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  1. bglenden

    Popular Woodworking

    Same. When they switched to Zinio I decided to not renew since I couldn't get the PDFs any more and that broke my OCD collecting impulse. To each their own of course, but I found the major decline in interesting (to me) material dated back to the departure of Bender, Huey and Lang (shame they couldn't make a go of 360 Woodworking), not the more recent departures.
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    Harbor Freight DC - can it pull through 6" pipe?

    I didn't do anything other than save my nickels and dimes (quite a few of them) and bought a 5 HP Oneida. I haven't put ducting in yet so I'm still pulling a 4" hose from machine to machine. (I'd like to do Nordfab ducting but don't want to pay for it, so I'll likely end up with thin wall PVC). Sorry I don't have an answer to my original question!
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    Moving large machines...sanity check

    Probably overkill, but I ended up getting some brackets from Tractor Supply and attached some 2x10's (I think, maybe 2x12) to them and just rolled it off on the mobility kit. My delivery was a pallet on a pallet for some reason, so I had 8 or so inches to come down. (I put an on-edge 2x4 under the ramp about half way down since I figured it would be too bendy otherwise).
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    Bowl blanks cracking?

    Thanks to everyone who helped us get our lathe equipped. We bought a few 3x6x6 blanks from (Craft Supplies) to get started. They don't seem very wet (we don't have a moisture meter), but they did come wrapped in plastic with wax (?) on the end grain. We live in New Mexico which tends to be very low humidity (e.g., right now it is 15%). All of our blanks have cracked to one extent or another as we've turned them. (Usually when the blank was sitting, sometimes over night). Is there something we should be doing to prevent this, or is this just what happens?
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    Work Bench Top Thickness

    I've got a ~10 year old plywood bench that has it's deficiencies for handwork especially (not completely flat, vice not flush with legs/apron, ...). While I'd like a Roubo if it magically appeared in my shop, one intermediate thing I've been thinking about doing is building a Shannon Rogers style joinery bench instead for the handwork I actually do, leaving the plywood bench for machine work, assembly etc type stuff. Having experimented with dimensioning wood entirely by hand I know I definitely don't want to do that, so I'm just looking for a good system for joinery type handwork.
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    12-14” bandsaw resaw - what brand? Sub $2k

    When I was looking for my bandsaw (>5 years ago) the bandsaw I wished I could afford was the Minimax 16 (now metric 400 I believe). I believe it also has 16" of resaw capacity. I am not in the market so am not current on the thinking about today's models, but I'd be surprised if it still isn't a very solid unit / strong contender. (I ended up with a Grizzly 17" bandsaw which does the job but just doesn't have that nice tool fit and finish).
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    Now what - what to get after Lathe?

    Definitely carbide to start with! Thanks for the info.
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    Now what - what to get after Lathe?

    What size turning tools should I get - it looks like the range from ~12" to ~30" total length, with the most common size seeming to be about 24". I can imagine that over time we might want to fill in the range, but to start with what's the most versatile size? (I imagine turning a "soup bowl" sized bowl might be my wife's canonical starter project).
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    Moving large machines...sanity check

    Something I have heard of people using for top-heavy long-skinny lathe moving is attaching trailer jacks (3x) with wheels, e.g. attaching something like the below to the pallet and lifting it up and wheeling it around. No personal experience, bit it seems a possibility: %2B Towing > Trailer Jacks > Marine %2B Swivel Jacks&utm_campaign=Ironton&utm_content=44062&gclid=Cj0KCQiA8_PfBRC3ARIsAOzJ2urW51EL8NeCvuihx-ANkeCiUiPBopkdtc5dlD3Y3wAJe7HqdMvskToaAiykEALw_wcB
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    Now what - what to get after Lathe?

    Thank you Mark and Riley for the advice and clear explanations. Although the lathe (on sale!) was only my second most expensive tool, I'm pretty sure it will be the champion after I get all the accessories :-)
  11. bglenden

    Un Safest Tool In a Woodworking Shop

    The only thing that has really scared/surprised me while operating was when I was pattern/template routing on a router table and the bit grabbed the end grain hard. Nothing happened, but had I been a bit unlucky it could have. I think the tool that could do the most damage is the jointer - I'm religious about using its guard (my new jointer has the Euro guard which I think is safer for the worst possible accidents).
  12. My wife has been interested in getting into woodturning (probably bowls), and I have an occasional interest in being able to turn furniture parts, so we bought a lathe on Black Friday. (Powermatic 3520C; not cheap but seems to be well reviewed, has a 5 year warranty, and seems to be a good size for what we want to do.) What do we need on top of the Lathe to make some beginner projects (say a tool handle and small bowl). Set of 3 carbide tools? What size? Facemask? Chuck (to be honest I don't really know why/when one is needed)? Thanks for helping a noob out.
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    Charles Neil Finishing class

    Charles Neil is a finishing master. His presentation style is a bit meandering (I used to be a member of his paid site), but his information is second to none.
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    New jointer season? I think so.

    Nice & congrats! Although I went segmented, the reputation of the hammer straight knives is that they leave an awesome surface and are dead easy to change.
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    Moving large machines...sanity check

    My A3-41 came on a pallet placed on top of another pallet, so it was higher off the floor than I was expecting. (Certainly too high to "walk" it off). There are probably lots of potential solutions, but since I ordered the mobility kit I just put that on while on the pallet and then just rolled it down a ramp I built. Easy peasy, and reduced the temptation to lift it by the tables. I agree with Mick that the packaging was very thorough with lots of Torx screws needing to be removed.