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    #2MT, Crown Spur Drive Center

    I find only 5/8" on Amazon and in the UK I see several for sale and in USA there is Sorby version for $65 and a bunch of 5/8" dia spur drives for ~ $23-25. I'm thinking of buy a 5/8" and turn it down...
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    Or for space & simplicity's sake just buy a...

    Or for space & simplicity's sake just buy a straightedge/clamp to cut with a "regular" hand held saw, I always have a table saw to use but do that sometimes working alone it makes now and then cuts...
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    I have owned that same saw for nearly 50 years...

    I have owned that same saw for nearly 50 years and on my 3rd motor. I buy them, most all, on ebay and higher HP is not an issue other than it may drive up the price. I look at the type of motor, rpm,...
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    W/O having seen it in person yet, I agree. The...

    W/O having seen it in person yet, I agree. The seller is a solo welding shop owner who is quitting wood working due to health issues at age 62. Interestingly, for me he's around the age of my first...
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    I have finalized the deal for the Model 66 saw I...

    I have finalized the deal for the Model 66 saw I mentioned early on. I'm driving Monday 12/9 to pick it up. It's a one owner saw and exceptional condition. Has 2hp/220v Baldor motor setup with a VG...
  6. I found a great aluminum T-slot source online. ...

    I found a great aluminum T-slot source online.
    www.alufab.com is a Cinn., OH supplier who sells small pieces by the inch with reasonable shipping. Ends up cheaper than buying a whatever pre-cut...
  7. FWIW, that IS! the sellers ebay name, (as I...

    FWIW, that IS! the sellers ebay name, (as I stated above) not a website address. As to the lower wheel arrangement- I'm not buying their steady rest, but I am (sort of) doing the same idea, thus my...
  8. I found a steady rest design that will utilize...

    I found a steady rest design that will utilize the wheels I already have and keep it's width withing the lathe bed rail width and not interfere with my 4' tool rest made from angle iron. It also has...
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    Easy peasy, using a plug cutter, even the Chinese...

    Easy peasy, using a plug cutter, even the Chinese cheapie versions work OK, take a maple scrap and cut for whatever size holes you'll be filling. If you were at my location I'd make them for you from...
  10. Sprunger lathe. They were once an Indiana mfg of...

    Sprunger lathe. They were once an Indiana mfg of wood working machinery-good stuff. Lathe has 16 swing at headstock but 8" from centers to bed top. The PSI version will, in fact, fit my lathe, no...
  11. Woodmizer sells a kiln. I've seen many many plans...

    Woodmizer sells a kiln. I've seen many many plans over the years. Not all might meet your "attractiveness" requirement though.
    A FT chairmaker I once knew had the simplest one I've seen. He was a...
  12. Wood Lathe Steady Rest designs, etc.?

    I built a steady rest in the fairly common design using a 3/4" plywood circle with 3 tabs holding skateboard wheels at the end. It works fine but it requires me to remove my 4' long steady rest used...
  13. In the 7th grade we were tasked with creating an...

    In the 7th grade we were tasked with creating an artists monogram to use on our future art works. The teacher was one of those special ones who stays with me in spirit! He turned me onto arts and...
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    I like making stuff to suit my needs but on this...

    I like making stuff to suit my needs but on this one I prefer a steel industrial cabinet for storage that's relatively dust free. Search ebay and CL to see what out there.
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    Don't build one until you've turned some stuff as...

    Don't build one until you've turned some stuff as only then will you have a feel for where your feet end up in progress. Also consider a foot comfort pad as it is a standing job. I have several pads...
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    Ebay has many decent lathes cheaper than building...

    Ebay has many decent lathes cheaper than building one. I also saw a wood lathe bed extension for sale new on ebay. Obviously Chinese but ships from CA for ~ $85. I fabricated my bed extension years...
  17. In todays world rustic has taken on a different...

    In todays world rustic has taken on a different twist than my personal notion. I don't call basic home made cabinet work rustic unless it's willow style or twig furniture. I make Appalachian style...
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    This concept also depends on the end use and...

    This concept also depends on the end use and finishing of the work piece? If it didn't matter you could use a hard paste wax. I'm currently building a large rocking chair from osage orange wood which...
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    I'll come at this from my own perspective- Why do...

    I'll come at this from my own perspective- Why do this unless "a motor", has "a bad bearing"? :confused:
    Every motor I've stopped using and replaced was not a bearing issue at all! It was electrical...
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    Long ago when my 3 sons were small I designed a...

    Long ago when my 3 sons were small I designed a rocking horse and built it from framing SPF even though I had then and more so now, lots of hardwood around. Kids like to move toys about and a less...
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    These thoughts are where my head is now. Like I...

    These thoughts are where my head is now. Like I said I've used these saws daily basis and also the person who maintained them. machinery was once my trade as a mill wright mechanic, 8,000 hr...
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    Powermatic Model 66 Thoughts...

    I'm considering a Powermatic Model 66, exceptionally clean/looks nearly new in fact, non-commercial use saw, less than 50 hours by original owner, has nice Bessemer fence, 2hp single phase Baldor...
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    Artistically or in the vein of keeping the...

    Artistically or in the vein of keeping the plug/grain appearance "natural", I dislike the circular plug considerably! I'd do a plug from solid wood but shape it custom to fit the grain pattern of the...
  24. First off, I am 76yrs old, served an 8,000 hr...

    First off, I am 76yrs old, served an 8,000 hr apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic/millwright and worked in mechanic pre wrenching jobs for yrs, so I know my way around machines. I've also been a...
  25. Slow reply!!! The blue 7 gallon jug fits the WM...

    Slow reply!!! The blue 7 gallon jug fits the WM try OK but it is larger and sits a bit canted which isn't really a problem at all as the outlet remains low enough to use the contents and the bungees...
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