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    You might want to start with blowing everything...

    You might want to start with blowing everything out with an air compressor especially the switch from the back side. It could be fine dust that has been getting behind the plate and collecting in...
  2. I cant look at the pics but if it were me i would...

    I cant look at the pics but if it were me i would start with good quality mineral spirits to see how much i could get off. Then go at it with sanding discs. Get a 5 inch interface pad from here to...
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    Craft supply sells a mandrel for making game...

    Craft supply sells a mandrel for making game calls.
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    For a batch that small your probably going to...

    For a batch that small your probably going to have to make something. I cant see a purchased paint mixer being small enough for something less then a 1/2 gallon. Aluminum rod at the big box store...
  5. I dont know where in New Jersey you live but you...

    I dont know where in New Jersey you live but you are more then welcome to come to one of our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm. The club is Atlantic shore woodturners club. We meet at...
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    Elbow grease speed. I do all my wet sanding off...

    Elbow grease speed. I do all my wet sanding off the lathe. I rarely finish anything on the lathe anymore. For danish oil i have a 5 gallon bucket of home made that i submerge the piece into if it...
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    Sometimes you can wet sand by hand with 400 grit...

    Sometimes you can wet sand by hand with 400 grit sand paper and the finish you used to make it disappear. Danish oil is easy to wet sand with since it takes a while to start drying.
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    I have had my G0766 for a little over a year now....

    I have had my G0766 for a little over a year now. I am very happy with my decision to go with that over a smaller more expensive lathe. I have no noticeable wobble in my lathe. Even when turning...
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    Once you hollow a few its not terribly difficult...

    Once you hollow a few its not terribly difficult to get a smooth inside. Just take a few final light smooth passes only hitting the high spots and they will disappear.
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    If you are going to twice turn a pith to pith you...

    If you are going to twice turn a pith to pith you can leave the walls 1/2 to 3/4 thick. Leave 3 inches of material at the base and make a part at the bottom of the hollow form stopping around 3/4...
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    Now might be the time to look at upgrading it to...

    Now might be the time to look at upgrading it to a camera system. I changed from a laser pointer to a micro usb endoscope camera that plugs into my tablet. They are about the diameter of a pen. I...
  12. Forstner bits will drill straight if you start...

    Forstner bits will drill straight if you start them without the extension first. Once the the sides of the bit are completely in the hole it will guide it straight.
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    Harbor freight sells long single row boxes with...

    Harbor freight sells long single row boxes with dividers for cheap. Big enough to fit the 3 inch discs in.
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    I had my grinder on a cabinet i made out of 3/4...

    I had my grinder on a cabinet i made out of 3/4 pine cabinet plywood that was maybe 20" wide x 18" deep and waist high. Just make sure you use double locking casters. I had 2 locking ones on the...
  15. Everything i have read says not to use...

    Everything i have read says not to use countersink screws with faceplates and to only use pan head type screws. Have you had any problems with heads breaking?
  16. I always use stainless steel screws for green...

    I always use stainless steel screws for green wood. I get a few uses out of them before the heads get stripped and i cant get a Philips bit to turn them anymore.
  17. What chuck are you using to me it looks like a...

    What chuck are you using to me it looks like a g3. If it is i would caution turning something that big and heavy with it that chuck is pretty lite weight for something like that. You will always...
  18. I would start with an appropriate size face plate...

    I would start with an appropriate size face plate and all the screw holes filled using tail stock support to shape the outside. If you have an appropriate size chuck to handle that size piece you...
  19. Dont have a kiln. At the moment i have a back...

    Dont have a kiln. At the moment i have a back log of rough turnings that are in various states of drying. A bunch that are dry i have been putting on hold to turn down green wood before it cracks. ...
  20. yes the outside is coated in anchor seal. ...

    yes the outside is coated in anchor seal. Hopefully in a couple months it will be dry.
  21. red maple hollow form in progress

    Picked up some red maple log sections earlier in the week. This hollow form came from the one of the smaller logs it was 22 inches in diameter with an off centered pith that i took advantage of. It...
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    Just a suggestion but instead of using abs pipe...

    Just a suggestion but instead of using abs pipe fittings for your threads this guy makes some nice brass threaded inserts that would look so much nicer. ...
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    You know your 2 days late.

    You know your 2 days late.
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    John Jordan sells handles with 3/4" openings and...

    John Jordan sells handles with 3/4" openings and adapters to fit different diameter shafts as well. https://www.johnjordanwoodturning.com/handles.html
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    I bought a cheap diamond hone set from harbor...

    I bought a cheap diamond hone set from harbor freight. The set with the hole pattern in them. They are rigid enough to make it level and the course grit is just enough to get the gouges out.
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