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  1. Tops liked DavidF's post in the thread Karstens cylindrical grinder.

    Found this old beast on Facebook marketplace, and the price was right. Going to take a bit to get it up and running again as it has...

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  2. Tops replied to the thread sand casting brass.

    Second result Googling 'melting and pouring temperature of brass'...

    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:35 AM
  3. Tops replied to the thread Burner and Fuel Choice A10 Furnace.

    Thanks Pete. The black nozzle comes off the blower, leaving a shape with a flat top and bottom and rounded left and right sides. I...

    Mar 27, 2023 at 4:46 PM
  4. Tops liked Petee716's post in the thread Burner and Fuel Choice A10 Furnace.

    For sure won’t run in open air and yes, you need to preheat. Some, including Peck, suggest a wood fire but I personally hate having...

    Mar 27, 2023 at 4:33 PM
  5. Tops liked Andrew Marquardt's post in the thread Furnace design.

    I cast the base and lid of my new furnace this weekend. All told, it took about 65lbs of Kast-o-Lite 30. The lid is solid refractory...

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  6. Tops replied to the thread CNC Upgrades.

    Thanks for doing this. All three versions read fine into LibreOffice.

    Mar 27, 2023 at 4:31 AM
  7. Tops liked Smoking Shoe's post in the thread CNC Upgrades.

    How about a link to my dropbox with a *.zip file of 3 different formats?...

    Mar 27, 2023 at 4:30 AM
  8. Tops liked Zapins's post in the thread I make birdhouses now....

    Hmm the leaf/log one came out nice. The old man is cooling. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  9. Tops liked Zapins's post in the thread I make birdhouses now....

    Old man came out alright. The clear glaze I put on his face and hand is very similar to the "birch" colored glaze over his beard so the...

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  10. Tops attached a file to the thread Burner and Fuel Choice A10 Furnace.

    I started in on a Big Brute design (Etu Brute...?) :) Right now it is only plumbed for liquid fuel (no propane). The leaf blower is...

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  11. Tops replied to the thread Ornamental gate bases - Zapins.

    That is a nice looking gate. Are you going for a more organized look or whimsical or? I am a fan of twists in the middle of the...

    Mar 26, 2023 at 7:24 AM
  12. Tops replied to the thread CNC Upgrades.

    Smoking Shoe, would it be possible to load up the spreadsheet on your end and save it to a *.csv format spreadsheet please? I cannot get...

    Mar 26, 2023 at 7:13 AM
  13. Tops liked Zapins's post in the thread I make birdhouses now....

    Here's the prior one I fired. Came out ok. I'm gonna epoxy the stick/perch back on. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  14. Tops liked Zapins's post in the thread I make birdhouses now....

    Painted the bird houses. Firing them up now. Muahaha [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  15. Tops liked Zapins's post in the thread Ornamental gate bases - Zapins.

    I want to do something like this for the gates. And then a simplified version for the fencing. Maybe 2.5 ft tall gates to keep the dogs...

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