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I have read you can use something called "turners tape" to hold the bottom of a bowl to a face plate. In this video, Mike Peace demonstrates using turner's tape for holding small items. He says he uses it sometimes for reversing a small bowl, lids for boxes, etc. What's nice about it is that you don't need to leave a tenon for the chuck to grab ...


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I had ordered a length of the red link type VBelt via Amazon. The order was cancelled and refunded for some strange reason whilst I was on vacation. So I reordered it again and it arrived the other day. Assembly of the link belt was very convenient in the lathe because I was able to avoid having to dismount the motor and take apart the whole variable speed ...


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I've tried building a rounder plane and failed, I can't seem to get it to cut... That could be troubleshot1 but actually you don't need a rounding plane to make dowels. They can certainly help achieve a round result but it's quite possible to plane to round using any standard plane2. Hand plane The process is really very simple: you start with square-...


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After a bit of research, I found that many impact drills also use a 1/2-20 thread to attach the chuck. I guess that due to the nature of what you're doing with an impact drill the chuck has a limited lifetime, so they're made to be easily replaced. Once I had that figured out, it was a simple matter to find one. (I happened to find mine on ebay). Here it ...


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