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  1. You have not yet said what brand and model of VFD...

    You have not yet said what brand and model of VFD they sold you (or at least I haven't seen it). If it's the stock Delta S1 did you get or download the full Delta S1 manual? If not, do that...
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    I have a small Woodmizer bandsaw mill and which...

    I have a small Woodmizer bandsaw mill and which can handle up to 28" diameter logs. I cut cedar when I can get it for siding on animal shelter buildings. I also cut some slabs 2", 3", and 4" thick...
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    Scott, I have no experience with Western Red...

    Scott,

    I have no experience with Western Red Cedar, only Eastern. (I haven't seen it for sale here other than at local sawmills - I saw and dry it myself.)

    I use the off-the-shelf Watco...
  4. I can't see where you answered the question as to...

    I can't see where you answered the question as to whether the lathe is the 120 or 220v version. I think most of the 1642s are 120v. Before checking the inverter verify you have goood power from the...
  5. People with Horses, donkeys, goats, and llamas...

    People with Horses, donkeys, goats, and llamas here want square bales they can lift and move by hand. Cattle farms here all use round bales.

    I can feed round bales to the horses in the covered...
  6. I use a '99 Dodge diesel, 5-speed manual. So...

    I use a '99 Dodge diesel, 5-speed manual. So far it has pulled bobcat, hay, and loads of logs up every grade without complaining. I use one of two gooseneck trailers for everything but moderate...
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    There are a number of grass plants that propagate...

    There are a number of grass plants that propagate with both seeds and rhizomes. Rhizomes are horizontal roots that grow under the surface (just like bamboo), sprouting new plants along their length....
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    That was kind of my point in an earlier post...

    That was kind of my point in an earlier post about hauling the PM 600 miles - it's not too difficult or expensive to haul a lathe so maybe search in a wider area.
  9. Great, I'll call you to go along for the next...

    Great, I'll call you to go along for the next load, thanks! :) Probably tomorrow. Got the new tires today. Rewiring the brakes tonight.

    JKJ
  10. Fun with loaded hay trailer on the side of the interstate

    I picked up another load of hay today. Loading is quick with the grapple - we put 150 bales on my 18' trailer. The hay is about 30 miles from home.

    They on the way home BANG a tire blew out on...
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    The cost was one reason I went with PVC. The...

    The cost was one reason I went with PVC. The Ace Hardware down the hill carried 6" fittings for cheap, maybe 5 or 6 bucks, didn't keep most in stock but could always get them the next day. They...
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    Ricc, I'm not good with prices because I...

    Ricc,

    I'm not good with prices because I haven't been looking for or watching what used lathes sell for. But I have some limited experience with both lathes.

    Price will also vary based on the...
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    If you look at the Robust rests, you might see...

    If you look at the Robust rests, you might see they have a 1/4" rod on the top of their rests. They use a hardened tool-steel rod so the steel won't get dented or gouged. At first, they simply...
  14. Locking the Morse Taper

    As I mentioned before, instead of relying on the friction of the Morse Taper, find some way to hold the chuck or adapter to keep it from turning.

    On some things like taper shank drill bits I...
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    Tim, Unless you have big plans for expansion...

    Tim,

    Unless you have big plans for expansion I'm wondering if the ClearVue with the 6" inlet would be sufficient. I don't see dimensions, but I think my shop has longer runs and the CV1800 does...
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    Robert, How long are your spindles? As you...

    Robert,

    How long are your spindles? As you imply, a rest long enough to cover the entire spindle is very much desired. I turn a lot of thin spindles and I use the 14" Robust rest which is good...
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    Heat radiation in a vacuum

    I suspect you meant to say there is no heat convection in a vacuum. Heat radiates well in a vacuum, otherwise the sun would be useless to us for warmth. Radiation is also the means to remove...
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    Preventing the rash

    I call the rash "micro tearout". Sometimes on problem pieces I'll paint on a coat of thinned shellac and let dry just before the finish cuts. I thin shellac-based sanding sealer with an equal...
  19. Pen for signing

    I tried a LOT of different pens. This is what I use now:

    Faber-Castell Pitt pens, black, wallet, set of 8
    https://www.amazon.com/Faber-Castell-FC167137-Wallet-Assorted/dp/B005HF562K
    414393
    ...
  20. I don't have much trouble with staining. I...

    I don't have much trouble with staining. I always use an extremely fine capillary tip to pinpoint the application area and limit the amount of CA. I apply CA to the area then IMMEDIATELY wipe the...
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    No, I use a very sharp and fairly long fillet...

    No, I use a very sharp and fairly long fillet knife from my surf fishing gear. (I "saw" a little as I cut) With a sharp edge it cuts easily through the roll leaving smooth edges. I make these...
  22. Paul, If I understand correctly, you can start...

    Paul,

    If I understand correctly, you can start with what you do now: turn a bottom tenon with tailstock support. Then make a way to hold securely by the top. One way:

    - reverse the blank and...
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    Roger, I don't know that carving feet on...

    Roger,

    I don't know that carving feet on bowls is different than other types of carving. I use a variety of tools: a Fordom rotary carver, a reciprocal carver, hand-held carving gouges,...
  24. Solvents like alcohol, naphtha, and acetone...

    Solvents like alcohol, naphtha, and acetone evaporate and don't leave any residue.
  25. Starting with sandpaper would be my last choice...

    Starting with sandpaper would be my last choice since it would gum up quickly.

    A solvent that dissolves what's on the surface might pull some of it into the wood.

    I would use hand scrapers...
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