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    Patrick Walsh

    Vintage Martin T75 restoration

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    So I have a opportunity to purchase the above machine for a fair deal from my employer. I am aware of the phenolic guides being pop riveted I the the sliding table along with not availible for replacement. So my question is as follows to those in the know with regard to the phenolic ways....

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    Malcolm Schweizer

    I'm finally building my boat.

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    I lofted the station moulds for her about six years ago, but we moved to a place with less room to build a boat, so she went on hold. I have borrowed a place to build and am going to make all the bits and pieces in my shop, then assemble them in the borrowed space. This is going to be a slow...

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    Dave Anderson NH

    Time for some levity

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    With all of the negativity and political stuff going on with the Covid-19 virus it is time to look at the humorous side of things. Feel free to add more, but keep it clean or it will be deleted.

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    lowell holmes

    Where and when will it end . . .

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    According to to The Daily News, a Galveston County Texas news paper, there are 130 cases of COVID-19 cases in the county, 16 in the hospital, 31 recovered. We will be house bound for two weeks. I have a workbench drawer project with materials on hand. I will have new drawers when finished. I will...

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    Jon Grider

    What can we learn from this

    Thread Starter: Jon Grider

    * We don't have enough reserves of PPE, and other medical necessities. * We could be overly vulnerable to bio warfare because of the above. * We don't not have imo a very coordinated or comprehensive response to these crisis between federal, state, and local agencies. * Our supply chain can...

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    Bob Riefer

    which VFD (and what else?) needed for Delta DJ 20 jointer

    Thread Starter: Bob Riefer

    Hi! New-to-me Delta DJ 20 (37-350) 8" jointer is presently setup with a 3 phase motor, starter, and switch... which I can't power without some adjustments. It's a 1997 machine that is in great condition, and very flat tables (checked with precision straight edge and feeler gauges). Just need to...

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  • Richard Madden

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    From the first time I saw pictures of Stuart Mortimers signature twist work, I knew I wanted to try one myself, but I feared it was too difficult and time consuming. Stuarts book, Techniques of Spiral Work- A Practical Guide to the Craft of Making Twists by Hand, and an article in the May 2006 issue of Woodturning were the sources of inspiration and also great learning tools. It was when Mark Hubl showed his first spiral piece that I finally decided I would give it a try.There are many ways this work can be done, but here is the way I make twisted finials. As with any woodturning project, if something doesn't feel right to you, don't do it!!
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