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Question: I remember you once said that "making the wheels coplanar" on a bandsaw is an important part of tune-up, but I don't see anywhere that you describe how to do it. My questions are: what is it, how do I know if I need it, and if so, how do I do it?
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Making MDF Face Plates for the Lathe
By Fred Kachelhofer
There are many times when building your own shopmade faceplates for your lathe can help make a turning project easier and more fun. After hearing about faceplates made out of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), I decided to try making a few myself. I found that it's not hard, but there are a few tricks which can help make the process go more smoothly.
How to Make a Great
By Tim Carter
The Lazy Susan went out of style in the 50’s when they were made of plastic in those awful colors that were so popular back then. I’m going to tell you how to make a Lazy Susan out of cabinet grade wood on your lathe that will be the centerpiece of your kitchen or dining room.
Here's how to make it:
By Page Burch
I recently went to the Color Wheel After School Art Studio in Decatur, Georgia during their Children’s Woodworking Camp, where I spoke to a group of children ranging from six to nine years old about being a woodworker. They were in the process of building small wagons and had just finished making small catapults. What really impressed me was how they were doing it with traditional hand tools.
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