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  1. To my mind this depends greatly on whether 'twas...

    To my mind this depends greatly on whether 'twas rift-sawn, plain sawn or whatever. For timber that thin this should not be ignored, regardless of timber choice.

    Look at the end-grain and see if...
  2. I haven't done much with Red Oak 'in the flat' as...

    I haven't done much with Red Oak 'in the flat' as I've mainly turned it.

    As I understand it, Red Oak is particularly porous (really not a good choice for casks or boats) and in my turnings it has...
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    It also depends on what state the local tides...

    It also depends on what state the local tides were in. A 2m tidal wave at low tide would generally have considerably less impact than a 1m wave at the high tide peak. (Assuming more than 1m...
  4. IMHO, Bob's still on the right track. Most...

    IMHO, Bob's still on the right track.

    Most cranked grinders are geared and while they don't reach the RPM's of a powered grinder it's still significantly faster than you can get at 1:1. I suspect...
  5. :whs: In your octagon, the 'final' joint will...

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    In your octagon, the 'final' joint will always be out by 16x the error. Or, to look at it another way, when you try to fit the last side, both ends will be out by 8x the error.

    When I've...
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    I dunno, either... but could it be a 'built-in...

    I dunno, either... but could it be a 'built-in tool' to make removing blades easier?

    ie. press it up against the side of the saw blade so it catches a tooth, then you can use your free hand to...
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    Although I can't say what the handles were...

    Although I can't say what the handles were originally intended for, they could still make for some very practical & desirable tools today.

    While I don't condone the harvest or use of 'modern'...
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    To complicate matters, some horn is amenable to...

    To complicate matters, some horn is amenable to boiling soften it up and then rolling into solid 'logs.' I've often bought knife scales and pen blanks that, on receipt, turned to be this processed...
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    I also have the Nova system and for large...

    I also have the Nova system and for large turnings I'm quite satisfied with it. However, for me it's real bonus is it's versatility. Also, while I know most are enthused with theirs, I was slightly...
  10. One reason many woodworkers, especially turners,...

    One reason many woodworkers, especially turners, like to keep the timber in large pieces is because they don't know what sizes they want out of it yet and don't imagine needing that particular timber...
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    Is he decided on 'restoring' or is 'renovation'...

    Is he decided on 'restoring' or is 'renovation' an option?

    If the former, you could force a thin glue into the crack and then give it a light sand so the sawdust adheres in the glue joint. That...
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    I've never heard it explained like that - the...

    I've never heard it explained like that - the mirroring, I mean - but a quick look at my favourite bowl gouges show they're close matches. Not perfect, but close enough.

    I've also inherited a...
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    It has been quite some time since I've dabbled in...

    It has been quite some time since I've dabbled in pens, although I still have quite the stockpile of bands, mechanisms & clips, etc.. :rolleyes:

    I got to the point where I was bored with 'stock'...
  14. Staining pine tends to be a PITA due to it's...

    Staining pine tends to be a PITA due to it's resin content, often resulting in blotchiness.

    I've found it's generally best to put a sealing coat over it first (eg. a thinned down shellac) and then...
  15. Given your proposed usage, I'd go for a timber...

    Given your proposed usage, I'd go for a timber like Merbau. It's one of the staples for use in decking as it weathers well with minimal maintenance. (A yearly clean & oil.)

    Should be available...
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    Maybe have the 'roo body on a stick that pumps up...

    Maybe have the 'roo body on a stick that pumps up 'n down, while the legs are pinned to it at the hips?

    If you linked the toes together with a rod that passed through a slot in the "ground...
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    Any difference quickly becomes apparent when it...

    Any difference quickly becomes apparent when it comes time to sharpen, especially if using a jig with the same settings for both.

    I find that v-flutes lend themselves well to grinding profiles...
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    It's unlikely that anyone can recommend to 'use...

    It's unlikely that anyone can recommend to 'use brand x tint y' as tint matching is practically an art in and of itself.

    When applying the stain directly to the bare timber you'll often see a...
  19. So, I took Seamonkey for a test drive... I like...

    So, I took Seamonkey for a test drive... I like it in a nostalgic kind of way.

    I'm not too fond of SW that tries to 'do everything' but at least I can now follow several links here without being...
  20. Anyone know how to disable HTTPS redirect in Firefox?

    Firefox 94.0.1 (64 bit)

    OK, so we should all know that Neil has asked us not to use HTTPS for these forums, until it is ready.

    Sadly, I can not comply. The latest version(s) of Firefox persist...
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    It depends on what size the bore needs to be. ...

    It depends on what size the bore needs to be. The narrower the bore, the greater the chance of deflection.

    Under ~1cm I'll often use 35mm spigot jaws on my Nova chuck along with a hollow tail...
  22. What Riverbuilder said. :aro-u: It sounds like...

    What Riverbuilder said. :aro-u:

    It sounds like you bought it second hand?

    This is probably a silly question as I'd hope you've sharpened the knives since you bought it, but... you have...
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    :whs: It's likely the door is held together...

    :whs:

    It's likely the door is held together using wedged tenons. From your phrasing, I'm unsure whether the damaged area is in a rail or a panel?
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    You haven't mentioned what blade you're using? ...

    You haven't mentioned what blade you're using?

    I've had similar problems in the past when I used a too low a tooth count blade. From memory, an 80 tooth blade (10") gave me a wandering cut and...
  25. 'Proper' old, used railway sleepers also often...

    'Proper' old, used railway sleepers also often contain small shards of ballast embedded deep in them. Not detectable by metal detector, but very detectable by freshly sharpened gouges.

    DAMHIKT....
  26. I don't recommend sizing any timber until you...

