When I first peeked into this thread I had no idea it would involve turning from the topic. I did notice you had posted last, and the topic was sanding, so I figured what the heck and ventured on in, having been really impressed by your show and tell bowl postings. As it turned out, it had nothing to do with belt sanding, but that was ok. During the metal shop years of high school I did a lot of turning, mostly aluminum. Because of that experience, wood turning definitely interests me.
The comments on spindle specifications and chucks remind me that when turning recycled sprues or risers from the foundry I needed to start with a four jaw chuck to get it round enough to move into a 3 jaw chuck.
Having to move a belt to change speeds doesn't sound like my idea of fun.
wbh1963 is flowing with the grain in Arlington, Washington, USA
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