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    I have an AcuRite 01536-RX and want to upgrade to...

    I have an AcuRite 01536-RX and want to upgrade to something more accurate. I like the features but this model just doesn't like the desert. It often forecasts rain when it is bone dry for weeks so...
  2. Great job ! And welcome to the Creek, lots of...

    Great job ! And welcome to the Creek, lots of talented and helpful folks here and I have learned much from them.
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    I use the Graph Gear pencils typically 0.5mm and...

    I use the Graph Gear pencils typically 0.5mm and 0.7mm with HB lead. Very little problems with lead breakage although I haven't tried other leads. I really like the way the lead and guide retract...
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    This condition is very typical of Festool sanding...

    This condition is very typical of Festool sanding pads. The subject of self destruction over time, even when barely used, has been widely reported on the Festool owners group forum. My 20 year old...
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    Thank you for the info. I've turned holly for...

    Thank you for the info. I've turned holly for finials and really like how well it turns and finishes and was wondering if the privet would be similar.

    I have never turned dogwood and should...
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    Is it as white as holly? The pics look like it...

    Is it as white as holly? The pics look like it is. With the straight grain and light color, it could make for interesting opportunities.
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    I mounted my power switch as shown below and...

    I mounted my power switch as shown below and placed the remote module up at the motor. The mounting position is not critical, rather what ever works best for your particular installation.

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    Mini split AC with full insulation and a LOT of LED lighting. Finally got both done and now I can work comfortably in the shop, even on 120 F days. I just put on sunglasses if the lights are too...
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    Looks great. Nice looking vise as well !

    Looks great. Nice looking vise as well !
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    I have a Jet 1642 with a crudely constructed...

    I have a Jet 1642 with a crudely constructed Jaimeson style hollowing rig. I use a 1"round tool rest to guide the hollower. I bought that rest years ago and never really cared for it so it is...
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    I made this poor man's version of an unusual...

    I made this poor man's version of an unusual sphere jig after watching a demonstration video by Larry Marley. Previously I had attempted to build one from box store hardware but it wasn't rigid...
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    I like those pivoting jaws ! I've seen some...

    I like those pivoting jaws ! I've seen some available online, but yours possibly custom built ? Looks like I have another project coming up, many thanks. I also appreciate the in-use pics showing...
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    Since the wider one is suspended from above it...

    Since the wider one is suspended from above it needs to accommodate all tilt angles of the blade, whereas the splitter mounted version will tilt with the blade. They worked equally well in my...
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    Thanks for the suggestions folks. I do need to...

    Thanks for the suggestions folks. I do need to line the jaws. The leather is a great idea and I have also seen some rubberized cork for the same purpose, so that will be the next order of business....
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    A 4" port above the table is an excellent idea. ...

    A 4" port above the table is an excellent idea. I had a 5" port for my Unisaw cabinet and kept it at 5". The two ports together worked great. I built two different "Shark" style polycarbonate...
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    Yes Joe speed down all the way. I have found that anything between the slow and high speed settings seems to cause the grinder to surge . Perhaps the heavier mass of the CBN wheel causes it.
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    Versa Vise Restoration

    I was looking for a small universal type vise and learned about the Versa Vise. I hadn't seen one before and found an early production model. Now I need to make a few dog hole mounts for my work...
  18. I have a 180 CBN on my Delta 8" VS grinder and...

    I have a 180 CBN on my Delta 8" VS grinder and typically use the slow speed. I mainly sharpen lathe tools and it works great. I have never had the need for the higher speed.
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    I have used the Bosch FlexiClick to get in some...

    I have used the Bosch FlexiClick to get in some very tight places. It can get into places where little else goes. The ability to orient the drill motor relative to the accessory chucks offers...
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    To avoid cross contamination of the wheels in...

    To avoid cross contamination of the wheels in between uses, I keep them in one gallon zip lock freezer bags. Works great.
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    I'm not an engineer, however your concrete slab...

    I'm not an engineer, however your concrete slab is likely no more than 4" thick. That would simply not be sufficient for any type of major structure. In my experience, such a slab can handle a...
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    I typically used to use decimal inches however...

    I typically used to use decimal inches however have also switched over to metric and enjoy it. One can easily split the 1mm markings in half by eye which produces measurements to ~0.020" or just...
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    I am by no means an expert, but I have used the...

    I am by no means an expert, but I have used the Beall Buffing system and it is wonderful on certain woods where one doesn't want to add a finish and simply wants to highlight the natural color and...
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    I feel your pain. Ten years ago after learning...

    I feel your pain. Ten years ago after learning this lesson all too often, I kludged this up out of desperation...............

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    Its ugly, but cured my bad habits.:o
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    Great idea! I have found it can easily get...

    Great idea! I have found it can easily get confusing when many parts are involved and marking is critical. I have on occasion misidentified what I thought was an alignment mark and milled a...
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