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  1. Like you, over the past 25 years or so was able...

    Like you, over the past 25 years or so was able to stock up on grinding/sharpening equipment for pennies. Can't imagine doing it as a production shop for resharps for other shops - the reason this...
  2. Nice mod. I often spin stuff on my smaller...

    Nice mod.
    I often spin stuff on my smaller surface grinder, like you, with a "import" spindexer in either forward or reversed configuration. For closer work or better roundness assurance, I'll use...
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    I used to resaw doug fir, but it is not commonly...

    I used to resaw doug fir, but it is not commonly available on the east coast anymore.
    You didn't mention any deep cuttting? (6" was the deepest for your project?)

    If you feel you have to go...
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    A faceplate is superior to a jaw chuck for bowl...

    A faceplate is superior to a jaw chuck for bowl work, especially on a lathe with a small diameter spindle.
    That spindle is your limiting factor before things bend or break.
    A chuck extends...
  5. Finally actually clicked on that link. It...

    Finally actually clicked on that link.

    It really is deceptive and confusing. Among other discrepancies, A. Blackwood is about #10 down on the list of heaviest timbers, IIRC (not "heaviest") &...
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    If you attained a 1"-8 OD, what do you hope to...

    If you attained a 1"-8 OD, what do you hope to mount on it?
    Is the current face plate essentially wobble free?
    Do you have a drill press? What size/type?

    If you were not planning to work...
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    If the table is big/substantial enough, a regular...

    If the table is big/substantial enough, a regular power feeder will work.
    Can it be assumed that you have some sort of sturdy auxilliary infeed/outfeed tables set up to support the heavy stock?
    ...
  8. You are asking people to diagnose your saw with...

    You are asking people to diagnose your saw with no clear pictures and possibly no in-depth inspection yourself?

    It feels like a waste of time to speculate, but have you verified that it is not...
  9. Is that a 16" saw? Larger blades often are...

    Is that a 16" saw? Larger blades often are floppy below design speed. They are hammered/tensioned to run straight as the rim stretches at speed.

    That said, if the saw under 12", it might be...
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    The spindle does look small for mounting a chuck,...

    The spindle does look small for mounting a chuck, say. But you should be able to do decent work between centers with it. Fine work all over the world has been done with less.

    Most work on...
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    The owner/founder of PM envisioned this site as a...

    The owner/founder of PM envisioned this site as a resource for industrial woodworking and high end woodworkers.
    So there is no initiative to cater to low end machines or newbies. Most of the...
  12. Not if they work. I personally might try to...

    Not if they work.
    I personally might try to clean & lube them while out of the saw, though. Most bearings around woodworking equipment seem to fail from packing up with dust until they start...
  13. Your original Q is apropo though possibly you...

    Your original Q is apropo though possibly you have not actually defined the parameters of "small" for yourself?



    On jobsites i have caught or pushed literally "thousands of feet" through...
  14. Yes. Including making/hardening/grinding the...

    Yes. Including making/hardening/grinding the ball bearing races, documented on here.
    Usually it is much simpler than that.

    We'd love to help but you need to post pictures and parts diagrams for...
  15. Yes, but for a guy that hangs out on woodwhacking...

    Yes, but for a guy that hangs out on woodwhacking sites, he has made poor life choices and can expect efforts at re-edification.



    & I am starting to understand why Don does not like chit-chat...
  16. My stories don't compare to Richard's. I have a...

    My stories don't compare to Richard's.
    I have a few 8/4 pieces around 4 to 5' that are 6" wide or so. (One of them is from Richard) I try to only buy it dry, but have taken wetter stuff at a price....
  17. Does Don Thomas ever check in anymore? Reason...

    Does Don Thomas ever check in anymore?

    Reason for asking, ISR that unisaws were about the lowest quality he preferred to have discussed here. :)

    I've never had a problem with most tools, so...
  18. 'Nother Trewax guy here. Minwax is too soft and...

    'Nother Trewax guy here.
    Minwax is too soft and greasy.
    Johnson's stinks.
    Butchers is good. Might be the hardest.
    But i use Trewax on furniture, too, say inside drawers and on the runners. It...
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    So long as you are referring to an old version B...

    So long as you are referring to an old version B & S, not a Micro- or Tech-master?
    I've got both both DoAll D1030 & B & S 618. Both auto 2 axis. B & S is re-scraped.

    What do you plan to do with...
  20. Nice looking general purpose T & C grinder, with...

    Nice looking general purpose T & C grinder, with some desirable tooling/fixtures



    Not if you are going to build & modify tools.
    If you mean size, it can be astonishing how much area and travel...
  21. Richard - You can take a portion of the blame....

    Richard -
    You can take a portion of the blame.
    As you may recall my gig was mostly millwork and "industrial design" until coming under your influence.
    Before that i occasionally built but mostly...
  22. BTW - That's actually my all-purpose clamp...

    BTW -



    That's actually my all-purpose clamp carrier, veneer press, and long bed lathe. And sometimes workbench. :)
    The lumber is merely piled under it, until being moved up to the loft. I...
  23. Let's see if the uploader is going to cooperate...

    Let's see if the uploader is going to cooperate today....

    Yes!

    Per hardware Q:


    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=301355&d=1602082899

    Using machined...
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    Michael -I think that would be interesting,...

    Michael -I think that would be interesting, especially if it is still your primary process for making tenons & mortises.
    This site would be a little more vibrant with more photos posted, but my own...
  25. These relate to the comments about the Thomson...

    These relate to the comments about the Thomson table.
    Then finishing parts on a rotary table. If parts are handed, or if both sides need duplicate operations, even set up components, location...
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