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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...
  8. 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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    Neat, that came out really nice. Excellent...

    Neat, that came out really nice. Excellent walkthrough on all the details.
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    Really a nice piece! I'll have to try this...

    Really a nice piece! I'll have to try this someday.



    Notice its a half sphere and consider what happes if you connected it to the lathe from the back and the bottom in squence. Dale Miners...
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    I wouldn't recommend using it for that, it is...

    I wouldn't recommend using it for that, it is actually a 220v breaker. There are some panels that support half height breakers in some of the slots. Its possible/likely your backplane supported it...
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    Still is and does. I've recently seen simple...

    Still is and does. I've recently seen simple cubicles run close to $10k or more (price out stuff from steel case if you want heart palpitations). The main problem is that you're usually fighting...
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    If they're really nice fixtures you can just...

    If they're really nice fixtures you can just replace the ballasts and connectors with t8 pieces for around $20 per. When I looked at it I found the same basic fixtures I had in t8 for $19 per though...
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    Oh yeah I forgot about the big honking radial arm...

    Oh yeah I forgot about the big honking radial arm saw. I remember we used it for ripping long pieces of lumber, pretty sure no one would allow that in a school shop nowadays. There was also the...
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    Year round unless its to hot or to cold and...

    Year round unless its to hot or to cold and lately its been a wee bit on the hot side. Shop time does suffer some in the summer due to other activities.
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    Earlt 80's but similar (and I don't think any of...

    Earlt 80's but similar (and I don't think any of the equipment was all that new).

    A PM90 lathe (I think? it might have been a 45, but I know I turned one platter that would have been well on the...
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    Heh, some people really want to negotiate - being...

    Heh, some people really want to negotiate - being more of an introvert I've never been as excited about it and personally prefer a fair price to start. If you're asking $40 for something I think is...
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    Dunno - I'd personally try taking some blanks for...

    Dunno - I'd personally try taking some blanks for turning wood out of the but end and see how they worked. Any wood with that much convolusion in it has to have at least some interesting figure and...
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    Yours seems a lot more subdued than the original,...

    Yours seems a lot more subdued than the original, which imho makes it look more like "real" wood. It ended up with a really nice warm feel to it, pretty nifty for some hardware store pine indeed!!
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    1400 square feet (23x30 attached garage/shop),...

    1400 square feet (23x30 attached garage/shop), 3bdrm, 2 bath. Just the two of us. It would be plenty except it would help of it was a bit more open plan and loml really wants a bigger 600ish square...
  21. Sorry to be a pendant (ok not really :cool:) but...

    Sorry to be a pendant (ok not really :cool:) but its a plow not a harrow a harrow is a substantially different type of device.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrow_%28tool%29


    Note that...
  22. Thread: Medallions

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    Thanks Mark, really appreciate the details. ...

    Thanks Mark, really appreciate the details.

    The little scalloped pieces you lifted off were confusing me but on fifth look I see they're thinner than I'd first thought so it makes more sense that...
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    by Ryan Mooney
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    Excellent work as always Mark, the flowers are...

    Excellent work as always Mark, the flowers are quite nice looking indeed.

    I'm probably being dense but I'm afraid I'm not understanding how you roughed the beads? I'm quite sure you shaved hours...
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    Thanks for the details Jeff, clever way to do it,...

    Thanks for the details Jeff, clever way to do it, and would be a nice way to make them out of alternative materials as well.

    You sure wouldn't know from looking at them that they were hand filed!
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    Dang that's a nice looking piece of kit! Where...

    Dang that's a nice looking piece of kit!

    Where did you get the thumb screws?
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