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    Quartersawn moves seasonally less than flat sawn,...

    Quartersawn moves seasonally less than flat sawn, but other than that wood moves.
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    With a grinder platform, the 40/40 grind is very...

    With a grinder platform, the 40/40 grind is very straightforward, easy to complete, and easy to evaluate. Yes, I have been sharpening freehand for years and experienced a very long learning curve,...
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    Original poster did not clarify if the moisture...

    Original poster did not clarify if the moisture reading was consistent between boards and on the surface and the middle of a particular board.

    I allow to acclimate to work area because seldom can...
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    Seems unlikely, but could both have lost temper? ...

    Seems unlikely, but could both have lost temper? Cutting edge angle so narrow it dulls quickly? Presentation of the cutting edge to the cut?

    I understand it is not the wood you wish to use, but...
  5. Lawn mower (and chain saw, leaf blower, . . .)...

    Lawn mower (and chain saw, leaf blower, . . .) repair business says running engine until tankl empty does NOT empty the carburator (sp?). His advice, start every gas powered tool once a month.
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    My Vicmarc chucks and I think my Nova chuck came...

    My Vicmarc chucks and I think my Nova chuck came with wood screws.
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    If you want to know what was learned from decades...

    If you want to know what was learned from decades of research, and how to spalt wood by intent and not by chance, buy the very readable booK Spalting 101 by Dr Seri Robinson.
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    Can distinguish red from white oak by slicing a...

    Can distinguish red from white oak by slicing a thin section across the grain and place a few drops of water or alcohol on the upper surface. Liquids will pass through red oak quickly but not...
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    I(t is not uncommon to see martini glasses turned...

    I(t is not uncommon to see martini glasses turned from a branch, with the pith near but not in the stem. No harm in experimenting if you are willing to risk significant cracking.
  10. If green and recently cut the bark is not firmly...

    If green and recently cut the bark is not firmly attached to the sapwood and may separate fairly easily.
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    Experiment with different movement speeds as...

    Experiment with different movement speeds as mentioned a couple times. A "raking" light (low angle) should highlight swirl marks There's nothing to gain moving up to the third grit if swirl marks...
  12. A 3/4" bottom platen offers the best chance for a...

    A 3/4" bottom platen offers the best chance for a flat pressing to be truly flat. Breather mesh without a 3/4" bottom platen doesn't offer the same likelihood for a flat pressing to be truly flat. ...
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    I tried one of the commercial walnut oil products...

    I tried one of the commercial walnut oil products once. After a week for curing I placed the bowl on a display shelf and a couple days later there was an oily ring on the shelf. Gave away the rest...
  14. Another poster is correct, the Vacupress forum is...

    Another poster is correct, the Vacupress forum is very quiet, but a TON of information there - read through all the discussions. I bought a Vacupress thinner vinyl bag and put together my own vacuum...
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    I think baking soda solution darkens cherry quite...

    I think baking soda solution darkens cherry quite a bit.
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    Varigrind Adjustment Options

    Has anyone seen explanations of how different common shapes/grinds (Irish/Elsworth, traditional, 40-40, et cetera) can be produced using a Varigrind jig? Trying different combinations of gouge nose...
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    Surprised no one has asked, is it something you...

    Surprised no one has asked, is it something you might rather pass along to a production outfit? Granted it is for a friend, but quite a few negatives have been raised.
  18. Look for "impact rated" face shields.

    Look for "impact rated" face shields.
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    As you found, end grain is harder to work than...

    As you found, end grain is harder to work than side grain, and dry wood harder to work than green. Check a recommended speed chart for your drill press. Lower RPM might help the motor.
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    Your local public library may have the FWW back...

    Your local public library may have the FWW back issue of interest, which would allow you to read the article free of charge.
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    My opinion of big box factory made furniture is...

    My opinion of big box factory made furniture is primary emphasis on distinctive looks that come out every few years for customers that want the latest trendy look. To assist with the aim of...
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    What is the objective? Sorry, not familiar with...

    What is the objective? Sorry, not familiar with "salve" in discussion of bowl finishes.
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    For smaller bowl blanks I use the Craft Supplies...

    For smaller bowl blanks I use the Craft Supplies dedicated screw chucks a lot, mainly the larger one. Never had a problem with them. I'd love to get the Vicmarc dedicated screw chuck because it...
  24. How Much Amp/Hr Recommended for 1/2" Cordless Drill/Driver?

    Time to replace my old 18V cordless 1/2" PC drill/driver. Looking at DeWalt offerings at one big box store, one model includes two 1.6 Amp-hour batteries and charger for $99, another includes just...
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    I wanted to turn some more last winter, but...

    I wanted to turn some more last winter, but didn't go out and find green branches cut Nov-Feb. My experience is that the bark will not stay attached when green wood is cut April through August or...
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