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    Thanks for the info John, as always. Do you...

    Thanks for the info John, as always. Do you still buff with the carnauba after the Vonax or just use the Vonax alone and that’s it? Would I only need one buff wheel or more?

    wow - didn’t even...
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    Thanks all for the info. John, when buffing...

    Thanks all for the info. John, when buffing Danish oil, what compound do you use and how soon after applying the oil is it ready to buff?

    Also, they have a threaded extension that sticks out...
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    Beall buffing system

    Hi All,

    Still relatively new to turning and have mostly done bowls finished with Danish oil. I have just started doing some smaller hollow forms and am looking at lacquer finishes (I don't have a...
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    I think prices totally depend on your area and...

    I think prices totally depend on your area and the supply/demand locally.

    In Chicagoland area, I had been looking daily for 2+ years and only saw a couple PM3520s come up - one was an older...
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    Thanks everyone for the info and tips. tom

    Thanks everyone for the info and tips.

    tom
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    Interesting idea - what speed do you generally...

    Interesting idea - what speed do you generally wet sand at?
    thanks,
    tom
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    Beginner question/help

    Hi All,

    I am just in the finishing process of my first hollow form (about 8" x 6") and after putting on some Danish Oil, noticed a band of lighter coloring all around the piece at the widest...
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    This may be just my ignorance as I have never...

    This may be just my ignorance as I have never turned any burl of any type, but why not leave the bark in? It gives a nice contrast to the wood.
    Just curious, especially if so time consuming to...
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    I was in the same boat a few months ago with a...

    I was in the same boat a few months ago with a used 3520A for sale for similar price. After a lot of thought I ended up buying a new Laguna 2436 during one of their 10% sales for a little more.

    I...
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    Ha - interesting problem to have Peter! I’m still...

    Ha - interesting problem to have Peter! I’m still struggling as a beginner to find enough time to get out 3-4x/month so I’m years away from accumulating that much. I’m sort of the opposite where I’m...
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    Thanks again everyone for all the info/advice. I...

    Thanks again everyone for all the info/advice. I pulled it out of the shavings today to check and so far no cracks, but we’ll see what happens.
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    Yeah, I thought I needed to leave it thicker so I...

    Yeah, I thought I needed to leave it thicker so I could true it up. Live and learn I guess.
    thanks for the help.
    tom
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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. This was a...

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. This was a smaller diameter piece (started at 7 inches with bark, now at about 5 1/2 inches) so still has the pith. I’ve sealed the end grain and will dry...
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    Help drying hollow forms

    I recently obtained the D-way hollowed which allows for 6-8 inch hollow forms and did a couple practice forms but am unsure how best to dry. Prior to this Iíve only turned bowls from green wood and...
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    Any photos of the finished products?

    Any photos of the finished products?
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    I’m fairly new too but I’ve bumped into my chuck...

    I’m fairly new too but I’ve bumped into my chuck a time or two while sanding and it just skinned my knuckle - very minor. Not sure if that would be worse if you were to bump into it hard, but when...
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    Thanks. Will do.

    Thanks. Will do.
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    Hollow form orientation

    Quick question - I was given a couple 8x8x10Ē sections of maple (still fairly wet) without pith. I would like to try my first hollow form and wonder if one of these would work to practice (I know it...
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    Ha! Right, of course. Thanks again for the info....

    Ha! Right, of course. Thanks again for the info.
    tom
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    Thanks for the info. I canít wait to try one. ...

    Thanks for the info. I canít wait to try one.

    Do you use a tenon or recess to hold them (does one way decrease chance of warping/cracking)?

    tom
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    Thanks everyone. The examples given are just...

    Thanks everyone. The examples given are just what I was looking for. I found some similar at the local big box store but they are not quite right for my setup. The examples Leo and David showed...
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    Outlet cover/protection

    So I just upgraded to a bigger lathe and the way my small garage shop is situated, the 110v and 220v outlets are on the wall right in front of my turning area. Is there a simple way to protect them...
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    Very nice! I’ve been wanting to get into...

    Very nice!

    I’ve been wanting to get into hollow forms like these - what do you use to hollow? When turned green is there a lot of warping?
    tom
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    Thanks for the detailed advice Mark (and everyone...

    Thanks for the detailed advice Mark (and everyone else)! I think I will turn a basic hollow form out of some pine glue ups that I made a while ago to test my basic hollowing tool and the ABS to see...
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    Thanks Tim - I was checking out their website...

    Thanks Tim - I was checking out their website after John Keeton posted and would love to try to make it work. So many of the classes interest me so will be a tough choice if I'm lucky enough to do...
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