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    Thanks again for your help Thom. I went to...

    Thanks again for your help Thom. I went to Woodcraft and looked at the lathes today. They did not let me actually use one like the guy on the phone implied they would but I did get to put my hands on...
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    My main interest at this point in time is making...

    My main interest at this point in time is making chairs with green wood. I am also interested in making spoons, bowls and plates/platters. I am very interested in working with hand tools. There are...
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    Nova, Jet or Oneway?

    So I have been studying on lathes for a few weeks now, making some posts here and on the Neander forum. I am making chairs, Welsh Stick Chairs and Windsors. I have been calculating on what work I...
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    One of the three classes I have taken which made...

    One of the three classes I have taken which made legs for benches or chairs provided turned legs. The other two classes provided red oak boards. In one class we started with square 2x2 stock and...
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    Dane you mention a major issue for someone new to...

    Dane you mention a major issue for someone new to checking work for size on a lathe. In the class I took with Drew Langsner, he was checking spinning spindles with calipers or open ended wrenches, as...
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    I think I may fall into the same visually...

    I think I may fall into the same visually oriented category Dave Anderson mentions and I think Ian refers to above. My eyes can get lost in all the little marks on a ruler or dial, forgetting exactly...
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    Wow, this is why I keep posting here year after...

    Wow, this is why I keep posting here year after year. Everything I could want to know about a tool from people I trust, who use the tools in real life much as I do. Great post guys, different view...
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    Calipers, Digital Dial?

    The chair making classes I have taken so far have tested round straight and tapered tenons for correct size with a ruler or simple mechanical calipers. I had a hard time telling how much more needed...
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    Turning Caliper

    I am making straight and tapered mortises and tenons on: chair legs, chair rungs and chair spindles. In the class I recently took we used simple antique outside calipers set to the required size to...
  10. Good to know Brian. I just bought the large...

    Good to know Brian. I just bought the large standard reamer for Schwarz's class. According to Drew Langsner they have improved the design, he had an older version. I will keep the pro version with...
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    Are you talking about the opening in the hull...

    Are you talking about the opening in the hull (multiple holes for tripping or fishing Kayaks maybe)? Maybe you are trying to cut leg room in ribs? I was a Whitewater kayaker for many years, not sure...
  12. It has not escaped my attention that just about...

    It has not escaped my attention that just about everyone who makes more than one or two chairs seems to have access to a lathe. I took the Welsh Stick chair class at Country Workshops in the hope...
  13. Steve, looks like you have a lathe now, electric...

    Steve, looks like you have a lathe now, electric I think. Would you mind sharing what kind of lathe you use and what the capacity is? I would also be interested to know what you use to chuck the wood...
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    First thing I did to my Gramercy Bowsaw was to...

    First thing I did to my Gramercy Bowsaw was to run a small spokeshave over the corners. Sharp corners are an issue.

    I think you may be able to find a helpful article via an online search "Tage...
  15. Making round mortises and tenons, chair legs

    I have taken three different courses in which mortises and tenons ( straight and tapered) needed to be made for: chair legs, spindles, chair rungs. Peter Galbert turned some tenons on a lathe,...
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    I have wondered and asked the same question Matthew. I believe the Vernier gauges are single blade gauges. Most posters seem to be fans of the double blade gauges. With an actual scale, it would seem...
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    Country Workshops has a great selection of heavy...

    Country Workshops has a great selection of heavy duty and carving gouges made by Hans Karlsson in Sweden. They can be used to make parts of Windsor chair seats, trim the excess off tapered mortised...
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    Dang I guess I will have to do more spokeshave...

    Dang I guess I will have to do more spokeshave searches. Most of what I have turned up in the past has not been appealing. A WoodJoy Deluxe Big Shave really? I just bought the regular Big Shave. The...
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    I understand how to make spindles for a Windsor...

    I understand how to make spindles for a Windsor chair which is why I am confused about the term "spindles" as used in wood turning. As I tried to explain above, the Continuous Arm Windsor Chair...
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    Thom thanks for taking the time to answer my many...

    Thom thanks for taking the time to answer my many questions, much appreciated. I put the symposium on my calendar and will try to get there. I also watched all the videos you suggested and several...
  21. There are quite a few YouTube videos on skews and...

    There are quite a few YouTube videos on skews and how to use them. Dave at D-Way tools makes tools that I understand are very good. In his video he demonstrates with a large heavy skew and seems to...
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    Thom, I am in Milton, GA, which may not show up...

    Thom, I am in Milton, GA, which may not show up on a map as it is a new city in north metro Atlanta. Is there a name for the woodturning event that I can look up? I am not entirely sure what sliding...
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    Thanks for the thoughts guys. I have been reading...

    Thanks for the thoughts guys. I have been reading here and doing a little research on lathes and turning tools. I have a couple CBN wheels so I do have the ability to grind/sharpen these tools. I am...
  24. MY BAD! dumb mistake. I said sawhorse when I...

    MY BAD! dumb mistake. I said sawhorse when I meant shavehorse. I just finished a course in which we made sawhorses using "windsor chair" techniques, tapered round mortises and tenons. I also just...
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    Another possibility to get someone started is the...

    Another possibility to get someone started is the Gramercy Sash saw. It is a 14" saw filled with a combo tooth that can saw either way. The thin plate and relatively fine teeth work surprisingly well...
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