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  1. Thread: Glue Myths

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    Not sure, it may depend on moisture in the wood-...

    Not sure, it may depend on moisture in the wood- it has saved my butt on some big tight tenons though- the kind of thing you know is just waiting to stick solid with a water base glue.
  2. Thread: Glue Myths

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    People often seem to class strength as the main...

    People often seem to class strength as the main consideration- but tackiness , and lubrication are also important. I have assembled joints with rub fitted titebond, and others with polyurethane,...
  3. electrical advice request deleted

    Since I posted this, decided to call in an electrician.
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    Never been military, know nothing about ordnance,...

    Never been military, know nothing about ordnance, but there are a few things here about risk assessment-

    1-is the risk real, not real, or unknown? Clearly, unknown.
    2-what is the risk...
  5. Heh- Trust me, I have no intention of using a...

    Heh- Trust me, I have no intention of using a hand feed!

    Debating whether a belt feed or rollers will be best for long linear stock feeding against an outboard fence. Found out there are 5,6, 7...
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    Steve, the saws arrived- thanks !

    Steve, the saws arrived- thanks !
  7. Not so concerned about ultimate load as much as...

    Not so concerned about ultimate load as much as point load break through-
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    Steve, I replied to your PM- sorry about the...

    Steve, I replied to your PM- sorry about the delay.
  9. Going to stay away from the underside if I can-...

    Going to stay away from the underside if I can- the most would be to add some more beams- not going up into the joist bays as they are all insulated.

    A thought just occurred to me- what do y'all...
  10. The 6x6 posts are 3-5' deep, in a roughly 20"...

    The 6x6 posts are 3-5' deep, in a roughly 20" diameter hole filled with concrete, sitting on hardpan. If we get the big one, AKA Cascadia subduction quake it is going down hill. It has survived a...
  11. Got the motor back with new leads and bearings ,...

    Got the motor back with new leads and bearings , all installed. A 30 hp phase converter showed up today so soon there will be enough power to run this thing. then the fun starts- full back fence.

    ...
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    The older I get, the more I realize no matter how...

    The older I get, the more I realize no matter how good the deal is on an older machine, one is still spending time working on a machine instead of building whatever it is the machine was designed to...
  13. Reinforce a wood shop floor- currently 3/4 ply over joists

    Our small wood shop has an elevated floor due to being built on a hillside. About 1500 square ft.
    6x6 posts with 6x12 beams, 2x10 x 10' fir joists 16" on center. All in good condition.

    The...
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    I would also take one of each. If there are any...

    I would also take one of each. If there are any left.
  15. The two middle cast ones are for a VN 12, I...

    The two middle cast ones are for a VN 12, I believe. And they are very hard to find.
    Although they were bored and serialized to a particular machine, they can be rebored fairly easily to center...
  16. So are there any actual recommendations for a...

    So are there any actual recommendations for a good quality Chinese lathe in the size the OP was looking for?
    It is not useful to be instructed that one does not know enough about China to make any...
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    There is enough vertical difference to do this-...

    There is enough vertical difference to do this- the compressor is on a wood floor about 2' above the dirt-and the machinine shop is at the floor level-so the line could go down to the dirt and then...
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    running an air line between two buildings-

    We have a woodworking shop and a small basic machining shop, about 12' apart- wood shop uses air all the time, machine shop does not have air at this time.
    We are getting a new compressor and I...
  19. Not yet- I was poking around in the motor...

    Not yet- I was poking around in the motor connections and crumbled some old cooked motor lead insulation, so I brought it to a electrical motor repair shop. hopefully they can crimp the leads without...
  20. Very informative- thank you!

    Very informative- thank you!
  21. With size of machine, I can see a 50mm arbor...

    With size of machine, I can see a 50mm arbor would be nice. All my tooling is 1 1/4" bore though.
    Sent the motor out today for examination- the input leads to the windings had crumbling...
  22. Got the spindle taper blued and cleaned up, and...

    Got the spindle taper blued and cleaned up, and put in an arbor, it is running .0005 out a couple inches up from the bearing- I ordered some Kubler grease ($$$) and will grease it and run it before...
  23. Heh! A guy on woodweb stuck a spoon in my brain...

    Heh! A guy on woodweb stuck a spoon in my brain and stirred vigorously, now I see what was invisible to me before.

    I was under the impression the shaft loaded into the spindle housing from...
  24. Good idea, thanks! I think you are referring to...

    Good idea, thanks! I think you are referring to popping out the removable , tool holding portion of the spindle, with some modification this method could also be used to pull the lower portion out,...
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    I don't know much about pen making, but can you...

    I don't know much about pen making, but can you dry the blank first, then bore it? Or dry it, pressure stabilize it with epoxy then bore it?
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