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    I believe that Captain Eddie sells kits to make...

    I believe that Captain Eddie sells kits to make your own. Check Ebay where there a lot imports from about $20 up,
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    Realise that when yo put it i the tail stock, you...

    Realise that when yo put it i the tail stock, you will likely have to extend the tail stock quill about 1/2 in. before it will seat. At least it is that way on two of the lathes I have owned..
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    Kevin, be careful with You tube videos. There...

    Kevin, be careful with You tube videos. There are some very good turners like Ashley on You tube, but there are a lot who think they are good turners. If you belong to the AAW use the videos they...
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    I would ask what do you gain my rough turning a...

    I would ask what do you gain my rough turning a platter! Wax it and let it dry.
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    I hate dealing with cracks, but a void offers a...

    I hate dealing with cracks, but a void offers a lot of possibilities. I often use epoxy mixed with coffee grounds, turquoise, pearl essence or whatever you want. I don't trust CA to hold a very...
  6. The SRG is one tool that I think it is best to go...

    The SRG is one tool that I think it is best to go cheap. I have a 1" PSI SRG and have no plans to buy higher priced one. Unless you to a tremendous amount of spindle roughing a higher priced one is...
  7. Thread: Tool Junkie

    by Al Wasser
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    Put all of your credit cards in your safety...

    Put all of your credit cards in your safety deposit box and give the keys to it to your wife
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    Get hold of MIke Smith at Century Tree Turnings. ...

    Get hold of MIke Smith at Century Tree Turnings. He is in the Raleigh area and has very good wood at reasonable prices
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    I have the robust rests but recently add the...

    I have the robust rests but recently add the Advanced Lathe Tool rests. I guess I can try to sell my Robust rests now
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    Novas are good chucks and will serve you well. ...

    Novas are good chucks and will serve you well. If you need an insert be sure you get a Nova to fit a Nova chuck. A different brand insert may cause the chuck to not run true.
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    Most of the west is subject to hot dry weather. ...

    Most of the west is subject to hot dry weather. I retired at Williams AZ and live in a similar climate in S. Colo. There are a lot of things you can do to help your self but none will guarantee...
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    Seems like once or twice a year Woodcraft had Jet...

    Seems like once or twice a year Woodcraft had Jet tools listed as either 10 or 15% off. If you can wait you might save some $
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    It is not food safe. So the intended use is...

    It is not food safe. So the intended use is ornamental things.
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    Realize that CA can and likely will leave a nasty...

    Realize that CA can and likely will leave a nasty stain. Sometimes you can give the wood a coat of sanding sealer to prevent the stain. Experiment with a scrap piece before you mess up a nice ...
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    You need enough room to get behind the lathe and...

    You need enough room to get behind the lathe and do routine cleanup of chips/dust and to pick up things that fall back there like tools, pencils, wrench, dividers, etc
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    My 2 cents: Beeswax is not a finish, but is...

    My 2 cents: Beeswax is not a finish, but is mixed with many finch formulas. The juniper will need to be straight as an arrow or you are likely to encounter some cross gran and breakage. Juniper...
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    I cut the ball end off mine many years ago. I...

    I cut the ball end off mine many years ago. I think I was told to do it by a fellow turner.
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    Big tease == now I have to go look and I was just...

    Big tease == now I have to go look and I was just there a few days ago
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    There is something about those milk, water, tea, ...

    There is something about those milk, water, tea, OJ jugs. They work for what they are intended but not for another purpose. I have had 2 jugs of anchor seal beak and leak the contents. The first...
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    Pines (many species), fir (several species),...

    Pines (many species), fir (several species), spruce (several species) don't lump them all in the same "no good" basket. Some wil turn well and some won't regardless of the species.
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    Fact is that an outage or surge can hit while you...

    Fact is that an outage or surge can hit while you are using the lathe or other tool. The only safe way is to have a good surge protector in use.
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    It varies a lot from person to person. The...

    It varies a lot from person to person. The person that turns something each day will advance faster than the one that turns a couple hours on Sat. morning. You also need someone that is a good...
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    I much prefer the U. The V gets little use.

    I much prefer the U. The V gets little use.
  24. Thread: Tear out ?

    by Al Wasser
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    That looks like a piece of wood that does not...

    That looks like a piece of wood that does not deserve any more time or money. Just toss it!
  25. Thread: chuck wobble

    by Al Wasser
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    I had a Nova G-3 that woodcraft replaced because...

    I had a Nova G-3 that woodcraft replaced because it would not run true so you might have another that was made wrong. Be sure the insert is a nova, not some other brand
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