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    Looks good. So long as the overall length of...

    Looks good.

    So long as the overall length of the bobbin, the dia. of the bore and the diameter of the whorl (the pulley) match closely, she should be happy.

    If everything else is of similar...
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    I've turned plenty with a simple full length bore...

    I've turned plenty with a simple full length bore and have had no complaints. The 'lightweight' spinners, for whom it would matter, have always preferred some form of bearing end to reduce friction,...
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    Yeah, it's amazing how much of the skill in...

    Yeah, it's amazing how much of the skill in wood-turning is in learning the 'feel' of the cut.

    Having to do it solely be eye? Somehow I think my reject pile would suddenly gain a lot of weight,...
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    AFAICT, there are a few reasons for fiddleback to...

    AFAICT, there are a few reasons for fiddleback to occur but most seem to do with stress.

    If you look at where it occurs, it's often on the trunk under heavy branches, just below forks, etc., etc. ...
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    Yep. Anticlockwise. :yes: If it's not fully...

    Yep. Anticlockwise. :yes:

    If it's not fully tightened when fitted to the lathe, starting the lathe or even a minor catch, can tighten it up beyond easy removal.

    As Powderpost said above,...
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    You're spot on there. About 6" have fallen since...

    You're spot on there. About 6" have fallen since this morning, just enough to hide the woodpile and make bringing in the firewood a misery. :rolleyes:

    Sadly, I have a couple of turning jobs on...
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    I stand corrected. My bad for only skimming the...

    I stand corrected. My bad for only skimming the initial post... :B

    He's quite right. The headstock and tailstock angle back, so the actual "drive line" is almost over the back way.

    I'm...
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    Sorry, but no. My Woodfast C1000 kisses very...

    Sorry, but no. My Woodfast C1000 kisses very nicely, thank you.

    What makes you suspect that it's a design choice rather than a QC failure?
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    I prefer the thinner bowl. :) Maybe it won't...

    I prefer the thinner bowl. :)

    Maybe it won't hold as many corn flakes, but it has that touch of elegance to my eye.

    No real problems with the new tool-rest beyond fine-tuning the ol' muscle...
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    In a previous life I spent a decade or so in an...

    In a previous life I spent a decade or so in an Open Cut coal mine in Latrobe Valley, driving 'dozers around to clean up around the feet of the big dredges, amongst other things.

    The formations of...
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    At higher speeds the head (upper right) pulley...

    At higher speeds the head (upper right) pulley should be "opening up" to give a smaller diameter, while the motor pulley should be "closing up" to give a larger working diameter. Although you say...
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    As you can tell from the above replies, it's not...

    As you can tell from the above replies, it's not a simple yes/no answer any more.

    100% Tung Oil's drying time is heavily temperature dependent. :yes:

    "Traditional" DO's, derived from a Tung...
  13. Nicely done. :yes: I agree with Neil that...

    Nicely done. :yes:

    I agree with Neil that such a repair, sympathetically done, can enhance a piece and add value.
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    In descending order, 3, 1, 2, 4. For some...

    In descending order, 3, 1, 2, 4.

    For some reason #! always looks to me like it should be #3 but the stem got broken off... :rolleyes:
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    I'm guessing that when it does finally go, it's...

    I'm guessing that when it does finally go, it's going to have some absolutely gorgeous figuring...
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    Over-clamping can definitely be a factor in...

    Over-clamping can definitely be a factor in delamination...

    I'd put it into the top 3 causes

    - contaminated surface (which includes surface oils)
    - over-clamping and/or insufficient glue.
    -...
  17. I'm far from being a glue expert, but I suspect...

    I'm far from being a glue expert, but I suspect there'd be a trade-off for the shorter open time; probably in joint strength.

    A shorter curing time means less time, while polymerising, to form...
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    I've always found it mildly amusing that people...

    I've always found it mildly amusing that people will spend a small fortune on chucks, jaws and cutting tools for specific purposes, yet overlook the one thing that every wood lathe must have; a tool...
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    Damn you, Wheelin! I'm hoping Annette doesn't...

    Damn you, Wheelin!

    I'm hoping Annette doesn't see this thread, lest my carefully hoarded camphour slab will be required to become yet another Inkle loom for her collection.

    Very nicely done and...
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    Yeah, it's a problem. This is one of the reasons...

    Yeah, it's a problem. This is one of the reasons it was popular, way back when, to braze a small dia. hardened steel rod across the top of the rest. Mind you, if you dinged that with a bad catch,...
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    Assuming normal grain orientation in the timbers,...

    Assuming normal grain orientation in the timbers, for strength, any glue joints are going to be suspect. Side-grain to end-grain? Not a good choice.

    For any durability, Orraloon is spot on; I'd...
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    Personally, I call square scrapers "blanks" that...

    Personally, I call square scrapers "blanks" that I'll re-profile to suit my needs. :D

    Generally bull-nosed, although I have a couple which are only gently rounded.... for use by SWMBO. The only...
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    There's a healthy logging industry going on out...

    There's a healthy logging industry going on out here, but I'm not aware of any mills. Not that this means anything, apart from "I haven't looked since I moved here" as I source my slabs elsewhere.
    ...
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    I've never had the opportunity to put a D-way...

    I've never had the opportunity to put a D-way thru it's paces enough to make up my mind about them. I don't believe a mere one or two sessions with a good tool is sufficient to form an opinion. ...
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    If no-one closer to you is interested in taking...

