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    04-03-2021, 8:47 AM
    Jim Tobias replied to a thread Wood ID? in Turner's Forum
    Thanks John. I think I am going with the last suggestion... "Or do what many do - make a guess, put a name on the piece, and chances are no one...
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    04-02-2021, 3:09 PM
    Jim Tobias replied to a thread Wood ID? in Turner's Forum
    John, This is a piece of the cutoff when I cut out he bowl blank. I used a card scraper on it to get it as smooth as I could. The closest is 10X...
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    03-31-2021, 9:29 PM
    Jim Tobias replied to a thread Wood ID? in Turner's Forum
    I certainly don't know for sure but my Koa guess is based on these photos. First one is the actual piece. The others are from the Wood Database.
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    03-31-2021, 2:21 PM
    Jim Tobias replied to a thread Wood ID? in Turner's Forum
    Thanks John, I got out the loupe and looked at the cut off from the blank and it seems to me to be Koa. Makes sense also colorwise and figure. ...
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    03-30-2021, 11:10 AM
    Jim Tobias started a thread Wood ID? in Turner's Forum
    Need some educated guesses about this piece of wood. I cut several blanks and started to turn some pieces and can't for the life of me figure out...
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    03-28-2021, 12:15 PM
    Jim Tobias replied to a thread HDPE joinery in Off Topic Forum
    What Tom King said is the best long term plan. If you just want molds for an occasional pour of a certain size, the HDPE work fine. You can either...
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    03-27-2021, 10:48 AM
    Thanks Kevin, I plan to use "rolling carts" for some items for sure. I like the options when things are on wheels. I agree with your comment...
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    03-27-2021, 10:41 AM
    William, Looks well organized with everything nearby. I assume the grinders are close to the lathe? Jim
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    03-26-2021, 11:42 AM
    Thanks John for all the suggestions...... they really get me thinking in many directions .I agree with your statement about trading wall space for...
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    03-25-2021, 2:45 PM
    Thanks for the info John. I really appreciate the pictures as I am a visual learner.....I can read some explanation of something and have a visual...
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    03-24-2021, 10:57 AM
    Good idea! I've done that when filing something by hand but didn't think about it for this larger scale. I'll definitely use this. Jim
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    03-23-2021, 11:14 PM
    Thanks JOB n, The grain shovel is a holdover I have from when we first moved to NC 33 years ago and I had to deal with winter snows. It comes in...
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    03-23-2021, 11:11 PM
    Yeah, I'm planning to mostly use Dust collection for dust while sanding, although if it catches a few chips all the better. I have a aluminum grain...
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    03-23-2021, 11:08 PM
    Thanks Tom for suggestions. I think I will have enough room for a vacuum at the end when I hopefully get to that stage. I do like the suggestion...
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    03-19-2021, 9:34 AM
    I have a small mobile compressor that I have been using with the lathe...planning to use that although the noise could be irritating inside the room....
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    03-19-2021, 9:28 AM
    Yeah, I assumed that I should go as large as possible on ductwork. Good idea to leave some room on the backside of the lathe. The rolling...
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    03-18-2021, 12:38 PM
    I have recently( last couple of years) gotten more into some turning in conjunction with flatwork. About 2-3 years ago I bought a Laguna 1836 on...
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    My Dad was Henry James Tobias. I am a Jr. It seems that "James" is a popular combo with Tobias. My parents lived in South Carolina. My wife and our family moved to North Carolina 22 years ago. My dad was an only child so I have never been able to find any relatives on his side of the family.
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    Good morning, Jim,

    I was amused to find a post by a fellow Tobias, particularly since my Dad is Jim (James L) Tobias, too!

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