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Rick McQuay
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Shop made strobe tachometer
After switching my lathe to a variable speed DC motor I had no way of knowing it’s range so rather than buying a digital tachometer for a one off measurement I used old tech - a  homemade strobe tachometer. A Google image search yielded a variety of discs d...

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I needed something to hold the various notes and plans from various projects. I was using a clipboard but outgrew it. 

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Making a clipboard box for plans and ideas.

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Short version is I really love this book 

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Limping along restoring this grinder head but I did get the paint on. I need to go over the letters and then reassemble. Any thoughts on paint for the lettering? Should I go with black? Or blue on Superior and white on Made in USA? 
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Building the Perfect Tool Chest by Jim Stack [book review]
Building the Perfect Tool Chest by Jim Stack Let me start by saying I love this book. I first checked it out of our local library and after renewing it three times I decided I should own it. In a nutshell it is fifteen tool box plans. Not the fancy shmancy ...

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Neat little wood engine

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Delta Midi Lathe $230 off at Amazon.
Insanely cheap price for this lathe. If you been thinking of buying one, right now is the time. Last I checked it was $237 off regular price. This is new, not a used or warehouse deal. Delta Industrial 46-460 12-1/2-Inch Variable-Speed Midi Lathe
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