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  1. I like a LOT of light at the bandsaw. When I...

    I like a LOT of light at the bandsaw. When I built the shop I wired a quad outlet to a switch so I can plug in multiple lights and turn them on with one switch. I have one mounted to light from the...
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    Ricc, I have no experience with making urns,...

    Ricc,

    I have no experience with making urns, but when I wanted to determine the volume of a Beads of Courage lidded box before turning it I sketched out my design full size on graph paper then...
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    I don't know what's available commercially, but...

    I don't know what's available commercially, but when I couldn't quickly locate couplers I needed for my dust collection I made them from PVC pipe starting with a ring cut from piece of pipe. If the...
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    I generally don't cut platter blanks round. I...

    I generally don't cut platter blanks round. I usually cut the blanks square, a little longer than the desired platter so any minor checks can be cut away. If possible, it's best to keep and dry...
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    Peachicks are hatching again

    Three peachicks hatched today, some of the last for this year with just a few more eggs in the incubator. Assuming these survive, they will bring the total to 19 this year. Some from the spring are...
  6. Gun safe dehumidifier

    I set my gun safe directly on the concrete, bolted to the floor with four large concrete anchors, AND bolted to the wall studs behind with long lag screws near the top and lower. The combination...
  7. Most of the N95 masks I have do not have...

    Most of the N95 masks I have do not have exhalation valves but some do, right in the middle of the mask. In general, the simple multi-layer N95 masks don't have exhalation ports but the respirators...
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    Pat's post is excellent! True quartersawn is,...

    Pat's post is excellent! True quartersawn is, of course, the most stable however that takes a huge tree and some big sawing. Pat's second diagram is what I do for larger platters or for smaller...
  9. The 1 1/2" gouge is 22 1/4" long overall with a 5" blade.

    The web site indicates "The 1 1/2" gouge is 22 1/4" long overall with a 5" blade."

    I agree, I'd send the short one back. I'd also send them the photo and ask them if the short one is the new...
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    That's a good idea.

    That's a good idea.
  11. My underground high voltage line blew out once. ...

    My underground high voltage line blew out once. I was headed out to photograph a wedding when it failed and when I got back in a few hours they had made the repair and were filling in the trench. ...
  12. Nice. Wait, I don't see sufficient access for...

    Nice. Wait, I don't see sufficient access for the cats.
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    Wet lumber is very heavy, especially wide 12/4...

    Wet lumber is very heavy, especially wide 12/4 boards. A tractor with forks on the front saves a HUGE amount of manual effort. I slide boards onto the forks from the mill then set the stack out of...
  14. We have a transformer on a concrete pad in the...

    We have a transformer on a concrete pad in the woods maybe 80' from the house. It is fed by a 7200v underground line. I understand the guy who built the house in 1988 paid to have it installed...
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    Somehow they must have messed up on my OSB and...

    Somehow they must have messed up on my OSB and forgot to add variations to one side! :) The spray covered perfectly. If I remember correctly, there was considerable visible resin on the surface...
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    Somehow I bought a quantity of OSB that wasn't...

    Somehow I bought a quantity of OSB that wasn't porous and wasn't significantly rough on one side - perhaps it had more resin added to that side. The other side was a little rougher but not bad. I...
  17. I have most of a roll-around tool box dedicated...

    I have most of a roll-around tool box dedicated to drill bits. For loose bits I use the shallow drawers and make dividers and bins by cutting down small microfiche boxes to fit. (I have hundreds of...
  18. Some people turn different things than others and...

    Some people turn different things than others and turn in different ways. Perhaps that's the reason some people prefer different tools. Fortunately, there are plenty of options.
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    I think mine is made from Lexan (polycarbonate) ...

    I think mine is made from Lexan (polycarbonate) which isn't brittle like plexiglas acrylic you might buy at Home Depot. I generally buy metals and plastics from Online Metals since they are...
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    Nice shape and beautiful wood! I know people...

    Nice shape and beautiful wood!

    I know people who "ebonize" often. The preferred wood with some seems to be Holly. The preferred colorant is black leather dye. Holly is fine-grained and can take...
  21. Two different Steb centers

    There are both Steb drive centers and Steb live centers. I have several sizes of each from 1/2" up to 1" (I think).

    This picture shows both the drive and live Steb centers in the 1/2" size, the...
  22. Tools for turning metals

    Dennis,

    I used standard Thompson tools, mostly a spindle gouge, a skew chisel, parting tool, and I tried a bowl gouge, for both brass and aluminum. I got nice curls from the tools, in fact the...
  23. Yes, I have industrial SDS rotary hammers. Used...

    Yes, I have industrial SDS rotary hammers. Used one just a few days ago to drill in concrete. I've use the chisels in non-rotary mode to cut long channels in concrete for drains.

    However, my...
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    Maybe get someone else with bandsaw experience to...

    Maybe get someone else with bandsaw experience to take a look at it.

    JKJ
  25. Same here, great for smaller things, manuals in...

    Same here, great for smaller things, manuals in plastic protectors and in 3-ring binders. I put the receipt for the tool with the manual.

    Documents for equipment too big for protectors get their...
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