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    Looks like it ended up being a worthwhile save! ...

    Looks like it ended up being a worthwhile save! Pretty looking stuff anyway.
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    Sticky: I'd agree the painting on the comic and money is...

    I'd agree the painting on the comic and money is incredible but somehow its the carboard that really does it for me. I think its the way the holes and wrinkles in it look "just right". Probably...
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    An extra flip stop on the outrigger has proved to...

    An extra flip stop on the outrigger has proved to be the most useful add on I bought :D
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    Bill, That looks like a nice easy to install...

    Bill,

    That looks like a nice easy to install compact unit.

    Some years back I had a collection of WX200 installations (Oregon Scientific at the time, maybe? still sold by Radio Shack not sure)...
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    Shiny!! :cool: Yeah its somewhat a question of...

    Shiny!! :cool:

    Yeah its somewhat a question of what the desired purpose is and how its presented. For a functional kitchen spoon I tend to shoot for a more minimalist approach since any film...
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    Not the OP but a from a somewhat practical...

    Not the OP but a from a somewhat practical perspective because I'm lazy :D

    I've been slowly working on eliminating sanding from much of my related work for a handful of reasons:

    The cut finish...
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    You won't nessecarily get a perfectly regular...

    You won't nessecarily get a perfectly regular surface with the hooked knife, but if its sharp and you carefully pay attention to the grain and take really light finish cuts it can certainly be nearly...
  8. No idea on the wood in it; but do detension the...

    No idea on the wood in it; but do detension the strings (slowly and in steps until they are completely 100% slack) and only THEN remove the harp before dissasembly.

    Some reasonable diagrams here:...
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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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  17. 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"...
  20. 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...
  22. 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).
  24. 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. ...
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