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    My cats ignore screens or anything on them. ...

    My cats ignore screens or anything on them.

    However, I knew a canada goose that did. A friend in Colorado had a canada goose walk into the open door of his house one day. The goose stayed...
  2. I've had good success by starting the holes in...

    I've had good success by starting the holes in wood with either a center bit or a starter bit, both used in machining. This assumes using a drill press to constrain the bits and clamp the work, of...
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    Interesting, I haven’t noticed that with mine. ...

    Interesting, I haven’t noticed that with mine. Maybe they are not all created equal, or perhaps I use lighter passes.
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    I am extremely blessed with never getting bored!...

    I am extremely blessed with never getting bored!

    The girl who trains my horses must have thought I was bored so a few days ago she brought me a wild kitten for a barn cat. That kitten is the...
  5. Same here - I've done that often. I have several...

    Same here - I've done that often. I have several Kindles but love printed books. It's hard to put a sticky note on a page in an e-book, hard to make notes in the margins, really hard to loan or...
  6. Oh Boy, another book ordered! Thanks! JKJ

    Oh Boy, another book ordered! Thanks!

    JKJ
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    All mine are precut to fit my 22-44, various...

    All mine are precut to fit my 22-44, various grits, packaged with "Jet" on the box. I bought some from a SMC member and some others through Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006IHIVA...
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    Glad it's working again! (fingers crossed, knock...

    Glad it's working again! (fingers crossed, knock on Bubinga) If it gets loopy again and if you suspect the switch, and it is a mechanical magnetic switch (a lot of "if"s!) I might try rapping on...
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    The oval skew is always a problem. I have two...

    The oval skew is always a problem. I have two but don't use them as much as the Thompson and other skews. I finally learned how to hold the bevels against the CBN wheel without making multiple...
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    I think that’s an important consideration. I...

    I think that’s an important consideration. I know people who live on isolated rural property and have to drive an hour to get to stores and services.

    When looking for farm property around here...
  11. i covered the walls and ceilings in my post&beam...

    i covered the walls and ceilings in my post&beam shop with 1/2” radiata pine plywood, vertically on the walls. Can’t remember - I used either 2” or 1.5” deck screws with torx heads. I didn’t...
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    I’m actually wondering if the black ...

    I’m actually wondering if the black forward/reverse switch is a spring loaded momentary contact, if when you push in one direction to reverse the lathe does it return to the center. If I can’t find...
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    I'm definitely not familiar with that type of...

    I'm definitely not familiar with that type of switch.

    The terminals are nothing like the typical DPDT switch and don't make sense to me with the + and - pair in the center. (Does it actually...
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    I've had skin reaction to ERC when sawdust got...

    I've had skin reaction to ERC when sawdust got under my wristwatch. No problem otherwise. A way to test for skin sensitivity to specific wood is to put a bit of sawdust under a bandaid applied to...
  15. The cover on mine is 24" long, 6.5" deep, and...

    The cover on mine is 24" long, 6.5" deep, and 1.75" high at each end, sloping upwards to about 3" in the center where there is a single 4" port. The cross section is trapazoidal. The cover has 3"...
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    All 6 terminals are connected? Is it a toggle...

    All 6 terminals are connected? Is it a toggle switch? Can the wires be removed from terminals on the back of the switch or do you have 6 wires coming out of a sealed (potted) switch?

    A DPDT...
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    A jig makes sharpening spindle and bowl gouges...

    A jig makes sharpening spindle and bowl gouges much easier and more consistent and without grinding away a lot of steel.
    Some tools, such as skews, scrapers, and spindle roughing gouge I sharpen
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    Yes, the digital speed display has AC voltage as...

    Yes, the digital speed display has AC voltage as well as the motor, of course. All the control circuitry is low voltage. The 1642 is almost identical to the 3520a/b in wiring and function but with...
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    If the C model is like the B and “A” the switch...

    If the C model is like the B and “A” the switch is low dc voltage, 10v for the earlier models. But you don’t need it powered on to test. Unplug the lathe and test the continuity of the switch with...
  20. You also might see if you can find the 22-44...

    You also might see if you can find the 22-44 cover and cut it down/adapt it for your sander. It has a 4” port. I use mine with a Clearvue cyclone and the collection is quite good.

    However, it...
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    My Lovely Bride has a lot of trouble with foot...

    My Lovely Bride has a lot of trouble with foot swelling, especially after multiple surgeries on one foot. She said "compression socks". She is a believer.
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    If you were looking a something from JT Turning...

    If you were looking a something from JT Turning they closed down after Tom Steyer's passing. I haven't heard if someone else has or plans to reopen the business.

    There are varied opinions on...
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    Yes, a very good thing to investigate before...

    Yes, a very good thing to investigate before buying. In our area in TN some places have excellent internet and some don't. I used satellite internet (HughesNet) for a few years and hated it. But...
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    Thanks, that was one of several web sites I...

    Thanks, that was one of several web sites I studied. I also check with some friends who travel there.
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    No, we use no agents nor book tours. My wife is...

    No, we use no agents nor book tours. My wife is better than any travel agent for booking and ferreting out deals. We sometimes stay with friends who know more than any agent about where to go and...
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