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    2 things... Does this computer display any...

    2 things...

    Does this computer display any process progress during booting? Perhaps just a pair of numbers that change in the bottom right corner of the monitor?

    That'd help identify where in...
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    :whs: :2tsup:
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    Wow. It has been that long? So... that makes...

    Wow. It has been that long?

    So... that makes it some 15 odd years of helping me maintain my sanity and putting up with my stoopid questions? What can I say?

    Thank you!

    (PS. I'd give you...
  4. Why do people want to use jigs? Good question. ...

    Why do people want to use jigs? Good question. I suspect it's partly often for the same reason that one of the first things they do on purchasing a new lathe is run out and buy a scroll chuck.
    ...
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    They can, although I've found they're slower to...

    They can, although I've found they're slower to cut. (Unless you force 'em, in which case you're just as likely to end up with short plugs anyway.)

    The 4-prong type have a tendency to 'break off'...
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    I find it interesting that he's capable of...

    I find it interesting that he's capable of routing out the rebate for the balustrade, which is generally the 'make or break' part...

    I hope you'll keep us posted as to how it all turns out!
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    Yeah, some parts are becoming rather difficult to...

    Yeah, some parts are becoming rather difficult to source affordably.

    In the past I have 'salvaged' pieces from things bought in Op shops & $2 stores, seam-rippers included, but they're rarely as...
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    I put flats on two sides for just that reason. ...

    I put flats on two sides for just that reason.

    Also, I've found double-ended seam rippers are more popular, if you can source the different sized 'hooks.' Does away with the end cap altogether.
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    Paul has put his thumb on it, so to speak. :D ...

    Paul has put his thumb on it, so to speak. :D

    If you also have plane blades, knives and/or other (non-turning) chisels you need to sharpen, then I'd say "go for it."

    For 'only' turning tools...
  10. Isn't an en-space Alt - and and em space Alt + ...

    Isn't an en-space Alt - and and em space Alt + (Alt-Shift-Minus)?

    On Win & Linux keyboards, anyway...
  11. Much of it hinges on just what type of 'stain'...

    Much of it hinges on just what type of 'stain' was used, how it was applied and what the original finish/stain were.

    eg. If the old finish was a shellac or NC they may have simply stripped it off,...
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    :whs: What's the point of "keeping the night...

    :whs:

    What's the point of "keeping the night air out from under the insulation" when there's a ruddy great hole in the front of the kennel that lets it straight inside?

    A curtain door and,...
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    From memory, a typical woodworking bandsaw blade...

    From memory, a typical woodworking bandsaw blade runs somewhere between 700 - 1200 metres per minute. This is the speed the blade itself cuts at, not to be confused with feed rates. ;)
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    This.

    This.
  15. Poll: I'm another who says NO. The idea is good, but...

    I'm another who says NO. The idea is good, but it'd establish a precedent for future, more dubious implementations.





    Try this thought experiment.

    You don't own a mobile phone, let alone...
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    Impressive!

    Impressive!
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    That sort of mark is typical for water...

    That sort of mark is typical for water penetration into shellac, often caused by coffee cups, etc. being placed directly on the surface. It's typically only in the surface layer, any deeper (eg....
  18. FWIW, I've seen a few good good continental style...

    FWIW, I've seen a few good good continental style ones that've been made from local woods (ie. from scraps which just happened to be handy at the time :D), although I can certainly understand if you...
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    You also need to look at where (actual motor...

    You also need to look at where (actual motor RPM-wise) the motor is delivering it's max power.

    When turning a large blank, you generally want lower spindle RPM so the outside diameter of the blank...
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    Welcome to our nuthouse! :) When it comes to...

    Welcome to our nuthouse! :)

    When it comes to gluing varied materials like those, I've found it's best to look at building supplies rather than woodwork supplies. Especially when gluing glass or...
  21. Many years ago, when I was still a fresh-faced...

    Many years ago, when I was still a fresh-faced punk, I was given a Stanley CS.

    I quickly worked out that as far as squares go, it wasn't... but as a cheap adjustable rule/depth marker it was a...
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    I think we all understand where you're coming...

    I think we all understand where you're coming from with this and I've seen many variants.

    Personally, I built similar but leading into a dust port that also scavenged the ways. Like all the...
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    No offense intended, but from your description it...

    No offense intended, but from your description it sounds like you've headed your post with the answer: you need to work on your technique.

    I'm guessing that as you move across the piece you're...
  24. Not Crown specific, but... From my experience...

    Not Crown specific, but...

    From my experience with any 'cryo' chisels, they hold their edge longer than most steels but are prone to more damage of the cutting edge should they hit foreign...
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    The problem with pipe clamps nowadays is sourcing...

    The problem with pipe clamps nowadays is sourcing a suitable length of pipe!

    While some people may be literally tripping over the stuff, I haven't been able to source any at a reasonable price...
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    Spotted today in Bathurst: 470065

    Spotted today in Bathurst:

    470065
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    Has the US released it's import ban on it? ...

    Has the US released it's import ban on it?

    Last I heard it was considered a vitamin supplement by the US Govt and as it didn't have the appropriate certifications it couldn't be imported.

