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    Blueberry time in TN!

    Blueberries are starting to ripen here. I've picked a few cups recently but picked 5 cups just this afternoon, mostly from three bushes - many more on the bushes to ripen later.

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    It's...
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    Might ask the local electrical inspector.

    Might ask the local electrical inspector.
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    A quick look on Amazon shows a small 3m (dual...

    A quick look on Amazon shows a small 3m (dual scale) Stanley.
    https://smile.amazon.com/Stanley-6992705-Pocket-Length-12-7mm/dp/B0009VX1ZQ I didnít read the reviews. I have some dual scale...
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    Donít worry, I wonít give my reasons (again). ...

    Donít worry, I wonít give my reasons (again). The fact is he whose circumstance doesnít make many chucks useful certainly doesnít need them.

    I actually have just eighteen Nova chucks in my shop...
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    That well answers the cut question!!!

    That well answers the cut question!!!
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    Opinions vary. I have 20 Teknatool chucks in...

    Opinions vary. I have 20 Teknatool chucks in four "flavors", some bought used, and I'm extremely happy with their quality. I've measured runout, etc. And yes, I've used Vicmark, Oneway, and other...
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    More and more intriguing. I'm curious about...

    More and more intriguing.

    I'm curious about how you made the cut. A fine hand saw, some power tool, magical incantation?
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    Either you got lucky with the Nova screw or...

    Either you got lucky with the Nova screw or something has been improved. I have a dozen or so, most look like this:

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    The surface looks cast rather than machined, for example look at the...
  9. I don't know, never used them before. They are...

    I don't know, never used them before. They are much smaller than the wood trusses. What got me interested was a guy down the hill who had a big equipment shed put up a couple of years ago. Someone...
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    The screw appears to be machined from 3/8" stock....

    The screw appears to be machined from 3/8" stock. (I can't measure the part secured in the chuck without removing it but holding the points of the calipers close 3/8 looks believable, and Hitec says...
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    I know the original Jerry Glaser info and the...

    I know the original Jerry Glaser info and the Hitec both say hardened stainless steel thread, but I used a small triangular file and unlike a hardened tool steel tool, I easily scratched the end of...
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    I couldnít find it on the Mobile style with a...

    I couldnít find it on the Mobile style with a quick look. You may have to go the the Full Site (click at bottom of the screen, but the text might not be readable on the phone.)

    I set mine up for...
  13. Yes, Iíd sit down with the truss manufacturer for...

    Yes, Iíd sit down with the truss manufacturer for recommendations. On my shop I used 4í spacing, 2x4 purlins, a layer of OSB sheathing, and felt underlayment with metal roofing on top. I chose 5v...
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    Itís a rare day that I see an unwanted email in...

    Itís a rare day that I see an unwanted email in Gmail on my computers. Sometimes Iíll notice one on the iPad that goes away after a bit, odd, maybe when Gmail syncs all the devices?

    Another odd...
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    Article on the Wood Database

    Amazon carries the book too.

    Also, this article on the Wood Database web site on mahogany mixups/substitutes is good: https://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/mahogany-mixups-the-lowdown/
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    Sticky: There's a shoe repair store not far from here...

    There's a shoe repair store not far from here that looks like that inside (except for the cigarette). I took a pair of otherwise good boots with the sole coming loose on one and they fixed it for...
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    Haven't seen that and don't know the answer....

    Haven't seen that and don't know the answer. Plenty of memory in the machines? Might hit ctrl-shift-esc (Win10) to open the Task Manager and look at the memory Firefox is using on the Performance...
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    Good point. I haven't run into that for a long...

    Good point. I haven't run into that for a long time, more useful perhaps with green, large, unbalanced, odd shapes. These days I rarely rough out a bowl, almost always turn dry wood and from...
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    Honduran Mahogany

    Eric,

    My good friend Pete Kekel still has Honduran Mahogony. If interested you can look up his web site: Big Monk Lumber or just give him a call at 859-653-3520 and see what he has in stock. He...
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    You appear to be blessed with more patience AND...

    You appear to be blessed with more patience AND creativity than the typical human! Iím looking forward to seeing the next installment.

    JKJ
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    I donít remember of it was mentioned here but one...

    I donít remember of it was mentioned here but one nice advantage I like with using a good screw chuck instead of a scroll chuck is if you remove the work from the screw chuck and remount it later it...
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    Sticky: Iím a hardcore Photoshop user, used it for...

    Iím a hardcore Photoshop user, used it for decades in my work. These days I canít justify the subscription fee for the latest versions so I bought Photoshop Elements, inexpensive, has most of the...
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    That screw does look very odd, like someone...

    That screw does look very odd, like someone machined it without much thought, testing, or even skill.

    FWIW, I looked at the screws on both the original Glaser screw chuck and the newer, HiTech...
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    That's good advice! I'm 72 now and I'd hate to...

    That's good advice! I'm 72 now and I'd hate to even think about building another shop.

    I tried to plan to avoid moving things. It was mostly successful. I had bought the major tools before I...
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    Iíve had various connection issues and response...

    Iíve had various connection issues and response delays recently.
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