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    When I look at the picture of the holdfast, the...

    When I look at the picture of the holdfast, the "nipple" looks like it is for a push-on tube and isn't a quick disconnect. Is this the situation?

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    In most of our bathrooms, I installed a timer. ...

    In most of our bathrooms, I installed a timer. That eliminates the chance that it'll be running all day.

    In our powder room off of the living room I had the opposite problem. My FIL would use...
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    Duo Lingo is pretty good. Glad to see that you...

    Duo Lingo is pretty good. Glad to see that you already started it. I use it on my PC plus my cell phone.
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    I had an '84 Vette and kept a trickle charger on...

    I had an '84 Vette and kept a trickle charger on it. I would only drive it one or two times a year. It turned out that the batteries didn't last very long. I had read that when a battery just sits...
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    If I'm roughing a green piece, I will (sometimes)...

    If I'm roughing a green piece, I will (sometimes) spritz it with some water as I'm turning to keep the outside from drying - - AND more importantly - - to keep the outside from shrinking. If I need...
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    I'm very frugal, but one of the best investments...

    I'm very frugal, but one of the best investments that I made was buying a vacuum pump from frugalvacuumpump dot com. I made a couple of vacuum chucks that connect up with it. It is SUCH A JOY to...
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    Jason, you may be correct on this. In addition...

    Jason, you may be correct on this. In addition to a funky switch, some motors have a thermal cutout switch buried in the windings. Some are self resetting.

    I look forward to seeing what Clay...
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    I use my "Rogers" small curved rest for both...

    I use my "Rogers" small curved rest for both inside and outside of smaller diameter vessels. Then I use my "Rogers" larger curved rests for larger vessels. I like being able to have minimal...
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    Tim, a few months ago they changed the rules and...

    Tim, a few months ago they changed the rules and now require people to be contributors in order to see the pictures. The cost is low enough that even though I am a cheap skate, I ended up paying the...
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    If you can get by with a 1-1/2" brass connector,...

    If you can get by with a 1-1/2" brass connector, Home Despot sells one called a BR Waste Connector, Sku is 1000-050-347. I bought one because I thought that the finish was very nice and the price was...
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    A couple of different ways to do it that are new...

    A couple of different ways to do it that are new to this thread.

    1. If you have access to an old slide projector or overhead projector, the light is close to being collimated. That means that it...
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    I tried boiling bowls and I had success but I...

    I tried boiling bowls and I had success but I didn't make a big enough sample to know exactly "how" much better it worked.
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    This is an older thread, but let me ask a...

    This is an older thread, but let me ask a different, but related question:

    Has anyone tried vacuum drying? I read on-line about all of the benefits of vacuum drying. It was first patented around...
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    Perry is spot on. There are many local bearing...

    Perry is spot on. There are many local bearing shops. If you can afford to be down for a few days you could also order off of ebay. I've used VXB and NSK and I think that they're both good...
  15. I'm a bit perplexed. If I did the math...

    I'm a bit perplexed. If I did the math correctly, a 7/16 hex should measure around 0.495 measured from peak-to-peak (as opposed to measuring from flat to flat). And you say that you have a 5/8"...
  16. The experts call this "air strip". Leave it...

    The experts call this "air strip". Leave it exposed to the outside air and all the volatiles (ethanol - - pretty benign) evaporate.
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    I had a relative who lived in Oak Ridge Tennessee...

    I had a relative who lived in Oak Ridge Tennessee and worked on the Manhattan program. The government built a few thousand homes there. They were - - suprisingly - - put together with double headed...
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    You can buy a rebuilt Thomas (oil-less) vacuum...

    You can buy a rebuilt Thomas (oil-less) vacuum pump for around $150. At sea level I think that they draw around 27 inch Hg. Sometimes you'll see them on Craigslist. Also Harbor Fright ;) sells...
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    I have been applying finish with a cosmetic...

    I have been applying finish with a cosmetic sponge wedge that I buy at Rite-aid. I think that it comes in a pack of 32 that have to be partially torn apart. The brand name is Daylogic. I mention...
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    I think that it'll work okay in most situations...

    I think that it'll work okay in most situations with a couple of minor caveats/comments:
    1. It is a little on the lower side for volume - - but if you have a decent seal and aren't working with...
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    Nice going Thomas !! You made a very practical...

    Nice going Thomas !! You made a very practical tool.
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    Perhaps this will be the last or...

    Perhaps this will be the last or second-to-the-last post on this thread.

    To the OP: you have a good amount of feedback. You know your options.

    Someone once attributed to Harry Truman the...
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    John, in regards to your comment about supposed...

    John, in regards to your comment about supposed limitation of the banjo.

    I bought a early G0766 lathe and it came with a short banjo. A few months later Grizzly provided (gratis) an upgrade kit...
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    David, Do a google search on Tucson woodturning...

    David,
    Do a google search on Tucson woodturning club. You'll find the Southern Arizona Woodturners Association. It meets on the second Saturday of the month in Tuscon (which is where I thought...
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    Ronald, I see that your status is that of a...

    Ronald, I see that your status is that of a "member". About 3 months ago, SMC changed their policy. You have to be a contributor in order to see pictures and to have a mailbox. So, I think that is...
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