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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please Read: Pics in threads

    In the past we have had problems with linking pictures in posts from off-site locations. For example, pics disappeared from the off-site location,...

    Started by sawduster, 06-30-2010 9:42 pm
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  1. Acrylic Pen blanks

    I have a ? for every one is it better and cheaper to make you own Acrylic Pen blanks or to buy the online.

    Started by OldManBrown, 12-02-2012 10:11 am
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    01-05-2013 6:22 pm Go to last post
  2. End-Grain Sealing

    I thought I'd pass this on FWIW. I've been doing a lot of research on cutting, sawing and drying lumber lately and kept running across the same...

    Started by Cody Colston, 02-24-2011 10:24 pm
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  3. pine cone stabilization attempt #1

    Well, I tried to stabilize a pine cone and the preliminary results look pretty good. I will post pics later tonight when I have time. basically, my...

    Started by maverick, 10-19-2010 6:22 pm
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    10-20-2010 4:16 am Go to last post
  4. Forstner or brad point - which will give a cleaner hole?

    Because this has to do with boring a big ol' hole for tuning - I posted here. To drill the 3/4" hole for my game calls I have been using a cheap...

    Started by Sachbvn, 01-01-2011 8:18 am
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  5. Fresh cherry wood, and how I cut this crotch piece

    Neighbors took down a cherry tree 10152 today, and had offered me any or all that I wished to have. I need more wood layin' around my garage like I...

    Started by Mark, 11-15-2011 3:35 am
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    12-14-2011 11:38 am Go to last post
  6. Comparing the Jet 1220VS and the Delta Midi-lathe

    Ok guys - I posted two links, one is the Jet 1220VS and the other is the Delta Midi-lathe. ...

    Started by Sachbvn, 10-05-2010 2:37 am
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    10-07-2010 9:16 am Go to last post
  7. how I make a celtic knot pen

    Mav posted a great tutorial on the celtic knot process - have a look here: ...

    Started by maverick, 05-21-2011 4:45 am
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    05-25-2011 12:23 am Go to last post
  8. Turning a closed end pen without a closed end mandrel

    I could not decide what pen kit to use for a closed end pen, so I never got around to ordering a closed end mandrel for one. But, I sure wanted to...

    Started by DougB, 03-19-2012 4:54 am
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    03-26-2012 11:41 pm Go to last post
  9. Playing with Cactus Juice

    Last week I played around with dying and stabilizing a few 3/4"-7/8" maple pen blanks with Cactus Juice. I added about 100 drops of green dye that...

    Started by Monty, 10-02-2011 11:55 pm
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    11-07-2011 12:40 pm Go to last post
  10. At what RPM does a lathe spin?

    I was just thinking about what it might take to cobble together a simple poor man's lathe ...

    Started by Chris Curl, 03-06-2012 4:27 pm
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    03-08-2012 5:59 am Go to last post
  11. Buffing wheels and lacquer finish

    Hey guys - a few questions. I started using (wiping by hand) lacquer for my duck calls because the poly I was using was just taking too long to...

    Started by Sachbvn, 01-09-2011 12:33 pm
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    01-10-2011 3:35 am Go to last post
  12. what's the difference?

    What's the difference between Zac's new lathe and this one? JET JML 1014VSI 10-Inch-by-14-Inch Variable Speed Indexing Mini Lathe This lathe...

    Started by Elizabeth, 01-31-2011 1:42 pm
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    101 lathe, tools needed
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    02-05-2011 7:43 pm Go to last post
  13. Icon5 Lathe Maintenance

    With the weather starting to cool off, I'm hoping to start some turning shortly after Labor Day. I haven't done anything with my lathe since...

    Started by PastorPaul, 08-24-2010 2:53 pm
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    09-16-2010 12:14 am Go to last post
  14. Just received an email

    Not sure whether this is good news or bad(considering the temperature outside)? Was contacted by a CPA that frequents a reloading forum I am at. ...

    Started by SDB777, 06-19-2010 7:20 pm
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    07-02-2010 6:30 pm Go to last post
  15. 101, Rubbing the Bevel

    Since there's all this talkin' about rubbing the bevel, and we don't have any PICTURES of what we mean when we say that, I thought it might be a good...

    Started by TDHofstetter, 02-06-2011 5:13 pm
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  16. what is the difference in bevel angle and edge angle!

    Hi, Guys: I thought this was going to be a no brainer but I'm a little confused and overwhelmed. Today I was going to revisit the sharpening of...

    Started by Elizabeth, 03-17-2011 10:39 pm
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    03-19-2011 1:30 am Go to last post
  17. question

    I have a lathe a delta midi what extra tooling would i need to start turning pens. i am getting jealous looking at all these beauties you all are...

    Started by djburkhart, 06-25-2010 7:05 pm
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    07-04-2010 11:35 am Go to last post
  18. Cactus juice vacuum?

    Trying to get some 3" diameter blocks of boxelder burl ready for chess pieces. 17391 I've just about used up my entire supply of burl and some of...

    Started by autobodyman, 07-11-2013 5:21 am
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    07-15-2013 6:39 pm Go to last post
  19. Icon5 Moisture levels?

    I have access to a moisture meter(it's a cheap one, but I think it works well enough), and was wondering what is the best percentage of moisture? ...

    Started by SDB777, 02-02-2011 11:01 am
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    03-13-2011 5:25 am Go to last post
  20. Pine Bark stabilizing

    I found a couple pieces of pretty thick pine bark after splitting some firewood, I was going to try to carve some of it, but I've never carved any...

    Started by autobodyman, 10-03-2014 10:37 am
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    09-11-2015 8:17 am Go to last post

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