    Or at...
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    That about sums it up. If I had to compare it to...

    That about sums it up. If I had to compare it to anything, I'd say it tastes like beef stock in the same way a snake tastes like chicken. :rolleyes:

    Apart from it's widespread use as a sandwich...
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    Back in another life when I used to shave, these...

    Back in another life when I used to shave, these were all I'd use. (Nothing else gave the same 'finish' except for a cut-throat and at the time I had enough problems with zits without taking that...
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    Aye. It's just as new to the experts as it is to...

    Aye. It's just as new to the experts as it is to us, hence the constant revisions of the mortality percentile, etc.

    One of the reasons I like the channel I linked to is that they offer that...
  31. I'd like to see the numbers crunched on that. ...

    I'd like to see the numbers crunched on that. How would the extra methane (another greenhouse gas) produced by that many horses compare to the exhaust gases of as many cars?

    I know it's an...
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    One U-Tube channel I've been following since the...

    One U-Tube channel I've been following since the early days is by Med Cram. I like it because it clearly describes what's happening, from the medical point of view, without the hyperbole of public...
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    Catches aside, I do have a couple of multi-tip...

    Catches aside, I do have a couple of multi-tip scrapers and I find I don't use them anywhere near as much as I do my ordinary scrapers.

    Where a multi-tip comes into it's own is being able to...
  34. Using a silicon bead to fill the air gap is a...

    Using a silicon bead to fill the air gap is a good idea, for a number of reasons.

    Personally, I wouldn't glue the cladding on; I'd just brad it every 250mm or so and possibly punch in the heads to...
  35. Just adding the 3 extra 70x45's would be enough....

    Just adding the 3 extra 70x45's would be enough.

    The advantage behind using 90mm 'tall' instead is it would reduce the "springiness" of the floor. Important in a house, not so vital for a cubby. ...
  36. That plan would work. Notching and bolting the...

    That plan would work.

    Notching and bolting the bearers would be a good idea.

    Personally I'd replace the joists with 90x45's but adding an extra 3x 70x45's instead should also do the trick......
  37. I do not think 4 poles would be sufficient... ...

    I do not think 4 poles would be sufficient... given the spans, I think you want 6 stumps at least to give you a bearer at each end and one in the middle.

    The pre-existing 45x70's should work OK...
  38. Agreed. If using one regularly the extra expense...

    Agreed. If using one regularly the extra expense of a good one makes economic sense.

    They do have the advantage of always being straight, though. (Unless you buy a rotating one that's so cheap...
  39. During fitouts I do this as part of setting up...

    During fitouts I do this as part of setting up the laser(s).

    My lasers have been knocked about frequently enough over the years that I don't trust their levelling systems. So I use water levels...
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    Heh. I do a lot of reading... and I agree that...

    Heh. I do a lot of reading... and I agree that a kindle is a lovely piece of kit. I've an old paper-white (with a physical integrated keyboard!) and between the loooong battery life, massive...
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    Given the replicability of that 1/4" error I'm...

    Given the replicability of that 1/4" error I'm wondering as to how you dressed the bases... did you dress a long piece then dock suitable lengths or did you do each base individually?

    If the...
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    I can't say that I've had the same problem with...

    I can't say that I've had the same problem with Yew, but I can't recall whether I've actually turned a bowl out of it. :think: I know I've turned a few goblets, but that's end-grain turning.

    I'm...
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    Rather than a whirlybird, I'd try to source a...

    Rather than a whirlybird, I'd try to source a weather-vane type exhaust. I'm sure you know the type: they look like a simple right angle bend with a mohawk on top. A bit industrial, but they IMO...
  44. Suggestions for marking out mount points to turn a pyramid?

    Well... I'm not actually turning a pyramid as such, but I'll be needing to mount my blank along the same 4 axis as a 3-sided pyramid, a tetrahedron. ie. 120° offset to each other.

    My problem is...
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    Yeah... famous last words. On the bright...

    Yeah... famous last words.

    On the bright side, you didn't utter 'em while demo'ing for an audience! :D

    The pieces of sacrificial wood can be as simple as pine board scraps glued to each...
  46. *SNRK!* "These ivory goblets, however, rather...

    *SNRK!*

    "These ivory goblets, however, rather than being hewn by hand, were turned on a lathe—that is, they were spun at high speed against specially-shaped chisels."

    I think not. Rose engines...
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    Sticky: General

    General
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    Perhaps it's time to concentrate on honing skills...

    Perhaps it's time to concentrate on honing skills in something different for a while? Box making perhaps? maybe carving?

    Then, as long as you have access to even a single car garage or a garden...
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    A supporting frame? No. When it sags, it...

    A supporting frame? No. When it sags, it shouldn't be by much. Probably little more than it would with a frame, given the weight of the top and that a frame works by sagging until it's at...
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    For 'long term temporary' use :rolleyes: I found...

    For 'long term temporary' use :rolleyes: I found that 1" foam duct-taped around the top of the arm ones worked wonders. Felt uncomfortable at first... but don't they anyway?



    Yeah, I spent...
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