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    I use a flat scraper both inside and out. Inside...

    I use a flat scraper both inside and out. Inside I use it to flatten the bottom. Outside I use it to do final shaping. Funny how a flat scraper can coax the perfect curve.
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    I also get the fuzz in my old single-hole Kreg...

    I also get the fuzz in my old single-hole Kreg jig. Last two woods I used it on were post oak and walnut and both had ragged edges on the up-cut side, but both were cross-grain. I think this has...
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    I have noticed several white-flowering...

    I have noticed several white-flowering trees/bushes in early spring. Some are wild plums, but I don't know about all of them. After looked at pictures of callery pears I think that's what this bush...
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    I did a bit of googling on my thorn bush, and it...

    I did a bit of googling on my thorn bush, and it appears to be a type of pear, maybe a callery or something close. It is planted next to a couple of bradfords. I wonder if a previous owner planted...
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    Thanks guys! One I'm trying to figure out is a...

    Thanks guys! One I'm trying to figure out is a question I have on mulberry. I posted the question here before, but didn't get any answers. The local mulberry wood I've come across seems to have two...
  6. On Tim Yoder's show a while back he made a...

    On Tim Yoder's show a while back he made a fountain out of a few bowls with water flowing from one down into the next. Pretty slick setup. He sealed the inside of the bowls with a couple coats of...
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    wood ID

    I've got a few different trees on my property that I've tried to ID with no success. I've seen mention on here many times about sending samples to the USFS for DNA ID, but I tried looking up the info...
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    I've got a few weeks or so before I have to make...

    I've got a few weeks or so before I have to make a call, so I sure appreciate the input. Any Cen-Tech scanner users here?
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    metal scanner for logs

    I've been researching metal scanners for logs and have found a few prospective models, but I'd like to get some opinions. We normally only saw logs from wooded areas and very rarely hit any metal,...
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    Haven't heard any of that yet. I've been using...

    Haven't heard any of that yet. I've been using the OEM white wheels that came with my Rikon SS grinder. I'm sure there's a premium solution to your problem, but I'd make sure it is actually a problem...
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    I turned some box elder bud vases last year with...

    I turned some box elder bud vases last year with plenty of red streaks that I didn't want to fade. I sprayed them with spar urethane and they've held color beautifully. Then again a bowl I turned...
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    Not sure I can answer your question, but I've...

    Not sure I can answer your question, but I've been there. My father-in-law bought a shop full of smoke-damaged tools about 7 years ago from the company doing clean-up. We knew the guy whose shop the...
  13. I've had to learn to be judicious with what...

    I've had to learn to be judicious with what scraps I keep or I will quickly fill my shop with scraps and not have room left for lumber! I burn a lot of it, use it for testing finishes or dyes, pencil...
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    Sometimes you get kickback even when doing...

    Sometimes you get kickback even when doing everything right. Or mostly everything. This spring I was making some repeated dado cuts so my blade guard was off. I was setting the finished pieces on the...
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    Since the thread was revived and I wasn't around...

    Since the thread was revived and I wasn't around 7 years ago I'll go ahead and weigh in :)

    Black cherry and choke cherry are two different varieties. Dunno what choke cherry wood looks like, but...
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    My cousin found some Hawthorn wood (his family...

    My cousin found some Hawthorn wood (his family name) and hand carved an engagement ring from a blank. She still wears it every day after about 4 years and it still looks nice. Hawthorn is also known...
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    I have this same blade, or one very similar. At...

    I have this same blade, or one very similar. At the narrowest setting it will cut a flat bottom as there is no wobble and the teeth don't have bat ears so it cuts a nice, flat 1/8. Set wider it...
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    I have the 2" and 4" buffs, plus the 8" and the...

    I have the 2" and 4" buffs, plus the 8" and the extension. I couldn't buff very many bowls without the extension. Too close to the headstock. The 2" buffs are about worthless, or maybe I say that I...
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    What about post oak or live oak? Both are very...

    What about post oak or live oak? Both are very dense and finish very smooth. Of course, if you're painting them, pine and cedar are always cheap and readily available.
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    I don't have much clamp advice, but maybe a bit...

    I don't have much clamp advice, but maybe a bit of wisdom a friendly woodworker shared with me several years ago might help. Keep a list of shop needs and set aside a bit of money here and there as...
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    I love the gift ornament! What a cool idea. Is...

    I love the gift ornament! What a cool idea. Is that just a slip fit? That would make a cool addition to our tree this year...
  22. I sawed a few hackberry logs this spring. There...

    I sawed a few hackberry logs this spring. There was no spalting then and the wood was very white, but I haven't been back to see what it looks like now. We cut it for construction lumber, but if it...
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    I've got a simple 2hp Grizzly DC with about 15'...

    I've got a simple 2hp Grizzly DC with about 15' of 4" flex hose and an in-line 55gal drum with 90 degree elbows inside the lid as a semi-cyclone/separator. I suck up everything I can - lathe...
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    I have a fairly unique setup - I'm an IT guy by...

    I have a fairly unique setup - I'm an IT guy by day and hobby woodworker by night. My 30x32 shop has a finished 10x30 office/man cave complete with my desk, reclining couch, TV, xbox, guitars,...
  25. Exactly how I did it. I had to turn a bushing...

    Exactly how I did it. I had to turn a bushing since the hole is larger than the one in the lower unit of my outboard motor, but it worked well. I tried filling from the top before and quickly...
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