think it's directly applicable to skew work.

You've motivated me to go back and dust off my barely used skew and give it another try! Thumbs Up
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