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  1. So this morning I decided to do a bit more turning on the ash wood mill. I needed my round nose scraper to smooth surfaces out a lot better. How ever learning how to sharpen and grind to an angle for me is some what of a challenge. I found that my round nose scraper was rather dull and the angle was just so badly off kilter it wasnt even funny. I had messed it up pretty badly. So I put the bench grinder tool rest down flat and ground the nose down until it was squared with the round. Then I got the proper angle for it and started re shaping the bevel. I then proceeded to finish off the grinding and did a test run on the ash. Once again it was cutting like a hot knife through butter. At least thats one successful thing I've been able to master with the HSS tools now I just need to learn how to do the rest of them. Before you ask NO I DO NOT have angles marked on my tool rest. I've done it all free handed. Still need more practice to narrow down I think the sides are a bit rough. But it works. (Sorry a couple of the shots are pretty blurred I can always re take them if need be the camera does not like the background I'm assuming.)
  2. Just a gentle reminder- When posting threads, PLEASE add tags to your posts. Our Patriot Turners- @Ron Altier asked us for ideas about modifications that could be made to make his lathe run slower. He received lots of comments and suggestions. If you have any recommendations, maybe you could help him out- Ron also posted a few more ornaments he finished and explained how he made some of the marvelous designs- @RustyFN Has been really busy this week! He started out showing us a bowl he turned- Rusty used his emblem on the bottom- Rusty has been able to score free wood from several places. He told us about his trip to the saw mill where he picked up a walnut log- Which yielded this fantastic looking bowl- Check this post for more details- Rusty has a really awesome neighbor. Told Rusty he could have wood from a recently felled tree. They think it's maple- Rusty posted more images in his post and has even started turning one of the blanks. In this particular thread, there are some interesting comments on which bowl gouge might be best. Rusty decided on the 1/2" Sorby- Since Rusty is working with "green" wood, he was curious about the drying procedures and at what point in the turning process should drying take place. Our members offered several options and ideas. Maybe you could add something to what has already posted Rusty adapted a bandsaw circle cutting jig to help him cut bowl blanks- he shows us more about it in his post- We are still getting additional input on a post from a couple of weeks back on the HSS subject. Our own @Steve Krumanaker added a link to a video he made on making handles for tools. Steve posted some images of the "tea lids" which he has been making. His little laser does a fantastic job of adding embellishments to the turnings. See Steve's post for more images- Steve had to create a jig to help hold these lids during the turning process. He shared the specifics of how he made a special expansion chuck- @AndrewBreally came out smelling like a rose! A while back he obtained a bunch of tool rests- but they didn't fit his lathe. Well all was not lost as he explains in this post- @Masonsailor is still learning about his new lathe. He posted an update on some of the features- What’s Coming Up- Carl Jacobson is offering a live online class https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F33zhDit%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3dU9tbCT_bBqQRb1sbx_zaPwBi8cjcYINxqgdoYCW9EGG1zNPhckZVnII&h=AT2Nanrkmfka0_NeZU9kGjaoMGAAc7epV_E6YNxKr0sNUaSoh176gAi_5Vbc7-FG_c4rsQMCwZEZmlXk5kMhkNX9go3J_LhtqqvKbdOD488xsCVlU-JJ74id60MR01EPnA&__tn__=-UK-R&c[0]=AT0fR3DEM_uFCeZT6ING_O0GgL370DBA4CMApwnPii3gw_5CpEr0xzJg_dtKTyKgAEVOj4c1b1shbErx0WkfdpkSvv5TnUVtkgXVZhdNrboxD1S6bJznZUcPPStOa2JWTblHc8Ruit_BBPvDhTRKLtiSKEg For The Newbies- A lot of turners use the "OneWay Wolverine" sharpening system. Ron Brown shows an eas to set it up for sharpening gouges- In addition to the previous jig, Ron Brown has another jig for setting up the grinder for sharpening other tool. To get the best cuts and safest operation, we need to have the lathe running at the proper speed. In this video, Mike Peace, provides insights on when to change the lathe speed- Expand Your Horizons- Here is an interesting process for turning and coloring a "wet" blank by Alan Stratton- In the video I was intrigued by the steady rest that Mr. Stratton used. I liked the idea of being able to mount/unmount the steady rest without having to remove the turning. Here's the link to more information- https://www.aswoodturns.com/2014/09/steady-update/ New Turning Items- Ruth Niles has some new mandrel adapters for her newer stoppers- You can get more information from Ruth's site- https://nilesbottlestoppers.com/product/mandrel-adapters/?fbclid=IwAR2UmPqFG7zD_zUZhlxTuw_iK69I2_FDvVVScOJOPWna1XEncD8GX403ksw Everything Else- Rick Turns YouTube video listing from last week- Back in the summer, the tree guys dropped off some cherry. I've been making stuff from the log. Some of the pieces I rough turned, soaked in the soap solutions and then stored them in shavings. Had this shape kicking around in my head for a while. Took it out of the shavings and began working on it a week or so ago. Got it cleaned up- Started to refine the hollowing. The little shop made laser device to check the thickness- Finalizing the shape- Chuck for holding it to finish off the bottom- Mounted and secured- It was going to be pretty plain so I decided to add some detail. Hindsight is 20/20. Not sure gold leaf was the best color. More hindsite- I really don't like the glossy finish. Maybe it will darken over time- Safe turning and stay well
  3. So I've recently Purchased TWO different sharpening systems. I bought a bench grinder that was low RPM. As well as the PSI Chisel Mate Plus from PSI Woodworking. I received it this afternoon it was a bit on the late side. How ever I've opened it up and set it up on the lathe tested it out on a couple of gouges and chisels. Seems to work quite well RECOMMENDED USE WITH VARIABLE SPEED LATHES. Its quite simple to install it goes right on to the spindle head of your wood lathe its already set for a 1 inch 8 tpi spindle head. Works with the Delta lathe wonderfully. This system actually did a better job than the bench grinder for me at sharpening. The tool holder fit nicely into the tool rest for my lathe and it was quite easy to adjust for the shape of the chisel or gouge to easily sharpen it. It was very easy to follow the grind on the tool. If I would have known or realized what this was to begin with I probably wouldn't have bought the bench grinder either way I can use that for other tools that need sharpening. IE mower blades and knives. How ever I think I will be using this particular tool from now on to sharpen chisels and gouges. I would definately recomend this product. It is sold on Amazon and the PSI Woodworking website but I did buy mine on Amazon. List cost $42.95 plus what ever your state charges for taxes. (Shipping not included in price) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D2PNYLL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  4. Not sure what's starting to happen here. Maybe I'm being over ambitious here on what I'm trying to get done. But hollowing has been becoming some what of a chore. I did put on order for a bowl gouge that should hopefully be coming soon ordered from Penn State Industries (HSS). Seems that in most cases the hollowing tools I do have that are carbide tipped are not doing the job either they are tearing chunks out and catching. Just not sure what to think at this point so I am stuck on this one in a head lock sort to say. It's honestly rather annoying. Either way for the time being since I do not have a proper bowl gouge so it seems even though one is on the way I'm wondering if I should use this chisel for any type of hollowing but the way it looks seems to be a bad idea. Forgive me because I cant for the life of me remember what this one is called. Chisel first picture. Yep I'm also trying to use the HSS chisels more often as well.
  5. Simple question. How do I sharpen my wood turning tools? My tools are getting dull and I don't have a clue on how to sharpen them. I sharpen my pocket knives but I don't know how to sharpen these Any help would be great
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