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    It doesn't look like anybody has mentioned...

    It doesn't look like anybody has mentioned Juniper. It can be difficult to turn (hard knots) but is quite attractive.
  2. Thread: I Blew It

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    Yep....been there! You snooze, you lose!!!

    Yep....been there! You snooze, you lose!!!
  3. Thread: Elm

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    Nice job Kevin. I would think you'd compliment...

    Nice job Kevin. I would think you'd compliment the fine work yoju have done with a little better wine than "2 Buck Chuck"!!!!
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    I'm using a Vermec Jig. Kinda of an expensive...

    I'm using a Vermec Jig. Kinda of an expensive purchase, but I'm enjoying the ride!!!
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    Nice JKJ!!!

    Nice JKJ!!!
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    Turning wood chunks into Spheres

    How do I get rid of this obsession? The character I am finding in some of the wood chunks I used to discard is incredible.
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    I've been using a point tool I made from drill...

    I've been using a point tool I made from drill steel about 17 years ago and find it quite useful. I've been sharpening by hand using the the Wolverine V-Arm device to set the butt end of the tool...
  8. Thread: Wood ID?

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    It is certainly hard to tell from the photos. ...

    It is certainly hard to tell from the photos. But it doesn't look like any of the 300 bf of KOA that I have. I'll be watching to see what you finally determine it to be.
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    Id say its going to take an easy-out.

    Id say its going to take an easy-out.
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    Im thinking powermatic. I have been extremely...

    Im thinking powermatic. I have been extremely happy with the 3520B that Ive put to the test for the past 15 years with only 1-$15 switch fix. The 3520C is a nice looking machine that I would jump...
  11. Doug - I'll take you up on that offer. I have a...

    Doug - I'll take you up on that offer. I have a couple of young teenage grandsons that are starting to spend time in my shop and just this evening we ran across a project that they could use it on. ...
  12. I cut my own from a plastic milk jug. These have...

    I cut my own from a plastic milk jug. These have worked for me for 20 years!!!
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    Sent you a PM

    Sent you a PM
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    Sent you a PM

    Sent you a PM
  15. I’m still learning a lesson I guess, but I had to...

    I’m still learning a lesson I guess, but I had to purchase a Jet 12x36, then realized I needed a better lathe...bought a Jet 1642-2hp. Then another upgrade took me to a PM 3520B. Now............That...
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    I bought all the fancy sharpening stones and in...

    I bought all the fancy sharpening stones and in the end, rarely use them. I found that purchasing 3 - 12"x12"x1/4" plates of glass and then gluing strips of the various grits of Wet or Dry...
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    Dang! I ordered the Vermec on Friday and it...

    Dang! I ordered the Vermec on Friday and it showed up this morning (Monday). Calling this thing a brick outhouse is an understatement!! My problem now is that I broke my foot and am in a...
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    Thanks for all the feedback folks. I chased the...

    Thanks for all the feedback folks. I chased the options you brought to my attention, watched numerous videos, weighed the plusses and minuses, and looked inside my wallet (opps!!)....then did a...
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    Thanks for all the info and suggestions. This...

    Thanks for all the info and suggestions. This Forum is amazing!!!
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    Thanks Kevin - I just checked out the Clark...

    Thanks Kevin - I just checked out the Clark system and don't see that it has a "fine" depth adjustment, which is important to me. I sure appears to be SOLID however.
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    David - thank you for the excellent review. I...

    David - thank you for the excellent review. I appreciate you taking the time to share this with me.

    Mike
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    Quick Feedback on Vermec Sphere Jig???

    Would a Vermec Sphere Jig be the one I should buy? Research of 4 year old info says it was probably the best one.

    Thanks, Mike
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    Dang, no replies. I'm willing to pay top dollar...

    Dang, no replies. I'm willing to pay top dollar for a good one!!
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    WTB Miller Falls #45 Block Plane

    I gave mine to my SIL and have regretted it ever since! Must be in good condition.
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    449565Ive got a NICE piece of boxwood that is a...

    449565Ive got a NICE piece of boxwood that is a proud 2x 3 x12 that Id be willing to part with.
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