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  1. Izzy, Your blank has the pith right in the...

    Izzy,

    Your blank has the pith right in the middle. Radial cracks are common and even expected around the pith in most wood species due to the stability difference in the juvenile wood. The best...
  2. Thread: endgrain

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    If books count as tooks I have at least 100 more...

    If books count as tooks I have at least 100 more tools in my shop than I thought I did!

    The combination of #1, extremely sharp tools used with good technique, #2, negative rake scrapers and/or...
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    Well I was raised a Pensylvania yankee and tried...

    Well I was raised a Pensylvania yankee and tried to train it properly but there's was no hope - even the maple had south'rn roots.
  4. Sticky: That looks useful.

    That looks useful.
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    I finished my laminated maple workbench with...

    I finished my laminated maple workbench with Tennessee air.

    JKJ
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    Nice. Olive is one of my favorite woods to turn.

    Nice. Olive is one of my favorite woods to turn.
  7. Can you pry, cut, or otherwise remove the pine...

    Can you pry, cut, or otherwise remove the pine piece from the PT post, make your holes in it (or a new piece of wood) then reattach?

    A rotozip took works well for drywall and I've used mine to cut...
  8. Beeswax will work too. I've used it to...

    Beeswax will work too. I've used it to temporarily hold things in place. I soften small pieces with heat from my fingers. Not real strong but maybe high strength is not needed.
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    Yes, nice box and great use of wood! David, if...

    Yes, nice box and great use of wood!

    David, if you want some inspiration about ways to use small pieces of wood take a look at some examples by my good friend Frank Penta. Frank glues up...
  10. Great looking model! (Do you have pictures of...

    Great looking model! (Do you have pictures of others?)

    Do you want to set the wheels in place (with the axles attached? then add the body of the model?

    I might consider making an adjustable...
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    Are those all Olive wood? JKJ

    Are those all Olive wood?

    JKJ
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    I found a perfect place happy to adopt a large...

    I found a perfect place happy to adopt a large black snake. The local farmer's cooperative was excited to get the one I caught last week. Their location backs up against a wooded area right on...
  13. General Metalworking Someone who buys Metabo doesn't need to be...

    Someone who buys Metabo doesn't need to be convinced to buy quality! I keep a number of 4.5" angle grinders set up for grinding, cutting disks, and wire several types of wire brushes in my little...
  14. Scuba diving stores used to carry an antifogging...

    Scuba diving stores used to carry an antifogging solution. I've seen wipes too.
  15. Got any energy?

    It's work but I'll tell you what many people did in Oak Ridge TN. A new city of houses went up in a very short time for the Manhattan Project. Most of these houses were built on crawl spaces and...
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    I always use American Express. In my experience...

    I always use American Express. In my experience they immediately come down hard at even the suggestion of a problem and ask questions later. Locally or internationally. Service, products, or...
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    Mother deer often leave their fawns in the same...

    Mother deer often leave their fawns in the same place every day while they are out foraging. The spot is usually well hidden, often out in the middle of tall grass. "You stay right here and DON'T...
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    Will this work, JT to 1/2" arbor: ...

    Will this work, JT to 1/2" arbor:

    https://www.amazon.com/Drill-Chuck-Straight-Hardened-Jacobs/dp/B015NMGAFS

    It doesn't say how long the 1/2" shaft is but if too long maybe it can be cut...
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    I've had both rotating cylinder clocks and flip...

    I've had both rotating cylinder clocks and flip clocks. I always liked the little sound the flip clocks made when the time changed.

    JKJ
  20. Thread: Rosewood

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    If by "Kingswood" you mean "Kingwood" I'll be...

    If by "Kingswood" you mean "Kingwood" I'll be watching the Classifieds here for a listing! I can use any sizes from 1" up, length and width are not too important. I love the color in Kingwood.
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    Dielectric grease is a good treatment to...

    Dielectric grease is a good treatment to lubricate and protect light bulbs and switches and connectors of all kinds. It does not inhibit the conduction of electrons since the point-to-point contact...
  22. Thread: Rosewood

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    I understand it's not illegal to have in one's...

    I understand it's not illegal to have in one's possession nor use it to make things, you just can't ship them across international borders. You can even make personal things (up to about 22 lbs) and...
  23. Thread: Rosewood

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    What kind of rosewood? Here are some dalbergia...

    What kind of rosewood? Here are some dalbergia species:
    https://www.wood-database.com/hardwoods/fabaceae/dalbergia/

    There are other woods sold as rosewood which are not.

    Also, there are new...
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    If they are anything like llamas they grow SO...

    If they are anything like llamas they grow SO fast. I weighed the baby llama born here a couple of years ago - she gained about 1 lb per day for the first few weeks or month.

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    This fawn...
  25. One problem is some trees have a convoluted...

    One problem is some trees have a convoluted perimeter which folds the surface deep inside the log, sometimes with weak sap wood and sometimes with bark inclusions. These can certainly fly apart when...
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