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26-02-2017, 09:32   #61
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Anyone water down PVA for sealing end grain on green bowls? What ratio of water to glue is the norm?
I use it without thinning and find it does a great job. I've also used candle wax in the past on smaller rounds and blanks to good effect.
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26-02-2017, 09:50   #62
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I use it without thinning and find it does a great job. I've also used candle wax in the past on smaller rounds and blanks to good effect.
Last 4 bowls I did, I watered it down roughly 50 50. No cracks so far anyway...
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Last 4 bowls I did, I watered it down roughly 50 50. No cracks so far anyway...
I mainly use it on oak that I air dry to stop checking. I paint it on very liberally on bowls that I rough turn before sticking them in my kiln.
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I mainly use it on oak that I air dry to stop checking. I paint it on very liberally on bowls that I rough turn before sticking them in my kiln.
Ya I put a lot less on the most recent bowls, checked em yesterday and they are all ok. They're in 6 weeks now.
Mind me asking what temp and humidity you run the kiln at?
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I initially keep the heat at 50c until the humidity hits 100% then slowly bring the temp down while monitoring the moisture content.
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Re: Basic Woodturning Set

Hi,

I bought this set myself a few months and it is really good. It is ideal for beginners

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Beginning wood turning.

So after a search of boards today...

As a wannabe wood turner would these items be a good starting point.

Record power DML305 lathe.
RS 67hs turning tool set.
DX1000 extractor.
RP SC3 chuck.

Comes in at just under €900 from whraitt.ie

Anything else I need to add to that list or is it enough to get me started and add more gear as I progress..?
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i'd say you won't go too wrong with that. one question would be what sort of turning you want to do, though; i bought the same robert sorby set but only ever really use the bowl gouge, skew, and parting tool; the others don't get much use. i generally do more faceplate than spindle turning though.
do you have a means of sharpening them?

also, what provisions does the lathe come with for mounting? e.g. live centre for the tailstock, etc.
i like a steb centre for spindle turning, but it'd be rare for one of these to be supplied with a lathe.
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i'd say you won't go too wrong with that. one question would be what sort of turning you want to do, though; i bought the same robert sorby set but only ever really use the bowl gouge, skew, and parting tool; the others don't get much use. i generally do more faceplate than spindle turning though.
do you have a means of sharpening them?

also, what provisions does the lathe come with for mounting? e.g. live centre for the tailstock, etc.
i like a steb centre for spindle turning, but it'd be rare for one of these to be supplied with a lathe.
Thanks for that.

Yeah I'll get a grinder and sharpening jig later on.

Bowls,pens maybe some spindle work.

So I should add a live centre for the tailstock to the list.
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i'd confirm what accessories come with the lathe - it's possible one is already bundled.
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So after a search of boards today...

As a wannabe wood turner would these items be a good starting point.

Record power DML305 lathe.
RS 67hs turning tool set.
DX1000 extractor.
RP SC3 chuck.

Comes in at just under €900 from whraitt.ie

Anything else I need to add to that list or is it enough to get me started and add more gear as I progress..?
Frankly - that is an utterly epic starting point!

An optional add-on you could put in for a few quid more is a cyclone separator to save you from emptying the DX1000 as often.
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So after a search of boards today...

As a wannabe wood turner would these items be a good starting point.

Record power DML305 lathe.
RS 67hs turning tool set.
DX1000 extractor.
RP SC3 chuck.

Comes in at just under €900 from whraitt.ie

Anything else I need to add to that list or is it enough to get me started and add more gear as I progress..?

When your budgeting, include for sharpening. It will be one of the biggest restrictions to improving if you don’t have sharp chisels.
It’s also a costly aspect, so I would say plan for it from day one.
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i have one of these, or probably a slightly older model - bought a tormek gouge jig too, which is compatible with it, so total spend was around €250-€300 probably.

https://www.mcquillantools.ie/schepp...pening-system/

one comment i will make on it - the stone itself is not a uniform consistency, it's obviously slightly harder on one side, so there's a bit of a 'hop' when sharpening, but it still does the job. i don't use it for the skew chisel though, i still get the best results on that from a cheapo diamond plate or whetstone.
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Just keep your head down, and you'll be grand.
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So after a search of boards today...

As a wannabe wood turner would these items be a good starting point.

Record power DML305 lathe.
RS 67hs turning tool set.
DX1000 extractor.
RP SC3 chuck.

Comes in at just under €900 from whraitt.ie

Anything else I need to add to that list or is it enough to get me started and add more gear as I progress..?

Plus the appropriate safety gear, mask, safety glasses, for starters.

Safety smock later on to keep all those lose threads cuffs, sleeves away from the business end.

You'll soon be a woodturning junkie
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