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    Right now I have one coat of Deft wipe on clear...

    Right now I have one coat of Deft wipe on clear lacquer (diluted with lacquer thinner). I'm kind of experimenting with this finish and might add more coats if it would help preserve the color, but I...
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    Thanks for the comments. Richard - my garage...

    Thanks for the comments.

    Richard - my garage smells great right now! I want to make another like the second but with a smaller opening....the lid looks a bit wide/large for the size to my...
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    Cedar boxes

    Still new to turning but just learned to turn a box from YouTube. Iíve now turned four or five and really enjoy it. Surprisingly, when I only had a mini lathe, all I wanted to turn were large...
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    Just saw this...may be helpful:...

    Just saw this...may be helpful:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMSyKPXTxX4
  5. Does anywhere sell the SuperNova2 body only with...

    Does anywhere sell the SuperNova2 body only with direct thread? I’ve found the body-only adapter type but can’t find the direct thread (1 1/4 x 8tpi).
    tom
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    Beautiful piece John. Seeing the photos always...

    Beautiful piece John. Seeing the photos always makes me want to get out and turn.

    I’m pretty new to turning and have never used WOP - what’s your process? Do you put anything on prior to the WOP...
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    Great info, thanks! A couple of follow up...

    Great info, thanks!

    A couple of follow up questions as I’m trying to figure this out - do you put the vonax onto the tripoli wheel or the white diamond wheel (aren’t the wheels different...
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    Thanks for the info John, as always. Do you...

    Thanks for the info John, as always. Do you still buff with the carnauba after the Vonax or just use the Vonax alone and that’s it? Would I only need one buff wheel or more?

    wow - didn’t even...
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    Thanks all for the info. John, when buffing...

    Thanks all for the info. John, when buffing Danish oil, what compound do you use and how soon after applying the oil is it ready to buff?

    Also, they have a threaded extension that sticks out...
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    Beall buffing system

    Hi All,

    Still relatively new to turning and have mostly done bowls finished with Danish oil. I have just started doing some smaller hollow forms and am looking at lacquer finishes (I don't have a...
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    I think prices totally depend on your area and...

    I think prices totally depend on your area and the supply/demand locally.

    In Chicagoland area, I had been looking daily for 2+ years and only saw a couple PM3520s come up - one was an older...
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    Thanks everyone for the info and tips. tom

    Thanks everyone for the info and tips.

    tom
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    Interesting idea - what speed do you generally...

    Interesting idea - what speed do you generally wet sand at?
    thanks,
    tom
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    Beginner question/help

    Hi All,

    I am just in the finishing process of my first hollow form (about 8" x 6") and after putting on some Danish Oil, noticed a band of lighter coloring all around the piece at the widest...
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    This may be just my ignorance as I have never...

    This may be just my ignorance as I have never turned any burl of any type, but why not leave the bark in? It gives a nice contrast to the wood.
    Just curious, especially if so time consuming to...
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    I was in the same boat a few months ago with a...

    I was in the same boat a few months ago with a used 3520A for sale for similar price. After a lot of thought I ended up buying a new Laguna 2436 during one of their 10% sales for a little more.

    I...
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    Ha - interesting problem to have Peter! I’m still...

    Ha - interesting problem to have Peter! I’m still struggling as a beginner to find enough time to get out 3-4x/month so I’m years away from accumulating that much. I’m sort of the opposite where I’m...
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    Thanks again everyone for all the info/advice. I...

    Thanks again everyone for all the info/advice. I pulled it out of the shavings today to check and so far no cracks, but we’ll see what happens.
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    Yeah, I thought I needed to leave it thicker so I...

    Yeah, I thought I needed to leave it thicker so I could true it up. Live and learn I guess.
    thanks for the help.
    tom
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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. This was a...

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. This was a smaller diameter piece (started at 7 inches with bark, now at about 5 1/2 inches) so still has the pith. I’ve sealed the end grain and will dry...
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    Help drying hollow forms

    I recently obtained the D-way hollowed which allows for 6-8 inch hollow forms and did a couple practice forms but am unsure how best to dry. Prior to this Iíve only turned bowls from green wood and...
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    Any photos of the finished products?

    Any photos of the finished products?
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    I’m fairly new too but I’ve bumped into my chuck...

    I’m fairly new too but I’ve bumped into my chuck a time or two while sanding and it just skinned my knuckle - very minor. Not sure if that would be worse if you were to bump into it hard, but when...
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    Thanks. Will do.

    Thanks. Will do.
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    Hollow form orientation

    Quick question - I was given a couple 8x8x10Ē sections of maple (still fairly wet) without pith. I would like to try my first hollow form and wonder if one of these would work to practice (I know it...
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