Brushmakers Forum- calling all Turners

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by jtspartan, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. SWR913

    SWR913 Active Member

    I have had some experience with a few 20181219_115847.jpg NEW-Graydog.jpg18.jpg
     
  2. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    I have done segmented bowls, and pens, but not a shaving handle yet at this point.
     
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    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

  4. SWR913

    SWR913 Active Member

    Thanks Jason. And thanks for starting this turners thread :) I see that you like to make wood handles
    It is always nice to talk with fellow Turners about different woods
     
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  5. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Expanding collet chuck huh? I may look for one of those gadgets. Nice job btw, very creative!

    Wow, nice !
     
  6. brit

    brit in a box

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  7. SWR913

    SWR913 Active Member

    Do you have a favorite wood ,that just works for you?
     
  8. KUSTOM

    KUSTOM Well-Known Member

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    I've done a few but I don't seem to have any photos around.
     
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  9. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    For domestic (North American) hardwoods, I love working with Walnut, whether it be turning or fine woodworking. Love the variety and workability. For turnings, I’d add figured Eastern Maple. Love the striping and how it takes a finish. For fine woodworking in general I enjoy Cherry very much as well.
    For exotics? I love the variety...can’t say I have a favourite specifically for turning, but have used true Mahogany, Sapele (African Mahogany) and Poculi(red zebra wood) all with good success lately.
     
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  10. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    For expanding collett chucks, Patrick, you can order a set from Lee Valley. If you know the exact sizes you want, you can order individual ones directly from Beall tools. They are the same ones (Beall) at Lee Valley as well.
     
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  11. SWR913

    SWR913 Active Member

    I purchased mine direct from Beall .
     
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  12. SWR913

    SWR913 Active Member

    I have 2 different ways to use them 20190217_140321.jpg 20190217_140230.jpg
     
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  13. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    My lathe arrived already....2 days after making the order. A friend donated some wood for me to make my handles for the carbide cutters. Waiting on a 6" 4 jaw chuck, Jacobs chuck, calipers and carbides to arrive. In the meantime I will set out on making a stand for lathe and bench grinder and organize work area as to not cover my other tools with shavings. I'm kinda excited about this to be honest.
    Will probably be calling on you seasoned guys for advice as i get rolling. By the look of the work shown here so far I can only say I hope to be as good as you fellas some day. Very impressive work guys!
     
  14. brit

    brit in a box

    congrats sir .i am looking forward to seeing your new creations..:)
     
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  15. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Don't forget a face shield. You want some protection if a piece of wood comes loose and flies toward your head at a high rate of speed.

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  16. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Important tip there . I have a high quality face shield with protection all around clear lens. I never wear jewelry and I don't have long hair( dont have any actually). Anything else you can think of that i might be missing? As I said before I only have a few hrs under my belt turning so I appreciate advice. Thanks
     
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  17. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thanks Gary. My first project will be handles for my tools then back to shave brush handles then the skies the limit they say.
     
  18. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Advice here is rather minimal. Keep the tool rest close to the work piece. I had a tool catch and bend downward. It could have been prevented if the rest was closer to the wood. Also, check out some well known turners on YouTube for tips. Oh, and use paper towels for applying finishes. A rag might get caught, start turning into the piece, taking your hand with it.

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  19. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    No loose clothing and sleeves rolled up passed the elbow. Gloves weren't allowed in my machine shop class when working with rotating equipment. Nothing that could get caught and pull you in.

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  20. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    I never heard that piece of advice before but it makes perfect sense.
     
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