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  1. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Does anyone have experience with Woodcraft's Self centering 4-Jaw lathe chuck? Roger
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    these are made from belt sander sleeves , any size will do , i like the 4×24 most , as it will span a longer area . rip a piece of scrap and cross cut to a slightly longer length and round the ends slightly , keep trimming it , ( and rounding ) , until you get a snug fit . in different grits ...
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    This is just one example of some of the things that happen in Anchorage, Alaska… Hope you found it educational… :)
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    This past week, my loyal friend and companion of 5 years suffered an FCE- a spinal stroke- that has taken his ability to walk. The vet railroaded us in to starting diagnosis and treatment and subsequently raised our estimate each time we met. Bump has begun to slowly recover, but the amount to...
  5. Woodworking Skill Share
    I made mistake L section of bar top. I have to remove 2' piece of 3/4 CTX ply that was glued to 3/4 particle board using titebond. Am I going to be able to split these apart - or will I just create a mess? I wanted to x-cross the layers at the L, but forgot to leave top ply piece shorter for...
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    I just thought that I'd brag about the new animals that I dropped off at my parents house this morning… Here's a video: I was just curious what kinds of animals you have or have had. Post pictures or videos if you have em!
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    Murphy's Law in the Workshop Some of these were picked up from a Florida Woodworkers Association Handbook that I ran across (no date but it has the Officers Photos for 1987.) Others were found on George Walker Designs web page. 1. The first place to look for a lost tool is the last place you...
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    This is a real video from a French documentary about Africa . You may not understand a word, but the video is a hoot. There are trees that grow in Africa which, once a year, produce very juicy fruit that contain a large percentage of alcohol. Because there is a shortage of water, as soon as...
  9. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I just aquired a nearly complete Stanley # 45 combination plane. I want to soak the metal parts in evaporust but there is no way to remove the wooden part of the tote. Am I going to regret soaking it wood and all?
  10. Finishing
    I am making wooden animal toys and need advice, please. A company named Brin d' Ours sells a line I am using as inspiration. ?I am using 5×4 basswood for cost purposes and, for safety, a water base stain. When applying the stain, the end grain raises up and ruins my sanded surfaces. I tried a...
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    Horses - Intarsia Woodworking Horses - Intarsia Woodworking One of my recent Intarsia projects is from a painting of horses. The client sent me a photograph of a painting hanging on their wall and requested an Intarsia piece from this photograph. I was very excited to start this one because I...
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    http://austin.craigslist.org/tls/2850181453.html In light of the person who got a simialr saw today for $375, I thought I'd share this.
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    Just checking to see just how many of you gray haired folks out there are finally getting old enough to drink now that you are 21, or at least vote at 18 now that today is YOUR birthday? ;-)
  14. Safety in the Woodworking Shop
    Yes, I say this to everyone from the novice (me) to the craftsman/expert (you). I work in a small shop and we had our best machinist chop off his pinky a week and a half ago. Oh darn! He is the cocky type and way too daring and reckless. He was cutting some cherry pieces for frames that would...
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    I am just about finished with the sheet rock on the wall in my new shop. I want to start shopping for dust collector ducting now. I am looking for 6" for the main trunk and 4" drops to each machine with a blast gate at each one. I have no idea where to get it or what would be the best course of...
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    Baby Opossum Goes FREE II A short video of setting a baby opossum FREE after it got into our house… 7:15 video.
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    YEa Yea, Damm Limey, what planet is he on now? Well working on the premis that if I don's ask, no one knows I want, then here goes. Looking for an Ober No 1 lathe for turning Irregular forms, ie axe handles and Waggon Wheel Spokes. Would prefer one all singing and dancing, but happy to do a...
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    Been looking at these two and have not found much on reviews. I am a woodcarver and wanted a new toy to play with. Does anyone own any of these or any thoughts on them, how they work, perform, durabilaty?
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    In an African country that speaks predominantly French, Swahili, and English, there is a Chinese restaurant that charges in US Dollars. Obviously there are some translation issues, but there are some items I wouldn't order: $8 for Hot & Soup Soup $8 for Preserved Preserved WHAT???? $8...
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