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    We had poor apple crop too, pears so-so, but an...

    We had poor apple crop too, pears so-so, but an astounding year for black walnuts - probably could fill the bed of the pickup truck.
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    Thanks! I did shape the curve with the CBN wheel...

    Thanks! I did shape the curve with the CBN wheel but only removed a TINY bit pf plastic!

    - Set the tool rest platform on the grinder to the desired angle.
    - Held a straight edge of a piece of...
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    Our garden is a riot of color from flowers I...

    Our garden is a riot of color from flowers I planted this year. Roses are doing well too. Still picking figs and raspberries every day and lots of new blooms on the berries. Grass in the pastures...
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    I read about that in a different article that...

    I read about that in a different article that didn't have as much detail. When I told my wife her first thought was wondering if people could use knives made from the hardened wood to get weapons...
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    That's a mystery. I also can't think of anything...

    That's a mystery. I also can't think of anything that would erase messages you had received.

    For the messages you wrote and sent, do you normally see those in your "Sent" folder? This has to...
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    The garden just won't quit

    I thought every thing was about gone but I checked today.

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    Still a few tomatoes, lots of basil and other herbs.
    And almost stepped on a guinea sitting on a nest of eggs near the...
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    I bought some of those adapters and LIon...

    I bought some of those adapters and LIon batteries when they were introduced. Mine are also difficult to remove and I have plenty of hand strength. I looked at the catches and think they could be...
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    Yes, the surface from the hollowing system bit...

    Yes, the surface from the hollowing system bit would leave a very rough surface. But it wouldn't make sense to me to go from directly from the hollowing system to sanding without making finish cuts...
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    Incredible craftsmanship! This is the movement...

    Incredible craftsmanship!

    This is the movement I have, a Reuge 72 note:

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    I understand Reuge no longer sells these except as complete music boxes (apparently for rich people!). I think...
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    I also have a 22-44. Most of what I use mine...

    I also have a 22-44.

    Most of what I use mine for is for smaller stock, maybe 7-10" squares a 2-3" thick for woodturning stock and I haven't seen any variation I can measure over these smaller...
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    I didn't look for that one but I've always been...

    I didn't look for that one but I've always been able to find manuals I needed with an on-line search.
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    Ideals or ideas? As mentioned, farmhouses comes...

    Ideals or ideas? As mentioned, farmhouses comes in every style imaginable from shack to multi-story brick/stone mansions. Perfect for some, unreasonable for others.
    You might drive around the...
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    How I eliminate corrosion of battery terminals: ...

    How I eliminate corrosion of battery terminals: Clean terminals and connectors well. Coat the connecting surfaces with dielectric grease. Tighten firmly. Cover the entire terminal and connector...
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    He must have saved the cast iron frame, the pin...

    He must have saved the cast iron frame, the pin block, and the thin soundboard. Wold be quite a heavy wall hanging! Another interesting thing with such a thing is the resonance from it. I have...
  15. Yes, before learning this I had a some wood...

    Yes, before learning this I had a some wood air-drying in the barn loft turn to powder from the beetles.

    The timbor needs to be applied immediately. Once while cutting fresh sugar maple chunks...
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    THIS sounds like a great deal for you Greg!! ...

    THIS sounds like a great deal for you Greg!!

    No trees to fell and blanks of any size with two flats. Can't be beat! Worth driving out of the way if necessary.

    JKJ
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    Even though it's fairly close I've only been to...

    Even though it's fairly close I've only been to Arrowmont a couple of times, once to attend a demo and another time to teach a private 1-day class. Nice place and nice people, great rooms and food...
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    You still didn't say what sizes are acceptable. ...

    You still didn't say what sizes are acceptable.

    As I wrote, I have logs on the ground, red oak and poplar at least. Probably 18-24"+. (The oak tree was about 32 at the base - a friend got some...
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    Statistics like that might be hard to come by! So many turners, so many preferences...

    My own observations from clubs and such:

    Most woodturners turn bowls and most use green wood.
    Some...
  20. Yikes, sadly I have no suggestions for you but...

    Yikes, sadly I have no suggestions for you but your post makes me glad I live in the south!! One time in 50 years we had a single icicle over 4' long at the end of an open gutter. Usually there is...
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    From past experience and from the advice of...

    From past experience and from the advice of people smarter than me, I'm convinced, as you read, that the gauges on the bandsaws are NOT useful. Some say that without other means, setting it to the...
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    You want to buy from a dealer or are you looking...

    You want to buy from a dealer or are you looking for an individual with a supply?

    Jefferies Wood Works in Seymour often has a good supply of turning blanks but they are not cheap. Might call and...
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    This makes me think of making a music box from...

    This makes me think of making a music box from some of the wood. Warren, do you have an recordings of him playing? These days you can put audio on a tiny digital device - imagine a music box with a...
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    You are not alone - many turners seem to be...

    You are not alone - many turners seem to be afraid of the skew! This usually comes from having a bad experience while experimenting or from listening to other turners who never learned to use the...
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    These are my favorite. I bought a supply after seeing them in several doctor's offices. I'm very happy with the quality, use them in the shop and around the farm. I have bought some lower quality...
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