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      MikeO replied to the thread Sharpening.
      ive used it on my boots
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      MikeO reacted to Wood4me's post in the thread Bowls ball bowl with Like Like.
      Had to stiffen the outer rim for the latter stage of turning down to 1.5mm; glue gun worked well to fix the plywood ring . Managed to...
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      MikeO reacted to johnnyb's post in the thread Bowls ball bowl with Like Like.
      lignum is an amazing wood. and bowling balls are usually made without the pith( unlike many carving mallets.) they use it for propellor...
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      MikeO replied to the thread Bowls ball bowl.
      Made a bowl shape in scrap wood fitted to a face plate then hot glued bowl into it. Drilled it then took a slice either side with...
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      MikeO replied to the thread Bowls ball bowl.
      I had spare bowling ball so cut into 4 on bands saw and turned different things. Seems a shame but now got some lovely items showing off...
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      MikeO replied to the thread Sharpening.
      Most people give up turning because of sharpening. You don't sharpen lathe tools weekly more like hourly. I have Sorby Pro Edge which is...
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      Anyone own a Beall Pen Wizard I want to make parts for the accessory transformer so need to know thread on tailstock end and diameter of...
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      MikeO replied to the thread Adjustable vs Fixed Spanners.
      When I was on the ships Bahco was the name to have to save carrying lots of spanners
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      MikeO replied to the thread Lignum Mallet.
      Looks great. I like bolt for weight.
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      MikeO replied to the thread Lignum Mallet.
      Dont use manmade stuff use lignum about a tenner each on ebay.
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      MikeO replied to the thread Lignum Mallet.
      Beautiful mallet btw
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      MikeO replied to the thread Lignum Mallet.
      What size is the mallet head. I find a lot of stress cracks in surface of bowling balls so you have to cut a lot away.
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      MikeO replied to the thread Bowling ball turning idea.
      A little tip you can use a hacksaw to cut off sides in a vice (its quite easy) To machine bowl in lathe use a rough bowl shape on either...
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      Mike Waldt on you tube uses 60 and 120 ceramic belts occasionally honing with a diamond file. I find once shaped sharpening takes...
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      Send me a photo of chisels and I will let you know best option
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