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    Ah, the spice of life! My wife said I'm a...

    Ah, the spice of life!

    My wife said I'm a hopeless pasttime accumulator, constantly adding new "hobbies" over the years!

    Each field has its own secret language (and more toys, er, tools to...
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    I just saw your question about the tension. ...

    I just saw your question about the tension. Wood can develop a lot of stress if the tree was leaning or if the lumber was cut from a limb instead of a vertical trunk. Look up "reaction wood".
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    If you get end grain checks/cracks overnight this...

    If you get end grain checks/cracks overnight this indicates the wood is not at EMC (equilibrium moisture content) for the current environment, i.e., too wet. If wood checks after bringing into a...
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    I use dry lubricant a lot. One caution - if you...

    I use dry lubricant a lot. One caution - if you lube or wax the lathe bed it is harder to keep the banjo and tailstock from slipping. Graeme Priddle recommends setting a new lathe out in the rain for...
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    I put three insulated garage doors in the back...

    I put three insulated garage doors in the back room of my shop. Purchased from a place called Overhead Doors I found out this by accident when I couldn't get the color Ii wanted in the residential...
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    lathe terminology

    That part is commonly called the "headstock". The "banjo" is the part that holds the tool rest in place. This picture may help with some of the common terminology.

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    If you can't see the...
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    You can measure the absolute moisture content...

    You can measure the absolute moisture content with the oven dry method, regardless of the species, density, or moisture content. It needs a small sample from the middle of a board, a oven such as...
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    My wild and uneducated guess is some kind of...

    My wild and uneducated guess is some kind of plate that slides on two parallel round steel rods. You have any tools with two rods like that? SMCS? Plunge router or router lift?
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    Oh no, not again. Seems like just a year ago he...

    Oh no, not again. Seems like just a year ago he was unresponsive for months.

    I forgot what kind of lathe you have. I came a cross a Oneway vacuum adapter in drawer full of stuff which is...
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    I use the dollar coins a lot - I get them in...

    I use the dollar coins a lot - I get them in rolls at the bank. I order packages of $2 bills too.

    If you travel internationally they are GREAT to give out since most people have never seen them....
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    Give a man a fish and you feed him for today.......

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for today....

    There are zillions of web sites with clear explanations with good diagrams and formulas for area, volume, etc. For example google "surface areas...
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    Someone is checking, at least enough to write and...

    Someone is checking, at least enough to write and make videos about it. Google how to detect counterfeit 1$ bills
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    the force vector

    That is exactly how I was taught. Teeth just clearing the top of the wood direct any force at the cutting point forward. Teeth angling down from above the blade direct that force more towards the...
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    It depending on the area being moved from and...

    It depending on the area being moved from and to. Where quarantined you can't move wood with bark but you can move lumber that is dry.

    Check the quarantine areas and for the various states. ...
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    Excellent! Are the table legs next? Get lots...

    Excellent! Are the table legs next? Get lots of spindle practice!

    BTW, I can't remember if I mentioned it but I can recommend two books - I learned woodturning from them:

    Turning Wood by...
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    Some pictures to look through: ...
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    The "other" woodturning John Jordan said it...

    The "other" woodturning John Jordan said it looked like something he has that was turned from y.poplar from a tree that was struck by lightning.

    JKJ
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    Me too!

    Hey Tom, where did you buy the DRO components?

    After seeing your work, I think I need to send all of my metal stock to you and quit pretending. :)

    JKJ
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    Maybe it IS 'bout time to change. That little...

    John, make this your avatar. :cool:[/QUOTE]

    Maybe it IS 'bout time to change. That little goat has been long replaced by little llamas.

    But yikes, my Lovely Bride would beat me with a stick...
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    Yes, I learned that accidentally years ago with...

    Yes, I learned that accidentally years ago with open piles! When we bought this place the trees and brush had grown about 30' into the field in a stretch by the road. I wanted to fence that field...
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    I've seen that in action at a major construction...

    I've seen that in action at a major construction site - incredible! They used a huge engine-powered fan blowing down a long trench. The heat was amazing.

    Another place I experienced the power...
  22. Poll: Note that using scrapers to remove the finish...

    Note that using scrapers to remove the finish might avoid a lot of sandpaper clogging.

    I grind traditional cabinet scrapers to various curves (grinding with a 1" belt sander creates less heat)...
  23. Poll: The Prop 65 list includes aspirin, coconut oil,...

    The Prop 65 list includes aspirin, coconut oil, ethyl alcohol (in alcoholic beverages and denatured alcohol), aloe vera, nicotine, cocaine, tobacco, nitrous oxide, oral contraceptives, salted fish,...
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    Mark, I've never seen a 3/32" but plenty of...

    Mark,

    I've never seen a 3/32" but plenty of 1/8". One chart I saw indicates a 1/8" blade will cut a 3/16" min radius - is that too big for what you want?

    When I used a small blade on one saw...
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    I have two but never tried the 750X. Those I have I judged inadequate due to slop in precision, plastic parts, barely adequate motor. I do better sharpening by hand the way an old mechanic taught...
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