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General Discussion / General Advice
« Last post by Terrynic0 on Today at 08:26:16 AM »
Hi Everyone,
I am NEW, to both the forum and woodturning. I am looking for advice in all sorts of areas and, I'm sure, this will not be my last post!
I love working with wood and have been carving for a number of years. I have also been thinking about woodturning for quite a while and got the opportunity to acquire a lathe recently. The machine I have is a Coronet No.3 which I have now assembled on my work bench.
I am looking at buying some tools (advice welcome) but, in order to use the lathe, I need to sort out the method of attaching the work. Currently the lathe has a 'chuck' consisting of a flat plate with a threaded screw projecting from the centre. I'm not sure if this is the norm but it doesn't seem to be a very secure way of attaching work? I can see that there are various methods and chucks out there and wondered if someone could give some advise on the best route? I could also use some guidance on how to remove the current fitting if i need to replace it. I have seen a Record Power Collet Chuck set advertised and wondered if this would fit my machine and be a good purchase?
Any help or advice would be greatly accepted. Thanks in anticipation.
General Discussion / Re: Noob needs help!
« Last post by yogavenger on Today at 06:51:36 AM »
Thank you, everyone.

Even I remembered to take my ring off before I turned my first bowl. :)

My grandad never wore one.
Gallery / Re: Going Loco
« Last post by Derek on July 11, 2020, 11:52:35 PM »
Thank you Bryan and John. This was asked for someone's grandson but I believe that it will be kept for when he is old enough to appreciate it, I did explain it is not suitable to be played with
General Discussion / Re: Recommendations?
« Last post by bodrighywood on July 11, 2020, 11:01:48 PM »
I suppose it depends on what you want to do with it but most battery powered tools are going to be limited in speed and torque. Dremel do the battery ones as no doubt you know?

General Discussion / Re: Recommendations?
« Last post by Paul Hannaby on July 11, 2020, 09:00:21 PM »
I had a Lidl one too but burnt it out!

I'm leaning towards a battery powered tool because wherever I want to use one of these, it's always a faff to find a plug or get an extension lead!
For Sale / Re: Wanted ,Decorating and Texturing Tool set
« Last post by John D Smith on July 11, 2020, 07:23:46 PM »

   Hi Martin, Does this mean you are giving up Woodturning or taking up another Hobby

                                               Regards John (Burcot Woodturners ) 
Gallery / Re: Going Loco
« Last post by John D Smith on July 11, 2020, 07:18:59 PM »

Fantastic piece of work something to be proud of and passed down to future generations.
                                          Regards John
Gallery / Which way is up?
« Last post by fuzzyturns on July 11, 2020, 05:05:56 PM »
A little bit of abstract art. This is something I definitely will explore further.
Main body is birch, with inserts made from norway maple, sycamore, turkish and english walnut, wenge and padauk. About 12" diameter.
As usual, all comments welcome.
Gallery / Re: Going Loco
« Last post by dr4g0nfly on July 11, 2020, 03:31:38 PM »
That is beautiful work, an Heirloom piece if you can keep it out of the hands of too small children.
Gallery / Re: end grain bowl.
« Last post by dr4g0nfly on July 11, 2020, 03:30:02 PM »
That is one to be proud of. Great work in achieving such an even thickness, as ca\n be seen by the light placed inside in the last image.
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