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  1. You talkin' ta me? Yikes, I have a lot of...

    You talkin' ta me?

    Yikes, I have a lot of "most enjoyable" things. With the farm I don't have a lot of shop time but when I do it's mostly woodturning. Unlike the other John Jordan, the...
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    That's the only reason I made some boxes: the...

    That's the only reason I made some boxes: the sawmill behind the barn and some cedar and poplar logs. The cedar is my favorite - I used a router to make the recessed hand holds.

    JKJ
  3. I have that Dewalt adapter and two 20v Lithium...

    I have that Dewalt adapter and two 20v Lithium Ion batteries. I use it on mostly on an impact driver and a couple of other tools as needed.

    It worked great for a while and considered getting a...
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    Those are good points. I use two deeps for brood...

    Those are good points. I use two deeps for brood chamber and shallows for honey supers. All are 10 frames but I only put 9 frames in the honey supers - they fill the space with extra honey which...
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    I've made some from Eastern Red Cedar and Yellow...

    I've made some from Eastern Red Cedar and Yellow Poplar. (Don't use poplar, it's heavy!) The typical wood is pine. BTW, the precut pieces for both the boxes and the frames are pretty cheap from...
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    When I got diesel fuel for the tractor yesterday...

    When I got diesel fuel for the tractor yesterday I also carried wipes for the gas pump handle AND wore disposable gloves. After I took the gloves off I used a sanitizing wipe on my credit cared and...
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    Around the farm I use boiled linseed oil. Soaks...

    Around the farm I use boiled linseed oil. Soaks in a bit and protects, should be reapplied occasionally where directly exposed to rain. I use it on tool and wheelbarrow handles, trailer beds, and...
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    I agree with Roger, based on reports and...

    I agree with Roger, based on reports and recommendations from experts over the years. I've read that oil-based and acrylic paints are better. Kiln recommendations sometimes include aluminum paint....
  9. Id saw it for you in a heartbeat but it would be...

    Id saw it for you in a heartbeat but it would be a bit of a road trip for you! Of course, the drive didnt stop me from driving to MD with a trailer to haul back a lathe and another trip for a good...
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    Ah, thanks, that makes sense, I was thinking...

    Ah, thanks, that makes sense, I was thinking about what is often called an insert/adapter or simply an insert. A spindle adapter should work if well machined with no runout and mounted with care. I...
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    For me, changing the adapter to use a chuck on...

    For me, changing the adapter to use a chuck on the second lathe would be undesirable. I do change the adapter when I want to use a chuck when I set up one of my smaller lathes but that's rare. It...
  12. I have the 18" Rikon and when I use a 1/2" blade...

    I have the 18" Rikon and when I use a 1/2" blade and set the tension according to my Starrett tension gauge the tension indicator on the saw is closer to 1". I just make a note of the number so I...
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    Thanks. I see a double-click zooms into an area....

    Thanks. I see a double-click zooms into an area. How do you zoom out? There are +/- buttons at the bottom right of the map when the page first loads but they disappear when the map graphical data...
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    My PM has a big nut near the hand wheel to adjust...

    My PM has a big nut near the hand wheel to adjust the end play.
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    My only comment on a second lathe is to think...

    My only comment on a second lathe is to think about gettin one with the same spindle thread as the primary lathe so accessories like chucks can be swapped easily. Both lathes I keep in the shop are...
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    Hmmm... Wonder if they would email them? ...

    Hmmm... Wonder if they would email them?

    Speaking earlier of alcohol and aloe vera, I found a good price on aloe vera on Amazon, 48 oz for $20, but out of stock with an estimated ship date of...
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    Brian, a gentleman buying peacocks lives in an...

    Brian, a gentleman buying peacocks lives in an area near a small town but removed 30 miles from the nearest larger towns and 50 miles from the closest city.

    He said ALL of the local stores had...
  18. Patrick, I think Jim makes an excellent point -...

    Patrick, I think Jim makes an excellent point - it would be a big investment to replace all of those tools. I'm in a similar situation with Dewalt 18v with a bunch of tools, all those you mention...
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    I have no idea except it reminds me a little...

    I have no idea except it reminds me a little (very little) of bracket to hold a swiveling light that I have on my bandsaw, although the mounting method is different.

    Just curious as to the...
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    That's a good point. Why the synthetic sanding...

    That's a good point. Why the synthetic sanding pad, is there less chance of grit breaking breaking loose?

    I use a brass wire brush occasionally to clean spindle threads, usually with the lathe...
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    I've never heard of or even imagined sticking...

    I've never heard of or even imagined sticking magnets to a monitor screen! Is yours an LED monitor?

    Magnets were a real problem with CRT screens but those are becoming a part of history now. ...
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    I've never used any kind of indexing pin to hold...

    I've never used any kind of indexing pin to hold the spindle while unscrewing a chuck. I remember a picture of a casting broken that way. I do use the spindle locks on my lathes and a wrench to...
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    Dave, these days I mostly use Doug Thompson's 10V...

    Dave, these days I mostly use Doug Thompson's 10V tools but have some M42, and some of other types of HSS. I really like the Thompsons but the others are fine. Any tool that is hardened, even...
  24. That sounds mostly like a technique problem. ...

    That sounds mostly like a technique problem. Lots of practice will build expertise. Practice turning spindles will let you develop fine tool control.

    Are you making these in one piece or two...
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    I don't know if you saw it before, but I keep...

    I don't know if you saw it before, but I keep opened CA glue bottles in a closed container with indicator desiccant. The desiccant keeps moisture in the air from seeping through the plastic bottle...
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