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    Plates and/or platters. You could cut them into 2...

    Plates and/or platters. You could cut them into 2 by 2 by 6 inch pieces and get smaller plates/shallow bowls.

    robo hippy
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    I was looking at the black on the tailstock end...

    I was looking at the black on the tailstock end and thinking 'that doesn't look good', and then it blew up. I pretty much avoid anything that doesn't look sound...

    robo hippy
  3. Thread: Jammed Chuck

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    I don't know if it would help or not, but there...

    I don't know if it would help or not, but there are 2 very good videos on You Tube by Ian 'Robbo' Robertson from Australia. In one he takes apart a Vicmarc chuck, and in the other, he takes apart a...
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    I guess it would depend on what type of volume of...

    I guess it would depend on what type of volume of bowls you are talking about. Dale Larson, who does a lot of madrone bowls used to use a galvanized horse trough with a couple of propane burners...
  5. I have demonstrated at least once with Ralph's...

    I have demonstrated at least once with Ralph's group. Like just about all the turning groups I have met, a good bunch of people. Most difficult thing about starting a new club is finding people who...
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    I can't remember..... I do have the Lone Ranger...

    I can't remember..... I do have the Lone Ranger set up, and I think I got it from Penn State. I don't think Oneida had one when I got my 3 hp unit, maybe 17 years ago. I do have 2 of the remotes. The...
  7. I haven't heard of this method, at least not that...

    I haven't heard of this method, at least not that I can remember... I have heard of soaking cracked bowls in a mix of half water and half wood glue to cure cracks. The idea is that water/glue...
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    Depending on what is underneath your wood floor,...

    Depending on what is underneath your wood floor, you may be able to put in a pad or preformed pier pads, as close as you can, to be directly under the feet of your lathe, and add more vertical posts...
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    Your wood barn floor is likely a contributor to...

    Your wood barn floor is likely a contributor to the issues you are having. Only way to know for sure would be to move it to a concrete pad.

    robo hippy
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    If you have a sliding headstock, both it and the...

    If you have a sliding headstock, both it and the tailstock need to have the bottoms cleaned off once in a while. Loose screws on your chuck jaws can be a problem too, and some times they just seem to...
  11. John, I use a lot of Doug's and D Way tools, so...

    John, I use a lot of Doug's and D Way tools, so most of my NRS's are the higher grade metals. Same with both of them. Not sure if I use any M2 or not. It takes less pressure on the skew chisel types...
  12. I need to get to making a video about the NRS......

    I need to get to making a video about the NRS... Not sure if you have seen the one I did called 'Scary Scrapers'. As for the NRS, there seem to be two types. One is the skew chisel, generally about...
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    I haven't bought a new table saw blade in years....

    I haven't bought a new table saw blade in years. I used one of the Freud combo blades with a raker tooth for most of my cutting. Having a good saw sharpening service is critical. Found a guy locally...
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    With flat work, the surface I start with is...

    With flat work, the surface I start with is generally a bit smoother than what my bowls are. Most of the time I can take a card scraper to the wood, then use a ROS with finer grits, in the 220 or so...
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    I would thing the standard electric angle drill...

    I would thing the standard electric angle drill would do fine. A variety of pads to use to fit just about any shape.

    robo hippy
  16. For me, I don't want to tinker with my tools, I...

    For me, I don't want to tinker with my tools, I just want to put them to work. Once you use the variable speed lathes, you will never go back. I think most of the more modern lathes have better...
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    You can turn a tenon/spigot on the glue block, or...

    You can turn a tenon/spigot on the glue block, or screw in a face plate. the tenon, no more than 1/4 inch high might be the better option, because if you are parting off the bowl blank, then you...
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    Well, if you have a long thin parting tool, mount...

    Well, if you have a long thin parting tool, mount them between centers and part it down the middle. Personally I wouldn't bother making them thinner, not worth the effort.

    robo hippy
  19. Thread: Walnut oil

    by Reed Gray
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    Both culinary and bowl finish walnut oils are...

    Both culinary and bowl finish walnut oils are 'heat treated' to break down the proteins that can cause food allergies. They use different methods, and you get different results. Some food grade...
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    Hmm, my AB is 10 or so years old, with the 3...

    Hmm, my AB is 10 or so years old, with the 3 speed ranges in the headstock. Also, the lock down on the headstock was a wrench rather than the lever operated one that is now standard. No problems at...
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    I have 6 or so Vicmarc chucks, and never had any...

    I have 6 or so Vicmarc chucks, and never had any problems getting them on my AB or Liberty. Even have one of the old Vics that opens and closes in the 'other' direction. Also have one that is 6...
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    I saw Stuart Batty recently, and he commented...

    I saw Stuart Batty recently, and he commented that for a production turner, CBN wheels are good for about 5 years, which I can agree with. CBN will take down carbide, but the carbide is harder than...
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    Well, Brent has a wide variety of post lengths....

    Well, Brent has a wide variety of post lengths. Not sure if he has a special one for the Grizzly or not. Ask him...

    robo hippy
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    There is an Alan Batty video up on You Tube. One...

    There is an Alan Batty video up on You Tube. One of the best ever. Look it up.

    robo hippy
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    If your bevel angle is 70 degrees, you want your...

    If your bevel angle is 70 degrees, you want your burnishing rod to be at about 75 degrees. If you have it at 90, it tends to curl over like a breaking wave. It doesn't take huge amounts of pressure,...
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