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    For someone who has never had a lathe, you sure...

    For someone who has never had a lathe, you sure have made a lot of assumptions about what you want or don't want. What if you don't like it at all? It's different than any other woodworking. It takes...
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    OP Says he's going to glue it up on site. I doubt...

    OP Says he's going to glue it up on site. I doubt if he takes it back to the shop after it's glued up to sand it. The dust my wife could live with. The chemical smell of the finish would result in...
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    I'm still curious how you plan on handling the...

    I'm still curious how you plan on handling the glued up top in your shop, and getting it into you dining room? Just flipping it over is going to take 3 people. You must have younger friends than I...
  4. I thought a lot of bandsaws did not use a crown,...

    I thought a lot of bandsaws did not use a crown, my Minimax does not. Maybe they made a design change and sent you the new design.
  5. I've always built with oriented strand board with...

    I've always built with oriented strand board with internal cleats. When the size makes it cumbersome to handle, I add another cleat on the outside for handles. I've always thought that if they have...
  6. The key statement is "fairly flat". If fairly...

    The key statement is "fairly flat". If fairly flat is fine with you, then okay. But fairly flat is not okay in my shop. I usually buy my stock hit or miss planed to 15/16". That gives me material to...
  7. 3/8" equals 9.52, so it's less than 3/8"

    3/8" equals 9.52, so it's less than 3/8"
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    You think they are heavy now, just wait. That top...

    You think they are heavy now, just wait. That top will weigh about 250 pounds. Mark the boards for orientation and then rip them to less than 8". You won't take out much wood with the kerf, and the...
  9. For a 101 class I would not let any of them ever...

    For a 101 class I would not let any of them ever touch a switch. Essentials are SAFETY! Then understanding wood grain; which would be learned with hand planes, chisels, spokeshaves and splitting...
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    I thought the discussion was on varnish and paint...

    I thought the discussion was on varnish and paint or stain application? But you are correct, I've never French Polished with varnish. But I have French polished with shellac and a drop of mineral...
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    Best idea I've seen is an oven element from a...

    Best idea I've seen is an oven element from a discarded oven, mounted to an aluminum plate. I think the guy had it hanging from one end, with a steel plate spaced off the end to isolate the heat from...
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    If you are getting streaks and bristles in you...

    If you are getting streaks and bristles in you varnish, you aren't using the correct brush or it's way too cheap. A quality brush will out perform a gauze pad for speed and with laying down an even...
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    I consider a pocket hole screw to just be a...

    I consider a pocket hole screw to just be a clamp. It's not a structural member, it's not a structural joint if the glue wouldn't hold it if you clamped it instead. Most often it's a tiny bit of end...
  14. Thread: Help now

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    That's one crazy amalgamation of words! But agree...

    That's one crazy amalgamation of words! But agree with Art, highly unlikely that anything that eats wood, also eats people. I'm surprised that anything laying on the ground in Florida for 2 years has...
  15. By the time you did all that messing around with...

    By the time you did all that messing around with layers and seams, you could do a solid wood top and have a real quality product.
    Second option would be to hire a cabinet shop to lay up the veneer...
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    This might be an option....

    This might be an option.
    https://www.amazon.com/Channellock-8WCB-WideAzz-Adjustable-Opening/dp/B001I70C34/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1549510056&sr=8-5&keywords=wide+adjustable+wrench
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    Hone is for polishing, not removing a lot of...

    Hone is for polishing, not removing a lot of metal. But it won't fit anyway. Can you get a new shaft, you didn't mention what lathe you have.
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    I'd just add the cleat and hang the door on a...

    I'd just add the cleat and hang the door on a full overlay European hinge.
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    If you like the idea of updating to stay with...

    If you like the idea of updating to stay with current trends, just go buy all new from IKEA. Should last long enough until the next big trend hits.
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    Depending on what you consider a big bowl blank,...

    Depending on what you consider a big bowl blank, 1000rpm is a ton when starting out. Good way to launch something! Most start at 300-400 rpm.
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    What technique are you using? I start with the...

    What technique are you using? I start with the sides of the flute facing the head or tailstock. Then rotate and scoop until the sides of the flutes are facing vertically. Move over a couple of inches...
  22. Thread: Lowes?

    by Richard Coers
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    We may be having some confusion here with the...

    We may be having some confusion here with the word "tools", between mechanic tools and woodworking tools in this discussion. Back in the 90s, nearly all machinery was made by Emerson. Sears also...
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    If you build the stud wall just a bit short, you...

    If you build the stud wall just a bit short, you can drive in wedges at the ceiling joists and wedge it to the floor. After the wedges are tight, shoot a screw through them. A small dollop of...
  24. If you use the machining wood test, do it every...

    If you use the machining wood test, do it every 2-3" across the entire width. A 4' straight edge would be nice. Hold down on the outfield table, and bring up the infeed. Check every few inches again...
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    by Richard Coers
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    Jury rig up something until the switch get's...

    Jury rig up something until the switch get's there. Lots of ways to put in a temp switch. I even used a double pole light switch for a while on a Minimax.
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