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  1. Frank, I canít say that I was the originator of...

    Frank, I canít say that I was the originator of this idea but Iím hoping Mike can get his grandsons interested. My kids did a little woodturning but showed no interest in anything else 🙁....
  2. Plane has been spoken for. Thanks, Mike! Hope you...

    Plane has been spoken for. Thanks, Mike! Hope you and your grandsons get more use out of it than I did 😉

    Thanks!
    Doug
  3. Defiance Smooth Plane - free - please read 👍

    Hey all,

    I received this Defiance Smooth Plane years ago from another woodworker on this forum under the premise that I would use it to teach woodworking to my kids. Now my kids are 17 and 20 and...
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    That's a good suggestion and I like that idea....

    That's a good suggestion and I like that idea. The problem is I believe this is made out of redwood (thatís what the customer told me) but I donít know for sure. Iím in Minnesota so we donít have a...
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    I appreciate the replies so far. Hereís some...

    I appreciate the replies so far. Hereís some better pictures of what Iím trying to fix.

    This picture shows the good door along with the door with the broken finger grip.
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    Thereís one...
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    Thanks for all the replies. I think I have one of...

    Thanks for all the replies. I think I have one of the core box bits somewhere so I might try that route.

    All of the drawers and doors on this cabinet have this kind of pull. The handle part on...
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    Finger groove router bit

    Hey all,

    Trying to fix a chest of drawers for some friends and it has a finger groove like this.

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    This is a cabinet that was hand made and itís very well done. Just wondering if I can...
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    I would recommend buying an insert version of the...

    I would recommend buying an insert version of the chuck and getting the right insert. I tried the adapter when I changed from a 1Ē-8 lathe to a 1-1/4Ē-8 and didnít care for the runout. Plus,...
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    I love my PM3520B. Itís been a great addition to...

    I love my PM3520B. Itís been a great addition to my shop and I use it often. I know the 3520C is around $4400 but if you get it on sale youíd have over $2,000 for accessories.
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    Check out the pen kits from Laserlinez. They are...

    Check out the pen kits from Laserlinez. They are solid stainless steel so they wonít peel or scratch. Kind of speedy but very good quality. The Liberty rollerball kit is my favorite pen as itís a...
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    I have both the McNaughton and Woodcut systems....

    I have both the McNaughton and Woodcut systems. Like the others have said, the McNaughton allows a little more flexibility with the shape of the bowl. The Woodcut is easy to set up and easy to use...
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    Another thing to consider is that Grizzly chuck...

    Another thing to consider is that Grizzly chuck uses Tommy bars for tightening. Depending on when you are trying to grip you may need a third hand to get things tight. I would spend a little more and...
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    I'm also going to recommend the wheels from Ken...

    I'm also going to recommend the wheels from Ken at Woodturnerswonders.com. Great service and great product!
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    It all depends on your budget. I have a...

    It all depends on your budget. I have a Powermatic 3520B and I love it. I turn everything from pens to large platters on it. While it may be out of your budget, it's a really nice lathe. For a little...
  15. Thanks for the replies. My shop space is limited...

    Thanks for the replies. My shop space is limited so that's why I'm looking for a bench top machine. One thing I thought about with any of the machines is being able to have the stock hang out past...
  16. Looking to buy a hobby CNC machine and need advice.

    Hey all,
    I'm looking to buy a hobby CNC machine. Budget is somewhere around $1500. The three machines that seem to fit the bill are the Shapeoko, the X-Carve and the Carve King. With my research so...
  17. https://wolverinewoodcraft.com/collections/all ...

    https://wolverinewoodcraft.com/collections/all

    This guy does great work from what I've seen. Around $200 for a custom iron....
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    I use an acrylic display that holds about 10 seam...

    I use an acrylic display that holds about 10 seam rippers. It rises at an angle from the table. I think it came from CraftsuppliesUSA and is designed to hold pens.
  19. I had a Northern Tools version of that trailer...

    I had a Northern Tools version of that trailer for many years. Other than buying new tires and repacking bearings occasionally it was a great trailer. I put a lot of miles on the trailer (probably...
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    I have two recommendations: 1. Spend the extra...

    I have two recommendations:
    1. Spend the extra $10-20 on a chuck that uses a key for closing. Tommy bars are a pain and there are times when you need a third hand to use them. The key makes things...
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    I like to buy from the small guys. Turners...

    I like to buy from the small guys. Turners Warehouse, Classic Nib, Exotic Blanks, Signature Pen Supply, etc. Check out the vendors section at the IAP website (International Association of Penturners).
  22. Like everyone suggested, the G3 is a great chuck....

    Like everyone suggested, the G3 is a great chuck. The one thing I would do is buy the insert version vs the direct thread version. If you have the insert version and you buy a new lathe all you need...
  23. I get mine from Factorydirectcraft.com. Search...

    I get mine from Factorydirectcraft.com. Search for mushroom birds and there's lots of options. I usually get the ones that are 3/4" long as that seems to be the best size for my birdhouses.
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    I'm with Barry on this one. Looks a lot like...

    I'm with Barry on this one. Looks a lot like butternut to me....
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    Brandon, Minnesota Woodturners does offer some...

    Brandon, Minnesota Woodturners does offer some classes. Usually they are once a month or so and pertain to sharpening, bowls, natural edge bowls, etc. They also offer classes with professional...
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