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    Sticky: :D Still here Randall, I'll keep looking as long...

    :D Still here Randall, I'll keep looking as long as you keep posting (and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone here)!

    As always your attention to detail is mind boggling and I think I pickup a little...
  2. I will admit that this thread tempts me to copper...

    I will admit that this thread tempts me to copper plate a few random junky tools and then float then back onto an unsuspecting marketplace via some mostly anonymous means just for fun :)
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    For the price these are really nice. They seal...

    For the price these are really nice. They seal around your face well, are easy to breath with it on and aren't very heavy. Do get the 7500 series linked to here which has the silicon seal instead...
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    The bits of English I've played with were almost...

    The bits of English I've played with were almost all white (up to around 12" or so) with relatively little of the dark heartwood you think of from black walnut. Applying walnut oil and "suntanning"...
  5. Interesting perspective John. I was wondering...

    Interesting perspective John.

    I was wondering how it would work out when you made the switch, thanks for following up. The jig point is a good one and especially relevant for what you do.

    I...
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    Not entirely sure how that changes the situation...

    Not entirely sure how that changes the situation from the current state of affairs in general though. They have a ton of stuff I want .. but ... Its easier to just pretend it doesn't all exist (and...
  7. Thread: Seriously?

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    I would argue its both (and I'm not dismissing...

    I would argue its both (and I'm not dismissing your point at all here - the cost of one offs is certainly considerably more than a batch run, and eating the overhead of stocking the inventory would...
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    You are correct (although I can't remember about...

    You are correct (although I can't remember about the translucent part).
  9. My shop is a bit bigger than yours but still not...

    My shop is a bit bigger than yours but still not huge and I started out with the theory that move around was more space efficient than ducting. Having live with it for ~3 years now I'm not as...
  10. Thread: Seriously?

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    The one time creates a sense of urgency so you...

    The one time creates a sense of urgency so you have to "buy it now or never get another chance" which is really a smart marketing strategy. If you don't know what you need its easy to get confused. ...
  11. Thread: Which wax?

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    Personally I find most of the time the oil (or...

    Personally I find most of the time the oil (or even just shellac) brings out the color variations more (and most of the time I like that :D). Most will darken them somewhat (some oils react more...
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    LOML said she'd buy one as well (technically she...

    LOML said she'd buy one as well (technically she rolled her eye's and said "only if you really wanted one dear") but I think that counts as three. Once you multiply that by the uncounted masses...
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    You know I'd probably have to buy that, multiples...

    You know I'd probably have to buy that, multiples even because gifts!
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    Wish I'd read that wrap trick 6 months ago...

    Wish I'd read that wrap trick 6 months ago :rolleyes: When you say round before wrapping you don't mean a fully roughed bowl but just the roughed outside?

    The stuff I didn't get turned right away...
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    That's a good strategy to start with because you...

    That's a good strategy to start with because you have fewer variables to worry about.

    I might advocate against starting with a lager, they're a lot harder to get right than an ale (and are fussier...
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    One thing for the less beer-nerdy folks to note...

    One thing for the less beer-nerdy folks to note on this conversation is be careful how deep you decide to go.

    Its easy to learn things you didn't know you didn't like until you learn to taste...
  17. Thread: yarn bowl

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    Here are a couple I made for the boss in elm (and...

    Here are a couple I made for the boss in elm (and yes they're from the same tree - ain't the variation in wood wonderful). The more calabash shaped one is favored, possibly for aesthetic reasons but...
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    Shaun, IMHO you're being unduly harsh on both...

    Shaun, IMHO you're being unduly harsh on both kits and BIAB. You aren't wrong on what matters but I think you might be biased by remembrance of sad days past. This is similar to some of the...
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    Sure but what does beer taste like? ;)

    Sure but what does beer taste like? ;)
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    The general dislike of fruit beers is interesting...

    The general dislike of fruit beers is interesting but somewhat unsurprising. There are a lot of really horrible ones out there, I would however encourage folks to keep an open mind on them though. ...
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    ROFL! Greg, odds are you could get that handle...

    ROFL!

    Greg, odds are you could get that handle out and reuse it.. You'd need to drill/pull the wedge out but then it should be possible to tap it out. If nothing else it would make a decent...
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    You know we could all save a lot of time if we...

    You know we could all save a lot of time if we just listened to George earlier :cool:

    The handle is "the right way" the head most definitely is NOT (positively on backwards).
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    Haha water chemistry, a subject even more...

    Haha water chemistry, a subject even more controversial and complicated than sharpening stones!

    If you REALLY want to know you can get a copy of...
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    Love it, wish I could get more. It will split...

    Love it, wish I could get more. It will split some but seemed pretty stable once turned... I got a fair bit from a friends woodpile and made some nice little bowls, a few turned kind of oval once...
  25. Q1) If you can make the 50g bin work I'd say do...

    Q1) If you can make the 50g bin work I'd say do it (pending anyones thoughs on Q2 I guess :D). I don't think you can have to much drum space. I don't have a cyclode (thien baffle) but when planing...
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