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    The other day we were prepping some green birch...

    The other day we were prepping some green birch logs for turning. We cut a 1 1/2 in thick slab about 18 x 12 on my Rikon 347 to remove the pith, With a 1Ē Trimaster blade newly resharpened. When...
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    Long ranger multi gate alternative

    I love being able to pull open a blast gate and turn the DC on at the same time. PSI’s multigate system has worked well for a few years but the switch box went out the other day now it won’t turn off...
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    I have a very sensitive ego and this thread is...

    I have a very sensitive ego and this thread is making me feel inadequate, dirty and a slacker. And if my spouse sees it the resultant discussion will not be pretty. If Leighís level of cleanliness...
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    As is so often the case, many problems like this can be solved with money! Glad you resolved this vexing problem.
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    Thank you for sharing! As the Bible says ďA...

    Thank you for sharing! As the Bible says ďA little child shall lead themĒ.
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    Ordered a cheap glass tubing cutter off Amazon....

    Ordered a cheap glass tubing cutter off Amazon. Should work well enough a few times. Thank you all for the info.
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    How to shorten glass tubes

    I have some 1” diameter glass vase tubes I would like to shorten from 8” to 6”. The commercial bottle cutting units do not work for such small diameters. Anybody have a method to do this?
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    As a retired dentist I can say that undoubtedly...

    As a retired dentist I can say that undoubtedly the dentist is responsible. Thatís why we carry liability insurance.
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    I have been using the Bosch 12V angle drill....

    I have been using the Bosch 12V angle drill. since the chuck head angle is quickly adjustable it becomes easy to use both inside and on the outside of bowls. And the speed is definitely not fast.
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    Thank you for making a difference in others lives with these chalices. They look nice and you had fun doing a good deed. (Hopefully you will go unpunished) Have you ever had any problems with the...
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    John with all the animal husbandry and farm work...

    John with all the animal husbandry and farm work you do, where do you have time to do woodworking? And you are always taking time to offer helpful knowledge here on SMC! Either you donít sleep or you...
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    Trimaster blade resharpening

    Despite my best efforts I somehow must have cut through some nail(s) with my Lenox Trimaster bandsaw blade. Did not notice anything until it simply would not resaw a 6in piece of cherry. Almost...
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    Fortunately after the debacle of the Vietnam war...

    Fortunately after the debacle of the Vietnam war the powers that be opted for a all volunteer armed services.That way their rich children did not have to be put in harms way. Such a pity that the...
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    The difference between a live violin and noise...

    The difference between a live violin and noise coming from portable speakers should be recognizable, even with hearing aids!
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    I cannot find Cubitron in 2or3Ē disks. And the...

    I cannot find Cubitron in 2or3Ē disks. And the turning stores donít carry it. So perhaps it not being made, yet. I also have used the Deerfos that Craft Supply sells and was impressed with their...
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    Thanks Reed for the objective reply/comparison....

    Thanks Reed for the objective reply/comparison. Iím presently happy with my PMb. Funny how we decide what has value to us. I ride a $9G mountain bike and lust after the newer model. Tell myself Iím...
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    Good,better, more better sanding discs?

    As Iíve looked over previous posts (most are quite old) about sanding discs looking fo some consensus or most popular, I come away empty. Going to vendor websites is not much better. Numerous...
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    Iím blown away! There appears to be a $3000+...

    Iím blown away! There appears to be a $3000+ difference between the PM and AB. The Robust lathe is well loved, seldom hear a bad word about it. But 3G difference? I would be pleased to be...
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    Setting the parking brake is a leftover from the...

    Setting the parking brake is a leftover from the manual transmission era. It is a habit that most older drivers have kept thinking it was needED tO proTect the Automatic transmission. If it were...
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    The grain patterns are so unique that it makes me...

    The grain patterns are so unique that it makes me want to pick it up and marvel at their beauty. Nice job of exposing them for all to enjoy b
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    Also Iíve encountered difficulty if I did not...

    Also Iíve encountered difficulty if I did not solidly lock the slider so it couldnít move when I reached the correct alignment point. Movement there actually broke a blade once. Only once!
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    Had this problem a couple of times and both were...

    Had this problem a couple of times and both were the pivot point not being tightened enough. Tiny bit of slippage sure made for problems.
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    Practicing for 20years obviously paid off....

    Practicing for 20years obviously paid off. Segmented turning is on my list of things to learn, but I don’t have twenty years left. The beauty of woodturning is that there is always something new to...
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    Donít you hate it when common sense overrides...

    Donít you hate it when common sense overrides good intentions?
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    Yesterday a sleep expert group said that our...

    Yesterday a sleep expert group said that our circadian rhythms would be better served by staying on Standard time not Daylight Saving time. I think what people hate is the twice yearly change and...
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