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    Amazon.com...

    Amazon.com
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    It does.

    It does.
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    Donít throw in the trowel before youíve even...

    Donít throw in the trowel before youíve even tried.
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    There shouldn’t be much difference between...

    There shouldn’t be much difference between lathes. As long as you have the right thread to match your headstock and the vacuum pipe fits through the headstock spindle it should work. I’m using TMI...
  5. I also found the overflowing bag misleading - for...

    I also found the overflowing bag misleading - for a start it holds more than the bin they’re selling, which means that you’d be emptying the bin more often. The fact is that you’ve got a certain...
  6. A couple of reviews I’ve seen weren’t too...

    A couple of reviews I’ve seen weren’t too complimentary. One complained of it clogging, the other that it didn’t separate enough dust out.
  7. Thatís what I did. My main duct goes up from my...

    Thatís what I did. My main duct goes up from my lathe, has a 90į at the top and goes straight through the wall into the impeller.
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    Point taken that Clear Vue was intended as a...

    Point taken that Clear Vue was intended as a hobbyist machine. I suppose it falls into what photography buffs call the prosumer class - meant for consumers who take their hobby very seriously.
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    For me itís not that a Clear Vue is over the top...

    For me itís not that a Clear Vue is over the top spec wise, but there is a huge gap (in price and I suspect performance) between the standard 3hp ones and the Clear Vue. Like LRAT I havenít been able...
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    Iíve watched a few comparative reviews of...

    Iíve watched a few comparative reviews of cordless chainsaws on YouTube and the Makita compares pretty well on those.
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    I also bought one of those a while back, and was...

    I also bought one of those a while back, and was also surprised by the size (or lack of size) when it arrived. Iíve never used it, because I havenít done anything that seemed to need something that...
  12. Jerry, Iím sorry if I gave the impression that...

    Jerry, Iím sorry if I gave the impression that weíre arguing, I see it as a discussion and an opportunity to hear how others work and hopefully to learn a little from that. I know sometimes itís...
  13. I’ve always felt that it wasn’t worth the expense...

    I’ve always felt that it wasn’t worth the expense to buy or the effort of making a system from scratch, but a local supplier was clearing stock and I got the essential bits quite cheaply and it’s...
  14. Thanks for the replies gents. I’m aware that...

    Thanks for the replies gents. I’m aware that vacuum chucks have limitations, but then so does every method of chucking that I’ve seen.

    I’ve not used a longworth chuck, but have used cole’s jaws on...
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    Quote taken from this thread Mini Lathe......

    Quote taken from this thread Mini Lathe... Sherwood I think?
  16. Vacuum Chucks - what can and canít they do?

    Iím in the process of getting a vacuum chuck working, and was wondering what the perceived wisdom is as far as what size and weight bowl you can mount and what speeds are considered safe. I normally...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED Iím in

    Iím in
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    Here too. I’m now that glad I resisted the...

    Here too. I’m now that glad I resisted the impulse to correct IanW. ��
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    My type 15 is 2468g. Thatís still the 2 1/4Ē wide...

    My type 15 is 2468g. Thatís still the 2 1/4Ē wide one, standard blade etc.
  20. Thread: Plane love

    by Colin62
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    Iím far from an expert, but Iíd say that youíve...

    Iím far from an expert, but Iíd say that youíve hit the jackpot with that one. Theyíre lovely planes and quite collectable too, should you decide you donít want to use it.
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    My all time favourite YouTube channel. He is an...

    My all time favourite YouTube channel. He is an artist.

    One of the things I really appreciate about him is that, as a metal worker, he has learnt how to use a wood lathe properly and can...
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    With that nail, is it worth trying to drill the...

    With that nail, is it worth trying to drill the head off and then punch the rest down into body?
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    I’d call that a cross pein hammer.

    I’d call that a cross pein hammer.
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    I canít claim to need such a large lathe, but I...

