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    +1 on the Lenox Diemaster. Same blade I use and...

    +1 on the Lenox Diemaster. Same blade I use and I can attest to their cutting ability. Re-sawing some old Oak timbers from an old covered bridge, cut through a 1/4 steel spike twice and didn't even...
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    Paint Pots

    I have two pots which are more or less identical, both are stamped not to exceed 50psi in use. They have 5 clamps with a cast-iron lid. I use them to pressure cast pens and small waste-wood...
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    Hi Robo, the red one is actually Red Cedar that...

    Hi Robo, the red one is actually Red Cedar that someone threw on the handle just to have something on it. Not sure what the other is but my question was not what these are but what was typically used...
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    Thanks Carl, that's the kind of answer I can sink...

    Thanks Carl, that's the kind of answer I can sink my funny bone into. ;)


    Thanks James, after I posted I found a modern version for sale on Amazon and it is made of Beech so that looks like at...
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    Turning a Churn

    Posted an advise request over in Forum: Woodworking Projects. Will be doing some repairs, turning some churn dashers for a client and was wondering about churn dasher wood species. Does any of the...
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    Need Some Butter Churn Advise

    I have a client that has three butter churns in various stats of repair. One is complete but has a questionable dasher. One has a broken split dasher off its handle. The other is just the crock and...
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    Found it on the home page. Got to scroll down...

    Found it on the home page. Got to scroll down quite a ways before it shows. https://www.signaturepensupply.com/products/tempest-in-chrome
  8. Hi Kevin, I have turned pens off and on now for...

    Hi Kevin, I have turned pens off and on now for about 6-7 years and have found most of the best info over on the IAP(International Association of Pen-turners at penturners dot org). They have an...
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    Spindle Dispare

    I have a small four chair Maple dinette set that I am repair/refinishing for a brother-in-law. All repairs(a split seat and some broken spindles) are complete and now I am in the process of...
  10. Update: Another 2x72 Belt Grinder, The Stand

    Finally got my DIY belt grinder mounted on a stand. Kept getting in the way sitting on my Table-saw out-feed. Even managed to get some paint on the bare metal parts. The stand is the original...
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    Hi Carroll, appreciate the comments and hope...

    Hi Carroll, appreciate the comments and hope something in the post helps. Just came online to add an update in another thread on the final version on it's stand.
  12. I'm like Dan Bundy, had and off/on subscription. ...

    I'm like Dan Bundy, had and off/on subscription. Will be checking to see if I have that issue. Have also been considering the all inclusive thumb-drive but just haven't had the cash. Don't do...
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    Doug, that's some good looking work, it's the...

    Doug, that's some good looking work, it's the kind of thing that I like to do as well. Will you be using the compressor only for the scroll saw dust or will it also be a general source of compressed...
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    90 degree threads are less likely to chip and...

    90 degree threads are less likely to chip and break off.
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    60 degree cutters will work but I suggest that...

    60 degree cutters will work but I suggest that you look for a 90 degree. 60 is pretty much the standard in metal but 90 is the most recommended for wood.
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    Doug, thanks for looking, hope you have as much...

    Doug, thanks for looking, hope you have as much fun building yours as I did mine and perhaps there are some ideas here you can use. If you would like to see it running checkout my vids on YouTube,...
  17. Very nice John, quite the diversification. :)

    Very nice John, quite the diversification. :)
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    Addendum

    Had a little vibration from the motor/pulley combo so did a run-out check of the pulley and a little in-place correction.:cool:
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    After the correction I had just barely detectable...
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    Another 2x72 Belt Grinder(Cont.)

    Final Post:

    The Controls:
    Didn't want to use the treadmill controls as the final controls although I did use them or a 12V battery for initial running and tracking checks.
    I found this idea on...
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    Another 2x72 Belt Grinder(Cont.)

    The Work Rest:
    Fabricated from a piece of A2 steel, some 3/4" heavy walled tubing and a Oneway grinding jig base. Will pivot as well as rotate from vertical to horizontal which allows it to stay...
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    Another 2x72 Belt Grinder(Cont.)

    The Tension Arm:
    The tensioning swivel was made from 1x2x.125"wall tubing. The tracking wheel is mounted onto the top of the shorter leg, the cut out notch piece is used as the gas spring mount and...
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    Another 2x72 Belt Grinder(Cont.)

    The Swivel Platen/Contact Wheel:
    Drew the entire machine on cad first:
    Printed parts to be cut out on adhesive backed paper at full size to give me cut markings and hole locations.
    Reinforce the...
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    Another 2x72 Belt Grinder(Cont.)

    Another pic of the motor showing the wiring.
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    Drive Pulley Fab: Made my own 4" drive pulley from 4+inch squares of .8" thick Phenolic sheeting.
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    The results:...
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    Another 2x72 Belt Grinder

    I have lots of pics so if you want to see all of them without interrupting commentary, please hold off on any comments until you see my post labeled "Finale". That said here we go.

    Started...
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    Missed seeing Dave's and Steve posts until Bill's...

    Missed seeing Dave's and Steve posts until Bill's bumped it to the head of the line again.


    Dave, sorry about the late post back. By way of explanation for "pen barrel", many wood workers/turners...
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