Discussion in 'The Water Cooler (Woodworking Related Talk)' started by woodtickgreg, Jun 29, 2014.
Awesome. Greg, whatever happened with your speed control panel? The +- thing?
I never did anything with it. Laguna tells me there is nothing wrong with it and that's how they make them. I've just learned to live with it and I dont even pay attention to the markings anymore, I just turn the dial as needed. Maybe someday I'll make a new plate to cover the wrong way markings.
Funny you remembered that.
Other than that I absolutely love this lathe!
I'm looking to get one soon. And that was peeve of mine. I'll probably make a decal or something to cover it up.
I'm going to look at some today with the wife. She says she gets to keep my rikon. Fine by me...
Hey Greg thanks for the info through @Tony. Heading out in a few to make a road trip to San Antonio where I'll meet up with @Tony who is going to help me load up a Nova 1624-44 I bought off CL. He posted it for $900 on FB, dropped to $800 and also listed on CL. I offered $650 and we agreed on $700
You wont be disappointed with it if you purchase it. For me it was the best bang for the buck. It's very well made and a quality tool. The direction thing is just a minor sniggle. I have learned to use it without even looking at it, was only noticable when I first fired it up. I added about 500 lbs of weight on a shelf and I gotta tell you it is rock solid! I have a new rikon still in the box, lol.
Greg, this is the Nova I sent you the link for last week.
Awesome! Good deal on that one especially with all the tooling.. Only thing I suggest is building a much heavier stand for it. They are known for being a little light weight. You'll notice that with an out of round blank.
I figured that out, we where typing at the same time. Lol. Response was to Marc's question.
I have that lathe and love it. I upgraded from belt variable speed (change belt on stepped pulleys) to the variable speed motor. Love it.
Next thing for the shop is a place to wrap my air line up.
I dug these out of a scrap bin at a shop I deliver steel to. They are empty mig welding wire reels.
I took a piece of warped, and cupped soft maple.
ran it through the planer on both sides to kinda flatten it.
I sanded it with 150 and then 220. Gave it a couple coats of water based poly.
2 coats so far in an hour, I think one more.
It's 11:00 pm. The suspense is killing me! Did you get that 3rd coat on?
I did, lol. I'll finish it up today and update with pics. Today will be a shop day.
In between coats of finish I filed off any burrs that where on the insides of the reals so as not to chafe the hose.
I positioned the reels on the board.
And attached them with some no. 10 screws and washers.
I pre drilled for some 1 5/8" deck screws and mounted it to a stud.
My unruly hose is now tamed and theres room for more hose.
It'll probably get full of turning chips but I can just use it to blow itself off, lol. I like it close to the lathe and out of my way otherwise.
I finally found a minute to finish the radial arm saw and installed a fence.
I used my 6' level to line it up with the miter saw fence, then drove the screws in.
I squared the blade up to the fence and it's good to go.
I purchased this magnifying light dirt cheap because it didnt have a mounting bracket. So I made one today.
Piece of 1" oak. Drilled, countersink, corners sanded to round off, and screws ready to go.
Glued and screwed to the flip top cart so I can use it when scroll sawing. I can also remove it when I'm using the planer.
This is going to be so cool when I'm scrolling.
And I started on another project for the shop. I have had this board for years. It's the second slabing cut off a walnut log so it has lots of sapwood in it. Walnut sapwood is still hard though so that's why I hung on to it.
It's quite dry, but cupped really bad.
Plenty of wood to work with here for the project in mind.
I ripped some strips out of it to make it easier to flatten and not loose so much thickness. Jointed on 2 edges.
The boards finish planed out to 15/16"
Glued up to make the panel
I guess I should have read the text first! Because at first I thought "Dang 'The Tick' is really worried about the snipe coming outta the planer"
I've been making post in the what did you do in your shop today thread about this panel glue up. This is what it was for. It's a pull out tray for the spindle sander on the drill press cart. It makes it much easier to get in and out.
When I moved in I thought I might use this desk in the shop. I built it out of all scrap wood. But I dont really use it, grown to hate it as it just seems to be a place to pile crap.
So now its gone! Gives me a place to dock the planer/scrollsaw cart. It also freed up some floor space.