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  1. I haven't seen one of the Sorby handles. I make...

    I haven't seen one of the Sorby handles. I make my own handle adapters from aluminum and steel. These use two set screws hold the tool. I drill a deep hole in the hand so I can set the tool in it...
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    Great! Don't remember if you said where you...

    Great!

    Don't remember if you said where you live (if you put it in your profile it will be with every message) but there may be people near you willing to give you practice wood. I keep tubs of...
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    That's Stuart for you. I agree with much of what...

    That's Stuart for you. I agree with much of what he says but not all. He apparently has not yet learned the value of burnishinig a burr. Or maybe he want's use to use grinder burrs exclusively to...
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    Yes, but the size doesn't matter much unless the...

    Yes, but the size doesn't matter much unless the picture is too big to view comfortably on the screen. On mine, it fits without scrolling but looks too big for comfort. I generally resize photos...
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    Bill, There is no setting for this as far as I...

    Bill,

    There is no setting for this as far as I know. However, I discovered a work-around I've used many times.

    Since putting a photo in a PM requires a URL to the photo, some people will...
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    My favorite chicken book recommends a 22 rifle...

    My favorite chicken book recommends a 22 rifle point blank to the head. It also says to be kind and do this out of the sight of the other chickens. Then the neck removal, bleed out, dip in...
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    His experience is similar to mine. I do use 60...

    His experience is similar to mine. I do use 60 CBN to shape but never tried honing from that. I sharpen with 600 CBN, hone with an extra fine Eze Lap diamond hone, then burnish the burr. I find...
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    Wonderful! I hadn't seen the interview but...

    Wonderful! I hadn't seen the interview but enjoyed it greatly.

    JKJ
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    Something that really works to preserve finishes

    I don't know if oxygen will diffuse through plastic, but I know that moisture will so I suspect oxygen will also.

    There have been lots of ideas about preserving finishes, from turning the cans...
  10. When I first started turning I paid someone to...

    When I first started turning I paid someone to sharpen tools for a short time. A very short time, as it two sharpenings.

    I never use a jig to sharpen a skew. I bought the Wolverine skew...
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    Does it work seamlessly with android phones? She...

    Does it work seamlessly with android phones? She uses iPhone, I use Samsung.

    I tried the Google maps. It want's permission record everything about my life. Somethings I don't like to share,...
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    sapele platter

    Thanks. It's made out of a 2" thick slab of sapele. I did it hanging around Frank Penta who is a texturing maniac, thus the textured band and rim. The base is also "based" on Frank's multi-axis...
  13. You might want to try long-stemmed goblets with...

    You might want to try long-stemmed goblets with natural edges from green limbs. Limbs 3-4" in diameter are perfect. These can be cut with very thin stems which can warp when drying for an...
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    For those who want chickens

    I have about 18 chickens left from an incubator batch of 60, about 3 months old, in a building, easy to catch. Eggs or food, they are simple to prepare for the freezer once you know how.

    I...
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    Best "trap" is simply a country boy or girl. ...

    Best "trap" is simply a country boy or girl. Chickens are helpless at night when roosting. I walk up and grab them by the legs. Turn them upside down and suspend them for a bit by their legs and...
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    Is it sapele, could it be sapele, or what?

    Remember one thing - a given species of wood can have such a huge variation of "look" that there can be a lot of overlap between those looks making ID by looking at the surface more of a guess than...
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    Many of us certainly agree with that. I often...

    Many of us certainly agree with that. I often try a variety of methods on a piece, bowl, vessel, or spindle, to see what works best for that shape made out of that wood - different tools, lathe...
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    I put high shelves around my shop. Too high to...

    I put high shelves around my shop. Too high to reach from the floor I use little step stools or long-reach grabbers. Some don't like open shelves because they collect dust but I don't find that a...
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    Diamond is harder than CBN and might be better...

    Diamond is harder than CBN and might be better cut better. However, diamond should not be used to grind carbon steels at high speeds since at high temperatures the carbon in the diamond can...
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    Does kind of look like mahogany or one of the...

    Does kind of look like mahogany or one of the mahogany substitutes.
    https://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/mahogany-mixups-the-lowdown/

    BTW, I don't like using water to show the...
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    A lot might depend on the dust collector. I have...

    A lot might depend on the dust collector. I have a Performax 22/44 with a single 4" port centered in a hood above the drum. This is connected with a few feet of 4" flex to a ClearVue 6" to two 4"...
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    Location tracker?

    Anyone use a location tracker on their phone, one where another person can pinpoint the location with a app?

    I typically spend a bunch of hours every day out around the farm, at the barn, way...
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    Just to be clear, do you mean cubic boron...

    Just to be clear, do you mean cubic boron nitride, as in CBN?

    CBN is what I use but since the Tormek turns so slowly a diamond wheel, which shouldn't be used on a bench grinder, might be better.
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    My experience too with a burnished burr. Thing...

    My experience too with a burnished burr. Thing is, burnished burrs can be larger or smaller and different angles. At the sweet spot shavings come off the NRS so fine they float through the air. ...
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    If smacking on the spindle in the headstock I'd...

    If smacking on the spindle in the headstock I'd be careful about the bearings. Too much axial force can ruin a bearing (and break cast iron). If you can remove the spindle you can apply a lot of...
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