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  1. In this part of the country hardwoods are often...

    In this part of the country hardwoods are often turned green for bowls, hollow forms, etc. Green, as hold up a large blank and water drips out onto the floor. I personally seldom turn green so I...
  2. I really like that idea. Assuming the glue...

    I really like that idea. Assuming the glue block is the typical side grain (face orientation) and the vessel is end grain (spindle orientation) this would give plenty of side grain glue surface. ...
  3. I'd probably go with a mono truss on either side...

    I'd probably go with a mono truss on either side with a horizontal tie near the top, web members bolted to rafters and bottom chord. This would leave a bit of vertical space to feed boards from the...
  4. You might be able to add reinforcement to create...

    You might be able to add reinforcement to create trusses from the rafters and joists and design them to give some storage space in the center. I can’t do the math but a structural engineer could. A...
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    Since not everyone is familiar with that lathe it...

    Since not everyone is familiar with that lathe it might help if you described the biggest Cole jaw set you would be interested in. (What’s the swing and how far does the gap extend past the face of...
  6. The late Lissi Oland, who sometimes turned bowls...

    The late Lissi Oland, who sometimes turned bowls big enough to curl up in and take a nap, told me she used large sheet metal screws, one in each hole of the huge faceplate. I forgot the gauge and...
  7. Thread: FedEx

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    Did you read about the FedEx driver who dumped...

    Did you read about the FedEx driver who dumped 100's of packages in a ravine? Might explain some missed deliveries.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/02/us/fedex-packages-dumped.html
  8. What type and gauge of screws do you use?

    What type and gauge of screws do you use?
  9. Don't forget your local art teachers!

    Those pieces I can't use I put into big plastic tubs. I occasionally offer them to the art teachers at local schools. I offer to cut them into other sizes if they want.

    They love them - it gives...
  10. Faceplate screws might be iffy in end grain. ...

    Faceplate screws might be iffy in end grain. Side grain glue block glued to wet end grain can also be a problem, depending. Perhaps some glues are better than others for this.

    However, it looks...
  11. Bill, What chuck and jaws are you using? ...

    Bill,

    What chuck and jaws are you using? Some will grip much better than others.

    For hefty pieces I like to use the Powergrip jaws on a Nova Titan chuck. This jaw set is significantly deeper...
  12. If the current space is conditioned, an outdoor...

    If the current space is conditioned, an outdoor shed might cause problems with seasonal humidity changes, depending on the location.
    I decided to heat and cool my shop and wood storage to control...
  13. I like to use wire shelf units, 4' wide, 18"...

    I like to use wire shelf units, 4' wide, 18" deep. I store shorter pieces on the lower shelves and longer, up to 28" or so, on the top shelf where I can walk under what overhangs. (I write the...
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    Yes, that’s why I asked for specifics. Good info,...

    Yes, that’s why I asked for specifics. Good info, thanks.

    I’ve used a lot of epoxy, various types depending on the application, but not much for wood-to-wood bonds.
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    Dave and Stan, What brand/type of epoxy? I...

    Dave and Stan,

    What brand/type of epoxy?

    I read several threads where people who used Titebond had boards come apart with user abuse and a few other problems. Several recommended polyu or...
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    The setup is easy. - Acquire a small,...

    The setup is easy.

    - Acquire a small, lightweight video camera. One with a lens that is not too wide and a lens with a focusing adjustment is helpful. The output should be a type that can be...
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    Another cutting board glue question

    It's been over 40 years since I made a cutting board. My woodworking activity is primarily woodturning.

    A friend wants a cutting board and chose Bubinga and Pau Marafim wood, glued up from...
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    My cats ignore screens or anything on them. ...

    My cats ignore screens or anything on them.

    However, I knew a canada goose that did. A friend in Colorado had a canada goose walk into the open door of his house one day. The goose stayed...
  19. I've had good success by starting the holes in...

    I've had good success by starting the holes in wood with either a center bit or a starter bit, both used in machining. This assumes using a drill press to constrain the bits and clamp the work, of...
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    Interesting, I haven’t noticed that with mine. ...

    Interesting, I haven’t noticed that with mine. Maybe they are not all created equal, or perhaps I use lighter passes.
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    I am extremely blessed with never getting bored!...

    I am extremely blessed with never getting bored!

    The girl who trains my horses must have thought I was bored so a few days ago she brought me a wild kitten for a barn cat. That kitten is the...
  22. Same here - I've done that often. I have several...

    Same here - I've done that often. I have several Kindles but love printed books. It's hard to put a sticky note on a page in an e-book, hard to make notes in the margins, really hard to loan or...
  23. Oh Boy, another book ordered! Thanks! JKJ

    Oh Boy, another book ordered! Thanks!

    JKJ
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    All mine are precut to fit my 22-44, various...

    All mine are precut to fit my 22-44, various grits, packaged with "Jet" on the box. I bought some from a SMC member and some others through Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006IHIVA...
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    Glad it's working again! (fingers crossed, knock...

    Glad it's working again! (fingers crossed, knock on Bubinga) If it gets loopy again and if you suspect the switch, and it is a mechanical magnetic switch (a lot of "if"s!) I might try rapping on...
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