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    When I try to burn a line in the bottom of...

    When I try to burn a line in the bottom of anything, if the piece of laminate wants to cut too deeply before it burns, I turn up the speed, and narrow down the end of the piece of laminate I'm using.
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    I just sent him an email, inquiring about the...

    I just sent him an email, inquiring about the licensing mentioned on the ESP 90 Website. Will let you know what answer I get.
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    BB, exceptional blackwood bowl. Didn't notice...

    BB, exceptional blackwood bowl. Didn't notice the Chatoyance that Neill spoke of, 'til I looked the second time. Well done. Like the extra treatment at the bottom, too!!
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    You are a fortunate Eliza, you are! Possible...

    You are a fortunate Eliza, you are! Possible sequence of events?: Drill bit sticks, spins loose in the morse taper; you pull the tailstock back, dislodging the taper completely; the weight of the...
  5. Thread: john T

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    Welcome JohnT!!! This place is the best!

    Welcome JohnT!!! This place is the best!
  6. Thread: Bowl drawing s/w

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    Two thumbs up, Ern. Greenie launch in progress.

    Two thumbs up, Ern. Greenie launch in progress.
  7. Thread: reverse chucking

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    I have used a rubber Dek-tite... a rubber gizmo...

    I have used a rubber Dek-tite... a rubber gizmo thats made for sealing around pipes, etc., where they extend through the roof. I just slip the Dek-tite over the face of a SN2 chuck. It works pretty...
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    Good job on the holder. Dig looks like it was...

    Good job on the holder. Dig looks like it was painstakingly put together. Nice! :D
  9. Thread: Sanding technique

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    When I sand soft wood, I never skip a grit except...

    When I sand soft wood, I never skip a grit except 240, because it always seems to show up a bit later. I keep the following grits on hand. 80,l00,120,150,180,220,280.320,400,0000steel wool,600, and...
  10. Thread: Sandpaper Tree

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    It's PVC and mounted on a slant

    Paul, it's PVC pipe. I just grabbed a chunk that the handles would all fit in, and cut it to length. I drilled holes in it that a screwdriver blade would fit in, and a smaller hole for the screw to...
  11. Thread: Sandpaper Tree

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    The Modified Sandpaper Tree

    The only modification I made was to add the peanut can on top, to hold the 0000 steel wool..:- The lid is hinged onto the can with a strip of duct tape, to keep the shavin's out.

    I knew it was...
  12. Thread: Sandpaper Tree

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    Sandpaper Tree

    Someone posted a pic of their sandpaper tree on this forum. I copied it, and modified it just a mite. I posted a pic of it on another forum, and I want to give them credit for it.:2tsup:
    My mind...
  13. Thanks for the pics, Hughie. I gotta try...

    Thanks for the pics, Hughie. I gotta try something like this. Looks interesting.... again. I can remember (but not the specifics) about another post a while back about this subject.
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    Whatever it is, it's gorgeous wood; Well done. ...

    Whatever it is, it's gorgeous wood; Well done. I like that foot, too. :D
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    Beautiful Magnolia Box, Ad. Looks a lot like...

    Beautiful Magnolia Box, Ad. Looks a lot like Aspen. Is it pretty soft?
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    And I, for one, think that's a good thing. :)

    And I, for one, think that's a good thing. :)
  17. Thread: Egg Cup

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    That is really nice of you, to make him an egg...

    That is really nice of you, to make him an egg cup from his tree. You've done a good job on it, too!
    I really like the saucer part, also.
    How does one use an egg cup. I've seen them quite often,...
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    Hi, Andy. SuperNova2 Fan, here. :D I have a...

    Hi, Andy. SuperNova2 Fan, here. :D I have a little Nova Compac on my VL100 lathe.
    But... I'm sure the Vicmarc Chuck is a good one, also.
  19. Those are cool, Eliza. I gotta show these to Her...

    Those are cool, Eliza. I gotta show these to Her Majesty when she gets back. :D
  20. Thread: Pen Buffing Tool

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    Eliza, I sand to 12000 micromesh, then several...

    Eliza, I sand to 12000 micromesh, then several coats of CA on the lathe. Then I do the final buffing off the lathe.
    I use two lathes when I'm turning pens. While one is getting the CA finish, the...
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    Thanks, Ed, for posting this. I didn't know any...

    Thanks, Ed, for posting this. I didn't know any of that about Camphor. I just knew that I liked to turn it.
    Matter of fact I just got a chunk in the mail recently, and am glad to get it. I'll be...
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    Don't know the lathe, but an 300mm bowl is a...

    Don't know the lathe, but an 300mm bowl is a pretty nice size bowl. :D
  23. Thread: Pen Buffing Tool

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    Pen Buffing Tool

    When buffing pen barrels I always wore rubber gloves, and they still got away from me on occasion. http://www.sawmillcreek.org/images/smilies/mad.gif
    So I 'made' this tool. It is a rod that's just...
  24. Thread: bowl and keyrings

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    Question: Does your CamphorLaurel have the smell...

    Question: Does your CamphorLaurel have the smell of Camphor? Just curious.
  25. Thread: bowl and keyrings

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    Gorgeous... just Gorgeous!

    Lovely bowl full of lovely keyrings. You are really getting good!:2tsup:
    Now. What's the timber of the bowl? :?
    Thanks. :wink:
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    My Reeves drive on Old Griz did that. It was a...