    I canít claim to need such a large lathe, but I do enjoying owning one. Yes, it cost a lot, but Iíve made the decision that of all my hobbies and interests, the one I wish to prioritise is my...
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    Has it been forty days and forty nights already?

    Has it been forty days and forty nights already?
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    Genuine ivory is really difficult to get hold of,...

    Genuine ivory is really difficult to get hold of, your best is probably mammoth ivory (iirc from Siberia), or imitation. There are some pretty good fakes out there, apparently this stuff is quite...
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    Possibly a 3 phase motor?

    Possibly a 3 phase motor?
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    Thatís easy - I collaborated with Ian on his...

    Thatís easy - I collaborated with Ian on his article on making infill planes.*


    * By collaborated I mean that he used a photo I took of a couple of planes, which of course doesnít sound nearly as...
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    What piece of equipment does the average hobbyist...

    What piece of equipment does the average hobbyist woodworker ever recover the cost on? Iíve personally spent thousands on stuff, and probably the only piece of equipment which might have a positive...
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    I wonder if I should offer my old #8 to the guy...

    I wonder if I should offer my old #8 to the guy who lost, at say $1000?
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    Towards the end of the war then... :wink:

    Towards the end of the war then... :wink:
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    Iím sure heíll bounce back...

    Iím sure heíll bounce back...
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    The tension is killing us.

    The tension is killing us.
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    And stick an O on the end.

    And stick an O on the end.
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    Iím really enjoying the lathe, itís solid and...

    Iím really enjoying the lathe, itís solid and powerful and Iím very happy with my choice. Coincidentally Iíve turned a couple of pieces with indigenous wood. Iíve turned up a couple of ironwood...
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    I’d be inclined to go for the matt Rust-oleum....

    I’d be inclined to go for the matt Rust-oleum. That’s good paint that.
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    These days Bahco is just a brand owned by Snap-On.

    These days Bahco is just a brand owned by Snap-On.
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    There’s a Canadian turner on YouTube who pushes...

    There’s a Canadian turner on YouTube who pushes that product, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if brainstrust has been watching the same YouTube videos that I have. :)
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    Why not use something like this? AUSSIE...

    Why not use something like this?

    AUSSIE OIL.... Aussie Aussie Aussie - Oil oil oil.
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    Iíll not post the detailed pics of the damage,...

    Iíll not post the detailed pics of the damage, but hereís an ironwood blank being rough turned.
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    Iíll be honest - the thought of a really good...

    Iíll be honest - the thought of a really good turner walking into my house and casually looking at the bowls and trinkets that my family feel are good enough to be displayed is a little intimidating.
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    Steal a manís wallet and heíll be poor for a day,...

    Steal a manís wallet and heíll be poor for a day, but teach him woodworking and how to buy tools and heíll be poor for the rest of his life.
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    Iím just waiting for the iPhone app that does...

    Iím just waiting for the iPhone app that does FLIR, and Iíll download that. :wink:
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    I’ll ask him this weekend if the right moment...

    I’ll ask him this weekend if the right moment comes up. He might just keep it for himself, as a spare or for teaching.
  45. Thread: First plane

    by Colin62
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    That looks usable for sure. I suspect youíre...

    That looks usable for sure. I suspect youíre right about the handle not being original, but thatís not going to stop it from taking shavings.
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    There’s good news and there’s bad news... The...

    There’s good news and there’s bad news...

    The good news is that my lathe arrived.

    The bad news is that it didn’t survive the trip unscathed - when they opened the back of the truck, it had...
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    Yet another reason why a good workbench needs to...

    Yet another reason why a good workbench needs to be heavy.
  48. Thread: First plane

    by Colin62
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    Weíre going to need some pictures once it...

    Weíre going to need some pictures once it arrives. :)
  49. Awesome. It’s nice to see good things happen to...

    Awesome. It’s nice to see good things happen to good people. ��
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    On mine you had to push the lever inwards before...

    On mine you had to push the lever inwards before it would move. If that doesnít work, it might be worth posting a picture of the lathe, it would make it easier for others to identify the lathe and...
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