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  1. It might be worth while to check to see if...

    It might be worth while to check to see if replacing it with a new one would be reasonable. The only thing I hate more than doing plumbing is a sharp stick in the eye. I've gotten where get the...
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    I once had a print shop cut a ream of card stock...

    I once had a print shop cut a ream of card stock into four pieces. Two cuts with a guillotine book trimmer, took less than a minute. Perfectly smooth edges - indistinguishable from the factory...
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    Jebediah, These are some links I saved where...

    Jebediah,

    These are some links I saved where John T wrote about bandsaw tension. I didn't go through each one just now but perhaps some are different from what you have seen. One shows the...
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    And some saw shops are pretty bad. The one near...

    And some saw shops are pretty bad. The one near me didn't know about adjusting the depth gauges and when a customer came back with a freshly sharpened saw that wouldn't cut they just sold him a new...
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    If interested, Stihl has a nice general-purpose...

    If interested, Stihl has a nice general-purpose chainsaw safety document that is not specific to any particular saw....
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    I know nothing about that saw but my capacitor...

    I know nothing about that saw but my capacitor experience on my 18" Rikon was a bit different. When the capacitor failed suddenly the motor would just hum and fail to run. I removed the bad...
  7. It's difficult to diagnose without seeing the...

    It's difficult to diagnose without seeing the saw. If you know someone locally with experience perhaps they would be willing to take a look.

    Checking for coplanar should be done with the saw...
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    Chuck, From my experience: a reciprocating saw...

    Chuck,

    From my experience: a reciprocating saw (sawzall) is great for small limbs or larger limbs with the right blade. I think it would be quite difficult to use one to cut up logs. The kerf is...
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    It's not that uncommon to have a bit of wobble in...

    It's not that uncommon to have a bit of wobble in a standard grinding wheel, especially an inexpensive one. Most of the time the wheel can be dressed to run true. Before I switched to CBN wheels I...
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    I used to dig dock out by the roots but I haven't...

    I used to dig dock out by the roots but I haven't seen much of it come back after boom spraying 2-4-D ester in the spring. Takes out the buttercup too. If any comes back later I spot spray with...
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    Also called a dibble. It's a good practice...

    Also called a dibble. It's a good practice piece and a good first piece for a beginner.

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    One of these girls made a dibble after her first spindle lesson; the other made a whacking stick...
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    I also agree with this based on experience. The...

    I also agree with this based on experience. The simpler the design of the artwork on the iron the better.

    I once made a branding iron for a friend to use his sheep farm logo to burn into wood. ...
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    I wonder if that might indicates some structural...

    I wonder if that might indicates some structural deformation of the frame. Years ago I damaged parts on my old 14" Delta trying to tension a blade that was too big for the saw even though Delta...
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    Assuming the blade is sharp, my experience with...

    Assuming the blade is sharp, my experience with that type of behavior is the tension is not high enough. I didn't read all the posts - did you tension with a tension meter? If not, perhaps you...
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    Prusa sells a filament with wood fibers in a PLA...

    Prusa sells a filament with wood fibers in a PLA base. https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/filament/82-woodfill-filament-600g.html#
    I haven't tried it yet.

    JKJ
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    I hang remote switchs near the lathe, bandsaw,...

    I hang remote switchs near the lathe, bandsaw, drum sander, and other tools so one is always handy.

    The ClearVue electronics option came with a keyfob remote and a receiver to control the motor...
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    Feed the obsession! Beautiful work. It would...

    Feed the obsession! Beautiful work. It would be a moral transgression to quit.

    Perhaps you could stop long enough to make some display stands.

    I use ebony to make little cups to show off...
  18. The Ridgid oscillating belt sander is great if...

    The Ridgid oscillating belt sander is great if you don't need a disk as well. I've had one for a couple of decades.

    JKJ
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    I put my 5hp cyclone and 5hp air compressor both...

    I put my 5hp cyclone and 5hp air compressor both in a 4x8 closet. I used "staggered stud" walls so there is no direct sound path between the inner and outer walls. 2x4 studs to make a 6" wall. ...
  20. You want a portable, hand-held belt sander or a...

    You want a portable, hand-held belt sander or a standalone sander on a stand? For small things I assume you want the latter - I use two Rikons belt disk sanders, the largest with a 6" belt and 10"...
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    Greg, Unless you thin the tip by hammering and...

    Greg,

    Unless you thin the tip by hammering and filing the wire gauge depends on the power supply used. I bought a bunch in different gauges from Graeme Priddle and Melissa. His email address...
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    The disadvantage is it prevents tilting the table...

    The disadvantage is it prevents tilting the table but I never tilt. To cut an angle I make an angled wedge and fasten to the table.
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    Paul, I like your goblets, very nice! I made...

    Paul, I like your goblets, very nice! I made some years ago but not with stems that thin, with "positive" profiles rather than "negative". This set was for my son and his wife and how I made a...
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    I think many are busy with the season. I...

    I think many are busy with the season. I haven't touched a lathe in the longest time. Spring at the farm gets a little overloaded for me. Just in the last few days: put up a new fence section...
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    I posted this before. To pull dust away from the...

    I posted this before. To pull dust away from the lower bearings I built a "shroud", a partial box that draw clean air across the gullets of the blade just below the table and from the lower guides...
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