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  1. Mineral spirits, denatured alcohol, any...

    Mineral spirits, denatured alcohol, any degreaser. I like brake parts cleaner to degrease parts, buy it by the case. But I wouldn't soak the inside of the chuck with degreaser unless it was properly...
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    Julie, now you have the picture problem solved I...

    Julie, now you have the picture problem solved I wonder if it would be helpful to start over and reboot this topic in an entirely new thread to remove the distraction of the photo problem discussion...
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    Nice moon shot! I had to buy an adjustable...

    Nice moon shot!

    I had to buy an adjustable weight bar to fit on the bottom of the telescope to balance the weight of the camera. It's surprising the camera expects something from the mount. ...
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    Excellent! You are having too obviously much...

    Excellent! You are having too obviously much fun! I can see some of the moons of Jupiter with binoculars (image stabilized) but the scope is SO much better.

    That scope will nearly blind you...
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    You will probably lose something important and...

    You will probably lose something important and irreplaceable, such as what you had for lunch yesterday.
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    For anyone interested, that shape is called an...

    For anyone interested, that shape is called an analemma. It's usually (or used to be) printed on globes.
    Some more info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analemma

    JKJ
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    Great! Just to be clear, the tarp should not...

    Great! Just to be clear, the tarp should not reach to the ground to allow plenty of air circulation. Not as important in cold seasons. Some people cover with plywood or sections of metal roofing.
  8. From the picture that chuck looks identical to...

    From the picture that chuck looks identical to the one I bought in May for $138 but without the insert which is about $25. The engraved markings look identical. The other difference are the...
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    I see five thumbnails, expanding to images when...

    I see five thumbnails, expanding to images when clicked.

    JKJ
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    Yes, many people post photos and almost always...

    Yes, many people post photos and almost always EVERYONE (contributors) can see them. What is different about this set? Have others besides myself and Julie uploaded first to a SMC gallery then...
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    Test, copying and uploading one of the files

    I tried something - I copied one of the photos to Photoshop. I noticed it came in as a .bmp file. I saved it as a .jpg and put it on my disk and uploaded it to one of my galleries. As a test, I'm...
  12. I've never heard of the Nova Pro-Tek SN2. I did...

    I've never heard of the Nova Pro-Tek SN2. I did notice the last two SN2s I bought were a little different, with some laser engraving not on the earlier chucks.

    You should easily use the SN2 on...
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    I can see the photos. What method did you use...

    I can see the photos. What method did you use to put the photos from the album into the message? I don't use the Insert Image icon. I click on the photo in the album and copy the BB Code in the...
  14. Comments on Tecknatool (Nova) chucks

    All my chucks are Teknatool/Nova. I'm happy with them. All the jaws are interchangeable.

    At the moment I have 20 Nova chucks, mostly the Supernova 2 models. All are the insert versions. Some...
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    Doc Green has some troubleshooting tips on his...

    Doc Green has some troubleshooting tips on his website. https://www.docgreenwoodturner.com/articles.html This is for the PM 3520 but almost everything is the same or similar in the 1642. Perhaps...
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    Other non-necessities that I enjoy anyway:...

    Other non-necessities that I enjoy anyway: variable speed on a lathe, chucks, HSS tools, sandpaper, live centers, compressed air, heat&air in the shop, bright lights, safety equipment, wisdom and...
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    A few things I can think of. Sliding it down to...

    A few things I can think of. Sliding it down to the end is useful, especially for hollowing and turning inside a bowl, as Chris mentioned. Also most, like my PM 3520b can mount a bed extension on...
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    I have successfully process green wood into...

    I have successfully process green wood into useful dry blanks from logs sized from 4 to 4 in diameter. There are a lot of factors to consider besides the size, many ive learned over the years...
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    Sorry, more detail: Sanding is always by hand and...

    Sorry, more detail: Sanding is always by hand and just right at the problem spot. Always put the thin CA on the sandpaper and never on the wood to avoid CA staining. I generally use several very...
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    Nice job and looks useful. I store wood shavings...

    Nice job and looks useful. I store wood shavings under my lathe:

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    I suspect you will want to move it back. At one point I had a small cabinet on wheels under one of my lathes and it...
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    Small, superficial voids can be filled by wet...

    Small, superficial voids can be filled by wet sanding with thin CA glue. Put some on some 220 or so sandpaper and sand the area. The sawdust mixes with the glue and gets packed into the void. ...
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    The other John Jordan (the famous one) turns...

    The other John Jordan (the famous one) turns green wood, lots of hollow forms. He said the best solution is to acquire the entire log and leave it in log form, off the ground, and out of the sun. ...
  23. Does this also hold well to end grain as the OP...

    Does this also hold well to end grain as the OP is using? I haven't tried that. I assume the end first needs to be flattened before gluing the waste block which might complicate the balancing step....
  24. Those are beautiful!. Nice job! As someone...

    Those are beautiful!. Nice job!

    As someone who loves to turn small things, I'm always on the lookout for interesting wood when I'm spltting firewood. It often takes splitting before I realize...
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    I haven't used a stone on the knives since the...

    I haven't used a stone on the knives since the original preparation.

    To renew the edge for a while I used leather strops with a compound added. The best was very thin pigskin glued on a board,...
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