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    Paul, maybe check out Joe Flemming's website...

    Paul, maybe check out Joe Flemming's website "Airbrushingwood": https://www.airbrushingwood.com/

    He has lots of info under his "Education" link. Joe is also a great guy and very knowledgeable...
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    I have only a few and don't use them often but...

    I have only a few and don't use them often but I'd hate to be without them for some things. Besides holding small parts for drilling and such, I use mine when I need to crosscut oddly shaped and...
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    I see several replies about the best time to fell...

    I see several replies about the best time to fell and saw timber, but keep in mind if you want to purchase kiln dried wood that may take months. If by "best time of the year" you mean the best for...
  4. There are zillions of ways to sharpen and almost...

    There are zillions of ways to sharpen and almost all of them will work, but some work better for different types/styles of turning and for different turners.

    If you sharpen on the Wolverine...
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    I agree with the Nova suggestion. I also make a...

    I agree with the Nova suggestion. I also make a variety of inserts. They are #2MT.

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    This is what it comes with:

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    But to address your question, Izzy, I personally don't...
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    New at the farm

    This peahen disappeared a few weeks ago and some detective work pinpointed her on a nest on the very edge of the property, not 3' from the county road! I piled brush up on all sides for additional...
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    Reasons and instructions

    My wife's mother used the neck-wringing method - supposedly it occasionally failed and had to be repeated. My dad always used the hatchet-on-the-stump method. I was always horrified by the...
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    I'll have to experiment. When I took a piece I...

    I'll have to experiment. When I took a piece I turned and carved from bradford pear to a carving shop the owner said something like "that stuff is hard, are you insane?" Not knowing any better, I...
  9. Robert asked the question I had? To what do you...

    Robert asked the question I had? To what do you refer? I bought three Wolverine systems and three Varigrind jigs. The only thin metal is a thin strip of spring steel on one version of the...
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    Hope that works. When I seal with thinned...

    Hope that works. When I seal with thinned shellac for other purposes, I use 3 parts alcohol to 1 part shellac or 1 part alcohol with 1 part shellac sanding sealer, lightly sanding with 600 paper...
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    What kind of graphite? Did you use graphite...

    What kind of graphite? Did you use graphite paper made for transfer? (not carbon paper)

    I've used graphite paper many times to transfer patterns to basswood for chip carving. I first drew the...
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    Propane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and argon

    Propane does work. One serious caution, of course, is using flammable gases around sparks or flames! Yikes. Read the comment from the Bloxygen people below.

    CO2 has also been used in some...
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    It doesn't take a lot for a mechanical shutter to...

    It doesn't take a lot for a mechanical shutter to stick. 40+ years ago when I dabbled in camera repair someone brought me an Olympus (film) camera he had dropped off a low trail bridge into a...
  14. I think you can spray penetrant solution without...

    I think you can spray penetrant solution without getting it on the belt. I like PB-Blaster. Cover the belt if needed. You can always replace the belt inexpensively if needed. If it is a simple...
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    I like the last two the most. I have a bunch...

    I like the last two the most.

    I have a bunch of old barnwood if you run short.

    JKJ
  16. Do you have a lot of this or just that one piece?...

    Do you have a lot of this or just that one piece? Might decide how much time and energy is worth spending for an ID.

    Measure and weigh and calculate the density. That can eliminate some guesses....
  17. 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...
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