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  1. Drill Press Disaster(Update & Trunion Review)

    Based on Mike Kreinhop's info I ordered a set of Renovo trunions almost immediately after I checked out his link but have not received them as of today's date but I expect them any day now. I had...
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    Hi Earl, yep, got lucky on that one. You should...

    Hi Earl, yep, got lucky on that one. You should have seem me doing the two step to get out of the way when it let go.:o
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    Thanks for your response Joseph, I probably...

    Thanks for your response Joseph, I probably should have waited a little longer before ordering from Renovo, may have gotten by a little cheaper but...


    Thanks Steve, agreed they do look very much...
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    Thanks Mike, did a little look at used on eBay...

    Thanks Mike, did a little look at used on eBay but didn't see anything I would be interested in. Getting a little long in years to handle some of that heavy iron anyway. It will be all I can do to...
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    +1 on John's comment, and sometimes I wish there...

    +1 on John's comment, and sometimes I wish there were stronger words for it....
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    Drill Press Disaster(it broke)

    I have a Delta 17-950L drill pressed I purchased in April of 2008. Today it literally fell apart. I have(had ;-)) a Palgram cross-slide vise installed on the work table and was using it to hold a...
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    The Switch was Bad

    Someplace in my "wordy" original post I think I said something about getting another switch. I did get another and this time I got a Stens 430-674, except for markings it looks identical to the...
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    All great advice folks, but... ;-) Hi Dan,...

    All great advice folks, but... ;-)


    Hi Dan, yeah, I get a little wordy in my old age but I am having fun. Really appreciate the look and comments. I am x-Navy electronics and electrically...
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    Just Looking for Some Input

    I have a small problem, just thought I would get some other input.
    Background:
    I have two rider mowers, an old 73 vintage Craftsman that I use as a tractor and a 6-8yr old Troy-Built Bronco...
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    Some great work Allen, been thinking of making a...

    Some great work Allen, been thinking of making a set for my Son. Made him a gaming table over the winter and it included a chess board. He only has a commercial plastic set at the moment. Again,...
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    But if you hang an eccentric off the end of the...

    But if you hang an eccentric off the end of the shaft it would make a great vibrator. Thinking of doing something similar with a small one I have to shake the sanding media off the sides of a small...
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    That's what you call "WOW" wood. Impressive work...

    That's what you call "WOW" wood. Impressive work also. :)

    Edit: Scott, you may want to consider posting your turnings over in the "Turner's Forum", a lot of turners over there that may not get...
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    Hi Steve, thanks for the questions. The legs are...

    Hi Steve, thanks for the questions.
    The legs are kind of a hybrid thing. They are actually three parts. The very top looks like the type with an inside metal clamp over a stud in the leg wedging...
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    A DIY Jet 1642 Swingaway

    Bill, here is a couple pics of a swing-away I made for my Jet1642. Not sure how I got a long without it before I made it. ;) I did a detailed post here if you want to see details.

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    Thanks Jim, was going to have some other game on...

    Thanks Jim, was going to have some other game on one more leaf but my Son prefered having the underside plain. He uses the underside of the other three leaves as more or less a workbench. The...
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    A Board Gamers Table...

    ...for my Son. Made this as a Christmas present this past Christmas for my Son. He and is family and friends get together quite often and play hours long board games. We were visiting together...
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    +1 on the Lenox Diemaster. Same blade I use and...

    +1 on the Lenox Diemaster. Same blade I use and I can attest to their cutting ability. Re-sawing some old Oak timbers from an old covered bridge, cut through a 1/4 steel spike twice and didn't even...
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    Paint Pots

    I have two pots which are more or less identical, both are stamped not to exceed 50psi in use. They have 5 clamps with a cast-iron lid. I use them to pressure cast pens and small waste-wood...
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    Hi Robo, the red one is actually Red Cedar that...

    Hi Robo, the red one is actually Red Cedar that someone threw on the handle just to have something on it. Not sure what the other is but my question was not what these are but what was typically used...
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    Thanks Carl, that's the kind of answer I can sink...

    Thanks Carl, that's the kind of answer I can sink my funny bone into. ;)


    Thanks James, after I posted I found a modern version for sale on Amazon and it is made of Beech so that looks like at...
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    Turning a Churn

    Posted an advise request over in Forum: Woodworking Projects. Will be doing some repairs, turning some churn dashers for a client and was wondering about churn dasher wood species. Does any of the...
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    Need Some Butter Churn Advise

    I have a client that has three butter churns in various stats of repair. One is complete but has a questionable dasher. One has a broken split dasher off its handle. The other is just the crock and...
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    Found it on the home page. Got to scroll down...

    Found it on the home page. Got to scroll down quite a ways before it shows. https://www.signaturepensupply.com/products/tempest-in-chrome
  24. Hi Kevin, I have turned pens off and on now for...

    Hi Kevin, I have turned pens off and on now for about 6-7 years and have found most of the best info over on the IAP(International Association of Pen-turners at penturners dot org). They have an...
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    Spindle Dispare

    I have a small four chair Maple dinette set that I am repair/refinishing for a brother-in-law. All repairs(a split seat and some broken spindles) are complete and now I am in the process of...
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