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    I think the turning and woodworking clubs should...

    I think the turning and woodworking clubs should have one to loan to members. I've taken mine to other shops and set their tension, after which they can reset it without having a meter on hand.

    I...
  2. I suggested she contact TV, newpapers and...

    I suggested she contact TV, newpapers and internet news and perhaps a museum later (when the museums are open again). She's a budding artist and I don't think she's thought about selling her work,...
  3. She didn't say but to my wife and I and other...

    She didn't say but to my wife and I and other friends here it looks like her eyes and the way she now often parts her hair in the middle.

    I'll have to ask. Here are some face pictures of...
  4. A quarantine painting from friend in Italy

    A friend of ours in Italy is an art student. While in lock-down and between on-line school work and studying she has been playing the piano and painting.

    Today she sent a picture of this oil...
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    This is an example of a tool I ground and sharpen...

    This is an example of a tool I ground and sharpen with CBN wheels with square edges. I made it to cut recesses in the bottom of platter and bowls while the tailstock is otherwise in the way.
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    If it were only simple. The problem with...

    If it were only simple. The problem with creating a definitive article is people have different experiences and have decided different things are important. And some of the things may not be...
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    Most any brand you buy should work fine. I buy...

    Most any brand you buy should work fine. I buy from Woodturner's Wonders and am pleased with the wheels. His wheels are machined from aluminum, somewhat lighter in weight than those made from...
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    I used mineral spirits to remove the wax when I...

    I used mineral spirits to remove the wax when I decided to put more coats of "danish" oil on a piece. Worked fine.

    You might ask them what kind of gloss they have in mind so you don't play...
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    Think first about what you might make from it,...

    Think first about what you might make from it, visualizing it cut one way then the other, then decide and take a chance. Note that the "burly" figure is usually in just a layer below the bark,...
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    Virtual choirs

    I suspect almost everyone has heard about and listened to some "virtual choirs" where many isolated voices are combined into one video.

    I was pleased to watch one my oldest son, Ben, put together...
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    Benjamin, the article was labeled by Snopes as...

    Benjamin, the article was labeled by Snopes as "misappropriated":

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/johns-hopkins-covid-summary/

    The recommended Johns Hopkins sites: ...
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    There are lots of ways to proceed and none of...

    There are lots of ways to proceed and none of them are always the best. Cutting first into two pieces is one way. Burls are sometimes hidden treasure and sometimes trash inside. I personally...
  13. Thread: Wood ID

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    The red in box elder will gradually disappear,...

    The red in box elder will gradually disappear, often changing to light brown.

    If you have the bark or better, the leaves identification is easier. Remember, due to natural variation many species...
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    Keeping in touch with kids

    Since most kids are stuck at home for now, we wanted to let the kids in our kindergarten SS class know we were thinking about them.

    I mailed 15, cards each with a picture, bookmark, stickers and...
  15. 429700 Sorry, I forgot to record the source...

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    Sorry, I forgot to record the source where I copied this.
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    I have some chickens I can pick up in the next...

    I have some chickens I can pick up in the next box and gather eggs from underneath. For others I have an old hammer I use to (gently) deflect their powerful pecking mechanism while robbing eggs. ...
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    Do you mean Chapin? I haven't tried that but...

    Do you mean Chapin? I haven't tried that but I've tried others which were unsatisfactory. The Solo is the best I've used in that class.

    I agree about keeping insecticide sprayers for...
  18. My experience with P100 filters is with fine dust...

    My experience with P100 filters is with fine dust and when working with hay which really aggravates my allergies and asthma. They last a LONG time with those applications. For protection from...
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    Some good news...

    I just saw this on a news feed: Some Good News!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5pgG1M_h_U

    I didn't watch the whole thing yet but just skipping through to get a feel for the content made me a...
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    Some good advice! From long experience I...

    Some good advice!

    From long experience I especially like this one: It's a whole lot easier to get breakfast from a chicken than a pig.

    I've just started incubating about 100 chicken and guinea...
  21. I forgot to mention, when I run into the...

    I forgot to mention, when I run into the occasional unusual screw I keep a set similar to this:

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    I only find a need for one on very rare occasions but it has "saved the day".
  22. I rarely watch videos but that caught my eye and...

    I rarely watch videos but that caught my eye and was interesting.

    I'd like to learn a bit about the history Torx, my favorite in the shop and around the farm.

    The phillips head is the worst,...
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    Lee, if you can't find the spray head are you...

    Lee, if you can't find the spray head are you open to using a different sprayer? This would require pouring the liquid from one to the other, of course.

    The reason I ask is some years ago I...
  24. Too low might be better than too high since it...

    Too low might be better than too high since it can be fixed easily. One of my lathes was a little low for me so I made 4 blocks of wood and drilled shallow recesses in the top to hold the pads of...
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    Some concepts are timeless. I sand spindles in...

    Some concepts are timeless.

    I sand spindles in reverse, or rather, alternate the direction and further alternate circular sanding with sanding with the grain by hand. Platters and bowls? I...
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