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    Allen, I went through much the same quest a...

    Allen, I went through much the same quest a couple of years ago, I would have loved one of the new Jet midis, but couldn't justify the cost difference. So I purchased the comet II with the small nova...
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    What I have learned from others is that there are...

    What I have learned from others is that there are two primary concerns. One is that film finishes on daily use wood ware will eventually get some moisture under the film, this will cause the finish...
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    Nice job Steve, I also buff pretty much the same...

    Nice job Steve, I also buff pretty much the same as you show in your video. I also have a second wax type buffing wheel that I use for renaissance type wax. I put the second wax right on top of the...
  4. Hi Glenn I bought the Comet II with the G3...

    Hi Glenn

    I bought the Comet II with the G3 chuck a little over a year ago, and I have been very pleased with it. It does have all the bells and whistles and I have used them all. When I have had a...
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    Hi Dave While it is certainly possible to hand...

    Hi Dave

    While it is certainly possible to hand carve a bowl, check your wood carving catalog for scorps and small curved adzes. What I would suggest is for you to contact your local woodturning...
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    Thank you Jeff, that is amazing!!!! Phil Harris

    Thank you Jeff, that is amazing!!!!

    Phil Harris
  7. Many woodturners use shorter extensions for...

    Many woodturners use shorter extensions for boring peppermills, I use a nine inch extension and it works quite well. I cant think of any reason why longer extensions wouldn't work all right. I do...
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    Hi David You are absolutly right about the...

    Hi David

    You are absolutly right about the shoulder where it meets the chuck's jaws must be flat. You can check the shoulder with a straight edge just above the tenon, to be sure. If you are not...
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    You know you're a woodturner when you are driving...

    You know you're a woodturner when you are driving down the street admiring the lumps and bumps and interesting crotches and you all of a sudden realize OMG I'm lusting after trees!

    I actually...
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    Rubber Chucky Products sell a number of devices...

    Rubber Chucky Products sell a number of devices that use 3/4-10 tpi to hold them, included in the packages are MT2 bolts that are designed to hold those devices. In my opinion their products are a...
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    I purchased a Nova Comet II shortly after reading...

    I purchased a Nova Comet II shortly after reading your first review. I bought the package that included the Nova G3 chuck, I felt that it was a very good price. So far I have been very pleased with...
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    For quite a while I have wanted to make a lidded...

    For quite a while I have wanted to make a lidded curved wing bowl/box, with the wings curved down for the feet and also wings curved up on the lid. The lid and wings would be proportionally smaller....
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    Jerry, you might take the cam shafts to your...

    Jerry, you might take the cam shafts to your local welder and see if he will weld some "hard-faceing" on the wear spots. You or the welder will have to grind the area smooth again, but if you keep it...
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    Looks like a purdy chunk of wood. I'll try 77

    Looks like a purdy chunk of wood.

    I'll try 77
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    I could use something like that, count me in...

    I could use something like that, count me in also!!!

    Phil
  16. It seems like there should be some kind of...

    It seems like there should be some kind of centrifical clutch that would engage when an optimum rpm is reached. I know that the motor on my motorhome's generator reaches its operating rpm before it's...
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    I know I certainly enjoyed my visit, I got to see...

    I know I certainly enjoyed my visit, I got to see the "monster" up close and I got a tour of the tent, both very interesting. David, I believe that the chunk you identified as oak is bradford pear....
  18. Hi David I'm going to the Nor-Cal Woodturners...

    Hi David

    I'm going to the Nor-Cal Woodturners club meeting in Sacramento Tuesday evening. If you would like me to I could leave early and bring by my chuck that has a 1 and 1/4 by 8 tpi insert and...
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    Funky Olive Shroom

    First post, first pics, first mushroom. Olive wood, turned on two axis to try for a funky effect, about 6 and 1/2 inches tall, and about 5 and 1/2 inches wide. Power sanded to 320, then lacquer based...
  20. The instructions that come with the Beall buffing...

    The instructions that come with the Beall buffing system indicate that the ideal speed for their 8 inch buffing wheels is 1750 rpm. They go on to say that the small bowl buffs need to run at a much...
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    The Nor-Cal Woodturners are hosting Jimmy Clewes...

    The Nor-Cal Woodturners are hosting Jimmy Clewes on March 7th in Sacramento, I know I'm certainly looking forward to seeing him.



    25 minutes west of DD
  22. One more time for me! Thanks Paulo

    One more time for me!

    Thanks Paulo
  23. I'm opting in!! Thanks Paulo

    I'm opting in!!

    Thanks Paulo
  24. Throw my name in the hat Thank you Paulo

    Throw my name in the hat

    Thank you Paulo
  25. One more time for me Thanks Paulo

    One more time for me

    Thanks Paulo
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