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  1. Thanks for the fulsome contribution, Robo. ...

    Thanks for the fulsome contribution, Robo.

    I'm with you when it comes to heavy or lead shot filled handles. First thing I did with the Thompson handles was to remove the shot and more recently I...
  2. 45 grind

    I did go on to change the grind on the Jamieson BG to 45 on its way back to 65. I already had a Thompson ground to 45, so was able to do a side by side comparison of the two gouges, again using...
  3. For a test run I used the gouge as received on...

    For a test run I used the gouge as received on some very well seasoned oak blanks.

    I like to give the gouge makers the courtesy of trying out the grind they send on their gouges before changing...
  4. Lyle Jamieson designed ⅝ bowl gouge made by Doug Thompson

    Having read positive comments on the forum about the Lyle Jamieson designed 5/8” bowl gouge, made by Doug Thompson, I decided I would give it a try. I have been a satisfied user of Doug’s gouges for...
  5. Down my way mallee (primarily roots and burls)...

    Down my way mallee (primarily roots and burls) was the main source of firewood for many decades. It burns long and hot. Just order a load of firewood and pick out any pieces you fancy for turning...
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    This is the [Thanks Button], which I would press...

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    This is the [Thanks Button], which I would press...

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    Cindy Drozda also has a video segment on doing...

    Cindy Drozda also has a video segment on doing the 40/40 grind on a platform. If you are not familiar with that grind it is always good to see how someone else does it besides Stuart. See her video...
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    I hesitate to engage in this discussion with an...

    I hesitate to engage in this discussion with an coring expert like Reed participating, but if that was the response from Mr Hunter I think it absurd!

    There is more deflection in the coring bar...
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    +1 for the McNaughton. I also had the Woodcut...

    +1 for the McNaughton.

    I also had the Woodcut but found it less flexible than the McNaughton.
  11. If you can only have one, go with a chainsaw. You...

    If you can only have one, go with a chainsaw. You can't take a bandsaw out to cut up a fallen/felled tree.

    Immediately ripping freshly fallen/felled logs in half (along pith line) reduces the...
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    I wear pilot overalls. Primarily worn to keep the...

    I wear pilot overalls. Primarily worn to keep the dust out of my clothing underneath as I'm an asthmatic and have to avoid fine wood dust and mould spoors.

    Pilot overalls secure tightly...
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    This is the [Thanks Button], which I would press if this forum software had it...
  14. Agreed, Prashun, I added some extra words with an...

    Agreed, Prashun, I added some extra words with an edit to my previous post, thanks.
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    This is the [Thanks Button], which I would press if this forum software had it... for your explanation, which all seems logical to me and particularly if sharpening on friable wheels.

    Jason, I can...
  16. Prashun, it might be helpful for others if you...

    Prashun, it might be helpful for others if you could explain the dangers of using a V-arm to sharpen a SRG.

    Never used one myself and have always sharpened my SRGs freehand on a platform.

    Of...
  17. You can't get enough temperature off a bench...

    You can't get enough temperature off a bench grinder to spoil the temper in HSS. Any colour change is just cosmetic.

    The wings on my SRG have crept back over the years... you can then do some...
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    Of the many tons of shavings that I have produced...

    Of the many tons of shavings that I have produced over the years I've never needed to tip any of it into the garbage. I have a long list of people on my waiting list who would like to be further up...
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    This is the [Like Button], which I would press if...

    This is the [Like Button], which I would press if this forum software had it...:)
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    According to Olivers Woodturning (see here...

    According to Olivers Woodturning (see here) the Nova jaw sets "will also fit the Robert Sorby and Record Power chucks.

    I presume from that that the jaw sets from Sorby and Record will also fit on...
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    This is the [Like Button], which I would press if...

    This is the [Like Button], which I would press if this forum software had it...;)
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    I replaced my buttons with soft white rubber caps...

    I replaced my buttons with soft white rubber caps (the sort you push onto the bottom of chair legs and walking sticks) fitted over short lengths of unused broom stick. They grip well and don't mark a...
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    Cole jaws wouldn't be a priority for me if I was...

    Cole jaws wouldn't be a priority for me if I was still in the early stages of setting up.

    Mine are rarely used, however, they do come out occasionally where they are the quickest holding method at...
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    Good 'tip'....! Woodcut (makers of the...

    Good 'tip'....!

    Woodcut (makers of the Tru-Grind BG jig) make a profiler...

    https://www.carbatec.co.nz/product/37701-trugrind-profiler-for-repeat-grinds-?categoryId=447

    Probably old...
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    Glenn Lucas has charts for how to get his grinds...

    Glenn Lucas has charts for how to get his grinds with the different makes of jigs...

    https://www.glennlucaswoodturning.com/product/jig-sharpening-chart-for-bowl-turning-signature-tools/

    All of...
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