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Bob Kornman Bob Kornman from Lititz wrote on May 16, 2021 at 6:24 pm
Glad I found your site. I inherited an older lath and am anxious to learn how to use it and turning techniques. It has various size pulley wheels with a belt drive system. Would like to know if I can convert it to rheostat control. Can the club give this novice some advice? Thanks.
Admin Reply by: admin
Thanks for the note, Bob - it's been a busy couple weeks as we've set up our meeting site in New Holland to start live in-person meetings. We'd love to help you out with your 'new' toy. Belt drive to electric variable speed is a tough conversion, but as many members have modified their lathes, we may have someone who can help. Can you post back here the brand and model number of your lathe? Thanks again - the Admin
Barry Issberner Barry Issberner from Port Jefferson, NY wrote on May 14, 2021 at 10:09 am
Referred to you by Long Island Woodworkers group. Looking for educational resources and inspiration on designs.
Wm. Craig Zumbrun Wm. Craig Zumbrun from York wrote on February 20, 2021 at 10:39 am
I appreciate your website. The photograph of the farm in the snow does a good job of placing your club in the world. Thank you for your welcoming attitude.
Admin Reply by: admin
Thank you for your note, Mr. Zumbrun. Fingers are crossed for Spring! We spoke with a friend in Cologne, Germany this weekend and he was very excited that Spring has officially arrived there. 62F and flowers are peaking out of the ground for him. That seems so far away for us, doesn't it?
Woody Turner Woody Turner from Lancaster, PA wrote on February 17, 2021 at 2:17 pm
Thanks for the great resources here! Loved that I could find a user manual that seemed to disappear off the face of the Earth. Turning a lot of Bradford Pear these days, as I lost two trees last summer and they are perfect for turning now.
Admin Reply by: admin
Thanks, Woody! Bradford Pear is one of our favorites, and a cultivar of Pyrus calleryana, or the Callery pear, a species of pear tree native to China and Vietnam, in the family Rosaceae. The Bradford is a beautiful wood to turn, and quite plentiful around Lancaster. With storms we've just had, there's a good chance we'll have plenty of picking to do in the next few months.