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    I quit using spur centers and stick to steb...

    I quit using spur centers and stick to steb centers, mostly since they have spring-loaded points. I have 1/2" and 7/8" drive and 1/2" live steb centers. I turn a lot of small spindles but not...
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    No leaks anywhere. In fact I have this one, two...

    No leaks anywhere. In fact I have this one, two pneumatic guns, and maybe a half-dozen manual grease guns and I can't remember any of them leaking. Do you mean leaking just when sitting unused? ...
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    I love Milwaukee tools too. My latest is an 18v...

    I love Milwaukee tools too. My latest is an 18v grease gun. With three things that need greased every few hours of use and three with a periodic need (not counting road vehicles) it makes the job...
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    I've never seen or used that sphere jig (I have...

    I've never seen or used that sphere jig (I have the Vermec) I'm having trouble imagining how the post height would affect the maximum diameter of any sphere jig. Don't you need to have the...
  5. Thread: Blowout

    by John K Jordan
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    I don't turn cracked anything any more. I don't...

    I don't turn cracked anything any more. I don't want the risk, I don't want to do the repair, and I don't like the look of cracks, filled or not. To paraphrase a quote often attributed to the...
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    I'm aware of the 'possum horse problem. Any...

    I'm aware of the 'possum horse problem. Any that hang around the barn or poultry houses get to visit the live traps. I once caught 6 possums in the barn in 7 evenings. The turkey vultures here...
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    Twice I've caught black snakes in the nest boxes...

    Twice I've caught black snakes in the nest boxes in the chicken house. One had an egg halfway in it's mouth - I pulled out the egg but missed the opportunity for a great picture. The other had...
  8. I use Watco "danish" oil a lot. I typically...

    I use Watco "danish" oil a lot. I typically apply 6 to 10 coats over period of a few weeks. I let the initial coat dry for two days, then each additional coat one day (apply, wipe off after 20...
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    I watched a hawk dive for a pet rabbit once. I...

    I watched a hawk dive for a pet rabbit once. I had an aging pair and when one died I let the other out in the llama pasture on occasion when I was at the barn. The hawk came from a tall tree with...
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    I took this picture when an aspiring veterinary...

    I took this picture when an aspiring veterinary pathologist came to the farm for a peacock dissection.

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    There are apparently several specialties - she is interested primarily in forensic...
  11. fiber undergrond

    I think the OP, Robert, wanted to replace his existing ethernet cable due to water in the conduit. I see the fiber you referenced is not recommended for underground use in conduit or for direct...
  12. An electrician told me the same thing - they...

    An electrician told me the same thing - they usually find water in buried PVC conduit.

    When I ran underground power to my shop (250') I also ran a smaller conduit and pulled two ethernet cables, ...
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    Still hope!

    The chicken is still alive and seems in better spirits today, more vocal and active!

    She was trying to open her damaged eye, a good sign. The skin I glued together is is still in place. ...
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    Hawk and chicken

    One of my favorite chickens was attacked by a red-tailed hawk today. I heard the commotion and ran up the hill and chased the hawk away.

    At first examination it looked like one eye was missing...
  15. This might sound crazy but I have cut curved...

    This might sound crazy but I have cut curved shapes from window glass by cutting underwater. I used ordinary but heavy duty scissors and submerged the glass and scissors in a large sink in our R&D...
  16. Northern Tool sells a cheap meat bandsaw, or used...

    Northern Tool sells a cheap meat bandsaw, or used to. I bought one once for a friend.

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    I don't think the wood type matters much as the...

    I don't think the wood type matters much as the design and the appropriate size.

    I made this when my oldest son was a baby. He's almost 50 now. It's been through three sons, two grandsons, and...
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    single point diamond dressing tool

    Could be. But it's not the same shape as the picture I found of the Tru N Dress. Perhaps an different It has a different angled guide on each side to fit various sized tool platforms. I took...
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    II haven't tried the Wood Owl bits but if they...

    II haven't tried the Wood Owl bits but if they are anything like the Irwin Speedbore bits (https://www.irwin.com/tools/drill-bits/speedbor-max-speed-bits-4-short-length-bits) be advised that those...
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    Wow, you are really makin' the chips! The...

    Wow, you are really makin' the chips! The samples look great. I like the straight line frames around each practice board - they are difficult to cut!

    I've rotated the photo:

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    Was the...
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    You are correct, of course. Perhaps I slipped...

    You are correct, of course. Perhaps I slipped into Latin where lignum means wood.

    Or thinking of softening up the town of Lignum a bit, where somebody probably turns bowls....
  22. Fred, Oh no, I meant to mention the dry wood...

    Fred,

    Oh no, I meant to mention the dry wood problem in that other thread but looking back I see I must have forgotten. I learned about the moisture from somewhere right off the bat so when I...
  23. PEX underground?

    Might check further on advisability of using PEX underground. I put in 900' of water line some years ago, most of it paid for by the government as part of a soil conservation and livestock program. ...
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    I drill deep holes on the lathe with a Forstner...

    I drill deep holes on the lathe with a Forstner rather than a brad point. From the first touch of the bit I direct a strong stream of compressed air at the back of the bit and down the hole as it...
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    I don't understand the logic of microwaving a...

    I don't understand the logic of microwaving a large chunk of stable wood like osage.

    I have experimented with using a microwave oven to dry small pieces of wood such as cherry and it took many...
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