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    I'm bored today

    Wife had foot surgery yesterday and I am at home helping her with little things. She is getting around so I don't have much to do. Can't go in shop and spin because we have been having a lot, and I do mean "a lot" of thunderstorms lately. I won't turn on the power to the lathe because I'm told power surges or lightening strikes could blow out the electronics and I sure don't want that. So, basically, I'm sitting here posting pointless messages and checking Facebook and the weather radar.
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    To heck with hurting the lathe but have the computer on!!!!ZAP!!!! Get a JET MINI and use it on days like today!
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    Me too...I had meetings scheduled all day today and they all got canceled. So now I have a full day of trying to start some projects here at work that were scheduled for next week...plus I know I will be in the shop as soon as I get home tonight....maybe I should just go now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    ....maybe I should just go now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    To heck with hurting the lathe but have the computer on!!!!ZAP!!!! Get a JET MINI and use it on days like today!
    I have an UPS battery thingy for the 'puter. Dunno wat a 220V protecter would cost.
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    I don't know if you design your turned pieces before making them, but these times are the best ones to explore new shapes, and a pencil is faster drawing than turning, and completely noiseless and unplugged
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    Computer should be fine Frank, especially since it's on a UPS. The UPS will condition the power to the computer to prevent surges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Computer should be fine Frank, especially since it's on a UPS. The UPS will condition the power to the computer to prevent surges.
    Yep, I'm a believer in the UPS protection. Living in a 'sorta' rural area our electric service is full of surprises. Lotsa surges and many brief outages. The UPS is necessary.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    I don't know if you design your turned pieces before making them, but these times are the best ones to explore new shapes, and a pencil is faster drawing than turning, and completely noiseless and unplugged
    I can't speak for Frank, but "design" and "turned pieces" aren't usually seen in the same sentence around my shop. Heck, oftentimes I don't know what a blank will look like until I'm almost done with it.

    Here, Frank...this will help you kill a bit of time:

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    you think you're bored after a couple of days frank, try about 4-5 weeks of downtime.... (between rain, high winds, and cold temps)
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