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    01-13-2018, 8:24 PM
    Here's a thought If a skew is sharpened with either a hollow or convex grind you're going to have variable angles along the bevel. Add any small...
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    01-13-2018, 2:58 PM
    Smitty Searles replied to a thread Hone, Strop? in Turner's Forum
    My skews get finished with a leather belt with Tripoli compound on the belt grinder.
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    01-12-2018, 7:20 PM
    John, Thanks for the tips on the left hand steady technique. I was taking a similar approach, but your description helped me refine my technique a...
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    01-11-2018, 7:27 PM
    I'm not sure what type of juniper she has, I guess I will know tomorrow. But the price (free) is hard to pass up. Thank you all for the advice. ...
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    01-10-2018, 10:47 PM
    Beginning turner here and loving every minute of it. I recently raided the wood pile and started making some wands. After posting a pic on social...
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    01-10-2018, 3:39 PM
    Smitty Searles replied to a thread General Metalworking Making a tool?? in Metalworking
    I'll echo 1080/1084 as the best choice if you haven't done heat treatment at home before. 5160 would also be a solid choice and it can be found...
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