    My Reeves drive on Old Griz did that. It was a fast knock and didn't sound like a bearing, to me. I finally discovered it was coming from the Reeves drive, and after a very good cleaning and lube,...
  27. Thread: outdoor piece

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    Scott, we have some stuff here in the upover...

    Scott, we have some stuff here in the upover called Valspar Varathane Clear Finish. I put it on some Baltic Birch oars that I made (3 coats). The stayed in water for a long time, and never cracked...
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    Hello, Paul. That's a beautiful bowl... in spite...

    Hello, Paul. That's a beautiful bowl... in spite of the fight it put up! :D
    I am just getting over a sinus infection that's lasted for a couple of months. I attribute it to spalted wood. Not...
  29. Thread: Hands Cramping

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    Paul, I'll be 69 in a few months, so I'm gettin'...

    Paul, I'll be 69 in a few months, so I'm gettin' there. I used to have some really tired hands, almost cramping, but not quite, and someone told me to relax the death grip. So I have to consiously...
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    OK! Well done! Now... as was said a day or two...

    OK! Well done! Now... as was said a day or two ago... now make a set! :D
    You're makin' some of us envious with your ability to learn so fast!!
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    You lucky downunder dawgs! Pity I live in the...

    You lucky downunder dawgs! Pity I live in the upover... Such a deal!!!
  32. Thread: worms in cedar

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    To get rid of the wood eatin' little critters,...

    To get rid of the wood eatin' little critters, immerse the piece in a pan of lacquer thinner. About ten seconds ought to do it. If the liquid doesn't get them the vapor will. I've never had any...
  33. Thread: Brushfires

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    I am just in shock... trying to imagine what it...

    I am just in shock... trying to imagine what it must be like in OZ. Being a firefighter for nearly 20 years, I've seen my share of range fires... some that last for weeks on end... but I don't think...
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    That is a great find!! :D I wonder if the Vega...

    That is a great find!! :D
    I wonder if the Vega Lathe copied their design from this man Scobie.... hmmmm
  35. Thread: The repair job

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    Marvelous... just marvelous! What patience you...

    Marvelous... just marvelous! What patience you segmenters have!! Two thumbs up!!
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    Haven't read some of the links posted, so I may...

    Haven't read some of the links posted, so I may be repeating somebody....
    About the Bowl Saw: To use it, you must cut a 3/4" wide, deep, strait groove/cut straight into the piece to be cored. ...
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    It's a poopiewaffle!! My grandson's been around...

    It's a poopiewaffle!! My grandson's been around cows before. :D
  38. Thread: My beginner works

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    I don't get any water spots on the finish, that I...

    I don't get any water spots on the finish, that I know of. Her Majesty washes them after each use, and dries them. Is that what you were speaking of?
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    Fine work. What a gutsy attempt! You did it!...

    Fine work. What a gutsy attempt! You did it!
    Okay... now for the "bucket" thing... time to 'fess up. :D
  40. Thread: My beginner works

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    I heat one paraffin block in a large mouth fruit...

    I heat one paraffin block in a large mouth fruit jar, over a double boiler (hot plate, pan of H20). When it's all melted, I pour in mineral oil..... when it's cooled off, if it's not the consistency...
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    Gettin' to turn with your Dad is worth more than...

    Gettin' to turn with your Dad is worth more than a million! Good on ya!!
  42. Thread: Shop upgrades

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    I agree with the rest of them. Vacs won't work...

    I agree with the rest of them. Vacs won't work worth a hoot. I can't afford a dust collector either.
    I have a large exhaust fan in the end of my shop. I have a homemade air scrubber over the lathe....
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    Rick, how far across the toolrest were you? I...

    Rick, how far across the toolrest were you?
    I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm experienced, but.
    I use a small bullnose scraper, holding the cutting edge at about a 45 degree angle. I use a fairly...
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    Sticky: Fredo, I have a tent, (just don't use it enough)....

    Fredo, I have a tent, (just don't use it enough). My Tent is lit with one 500 watt Halogen Shop Light, and white poster-board reflectors. I cover the tent with a white cotton sheet, doubled. The...
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    Every bit of it... it's all awesome! Who cares...

    Every bit of it... it's all awesome! Who cares what timber? Gorgeous work! :)
  46. Thread: Plate Profile?

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    I like the one on the right pic the most. I've...

    I like the one on the right pic the most. I've only turned three or four platters, but mine were sort of like the one on the right, except the rim wasn't so wide, proportionately, sloped a little,...
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    Willkommen, Ernst. Ich habe fuer fuenf yahr...

    Willkommen, Ernst. Ich habe fuer fuenf yahr wohnen in der nehe von Nuernberg.... '69-'71 und '75-'78. Mein Deutscher sprechen ist besser als shreiben... :U Aber, willkommen!
  48. Thread: Why It's Better

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    Your first statement is true, Joe. Turn to...

    Your first statement is true, Joe. Turn to finish, and let the wood have it's way. :D
  49. Thread: Burl Bowls

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    I like 'em all! Very beautiful work. As usual...

    I like 'em all! Very beautiful work. As usual for you, Fredo. :thumbsup: I'd like to see the outside of that second one.
  50. Thread: lucky score

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    You're right. It was a good score! Looks like a...

    You're right. It was a good score! Looks like a couple of bedans in that lot.
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