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    Trent does use glue to hold his cutters. I have...

    Trent does use glue to hold his cutters. I have his and John Jordans and like the Jordan cutters better because they can be removed. However the Bosch cutters work ok and can be sharpened.
    I’m not...
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    All of those are good systems. However I believe...

    All of those are good systems. However I believe the Harrison can only use a 5/8” bar. The others are 3/4” and larger. I have the Simon Hope system. My choice was basically a cost comparison. I have...
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    The spreadsheet is fine except for the $/lb and...

    The spreadsheet is fine except for the $/lb and score. Neither of these columns add anything in the decision making and IMO are misleading. However it is not my spreadsheet.
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    I tried the can and results were not 100%. Maybe...

    I tried the can and results were not 100%. Maybe operator error, but with the cost I went with the bags and so far 100% success. I haven’t broke a cap YET. There are alternatives to stoploss. I use...
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    Well you don’t know if it is the lathe or your...

    Well you don’t know if it is the lathe or your revolving center. I never like using a revolving center to check the alignment. If you have another spur center use that or borrow one. You can adjust...
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    I bought the HF (Windsor Design) red handle set...

    I bought the HF (Windsor Design) red handle set of tools to learn on. The red handle set is suppose to be better than the whit handle set. All I know is they cost $10 more than the white handle set....
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    That is probably a good move. I’m familiar with...

    That is probably a good move. I’m familiar with the Thompson and Gast piston pumps, but not with the Gast diaphragm pump you have. For the piston pumps the disposable fuel filters are ok. I’m going...
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    Tom, the Thomas use to be made the same as yours...

    Tom, the Thomas use to be made the same as yours with the heads independent. Most are now plumbed together.
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    Here is a picture of my setup. The vacuum and...

    Here is a picture of my setup. The vacuum and pressure heads are tied together. This is a Thomas 2660 pump. You canít see my gas filter in this picture. It needs to be near the rotary adapter to help...
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    Tom, I post a picture of my setup later. For...

    Tom, I post a picture of my setup later. For info, plumb the two vacuum lines together just like the pressure side is done. You will need a liquid filled vacuum gage, automotive gas filter, and a...
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    That should work just fine.

    That should work just fine.
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    The pump I have is a Thomas 2660. The Gast...

    The pump I have is a Thomas 2660. The Gast equivalent would be 82R. Both of these are oil less pumps. I have 3 Thomas 2660s. One is used for lake aeration that runs 24/7 for two years. When I pull...
  13. Well, unless I have this wrong a 150mb is only 5...

    Well, unless I have this wrong a 150mb is only 5 inhg. It won’t hold anything enough for turning. I have the Thomas 2660. I actually have 3 of them. One is used on the lathe, one is used for lake...
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    I have always avoided calling the 50mm Nova jaw...

    I have always avoided calling the 50mm Nova jaw internal shape a dovetail. I dovetail to me is if the jaws were to have an angle that the tenon should be cut for maximum holding. Michael, that is a...
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    John, I don’t consider the 50mm Nova inside jaws...

    John, I don’t consider the 50mm Nova inside jaws dovetail. The 50mm Nova jaws have a what I call a “birds beak” on the inside They are straight with this “beak” at the end. Their website says not to...
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    I haven’t used my Cole jaws since I set up my...

    I haven’t used my Cole jaws since I set up my vacuum chuck several years ago. For me it was well worth getting the vacuum system
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    Christmas Ornaments

    I had made a group of ornaments using iridescent paint a few weeks ago thinking it would be a good supply for family and friends. However almost all disappeared even before I took ant pictures. I...
  18. YouTube has videos. Also if you are close to a...

    YouTube has videos. Also if you are close to a Rockler or Woodcraft they can help. Woodturnings will
    also help you get started
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    I should have been more clear. The grit seems to...

    I should have been more clear. The grit seems to wear down fast IMO. No problems with the seams. I’m looking for what would be a longer lasting grit material . These are aluminum oxide and was...
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    Sanding belts

    I have a Delta 6 X 48 belt sander and have bought belts at the BORG and HF. They simply donít last long. I thinking ceramic would be a better choice. I did try a zirconium belt a long time ago, but...
  21. I’ll go with getting the inexpensive set starting...

    I’ll go with getting the inexpensive set starting out. I bought the HF red handle set. Some I still use and some have been re-purposed. I don’t think there is much difference in the quality of these...
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    I have had many lathes. My first turning...

    I have had many lathes. My first turning experience was with a Shopsmith, turned once on it and gave up turning for over a year.
    Next was a Delta mini I bought when Lowes was closing them out. Good...
  23. Ken, I had a PM 90. The real PM91 that yours...

    Ken, I had a PM 90. The real PM91 that yours appears to be is quite rare. Nice job on the refurbish. I raised mine to mimic the PM 91, but never had that problem. I suggest you post on the OWWM site...
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    I would still think the great ring would still...

    I would still think the great ring would still come out “banging” the chuck on a table shown in the video Reed referenced. I’m guessing you did remove the pinions. I would try soaking it with WD 40...
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    You never cease to amaze me with ANY of your...

    You never cease to amaze me with ANY of your outstanding turnings, this one is over the top.
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