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    Yeah keeping the molding covered while making it...

    Yeah keeping the molding covered while making it look good complicates this one a fair bit.

    Just for my own edification I went ahead and quickly photo shopped in a couple of alternatives (I hope...
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    Mark, I always seem to learn something from your...

    Mark, I always seem to learn something from your posts, what a nice concise way to explain how to think about laying out that piece.

    I think I might personally like the upper part slightly better...
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    +1 on the Oak and Walnut mix, it wasn't something...

    +1 on the Oak and Walnut mix, it wasn't something I'd have thought of myself but having seen some of Jims work and a segmented turner who uses a lot of that (Chas) I gave it a shot on a project and...
  4. Well I certainly can't argue that you're wrong. ...

    Well I certainly can't argue that you're wrong. It would seem likely that there is some combination of the factors. I do know what materials science has gotten vastly better in a lot of cases so...
  5. Heading vastly off topic :D Although I think its...

    Heading vastly off topic :D Although I think its an interesting point of discussion in that it touches on the relative value of things. Some things have clearly gotten "better" (vehicles that run...
  6. More interesting data with the average (mean) and...

    More interesting data with the average (mean) and median (50th percentile) and the delta between them: http://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/central.html

    I tend to prefer percentiles and medians to...
  7. I stole/borrowed/used Michael's design for the...

    I stole/borrowed/used Michael's design for the base on my 513 and couldn't be happier with it (Thanks! :cool:). Its actually more stable than the saw was otherwise because the base is wider, rolls...
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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...
  9. 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"...
  12. 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...
  14. 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).
  16. 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...
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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. ...
  18. 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...
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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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