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    Default OT - Couldn't find my pencil sharpener...





    Overkill?

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    It makes sense to me, I use my lathe to scuff and deburr the ends of copper tubeing when doing plumbing jobs.

    On a side note, You might want to keep the 4 jaw out of the swarf pile though. They work and last far longer when their kept clean.

    Pete

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    I can't wait to show my wife my $1K pencil sharpener.

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    That's a bit high tech! What's wrong with a bench grinder?

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    Indicating the pencil in on a 4-jaw would have been overkill...

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    I use my wood lathe to spin these cans of spray varnish/paint to mix them up well.I have not tried it on a normal can of paint yet too frightened I guess. it works great with spray cans. Alistair
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair Hosie
    I use my wood lathe to spin these cans of spray varnish/paint to mix them up well.I have not tried it on a normal can of paint yet too frightened I guess. it works great with spray cans. Alistair
    I have an old kitchen blender/mixer (handheld) that my wife was tossing away; used it just a couple of days ago to mix a gallon of paint. Did a great job, with lots less elbow grease. ...also, you don't want that elbow grease getting into the paint.

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    Am I the only one who carries a simple pocket knife everywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur.Marks
    Am I the only one who carries a simple pocket knife everywhere?
    No but.... To steal and mutillate an old saying....

    When you have a lathe, EVERYTHING is a turning project. Even sharpening the pencil for your Amish CAD system.
    Design to 0.0001", measure to 1/32", cut with an axe, grind to fit

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