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    My DeWalts have had the ozone smell when first...

    My DeWalts have had the ozone smell when first turned on almost since day one. I know the brushes and commutator are ok. Replacing brushes is definitely a DIY and take a look at the commutator,...
  2. I see no problem in paralleling 220v outlets as...

    I see no problem in paralleling 220v outlets as you mention; I have done it in my shop for the lathes, bandsaw, dust collector, table saw, etc. Good as I am I can only operate one machine at a...
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    I do use tight fitting leather gloves when rough...

    I do use tight fitting leather gloves when rough turning. The gouge I use is long enough that I am several inches from the work piece and I use my own designed, high profile, tool rest as a guard....
  4. See my post and others on 12-29-2010 on this...

    See my post and others on 12-29-2010 on this subject. Buy a riving knife, great protection for few $$. I would suggest Dust Collection is #1 priority. I have used the past 12 years, 3hp external...
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    Be Warned: protect your airways. I am now 70 and...

    Be Warned: protect your airways. I am now 70 and a life time of breathing wood & metal dust, high concentrations of VOCs as a process engineer in a plant that used, ketones, toluene, xylene, butyl...
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    Justin, What is the "tote" you refer...

    Justin, What is the "tote" you refer to..........thanks p.s. a lg. diamond hone should work well in dressing the sole really flat, they are available for about $40.00, cheaper than the $150.00...
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    Ditto Enco or MSC, hard to beat the prices &...

    Ditto Enco or MSC, hard to beat the prices & service. Phone in the order before lunch and it arrives next day. Best variety of steels and alloys I am aware without great expense.
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    Ditto on the Paulownia, post a photo in the...

    Ditto on the Paulownia, post a photo in the spring with close up of leaves and bloom and we can all pat ourselves on the back or not. I vote Paulownia, pretty common here in North Carolina, bark is...
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    Very strong ditto, there are better lathes than...

    Very strong ditto, there are better lathes than the Shop Fox for similar $$ and when you upgrade saleability is much greater with the Nova, et.al. and you will upgrade if you continue to turn. ...
  10. Hobby shops have Nichrome. It will also burn up...

    Hobby shops have Nichrome. It will also burn up unless you reduce amps. Curious as why you need red heat?
  11. I have been sanding so long, not bragging, that ...

    I have been sanding so long, not bragging, that speed adjustment of VS drill and lathe are instinctive. But two things I do which at least for me is important; 1) I frequently reverse the lathe and...
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    One more time

    I installed I" PVC, thick wall, 250 psi 15 years ago and no problems. I would do it again and have in a garage where I wanted an air supply. Ran it underground thru 3" plastic conduit. I did quite a...
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    Heavy

    Call the freight company and tell them you need a truck with a lift gate and fork truck to deliver to your house, basement, garage. They will usually do it except for my 4,450 lb. metal lathe. Had to...
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    Practice Wood

    Josh, Go to one of the BORG's and have a look at the scrap pile of skids out back. The runners are usually hard wood of some sort in 4"x4". Take a big hammer and knock off the boards. Sometimes they...
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    Perceptions on Pricing

    Having exhibited at a hundred or two, lost count, high end juried mixed media art shows/exhibits I decided early on to create flawless pieces. Actually never did achieve perfection, came close with...
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    Dirty Job

    Like several others I use a drop at the lathe and blow off with compressed air.
    If you are sanding dry wood on the lathe, like when finishing a piece, learn to love dust, it will happen, I promise....
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    Maple Blanks

    Hello James, Very nice spalted maple you have. What is size of the piece in the last photo and is it solid?

    Thanks
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    Box Elder Burl

    Color Me Green, Envy, Envy, Envy

    That looks to be a perfect fit for the VB 36

    I look forward to the end result, the pressure is on!
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    Paul, I had this problem first time I changed...

    Paul, I had this problem first time I changed blades. Please send me a PM on part #, etc so I can finally fix this problem. Thanks
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    $3000.00 to spend

    Two lathes Grizzly G0694 @ $2500.00 or PM 3520B @ $3200.00 Maybe a little less. I would go for the PM. Grizzzly seems to have tiny detail problems that keep popping up. Likely the majority of...
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    Ras

    Ditto exactly what Charlie V said, had one and that's enough. Had means past tense. Maybe the 12" $2,000.00 jobs are accurate. My TS, BS, HP, MP, DP, all work great.
  22. screws in plastic

    This got me thinking, just where did I learn that and when? Don't know, seems like I've always done it
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    Hand ripped boards

    I admire your instincts and desire to rip boards the way our ancestors did. In the 1960s I had a similar motivation to build an enternainment cabinet and shelves with hand rip and cross cut saws,...
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    Good old phosphoric acid works well, in the form...

    Good old phosphoric acid works well, in the form of naval jelly, or a similar product, might take two or so applications but gets down to the metal. Just look for "contains phosphoric acid"...
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    Beading Tool

    I have two or three Sorbys and like them as my skill with a skew does not overflow with confidence. If your wood tends to tear at those two spots 180 degrees across use light pressure, the grained...
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