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    Looks like Minwax is Watco or visa verse, and the...

    Looks like Minwax is Watco or visa verse, and the earlier post is showing the ingredients for those “Finishes :rolleyes:“

    Like 75% volatiles and then some raw linseed oil and vegetable oil plus...
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    Here is what Watco puts in its Danish Oil finish,...

    Here is what Watco puts in its Danish Oil finish, right from the MSDS sheets.

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    As you can see there is 75% volatiles in it , then there is the other ingredients, not quite as much as you...
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    Yes Bill, that’s why they use the word FINISH...

    Yes Bill, that’s why they use the word FINISH behind there OIL, as they say this FINISH will make it look like a real (whatever oil) finish you get when using it, and of course who do you believe.
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    I donít know how you could beat a steb center for...

    I donít know how you could beat a steb center for speed in mounting and dismounting same size pieces of wood, as one does not even need to stop the lathe to mount or dismount.

    Just set the wood on...
  5. There is more problems with the regular Banjo and...

    There is more problems with the regular Banjo and tool rests, as we well know, depending where we set the banjo on the bed, that is, farther in or out, the shaft in the banjo will bend some when we...
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    I use whatever marker that is handy to put date...

    I use whatever marker that is handy to put date and sometimes the species of wood on the rough turned pieces, though species I often don’t need to put on them as I can tell what it is.

    For marking...
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    Oneway makes what they call the DrillWizard, it...

    Oneway makes what they call the DrillWizard, it will hold a drill and can be adjusted fro angle and depth of drilling holes, you use the indexing of your lathe to to set the places you want to drill,...
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    One more thing, I buy the 1 liter cans, and...

    One more thing, I buy the 1 liter cans, and distribute the oil into 2 re-closable beer bottles, every time I use some of the PTO (Polymerized Tung Oil) I will add water to the bottle to get the oil...
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    You can get all the info here, the Polymerized...

    You can get all the info here, the Polymerized Tung Oil is pure Tung oil that has been heated (gets thick through that treatment) and then mineral spirits added to thin it enough to be able to wipe...
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    Why would you start using the French name Huile...

    Why would you start using the French name Huile D’abrasin, it is the french name for Tung oil, they do have all the finishing oils names in English.

    Any MSDS sheet that is covering a finish that...
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    John, I think you know where to find the MSDS...

    John, I think you know where to find the MSDS sheets if you don’t believe what’s on the container is correct.

    Of course one can always call their finishing product “Danish Oil” as that can be any...
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    Bill Polymerized Tung Oil is a good finish for...

    Bill Polymerized Tung Oil is a good finish for any wood, and will give a good protective finish.

    Hope you will show that piece when done :)
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    Bill your biggest problem is the stuff you use,...

    Bill your biggest problem is the stuff you use, as you call it Tongue oil finish :eek:, that stuff is just thinners and volatiles and no Tung oil at all, it will not build up a finish like the Tung...
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    Ha, you could make one like this, lots of room...

    Ha, you could make one like this, lots of room for all the nut shells that will fit in the top in the bottom level, even when that top cup is a good size all by itself ;), made in one piece 17” D
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    I never oil the bark, as it will soak a lot of...

    I never oil the bark, as it will soak a lot of oil up and that will take a very long time to harden up IMO.

    What I normally do is to very carefully soak thin CA into the exact cambium location to...
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    I would go and see my cutoffs, If I can’t find...

    I would go and see my cutoffs, If I can’t find the broken out piece, take a piece of the bark and cut and sand it down to a close fit, maybe square the broken out spot some for an easier fit.

    I...
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    I donít know why this post does changes my...

    I donít know why this post does changes my placement of comments and pictures, they are not all placed in one line, but each comment line with the appropriate pictures below it
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    As I have said here before, Mulberry is a very...

    As I have said here before, Mulberry is a very nice wood to turn, and I have turned quite a few pieces of it over the last 30 years or so.You have to watch the sapwood though, it does shrink more and...
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    You want a spindle adapter rather than a chuck...

    You want a spindle adapter rather than a chuck adapter ???, still called an adapter, as it adapts from one size to another, larger or smaller.

    like these, first one goes from small to large, the...
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    You want the wood to dry fairly fast at this...

    You want the wood to dry fairly fast at this point, stopping or slowing the drying down now with all the fungus growth on it, will give the fungus more time to grow and further rot the wood.A single...
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    Drying will kill the fungus, freezing will stop...

    Drying will kill the fungus, freezing will stop it till the temp goes up again.
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    Your wood is rotting away (fungus on and in it)...

    Your wood is rotting away (fungus on and in it) wrapping wet wood using plastic is a bad idea, as you keep the moisture in and on the surface, layers of newspaper wrapped around it do pretty much the...
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    Sycamore is a very nice turning wood, similar to...

    Sycamore is a very nice turning wood, similar to but a bit softer than hard Maple in my experience, the ray fleck is nice but shows only on a narrow plane when quarter sawn/cut, the wood has often a...
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    shop clean or cluttered at times.

    There was a quite long thread on the messiest shop, where lots of turners showed their shop being messy at times, goed thread with lots of pictures :D
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    Oneway have the step jaws for the Talon and the...

    Oneway have the step jaws for the Talon and the basic chuck that go down to ⅞Ē, and the spigot that have the minimum of 1Ē on the Talon according this chart.
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