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    William I hink in the other thread I mentioned...

    William I hink in the other thread I mentioned that I got a cheap monitor/tv with analog inputs from our Thrift Store. Here in BC they can be found quite easily on Craigslist or Varage. The only...
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    My monitor is an older one and has the RCA plugs...

    My monitor is an older one and has the RCA plugs so I didn't have any issues.
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    I started with a small screen like a back-up...

    I started with a small screen like a back-up camera size but found it too small. I too would recommend the switch to a camera. I found an old monitor at our Thrift shop for a few $$$. If possible...
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    I love it when a video stimulates ideas! This is...

    I love it when a video stimulates ideas! This is one of those.
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    According to my source at UBC this appears to...

    According to my source at UBC this appears to mimic Compartlization of Decay in Trees (CODIT) I posted some photos of similar looking Red Maple.
  6. Thanks again John I am amazed at the depth of...

    Thanks again John I am amazed at the depth of information you possess and the readiness you have to share. I did thy a file test and it seems to be hardened about half the length of the blade (about...
  7. Thanks for the note John. I will for sure heed...

    Thanks for the note John. I will for sure heed your advise re the CBN wheels. Incidentally I did run a file on the sides of this tool and discovered that about half the length is hardened.
  8. Thanks John I will for sure take your advise and...

    Thanks John I will for sure take your advise and after reading this thread I must say I am a little more than just a bit nervous to try it. Glad to have this wonderful group of turners who so readily...
  9. Ok the part about a catch has me quite nervous,...

    Ok the part about a catch has me quite nervous, thanks for sharing I guess only time will tell if I ever decide it's worth adding to my tool favourites.
  10. John I see this is an old thread but you may be...

    John I see this is an old thread but you may be interested in this story. Yesterday at auction I purchased this tool along with a 3/8 carving gouge for the grand total of $11.80 Canadian. I bid at...
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    Thanks John. My issue is more about making what I...

    Thanks John. My issue is more about making what I have last as long as possible. When I heard about the pending ban on incandescent lamps I rushed out and bought a bunch. Now I'm trying to stretch...
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    Has anyone else tried a dimmer switch instead of...

    Has anyone else tried a dimmer switch instead of changing the bulbs? I had no success with life of my light bulbs until I installed a dimmer. I now use a 100 watt bulb. Start out with it on low and...
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    I've had really good luck with turning thin and...

    I've had really good luck with turning thin and right into my kiln and then back to the lathe for sanding and finishing!
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    Nice! Red Maple is now my favourite wood to turn...

    Nice! Red Maple is now my favourite wood to turn and emebeish! I haven't yet tried anything this large though! Are you going to let it dry now?
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    Thanks for the update John. Sure looks as if your...

    Thanks for the update John. Sure looks as if your students had a blast!! I do just about all my hollowing with a dedicated holding system or two but now you have me thinking that maybe I should look...
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    Looks to me like you must have had a group of...

    Looks to me like you must have had a group of great students. John, if no special hollowing tool were used, exactly what did you and your students use to hollow the two parts? Just bowl gouges?
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    I do similarly but start with a forester then...

    I do similarly but start with a forester then change to a Spade bit which is ground round on the end to finish the hole to final depth.
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    Thanks for the information John. So often we hear...

    Thanks for the information John. So often we hear what can and can't be resharpened but often the makes don't realize just how resourceful we turners can be!
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    Thanks Steve I asked the question because most of...

    Thanks Steve I asked the question because most of my metal cutting carbide bits have a little 'river' next to the edge and it would seem to me that if I did as you suggest it would flatten off the...
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    Interesting, I guess I'll have to give it a try...

    Interesting, I guess I'll have to give it a try but not too sure yet if I'll try honing.
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    Russel are you talking about carbide inserts or...

    Russel are you talking about carbide inserts or other steel metal lathe bits? The inserts I see most for metal have a small edge and a sort of 'trough' next to the edge. I think they might be ruined...
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    Steve any chance of a photo and can you please...

    Steve any chance of a photo and can you please clarify exactly what you did with your diamond stone? Did you swipe the top or the cutting edge or ???
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    I'm not certain that there is any if much...

    I'm not certain that there is any if much difference between the quality of carbide sold today by US suppliers and my favourite is AZCarbide. Price point is great and Ron Campbell is a treat to work...
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    I took a totally different approach here are a...

    I took a totally different approach here are a few shots of the type I make I can't seem to find all the photos right now but this type lends it's self also to golf balls and are a pretty good seller...
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    You are welcome.

    You are welcome.
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