Monthly Archives: February 2012

Splitting Wood

So what do you do if you need to split a piece of wood that is too big to go through your bandsaw?  You could saw it with a hand saw but, as Roy Underhill would tell you, you can … Continue reading

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Longworth Chuck

I’ve been using the lathe to make bowls and realized I needed a way to grip the top of a bowl so I could work on the bottom.  There are commercial products out there to do this but they cost … Continue reading

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Ideal Tachometer

Unlike step pulleys where there are discrete combinations and speeds, Reeves pulleys have a continuous range of speed.  On machines with Reeves you turn a knob until an indicator points at your desired RPM on a tag.  But how do … Continue reading

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