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    You have a lot going on there and it looks like...

    You have a lot going on there and it looks like it all came together well. The segments, open segments, layer ring, diagonal sections, and top carving. Great job. Finish good also. You did not...
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    Yes the casters were double locking and it was...

    Yes the casters were double locking and it was just a matter of unscrewing the leveling screw and installing the caster with thread. You do need a lock nut on caster stem to get it leveled and...
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    Pays to do some research and talk. Not a bad...

    Pays to do some research and talk. Not a bad price, and bird in hand?????? Some areas do not have bandsaws pop up that often so you have a decision to make.
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    Someone else in club bought and installed the...

    Someone else in club bought and installed the locking casters. I am pretty sure that the thread is metric and the normal casters will not work. I do believe that he found the metric locking casters...
  5. You need to cut the pith out yesterday. I...

    You need to cut the pith out yesterday. I recommend cutting at least a 15% of diameter (about 2-1/2 to 3" section) out to clear the pith which may not be in the center of your sections. The end...
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    I had a "J" toolrest built to use on large deep...

    I had a "J" toolrest built to use on large deep bowls where the reach over a straight rest would result in vibration. Most pieces are turned with the original Powermatic 3520B straight toolrest or a...
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    I would suggest also checking out the Nova Comet...

    I would suggest also checking out the Nova Comet II. It often is advertised as package, but the electronic VS, reverse, and wide speed range. Major complaint is the lack of power in the slow speed...
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    A pencil and scratch pad to make plans, work out...

    A pencil and scratch pad to make plans, work out dimensions, cut lists, work steps, possible need for special jigs or fixtures, tools, and in general do the project mentally before going to material...
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    I have the old Don Pencil buffing system no...

    I have the old Don Pencil buffing system no longer available. It uses a shaft threaded to fit either the 1" or 1-1/4" drive on lathe. I was fortunate to buy both the 8" and 12" shaft in 1-1/4" for...
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    I seem to make the same comment about finish. I...

    I seem to make the same comment about finish. I was told about 20 years or more back that you should always use a gloss finish for clear oil finish. The satin oil finish have fine particles of sand...
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    I turned a wood elbow saver piece to fit over the...

    I turned a wood elbow saver piece to fit over the end of my Oneway live center on my Powermatic 3520B. I usually have the live center extended about 3" to give clearance for banjo. The elbow saver...
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    I made a temporary mover lift using 2 jacks on...

    I made a temporary mover lift using 2 jacks on headstock end and single jack on opposite end. The jacks are mounted to a section of 3/4" plywood that has cleats to fit under the leg web both low and...
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    Changing bandsaw tires is very similar to...

    Changing bandsaw tires is very similar to changing a bicycle tire if you can remember doing that. I was sent a little tool, about 8 penny nail stuck in dowel section, with instructions to insert and...
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    Check to be sure buffing wheels will work at 3450...

    Check to be sure buffing wheels will work at 3450 rpm. I like to buff with the 8" Beale wheels at 1800 rpm of less on my lathe, about 1800 rpm for Tripoli and 1200 for wax.
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    They Stihl (pun) make the head but it cost $$....

    They Stihl (pun) make the head but it cost $$. Being cheap and industrious, I decided to make something to grip for winding new string. Also have a new roll of string to last the next 5 years. The...
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    Bounty white select size are the only paper...

    Bounty white select size are the only paper towels that I will use either in shop or house. I have had very good luck using the paper towel for both applying "Danish " oil blend finish, wiping off...
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    Doll Peg Leg

    I had a call from man that had seen some of my turnings in a shop asking if I could/would turn a doll peg leg. He drove 25 miles and brought the "leg" on right and needed 6 more for some class. So,...
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    Weedeater String Winder

    My Stihl weeder is about 12 years old and the bump head on the winder worn down to where it is almost impossible to grab and wind on new string. So... I went to the lathe and made me a device to...
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    The texturing sure looks like you have had a lot...

    The texturing sure looks like you have had a lot of practice. It looks like the rim is a little thicker - was that done to have more solid piece to texture without flexing? It seems that thin work...
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    I bought a 3/4" Thompson bowl gouge for the extra...

    I bought a 3/4" Thompson bowl gouge for the extra strength allowing a little more tool off tool rest for bottoms on some large diameter deeper bowls. I now find that I use the 3/4" for doing a lot...
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    I think that is similar to my drill press. The...

    I think that is similar to my drill press. The rust would not be a big issue at that price and take a little elbow grease and time. Check out the start/stop switch, run on the motor and condition...
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    I often use a little cut-off wheel on Dremel to...

    I often use a little cut-off wheel on Dremel to cut the nail if it is not a finishing problem. Otherwise best to pull the little nail through. I use end nippers, but the suggestion to file down...
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    Looks like a job well done. I have the book,...

    Looks like a job well done. I have the book, about the same time, but never got"round 2 it" like so many other things.
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    I have turned green pine back in Tyler several...

    I have turned green pine back in Tyler several times and had good success. There is the pitch problem and need to clean lathe with mineral spirits or similar after turning. I twice turned allowing...
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    Vacuum Chuck System on the cheap

    After seeing several questions about vacuum chuck systems, I decided to post my "Frugal" system. I purchased the Frugal vacuum system at SWAT about 5 years back. It came with a long section of...
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