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    Is the Bosch motor a 1617? If so, the fixed base...

    Is the Bosch motor a 1617? If so, the fixed base will likely be a better fit in a table. Fixed base is tapped to use the PC 690 mounting pattern, and could be adjusted from above the table— might...
  2. If it was a stock Dayton motor, i could see Jet...

    If it was a stock Dayton motor, i could see Jet (or really, any manufacturer) not stocking the replacement. You might start with Dayton or one of their distributors like Grainger or McMaster-Carr. ...
  3. Zach—try a turner’s smock. Zip to the neck and...

    Zach—try a turner’s smock. Zip to the neck and no shavings down the dirt into the uhhh belt line. And the fabric sheds chips keeping them out of pockets. I thought it was showy for a hack turner...
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    Robert Redford in The Natural. Character’s name...

    Robert Redford in The Natural. Character’s name was Roy Hobbs I think.
    earl
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    I’d be inclined to follow Chris Edwards’ lead. ...

    I’d be inclined to follow Chris Edwards’ lead. The bed of my DW735 always looks shiny, but at the first hint of drag I stop for a coat of Johnson’s Paste Wax. Almost always solves my feed issues,...
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    Yep, looks like that car would tow it fast…and...

    Yep, looks like that car would tow it fast…and corner well too! Oh…you meant hire a rollback…never mind!!
    earl
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    My first thought was a short bolt of each size...

    My first thought was a short bolt of each size epoxied to a board and screw them to it—then I realized that adding a nut of each size and you’d have a shop made version of the boards I’ve seen...
  8. Iíve got a fence off an 18Ē Laguna thatís been in...

    Iíve got a fence off an 18Ē Laguna thatís been in the shop for several years, too burly for my 14Ē. Iíd sell it for pretty cheap but guessing to ship might be salty. It will be Sunday before I...
  9. Dr. Seri Robinson was the guest at out last club...

    Dr. Seri Robinson was the guest at out last club meeting—she’s a spalting guru. I won’t even try to start on what she presented, but definitely some science available. She has no love for unknown...
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    My oldest son worked at a fast food taco place in...

    My oldest son worked at a fast food taco place in his youth. They replaced the shelving in their cooler—we got about 6 of the 6’ tall stainless units, could have gotten another 6 or 8–wish we had! ...
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    Never considered one until you mentioned dust...

    Never considered one until you mentioned dust collection!! Other than the rocker pieces, I don’t think I have any two pieces that fit together. Always have two the same OD…useless for a friction...
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    Small scale, very small, but I have an old vacuum...

    Small scale, very small, but I have an old vacuum oven I use for pen blanks and small bowl blanks…up to about 7”. Bought it for$50 local pick-up, very stable temps unlike a toaster oven. When...
  13. I’ve done tall fence with blade tilted on table...

    I’ve done tall fence with blade tilted on table saw and raised panel bit flat on the router table. I should have bought the router bit sooner, felt a ton safer!
    earl
  14. Out of about 400 pens made, 2 have been from...

    Out of about 400 pens made, 2 have been from common ash. Both for baseball players. At pen blank size, it’s a very uninspired wood. Burls…yes. Swamp ash…yes. Trunks & limbs…I’ll Honduran Rosewood...
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    I just took an LS 17 super system off a spare...

    I just took an LS 17 super system off a spare router table last weekend (converting the table to a sharpening station). I’ve got a 25” on my other table, so will likely sell the 17”. Shipping would...
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    Wow…if I lived closer I’d make you some nice new...

    Wow…if I lived closer I’d make you some nice new caulk and trade you for the mahogany! Best wishes on Your project!
    earl
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    Today’s nail polish removers may not have any...

    Today’s nail polish removers may not have any acetone in them at all. And, they may have some moisturizers that are great for fingers but might make it tougher to get a good finish. Good to have a...
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    One of these could be possible as well. steering...

    One of these could be possible as well. steering wheel knobs | McMaster-Carr
    Before there was power steering--people used them in cars!!
    earl
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    Yeah, since the swallows that carry the coconuts...

    Yeah, since the swallows that carry the coconuts are not regulated in their travels, coconuts should be in good supply!!
    earl
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    @Dean Perkins--have you found the minimum speed...

    @Dean Perkins--have you found the minimum speed of 500 rpm to be any problem? Seems pretty fast for sanding or finishing on the lathe. Or drilling a lot of stuff too, for that matter.

    Chris--see...
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    I don’t use much stuff from Rockler, but have...

    I don’t use much stuff from Rockler, but have found their Dust Right fittings to work very well for moving my single hose between machines. The fittings with a Fernco style end (might actually be...
  22. I’m not likely to become homeless, but that’s a...

    I’m not likely to become homeless, but that’s a very tempting thought!!

    @ Dave Mount—awesome series, thanks for taking the time to do that!!
    earl
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    I've spent a few years trying to decide between...

    I've spent a few years trying to decide between the Miter Express and the Miter 5000. I've used the Dubby--and it's very good. But--my Incra stuff has been absolutely top-notch.
    earl
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    I’ve made a few that were okay-ish, but I...

    I’ve made a few that were okay-ish, but I splurged on the old version of the Jasper 200–nice tool. Don’t use it a ton, but it does exactly what it says.
    earl
  25. I don't know the cause, but $319 divided by $284...

    I don't know the cause, but $319 divided by $284 is about an 8.5% increase on my calculator. Still large for a year, but not 25%--yet!!
    earl
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