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    Are you using a sphere turning jig to make those?

    Are you using a sphere turning jig to make those?
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    Iíd still seal the end grains on those bowls...

    Iíd still seal the end grains on those bowls until they are dry and you final turn them. Good luck. I canít get Apple to stop splitting on me.
  3. Thread: Elm

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    I think elm is a much under appreciated wood for...

    I think elm is a much under appreciated wood for turning. I helped a guy cut up an elm tree and ended up with 20 or so nice burls and some 30 inch cross sections. I cut out the pith, sealed the end...
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    I tried to buy some Vicmarc chucks but everyone...

    I tried to buy some Vicmarc chucks but everyone was out. I ended up purchasing two Axminster Evolution SK114 chucks. I am amazed at their quality. They donít require an insert, are a closed back...
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    Vicmarc v120 chuck for Powermatic 3520c

    I have a Powermatic 3520c and am wanting to purchase some Vicmarc chucks. Is a 5” Vicmarc or Oneway chuck too heavy for a 2hp Powermatic lathe? I have heard of people not wanting to use that heavy...
  6. My guess is that after 13.5 years they probably...

    My guess is that after 13.5 years they probably already found a source for pencil lead.
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    I bought a used Hammer sliding table saw (used...

    I bought a used Hammer sliding table saw (used maybe a dozen times and less than a year-old) and a 12" MiniMax jointer/planer (used maybe a dozen times and less than a year-old.) I paid about what I...
  8. OK, I purchased a Jet oscillating edge sander and...

    OK, I purchased a Jet oscillating edge sander and it serves me well. I am now wanting to buy a spindle sander. Does anyone have the Delta floor model, 31-484? It looks nice. I like that the...
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    I purchased a used Minimax FS30 smart 12"...

    I purchased a used Minimax FS30 smart 12" jointer/planer and I love it. I'll bet it hadn't had 20 pieces of wood put through it. I paid $2,800 for it and the guy threw in a new 3hp Laguna cyclone...
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    I bought 8 Jet parallel clamps this morning...

    I bought 8 Jet parallel clamps this morning online from Woodcraft. I hope they aren't sold out for you guys. I am going to the local store tomorrow morning to get some more.
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    I purchased the PM 2800B from Woodcraft a year...

    I purchased the PM 2800B from Woodcraft a year ago. It has served me well. Yesterday I was drilling some holes into fir with a 2 1/2" forstner bit. It wasn't easy, but I turned the speed down to 600...
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    I put up 8 of the Costco LED lights in my...

    I put up 8 of the Costco LED lights in my stand-alone garage/workshop and they work great. I also open the overhead door quite often, but when it is closed, the Costco lights do the job. They might...
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    Zircon mt6 metal scanner

    I have read a lot of posts about metal detectors for woodworking, however I haven't been able to find any about the Zircon mt6 scanner. Zircon advertises that it will find metal through concrete,...
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    Bowling lane workbench top

    I am looking to build a workbench. In my search for maple lumber for the top, I came across some hard maple laminated bowling alley lanes that have been removed. The are about 42 inches wide, 4...
  15. Well, one of these planes finally made it to eBay...

    Well, one of these planes finally made it to eBay for $1,600 plus shipping of course. It will be interesting to see if it sells. I think it is a ridiculous price.
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    I have both the Auriou and the Liogier and I...

    I have both the Auriou and the Liogier and I can't tell any difference between them. They both are excellent and will last for years. Just pick either one and you will be happy.
  17. I'm in the process of fixing the Supermax but I...

    I'm in the process of fixing the Supermax but I have an opportunity to purchase a Woodmaster 3875 for less than a $1,000. It is in really good shape. The Supermax has 2 drums and the Woodmaster has...
  18. Has anyone used or seen the Rikon 50-250 edge...

    Has anyone used or seen the Rikon 50-250 edge sander? I talked to Rikon about them. They tried making a commercial edge sander but it didn't catch on so they are discontinuing and discounting them. ...
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    I have been using the Fisch Hex Wave Forstner...

    I have been using the Fisch Hex Wave Forstner bits. I have them up through 2" and I have had no problems with them. I really like the wave design of the cutters and the hex bit doesn't slip in my...
  20. I am hoping I can get my boys and grandsons...

    I am hoping I can get my boys and grandsons interested in woodworking and can pass the equipment on to them with I get off this big ball. I have bought all of it used, except for the drill press....
  21. Edge sander AND/OR Oscillating Spindle Sander?

    Just setting up a hobby wood shop to make toys, rocking horses, etc. for the grandkids and to do woodworking projects with my boys. Who knows what else I will find to do with the new tools. I have...
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    Of course a business can survive a "scaling back"...

    Of course a business can survive a "scaling back" and still survive. It happens all the time. Only you know if YOU can do it.

    There are two theories to starting a business. 1)"The Field of...
  23. Hey thanks. That is a lot better price than...

    Hey thanks. That is a lot better price than buying directly from Supermax. Supermax lists two different conveyor belts for this sander. One is the basic abrasive 100 grit belt. The second is a...
  24. New member & new purchase - Supermax 37x2

    I have been reading Sawmill Creek for several months and finally joined and paid. I have learned a lot from the site already.

    I recently retired and am setting up a wood shop in a detached double...
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