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  1. As I understand it, Michael, the boiling is to...

    As I understand it, Michael, the boiling is to help relieve stresses in the green wood rough bowl to help prevent crack formation during drying, and it may also help accelerate the drying process. I...
  2. Yes, it may be current that kills, not the...

    Yes, it may be current that kills, not the voltage per se.... But for a given resistance, the current will be proportional to voltage..... (Ohm's law)

    So I would say that higher voltages have the...
  3. I currently have a Delta 46-700, that I got...

    I currently have a Delta 46-700, that I got second-hand ~15-20 years ago. At 12x36 it is similar to the Rockwell Homecraft lathe that my dad has, on which I first learned to turn ~40+ years ago. As...
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    Was this a green/wet blank? I've had a...

    Was this a green/wet blank? I've had a turned-green bowl crack something like that. I think the rim can dry out before and faster than the bottom of the bowl, and thus develop cracks like that from...
  5. Move the bandsaw outside (if it is below...

    Move the bandsaw outside (if it is below freezing) the night before (so the saw can equilibrate), and clean the ice chips off before they melt.

    Then WD-40..... (Water Displacement formula, 40th...
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    What is it about the propane burner that has you...

    What is it about the propane burner that has you looking for alternatives?
  7. The Pexto is a rivet setting tool.

    The Pexto is a rivet setting tool.
  8. I never go to the main page (or least never spend...

    I never go to the main page (or least never spend any time there), so I have never seen the hottest threads panel -- I just go directly to "what's new?" or "New Posts" and then maybe to "Forum"....
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    I think that "Alpine Butterfly" is probably the...

    I think that "Alpine Butterfly" is probably the way my Dad ties his Trucker's Hitch. I always just saw him do some twists and a tuck, all too quickly for me to see exactly what he was doing, and I...
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    Is this a Trucker's Hitch?

    Is this a Trucker's Hitch?
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    Hey, if you can't tie a proper knot, tie a lot!...

    Hey, if you can't tie a proper knot, tie a lot!

    (racer, and cruiser too, here)
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    Bob's suggestion of fabric softener is good one....

    Bob's suggestion of fabric softener is good one. If you don't want to wash the whole coil of rope in your washing machine, you could manually wash just the knot section in a bucket of warm water...
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    A marlinspike or fid (really any smooth tapered...

    A marlinspike or fid (really any smooth tapered shaft, like even a scratch awl) will help you work/lever the knot open. I would probably start with the top turn in the first picture, trying to work...
  14. Take a close up picture of the specification...

    Take a close up picture of the specification plate on the motor (I can just see it, but not read it, in your last picture) -- posting that might answer any questions about the electrical...
  15. While a half-speed grinder is nice, I think your...

    While a half-speed grinder is nice, I think your choice of wheels and tool rests/jigs is more important. I would probably start with one of the grinders that you have now, but get at least one CBN...
  16. Obviously you should upgrade all three tools,...

    Obviously you should upgrade all three tools, jointer, bandsaw, and jigsaw -- but your question is which one to upgrade first....

    It may be that the issues you are having with your current bandsaw...
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    Larry, I used a dresser drawer lined with a tarp...

    Larry, I used a dresser drawer lined with a tarp to soak a 28 saw blade in EvapoRust....
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    For any part that can't be immersed, EvapoRust...

    For any part that can't be immersed, EvapoRust recommends saturating paper towels with their solution and placing them on the surface and letting sit for awhile (I am paraphrasing the directions,...
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    Are the headstock and tailstock properly aligned?...

    Are the headstock and tailstock properly aligned?

    Is the piece mounted squarely? I assume it is held in a chuck?

    How fast is your lathe turning?

    And what Brice said -- maybe the bits are...
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    Depending on how closely you put the saws to each...

    Depending on how closely you put the saws to each other (back to back), then each saw could serve as the outfeed table for the other...
  21. Oooh, I wasn't thinking about the possibility of...

    Oooh, I wasn't thinking about the possibility of damage to the bearings trying to knock the drive-center out, which I suppose is a possibility, but rather of damage to the taper/socket. I guess there...
  22. Yeah, I was going to say it sounds like you are...

    Yeah, I was going to say it sounds like you are not hitting the knock-out bar hard enough. Unless it is completely galled (self-welded the taper to the socket), it WILL come free -- I mean it is a...
  23. Rip it down to on a tablesaw? (on edge -- need a...

    Rip it down to on a tablesaw? (on edge -- need a good pushstick and featherboard set up)
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    We sometimes work with a variety of materials in...

    We sometimes work with a variety of materials in our shop other than solid wood, including pressure treated wood and plastics like Azek, so our sawdust waste is often not suitable for burning (or...
  25. I like it!

    I like it!
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