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    Not an expert here but I think it would be wise...

    Not an expert here but I think it would be wise to do whatever it takes to acquire this piece of property attached to something you already own before someone else does and does something you don't...
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    Get an inexpensive gouge like Hamlet, Crown,...

    Get an inexpensive gouge like Hamlet, Crown, Sorby, Packard, Apprentice, even Benjamin's Best and grind it to suit your needs. That's what probably most of us have done. Sure, Thompsons are the best,...
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    Both brands are excellent tools. Get what you can.

    Both brands are excellent tools. Get what you can.
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    We only got about 8" in NY capital region. But I...

    We only got about 8" in NY capital region. But I got to XC ski on the trails I have been working on the past few weeks. I have to say I do nice work.:D;)
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    Using carbide tools may be part of the problem...

    Using carbide tools may be part of the problem here. The cutters (scrapers) may be taking too big of a bite to be efficient. Many hollowing tools use a much smaller cutting tip like the Ellsworth...
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    Perry, glad to hear you are so pleased with your...

    Perry, glad to hear you are so pleased with your recent dealings. Around here there seems to be lots of available vehicles on the lots as I drive around. Maybe not as many as before but plenty to...
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    Kind of sad commentary on our world that quiet,...

    Kind of sad commentary on our world that quiet, patient and friendly seemed unusual. Hopefully that experience becomes much more common.

    Happy New Year!!!
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    Oneway 4 Jaw Scroll Chuck

    For sale is a used Oneway 4 jaw scroll chuck with the small spigot jaws. This is the style that uses 2 "tommy" bars to open and close the jaws. It has a few miles on it but works well. I just took it...
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    Great Tip Jim! I was taught to chalk my files...

    Great Tip Jim!
    I was taught to chalk my files before using them on soft metals. Rub a stick of blackboard chalk along the file. The chalk fills the gullets so they don't get clogged. You probably...
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    I have one that I thought I would use but don't....

    I have one that I thought I would use but don't. Shoot me a PM and we can exchange emails so I can send photos. It's not 100% perfect but darned close.
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    Lots of good advice so far. You have a nice...

    Lots of good advice so far. You have a nice looking burl on the bottom right log too. That should be fun. Enjoy your windfall-literally.
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    One of the good ones for sure. Very sad loss. I...

    One of the good ones for sure. Very sad loss. I had the privilege to meet him several times and take a workshop form him a bunch of years ago. Got to go to the last 5 Barns too. Got to test drive his...
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    PM sent, Thanks.
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    End Mill Hollower

    I have used a round 2-flute end mill for hollowing. No need to reshape, just use as is. Glad to hear it works for you.
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    OK, upon further review I could be wrong. Don't...

    OK, upon further review I could be wrong. Don't tell my wife I said that! One of the many, many Acacias is another possibility. I have been working with Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) lately and...
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    Elm-nearly positive. Did it smell like a dairy...

    Elm-nearly positive. Did it smell like a dairy barn in winter?
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    Hey I remember that name! Good to have you back...

    Hey I remember that name! Good to have you back and glad you are feeling better. I hang out but don't post much. Beautiful table. But if I remember correctly, that is normal for you.
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    Thank you all for the considered answers. It all...

    Thank you all for the considered answers. It all makes more sense now.
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    Saw Handle Grain Orientation

    I have been working on rehabbing some handsaws recently and a question that has been on my mind has resurfaced. Why are most, if not all. saw handles made from quarter sawn boards ? While it looks...
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    Beyond impressive! Absolutely stunning.

    Beyond impressive! Absolutely stunning.
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    My recommendation is to stick with North American...

    My recommendation is to stick with North American domestic hardwoods with fine grain structure such as have been mentioned already. Cherry, Birch, any of the Maples, Beech, Hornbeam, etc. These are...
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    -and, 18.[SIZE=3]6 [SIZE=2]mph? Who came up with...

    -and, 18.[SIZE=3]6 [SIZE=2]mph? Who came up with that number?

    That's 30 Kph.
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    My Prius Prime plug-in makes a small noise up to...

    My Prius Prime plug-in makes a small noise up to about 15 mph to let people know you are moving. I made the dealer silence the back-up beeper which only sounds inside the car. Made me nuts, and...
  24. Other than woodworking, I enjoy hiking,...

    Other than woodworking, I enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, XC skiing (was out today and yesterday), canoeing, kayaking-both calm and whitewater (mostly whitewater) and trying to get back into bicycling.
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    Beautiful piece of machinery there. I don't need...

    Beautiful piece of machinery there. I don't need it but certainly appreciate it. Were they landing airplanes on it ? ;-)
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