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Mark Baker

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6 September 2019

I was recently involved in a conversation with a group of people centred on a club they all belonged to where there had been some discussions among members as to future planning and the direction the club was heading. Apparently, some of the points discussed became heated and some people became ar ...

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  • Drilling on the lathe

    By ron.d

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 5:37 PM

    Ifyou are drilling on the lathe, stop at the size below the one you want and finish with a gougeRon

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  • Drilling on the lathe

    By CHJ

    Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:26 PM

    [QUOTE=Handcrafter] .... And presumably, using this technique on the lathe, the centring issue wouldn't arise as long as the headstock was firmly locked p...

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  • Drilling on the lathe

    By Handcrafter

    Monday, November 11, 2019 - 8:27 PM

    [QUOTE=CHJ]One thing you can do if you have a lower power drill or want to reduce the large Forstner bit loads is to stage drill from small to large diamet...

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  • Drilling on the lathe

    By CHJ

    Monday, November 11, 2019 - 1:06 PM

    One thing you can do if you have a lower power drill or want to reduce the large Forstner bit loads is to stage drill from small to large diameter.As long ...

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  • Drilling on the lathe

    By Handcrafter

    Monday, November 11, 2019 - 7:29 AM

    [QUOTE=Claude]I set my pillar drill to the slowest speed possible.  Gently press down on the handle, cut 3-6mm deep, then back out the bit to clear th...

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  • Rippled Olive.

    By Claude

    Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:53 PM

    Beautiful wood!  Nice pot, also!Claude

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  • Rippled Olive.

    By Ian Thorn

    Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 8:27 PM

    A really nice pot Neil turned to show off the grain not too thin etherIan

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  • Rippled Olive.

    By Neil Lawton

    Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 5:18 PM

    A little pot 3 1/2" x 2 1/2", C+C welcome as always.

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