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    Even though it's fairly close I've only been to...

    Even though it's fairly close I've only been to Arrowmont a couple of times, once to attend a demo and another time to teach a private 1-day class. Nice place and nice people, great rooms and food...
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    You still didn't say what sizes are acceptable. ...

    You still didn't say what sizes are acceptable.

    As I wrote, I have logs on the ground, red oak and poplar at least. Probably 18-24"+. (The oak tree was about 32 at the base - a friend got some...
  3. Statistics like that might be hard to come by! ...

    Statistics like that might be hard to come by! So many turners, so many preferences...

    My own observations from clubs and such:

    Most woodturners turn bowls and most use green wood.
    Some...
  4. Yikes, sadly I have no suggestions for you but...

    Yikes, sadly I have no suggestions for you but your post makes me glad I live in the south!! One time in 50 years we had a single icicle over 4' long at the end of an open gutter. Usually there is...
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    From past experience and from the advice of...

    From past experience and from the advice of people smarter than me, I'm convinced, as you read, that the gauges on the bandsaws are NOT useful. Some say that without other means, setting it to the...
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    You want to buy from a dealer or are you looking...

    You want to buy from a dealer or are you looking for an individual with a supply?

    Jefferies Wood Works in Seymour often has a good supply of turning blanks but they are not cheap. Might call and...
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    This makes me think of making a music box from...

    This makes me think of making a music box from some of the wood. Warren, do you have an recordings of him playing? These days you can put audio on a tiny digital device - imagine a music box with a...
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    You are not alone - many turners seem to be...

    You are not alone - many turners seem to be afraid of the skew! This usually comes from having a bad experience while experimenting or from listening to other turners who never learned to use the...
  9. These are my favorite. I bought a supply after...

    These are my favorite. I bought a supply after seeing them in several doctor's offices. I'm very happy with the quality, use them in the shop and around the farm. I have bought some lower quality...
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    Once in Italy I found a little shop deep in the...

    Once in Italy I found a little shop deep in the center of Venice where the owner made hundreds of things from "found" materials. I was especially fascinated by the little people he made from piano...
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    Due to the nature of wood I find it difficult (or...

    Due to the nature of wood I find it difficult (or impossible) to sand to precision sizes. I have zero experience with a duplicator but can usually get the size I want by using calipers with a sharp...
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    One of my favorite places to buy materials is...

    One of my favorite places to buy materials is Online Metals. I've bought aluminum, steel, brass, and a number of plastics.
    https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/plastic-sheet-plate
    I find their...
  13. Wood carving can involve quite a bit of hammering...

    Wood carving can involve quite a bit of hammering with a mallet! Then there are rotary carvers, reciprocal carvers...

    Chip carving, OTOH, is about the quietest hobby I know besides reading.
    ...
  14. Do you mean to make a split tap? The grooves do...

    Do you mean to make a split tap? The grooves do such a good job I've not yet found a need for that. (But I'll probably try it just because. :))

    I do usually use a Dremel cutoff wheel to make...
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    Hi Brad. I don't remember a Lannie Sproul. Do...

    Hi Brad.

    I don't remember a Lannie Sproul. Do you know anything else about him, location, etc? Is he a wood turner? I found 11 Sprouls using the member search, some with different spellings,...
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    Setting grinding angles

    Yes, and I made some gages from plexiglas to very quickly set the wolverine platform for my most common angles for NRS, skew, hand scraper, etc.

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    Since this picture, I started spray...
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    I've been reading as much as I can. (but not...

    I've been reading as much as I can. (but not much today! - I hauled, unloaded, and stacked 150 bales of hay and I'll do it again in a couple of days, seems like this was easier back when I was 70...
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    So much turning wood gathered with good...

    So much turning wood gathered with good intentions goes to firewood (even when unexpected medical issues don't interfere.)

    For several reasons the best time to cut green wood for turning is in the...
  19. Drawbars and tailstocks

    That's the opinion I had when considering the Jacob's chuck in the tailstock. Unfortunately, loosening the tailstock enough to push it to drill detracts from the precision. I have imagined a way to...
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    I installed the 7.0-41890. I do almost all my...

    I installed the 7.0-41890.

    I do almost all my photo work with Photoshop or PS Elements but sometimes I want to show someone a photo on my phone. I think it would be nice to connect to the NAS...
  21. For copper pipes I like the grey solder "paste"...

    For copper pipes I like the grey solder "paste" flux loaded powdered solder.
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    The NAS is installed and working well. Thanks...

    The NAS is installed and working well. Thanks for all the help here.
    Synology 920+ on it's own UPS, three 12TB drives in RAID 5, extra memory, and have a 400GB SSD cache module on its way.
    I've...
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    I have several and have used them often over the...

    I have several and have used them often over the years. Those I have are large and heavy, with built-in inverters for 110v, one with an air compressor.
    But I wouldn't be without good jumper...
  24. If it's rosin core solder made for electronics...

    If it's rosin core solder made for electronics will it be useful for plumbing? I've never anything but acid-based flux for that.

    As for success in soldering electronics with the old 60/40...
  25. I keep all solder, especially rosin-core for...

    I keep all solder, especially rosin-core for electronics. It doesn't take up much space. I have a variety of sizes and a 3-lifetime supply. But if I rarely soldered things I'd probably give it...
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