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General Discussion / Re: New bee from Warwickshire UK
« Last post by Bill21 on Today at 10:48:00 AM »
Welcome to the forum James.
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General Discussion / New bee from Warwickshire UK
« Last post by tinyjames on Today at 10:35:36 AM »
First thank you for adding me to this web site

I'm newish to turning and have my own lathe bought some time ago from Axminister. Yep I bought my lathe 9 years ago and in that time I have only made two pens and just the out side of a bowl.

the pen kits where bought from Axminister and the wood for the bowl was from a turning show. I have most of the chisels I need, I have a 4 jaw chuck and a pen jaws so I can drill out on Lathe,4 point center, Live centers, drill chuck for the tail stock, Beal mop system.

I have a jig sharpening system but I'm saving for a Axminister wet grinder system.

I am hoping to start turning some bowls but I'm looking also for some log's to turn some bowls. I do have some bowl blanks but they are expensive for anything of a good size.

James
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General Discussion / Re: Record Power CL1 3 speed specs
« Last post by Les Symonds on Today at 07:46:28 AM »
I just found another review which states 450, 950, 2000rpm
Les
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General Discussion / Re: Record Power CL1 3 speed specs
« Last post by Les Symonds on Today at 07:37:30 AM »
450 950 200 rpm
This came from an American person who reviewed his lathe.....curious order that the speeds are listed in, though! It suggests that the final speed should have been 2000rpm.
Les
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Gallery / Re: Lighted Xmas tree
« Last post by dr4g0nfly on November 25, 2020, 10:36:01 PM »
Turnings don't need to be complex, big or the whole thing, sometimes they are just a component of something bigger.

And it looks like you've found a market for some of yours, well done on sorting out the broken glass issue and making a reproducible solution.
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General Discussion / Record Power CL1 3 speed specs
« Last post by David in Spain on November 25, 2020, 09:17:43 PM »
Hi Everbody.

I am updating lathes and selling the above. My prospective buyer wants the motor specs but the plate is worn on the motor.
I can´t find the manual and the internet and RP aren´t forthcoming. Any help would be gratefully received.

Saludos

David
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General Discussion / Re: best sphere jigs?
« Last post by Bill21 on November 25, 2020, 06:05:45 PM »
That Vermec Jig looks pretty solid, I like the pedestal design. There are a couple of points worth mentioning thought. The cutter shaft is rather slim and due to the short adjuster you can’t get the cutter very near the post for maximum support. The cutter is 8mm dia and having used a flat 9mm and cupped 6mm in my sphere jig I think they would have been better served by using a 6mm. There is no handle for swinging the cutter round. Rather expensive.

Not tried the type but there’s this one on the auction site.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOODTURNING-LATHE-LARGE-ADJUSTABLE-BALL-TURNING-TOOL-JIG/293729365408?hash=item4463a26da0:g:7vgAAOSwiCRUcKin
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General Discussion / best sphere jigs?
« Last post by seventhdevil on November 25, 2020, 05:46:24 PM »
might have a job of 50 or so 2 1/2-3" spheres to make and my big home built sucker for my 5" skittle balls is just too big and the cutters won't reach.

what is the best one out there and is this one by vermec any good???
https://www.vermec.com/store/p27/Vermec_Sphere_Jig.html
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General Discussion / Lug Plate for a RP3000X Power Chuck
« Last post by David in Spain on November 25, 2020, 04:49:19 PM »
Hi Everybody

I´m stuck. The lug plate has vanished from my very old RP chuck. Anybody any ideas where I can find,buy, make one. Even a pattern/tracing would help.

I hope you are all safe and sane in these crazy Covid Times

Many thanks

David
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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Robert Sorby 447 sharpening system - any good?
« Last post by Blake on November 25, 2020, 03:32:36 PM »
Thanks for the feedback - my early xmas present has just been ordered  ;D
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