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52 days ago

1/2 inch bowl gouge recommendations? - 15 replies

I’m signed up for a bowl turning class in a couple weeks and I have a 3/8” bowl gouge but they request we come with a 1/2” one. I’ve been doing a lot of on-line searching and see many prices and styles and metals. I’m thinking an M4 steel in the $80 price range. Can anyone steer me to something they like? Thanks ...

400 days ago

Lawn mower blade as tool steel? - 12 replies

I’ve heard of using old reciprocating saw blades as a source of thin tool steel. What would be the result if you used an old lawn mowing blade for a thicker profile? It would seem to be a cheap alternative to going and buying tool steel somewhere. Thanks for any advice.Jon

890 days ago

Abranet product problem - 6 replies

I just invested in a couple 50 count packs of 100 and 220 grit Abranet. Was excited to try them after all the hoopla on the web but was disappointed that they would not stay on my Dewalt orbital sander hook and loop pad. They supposedly have the loop material on the back but they came loose after only a few minutes of sanding. Do I have worn ...

903 days ago

Stained Glass re-purpose? - 4 replies

I’ve got a good chance at scoring several good sized stained glass windows from the 50’s that used to be in a church. The leading is bad and to make them usable as is would cost several thousand dollars each. I have absolutely no space for such a haul in my already over crowded shop but I’ve begun daydreaming on what could be d...

1593 days ago

Any reviews of the Jet 10" SCMS? - 2 replies

I’m looking at buying a new in the box Jet 10” SCMS from someone on Craigslist and have had a hard time finding reviews on it. Is it that new? Any information on this saw would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.Jon

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