What do you like to turn most? The curved square might be good if you
like doing things with squareish edges, like straight sided bowls or
maybe lids. The round might be good if you do more spindle turning.
I found these guys, but haven't used their products at all:
Might be a good alternative to Easy Wood Tools.
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My first Easy Wood turning tool was one with the round tip (I turn
mostly pens and small objects like that). Still use it most of the
time, though I have since acquired a square-ended tip also. That one
seems to help when working on straight lines. Personally, I'd suggest
the round tip to start with.
Why not make your own?
I used a 4 sided carbide cutter insert that came with my planer from
Grizzly. Had some wrought iron railing laying around, hacked a short
piece off and ground a seat for the carbide insert. Drilled and tapped
a hole for the insert, turned a handle and wallah, a nice and easy
carbide lathe tool. Saved myself an easy $129 for about an hours (less)
of work. Works exactly as expected. Here's a pic if it:
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 8:40:50 PM UTC-4, Idlehands wrote:
Interesting... I didn't have a problem, Idlehands. In fact, I saved the site for future reference, if I ever have the time to get my Lathe going. (Thanks Leon!)
I use Vipre for Internet protection. It's pretty sound, according to my IT guys.
Try opening a new browser and simply typing the site instead of connecting via link, maybe (?)
I don't pretend to be a computer guy, though!!
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:49:44 PM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
Avast on my Home PC allows access. However, the site is blocked on my corporate PC.
When sites are blocked we get a generic "corporate" page saying the site "has been identified as
containing content that could pose a risk to the Firm and or may not comply with one or more
of the Firm's policies." We never know if it's an virus issue or just something that our IT
security team doesn't like.
I can access Rockler, Woodcraft, Lee Valley, etc.with no problem, so there is *something*
going on with the easywoodtools site that raises a concern within our system and apparently
with some AV programs/settings. It could be as simple as http vs. https.
easywoodtools apparently does not use https.
On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:58:16 AM UTC-4, Spalted Walt wrote:
Netstat is blocked. ;-)
Youtube is not blocked, but Facebook is, sort of. Facebook returns a totally different
Chrome: This site can't be reached, might be down or moved, etc.
IE: This page can't be displayed, make sure the web address is correct, etc.
IOW We get a "browser based" message as opposed to being re-directed to the
corporate "website is blocked by firm" message page. I don't know why they handle
Facebook (and Twitter) via the browsers.
Perhaps it's the "auto-connect", something that I am not familiar with since I don't use
Facebook. They all have links to Facebook on their pages. How is that different than the
"auto-connect" you speak of?
netstat isn't a URL, it's a command line tool https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netstat
Windows: Run > cmd
C:\>netstat -a > Youtube is not blocked, but Facebook is, sort of. Facebook returns a totally different
Actually, when visiting: http://www.easywoodtools.com/
Two seperate Facebook domains are opened (via https):
facebook.com and fbcdn.net <https://en.wiki-domains.net/wiki/fbcdn.net
What kind of denial msg do you get with: https://www.fbcdn.net
Trust me, unless you're using a browser plugin such as NoScript (or
similar) to actively block, you "auto-connect" w/Facebook and/or a
hella lot more sites, whether intended or not, with most URLs nowadays.
Uh, because embedded links require 'clicking-on' before connecting
Sorry makes a tool with interchangeable heads. It accommodates square, dia
mond and round carbide or steel blades. Because of the mechanics of the in
terchangeable head you need to work a tad further from your piece. I have
used this and dedicated carbide tools. While I prefer the dedicated tools,
the three in one makes for an economical choice.
On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 1:40:10 PM UTC-4, Spalted Walt wrote:
I know that netstat is a command line tool, but netstat.net is a URL. That
is blocked via the corporate "potential risk to the firm" page.
If I include the https:// I get the browser "page can't be reached" message.
Chrome adds ERR_TUNNEL_CONNECTION_FAILED for all denials (fbcdn, Facebook, Twitter)
If I just use www.fbcden.net I get the corporate "potential risk to the
(With Facebook and Twitter I get the browser msg regardless of whether I
use the https:// or not.)
Uh, yeah, that I know. The question is: What is happening when a site
"auto-connects" to Facebook? I don't see anything, do anything, have an
account, etc. So what happens with/during my connection?
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