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  1. I want to say the Moto G6 is around $200. Pretty much no phones do the replaceable battery thing any more, but that's not really a big deal in practice. Review of the G6: I agree with more current versions of Android, I'm pretty sure Samsung no longer does security patches for either the S4 or S5
  2. Harbor Freight sells a bunch of storage boxes with removable bins
  3. I just did Proslat earlier this year when it went on sale at HD. I love it. It went up pretty easily. Does this thing have a home? No. Can I hang it on the wall? Up it goes.
  4. For a tool handle you can get away with the stuff that came with the lathe. You might need a smaller tool rest, 14 inches is pretty big. Tool handles for screwdrivers are around 6 inches or so long. A Jacobs chuck for the tail stock would be a nice purchase as well, it'll let you drill out the handle on the lathe instead of trying to do it on the drill press. But you could just drill the blank on the drill press and then turn it. The main benefit of the Jacobs chuck in the lathe is you get a perfectly centered hole. For bowls you'll want a chuck. A chuck is essentially just a work ho
  5. Go with the Nova, it's a little cheaper and it's got the set screw so you can reverse it.
  6. For the things you listed you don't need a ton of accessories. Most lathes will come with a spur center and a faceplate. You need a chuck, Nova g3 and the Pennstate Barracuda are both decent choices. These mount to the head stock (the motor side) and allow you to securely hold lots of different blanks. They screw on the threaded part, so you need to get the right thread. You'll want a live center. This fits into the morris taper on the tail stock (non motor side). It's called a live center because it has a bearing in it that allows it to spin with the work piece. Taper size (2MT bein
  7. I've seen the little WEN lathe go on sale at Home Depot for ~$100. I have a couple of HF versions of the same one and they are OK little lathes for stuff like pens, tool handles, ornaments. Only issue I really have with them is the tail stock wheel can be hard to turn. They are variable speed too, which is a nice little bonus.
  8. IKEA has the free PAX wardrobe planner. You could use that to get some ideas on how you want to plan your closet.
  9. A bunch of questions. What type of resin are you using? For this application you probably want something that is slow setting, around 24 hours to cure, using a faster setting resin is probably going to end up with bubbles in it. I'm assuming you used some kind of mica powder on that initial pour, the top of that casting looks good, but there are a ton of voids on the bottom. Either it wasn't fully cured when you poured the second layer and bubbled up or it set up super fast leaving the voids on the bottom. You could try hitting the melamine with some mold release (follow the directio
  10. I have a Thinkpad yoga. I'm pretty much a Thinkpad diehard though. The most useful case for the touchscreen is when the laptop is in tent mode. This is typically in the kitchen or in the shop. So it's nice for watching videos and or scrolling through recipies. The actual big benefit is the pen and being able to annotate PDFs.
  11. There is a kit available for some lathes
  12. Same here. I have 2 of the HF mini lathes. My girlfriend still turns on one of them the other one got turned into a dedicated buffing station. This is probably why there are no lathes on Craigslist. Turners just hoard lathes.
  13. If you wanted to get started bowl turning up to about 12 inch bowls this is what you would need. Rikon 220 VSR (or the Jet 1221) Variable speed lathe ~$600 on sale. If you wanted to go cheaper and give up variable speed you could go with the Harbor Freight lathe for about a $300 savings. Chuck PSI Barracuda 2 $140 or Rockler has the Nova G3 on sale right now for $150. 60 degree live center ~$20 Starter chisels Benjamin's best chisel set ~$100 Sharpening stuff Wolvering Jig $90, Wolverine Varigrind $50 Grinder (if you don't have one) Rikon 8 inch ~$100 on sale
  14. You can make epoxy flow better if you heat up the component parts before mixing. Just stick the bottles/syringe in some hot water for a bit. This will also speed up the cure though, so don't use 5 minute epoxy.
  15. You can use breather mesh as well.