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    Mike, I hate to do this to you, but I AM going to...

    Mike, I hate to do this to you, but I AM going to make this a commercial interprise because it's going to be worth it, unlike my Chuck Plate which I posted instructions on building them as soon as I...
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    John, I didn't join this site to sell tools. It...

    John, I didn't join this site to sell tools. It was to learn. I haven't yet advertised here. I'm proud of my abilities to be able to solve a problem by making something that will allow me to complete...
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    So Keith, what I'm reading into your answer to me...

    So Keith, what I'm reading into your answer to me is that if I come up with a totally new tool that will prevent a lot of grief, I can't even show it??? So far, I've designed a Chuck Plate, and...
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    Next month, 7 -13 I'm going to post on a new tool...

    Next month, 7 -13 I'm going to post on a new tool that I'd like to think I'm the inventer of. It will have pictures, and a good description of it's advantages to other methods of completing turnings....
  5. Wayne, I haven't messed with Palm yet, but I...

    Wayne, I haven't messed with Palm yet, but I believe you need to let it dry first. After it's dry, vacumm cast it with cactus juice or some other type of resin. If you use cactus juice, cook it...
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    Brian, since you don't have a compressor, and the...

    Brian, since you don't have a compressor, and the vac pressure didn't work, get yourself a soda straw from your local Big Gulp store. Use that to try to blow out dust. You'd be surprised how much...
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    Metal Lathes Mike, this came up today in Green Valley,...

    Mike, this came up today in Green Valley, Arizona, close to Tucson. Do you have any interest????? I know there is no thread cutting avalible, but it looks good for the price....... .................
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    Brian, good save on a beautiful cracked piece of...

    Brian, good save on a beautiful cracked piece of wood. Everything looks good. Keep it up...... Jerry (in Tucson)
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    Metal Lathes Thanks George. I'm aware of those guys as I...

    Thanks George. I'm aware of those guys as I already have a patent issued back in '94. Cost $4000, but didn't have the money nor the resources to pursue it. I lost it when whe maintenance fees came...
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    Baxter, thanks for the info, and judging from...

    Baxter, thanks for the info, and judging from mine and Robert's questions, you might as well just sit down and start writing that book on how you did this. Seeing the log really put the piece into...
  11. YesireeBob... Everything is SoWestern. Hey...

    YesireeBob... Everything is SoWestern. Hey Brian, I'm going to Orange in October. Doesn't matter which way I go to get there. You want to visit?......... Jerry (in Tucon)
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    Did you use a steady rest while turning down the...

    Did you use a steady rest while turning down the tenon???? And, how did you mount it into/onto the headstock???? Doing research. That's why so many questions....... Jerry (in Tucson)
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    It was the best wood to use for bows before the...

    It was the best wood to use for bows before the Indians invented guns..... Lol............. Jerry (in Tucson)
  14. Brian you're getting there, but not a cigar yet....

    Brian you're getting there, but not a cigar yet. After your last post of the forms you did, I put in SoWest Pottery in my search engine, and clicked on that "Bing: Images of South Western Pottery"...
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    Metal Lathes Joe, thanks for your input. Especially about...

    Joe, thanks for your input. Especially about making a live center in under 10 minutes on a CNC. That's gonna help when I get a quote back from Riten Industries one of these days. I don't think...
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    Metal Lathes George, the live center I'm making really doesn't...

    George, the live center I'm making really doesn't have much to do with the cup tip, other than it's better than a point. It's a double duty live center. Check back after July 13th, in the "Turners...
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    My thoughts on the difference of carbide verses...

    My thoughts on the difference of carbide verses HHS. I aqquired 3 carbide tools at the beginning of the year, and have used those 3 tools exclusively with very rare occasions using HHS when I'm...
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    Beautiful, Baxter.. Nice shot with the empty...

    Beautiful, Baxter.. Nice shot with the empty chair. Did you notice how the flowers brightened the picture?..... I'm with Eric on what did you use to get it so deep, and how did you support it in...
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    Metal Lathes George and Joe, I'm actually a cabinet maker...

    George and Joe, I'm actually a cabinet maker turned woodturner, not a hobby machinist. I have invented this live center, and am trying to get some accurate samples made to send to a few catalogs to...
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    Metal Lathes Thanks for that info, Joe. I'm going to be making...

    Thanks for that info, Joe. I'm going to be making 10 live centers at MT2, and offset turning won't work. I've been all over the net looking for plans, but it's hard to determine what to do without...
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    Metal Lathes Taper turning attachment

    Has anyone ever made a taper turning attachment or have plans for one? It would be appreciated if you'd share ....... Thanks, Jerry (in Tucson)
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    As a Flintknapper, I can say without a doubt that...

    As a Flintknapper, I can say without a doubt that you can convert electric kilns to produce low temperatures. When cooking rock, we need to keep the first 24-36 hours under 200 degrees to evaporate...
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    Uneducated guess, but looks like Tamarisk, or...

    Uneducated guess, but looks like Tamarisk, or Salt Cedar. I didn't think they grew there. Is there a lot of tiny shoots growing around the burls..... There are a lot of SC here in Arizona, and are...
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    That's another good looking piece, Richard....

    That's another good looking piece, Richard. Thanks for sharing...... Jerry (in Tucson)
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    Curt, good looking jar. Did you remove the bark...

    Curt, good looking jar. Did you remove the bark off the sticks, or is it still on? I getting ready to do one like that with turned Agarita sticks....... Jerry (in Tucson)
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