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  1. That's the one! Thanks, Joez!!

    That's the one!

    Thanks, Joez!!
  2. Dodgy memory of Australian comedy set in a garage

    Help me out?

    I remember watching a TV comedy set in Australia that featured a family-run garage. The owner's daughter was a perky, energetic blonde with short hair who favoured thin T-shirts (if...
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    Vinegar (acetic acid) and citric acid. ;-)

    Vinegar (acetic acid) and citric acid. ;-)
  4. You'll need to be really careful or else you'll...

    You'll need to be really careful or else you'll end up with dust!
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    Tell her, "my first wife said that." :U

    Tell her, "my first wife said that."

    :U
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    Not a problem, Nick. We're all hooked and...

    Not a problem, Nick. We're all hooked and swirling down that slippery slope that is wood turning.

    When you get green wood, use a couple coats of plain old latex paint on the end grain to moderate...
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    His explanations are sharp and well presented....

    His explanations are sharp and well presented. Being able to find them on YouTube was wonderful. I've ordered a DVD copy to have the whole thing. There are a number of great bowl turners out there,...
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    (It's much faster to download it then view it.)

    (It's much faster to download it then view it.)
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    Hi Nick, Watch the videos in this playlist: ...

    Hi Nick,

    Watch the videos in this playlist:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQG6Zp_Rp1Uyr95JsDG0Vh9VgxAbOTYxZ

    Youtube wouldn't let me post it there in a comment.
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    Ah, yeah. Darn. I thought it was a bearing, too,...

    Ah, yeah. Darn. I thought it was a bearing, too, and was wondering it it'd work to hold the pieces in-place on a large travel board.
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    It sucks that tossing it in the bin is cheaper...

    It sucks that tossing it in the bin is cheaper than more toner cartridges. It's the same way here, too.
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    That is very impressive! You put a lot of love...

    That is very impressive! You put a lot of love into that set. It'll become an heirloom. :U
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    Those are very attractive. Nice work!

    Those are very attractive. Nice work!
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    That is a sweet looking pencil. Maybe if I turned...

    That is a sweet looking pencil. Maybe if I turned one of those I wouldn't lose it. It'd be more special than the any of the four dozen pencils I've misplaced around the house since Halloween. :doh:
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    That sucks. I have bouts of BPPV.

    That sucks. I have bouts of BPPV.
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    I wish that worked here. If I try that, the...

    I wish that worked here. If I try that, the little buggers just snooze until it warms up :((
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    I'll second that. Party strobes don't do me any...

    I'll second that. Party strobes don't do me any favors. I've needed to clear the area a couple times when I wasn't even drinking.

    And speaking of strobes, did this video make to you guys?

    ...
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    I have two lathes that are both lighted by...

    I have two lathes that are both lighted by regular shop lighting (4' daylight florescent tube) and by a dual spotlight fixture over the bed. I use daylight CFL spotlight bulbs (90W equiv.) adjusted...
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    http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachments/f8/25566...

    http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachments/f8/255667d1361787694-resin-lidded-box-uploadfromtaptalk1361788443958.jpg



    Hannibal Lector of the Woodturning World :;

    The box is truly captivating....
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    I use a wire coat hanger with a dozen five-pound...

    I use a wire coat hanger with a dozen five-pound pull rare earth magnets. I twisted the hanger into a spiral and then bent that into a triangle. With a magnet in each loop I can run that through my...
  21. IMHO, use mineral oil or a NON-petroleum honing...

    IMHO, use mineral oil or a NON-petroleum honing oil (check a knife shop). All I use are the cheap diamond plates. I'm happy with the results I've gotten. I mostly use them to touch up flats on...
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    The Instructables web site had a nice article on...

    The Instructables web site had a nice article on modifying a Harbour Freight pressure pot for doing castings. I'm fairly sure there is very little difference between the Harbour Freight model and the...
  23. Well done, there! They are exquisite. That wood...

    Well done, there! They are exquisite. That wood is fantastic.
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    46 3/4"???? :o Do you have a hat with blinking...

    46 3/4"???? :o

    Do you have a hat with blinking lights for walking around at night? Man, that's really high. I've got my lathe on the stand, subject to a little tweaking to get the spacing correct...
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    Thanks, Everyone! I'll have some pictures...

    Thanks, Everyone!

    I'll have some pictures tomorrow morning. I was too sore to do any setup last night.

    I did think of an easy way to get the lathe hoisted, though. I'm going to use a Gorilla...
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    You might want to browse through Yahoo or Google...

    You might want to browse through Yahoo or Google groups for hobbiest machinists, too. Not necessarily for someone to cut you a taper, but for a place where they shop. I found my blank #2MT arbors...
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    Holy crap, is that thing heavy! The carrier...

