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    I have two recommendations: 1. Spend the extra...

    I have two recommendations:
    1. Spend the extra $10-20 on a chuck that uses a key for closing. Tommy bars are a pain and there are times when you need a third hand to use them. The key makes things...
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    I like to buy from the small guys. Turners...

    I like to buy from the small guys. Turners Warehouse, Classic Nib, Exotic Blanks, Signature Pen Supply, etc. Check out the vendors section at the IAP website (International Association of Penturners).
  3. Like everyone suggested, the G3 is a great chuck....

    Like everyone suggested, the G3 is a great chuck. The one thing I would do is buy the insert version vs the direct thread version. If you have the insert version and you buy a new lathe all you need...
  4. I get mine from Factorydirectcraft.com. Search...

    I get mine from Factorydirectcraft.com. Search for mushroom birds and there's lots of options. I usually get the ones that are 3/4" long as that seems to be the best size for my birdhouses.
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    I'm with Barry on this one. Looks a lot like...

    I'm with Barry on this one. Looks a lot like butternut to me....
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    Brandon, Minnesota Woodturners does offer some...

    Brandon, Minnesota Woodturners does offer some classes. Usually they are once a month or so and pertain to sharpening, bowls, natural edge bowls, etc. They also offer classes with professional...
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    Brandon, I also see that you are from Forest...

    Brandon, I also see that you are from Forest Lake. I live just down the road in Vadnais Heights (near 694 and 35E). If you haven't already you should join the Minnesota Woodturners Association. It's...
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    Me yourself a donut chuck. They hold the bowls...

    Me yourself a donut chuck. They hold the bowls better than Cole jaws or longworth chucks. I either use the donut chuck or a jamb chuck. The jamb chuck is simple but you need to take light cuts as you...
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    I'm a firefighter and we were called to a house...

    I'm a firefighter and we were called to a house fire last year that was caused by one of these recalled dehumidifiers. Fortunately nobody got hurt.
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    Nice looking piece but I especially like the...

    Nice looking piece but I especially like the light up wheels on your steady rest :D
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    Looks like Ash to me....

    Looks like Ash to me....
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    I had 2 of the Barracuda chuck and while they are...

    I had 2 of the Barracuda chuck and while they are decent chucks with many jaws included, I think the Nova G3 is a better chuck. The drawback of the Barracuda chuck is the jaw style. It has serrated...
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    I've got two very similar to that. Very easy to...

    I've got two very similar to that. Very easy to make and I made mine with a bunch of scrap pieces.
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    Went to Menard's this morning and bought the...

    Went to Menard's this morning and bought the necessary supplies and got the compressor fired up this afternoon. Everything works great!

    Thanks for all of the advice!
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    355852 I've got the motor rewired as per the...

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    I've got the motor rewired as per the diagram and here's the pressure switch. The two outside terminals are labeled 'line' with the two black wires coming from power while the two inside...
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    Yes, you're right, John. I've been calling the...

    Yes, you're right, John. I've been calling the pressure switch the wrong thing. Fortunately everyone here knows what I'm talking about :)
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    Currently the pressure switch has two black wires...

    Currently the pressure switch has two black wires and a ground going to it. Then two black wires run to the motor. I've got the motor wired as Line/T1/T3/T8 and Line/T2/T4/T5 as the diagram shows. Am...
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    Yes. I think the motor was installed whenever the...

    Yes. I think the motor was installed whenever the compressor was installed at the station. I made sure I tested it out and ran it for a short period before I put a bid in on it :).
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    The motor is not original. The compressor...

    The motor is not original. The compressor originally came from the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant and was installed in the fire station maybe 15 years ago. My plan is to switch the motor to 120v...
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    Here's a picture of the data plate. It's a 1hp...

    Here's a picture of the data plate. It's a 1hp motor and draws 14 amps so I should be able to run it at 120v, right? I only have 6 or 7 receptacles on my garage circuits and this is pretty much the...
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    Compressor question: 240v to 120v

    Hey all,

    I just bought a spare compressor from my fire dept. Currently it is set to run at 240v but I'm hoping to run it at 120v. The motor has a diagram showing the wires that need to be switched...
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    Does it have to be plastic? What about a...

    Does it have to be plastic? What about a cardboard poster tube? They make some that are thick and durable for shipping artwork and such. You could cut them to whatever length you needed....
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    It's better to blow up free wood than a $20 blank...

    It's better to blow up free wood than a $20 blank from the store. Plus your free wood is likely a little green still and should be easier to turn than dry wood.

    Watc some videos by Bill Grumbine,...
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    You could think of it as a giant coaster! :D ...

    You could think of it as a giant coaster! :D

    Nice job!
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    I find that some of the ugliest wood on the...

    I find that some of the ugliest wood on the outside makes for some pretty wood on the inside :)
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