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    I'm getting close to 50 years of woodworking, and...

    I'm getting close to 50 years of woodworking, and ran a custom woodworking business for 8 of those years. I have yet to burn out any router. My first router was a cheap Craftsman with way too much...
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    With all the set artists for tv and movies, there...

    With all the set artists for tv and movies, there is always a chance that the curly figure is faux painting.
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    What does this mean? when unexpectedly the router...

    What does this mean? when unexpectedly the router quick back the piece Was that the bit that was in the router when whatever happened? If a bearing fails, it screeches and rattles a little. It...
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    Inspection of the drum will be critical. Any...

    Inspection of the drum will be critical. Any damage and it will telegraph in the wood. Also find out the age of the machine as the coating on the drum does not last forever. Never use a solvent to...
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    I live in Central IL, rain can come sideways...

    I live in Central IL, rain can come sideways here, and you live in the windy city. So I'd definitely plan on water. I hope you are planning on an exterior Waterlox product, not traditional Waterlox....
  6. I think one of assumptions is that since it's on...

    I think one of assumptions is that since it's on the internet, it's educational and possibly a great technique. I consider most everything on youtube as entertainment. Could be great techniques and...
  7. Some wood species will produce really wide curls...

    Some wood species will produce really wide curls off a straight blade head. Run a 6" wide piece of poplar, and you can get 6" curls off it. That will give evidence to poorly designed chip removal...
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    I consider even wall and bottom thickness as good...

    I consider even wall and bottom thickness as good insurance from any movement issues over the life of the bowl. Wood moves over it's life, especially if a thin oil finish like walnut oil is used....
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    This comes up all the time. There has to be some...

    This comes up all the time. There has to be some discussion on the search function. I found at least 8 and stopped counting.
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    Can't find many good things said about this saw....

    Can't find many good things said about this saw. Nice details on this link. https://forums.woodnet.net/showthread.php?tid=7351558
  11. David Attenborough has an amazing movie and book...

    David Attenborough has an amazing movie and book on his life in nature. At 93 he has witnessed the changes from humans on the natural world. Energy policies and our world must be planned hand in...
  12. I find it very humorous that everyone needs to...

    I find it very humorous that everyone needs to know the exact reasons why importers and sellers of tools and machinery have raised prices at this point of time. Has to be a phenomena of social media...
  13. I'm sorry I missed your question Clarence. I'd...

    I'm sorry I missed your question Clarence. I'd sell about 50-60 ornaments at a month long holiday show at the local nature center. For about 10 years, selling bird house ornaments with a plastic...
  14. Absolutely. Consider the price of a bass boat...

    Absolutely. Consider the price of a bass boat with two 150 hp engines on it, and the trailer. $78,695 for this one. https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2021-ranger-z521l-7687299/
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    https://www.blum.com/us/en/services/warranties/
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    That procedure is to accurately center the...

    That procedure is to accurately center the template on the piece of wood. The scribing is done on the wood for the dovetails, not on the template. First scribe is the center of the width of the wood,...
  17. I usually don't read a post with "rant" in the...

    I usually don't read a post with "rant" in the title. But it's lunch time, so..... Haven't you heard about steel and cast iron prices going way up? Have you ever had a hobby that isn't expensive?...
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    Here's a split top Roubo for less than a grand. ...

    Here's a split top Roubo for less than a grand. https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/benchcrafted-split-top-roubo-bench-makers-package.aspx
  19. I use a 3/4" bench chisel like a scraper to...

    I use a 3/4" bench chisel like a scraper to remove glue. If there is a bead left, chisel it off first then scrape by pulling backwards.
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    One issue with a venturi is that the cfm is...

    One issue with a venturi is that the cfm is pretty low. But that can be overcome by using a shop vac to remove a lot of air from the bag, and then hooking up the venturi. You need a venturi system...
  21. Could be one of 3 things, or all of them. Long...

    Could be one of 3 things, or all of them. Long small diameter wood can whip or get in a resonance as it gets thinner. Too much tail stock pressure. Too much pressure on the bevel. Flat or hollow...
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    Not for me. I use small rectangular Rubbermaid...

    Not for me. I use small rectangular Rubbermaid containers to keep track of small parts. Easy to put in a drawer when all my floor space is too valuable for a stack of Systainers.
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    I believe everyone else is talking about the...

    I believe everyone else is talking about the color. All the deep purple and dark chocolate hues disappear with age and you get a more muted orange color. If asked to match old walnut, I start the...
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    Really old walnut and mahogany get hard to...

    Really old walnut and mahogany get hard to identify. The colors get pretty close to each other. Especially if shellac was used for the clear finish.
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    Not exactly. First it is not metal on metal....

    Not exactly. First it is not metal on metal. There is a lubrication film between the metals. Secondly, melting out the babbitt and pouring new was the last resort for a really well used machine. When...
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