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8 hours ago, Chet said:

And I bet it isn't doing a lick of good.;)

As long as I don’t carry more than one marking/measuring device on me away from the shop at any one time, I have it under control.

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3 hours ago, drzaius said:

I prefer the old school holdfast that Gramercy make. They're super quick to use and have tremendous holding power. And there's nothing to ever wear out or malfunction.

The main part of the bench is only about 1-1/8" thick, so I was thinking that an old school holdfast wouldn't get enough "bite," but maybe I'm wrong.

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11 hours ago, G Ragatz said:

The main part of the bench is only about 1-1/8" thick, so I was thinking that an old school holdfast wouldn't get enough "bite," but maybe I'm wrong.

That's probably a little thin for a holdfast. Glad you found clamps that work.

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3 hours ago, Tom King said:

They only had green, and black in stock.  I didn't want any more black tool cabinets in there.  They make the whole building look too dark.  I figured I was going to end up with one of each color anyway.  Still much organizing to do.  These are really decent, for what they cost.

 

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I was eyeing those today too. Just bought a few of the parts organizers to hold screws and a deadblow mallet. One day that toolbox will sneak it’s way into the car. 

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46 minutes ago, treeslayer said:

As the years go by friends are more cherished than ever, that’s a great friend you have there Mick

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I guess the steel screws are to run in first, before putting in the brass screws.........

Quite a friend!!

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12 hours ago, Mick S said:

When I told a good friend of mine that I'd bought a small lathe he said he was sending me a "care package". I wasn't sure what to expect but after a few failed attempts at delivering them I finally was able to pick them up at the post office. 

As his skills have improved he's replaced all these with Carter & Son tools.

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Friends are great!

That's a good quality brand and a nice assortment.  Great to learn on and when you're ready to step up these will be great to have to try out different gouge grinds, or scraper shapes.  

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13 hours ago, Mick S said:

Friends are great!

I'm super jealous. You've got a great friend there. I want to try some traditional turning tools but there is that barrier to entry of sharpening after buying multiple not inexpensive tools. It doesn't seem all that different to getting started on hand tools.

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2 hours ago, Tom King said:

I guess the steel screws are to run in first, before putting in the brass screws.........

Yes, but there are 14 steel screws 14 brass screws and only 12 holes... Extra is nice.

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8 minutes ago, Ronn W said:

NOthing to do with woodworking unless you count the table I have to build.  Used switches (8 of them,  additonal track and a lot of wiring supplies.  I am resurrecting my old O gauge trains to pass on to my Grandson.  The locomotive in pic is a 1935 Lionel.  Also have a 1950 twin diesel.  Hope to start building the table for the layout later this week.

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Model trains is a hobby I’d always thought would be fun to get into but never had the space to create the layout that I’d want

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Very cool Ronn, my uncle had a massive set up in his basement, many hours of fun for the nieces and nephews, cousins and friends, be sure to let us have a look when you’re done 

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Ebay.  One dozen for less than $30.  The only bad part is that they were made in the Communist country of China.  But we're kinda stuck with that for awhile.

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Harbor Freight carries (carried? haven't been in  a while) toggle clamps that look the same, except the ones I have clamp when the handle is pull up, not pushed down. Really handy for jigs like that.

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