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    Foam Adhesive?

    What adhesive do you use to attach the foam sheet to the vacuum plate?
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    “Nib/dimple on Box Lid

    When making lidded boxes, starting between centers, I’m having issues with the center of top of the lid. No matter how much I sand, and I do work through all grits ending with 600, I end up with...
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    Ambrosia Maple

    I acquired a small log that I was told was Ambrosia Maple. As you can see in the photo, this wood has the pink streaks like Box Elder. (excuse the poorly lit iPhone pic, and the orientation). Is...
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    Chuck in Expansion Mode -A Fresh Look

    I'm still at the semi-beginners stage of turning and I've made a number of small bowls (8" diameter and less). I've primarily turned the bottom using a faceplate or worm-screw, then turned the...
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    "Free Hand" Hollowing Tools

    I will eventually invest in an articulating and captive hollowing system. But, in the interim, I would like to get some hollowing-specific hand-only tools.

    Recommendations?
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    Oak - Just Curious

    Just got through reading a thread discussing a beautiful oak bowl a gentleman had turned. That prompted a question I've had for a long time.

    Why do we seldom see reference to turning oak?

    I...
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    Wow. I've pocket dialed before but never pocket posted on a forum.

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    CA Accelerator Life

    This might be a dumb question but here goes. Does CA accelerator have a life span such as the CA itself has. In other words, can it go "bad"? Also, are all brands of accelerator basically the same...
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    Dale, Thanks for for the detailed reply; very...

    Dale,

    Thanks for for the detailed reply; very informative and helpful. Did you compare the VL300 version that Craft Supplies sells versus the version Woodworker's Emporium sells? I believe there...
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    Dale, I currently have a midi lathe and am...

    Dale,

    I currently have a midi lathe and am researching large lathes in this class. I am very interested and leaning towards the Vicmarc.

    1) Can you tell me the other lathes you considered,...
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    Curt, I'm relatively new to turning and...

    Curt,

    I'm relatively new to turning and haven't commented on other people's posts since I'm more in the "lurker" mode for now. I have an interest in ornaments and have just begun to dabble in the...
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    Baldor 8100W Grinder

    I'm currently using the Woodcraft slow speed grinder with D-Way CBN wheels for lathe tool sharpening. This suffices but I do have some amount of "wobble" and have thought about upgrading to a Baldor...
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    Chucks: To Use or Not

    Just got through watching a YouTube video entitled " The Limitations of Chucks" by Lyle Jamieson. He said that the tenon for a chuck should be at least 40% of the object diameter (4" tenon for 10"...
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    Vacuum Generator vs. Vacuum Pump Systems

    I've read through numerous threads about vacuum chucking systems, including those operating with vacuum generators such as the Holdfast, and those powered by vacuum pumps such as those manufactured...
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    Log Storage Duration?

    Since hurricane Isaac, I've been "woodpile diving" and I've acquired a fair amount of Bradford Pear, Pecan and Silver Maple. All of the logs remain whole with the ends sealed with Anhorseal.

    Are...
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    Anchorseal vs. Anchorseal 2

    I just received a gallon of Anchorseal 2 but haven't used any yet. Then a few minutes ago, I happened to read a post in another thread in which someone commented that Anchorseal 2 is not as good as...
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    Wood Identification?

    I've been "woodpile diving" since hurricane Isaac and need help identifying this wood. The log end view is after applying anchor seal. I'm thinking that this may be Mimosa. It's not very hard when...
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    Cyclone/compressor Shed Vents?

    I've just built a small enclosed 4' X 7' shed attached to the outside of my shop for my 3hp dust collector and 20-gallon vertical compressor. My dust collector will pull from inside the shop and...
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    Gregory, The Wood Nerd review mentioned a...

    Gregory,

    The Wood Nerd review mentioned a defect or design flaw in which the quill feed doesn't return to the top automatically. I checked out this machine at a local vendor and the floor model...
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    Just a bump to the top to see if any other...

    Just a bump to the top to see if any other 18-900L owners have input.
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    Delta 18-900L Drill Press

    I'm researching drill presses and strongly considering the 18-900L. Since it has been on the market for a number of months, I would like to poll owners of this press for reviews related to quality,...
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