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    Well, it would appear your main problem is that...

    Well, it would appear your main problem is that you have the wood oriented like spindle turning, but you are trying to form a bowl from it. That means you are trying to cut end grain, which can be...
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    WTB - Boggs Curved Spokeshave

    If you have one you are no longer using, give me a shout! Don't want the concave one, or the straight - just the curved bottom.

    Thanks!
  3. Or, those that enjoy an excellent system that...

    Or, those that enjoy an excellent system that produces a fine edge quickly on wheels that last years without changing diameter. Ken Rizza is great to deal with. I would recommend the 1 hp Rikon with...
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    You did very well on this one!! Very nice...

    You did very well on this one!! Very nice contrast with the lid and spalt zone lines.
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    Thanks Doug. The box has shipped!

    Thanks Doug. The box has shipped!
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    Planes and parts

    At one time I was interested in old planes and in the process ended up with some bits and pieces. The #3 is a Bailey body and frog, but the Stanley blade, chip breaker and lever cap are not...
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    A few thoughts related to John's comments on lack...

    A few thoughts related to John's comments on lack of adventure. "Back in the day" there was a lot more camaraderie on the creek and folks posted a lot more. I started turning in 2009 and received...
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    Deteriorating wood may not bond well. Getting...

    Deteriorating wood may not bond well. Getting smacked in the face with a 5” chunk of cured epoxy or whatever you may use doesn’t sound like a situation I would risk just to “try things I have never...
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    Dave, I recall you posted this before. You can...

    Dave, I recall you posted this before. You can post in that thread and it will bring it to the top of the classifieds instead of posting a new thread.
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    Maybe it is the way I turn, but I have never...

    Maybe it is the way I turn, but I have never understood this supposed limitation. Yes, there are times I need to access the "back" side of a turning that is close to the max swing, but I just take...
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    I have no difficulty buffing finished walnut with...

    I have no difficulty buffing finished walnut with white diamond, however, my finishing process results in a very smooth surface. If the applied finish is intended to leave more of a “natural” finish...
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    Jim, I don't apply the diluted finish while the...

    Jim, I don't apply the diluted finish while the piece is spinning. With the lathe at rest I apply a light coat of it - just enough to provide some lubrication for the sanding process and to create a...
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    Mike, did you see this? ...

    Mike, did you see this? https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?275669-Auriou-Adze
  14. What size is the clamp block for the steady?

    What size is the clamp block for the steady?
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    Even with a commercially available unit there are...

    Even with a commercially available unit there are so many things that can go wrong and with the level of current involved, the end result is almost always death. It is one thing to risk a cut or some...
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    I would suggest you wet sand with the finish you...

    I would suggest you wet sand with the finish you intend to use, diluted slightly with the appropriate thinner. For WOP, use mineral spirits and dilute it by about 25%. Wet sand beginning at 150,...
  17. This thread is nearly a decade old!!!!! MJ...

    This thread is nearly a decade old!!!!! MJ hasn’t been active on SMC in several years.
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    https://sawmillcreek.org/announcement.php?f=20&a=2...

    https://sawmillcreek.org/announcement.php?f=20&a=26
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    Russell, I think this is an accurate statement...

    Russell, I think this is an accurate statement except for the last clause. You may have been referring to scrapers collectively in your statement, but I doubt most of us use NRS to remove large...
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    It may not be the laser. Check this thread -...

    It may not be the laser. Check this thread - https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?201626-Monster-Laser-quot-Retrofit-quot

    And this one -...
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    As has been stated, a razor edge on a turning...

    As has been stated, a razor edge on a turning gouge will not last long and may not be achievable given the steels used in gouges. Since a cutting edge is produced by the intersection of two surfaces,...
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    I have a friend that manages a heat treat...

    I have a friend that manages a heat treat facility and we discussed how this might be accomplished. He described various various surface hardening gas treatments that might be used, but apparently...
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    I emailed Brent and this was his reply - “...we...

    I emailed Brent and this was his reply - “...we start with M2, but the secret sauce is in the surface treatment, that gives an equivalent of 75 Rockwell on the cutting edge.
    We're also using a...
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    Back in my moderator days with SMC there arose a...

    Back in my moderator days with SMC there arose a situation where tool makers were posting about their products and it got out of hand. The moderators took the position that tool makers should not...
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    I didn’t see info on the steel other than...

    I didn’t see info on the steel other than “premium high speed”, but I was curious about getting a final hardness of 75Rc. That is considerably harder than Doug’s or D-Way. I wonder if it might be a...
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