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  1. Click on the yellow "Donate" button at the top of...

    Click on the yellow "Donate" button at the top of the page for details. I set mine up for a recurring contribution so I never have to think about again.
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    I went for a hearing test today. It reminded me...

    I went for a hearing test today. It reminded me of this.

    A guy decided to test his wife's hearing loss. She was working in the kitchen with her back to the room.

    He started on the other side...
  3. Thread: Love It:

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    Oh yes, I agree, the smell of cutting, teddering,...

    Oh yes, I agree, the smell of cutting, teddering, raking, and baling.
    Reminds me of the Lovin Spoonful singing "... and fall on my face in somebodies new-mown lawn"

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    A friend and I...
  4. That may depend on how you use the CA. If you...

    That may depend on how you use the CA. If you apply it directly to the wood and too much at a time such as a drop from the bottle tip, yes you will get a "stain", sometimes extensive and ugly, worse...
  5. A close up picture might be helpful. What kind...

    A close up picture might be helpful. What kind of wood did you use? Some is worse than other. If the wood is green shrinking and cracking is possible. Heat from enthusastic sanding can also...
  6. Scott, It's surprising how small a difference...

    Scott,

    It's surprising how small a difference will make a blade too loose. I once bought a 4tpi blade that I couldn't tension on my 18" bandsaw which takes a 142" length. Since accurately...
  7. Thread: Balsa

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    Why thanks! I learned chip carving primarily so...

    Why thanks! I learned chip carving primarily so I could carve on curved things. Most chip carving I'd seen was on flat surfaces, some on spoon handles.

    Good clean fun.
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    That's how I build farm buildings. Gives extra...

    That's how I build farm buildings. Gives extra height on one side, especially useful for birds flying up to a tall roost in the big peacock house (12x24, 12' high on one side). It sure simplifies...
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    Agreed! A lot more pleasant than the heat and...

    Agreed! A lot more pleasant than the heat and sweat and bugs en el sur.

    JKJ
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    I love starting with a wet tree and watching as...

    I love starting with a wet tree and watching as the inside is revealed at the sawmill. (and the smell of fresh eastern red cedar!)

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    I love starting with chunks of wet tree...
  11. Thread: Balsa

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    Hi Richard. What kind of carving? Chisels,...

    Hi Richard.

    What kind of carving? Chisels, knives, rotary tools? I've used balsa in the past to do what I might call quick "sketches" of planned carvings. It is very soft and easy to cut. ...
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    I'm also a believer in 2x6 studs, as Roger W....

    I'm also a believer in 2x6 studs, as Roger W. mentioned. I used 2x6 on 16" centers in my shop. I also noticed 2x6 lumber was straighter and better quality in general than 2x4, perhaps because 2x6s...
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    Now that's a clever idea!

    Now that's a clever idea!
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    I'll try that next time I'm in a bit of a rush. ...

    I'll try that next time I'm in a bit of a rush. I'll send this photo of me which is sure to cut the call short.

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    Yep, really. Been using it for years. Note that...

    Yep, really. Been using it for years. Note that I always clean the glass first with glass cleaner and use the steel wool for stubborn places or streaks. Maybe you got some hardened steel or used...
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    Same here. Got a good e-bike on the...

    Same here. Got a good e-bike on the recommendation of a friend. His rides were usually 20-40 miles but with advancing age was having a few problems. He bought a high-end e-bike and rides it...
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    I haven't tried the talcum powder but I do have...

    I haven't tried the talcum powder but I do have some genuine (billiards) talc powder and I'll give it a try. (I read that some products sold for human use contain cornstarch)

    Fine steel wool...
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    The reversible is only if your lathe headstock...

    The reversible is only if your lathe headstock has a threaded spindle on the outboard (left) side with left-handed threads and if you want to turn outboard. The dual thread is for the same outboard...
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    Bob, I have a number of Nova chucks including a...

    Bob, I have a number of Nova chucks including a bunch of Supernovas and a couple of G3 chucks. I've used them all on lathes from a Jet mini to my Powermatic 3520b and all performed nicely. The...
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    I briefly wondered about that too since I didn't...

    I briefly wondered about that too since I didn't see a picture of the gouge. However Eric said "Wolverine fixture" which generally means the flat platform and the means to fasten it to the table,...
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    Scissors would still work - but just take longer...

    Scissors would still work - but just take longer after unrolling! :) Let's see, 10 yard roll, three cuts, good hand exercise. (Makes my hand cramp just imagining it)

    I've also cut coarse...
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    I can't remember ever getting a spam call with...

    I can't remember ever getting a spam call with one digit off a familiar number. You must pay extra for that.

    In fact spam calls to my phone have dropped to near zero in the last 6 months. And...
  23. A school drivers ed instructor told me a student...

    A school drivers ed instructor told me a student was on a blind curve when a car came the other way half in their lane. The girl screamed and let go of the wheel to cover her eyes with her arms. ...
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    So valuable to spend time with a mentor! I...

    So valuable to spend time with a mentor!

    I learned to turn from a lathe manual and books by two experts, Richard Raffan and Mike Darlow. Even with access to a mentor I still recommend these books...
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    For future reference, something to try: I always...

    For future reference, something to try: I always cut sandpaper by hand with a heavy duty scissors. I keep special scissors just for sandpaper. Been using the same scissors for about 15 years now. ...
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