Finally a set of Forstner bits that I can write home about! I have been looking for a GOOD new set of Forstner drill bits at a PRICE I COULD AFFORD for a long time! My old set is way to dull and can not be sharpened. Continue reading Roman Carbide Forstner Drill Bits
Finding good quality plywood at a reasonable price is not impossible. But, you do have to look around and be selective. I use 3/4″ “Radiata Pine” plywood in the Northeastern USA. Continue reading Good Quality Plywood
I have STRONG Super Magnets (Rare Earth Magnets) attached to the wheel guards on my grinder. The magnets capture the powdery metal grinding dust that is created when I grind my turning tools. See red arrow in above photos. Continue reading Magnets Capture Metal Grinding Dust
I often finish the bottoms on my bowls and hollow forms by parting down to a 1″ tenon and then sawing thru the tenon with the LATHE STOPPED! See photo above.
I recommend using a saw designed to cut wet green wood. A saw with big teeth. With lots of “set” in the teeth.
Beware! The lathe MUST BE STOPPED! Do not use anything with teeth with the lathe running! Do not use anything with out tool rest support!
Continue reading Silky Landscape Saw
Twist drills bits may tend to wander when started in metals or hard woods. Thus, I use a “Center Drill” to create a starting hole for twist drills when I want to drill a precise hole.
Continue reading Center Drill Set