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  1. It does beter on lighter woods than blackwood....

    It does beter on lighter woods than blackwood. Sometimes I rub in a gilt creme.
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    I started with the 19S for signatures but...

    I started with the 19S for signatures but switched to the smaller 19m which I like better.
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    Just remember it is 9 years old and there are a...

    Just remember it is 9 years old and there are a lot of new midi lathes out there. I did this video you may be interested in on buying your first Midi lathe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0YDgte_C7Q
  4. I use a fine tip pyrography pen. You might be...

    I use a fine tip pyrography pen. You might be interested in this video I did on signing your work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V3WMhlIat4
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    I have had my best luck making a small slice into...

    I have had my best luck making a small slice into the tape backing near and edge which allows me to insert the knife tip and start peeling with that. Trying to lift at the edge was always a challenge.
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    Unless you really need those size chuck jaws, I...

    Unless you really need those size chuck jaws, I would say sell them. Not worth keeping without a chuck, especially if you are not an active turner. You will have enough things in your final estate...
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    Maybe this video I did will help. It is about...

    Maybe this video I did will help. It is about using a contour gage but also transferring to a storyboard which sounds like what you may be looking for. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0of5SjmVz3w&t=5s
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    Keep in mind that the British measure their bowl...

    Keep in mind that the British measure their bowl gouges differently. Their 1/2" BG is really about 5/8" in diameter. My experience with Rockler leads me to say Rockler does not target serious...
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    Steve, I would opt for Perry's solution with the...

    Steve, I would opt for Perry's solution with the two large wheels barely off the ground. Bob Black has a couple of tools in his shop that uses this approach except his wheels were wooden of about the...
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    You might find this video helpful. I ordered a...

    You might find this video helpful. I ordered a rough and fine reamers from eBay for about $14 for the pair including shipping. https://youtu.be/1yOzPAO4_ds
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    Maybe I will bleach the pieces with the next set

    Maybe I will bleach the pieces with the next set
  12. Thread: Supernova 2

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    I have the full range of Teknatool chucks and...

    I have the full range of Teknatool chucks and really like their 50mm jaws that come with the chucks because it is easier to make a parallel tenon than a dovetail. They hold blanks very securely....
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    Happy birthday, John. Only weeks away from the...

    Happy birthday, John. Only weeks away from the year you will be 70 1/2 and have to start taking the REMD. That is a real milestone!
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    Measure the largest part of the candle stick and...

    Measure the largest part of the candle stick and drill a smaller hole. You can finish sizing with a square end scraper to a snug fitting taper.
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    Always use a platform, now a Robo Rest. I had a...

    Always use a platform, now a Robo Rest. I had a minor catch with the wolverine arm with AO wheel years ago and said never again.
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    Just a thought but is sounds like you have your...

    Just a thought but is sounds like you have your hand too far down the handle and inadvertantly pressing down and lifting up the edge. Also not pressing down on the scraper to keep it flat on the...
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    Thanks for your support. I don't have a video...

    Thanks for your support. I don't have a video showing how to make a jig. I did post this video which one might consider a disclaimer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIGS-fcl2LM
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    I agree with Bert on the problems with using...

    I agree with Bert on the problems with using coarse rod. After making one and publishing an article on it, I hate to admit it but I was never happy with it and wound up buying one. I am not a...
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    Personally, I find Pinterest great for getting...

    Personally, I find Pinterest great for getting inspiring images. Create your own board and pin images to it. Here is my board on wood turned boxes....
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    I have a 3520b and demonstrated on the c model in...

    I have a 3520b and demonstrated on the c model in Portland. I really like some of the new features. Here is a short video I did with a link in the description to a very comprehensive written review...
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    Chris Stott in his book Fifty Boxes says he uses...

    Chris Stott in his book Fifty Boxes says he uses lacquer sanding sealer. A couple of coats that only take minutes each to dry was his production finishing technique. Not as shiny as some finishes but...
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    You may want to check out the videos I did on...

    You may want to check out the videos I did on turning chess pieces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lOmKOQvfX0&list=PLG3S-gdoXeXW77ZjnXJwBPjvdJqD_Xdzz
    Chess sets are fun. Find a design you like. I...
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    I bought a 1 1/4" x 8 Apprentice collet chuck...

    I bought a 1 1/4" x 8 Apprentice collet chuck from Craft Supplies for about $90 and it came with one. I use it occasionally to adapt my Nova chuck with a 1 1/4"insert to a mini lathe.
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    I just released a two part video series on...

    I just released a two part video series on turning a birdhouse ornament and turning the wooden bird. They are easy and look cute. I got the idea from Steven Krumanaker who says folks like the bird...
  25. There was one on display at Turning Southern...

    There was one on display at Turning Southern Style a few weeks ago. Some nice improvements to the 3520b. Not enough for me to sell my 3520b and buy a new c model though.
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