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    Tool Storage

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    Go to youtube and type April Wilkerson in the search. She showed the build of her workbench with storage and other goodies. Very nice bench and storage.
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    New Shop Storage

    I took down part of my shelving. I am installing bins hoping it will give me more and better storage.
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    New Shop Storage

    I am thinking I will be ok. I don't do any cutting at that end of the bench.
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    We don't have a Costco either, wish we did. Did you also get the metal racking that was used for the base? Very nice score.
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    New Shop Storage

    I have two rows done, 16 bins. It looks like I will have a little more storage but best of all better storage. No more boxes of stuff to look through. All I have to do is reach in a bin.
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    Wood Cracking

    Thanks for all of the advice and tips. I will try some new things out and see if it helps.
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    Wood Cracking

    Is there anything I can do to keep wood from cracking? I was making a bird house. I had to stop and got tied up for a while. I went back out 2 or 3 days later and it had a huge crack. The first picture is when I was working on it and the second picture is after three days of just sitting on the lathe.
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    The Date For The TPW Gathering Is

    I love keim Lumber.
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    Don't Buy Cheap Tools.

    I already have some large tools. The problem I was having was the tool would slow down the log so easy I was thinking it was too much for that lathe. I discovered the end would loosen due to a little vibration. Once I got everything tightened up real good I had no more problems with the big tools slowing anything down.
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    Don't Buy Cheap Tools.

    I know you are all too smart for this so this is for the new turner. Don't buy cheap lathe tools. I was turning a 7.5 inch diameter log to make a bird house and had a catch. My 1/4 inch bowl gouge snapped in half.
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    Don't Buy Cheap Tools.

    It's hard to see in this picture because the flash washed it out. Yes the steel does look crystallized. I had already gone through the bark and had the log round. It broke at 2.5 inches but the tool was only sticking around 1 inch past the rest.
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    Don't Buy Cheap Tools.

    What would you like to know?
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    Hands Free Lighted Magnifying Glass

    I bought this one at Woodcraft for under $50. I use it for scroll sawing and am very happy with it.
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    Old Cordless Tools

    Throw it away. If I ever have to replace the one I have now I will buy a Rigid. They have a lifetime warranty and free battery replacement for life.
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    The Date For The TPW Gathering Is

    Sounds like fun. Going to try to make it.
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    Napkin Holder

    Looks good Artie.
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    aux table for scrollsaw

    As long as you have clearance for the movement of the arm it sounds like it should work.
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    Made This Bowl In About 2000

    Very nice Jesse.
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    Opinions please

    Not sure about the lathe. Where I used to work we had a Geizzly table saw and mill. We had them around 10 years and they both worked well. Never had a problem with either one. Hope this helps.
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    Vacuum chuck

    Got it set up. Pulls 25 inches at 80 pounds of air. Uses very little air and very quiet.
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    Vacuum chuck

    What is a good vacuum chuck that won't break the bank? I have been looking at one with a vacuum generator instead of a pump. Looking at something like this.
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    Vacuum chuck

    I ended up going with the one in the picture. I found it for a good deal. I will try it in a few days when it stops snowing. In the videos I watched it looks like it holds real good and is a lot quieter than the vac pump. We will see.
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    Lathe in Reverse?

    I like your tops. What are you using for the centers?

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