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    First Hollow Form

    Well here it is - Finished up to 36 grit just prior to applying the finish.

    This looks to me like it will be a good seller in the local art galleries.

    What do you think?

    Anybody care to guess what it may be?

    Stayed tuned - more info in the next few weeks.

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    Finished to 36 grit? Man Pete, you're sparing no expense, huh?

    I'm curious to see what it becomes.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    You're turning a crankshaft wheel? That's cool!!
    I may be lost but I'm making good time!
    Three Seasons Woodturnings

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    I like the burnt line just below the rim

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    Hmmmm, a pulley for a drive belt?

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    You are correct

    John - You are on the right track.

    Seems the Mini is a little mis powered and can use a little help.

    Neal - You also have the right idea.

    I have heard they make sandpaper in finer grits than 36. I may have to look into getting some of that stuff. I may even move up to 80 if I can find it!


    Stayed tuned or turned.
    Last edited by Pete Simmons; 09-13-2007 at 08:51 PM.

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    Psst... I know a guy who knows a guy who can even get you 100 grit. Just don't tell anybody or before you know it everyone will be using it.
    I may be lost but I'm making good time!
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    Looks, um...Great!

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    More Power for the JET

    I have been wanting more power for the Jet Lathe. Got a good deal on this old iron 3 phase 12 hp motor so I thought adding it to the Jet would help turning hard woods.

    Note the thin piece of cherry on the lathe. This was turned without the new extra power. It seemed to have one section that was very hard. So hard that it just would not cut.


    I was going to nail this thin bottom onto the hollow form to make a fancy wood wine glass. I guess I can still use it as a bottom and just say it has a built in shelf to hold your cheese. What a great idea - wine and cheese all in one hand!

    Stayed tuned more mods on the way.

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    Jet - Coil Winder

    I had a few of these to wind for a local science project so I rigged up a JET Mini Coil Winder.

    Singer Sewing Machine motor with foot speed control and a cam operated counter.

    The coils are a little rough because one wire actually loops back under the windings.

    Works real smooth and easy to add or remove from the lathe.

    I guess I will just have to learn to work with the underpowered lathe once I remove the aux motor!

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