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    As a teenager I worked for a company the...

    As a teenager I worked for a company the delivered soda(pop) to peoples homes I was taught by an older member of staff that when the dog approached to put the cash bag in his mouth I found this...
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    The link below is an excellent reference source...

    The link below is an excellent reference source for bandsaw blades

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?149862-Lets-talk-bandsaw-blades!
  3. woodturner21 also has a Instagram site on which...

    woodturner21 also has a Instagram site on which there are a number of short videos

    https://www.instagram.com/stevethewoodturner/?hl=en

    The skew he uses is an Ashley Iles 1 inch with rounded...
  4. Renewing Broadband phone sharp practice

    I live in the Uk but I think the same practice may apply in the Usa

    My internet and broadband package was due to end on the 4th August

    On 19th July I telephone the internet company and agreed...
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    I wear a second hand cycling top I purchased off...

    I wear a second hand cycling top I purchased off eBay
    It is light ,breathable, a zip in the front prevents saw dust going down the neck area and it has pockets in the rear
    Being short sleeved...
  6. When I visit the USA on holiday travelling from...

    When I visit the USA on holiday travelling from the Uk I walk round Home Depot and other similar stores mirroring Fredricks behavior I now have imperial fitting to complement the metric fittings...
  7. Other uses for stuff and functional fixation

    Functional fixedness is the inability to realize that something known to have a particular use may also be used to perform other functions. When one is faced with a new problem, functional fixedness...
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    The link below is the best post I have read on...

    The link below is the best post I have read on bandsaw blades

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?149862-Lets-talk-bandsaw-blades
  9. Aspects of life you enjoy more than you should

    Here are 3 things I enjoy more than I think I should
    (1) Leaving the oven cleaner to do its job then simply wiping the oven clean
    (2) Seeing the effects of electrolysis on rusty tools
    (3)Finding...
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    Ron brown has a 40.40 jig ( I have no knowledge...

    Ron brown has a 40.40 jig ( I have no knowledge of this jig)

    https://www.ronbrownsbest.com/sharpening?pages=1-1#p897

    but my view is it is better to learn to do the 40.40 grind freehand
    ...
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    Cost of petrol in United kingdom today $8.80...

    Cost of petrol in United kingdom today

    $8.80 per US gallon regular petrol station

    Local Costco price $8.19 per US gallon
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    I grew up and attended school in the Black...

    I grew up and attended school in the Black country an area of the Uk with a rich industrial history

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Country

    Black Country as "black by day and red by...
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    Record Power UK

    Record Power UK
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    Record power sold lathes with steel tubes eg ...

    Record power sold lathes with steel tubes eg Older examples Coronet woodturning lathe

    http://www.lathes.co.uk/coronet/page5.html
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    Reed states "There used to be claims that the...

    Reed states
    "There used to be claims that the steel tube beds didn't dampen vibration the way that the cast iron did. As near as I can tell, the only real difference is that make different noises...
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    Thank you to everyone for you content and advise ...

    Thank you to everyone for you content and advise

    Can anyone please clarify/confirm if the lower power 1.5kw (2 horsepower ) motor of the Vl240 presents and disadvantages when compared to the...
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    Thank you Neil ,Mick and Reed for your comments...

    Thank you Neil ,Mick and Reed for your comments and advice

    In Summery
    The Vl300 has the following advantages
    Fixed headstock (Stuarts preference) A 2kw motor compared to the VL240 at 1.5kw...
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    Comparing Vicmarc VL240 and VL300

    These are my thoughts

    The VL300 has a 2 kw motor the VL 240 has a 1.5 kw motor is the additional 25% (0.5 kw) a deal breaker

    VL300 fixed head VL240 swivel head

    My understanding is the...
  19. I live in the Uk and many people hold the view...

    I live in the Uk and many people hold the view that Boris Johnson is an embarrassment Boris's call to bring back the imperial system is simply a distraction
    The statement
    Many soft drinks come...
  20. I live in the Uk and my view to the statement ...

    I live in the Uk and my view to the statement

    I know what a mile is and correct me if I'm wrong, but in the UK miles and kms are used interchangeably

    The only area where I have used kilometer...
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    I live in the Uk but this avenue may be worth...

    I live in the Uk but this avenue may be worth exploring I went on the internet and identified a forum for my make of car

    On the forum I found a thread which provided information on where to...
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    Please see link below ...

    Please see link below

    https://www.woodworkersemporium.com/mike-mahoney-signature-5-8-gouge-the-bottom-feeder/
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    What can be a problem with Cole jaws is if you...

    What can be a problem with Cole jaws is if you run them at a very fast speed and then turn the speed off abruptly the momentum and weight of the Cole jaws plus bowl can cause the Cole jaws to...
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    United kingdom price today 17 3 2022 Diesel ...

    United kingdom price today 17 3 2022

    Diesel $9.28 petrol $8.25 per US gallon
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    In Stuart video I believe he speaks about up to...

    In Stuart video I believe he speaks about up to a maximum of 40mph but this would be under ideal conditions and a very competent woodturner

    It would seem wise to regard this a the very upper...
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