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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Chuck question...
« Last post by Bill21 on November 29, 2023, 01:40:56 PM »
It can be an expensive hobby. Especially if you fall for some of the specialist products aimed at woodturners that can be sourced elsewhere for much less or even made yourself.
Tool tips & reviews / Re: Dust Extraction
« Last post by Twisted Trees on November 29, 2023, 09:49:31 AM »
A big consideration on the Charnwood and probably others as well is can you lift and empty the drum? what makes the suction is the motors and on the Charnwood the same suction option is available on all sizes, so balance the size of drum against the quantity of shavings and what you can actually lift to empty.

Tool tips & reviews / Re: Chuck question...
« Last post by edhayetc on November 28, 2023, 07:05:58 PM »
Oh dear what have I got myself into with this new hobby...I thought cycling was bad enough on the money pit front!🤦‍♂️
For Sale / Wanted / Re: Myford ML8 for sale
« Last post by ML8 on November 28, 2023, 11:11:27 AM »
Do you have the ,l8 sanding attatchment
For Sale / Wanted / Wanted
« Last post by ML8 on November 28, 2023, 11:08:27 AM »
A Myford ML8 sanding attachmet Table/10" disc and Mitre
General Discussion / Re: True Grit / Sanding / Finishing
« Last post by Paul Hannaby on November 27, 2023, 08:57:42 PM »
You can't just wipe down the beeswax based wax finishes to remove finger marks because the cause of some of the marks is the removal of some of the wax by the fingers in contact with it. Beeswax has a fairly low melting point and heat from your hand can be enough to soften and remove some of the wax so after handling, the finish can be affected and would need re-waxing to restore it.

Microcrystalline wax, on the other hand, has a higher melting point and is unaffected by the heat from handling so the shine remains.

I stopped using any beeswax based finishes for things that were going to get a lot of handling many years ago for exactly this reason.
General Discussion / Re: True Grit / Sanding / Finishing
« Last post by morpheus83uk on November 27, 2023, 08:48:48 PM »
Thank you all for your input I really appreciate it!

As it's probably going to be handled I will apply some microcrystalline on the top to give it a bit more of a shine and also a bit of protection. I will keep the wood wax for specifically decorative objects. How does it handle with small amounts of handling I assume it's fine? For example taking it out of a box and things like that? And I assume you can wipe the wood wax down to remove finger marks?

On the finishing school I didn't know that existed so I will go and check that out too!

Has anyone out anything over the chestnut finishing oil? If so what? I have found after the Harrogate show the 1000 grit Nyweb pads give a good smooth finish so I am unsure if another finish should be applied after such as one of the waxes? As I assume I would need to buff it off? But I have already removed the tenon on the bowl.


Tool tips & reviews / Dust Extraction
« Last post by morpheus83uk on November 27, 2023, 08:40:53 PM »

I was at the Harrogate Show a few weeks back and I was looking at dust extractors. The guy at Lumberjack Tools was pointing me to their 1200 drum extractor and away from the larger bag / filter. He was telling me not to waste my money with the larger extractor as the suction would be better and the drum extractor and better for a lathe.

I was also looking at the Charnwood W796 professional extractor so I could run it all day with the 1 micron cartridge filter.

What would you guys recommend and why?

I would have thought that the larger charnwood would be better for the fine particles when sanding and the drum would be better for things like when using a thicknesser and chip collection. I could be completely wrong though! Hence asking the experts!


For Sale / Wanted / Re: Killinger 1450SE for SALE, price reduced
« Last post by ade1003 on November 27, 2023, 07:54:44 PM »

Can I ask if this lathe is still available for sale ?

Thanks Ade
Tool tips & reviews / Re: Chuck question...
« Last post by Bill21 on November 27, 2023, 04:52:17 PM »
It’s a sad fact that although Axminster seem to make the largest number of top jaws there’s always going to be a size or shape they don’t make that another manufacturer does. This is why I ended up with an SK100, an SC2 and a Supernova.  ;)

Of course you can always buy half a dozen Versachucks but that ship has sailed for me!  ;D
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