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  1. Logs, I try to leave them whole and cut off...

    Logs, I try to leave them whole and cut off chunks as needed. I do keep them covered and out of sun and wind. If they are cut into fire wood sized pieces, I do like to rip them down the pith, and end...
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    Well, my first question would be are you hand...

    Well, my first question would be are you hand sanding or power sanding? I power sand with an angle drill exclusively. Just more effective/efficient. I always keep low speeds on both the drill and the...
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    I have one of the Sioux pneumatic angle drills...

    I have one of the Sioux pneumatic angle drills and don't use it . Mostly it keeps the compressor running non stop. Add to that the possibility of oil drips on the wood, just not worth it.

    robo...
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    Um, are you on high speed range or low speed...

    Um, are you on high speed range or low speed range. I have one of the early Beauties, and it has 3 speed ranges, which I prefer. I use the middle range almost exclusively. Enough torque for heavy...
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    I used to use the curved rests on the outside of...

    I used to use the curved rests on the outside of a bowl, but don't as much any more. The inside rest from Oneway was okay, as long as you didn't turn all the way out to the tip, because if you did,...
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    Long ago, I remember a thread about, bringing to...

    Long ago, I remember a thread about, bringing to mind Jeff Foxworthy, You know you are a woodturner..... If you have a hole in your elbow from the tailstock...... I only did that a couple of times....
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    Well, as some one who turns bowls with the...

    Well, as some one who turns bowls with the headstock moved down to the end, those trailer jacks are in the way. I did see 3 of them mounted on a Jet 16 inch lathe, and they were on the inside of the...
  8. I don't do the twice turned bowls, but if I did,...

    I don't do the twice turned bowls, but if I did, I would probably use the jam chuck and tail stock, true up the tenon, then start the outside of the bowl with a pull cut. Getting room/access for the...
  9. It was a labor of love..... A bowl that had a...

    It was a labor of love..... A bowl that had a similar gummy surface to it. Water as hot as you can stand it, Dawn dish soap, one of those heavy duty metal scrub pads, and lots of elbow grease. You...
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    I can't remember for sure, but I think I cover...

    I can't remember for sure, but I think I cover that in my platform sharpening video. So, for burnishing a burr on high speed steel, your burnishing tool needs to be harder than the steel. With the...
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    Well, I have a Husky weed whacker, and they have...

    Well, I have a Husky weed whacker, and they have an aluminum head where you weave 2 pieces of the string through and back. A much more heavy duty string than on the wind up ones. I liked that a lot...
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    Nope. Mostly once the water is out, then it is...

    Nope. Mostly once the water is out, then it is gone. While you can soak it until it is water logged, that doesn't make it 'green' wood again. Some times, if you are having tear out problems, if you...
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    Pat, if your NRSs are the skew chisel type, same...

    Pat, if your NRSs are the skew chisel type, same angle on both sides, then you already have a right and left NRS, it just depends on which side you sharpen on. I would expect little difference in...
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    Well, again, there is a lot of 'it depends'. The...

    Well, again, there is a lot of 'it depends'. The longest lasting burrs I get are on the Big Ugly tools. The tantung is much harder than any of the standard turning metals. I can also burnish a good...
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    The 3520A could be had new at about that price...

    The 3520A could be had new at about that price when they came out. Maybe a bit high, but considering what a 3520 is new, maybe not a bad deal. I did like that the low end speed range went down to...
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    The more I ponder this, it makes me wonder... I...

    The more I ponder this, it makes me wonder... I remember the days when the honed burr on a standard scraper was one way to smooth out the bottom of the bowl. I think that faded when the NRS became...
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    I have heard the comment from a number of turners...

    I have heard the comment from a number of turners who would rather turn outboard than use the sliding headstock. It was always because of 'shop space' issues. The Vicmarc is the only lathe that does...
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    Stuart and I both do a push cut. With his style,...

    Stuart and I both do a push cut. With his style, his arms are extended out away from his body. With my style, I have the headstock at the end of the lathe or now that I have a Vicmarc 240 with the...
  19. I would not expand a chuck into the inside...

    I would not expand a chuck into the inside either. A hose clamp may help keep it together, but still, it is putting pressure on the piece in the wrong direction. I would never use expansion on any...
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    Well, for handles, I prefer a straight wood...

    Well, for handles, I prefer a straight wood cylinder, no bumps or humps, they just feel better in my hands. I looked at that Carter and Son handle and I have had one that was that shape, and didn't...
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    Most of the time I will be using a 5/8, either...

    Most of the time I will be using a 5/8, either Thompson or D Way. I do prefer the V10 from Doug, and the M42 from Jimmy Allen (D Way) to the standard M2HSS, it just stays sharp a lot longer, though I...
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    If you ever swing up north to Oregon, let me...

    If you ever swing up north to Oregon, let me know, I have more wood than I can use...

    robo hippy
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    First thing I would do is cut the log down the...

    First thing I would do is cut the log down the pith, or as close as you can get without cutting through any of the burl. This should give you a fairly good look at the wood. Initial thoughts on a...
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    I do need to experiment more with the up side...

    I do need to experiment more with the up side down burr. As for the potential for the tool being dragged into the grinding wheel, I am thinking that is pretty much impossible, more so because the...
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    Like all new skills, the first one or 10 will...

    Like all new skills, the first one or 10 will take you far longer than the next 10 or 100. It isn't difficult to do them free hand and there are a lot of tricks.

    robo hippy
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