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  1. That's a very cool machine, I'm sure you will...

    That's a very cool machine, I'm sure you will find all sorts of uses for it. I saw an Ekstrom Carlson version long ago. Like a Bridgeport for wood, or maybe the the Bridgeport came afterwards. My...
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    Simplest solution is the Delta compound slide, as...

    Simplest solution is the Delta compound slide, as recommended by PeteM. They turn up on the OWWM site, in the classified section, go for around $200.

    I teach a banjo making class at a woodworking...
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    I find diamond needle file really useful for...

    I find diamond needle file really useful for refining hand ground hss form tools. Removes material much faster than anything else. And my understanding is that at very low speed there is no problem...
  4. And they had great periodic sales

    And they had great periodic sales
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    My mistake! Took another look at the photo of...

    My mistake! Took another look at the photo of the nameplate, looks like it's MBB-1680. Hard to read
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    Gotta ask - how would one go about cutting a 2...

    Gotta ask - how would one go about cutting a 2 tpi thread on a relatively small lathe like the M300? Hard to imagine going about it like a smaller thread.
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    I know nothing about hones, but just noticed this...

    I know nothing about hones, but just noticed this on a woodworking forum. Sunnen 1880 with lots of tooling for $1500. you will have to join the forum to see the listing.

    Old Woodworking Machines...
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    Sounds like a good idea to me. You could test it...

    Sounds like a good idea to me. You could test it out by putting some tape on the sole of the plane to create the channel. Something like UHMW tape w/ PSA would probably work great.
  9. I've never scraped anything as large as your...

    I've never scraped anything as large as your planer table, so take my advice accordingly.

    Sounds like you have the time and inclination, so scraping might be ideal for you. The best thing about...
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    A lot of the furniture from that period one sees...

    A lot of the furniture from that period one sees has been restored or repaired, especially the really valuable stuff.

    But I agree, much of the late 20th century stuff is over-engineered and...
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    Is the material 3/8" thick, or are the threads...

    Is the material 3/8" thick, or are the threads only 3/8" deep?
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    Any reason not to call Coolair? Hard to imagine...

    Any reason not to call Coolair? Hard to imagine they wouldn't have more information on this than any of us.
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    This book is fascinating, highly recommend it! I...

    This book is fascinating, highly recommend it! I got it out of the library many years ago, it's disappeared since then. Hope the guy who stole it has a twisted lead screw and elliptical half nuts...
  14. What is the reason for bubbling air thru the...

    What is the reason for bubbling air thru the water?
  15. IMHO a big shaper is the all time scariest tool...

    IMHO a big shaper is the all time scariest tool out there!

    I like to grind my own knives, use lock edge collars, but still observe all loose knife cautions - nut finger tight at first to ensure...
  16. Another way to increase safety is to use a power...

    Another way to increase safety is to use a power feeder on your saw. Especially for any sort of large repetitive job, where one tends to get bored and tired, and the attention can wander. Those are...
  17. This has been a great thread - lots of good...

    This has been a great thread - lots of good (mostly) input, and an excellent resolution.

    I wasn't entirely kidding about sharing the thread, but was really thinking that an engineering program...
  18. How about just sending him a link to this thread?...

    How about just sending him a link to this thread? That would be an education...
  19. Sure, just think of it as about .014". But...

    Sure, just think of it as about .014".

    But you know the medical definition of pica....?
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    If I have doubts as to existence or ownership of...

    If I have doubts as to existence or ownership of a machine, I request for additional photos and/or ask to have a friend in the area inspect if for me. No response = no deal!
  21. It's been well worth the effort for me, became...

    It's been well worth the effort for me, became one of my favorite tools. I can do stuff on it I wouldn't consider trying on my big table saw. I use CA to glue down fixtures to the siding tables,...
  22. The Hammond gliders are wonderful little...

    The Hammond gliders are wonderful little machines, I love mine. You can fit an 8" blade on it if you remove a little cast iron from the frame. I also rebuilt the spindle to have a 5/8" diameter...
  23. Not so sure of this. Seems like "back in the...

    Not so sure of this. Seems like "back in the day" offending threads were shut down much more quickly and ruthlessly, Milacron is just not as present on the site as he used to be.
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    Monarch 10ee steady rest $150

    Not mine, but seems like a good deal for someone

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  25. I used epoxy for all my veneer work back when I...

    I used epoxy for all my veneer work back when I was making furniture. Originally because it was difficult to get my first shop warm enuf for urea resin glue in the winter. But I liked that it...
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