Trent Bosh left us with some good reading. Click the links below to read his thoughts.
James Johnson found these interesting sites.
Health and Safety in the Arts - Woodworkinghttp://www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards/wood1.html
Health and Safety in the Arts - Woodworking Toxic Woods http://www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards/wood2.html
Lumber chart and board foot conversions http://www.timberandmore.com/download/pdf/wood_guide.pdf
Drill Press Speed Charthttp://www.woodmagazine.com/compstor/dpsc.html
Guide to Woodworking Glueshttp://www.woodmagazine.com/woodbasics/pages/glue_chart.html
Screen Calipers is a great little program. I often find myself looking at turnings and diagrams on the web and often would like to measure the ratios of the design. This little program places what looks like a dial caliper on your desktop and you can use it to accurately measure any object's dimensions. You can download it for free and try it out.
Microlathe Progam: is a very small program, I think about 87k. It is a simple cad program. Iíve played around with it a little and it is pretty simple once you read the instructions. The control panel is where most of the creativity occurs once you plot the points. The program is shareware so it can be distributed freely. There isnít a setup file in the zip. You have to create a folder and then unzip the executable lathe file into the folder. Click on Microlathe Program and go to the bottom of the page you link to and you will be able to download the program.
Webmaster note: In searching the web to find a link for the Microlathe Program I came across another program made by Woodturner Pro. If someone wants to check these programs out, maybe they could write us a report :^)
Off and On Again...
Tired of the screw lid sealing shut on your finishes? Just put a wrap of Teflon tape (plumbers white tape) on the threads. No more stuck lids! Bob Fulton
One of the best tips that I learned was from Bob Fulton: Cut out washers from your plastic milk jugs, to put behind your chucks, or faceplates, etc. You can tighten them up and they will come loose easier when you are ready to change to another chuck etc....Works Great... Dan Combs
Poor Man's Exhaust System Click on thumbnail for larger image
I use a 20" box fan. With a 20"X 20"X 1" filter duct taped to the back of the fan (filter found easily at Wal-Mart)...I set it behind my lathe. You have three speeds low, Med, Hi... It sucks up the small particles pretty well. I also in the summer, put a fan behind me. This cools me and also pushes the dust away from me into the other fan. You can install the filter with the ribs vertical and the dust will fall down and not clog the filter as fast. I also still use a mask as a back up.... Dan Combs
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