2 different questions:
1 - I need a 13mm drill chuck on an MT2 arbor. Axy do one for £11.30. Record Power is more than twice that.
However, the Axy has a tang at the knockout end whereas the Record has a circular end. Does that matter?
2 I need a mini faceplate to mount on a live centre. Axy...
I second the warning about Velcro. I used this method and bought el cheapo discs from Toolstation. When I tried to get square off some pen blanks , I never seemed to get either a uniformly flat face on the end grain or a face at right angles.
Now some of this is down to my rather crude jigs...
Good point abut clogged filters on camvac and similar.
I don't understand why the high speed low volume camvac machine can make do with a paper bag costing £small whereas on the low speed high volume chip/ dust types, it is well over £100 to get the same result
We are told that filtering down to .5 micron is essential for health. Yet on the low speed high volume chip/dust extractors, such filters are an extra cost > £100.
I assume that all filtering is upstream of the exhaust outlet, so that if the exhaust ( or the complete extractor ) is in a...
Considering making one using bearings from Axy, Stiles &Bates etc. However, to be really useful, it would have to be a pretty large diameter platter (think oriental restaurants). Small ones would seem to be pretty useless as on a small table - you can just reach acrosss.
What is the max diam...
Reading my latest copy of Woodturning I am losing count of the number of firms pushing tools using circular tunsten carbide cutters. What's the difference between the cutting edge of a gouge and the cutting edge of a small circular cutter presented at the some position on the workpiece?
I fancy a go at one of these. However, I get the impression it's a novelty thing you do a few times then never again so does anyone have suggestion for curved scraper thingy or can they be done without special tools?
I had a go at a DIY version based on mdf quadrants fixed to a nova scroll chuck jaws but I wasn't very happy with my efforts.
I didn't drill the holes for the button screws as accurately as they should be. Also the rubber material I used for the buttons was too soft and not truly cylindrical...
Thanks Chas - hadn't spotted the link. Like you say in the Mag, accuracy of cutting being tested but unlike straight line segments, no planer or belt sander to finess each piece to a standard size. Did you cut freehand on a bandsaw with a thin blade or with some guide bush thingy and a scroll saw?
Looking to buy a 3/8 bowl gouge. Crown have a cryo version via Axy £31.15 and Henry Taylor have a Kryo at £45.60 (non Kryo £35.40) via Toolpost. Sorby have some premium gouges as well.
Is it worth the extra? In the case of the Crown, its a reasonable price anyway?