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    What got me was actually the centripetal force, I...

    What got me was actually the centripetal force, I took my left hand off of the handle and when I rotated the grinder in my right hand a smidge it jumped to the side and snagged my left hand. Didn't...
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    Hmm big difference in material and technique...

    Hmm big difference in material and technique between 14' and 30'. I'd try to layout your setup as best as you can measure and see what you reckon you can do for mid span supports (how drop is the...
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    Yeah the safety issue is important.. I took the...

    Yeah the safety issue is important.. I took the top off of my index finger with one of the kutzall attachments. Fortunately it mostly grew back (kinda surprised I have a finger nail though). Both...
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    Definitely green it'll be much easier to cut and...

    Definitely green it'll be much easier to cut and less likely to crack. The rule of thumb for turned bowls is around 1" or less of thickness per foot of diameter. For this I'd probably go around the...
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    The main reason for doing the curved bridge is...

    The main reason for doing the curved bridge is that you're basically making an arch. It allows the use of shorter and lighter material than a simple flat bridge. It's also not as easy to push a...
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    Neat! Would make a nifty little platter or...

    Neat! Would make a nifty little platter or something like that!
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    Video of it in action: ...

    Video of it in action:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhsiB99u9nE#t=96

    Looks like it actually has somewhat reasonable guards, the "exposed planer blades" appear to actually be rollers.
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    Perfect is the enemy of good enough (Voltaire).

    Perfect is the enemy of good enough (Voltaire).
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    According to this:...

    According to this: http://www.kingsmerecrafts.com/page12.html
    its now sold as LCi Clear-Lac and Wyosheen and is a lacquer "base" leather product. I'd vote with John that its probably modified to be...
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    That's the essence of my question/point for the...

    That's the essence of my question/point for the folks doing mostly cabinet work as to where their market actually landed. My naive guess is that its somewhere from the upper end of upper middle...
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    This is what amazes me when I see so many folks...

    This is what amazes me when I see so many folks saying that cabinets pays the bills. I'm not disputing your truthiness but its somewhat surprising when you see cabinets in HD or Ikea for less than...
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    Haven't used the Andis, so its possibly as...

    Haven't used the Andis, so its possibly as good/better but another vote for the A5 as being a solid tool.

    We have the dual speed which I do think is nice sometimes, I wouldn't say its absolutely...
  13. I suspect that there just hasn't been that much...

    I suspect that there just hasn't been that much going into the canadian market historically (due to import CSA electric requirements, yadda yadda). I do see some locally around here.. but then I'm...
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    Or dinner... definitely dinner. Don't wait...

    Or dinner... definitely dinner. Don't wait until they get to old or they get pretty tough, although then they make decent coq a vin or chicken adobo. Also works for old broody hens that stop...
  15. Agree with Rich if you're on a budget a solid...

    Agree with Rich if you're on a budget a solid used planer and a homemade sled will get you all the face jointing you need. If you aren't all that familiar with using a jointer imho the sled is...
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    Don't grind the edge to fine prior to hardening...

    Don't grind the edge to fine prior to hardening or you'll a) risk burning it and b) possibly loose to much carbon unless you're firing it in charcoal or something similar to re-add carbon.

    It is a...
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    Thanks for the great review Roger. I'm needing...

    Thanks for the great review Roger. I'm needing to upgrade my Benjamen's Best at some point pretty soon, and this gives some nice food for thought (I was looking primarily at the thompson, and its...
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    Summer 80 when we start running it. Up till now...

    Summer 80 when we start running it. Up till now we've been just opening up at night and closing up during the day which creeps up to maybe 84-85 on a hot day. Above about 80 our one dog has a hard...
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    Drawknife as well for small stuff like this, but...

    Drawknife as well for small stuff like this, but just to add to the alternatives since no one mentioned it.. For somewhat larger pieces I'd prefer to have a bark spud.
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    Unless it comes with other stuff $160 is about $80 to much used IMHO. If it included a seperator and cartridge filter that might be close.

    IMHO it's probably marginal for a 15" planer, it keeps...
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    Thanks Darrel. The best couple only have 2-3...

    Thanks Darrel. The best couple only have 2-3 small "dribble" leaks so some shellac would probably seal them up. Getting a good fit is a bit of a trick :)
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    If you're going to tie and end knot a manrope is...

    If you're going to tie and end knot a manrope is less likely to come undone than just a crown.
    http://www.animatedknots.com/wallcrown/

    It has an even bigger downside (or upside depending on the...
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    For cutting: Put the rope on a block of wood then...

    For cutting: Put the rope on a block of wood then place a sharp axe on top. Smack the poll of the Axe with a block of wood.
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    These are the only ones I've ever made (so far)...

    These are the only ones I've ever made (so far) so not yet - there appear to be some made from persimmon for sale on etsy which look pretty nice.

    For all of these I finished them once they were...
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    Yeah any harder hardwood seems like it would work...

    Yeah any harder hardwood seems like it would work well for this. That's one of the things I liked about this project it took stuff to small to be really useful for much else (literally yard waste)...
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