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    Mike Holbrook

    Calipers, Digital Dial?

    Thread Starter: Mike Holbrook

    The chair making classes I have taken so far have tested round straight and tapered tenons for correct size with a ruler or simple mechanical calipers. I had a hard time telling how much more needed to be removed by trying to fit a mechanical caliper over the tenons I was turning on a lathe. There...

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    Rich Riddle

    Pick your NCAA Basketball team.....

    Thread Starter: Rich Riddle

    I moved to Kentucky but am married to a woman who loves UK. I like Kentucky as a place quite a bit, so for whatever reason guess they are my team this year, reluctantly. What about you folks?

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    Dave Anderson NH

    Members please note- disallowed links.

    Thread Starter: Dave Anderson NH

    On a couple of previous occasions folks have posted links to eBay on items they bought, bid on, were thinking of buying, or for general discussion. This is a violation of the SMC Terms of Service and future posts linking to eBay will be deleted. The Terms of Service is a little vague on this...

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    Julie Moriarty

    Decent Mobile Base For A 18" Bandsaw?

    Thread Starter: Julie Moriarty

    I ordered a couple of HTC PM1000 mobile bases, one for an 18" bandsaw and the other for a 17" drill press. I assembled one to fit the BS and got our son to help me get it in place. Once there, I went to move it and the thing scared me. The wheels were wobbling and looking like they were about to...

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    Julie Moriarty

    Conduit Bending 101

    Thread Starter: Julie Moriarty

    Since many here want to install conduit in their workshops, I thought I'd get a conduit bending workshop going here. The only damage you can do is too the pipe, and maybe your ego. ;) Of course, you need to have designed the system correctly. We can do that in another thread, if there's an...

    Last Post By: Julie Moriarty Yesterday, 7:24 PM Go to last post
    Jim Mackell

    Adirondack chairs - your material of choice?

    Thread Starter: Jim Mackell

    I've been making a bunch of these for family members. I've been using cypress as that was the wood recommended in the plans I'm using. Some of the parts on a chair made last fall are splitting! On one other part, the cypress seems to be separating at the growth layer. My wood was kiln dried and...

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