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    For small spindle work its difficult to get a...

    For small spindle work its difficult to get a skew in at the "correct" angle near the headstock (for some value of correct). Its not so much that the tool hits .. much.. but it kind of gets in the...
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    The boat comment is interesting because you can't...

    The boat comment is interesting because you can't lie to boats, they'll tell you when you did it wrong in the most direct way possible.
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    This. So much this. For a lot of projects, not...

    This. So much this. For a lot of projects, not a problem but I've been considering a small spindle lathe for small spindle projects.
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    Talking further to the local dye expert the other...

    Talking further to the local dye expert the other possible suggestion was pre-treating with an oxygen reducer - the most commonly used at home is sodium hydrosulfite which is ironically sold as "rit...
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    There are a few challenges here that I'm not...

    There are a few challenges here that I'm not entirely sure how to overcome.

    The biggest is that dying cellulose based products is significantly more difficult with natural dyes than protein based...
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    Oregon Myrtle has the same problem. Freshly cut...

    Oregon Myrtle has the same problem. Freshly cut the colors are astounding but a couple months later they've faded back to hardly visible. The grain is still pretty cool but the colors are mostly...
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    Hence "Some A2 treatments would seem less prone...

    Hence "Some A2 treatments would seem less prone to this than others", I might have a small tendency towards understatement. :rolleyes:
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    My understanding of A2 is that its also prone to...

    My understanding of A2 is that its also prone to uneven matrix formation and retained austenite (incomplete martensite formation), so you can end up with pieces that while more or less evenly "hard"...
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    I was a bit surprised to learn that A2 had...

    I was a bit surprised to learn that A2 had relatively small carbide and sparse carbide crystals compared to a lot of steels (more and bigger than O1, but still relatively few). Personally I find A2...
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    This is good advice. I've definitely noticed a...

    This is good advice. I've definitely noticed a more than expected increase in edge retention as I've become less "ham handed" in how i handle the tools. Some (perhaps even most) of that can...
  11. The gramercy rasps from Tools For Working Wood...

    The gramercy rasps from Tools For Working Wood are also pretty nice. I have a #11 and a smaller round one and they've both been good performers.

    They're a bit more than the Ajax ones (double ish)...
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    Same force over a smaller area means higher...

    Same force over a smaller area means higher pressure. I'm not sure on the actual contact space because I think the metal being deformed probably changes it a bit so it starts getting outside of my...
  13. Looks like LEM stocks blades in your length...

    Looks like LEM stocks blades in your length (surprisingly butcherpacker didn't):
    http://www.lemproducts.com/product/hand-saw-blades/butcher-saws-slicers

    It might work for a frame saw blade, not...
  14. Nice looking old meat saw! Its old enough you...

    Nice looking old meat saw!

    Its old enough you can probably re-file the blade, but if not I'd bet you can find a new one that has the same hole-hole measurement with a bit of searching.
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    Should be similar, although probably a bit...

    Should be similar, although probably a bit stretchier and better adhesive. It would be interesting to compare and see if its enough better to justify the price.

    I like to have some electrical...
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    Exactly right. Break one ring carefully with the...

    Exactly right. Break one ring carefully with the grain and then glue it back together. Carefully done the join is pretty much invisible. I've taken to using electrical tape to "clamp" these joints...
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    Says down to 100F. Seems close to ideal maybe...

    Says down to 100F. Seems close to ideal maybe 120F?

    You might want something to increase the air movement in it? Not sure.. possibly a daily venting would suffice..

    "the control panel...
  18. Case them in steel :D

    Case them in steel :D
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    Even with the saw/shaper there looks to be plenty...

    Even with the saw/shaper there looks to be plenty of room under there from poking around with a flashlight as the shaper extraction is all above table. I think the problem would be with the J/P...
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    It is flex hose under the cabinet so re-routing...

    It is flex hose under the cabinet so re-routing wouldn't be to bad ignoring the cutting up the cabinet part (accessibility to the interior of the cabinet is limited so its a bit of a trick doing much...
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    Not generally true (I mean you can certainly sue...

    Not generally true (I mean you can certainly sue and in some rare cases win but your odds are low), the inspecting authority is not liable for failure to identify safety or even compliance issues if...
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    My experience has been that commission work is a...

    My experience has been that commission work is a lot harder than spec work because you don't just have to make what's in your head, you have to figure out what's in someone else head and make that. ...
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    Love it, I picked up a blank from my cousin who...

    Love it, I picked up a blank from my cousin who had a cut several pallets of it for fingerboards and had saved some of the offcuts for bowls. I've only turned the one piece but it was really nice...
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    Also:
    http://www.leevalley.com/US/hardware/page.aspx?cat=3,40842&p=43730

    Really you'll want the box/rails to be able to be broken down and separated from the footboard and headboard for a variety...
  25. Until I decide that spending the extra money is...

    Until I decide that spending the extra money is worth having the tool. Where that point is depends on the tool, the person, and the use. For some tool/people combinations the answer is "never" for...
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