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    John has given good advice. I might add that Deft...

    John has given good advice. I might add that Deft High-gloss has more solids than regular semi-gloss and they can cause problems. You can get just as glossy an appearance with semi-gloss by wet...
  2. I have an X-acto that has a plastic body (which...

    I have an X-acto that has a plastic body (which promptly split). Replacing the plastic tube with a copper tube looksd to be very easy. Its called the X-acto Gripster.
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    Yep that pump should work fine. If it throws...

    Yep that pump should work fine. If it throws oil, that needs to be considered as the oil mist will affect the wood.
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    There is a third grind, where the side are...

    There is a third grind, where the side are slightly curved outward (reverse of hollow grind). Several top knotch skew users recommend this grind. I personally use a Lacer grind on my larger skews and...
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    I hav ethe same one, and my only gripe is the...

    I hav ethe same one, and my only gripe is the quality of the chain, but thats easily replaced. I have a small stihl gas powered saw, but my defibrillator manufacturer says to stay away from small...
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    Good project. I may have to make some for my...

    Good project. I may have to make some for my needlepoint working sister-in-law.
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    I have only made a few with threaded lids and...

    I have only made a few with threaded lids and used PVC as ABS fittings are not available locally (not allowed by code I was told). As mentioned above, use only about 2 threads worth of material. As...
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    Ggreat starter project include pens (of course),...

    Ggreat starter project include pens (of course), bottle stoppers, small boxes. Ornaments can range from easy (snowman) to very complex (long narrow pendants). Goblets are a good transition from...
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    The rule was speed should be between 6000 and...

    The rule was speed should be between 6000 and 9000 divided by the diameter in inches. So a 10" bowl should be turned between 600 and 900RPM, while a 12" bowl is 500 to 750RPM and an 8" bowl is...
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    Dave advertises a parabolic flute. I have several...

    Dave advertises a parabolic flute. I have several with parabolic flutes. The Carter & Sons that I have seen all had staight sided V flutes. I checked them with a straight edge that was small enough...
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    The last time I saw Lyle (almost 2 yrs ago) he...

    The last time I saw Lyle (almost 2 yrs ago) he had Doug's gouges, but they were straight sided. D-way has a true parabolic and a better finish to his tools, IMHO. In usage I find little difference in...
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    The pigmentation used to mix paint can be used...

    The pigmentation used to mix paint can be used with just about any finish. I've used the red mixed with pre-cat lacquer to make a rice bowl - solid red inside, translucient red stain outside over a...
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    If Asian, they probably are painted with Lacquer....

    If Asian, they probably are painted with Lacquer. It has been in use for thousands of years for dishes and utensils. Black and red are both common.
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    I would agree with the idea to angle the lathe a...

    I would agree with the idea to angle the lathe a bit. When I was first starting I had a piece come off the lathe when the tenon broke out hte too thin bottom. The piece did bounce off the back wall,...
  15. Looks like all but one on the right are lathe...

    Looks like all but one on the right are lathe tools. The one with the bevel up is a carving tool, IMHO. The end two are European (sometimes called German) spindle gouges. Great for long sweeping...
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    Looks good, Bring it and come to the club meeting...

    Looks good, Bring it and come to the club meeting tonight!
  17. I took a one day hands on with David Ellsworth...

    I took a one day hands on with David Ellsworth when he did an all day club demo followed by hands-on session the next day. At the time he did not use CBN wheels and demonstrated sharpening these on a...
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    Not filtered and thus could set off nut...

    Not filtered and thus could set off nut allergies. Not recommended. If you want grocery store oil, try olive oil. It does not cure, but takes years to go rancid, and for kitchen bowls that get...
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    Another vote for Doctorswoodshop. Very finely...

    Another vote for Doctorswoodshop. Very finely filtered so no nut proteins to cause allergy issues. Worth a visit to his site to see his videos.
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    Very Nice George. Hope to see you at Lake Yale!

    Very Nice George. Hope to see you at Lake Yale!
  21. Thread: honing

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    One thing the discussion makes me wonder about -...

    One thing the discussion makes me wonder about - is there a confusion between what is a burr and what is a wire edge? Grinders will often create a wire edge which breaks off quickly or rolls the...
  22. I turn thin goblets, so carving would be out for...

    I turn thin goblets, so carving would be out for me. I use wood burning and give goblets as wedding gifts to family. These are miniatures:
    373558 and this is one of my goblets:
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  23. Thread: Help!

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    Roy, you are seeing the tops of the "negative...

    Roy, you are seeing the tops of the "negative rake". Think of a skew layed on its side but with the bottom at a steeper angle so that the included angle is about 80 degrees. The negative rake...
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    If you are using matrix wheels instead of CBN,...

    If you are using matrix wheels instead of CBN, his trueing system works great. I thought I was good at cleaning the wheel and gretting a flat surface until I bought one. Just be aware that you will...
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    I have the Jet 1642 and a Jaeison style hollower...

    I have the Jet 1642 and a Jaeison style hollower and use one of JTToolworks' "Down and Out" swing away units. Works great and saves the back.
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