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    Not a silly question - many have done that. ...

    Not a silly question - many have done that. Small blades are especially easy to get flipped. I even saw a new blade come that way - the guy in the blade shop flips the blades when grinding the...
  2. I always pay someone to pour and surface the...

    I always pay someone to pour and surface the concrete but I do the prep myself - compacting the soil, gravel, forms, footers, etc. Fiber is a good idea but I always add plenty of rebar. As a former...
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    Others suggested checking the rear bearing...

    Others suggested checking the rear bearing position but I see you said you already did that.

    I'd suspect tension - too little tension causes lots of problems. It seems that most of the tension...
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    I recommend adding a lathe! Not only can you...

    I recommend adding a lathe! Not only can you turn legs and such but zillions of other things. Never be bored again.

    JKJ
  5. "TubalCain" (Lyle Peterson) has a series of...

    "TubalCain" (Lyle Peterson) has a series of videos on YouTube called What Is It? with odd tools and things, an identification game like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex-CS7QXhL8
    You could...
  6. One test is to put a drop of a candidate finish...

    One test is to put a drop of a candidate finish on a piece of glass and see if it sets up and forms a hard compound.
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    No Menards in Tennessee - I've never set foot in...

    No Menards in Tennessee - I've never set foot in one. HD will, however, match other competetors such as Amazon. I've gotten $100s off by showing the "associate" Amazon ads on my phone.

    JKJ
  8. Do you the same for dark wood such as African...

    Do you the same for dark wood such as African Blackwood? Does it still show up OK?

    JKJ
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    Just an idea - if more people would put their location in their profiles lots of the conversations here would be clearer or at least simplified. Those in the witness protection program or hiding...
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    Then the MT adapters mentioned might be useful. ...

    Then the MT adapters mentioned might be useful. They are inexpensive, purchased through Amazon. I found them made from both mild steel and hardened. I have them for #3 to #2 and #2 to #1. I use...
  11. I didn't make it through all the posts so maybe...

    I didn't make it through all the posts so maybe already mentioned - occasionally a breakers can become "weak" and need to be replaced. But I also vote for checking the actual amperage with a meter....
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    I don't know what you mean when you say "the Live...

    I don't know what you mean when you say "the Live center has a #3 Morse taper" Does the tailstock have a #3MT unlike most of the other wood lathes? Both of my Oneway live centers have #2 Morse...
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    I came up with this idea a bunch of years ago...

    I came up with this idea a bunch of years ago after reading how water is an accelerator and how permeable most plastic CA bottles are to moisture in the air. I told a friend and he implemented it...
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    Don't know if we discussed this earlier, but if...

    Don't know if we discussed this earlier, but if you build with staggered stud walls you get enhanced sound dampening since no can transmit sound by contact from the inner walls to the outer walls. ...
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    I store the CA in a sealed container but the...

    I store the CA in a sealed container but the activator up on the shelf. Putting desiccant beads in the CA container helps preserve the CA since moisture is an activator.

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    JKJ
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    You must mean 5' centers instead of 5" centers. ...

    You must mean 5' centers instead of 5" centers. Could you add bracing? Or long horizontal boards kind of like purlins under the trusses just to hold the sheathing, spaced ever 2'? My trusses...
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    I don't consider 10 coats extreme. I sometimes...

    I don't consider 10 coats extreme. I sometimes use more than 10 coats - I just keep applying every morning until I get the effect I want (let sit for maybe 20 minutes then wipe off gently, let dry...
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    If you haven't, consider putting the DC in a well...

    If you haven't, consider putting the DC in a well designed sound insulated cabinet. My cyclone is a screamer but with the closet I can hear a whisper in the shop. If my ears were that sensitive...
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    My ceilings are 9' and sometimes I wish I'd made...

    My ceilings are 9' and sometimes I wish I'd made them 10. I screwed 1/2" plywood to the bottoms of the trusses (and all the wallls) so I could remove panels if needed. I can mount or hang almost...
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    I wouldn't rule out the Clearvue based on those...

    I wouldn't rule out the Clearvue based on those points. After trying others I am so glad I bought the 5 hp Clearvue. The power is amazing. It is quiet enough to hear a whisper in the shop once I...
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    I get a nice satin sheen with "danish" oil. ...

    I get a nice satin sheen with "danish" oil. After enough coats to suite me (usually 6 to 10, drying overnight between each), I wet "sand" it with the oil by hand with 0000 steel wool or a fine ...
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    Please feel welcome! The forum changed some...

    Please feel welcome! The forum changed some months ago because of financial necessity to keep the forum open. The full membership is a trivial and painless amount, only $6US a year:...
  23. I know a guy with one similar and has turned a...

    I know a guy with one similar and has turned a great deal on it. If you have all the parts you can do a lot for your tiny investment.

    JKJ
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    Good set? Good for what? As discussed...

    Good set? Good for what?

    As discussed several times here the Hunter Carbide tools are made and work differently than the inexpensive flat-topped carbide inset tools. They can be used as...
  25. The type of basswood may not matter for the...

    The type of basswood may not matter for the shutter application. But my carving and chip carving books are clear that Northern Basswood is superior to Southern Basswood, apparently because it grows...
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