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    Maybe it is the way I turn, but I have never...

    Maybe it is the way I turn, but I have never understood this supposed limitation. Yes, there are times I need to access the "back" side of a turning that is close to the max swing, but I just take...
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    I have no difficulty buffing finished walnut with...

    I have no difficulty buffing finished walnut with white diamond, however, my finishing process results in a very smooth surface. If the applied finish is intended to leave more of a “natural” finish...
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    Jim, I don't apply the diluted finish while the...

    Jim, I don't apply the diluted finish while the piece is spinning. With the lathe at rest I apply a light coat of it - just enough to provide some lubrication for the sanding process and to create a...
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    Mike, did you see this? ...

    Mike, did you see this? https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?275669-Auriou-Adze
  5. What size is the clamp block for the steady?

    What size is the clamp block for the steady?
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    Even with a commercially available unit there are...

    Even with a commercially available unit there are so many things that can go wrong and with the level of current involved, the end result is almost always death. It is one thing to risk a cut or some...
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    I would suggest you wet sand with the finish you...

    I would suggest you wet sand with the finish you intend to use, diluted slightly with the appropriate thinner. For WOP, use mineral spirits and dilute it by about 25%. Wet sand beginning at 150,...
  8. This thread is nearly a decade old!!!!! MJ...

    This thread is nearly a decade old!!!!! MJ hasn’t been active on SMC in several years.
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    https://sawmillcreek.org/announcement.php?f=20&a=2...

    https://sawmillcreek.org/announcement.php?f=20&a=26
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    Russell, I think this is an accurate statement...

    Russell, I think this is an accurate statement except for the last clause. You may have been referring to scrapers collectively in your statement, but I doubt most of us use NRS to remove large...
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    It may not be the laser. Check this thread -...

    It may not be the laser. Check this thread - https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?201626-Monster-Laser-quot-Retrofit-quot

    And this one -...
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    As has been stated, a razor edge on a turning...

    As has been stated, a razor edge on a turning gouge will not last long and may not be achievable given the steels used in gouges. Since a cutting edge is produced by the intersection of two surfaces,...
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    I have a friend that manages a heat treat...

    I have a friend that manages a heat treat facility and we discussed how this might be accomplished. He described various various surface hardening gas treatments that might be used, but apparently...
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    I emailed Brent and this was his reply - “...we...

    I emailed Brent and this was his reply - “...we start with M2, but the secret sauce is in the surface treatment, that gives an equivalent of 75 Rockwell on the cutting edge.
    We're also using a...
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    Back in my moderator days with SMC there arose a...

    Back in my moderator days with SMC there arose a situation where tool makers were posting about their products and it got out of hand. The moderators took the position that tool makers should not...
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    I didn’t see info on the steel other than...

    I didn’t see info on the steel other than “premium high speed”, but I was curious about getting a final hardness of 75Rc. That is considerably harder than Doug’s or D-Way. I wonder if it might be a...
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    Pete, that certainly appears to be a continental/German gouge. If you use CBN wheels, I would not sharpen it on them as it may well be carbon steel and may load up the CBN.

    Pat, the Carter tool...
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    Read the announcements!!

    At the top of every forum page, in the shaded area titled ANNOUNCEMENTS there is an announcement regarding the viewing of pictures and the new subscription based SMC. If you are not a contributor you...
  19. You can easily do a slightly undercut rim with...

    You can easily do a slightly undercut rim with the tapered shank Badger. Follow Mike’s advice. He knows what he is doing!
  20. I own the Viceroy, Osprey, Badger straight and...

    I own the Viceroy, Osprey, Badger straight and swan and previously owned the large Hercules. All of these tools are very useful, but each has its really strong points and for that reason I think the...
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    Unfortunately, problems can occur with any lathe,...

    Unfortunately, problems can occur with any lathe, or any machine for that matter. I think some issues folks have may not actually originate in the lathe. While teaching my April class at JCC they...
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    Pete, Ken and Marshall- thanks for taking time to...

    Pete, Ken and Marshall- thanks for taking time to comment. Ken, I know you vividly recall my entry into the turning world. I have found I enjoy teaching as much as actual turning and Marshall, as...
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    Pete, we had excellent students - very attentive...

    Pete, we had excellent students - very attentive and followed directions well. The vase forms were 7-10" tall, depending on form, so the depth of hollowing on each portion was only 3-4", so a 42*...
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    Thanks Bill, for the comments and thanks to all...

    Thanks Bill, for the comments and thanks to all that have viewed the thread!
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    Actually, you could turn an urn in two pieces and...

    Actually, you could turn an urn in two pieces and celebrate the join with embellishments. No hollowing tools needed.
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