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    Try scanning by holding the detector above the...

    Try scanning by holding the detector above the suspected floor or object, in the air, with no wood.
  2. Tracking prices

    I think most people know, but for those who don't, the camelcamelcamel.com web site will track Amazon prices and send you an email notification when the price drops enough to suit you. To set it up...
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    I have several of the Lumber Wizards (different...

    I have several of the Lumber Wizards (different models) and several of the Little Wizards. The larger Lumber Wizards work very well at the sawmill.

    The little ones don't detect very deeply but...
  4. Not true. The policy was changed last year to...

    Not true. The policy was changed last year to help keep the doors open. You can still post all the pictures if you want, you just can't see them although everyone else can see them fine, well,...
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    I've had the no-name for over 15 years and use it...

    I've had the no-name for over 15 years and use it now with two aluminum CBN wheels. The label on mine says 3/4 HP maximum but with the amperage of only 4.5, so I'm assuming they lie about the HP...
  6. I use a Lumber Wizard metal detector at the...

    I use a Lumber Wizard metal detector at the sawmill. Cutting through steel will ruin a blade. I’ve found many things in trees - screw drivers, 1/2” diameter steel rods, a railroad spike, nails...
  7. Bill, I've never seen pinpricks in pressure...

    Bill, I've never seen pinpricks in pressure treated wood around here. Not at the lumber yard nor at the pressure treatment facility I sometimes buy from directly when I need quantities.

    Gene,...
  8. Some people do this with a bedan (if I understand...

    Some people do this with a bedan (if I understand the issue correctly).

    I personally like a Thompson detail or shallow detail gouge for beads like that since a fingernail grind can make the tip...
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    I don't know that lathe but some have big nylock...

    I don't know that lathe but some have big nylock nuts under the banjo that won't easily loosen. If the HF doesn't it might be worth replacing it with one. Or use some blue locktite on the threads....
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    I think the 1/2 hp Rikon is OK for some...

    I think the 1/2 hp Rikon is OK for some situations.

    I have a number of grinders including both the 1/2 hp and 1 hp Rikons. I find the 1/2 horse Rikon works well with the AlOx wheels. Some say...
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    Unfortunately, I am unable to attend this year. ...

    Unfortunately, I am unable to attend this year. I'm SO far behind on farm projects, clearing and burning brush, homework (remodeling), and equipment maintenance. I've seen all of this year's...
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    And you get different results from Google if you...

    And you get different results from Google if you search for, say

    site:sawmillcreek.org bandsaw tension
    site:www.sawmillcreek.org bandsaw tension

    Go figure.

    JKJ
  13. Any time you experience a site that you think is...

    Any time you experience a site that you think is not useful or a step backwards, take the time to give them feedback. Sometimes this will result in changes.

    JKJ
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    I have three table saws at the moment, one of the...

    I have three table saws at the moment, one of the last PM66s sold and a couple of portable jobsite saws for around the farm. The last two do not have powerful motors and can even be run from long...
  15. I have the wheel and hub for one of those, the...

    I have the wheel and hub for one of those, the rest is long gone.
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    Ha, I like that one. I have some personal...

    Ha, I like that one.

    I have some personal interest in the case having done the 3D modeling for OJ's house and lot, Nicole's condo, Goldman's stab wounds, Kato's apartment, the trashcan and the...
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    I forgot to say the misalignment doesn't make...

    I forgot to say the misalignment doesn't make much difference on long spindles but can cause problems with smaller, precision work where the tailstock is closer to the headstock.
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    I took the liberty to rotate the photo. The...

    I took the liberty to rotate the photo.

    The first thing I try when points are not aligned is adjust the leveler of (or shim) one leg of the stand. In your case, I would crank the right front leg...
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    Mark, Diane wrote back and said she would send...

    Mark, Diane wrote back and said she would send you an email.

    JKJ
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    Wow, you're the first person in the history of...

    Wow, you're the first person in the history of woodturning to do that. Or not.

    Now you can do what I saw a demonstrator do at TAW one year. Can't remember, it might have been Glen Lucas who...
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    Steve, For small parts and bits I use the...

    Steve,

    For small parts and bits I use the plastic organizer boxes often sold at craft stores.

    In this one I stick bits for Dremel into pieces of closed-cell foam cut to fit the spaces:
    ...
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    Turning this on a metal lathe with a captive tool...

    Turning this on a metal lathe with a captive tool in the post moved by the compound, cross feed, and longitudinal feed cranks? Yikes. Seems like that would be like drawing with an...
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    I forgot to mention that I also started with a...

    I forgot to mention that I also started with a cheap set of HSS tools from Sears, also without a bowl gouge. As I learned to sharpen I shortened these tools instead of expensive, high quality...
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    That sounds like a useful solution. One thing...

    That sounds like a useful solution.

    One thing to be aware of - the propane tanks I've cut up have been much thinner walled steel than an air compressor tank. (I made some Hank Drums, made all cuts...
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    I rarely watch videos but I'm sure yours is good....

    I rarely watch videos but I'm sure yours is good.

    By "cross support" do you mean "steady rest"?

    One comment and suggestion, if this bat is intended to be used to hit balls you might want to...
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