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    Welcome to the club! Flexible supports like...

    Welcome to the club!

    Flexible supports like rubber or springs may make things worse. More mass definitely helps - my primary lathe weighs well over 700 lbs and will handle most unbalanced things...
  2. Edwin, could you be thinking of posts in a...

    Edwin, could you be thinking of posts in a similar thread? https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?290342-Any-chance-of-construction-lumber-prices-going-down-in-six-months

    JKJ
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    Thanks, those are close to the dimensions we use....

    Thanks, those are close to the dimensions we use. I was hoping to find a resource page I could pass onto others as a URL.

    I keep tub of blanks I cut for those in our club who want to make some...
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    Excellent! Very nicely done. Members of...

    Excellent! Very nicely done.

    Members of our club make those too, plus Beads of Courage boxes for kids with cancers. We actually got more than the hospital can use - a nice problem.

    BTW,...
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    Shawn, There have been other threads that...

    Shawn,

    There have been other threads that discuss tool organization. Some are hard to find since info might be buried deep within a thread. For example, a recent thread on lathe placement...
  6. You may have to upgrade from "member" to...

    You may have to upgrade from "member" to "contributor" to have access to private messages and other things. I don't remember the specifics - they changed last year I think.
    The cost is not much -...
  7. I'm planning a new building. The price of the...

    I'm planning a new building. The price of the materials doesn't concern me much compared to the work that goes into the building. It boils down to deciding what I want more, the building or the...
  8. Denny, I sent some beeswax from my hives to a...

    Denny,

    I sent some beeswax from my hives to a gentleman a few years ago and he experimented.

    His final formula:
    Mixed the wax with BLO
    40% wax/60% BLO.
    Added a splash of EV olive oil to...
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    Ok, anyone else here actually used a teletype at...

    Ok, anyone else here actually used a teletype at home? In the '70s I built my first computer (6800) and for $800 I bought a refurbished ASR 33 teletype with a tape punch and reader. It could read...
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    I cut comb with am electrically heated hot knife...

    I cut comb with am electrically heated hot knife made for removing "cappings". Works well and cuts a clean flat but the cells are filled with honey which supports the sides during the cut. Cutting...
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    Sorry, can't help with making a duplicator but I...

    Sorry, can't help with making a duplicator but I have opinions... :)

    The inexpensive lathe duplicators I've seen in operation did in fact duplicate the shape but left the surface in horrible...
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    Internet access is very slow over WiFi. It's...

    Internet access is very slow over WiFi. It's fine for reading.

    So maybe there is something wrong with mine.
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    Too bad you don't live in Southwest PA, it's...

    Too bad you don't live in Southwest PA, it's closer. :)
    (I grew up south of Pittsburgh.)

    JKJ
  14. Nice. What used to be so hard is getting...

    Nice.

    What used to be so hard is getting easier. Sometime in the 90's I bought a Faro 3D digitizer, basically a pointer on an articulated arm. Creating a 3D model required positioning the...
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    Good idea! We had an indoor "egg" hunt for the...

    Good idea! We had an indoor "egg" hunt for the grandsons. My wife had a bunch of little round stickers with egg pictures. Easier to hide than eggs. :)

    Anyone have chickens and too many eggs? ...
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    Sorry, I have zero knowledge or experience with...

    Sorry, I have zero knowledge or experience with solitary bees. A quick internet search gave a lot of info.

    If you want to attract carpenter bees and don't want to them to destroy your structures...
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    I agree with Lisa, determine what you want to do...

    I agree with Lisa, determine what you want to do with it.

    I recently set up a desktop in the shop with dual monitors and good audio system. I also use a laptop, and an iPad. I put in the desktop...
  18. Thread: Wood ID?

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    Doesn't look like wood I'm familiar with. There...

    Doesn't look like wood I'm familiar with. There are a number of species that have basically horizontal bands of pores not as connected as the elm and hackberry. For example, marblewood is somewhat...
  19. I've tried both the small and large Adjuster...

    I've tried both the small and large Adjuster tools. I kept the small one, nice for my use. For small boxes and forms I do like the "Small Tapered 3 Piece Set". Based on what you said, this set is...
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    My honeybees heavily work clover in the lawn,...

    My honeybees heavily work clover in the lawn, orchard, pastures, and around the pastures. (And bees love dandelions but for some reason they aren't as welcome in yards!) Also good for bumblebees.
    ...
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    I've had a 18" Rikon for a long time. I think...

    I've had a 18" Rikon for a long time. I think it's model 10-345.

    Do you have a question about the saw?

    JKJ
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    That's excellent advice and I do the same. Some...

    That's excellent advice and I do the same. Some years ago I bought a $12K diesel-powered zero-turn mower for the farm and in going through my pre-use check I found the hose clamp to the radiator...
  23. In the late '60s I worked at the Berea College...

    In the late '60s I worked at the Berea College Woodcraft Industries and we made chess boards among many other things. I don't know how they are made now but then, IIRC, they were solid blocks glued...
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    I've never used that lathe but have used a bunch...

    I've never used that lathe but have used a bunch of others. The sound you describe still doesn't seem right to me.

    The lathe should be usable up to its full speed without clicks, chirping, or...
  25. Thread: Wood ID?

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    Elm and Hackberry have distinctive wavy bands in...

    Elm and Hackberry have distinctive wavy bands in the latewood bands...

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    ...but what little I can see of the latewood end grain in the bowl photos looks different to me. It would be nice...
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