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    Yesterday, 1:41 PM
    Reed Gray replied to a thread Tool Junkie in Turner's Forum
    It is all about research..... I blame my Dad for giving me the engineer's syndrome, "If it ain't broke, take it apart and fix it anyway." Two tools...
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    02-16-2019, 11:43 AM
    Not familiar with that lathe. I do start just about every bowl with a drilled recess. Use a bit that is as close as possible to the size of your...
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    02-15-2019, 11:48 AM
    Looking at Randy's picture, if you have a metal collar under the thick part of that post, it would provide better support for the tool rest, and have...
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    02-15-2019, 11:42 AM
    Reed Gray replied to a thread Platter help.. in Turner's Forum
    Sharpness does appear to be part of the problem. That or tool presentation, which means you need a higher shear angle, like a pull cut or roll the...
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    02-11-2019, 11:27 AM
    Reed Gray replied to a thread Shiny Spots in Turner's Forum
    I think it is called bleed out, and like John said, it comes from oil down in voids that doesn't soak all the way in, and bleeds out back on the...
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    02-09-2019, 12:56 PM
    The dehumidifier type kilns give you wood like air dried, or the vacuum kilns, well solar kilns too rather than the standard 'kill' dried woods. You...
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    02-09-2019, 12:53 PM
    Reed Gray replied to a thread Laguna in Turner's Forum
    I had to change the belt on my Laguna 16HD. Called one tech and he told me a few things. Had a problem or two and called again and got another tech....
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    02-09-2019, 12:51 PM
    I got a myrtle tree that was in a barn yard once. Never again.... All sorts of spikes, nails, brads and other 'stuff'.... robo hippy
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    02-09-2019, 12:50 PM
    There are two 'styles' of NRSs. One, which is probably the original is like a skew chisel, same grind on both sides, generally in the 30/30 range,...
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    02-07-2019, 12:12 PM
    Well, I don't use a kiln, and probably never will. I have never understood using an old fridge or freezer. I would think it would be easier to build...
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    02-05-2019, 12:19 PM
    Thanks Ted. I am having too much fun. More videos coming this year. Lidded boxes first, NRSs, and probably one on just the inside of the bowl... ...
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    02-02-2019, 7:41 PM
    Depends on how the pieced dry fit together and if you found them all.... I generally don't use epoxy. Titebond 1 and some stretch film to clamp it...
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    02-02-2019, 7:39 PM
    1/8 to 3/16 max depth of recess is needed, and like the others have said, that recess is too big. If your jaws measure 2 inches across, then you need...
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    02-02-2019, 1:00 PM
    Reed Gray replied to a thread Buying hardwood in Turner's Forum
    There are a lot of bandsaw mills around. That would be a good source, and some times they can be found on Craigslist. The arborists would be another...
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    02-02-2019, 12:57 PM
    There is a method for using a dehumidifier, light bulb, and fan, with a moisture trap of some sort. It is some what similar to the fridge kilns. Even...
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    02-01-2019, 11:04 AM
    Reed Gray replied to a thread Laguna in Turner's Forum
    I needed a new on/off and safety on/off box set up for my Laguna 16HD, which is 18 years old or so. The price they wanted was outrageous. So,...
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    02-01-2019, 10:57 AM
    There are vacuum kilns. They do add a little heat to the process, usually through extruded aluminum sheets with antifreeze in them. Water, inside a...
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    01-27-2019, 2:25 PM
    I think one problem is the Grizzly lathes need a long post, some thing like 8 inches. To me, this is just too much post sticking up. Other than that,...
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    01-26-2019, 11:46 AM
    Hard to tell with apple wood if it is worth anything. Most of the time the trees tend to be rotten in the middle. Best bet would be for use for...
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    01-25-2019, 11:25 AM
    That's great! Looks like a portrait of a tree!
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  • Reed Gray's Avatar
    01-24-2019, 1:02 AM
    Hmm, I have a number of D Way and Thompson, and they both fit into Oneway and D Way handles exactly the same. For those set in wood handles, I drill...
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    01-23-2019, 9:52 PM
    Well, stick it in and tighten it up. Mostly I would twist it around to see if it moves. It may make a difference where you put it in vs handle...
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    How is the knee? Would like to have you back to our club soon. We have a new VP of Programs (Brad Stave). Give me a call next time you head north. My cell is 360-813-4484.

    Do you happen to have Wally Dickerman's phone number? I hear he moved to Portland.
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    Reed, I hear you're headed to the Bremerton area in a month or two to make a presentation to the Olympic Peninsula Woodturners. Looking forward to it! Call me ahead of time, 360-813-4484 and perhaps I can give your event a little extra promotion.
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    Reed, I hear your headed to the Bremerton area in a month or two to make a presentation to the Olympic Peninsula Woodturners. Looking forward to it! Call me ahead of time, 360-813-4484 and perhaps I can give your event a little extra promotion.
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    Happy Birthday Reed! Hope you have a great day!!
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    I am interested in ordering your coring DVD can you let me know how. Thanks John Gbur jgbur@ptd.net
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    Reed - I've got some 16" diameter madrone bowls that I hoped to make salad bowls from. I rough turned (10%+) and then soaked in DNA for 3 days, and wrapped them per the newspaper and plastic wrap I've seen you talk about. Then I started reading closer, and I think that I should have boiled instead of DNA. Is this correct?

    Thanks for the help, Mike Ash
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    Hey I was at Whole Earth for a bit this weekend and I was trying to remember who it was I was supposed to look for. But my memory was "off" and I couldn't remember. So I just wandered around looking for a turner but all I found was a guy who makes drums and I knew it wasn't him. Sorry I missed you...
    Ciao
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