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    If you look at the Robust rests, you might see...

    If you look at the Robust rests, you might see they had a 1/4" rod to the top of their rests. They use a hardened tool-steel rod so the steel won't get dented or gouged. At first, they simply...
  2. Locking the Morse Taper

    As I mentioned before, instead of relying on the friction of the Morse Taper, find some way to hold the chuck or adapter to keep it from turning.

    On some things like taper shank drill bits I...
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    Tim, Unless you have big plans for expansion...

    Tim,

    Unless you have big plans for expansion I'm wondering if the ClearVue with the 6" inlet would be sufficient. I don't see dimensions, but I think my shop has longer runs and the CV1800 does...
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    Robert, How long are your spindles? As you...

    Robert,

    How long are your spindles? As you imply, a rest long enough to cover the entire spindle is very much desired. I turn a lot of thin spindles and I use the 14" Robust rest which is good...
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    Heat radiation in a vacuum

    I suspect you meant to say there is no heat convection in a vacuum. Heat radiates well in a vacuum, otherwise the sun would be useless to us for warmth. Radiation is also the means to remove...
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    Preventing the rash

    I call the rash "micro tearout". Sometimes on problem pieces I'll paint on a coat of thinned shellac and let dry just before the finish cuts. I thin shellac-based sanding sealer with an equal...
  7. Pen for signing

    I tried a LOT of different pens. This is what I use now:

    Faber-Castell Pitt pens, black, wallet, set of 8
    https://www.amazon.com/Faber-Castell-FC167137-Wallet-Assorted/dp/B005HF562K
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  8. I don't have much trouble with staining. I...

    I don't have much trouble with staining. I always use an extremely fine capillary tip to pinpoint the application area and limit the amount of CA. I apply CA to the area then IMMEDIATELY wipe the...
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    No, I use a very sharp and fairly long fillet...

    No, I use a very sharp and fairly long fillet knife from my surf fishing gear. (I "saw" a little as I cut) With a sharp edge it cuts easily through the roll leaving smooth edges. I make these...
  10. Paul, If I understand correctly, you can start...

    Paul,

    If I understand correctly, you can start with what you do now: turn a bottom tenon with tailstock support. Then make a way to hold securely by the top. One way:

    - reverse the blank and...
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    Roger, I don't know that carving feet on...

    Roger,

    I don't know that carving feet on bowls is different than other types of carving. I use a variety of tools: a Fordom rotary carver, a reciprocal carver, hand-held carving gouges,...
  12. Solvents like alcohol, naphtha, and acetone...

    Solvents like alcohol, naphtha, and acetone evaporate and don't leave any residue.
  13. Starting with sandpaper would be my last choice...

    Starting with sandpaper would be my last choice since it would gum up quickly.

    A solvent that dissolves what's on the surface might pull some of it into the wood.

    I would use hand scrapers...
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    I hold the burnisher in my right hand with the...

    I hold the burnisher in my right hand with the scraper bevel to the right. The angle is just a few degrees - I lay the burnisher against the bevel then raise the lower end a little off the bevel....
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    Do you have an early version of the Super Nova...

    Do you have an early version of the Super Nova lamp? The first one I got had a smaller magnet. I've had no slippage from the later, much more powerful magnets regardless if stuck to paint or...
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    A friend once turned that around and declared a...

    A friend once turned that around and declared a word was then worth a mili-picture.
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    I like the blue shop towels (BTW, a lot cheaper...

    I like the blue shop towels (BTW, a lot cheaper if you buy a case at a time.)

    What I don't like is tearing off a corner when I want just a small piece. I use a fillet knife to cut the rolls into...
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    Light color and light spread

    I have a handful of various sewing machine type lights, several from Amazon and several from Rizza. One thing to keep in mind is the light output.

    In this photo I aimed two lights at the wall...
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    Rizza has occasionally put them on sale and...

    Rizza has occasionally put them on sale and that's when I buy.

    JKJ
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    I agree - I use a bunch of his lights. My...

    I agree - I use a bunch of his lights. My favorite is the Supernova, I keep one at each lathe, sharpening station, bandsaw, drill press, milling machine, for photography, and a spare to carry to...
  21. Jet 1642 VFD parameters

    I copied these from one of my 1642s.

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    Jet 1642 VFD parameters Delta VFD-S series, 115 volt...
  22. If it's the stock Delta S1 inverter the manual is...

    If it's the stock Delta S1 inverter the manual is available for download.

    If it came from Jet it should have all the programming done but it wouldn't hurt to check. If you bought one...
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    It depends on what you want to cut and how much...

    It depends on what you want to cut and how much you want to pay.

    In this message I mentioned the blades I prefer for what I usually cut: ...
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    I agree that the title is important. When time...

    I agree that the title is important. When time is limiied I sometimes have to choose what to read and what to skip based on the title. Your title appeared to be a request for information or...
  25. Thread: Fleas!

    by John K Jordan
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    Because someone told me to use salt. I didn't...

    Because someone told me to use salt.

    I didn't try experiments with various solutions and controls. The plates were white if that's significant.

    These days we have two indoor/outdoor cats and...
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