    I don't recommend sizing any timber until you have a project in mind and then sizing the timbers to suit.

    There's naught worse than pre-sizing some nice timbers, only to have them marked in some...
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    It sounds like there may be a resin 'pocket'...

    It sounds like there may be a resin 'pocket' deeper in, by the knots. If so, it'll stop weeping eventually, but your guess is as good as mine as to when.

    Most decking stains are designed to...
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    Sorry, I can't answer that as I don't use...

    Sorry, I can't answer that as I don't use negative rake scrapers.

    As I understand it, they're basically adding a secondary bevel on the top edge to increase the overall angle of the cutting edge...
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    The thicker the steel, the less susceptible it...

    The thicker the steel, the less susceptible it can be to chatter. The 1" is listed @ 3/8" thick, do you know what the 3/4" and round-nose are? 1/4"?

    There's nothing wrong with re-profiling the...
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    I assume that you have double-checked that the...

    I assume that you have double-checked that the jaws are all truly flat?

    You did say that they were stored flat on a shelf for years... I've done the same only to come back and find that at some...
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    Wow. You're just going from strength to...

    Wow. You're just going from strength to strength, aren't you?

    I bet it'd look just as drop-dead gorgeous in person.

    I love it. :2tsup:
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    Understood. I've no intention of setting up...

    Understood.

    I've no intention of setting up WSD on my home LAN either.

    It's nice to have an OS that'll run well on older HW, especially one that can be configured to do what you want how you...
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    I believe that Win10 has replaced Netbios with...

    I believe that Win10 has replaced Netbios with WS-Discovery. (WSD) Considering that Linux's SMB relies on Netbios to connect, that's probably your issue. (Pre Win10 the issue was due to a series of...
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    Find a nut that should be the right thread and...

    Find a nut that should be the right thread and cut it into two halves with a thin cut-off disk.

    Place each half in position on the thread and clamp using vice-grips then, using a spanner on the...
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    As I mentioned earlier, it sounds like the...

    As I mentioned earlier, it sounds like the end-grain sealer didn't do it's job and the knots have wicked up excess finish.

    My approach would be more or less as Alkahestic described above; moisten...
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    Most likely you'll need to re-work the Samba...

    Most likely you'll need to re-work the Samba config files.

    I haven't run Mint since the "cinnamon" versions but I remember Win giving me headaches over just this. :rolleyes:

    The Linux Mint...
  37. I'd fit the dovetailed pair first, then t'other. ...

    I'd fit the dovetailed pair first, then t'other.

    That way you can add the depth of the dovetail to your calculations, so each half-lap would be slightly thicker.

    The other way, you're cutting...
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    :whs: Do you know what type of Sanding Sealer...

    :whs:

    Do you know what type of Sanding Sealer was used? There are a few possibilities as to why it may not have been particularly effective over the problem areas.

    Have you any idea as to how...
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    Do you have an existing wood chuck? If so -...

    Do you have an existing wood chuck?

    If so - and it has interchangeable jaws - it's easy enough to make a new set of jaws to grip small spindles from those cheap white plastic cutting boards.
    ...
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    That's a beautiful piece of timber. :) If...

    That's a beautiful piece of timber. :)

    If it's a traditional Tung Oil that you're wiping on/off, just give it a week or so to fully cure, then apply another coat.

    You can build up as many...
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    It's not so much that backed papers becomes...

    It's not so much that backed papers becomes inaccurate, as more that the edge leading in becomes rounded over in comparison to the trailing edge. I guess that the disc 'bunches up' before the cut...
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    Now, that's gotta be a keeper! I dunno 'bout...

    Now, that's gotta be a keeper!

    I dunno 'bout you, but it's those fiddly pieces that I'm proudest of if/when I finally do manage to finish 'em.

    From what I can see it appears the scrollwork...
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    In another life, I was asked by a house-mate's...

    In another life, I was asked by a house-mate's kids if I could make 'em some boomerangs.

    I quite happily did so, out of some old ply that was lying around. On testing they worked fine for me, but...
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    Another possibility... probably unlikely, as you...

    Another possibility... probably unlikely, as you say you changed the blade, but...

    Are the saw blades thin kerf?

    I've found that the larger the blade diameter, the more likely a thin kerf...
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    Early Scale-Buoy Devices, as used for boiler...

    Early Scale-Buoy Devices, as used for boiler de-scaling and several of... | Download Scientific Diagram

    A more understandable version of how it works (maybe?) can be found in a paper here.
    ...
  46. "Bad request 400 - Cloudflare" Is this the Forum server?

    Over the last few weeks I've been seeing a msg along the lines of "400 Bad Request - Cloudflare" more and more frequently when I attempt to post.

    I can read the forums just fine, but more than 3/4...
  47. There are chucks available to fit, but they're as...

    There are chucks available to fit, but they're as rare as hens teeth, are normally independent jaw chucks (ie. not scroll chucks) and I wouldn't count on locating one any time soon. :no:



    If...
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    :whs: eg. Are the displays like a picture...

    :whs:

    eg. Are the displays like a picture frame, to be viewed from the front, or more like a suspended countertop viewed from above?

    Either way, when using large(ish) pieces of perspex or glass...
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    Shallow cuts and liberal use of a wax stick will...

    Shallow cuts and liberal use of a wax stick will see the job done, but I'll echo Graeme: Why? They won't stay flat...
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    The flat on top of the capitals looks wrong to me...

    The flat on top of the capitals looks wrong to me and draws my eye to 'em.

    Perhaps a combination of yours & mine... make those little capitals, but have 'em a bit taller and scribe them into the...
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