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    Like Brian Zawatsky, when I get close to the...

    Like Brian Zawatsky, when I get close to the final cut I take a wide scraper that has a very slight curve on the cutting edge, so not straight, I then take a very thin shaving with my hand sliding...
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    Mark, Popple is not one tree, but the common...

    Mark, Popple is not one tree, but the common name for all the Willow relatives, with soft white wood, like Quaking or Trembling Aspen, Cotton wood and Big tooth Aspen, Balm Poplar, so Polar and...
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    You sure got that color come up nicely Cal, I...

    You sure got that color come up nicely Cal, I have turned some Aspen, being included by what the pulpwood cutters and haulers call Popple, as there are some 25 or so closely related species that...
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    The wrench of the Oneway Stronghold chuck does...

    The wrench of the Oneway Stronghold chuck does reach, even with my Mega Jumbo jaws John, only when I mount the extensions do I have to slide the crossbar through the wrench to keep on turning, still...
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    Yes as Ted says, wash those tubes with some soapy...

    Yes as Ted says, wash those tubes with some soapy water and reinstall them, you will be surprised by the increase of light given off, and if that doesn’t do it, it’s time to replace them.
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    This is the typical “I’ve done this a thousand...

    This is the typical “I’ve done this a thousand times” where the person is then carried out on a stretcher !!

    Is it worth it ??, NO, in my opinion.
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    Of course a rough turned bowl isn’t nice and...

    Of course a rough turned bowl isn’t nice and round, but warped and your vacuum chuck doesn’t just fit to that warped bowl.

    Now later when you have re-turned the bowl and it is nice on round and...
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    Welcome, and pretty nice work, but watch that...

    Welcome, and pretty nice work, but watch that high speed with splits in the wood, you would not like to wake up laying in front of your lathe and wonder what happened, some turners never wake up when...
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    John I’m not familiar with any makes of them,...

    John I’m not familiar with any makes of them, just what a maker claims is not always true as we know al to well, I tend to be sceptical of claims that I can’t verify, where others have claimed the...
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    I read about the archival pens/inks not being...

    I read about the archival pens/inks not being very lightfast in reality, and some did tests that did show that the inks did actually fade pretty fast if set out in full light, not something we do...
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    It’s right here and acc shows all the pens you...

    It’s right here and acc shows all the pens you can get or make :).

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx?p=31042&cat=1,41115,45497&ap=1
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    I build a burner from a radar gun transformer...

    I build a burner from a radar gun transformer that was surplus, and bought a pyrography pen at LeeValley, with a writing tip on it, for the reason that most pen inks will just disappear after a while...
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    Not a headlamp, but you could stick LEDs to the...

    Not a headlamp, but you could stick LEDs to the toolrest, get the light right up close or even inside the turning :).

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    I also have 10 foot ceilings, there are 10...

    I also have 10 foot ceilings, there are 10 Compact fluorescence on there, good for overall lighting, above the lathes is a double 8 foot fluorescence fixture and then I have 4 of those desk lamps...
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    Thanks Greg, yes because of the angle you get...

    Thanks Greg, yes because of the angle you get well away from the tailstock and are able to return the recess :D
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    Nice pieces David, they can be fun to make, Iíve...

    Nice pieces David, they can be fun to make, Iíve tuned some while away from home, taking a midi lathe along and a pocket full of small pieces of wood.

    The bigger ones you can turn with the regular...
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    Reed I have turned a lot of bowls over the years...

    Reed I have turned a lot of bowls over the years as you know, and not things from dried wood, but each and everyone from fresh green wood,from small to very large, and returned most of them again,...
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    One of my ways, as I use a recess almost...

    One of my ways, as I use a recess almost exclusively.

    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?246777-Jumbo-jaws-Vicmarc-or-Stronghold&highlight=Jumbo
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    Here’s some info on the different bonded cbn...

    Here’s some info on the different bonded cbn grinding wheels that Norton makes :)

    Plus another makers wanted info when ordering.

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    Because with the precision that the Oneway chucks...

    Because with the precision that the Oneway chucks and jaws are machined, the jaws can be placed at any position, I have several Oneway chucks, both Talon and Stronghold, and my first one is at least...
  21. Reed I am assuming that the grinder has to be...

    Reed I am assuming that the grinder has to be brought up for the Wolverine base to fit under the grinder, let’s say the grinder sits now at 7” or 7 ľ” rather than 6 Ĺ”, by welding a receiver cup like...
  22. A little late here, but why not bring the...

    A little late here, but why not bring the receiver cup up by setting/clamping or welding a angle piece of steel in it as high as needed to get to the height you want to achieve ????
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    Tom use what works for you, how long did the...

    Tom use what works for you, how long did the wheels last on your grinder ??, where they the better wheels ??, I know I won’t wear my grinder wheels out by a long shot, unless someone makes me last...
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    Nor am I saying that you should or should not,...

    Nor am I saying that you should or should not, what I’m saying is, use what works for you, throwing more $$ at it will not necessarily make you a better turner or turn nicer pieces.

    Paying a...
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    Right on Scott, I wasn’t brought up to discard...

    Right on Scott, I wasn’t brought up to discard all the tried and true and replace all with the latest (better and best, like the whiter than white etc) to have to do it all over again in a year or...
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