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  1. My method

    Bill, I'm afraid the best I found are pneumatic, very compact and work extremely well.

    That said, you might try dropping the power sanding completely. What is your procedure for smoothing? I...
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    Blank dryness and rolling pin design

    That's a good point - if not quite dry it may go out-of-round as it continues to dry. If not in a big hurry weigh the blank with a gram scale and recheck the weight every periodically. When the...
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    The System Three epoxy I've been using this last...

    The System Three epoxy I've been using this last week indicates on the label three minimum temperatures for curing with the General Purpose Resin, depending on the type of hardener used:
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    I haven't done it but I think Ipe should be fine...

    I haven't done it but I think Ipe should be fine for rolling pins (and mortar and pestle). I generally use Olivewood for these since I like the look but the properties between the two are not too...
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    Oil should be changed as per the schedule. I'd...

    Oil should be changed as per the schedule.

    I'd check for external leaks around the compressor - I use kid's soap bubble solution to find air leaks, it's incredible. I don't know how to check for...
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    You can buy gentle cylindrical heaters for gun...

    You can buy gentle cylindrical heaters for gun cabinets and pianos. I put a long one (it was called a Damp Chaser) in an upright piano once when it rained most of the summer and the keys started...
  7. sharpening by hand

    Many decades ago a gentleman in a factory where I worked taught me to sharpen twist bits by hand on a bench grinder. It wasn't hard once I knew how! I've sharpened lot of fairly large bits this...
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    I've posted this before: decades ago I came up...

    I've posted this before: decades ago I came up with a method that works well to keep CA from setting up in the bottle. Since moisture is an accelerator I seal the bottles in a container with...
  9. I don't use an iPhone or have the android app so...

    I don't use an iPhone or have the android app so a brute force method would be my choice. I actually searched a car for one a few weeks ago. A friend was concerned about an ex boyfriend who...
  10. I just read an article that said, yes, your...

    I just read an article that said, yes, your iPhone will alert you. However people reported getting the alert, i think, up to 5 hours later by which time they were already home. Said android app...
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    Last time I bought some i think it was direct...

    Last time I bought some i think it was direct from Mercury, price was reasonable.
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    Is the black Starbond a flexible “rubber" CA?

    Is the black Starbond a flexible “rubber" CA?
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    You want the good stuff? Consider Mercury...

    You want the good stuff?
    Consider Mercury Adhesives: https://www.mercuryadhesives.com/ Scroll down for details.

    - Excellent, in my experience.
    - Best bottle and cap iíve ever seen.
    -...
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    Same here - I use front surface mirrors made of...

    Same here - I use front surface mirrors made of thin glass. I got some precut pieces in a kit and also bought a larger sheet of uncut glass from a gentleman teaching a class on making kaleidoscopes...
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    High silica content?

    Interesting. I haven't been turning for a while but hope to soon. I'd like to see how it treats my tools. I wonder how it would handle with a Hunter tool. Were the two pieces from the same...
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    Mike, The lathe I fixed is the 110v version of...

    Mike,

    The lathe I fixed is the 110v version of the 1642. Do you have that one or the 220v model?

    It was in 2015 and I've forgotten a lot but, I found some emails. Harvey Meyer suggested this...
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    The NASA page on the Hubble mirror error:...

    The NASA page on the Hubble mirror error: https://www.nasa.gov/content/hubbles-mirror-flaw
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    Fantastic!

    Fantastic!
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    I watched that too. The entire deployment was so...

    I watched that too. The entire deployment was so complex I was on edge since the launch. It was exciting to see the last big piece lock into place and to hear the step-by-step details about the...
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    Cary, This article might be useful, info about...

    Cary,

    This article might be useful, info about wood color: https://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/preventing-color-changes-in-exotic-woods/
    It talks about Purpleheart and also briefly...
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    I also am not sure I completely understand the...

    I also am not sure I completely understand the situation, but if you think a slide hammer might work (I assume you mean by applying upwards force against a nut threaded on the top of the shaft) then...
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    I can't help with the fair price guess but I'll...

    I can't help with the fair price guess but I'll say the lathe itself, even with the age, is excellent. I have two of them. I keep one in the shop as a secondary lathe to a larger one.

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  23. I've watched the "other" John Jordan hollow...

    I've watched the "other" John Jordan hollow pieces such as that. He turns the outside then inside to final thickness without stopping. He turns thin, not twice, and lets the piece dry and warp as...
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    That is not necessarily true. Perhaps it is with...

    That is not necessarily true. Perhaps it is with the way you use your drum sander. I use mine often when neither side is flat. I don't usually sand long boards or wide panels but mostly use it for...
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    General Metalworking Making a table for the portaband

    Wow, I like the way that guy works! I have steel, mill, vise, and portaband. Just need the time...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6mIDd3uFvo


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6mIDd3uFvo
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