A Brand New [Fifty Some Year Old) Rockwell Delata 12" (36" bed) Lathe

What a nice couple days. Though I live in the toolies and, generally, find any good craigslist deals far distant, I looked at the list the other day and saw a Rockwell Delta 46-450 wood lathe for one hundred bucks and only a couple miles away. Though I haven’t found a listing of how much yet, the beast weighs a lot. I’m guessing around four hundred pounds, with the base. As such, general turning operations using out of round wood, at low speeds, shouldn’t produce much vibration....

Bandsaws

Hello everyone, just curious as to what peoples thoughts/opinions are on bandsaws. I currently have an old Rockwell 14" which has been fine but I’m finding more and more lately that I could really use one with both more hp and re-saw capacity. The shop down the road from has a large re-saw so I don’t need to go crazy with a bandsaw, I was just thinking maybe a 17"-18". There is 17" Forrester (virtually new) advertised locally that I am looking at. I have never heard of this company...

card scraper sharpening

So a while back I bought a card scraper. Two weeks ago I bought a burnisher Rockwell 65. Now I have been watching many YouTube videos on sharpening the card. I tried one suggestion and it failed. So back to YouTube I went try the next. Humm same results. Well I finally landed on Marc Spagnola’s YouTube chanel who I already subscribe to and watched his demonstration. First I file it back square, then I polish the end then with the scraper flat I start a bur. Then stand it up and roll the...