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    Bob--i'm hoping you get a buyer soon, as i am...

    Bob--i'm hoping you get a buyer soon, as i am really tempted. Don't put me in line in front of a firm offer, but if it sticks around a few days send me a PM and i'll check with my CFO!!
    earl
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    I've built my hobby shop one piece at a time,...

    I've built my hobby shop one piece at a time, almost 100% used buy/sell/trade-up. Have read of great deals picked up at auctions, but those sound rarer than stories of seeing stuff sell higher than...
  3. I've not moved a lot of machines, but when i do i...

    I've not moved a lot of machines, but when i do i like to lower the motor onto heavy styrofoam (like pink insulation sheets) to cushion it's weight. Smooth roads are not really smooth once you get...
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    Bill--that is a 5 hp motor. There is a...

    Bill--that is a 5 hp motor. There is a dot-shaped stain or mark in front of the 5, so i could see where you'd think 1/2 hp.
    earl
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    I agree with Lisa on my Mast-R-Lift--very nice. ...

    I agree with Lisa on my Mast-R-Lift--very nice. I have the Incra version which is the same lift but with the MagnaLock rings. I added a set of the Clean Sweep rings--which i use most of the time...
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    I turn a pretty fair number of pens--and the...

    I turn a pretty fair number of pens--and the slimline is a tough pen to get right. Not much meat at the ends of the tubes, and though they're "slim", they reflect turning that isn't quite right. ...
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    Perry--I don't need any of the hardware you'd...

    Perry--I don't need any of the hardware you'd listed, but would have an interest in the wood if you decide to post it. Wouldn't even need it trimmed up--i usually start by rounding between centers...
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    Had to read that twice--still want to make sure i...

    Had to read that twice--still want to make sure i got it...UPS propped the box against the garage door, a family member (no need for titles here) ran over it...and Woodpecker's replaced it?? That's...
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    There was one on South Bend, IN Craigslist a few...

    There was one on South Bend, IN Craigslist a few months ago, guy wanted something like $300. 3 phase, and dedicated 460 volt and he had no means of testing. Was really tempting, but a few searches...
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    I lust for their drill press table. Don't know...

    I lust for their drill press table. Don't know that it would be a tremendous improvement on the one i made--but it sure would look more impressive.
    I do us my Delve Square a lot.
    earl
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    Nah, i bet he sent it on time--but the flat rate...

    Nah, i bet he sent it on time--but the flat rate box deliveries are a little slow these days!! (just kidding)

    I do appreciate the reminder to try dipping pen blanks in lacquer.
    earl
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    Payment sent--thanks John!! Jack--if i hadn't...

    Payment sent--thanks John!!

    Jack--if i hadn't woken up so darned early, you'd have had it!!

    earl
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    Ruth Niles makes a nice mandrel as well. ...

    Ruth Niles makes a nice mandrel as well. https://nilesbottlestoppers.com/product-category/mandrels-accessories/ Top notch stoppers and openers as well. Great service to boot.
    earl
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    The thanks should go to John Keeton, who dredged...

    The thanks should go to John Keeton, who dredged up the link for someone else. I may be able to get a start on one this weekend--but have a gifts to finish so they can be shipped first.
    earl
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    I know this is an old thread, but after i saw it...

    I know this is an old thread, but after i saw it linked in another thread it seemed worth bringing back to the surface. Great tutorial on the bell ornament, and i may get a little mileage out of...
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    Thanks for a great show--those boxes are...

    Thanks for a great show--those boxes are stunning. And...the spoon for the abalone inlay was a great tip!!
    earl
  17. A lot of folks seem to get caught up in the cost...

    A lot of folks seem to get caught up in the cost of an accessory compared to the price of the tool it's used with. In this case--fence for a table saw. A solid, accurate fence can make an "okay...
  18. I'm wondering why you couldn't move the Incra...

    I'm wondering why you couldn't move the Incra fence to the left side of the blade? The carriage lifts off (after loosening 4 bolts), and if you set the stop bolts before doing that it easily can be...
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    Mr. Skelly mentioned the "double square" above. ...

    Mr. Skelly mentioned the "double square" above. I got my first, and old 4" Starrett with a rule that is barely readable, as part of a tool lot purchase. Had it for about a year before i actually...
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    I turn a few pens, including a lot of burls. For...

    I turn a few pens, including a lot of burls. For really small voids, i'll often use powdered turquoise, aluminum, copper, or lapis with very thin CA (Bob Smith Super Thin normally) which carries the...
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    Great news on the electrical front--opens the...

    Great news on the electrical front--opens the world in tool-shopping.
    To Tom Tree's point--the $300 saved versus new is good on the surface, but if new there's another $200 in savings on shipping...
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    If there is a hat left available, i'd like one. ...

    If there is a hat left available, i'd like one. Either color is fine--whatever is left. PM me the total with shipping and i'll get you paid.
    Thanks,
    earl
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    Ian--did you mean the G0531B? G0563 is an edge...

    Ian--did you mean the G0531B? G0563 is an edge sander.
    Whichever 5hp Grizzly--looks like it would take a 30 amp circuit, with probably 10 gauge wire. Changing a breaker is not too bad, pulling...
  24. I have the Rikon 70-220 VSR and in two years it's...

    I have the Rikon 70-220 VSR and in two years it's been a solid machine. David Bassett mentioned center boring above--i turn a few hundred pens per year and do all my drilling for those on my lathe. ...
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    I went from a 14" Ridgid (well tuned and...

    I went from a 14" Ridgid (well tuned and functional)--which is a pretty standard 14" saw--to an older 14" Bulgarian-made Laguna welded frame about 5 years ago now. Not the same saws you mention, but...
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