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    I turn hollow forms to 10% thickness or slightly...

    I turn hollow forms to 10% thickness or slightly less depending on the size of the form. I use the Denatured Alcohol method (not advocating, just something that works for me). I soak the rough-out...
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    Jenny, I have a few carbide cutters but prefer...

    Jenny, I have a few carbide cutters but prefer using HSS for hollowing. Your cutter should be almost flat but needs to have a slight downward cant to it so that the burr will cut. Having the tip of...
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    Bill, if you are on a windows computer - hit...

    Bill, if you are on a windows computer - hit control and also the plus sign at the same time to increase font size.
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    Lowell, you can become a Contributor by clicking...

    Lowell, you can become a Contributor by clicking the 'Donate' link located at the top of every page. $6 annually has been the recommended amount for many years. It seems the subject of moving over to...
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    Mike - thanks for the explanation - my thinker...

    Mike - thanks for the explanation - my thinker wasn't working! :D
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    Nice bowl Mike! Don't see to many end-grain bowls...

    Nice bowl Mike! Don't see to many end-grain bowls but that is why you got the tear-out. Good chance that you will be able to sand the bowl smooth after it dries. Good luck with that. Looking forward...
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    Ronald, there is a sticky at the top of this...

    Ronald, there is a sticky at the top of this forum about this: Announcement
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    Impressive work Les! You should be proud!!

    Impressive work Les! You should be proud!!
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    Glenn, SW is short for South West. Sorry, should...

    Glenn, SW is short for South West. Sorry, should have just written it out.
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    I normally use end-grain when turning elongated...

    I normally use end-grain when turning elongated forms (vases) and use face-grain when turning SW style pots. You can twice turn a form if you wish to turn something you want to keep or you can turn...
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    Nice work Rod! Your BIL should really like these!...

    Nice work Rod! Your BIL should really like these! Interesting form. Nice use of contrasting wood colors!
  12. Always loved reading about our history! Amazing...

    Always loved reading about our history! Amazing just how brave the people were!!
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    Chris, my first lathe was a Craftsman 103.23880...

    Chris, my first lathe was a Craftsman 103.23880 mono-tube lathe. It helped me to learn the basics but found the lowest speed the lathe provided was WAY too fast for roughing out bowls safely....
  14. Thomas, Welcome to the Creek! Sales are only...

    Thomas, Welcome to the Creek!

    Sales are only allowed in the Classified Forum and you must be a Contributor in order to post there. For information on becoming a Contributor, click on the 'Donate'...
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    Impressive work Ed! First I have ever heard of a...

    Impressive work Ed! First I have ever heard of a Yo-Yo box. Beautiful woods and I really like how thin you turned the boxes! Thanks for sharing!
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    Beautiful work Hughie! Love the wood and you have...

    Beautiful work Hughie! Love the wood and you have the art of spirals mastered! Looks like the finish allows the grain to really play with the light! Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
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    That's great! Looks like a portrait of a tree!

    That's great! Looks like a portrait of a tree!
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    Hi Bryan, thanks for taking the time to comment...

    Hi Bryan, thanks for taking the time to comment on this matter. I like your suggestion of providing a separate sub-forum within the Classifieds to handle these matters but that is way beyond my mod...
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    Please Read the Announcements

    There have been a number of recent 'What is it worth' threads and they do not belong in the regular forums. If the original poster is a Contributor, we move them to the Classifieds Forum. If the OP...
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    Mark, check out the sticky at the top of the...

    Mark, check out the sticky at the top of the forum.
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    Any progress??

    Any progress??
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    Jenny, have you unplugged the lathe for 10...

    Jenny, have you unplugged the lathe for 10 minutes? Sometimes just allowing it to power down, then power back up after voltages have bled off can work.

    Also, I will need your email address for the...
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    Hi guys! I posted my decorated lathe for 10 years...

    Hi guys! I posted my decorated lathe for 10 years in the hopes that it would catch on and start a fun traditional here on the Creek. :D For some reason it never caught on. Didn't decorate the lathe...
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    Hi Jim!! Welcome to the Creek! Check out the...

    Hi Jim!! Welcome to the Creek! Check out the turning forum and be sure to ask any questions you have! Lots of talented folks there that love to help new turners!
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    Not a problem. Contact any moderator if you do...

    Not a problem. Contact any moderator if you do need to make an edit or remove the thread once things have sold.
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