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    Yes, I have those adapters and switch between 1"...

    Yes, I have those adapters and switch between 1" 8tpi and 1-1/4" 8tpi. A few years ago I got a Metric adapter from Vicmark so I could do use the chucks for a demo on a Oneway lathe (Grizzly did not...
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    I have two of these grizzly chucks and am...

    I have two of these grizzly chucks and am satisfied with them. Fit and finish is not great but once tightened, they have not come loose. After a lot of use, I wore out a pinon gear but replacement...
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    more additions to the earful: I have the Harbor...

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    I have the Harbor Freight right angle drill and use it for sanding (on my second one now). They last a long time but are not comfortable to use. The 55 degree close...
  4. "Is it possible?" yes it is possible. I don't...

    "Is it possible?" yes it is possible. I don't think you will be able to cut 18" wide wood but you should be able to trim the wide sections back a little and get it done. It will NOT be optimal and...
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    I think you will be OK on most of them. I don't...

    I think you will be OK on most of them. I don't have a lot of experience in this size although have twice turned many that were larger. Rough-out thickness is a balance between having enough to...
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    I would not attempt to dry anything that large,...

    I would not attempt to dry anything that large, but would choose a design and cut / turn it oversize and then dry the rough-out (coated with anchor seal).
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    I also use Forstner bits on hollow forms. There...

    I also use Forstner bits on hollow forms. There are some concerns. Slow the lathe down for drilling. Pull the bit out frequently to clear the shavings (carefully as it is possible that the taper...
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    I don't think a "rule" applies to hp vs width of...

    I don't think a "rule" applies to hp vs width of cut. I do think that a "rule" could apply if it considered band speed and width of cut. Each tooth needs to cut some amount of wood to avoid wearing...
  9. For those who do some production spindle turning,...

    For those who do some production spindle turning, I disagree with the consensus above. I have a 3/4" Sorby SRG and a big one (1-7/8") one sold by Allan Lacer. The big SRG was not cheap but stays...
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    It is a three phase motor, they are very simple...

    It is a three phase motor, they are very simple machines with not much to go wrong. Two bearings, a fan and copper wire. A bad bearing (very bad) might lock up when the motor starts turning, this...
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    My negative rake scraper is about 75 deg on the...

    My negative rake scraper is about 75 deg on the bottom and about 15 deg on the top. I doubt either angle is critical, it is cutting with the burr and I have no way to measure the angle of that.
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    I wish it was not so far, Russian olive is nice...

    I wish it was not so far, Russian olive is nice wood for turning.
  13. It would best to cut them into blanks ASAP while...

    It would best to cut them into blanks ASAP while wet, seal the endgrain and stack out of sunlight with decent air flow (not indoors). Limb wood is unstable and you should expect some pieces to fail...
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    If it uses a DC motor, speed controllers are...

    If it uses a DC motor, speed controllers are readily available although they are not likely to fit exactly like the original. If it is a 3 phase motor, variable frequency drives are also readily...
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    That shows that you don't always need fancy burl...

    That shows that you don't always need fancy burl or exotic wood to make something great. Good clean design and a nice finish make this a winner.
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    How you prepare them depends on what you want to...

    How you prepare them depends on what you want to make. The chances of successfully drying a whole log section is very poor. Split in half through the pith and sealed ends - the chance of success...
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    My first thought is Ash although I have seen...

    My first thought is Ash although I have seen pecan this light colored (usually pecan has some streaks of darker color).
  18. Thread: Next Chuck

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    Consider using face-plates for the larger pieces.

    Consider using face-plates for the larger pieces.
  19. There is not a lot of documentation on this type...

    There is not a lot of documentation on this type of work for two good reasons: * No single method works for everything, * A method that is safe for one turner with his machine may be very dangerous...
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    I would go with the best lathe that I could...

    I would go with the best lathe that I could afford. That might not be the largest swing that I could afford. The times that I have used the swing capacity of my full size lathe all involved...
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    I have worn out a few of the 55 deg drills and...

    I have worn out a few of the 55 deg drills and one of the Harbor Freight tools listed above. The Harbor Freight drill seemed to last longer but is less comfortable to use.
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    I am not sure how big of blank you are working...

    I am not sure how big of blank you are working with but 1-1/2" screws are pretty long. I usually use #10 x 1" sheet metal screws with a face-plate. With my face-plates, that puts the screws about...
  23. Thread: Upgrade

    by Dennis Ford
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    I did not have too much trouble with MACH3 and a...

    I did not have too much trouble with MACH3 and a parallel port but Acorn by Centroid is a lot more capable and works with modern computers. Really glad that I choose this upgrade path.
  24. I have a diy machine and will comment on that. *...

    I have a diy machine and will comment on that.
    * I really enjoy building things and had the skills to do a decent job on it.
    * If you would not get satisfaction from building one, don't build it...
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    I would not use it for an axe handle or baseball...

    I would not use it for an axe handle or baseball bat but it should be fine for almost anything else.
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