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Member postings for steve h

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Thread: Turning Help
01/02/2012 21:36:41

Mark, if my bevels have not changed "the Tormek Way" then the tools should always be at the same bevel. I always check with a marker pen on the bevel if i have been honing different profiles and make sure the set up is as accurate as possible to save the steel.

In a scraping cut, i still get a fine finish, but prefer the bevel cut for that real glossy rub that you get.


01/02/2012 21:29:16

Ron, my gouges are crown gouges and are in very good condition, its happening even with both gouges, normally my small gouge gives a lovely finish with a freshly honed edge - not any more. half and a quarter inch gouges respectively.


01/02/2012 21:25:47

Hi George -

- if i pitch the bowl gouge over and do a scraping cut, not sure if that is the right phrase - i can get quite a nice clean cut, but when i push the bevel, the finish is poor.

I have tried to take really light cuts with the bevel only slightly open and heavy cuts - with varying success.

OK, I am not a seasoned turner, just on my second year, but last year I did make quite a few nice things and got really good finishes straight off the tool. I have not changed any of my tools and use the same bevels.

I am confused!

01/02/2012 15:10:37

Gone through that one as well Derek, I am a 'bevel rubber' generally and like my wood and tool close to the rest, tried having the rest high - then low - but keep getting the same issue to varying degrees.

Sharpened the tools, changed the pitch----

I thought am i making a poor spigot for mounting - but any unbalance would be rectified wouldn't it after a few passes - or have a just hit the nail on the head?


01/02/2012 13:45:19

Good day all -

Recently I have been experiencing an issue when turning.

I seem to get a lot of 'chatter' whilst turning, resulting in spiral effects on the wood. I sharpen my tools the 'tormek way' and are very sharp. I cannot understand this - and thought it may be down to vibration as my lathe is sat on a bench on casters and the old garage floor was a very rough concrete surface, where the new one is very smooth -

I jammed the bench up against the wall and still the same issue. I only seem to get it with chuck turning and faceplate turning - but not with spindle turning.

Any help would be really appreciated - Its becoming very frustrating!


Thread: segmented fruit bowl
25/01/2012 10:55:58

Hi Dennis,

Can you drop me that link please on your "how to" for segmented turning - I have been looking through posts and your gallery but have been unable to locate it -

I really like your work and fancy having a go at some myself.



Thread: Greetings
20/12/2011 21:39:22

If only George!!

Best wishes to all and lets hope 2012 brings whatever it is that you seek?


Thread: a bit heath robinson-but it works
13/12/2011 23:52:21
Very good link Bill - "It does what is says on the tin"!!
Thread: Gripping Matt
13/12/2011 23:32:31
Funnily enough - I got mine from Tesco as an 'anti slip boot mat' - it was a couple of pounds and thought it was a real bargain at the time.
Sorry to here about the misfortune on that little isle of yours - the weather is not improving and although that I am relatively close - I am still on the mainland!
Its a few years since I was across on business and still have a client there - travelled by air on what can only be described as a 'transit van with wings'!
Thread: Bandsaw
13/12/2011 23:25:44
Hi Paul - half my workshop tools are SIP - some of it is quite good and others are not so! - I have the same machine as Al and agree with him entirely - and also agree with Chris, I have had to make a few calls and found them not all that helpful.
Would i buy another if I had the same budget as you now - YES!
Thread: a bit heath robinson-but it works
13/12/2011 23:18:01
Hi Dave,
Very good, looks very similar to the second one I made - I found the biggest problem was the bonding in the lid of the outfeed pipe kept breaking away - but great results!
The Henry's are powerful little machines that generate good airspeed, which seems very important - according to Mr Pentz?
A suggestion Dave (I am not at all being critical!!) - should the infeed pipe have the aperture turned towards the wall of the dump bin, that way you are forcing the air to pass around the internal wall, which should increase the cyclonic effect?? If its well glued - don't move it!!
I think the less turbulent the air, allows the particles to drop and cleaner air pulled through to the extractor - Where is Mr Pentz's manual again??
Alan - please post some pictures of the flat pack cyclone and how easy it is to put together - I would like another unit for my earlex vac to keep the bulk away from the filter.
Thread: New workbench
13/12/2011 23:01:12
Fantastic bench Brian - is that your workshop? It looks good enough to be an operating theatre!
Thread: Ash cabinet
13/12/2011 22:59:14
Very nice piece Big Al - lucky son!
Thread: Another oddball one!
13/12/2011 22:57:22
Top dog Mailee - another great piece of work!
Thread: more items for craft fair
13/12/2011 22:54:42
Very nice work Dennis, love the natural edge work - you are certainly knocking everything out very quickly at the moment!
Thread: sculpted pen
13/12/2011 22:52:35
Hi Dennis - Lovely pen - as siad by the others - the combination really works well.
Thread: Andrew's Bench
02/12/2011 22:20:51
Absolutley lovely bench Andrew, can I be cheeky and ask if you have any plans?
Mine is a real cheapo and it lifts up at one end when you hit stubborn grain when planing and the like and I would love to have a go at that. Nice piece of workmanship!
Thread: Haven't Made one for a while
02/12/2011 22:17:00
Very nice Derek - that will look good in anyones top pocket!
Thread: Done! Finished! Hurrah! Yippee!
02/12/2011 22:14:32
Ron - scary thing is - I have already tried that when i moved my lathe over to where my planer thicknesser is and immediately realised that I had set my electrics out specifically and had that homer simpson moment and put them back in their original place!! Dohhhhhh!
George - that would really frustrate me - espcially since my wife thinks that I have OCD - I don't think its a problem!
02/12/2011 13:26:04

I shouldn't really apologise Richard - as your skills are far superior to mine and I need all these toys to help me!

Nice workshop - crap skills!


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