Kenn Harris: Yet another great project Alan! I, like you purchased three of these little jewels, but ordered them on-line as they are now available directly from IKEA. Instead of using a one piece base, I made my bases in two pieces and glued them together as it seemed to be easier and stronger than a one piece unit since I used a larger 3" magnet from Harbor Freight (didn't want to take any chances of the units falling off my lathe or bandsaw, etc.). They work wonderfully, and I will soon order a few more as there is ALWAYS a need for more light in my little shop in my garage! Thanks for sharing and as always, safe turning to you!
Josef Roesler: Well, I would get one but since shipping is $15, that's just stupid.
tom brock: just got mine. can't wait to hit the shop to make base. get light from IKEA. they are $9.99 + shipping. so i bought 3-so overall each light was $ 16.00
As Wood Turns: Hmmm. I'm sure that I'll remember this next time I'm tempted.
For tenon sizing I'm now using sharpened end wrenches.
Thank you for highlighting this risk.
twistoftime: I am continually amazed to find YouTube turning videos that show turners using calipers while the piece is turning. This is a great way to discover just how sharp those metal pieces are, usually confirming that metal will penetrate flesh. You speak of being safe, and then demonstrate a great way to collect an injury. It only takes one slight mis-movement to catch and then fling that pointed metal piece into some part of your anatomy. Working safe means...working safe!
As Wood Turns: Well that's a tough one.
How about gluing your blank to a scrap block - top to faceplate? Make sure your blank is a little longer than otherwise. This would enable you to turn a recess in the bottom, Then shape the rest figuring for a flat at the height you've targeted. IMO the flat should be covered by the IKEA lamp base. Then part it off at the flat. For me, turning would be a little awkward because you're cramped between the facepate and the base. but do-able.
Give it a try.
Alan Cann: Good evening Alan, I have had my Ikea lights sitting in my workshop for a month now, but I don't have a scroll chuck yet. Is there some way I might be able to do this with a faceplate?
Rick McQuay: I had that happen on some of my videos.
As Wood Turns: It wasn't the camera - It was the production software that downgraded the resolution.
After your comment, I checked further, found the obscure setting, and fixed it.
Rick McQuay: Nice little project, going to subscribe. Hopefully soon you can acquire a higher res camera.
As Wood Turns: Joseph - please check out my latest video. I turned a small bowl without a chuck.
As Wood Turns: Yes, any tool with a iron base that needs light can use one.
I just purchased 4 more.
Bill Skoros: Nice fun and simple project. While I don't have a lathe, its a great idea and I can create something with a band saw for my small shop at home. Can always use more light when using it or my drill press.
As Wood Turns: Great idea - I'll get one for several of my other tools.
Joseph Ford: Hi Alan - I'm always looking for more light while working - ops I mean playing - on the lathe. Very nice I'm ordering some today! I think some would be nice on other shop tools too, like my bandsaw!
As Wood Turns: Nice that it all works for you.
Brown Suspenders: Thanks for the "lamp". I bought 2, attached 1 to a 4" steel spring clamp and I have saved the other. Fantastic lunch. Yes, they do make the "clamping" kind but the reach is much shorter..Now I am off to buy the 1x8 spindle tap. Keep the videos coming.
As Wood Turns: Well said.
Greg Heller: The only Ikea store in Washington is on the Seattle side of the Puget Sound... I live on the other side and don't go to Seattle unless forced to... Thanks again for the ideas. Always looking for something new.
Kenn Harris: Yet another great project Alan! I, like you purchased three of these little jewels, but ordered them on-line as they are now available directly from IKEA. Instead of using a one piece base, I made my bases in two pieces and glued them together as it seemed to be easier and stronger than a one piece unit since I used a larger 3" magnet from Harbor Freight (didn't want to take any chances of the units falling off my lathe or bandsaw, etc.). They work wonderfully, and I will soon order a few more as there is ALWAYS a need for more light in my little shop in my garage! Thanks for sharing and as always, safe turning to you! letti630: just found your channel, so much useful info! Black Dragon: Snorlax:) Ratchanon Thueakkong: กระดาน +แม่=กระดานแม่ง 55+ Chingus696: The rubber eye covers are supposed to be flipped up for use. You have them folded down. You will like them much better pulled up. shadowplay86: How was the eq set on the guitar for this recording? Presumably you can cut some of the brightness and some bass with the guitar's eq. Kostadinos Tsiaboulas: Everyone is watching SONY PD-150-170 used for sale at $300-400 and watching all these old videos in 2016 but this camera is a professional 2003 videocamera.