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Grandpadave52

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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Naming Your Topic Titles   
    or aluminum soffit, fascia or copper pipe
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Vintage 9 Inch South Bend Lathe   
    Yep, I remember it now Irish...he was a very skilled machinist & craftsman for sure. I would have loved to have met him.
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Vintage 9 Inch South Bend Lathe   
    Not to hi-jack the thread, but great to have you back posting Paul. Hope all has been well. Appreciate your input here.
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Vintage 9 Inch South Bend Lathe   
    Great to see you have the lathe still and hopefully get some time to use. Didn't your Uncle make you a steady rest before he became ill? Seems I recall he made some very unique tooling for your woodshop?
    @HandyDan, @Cliff and @Fastback (been a while since he posted) will be great SME resources when you get ready to use it Bob. Probably others too, but these three came immediately to my mind.
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in How to Turn Inside Out   
    Great tutorial and outstanding piece...this would make a great blog too Dan; easier for someone to find down the road...gotta believe others will give this a try after reading your post here. Kudos
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in It Had to Happen   
    Get a can of this...fix you right up and good to go

     
    Really though, happy no injuries occurred!
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Turning Small   
    Very cool!
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in My hollowing rig   
    Over the top Steve...I'll just pretend I really understand all about this...just don't tell anyone...Great thread post...FWIW, you've got the makings of another great blog entry here to be followed with your tool rest and laser set-up...I assume we'll get some video links once you start turning with this too...
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Opinions please   
    I don't think I've ever seen a used Smithy on CL...probably a timing thing. I have seen a few Enco mills or lathes but never a used 3-n-1 unit. Even used they were outside of my budget at the time and considering my frequency of use. Although if I had one, I'd probably find excuses to use it.  The Enco's IMHO would be right there and probably slightly above a Smithy in quality and performance. I'll keep it filed back should I stumble upon one to let you know.
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Opinions please   
    That is one beautiful lathe Dan. Have you refurbed it or just maintained it to that level. The little Uni is pretty sweet too.
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Opinions please   
    Steve, Not much help as far as owning or using one and unsure, what you plan to do or would like to be able to do or budget.  With that said, based on what I've always heard and know from a couple guys who have them,  the Unimat 3-n-1 like Dan has is pretty popular with the home machinist.
     
    At one time, Jet made a benchtop 3-n-1 unit similar to the Grizzly...not sure if they still do or not. Also, Shop Fox offers a 3-n-1. It's probably very similar to the Griz and Jet.
     
    Personally, if I was flush with money, I'd own an Enco. We used similar versions that had been upgraded to CNC controlled for both our basic and advanced CNC user & programmer training models. They were awesome machines and took a lot of abuse. Some ITCC campus locations have them as well.
     
    I assume you are watching the Indy Tools CL as well as Fort Wayne? I have seen 2 or 3 bench top 3-n-1's for sale within the last year. Occasionally I see old Atlas/Craftsman lathes within the State/CL so will be glad to forward those to you going forward.
     
    Edit add: Maybe @Larry Schweitzer will weigh in on this. He's got a home machine shop (the Deluxe model)
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Plastic Threads for Box Lids   
    Sprinkles are good...I'll try to make enough for waffle cones too
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Plastic Threads for Box Lids   
    Awesome creativity and thinking outside the box (pun may be intended).
    GREAT tutorial too. I  promise I won't copy and sell it on the inter-web.
    If you run out of lids or are looking for a specific type, let me know. I haul dozens to the recycling center every week.
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Pine cone pen   
    Had no idea that was even possible. Very cool. Thanks Ron.
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in New type light   
    Great find Gerald. Thanks for sharing. Would be great for scroll and bandsaw use too.
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Make a wheel   
    That's what you end up doing when one keeps cutting corners...
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Epic Fail Optical Illusion Cutting Board   
    Man Lew, you've got patience beyond description!  I'm glad you apparently failed because it hurts my eyes to look at it.  I truly had to close one eye to prevent seeing the illusion. I like it as it is...Thanks for sharing the project & process...my eyes are still messed up! 
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in A Little Drill Caddy   
    I resemble that...Yep, makes things challenging and certainly less productive when you don't have a dedicated shop area.
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from Old Coasty in Reorganize Problems   
    ...and after I've found all the things I forgot I had, I've totally forgotten what I was looking for so just move on to something else or just call it a day.
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Lincoln rocker   
    @oldbutnotinthewayyet...deja vu all over again...how cool is that (this)! Thanks for sharing...
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Lincoln rocker   
    Beautiful @Ron Altier...awesome find and even more so on your research to restore correct to period. This is truly a family heirloom to be passed down for generations to come.
    Type up the story, place in a small envelope, fold and attached underneath to solid piece of the chair bottom. The story not only enhances the value but validates the history.
    Thanks for sharing it with us. Great thread!
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Reorganize Problems   
    ...and after I've found all the things I forgot I had, I've totally forgotten what I was looking for so just move on to something else or just call it a day.
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Reorganize Problems   
    Nice storage...I'd have to lay on the floor to read labels on bottom drawers to focus my bi-focals. The more I see your workbench, the greener I become with bench envy...Beautiful in it's natural habitat.
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Reorganize Problems   
    Why it's best not to put stuff away or reorganize...couldn't find it in the first place so why find it to move it where you can't find it? Huh...what did you say just happened
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    Grandpadave52 got a reaction from Larry Buskirk in When You Resaw;   
    When all else fails...maybe use one of these...
     

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