    If no-one closer to you is interested in taking you up on this... AND you're willing to drive out Oberon way, I reckon I can help you out with this.

    Keep me in mind, just in case.
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    :yes: Also, on many wheels the hole is...

    :yes:

    Also, on many wheels the hole is slightly over-sized for the arbour. While this makes it easier to mount/dismount, it also introduces a small margin of centering error. Simply rotating...
  27. Nice recovery. :2tsup: And without a telltale...

    Nice recovery. :2tsup:

    And without a telltale wooden plug in-fill... ;)
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    It's also possible the cracks are from...

    It's also possible the cracks are from oversanding. As with the actual cutting, anything that generates heat can cause microfractures to show overnight.

    Although it's tempting to get "stuck in"...
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    Heh. I meant to mention that for many pieces,...

    Heh. I meant to mention that for many pieces, rather than trying to break the joints I'll instead use a fine kerf japanese pull-saw to cut through the tenons. After all, the M&T section is...
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    One of the pitfalls I've found with pieces...

    One of the pitfalls I've found with pieces "rescued" from op-shops, etc. for recycling is that the better made ones, which often appear to have more salvageable timber, generally do not! Probably...
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    I like the grub-holes, but I'm not too keen on...

    I like the grub-holes, but I'm not too keen on the epoxy colour.

    (I think that on darker timbers an infill of brass dust is the bee's knees. But that's a different method again and everyone to...
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    Heh. I was taught that Blackwood tends to be...

    Heh. I was taught that Blackwood tends to be host to a variety of bacteria or fungoid that just loves the moist confines of our respiratory passages.

    As with the hooked fibres, etc., I don't know...
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    4mm? That's a respectable accomplishment on a...

    4mm? That's a respectable accomplishment on a piece like this, even if it's going to take a bit of sanding to clean up properly. I'd be happy with it. :2tsup:



    Me, I like DO for this sort of...
  34. That's one of the reasons for alternating ring...

    That's one of the reasons for alternating ring direction in the boards.

    Most boards, if cut from the same tree, will want to warp or cup in the same direction. Alternating 'em, with a good glue...
  35. I think you'll have more success is if you're...

    I think you'll have more success is if you're less specific and just google "woodworkers toolbox."

    It's the same problem: how to fit the required tools in a limited space with easy access and...
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    The best dust removal system in the world is...

    The best dust removal system in the world is useless if the blade isn't scavenging properly... and that certainly looks to be your problem.

    Moving to TCT will alleviate the quick bluntening to a...
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    :yes: Obviously you need a parting tool that has...

    :yes: Obviously you need a parting tool that has some length to the 'blade' but, more importantly, you should re-handle it with something more substantial than the handle typically provided. The...
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    Looking good. That's a much more pleasing form. ...

    Looking good. That's a much more pleasing form. :2tsup:
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    I was quite impressed with how elegant the...

    I was quite impressed with how elegant the displays were this year, compared to the last time I visited around... oh... a decade ago.

    Kudos to the organisers, I know how shoe-string their budget...
  40. +1 for buttons. A slab-top table (by slab I mean...

    +1 for buttons. A slab-top table (by slab I mean that it's made from the same timber and all the grain runs in the same direction... whether it be an actual milled slab or jointed boards) has the...
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    I don't know whether Teknatool has revised this...

    I don't know whether Teknatool has revised this or not, but the older Nova chucks are unintuitively tightened/loosened in the opposite direction to most other brands or, come to that, most other...
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    Do you have any history on how it was damaged? ...

    Do you have any history on how it was damaged?

    Also, is it a Castle style wheel? From the pix it's hard to tell... But some of the turning details, the shape of the table and that tension...
  43. Looking at the pix, it appears that they've been...

    Looking at the pix, it appears that they've been turned from solid branches? ie. the core/pith of the branch is the radial axis?

    If so, that's the real problem, not their drying out as such. ...
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    I like that you've incorporated the acrylic box. ...

    I like that you've incorporated the acrylic box. It's a seal-able box, I assume?

    My dog is a brick and I suspect that the next time I visit Mum I'll find that Dad's a brick too. :rolleyes:
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    I'm another who gave up on Windows and moved to...

    I'm another who gave up on Windows and moved to Linux.

    Win10 is free, true... but almost everything in it requires 'net connectivity. Even solitaire requires the internet. If you have a...
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    Sorry: mobo = motherboard. Geek speak. ...

    Sorry: mobo = motherboard.

    Geek speak. :rolleyes:
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    It's usually a simple matter, yes, although...

    It's usually a simple matter, yes, although laptops and portables can be a whole other story.

    Many mobos use a small jumper placed onto a couple pins to flush the CMOS, while some have a simple...
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    I made a modular "wall" of bookshelves from pine...

    I made a modular "wall" of bookshelves from pine some 20 years ago. The shelves are made from 850x200x18, spaced 280mm apart, rebated into the uprights and pinned through a ply backer... sized to...
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    Unlikely. The CMOS battery supplies the power to...

    Unlikely. The CMOS battery supplies the power to store such settings when the 'puta isn't powered.

    If you know how - and feel comfortable with - clearing the CMOS, I'd suggest you try that. ...
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    Sorry, Eliza... one glance at the formatting of...

    Sorry, Eliza... one glance at the formatting of your original post did my head in, so it was relegated to "I'll try reading it later. If I remember."

    I have a twin output Burnmaster (great for...
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