    Holy crap, is that thing heavy! The carrier brought it right to my basement door and I horsed it down the stairs with no damage (except for my aching back). I'd thought that the plug would be a...
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    I think you quoted the wrong problem ;-)

    I think you quoted the wrong problem ;-)
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    :doh: I overlooked the most obvious fix. Yeah,...

    :doh: I overlooked the most obvious fix. Yeah, I have several. Man, some mornings I must leave my brain on the nightstand.

    I'm thinking that I'll just leave the leg as it is for a week and see...
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    It does. I'm a tad over 71", so I think I'll have...

    It does. I'm a tad over 71", so I think I'll have some blocks with a small footprint ready to add right off the bat. I probably won't need that extra 20mm.

    Thanks for doing the hard work thinking...
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    Wow! TeknaTool ought to look into offering that...

    Wow! TeknaTool ought to look into offering that plate as an option. What a great idea. I didn't quite understand what you were doing with it before. About the chocks, how tall are you? My 2024 is on...
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    The blank and finish are really nice looking....

    The blank and finish are really nice looking. I've had those sorts of accidents with all but finished pens. It's painful work so hard and have it not turn out perfectly.
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    Nice wood, there. I really like olive wood. The...

    Nice wood, there. I really like olive wood. The grain is always interesting.
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    Thanks, guys. I've been waiting two years to get...

    Thanks, guys. I've been waiting two years to get a new lathe. I have a 10" where I turn pens and turn small projects. I really want to make decent sized bowls. Turning is the only woodwork I plain on...
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    Whheeee! My lathe is on the way!

    Well, I received my tax refund and ordered a new lathe this morning.

    Amazon.com came through with a Nova DVR 2024. Tuesday is going to be a special day! I've the weekend to clean the shop before...
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    I can see where that is awkward. Do you think you...

    I can see where that is awkward. Do you think you could raise the whole lathe? Maybe 75mm or so? If you bolted short extensions to three legs and put that front left stand on a little bench you'd be...
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    Man. Thanks. That's one of the reasons I really...

    Man. Thanks. That's one of the reasons I really like this forum. The answers have the details too, not simply a "you can't do that."

    So the issue is friction and heat dissipation. I suppose it's...
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    I do. By replacing the wheels with a nice, easy...

    I do. By replacing the wheels with a nice, easy to build frame, you get a good solid DIY jig out of it. I've downloaded the plans (such as they are) and find that I can build it right now from...
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    The pens are pretty, but banksia nuts really...

    The pens are pretty, but banksia nuts really creep me out. :oo:

    I don't think I could even pick one up. :no:
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    Perhaps a series of screens would keep the foam...

    Perhaps a series of screens would keep the foam down by disrupting the surface tension of the bubbles. Take a peek at my post in this thread. I think I'll add a few layers of screen to the foam basin...
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    I spent a fair bit of time googling for other...

    I spent a fair bit of time googling for other resin sources. I couldn't even find any other retail sources in the state, let alone a bulk dealer.

    Shipping and handling is a killer even when it is...
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    I've watched the videos on TurnTex Woodworks -...

    I've watched the videos on TurnTex Woodworks - MesquiteMan's Cactus Juice and seen how much the resin can foam.

    I have a bucket full of LEDs and a tiny camera that would be easy enough attach to...
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    @dai sensei, Is there any particular reason to...

    @dai sensei,

    Is there any particular reason to use a clear chamber except to watch for foam rising to the evacuation tube? I was wondering if an open container in a pressure pot plumbed for a...
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    Hi Les, Have you ever tried to use that pot as...

    Hi Les,

    Have you ever tried to use that pot as a vacuum chamber for stabilizing blanks? We have what is probably the same pot sold by Harbor Freight. I've been thinking about casting and...
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    That's a very nicely done pen. :U

    That's a very nicely done pen. :U
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    Hi Ian, is that an inlay or a sticker cast in the...

    Hi Ian, is that an inlay or a sticker cast in the blank? I'd surely love to have something similar based on this patch:

    TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB ROUND STICKER from Zazzle.com
  47. Thread: Vertex

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    edit: That's a beaut, BTW. I found the...

    edit: That's a beaut, BTW.

    I found the tutorial ;-)
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    I was figuring on using some sort of shelf/box...

    I was figuring on using some sort of shelf/box across the bottom to hold ballast. I was going to use sacks of gravel, but think the suggestion about containers of water is even better.

    Yesterday...
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    Thanks, Ian. I hadn't thought of using water....

    Thanks, Ian. I hadn't thought of using water. That sure beats lugging sacks of gravel into the cellar!
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    :-) That's the XP I was planning to get. But...

    :-) That's the XP I was planning to get. But after adding the cast iron legs and the remote, I'm looking at ~ USD$2200, plus shipping. Amazon had the DVR 2024 last week for USD$2600 with free...
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