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  1. Sometimes people use carving tools to change the...

    Sometimes people use carving tools to change the shape of the edge, sometimes dramatically. Maybe sketch some variations.
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    My bandsaw is a Rikon 18". It has a port in the...

    My bandsaw is a Rikon 18". It has a port in the bottom of the bottom cabinet and an angled port just below the table. The dust collector is a 5hp ClearVue cyclone with a lot of suction.

    I split...
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    Ha, caught me there! And it wasn't even late...

    Ha, caught me there! And it wasn't even late enough for my brain to have shut down.

    (I would not suggest someone do it since I don't want to be responsible but I do confess to using a...
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    I cut green wood often on a shop bandsaw to make...

    I cut green wood often on a shop bandsaw to make turning blanks. I have literally cut thousands of blanks from 12"x12"x15" down to pen blank sizes.

    Most green wood will do nothing harmful to...
  5. She had a little octagonal building attached to...

    She had a little octagonal building attached to the shop that was used as a showroom. It was full of big bowls, some you could probably take a bath in.

    I thought I had a lot of wood. Lissi...
  6. What I envisioned was a jig to hold the blank...

    What I envisioned was a jig to hold the blank horizontally on a axis (faceplate) and hold it very tight, perhaps with clamps or something like a big vise. Then use the restrained chop-chainsaw to...
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    Hmmm.... My wife collects a government pension...

    Hmmm.... My wife collects a government pension and SS. I don't know why. Seems she had an option many years ago to pick one program or another. Maybe she picked the right one.

    JKJ
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    Hey Ricc, For an unobtrusive stand without...

    Hey Ricc,

    For an unobtrusive stand without distracting embellishment, sturdy, last forever, very unique - how about getting a blacksmith to make some from pounded steel? They might need a bit of...
  9. Cutting blanks the easy way

    For ease of ripping a big log down the pith nothing beats a bandsaw mill! I have a small manual woodmizer behind the barn and have cut truck loads of blanks for people who like to turn bowls and...
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    An Amazon order for 3 dozen small plastic bottles...

    An Amazon order for 3 dozen small plastic bottles I needed for filling with hand sanitizer was late. After a few weeks Amazon suggested I request a refund since the package was probably lost. ...
  11. In a 1956 book on woodturning the author...

    In a 1956 book on woodturning the author described "ticketing" the scrapers with a burnisher. Said the that term came from the sound.

    JKJ
  12. Our mother taught us all that it didn't take any...

    Our mother taught us all that it didn't take any extra effort to be nice to someone. And while it sometimes does take effort to help someone, it's good for the soul.

    And learning to play...
  13. I built my shop about 250' from the house. The...

    I built my shop about 250' from the house. The wireless alternatives were all unattractive to me for one reason or another. I bit the bullet and put direct burial ethernet cable in conduit. It...
  14. Someone, it may have been Reed Gray, made a...

    Someone, it may have been Reed Gray, made a chainsaw "chop saw" with, if I remember, a pivoting bracket attached to the chainsaw and the wood held securely. It's been a LONG time since i saw the...
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    I'm signed up for monthly. I count 35 of those...

    I'm signed up for monthly. I count 35 of those notices in my in box over the last three+ years, once a month. Roger, at first they confused me, then irritated me, then I just ignored them!
    ...
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    Kev, Just to be clear, are your tapes Video8? ...

    Kev,

    Just to be clear, are your tapes Video8? I shot Video8 for a while then switched to Hi-8 then to Digital-8.

    One thing to consider, many Hi-8 and Digital-8 devices WILL play Video-8 but...
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    My questions too. My vote is for some...

    My questions too. My vote is for some additional photos.
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    I knew of a guy who ran very narrow blades. He...

    I knew of a guy who ran very narrow blades. He made blade guides by "squeezing" the blade between two blocks of wood. I don't remember but I suspect he grooved the wood to provide clearance for the...
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    Aah, those people are way overrated! :) I think...

    Aah, those people are way overrated! :) I think I would win the award for being the slowest woodturning in the southeast - I can spend 30 minutes turning a finger top and two days on a little...
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    Ricc, wow, you certainly do impressive work in...

    Ricc, wow, you certainly do impressive work in spite of your vision limitations!! (My Lovely Bride has similar challenges - her left eye is nothing but an uncorrectable blur (light but no...
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    Richard, your experience of easily binding the...

    Richard, your experience of easily binding the bit and the absolute need to "clear the chips very often" doesn't seem to be universal.

    I didn't read all the thread - have you tried the...
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    Thank you for the encouragement! I'll pass that...

    Thank you for the encouragement! I'll pass that on to the friend who told me about them - he'll be glad to hear it. Ain't nuthin much worse than feet and back hurting.

    About the only times I...
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    Ricc, I always use Arkon folding stands made...

    Ricc,

    I always use Arkon folding stands made for iPad and such: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CKVOOY

    I like them since they are sturdy, fold nicely, and I think look good in basic...
  24. I use a number of negative rake scrapers on the...

    I use a number of negative rake scrapers on the lathe. These are my favorites for bowls and platters.

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    I use an Extra Fine Eze-Lap diamond paddle hone and simply hold it...
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    Goodness. Thanks for your safety. The...

    Goodness. Thanks for your safety.

    The pictures remind me of the storms and flooding in East Australia that Richard Casey sent me, was it last year?

    JKJ
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