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  1. Thread: Danish oil

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    Danish oil

    I am currently finishing a burl bowl with Danish Oil and was curios to know if the temperature affects absorption? I am aware that cooler temps extend drying/curing time but will the cool weather...
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    Very trippy little numbers!!.

    Very trippy little numbers!!.
  3. Thread: Organisation

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    Organisation

    I finally got round to sorting out the lathe tools in te drawer. They've been clanging around for months. We recently had a council clean up and to my surprise there was several sheets of layered...
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    I finally hooked it all up, and although they...

    I finally hooked it all up, and although they said it would work, I'm happy to say that it does and sufficiently for what I had hoped for.

    i made a frame thats bolted to the back of the lathe and...
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    No unfortunately, I wish it was though, I've...

    No unfortunately, I wish it was though, I've heard they were awesome.
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    Thank you from a thank you

    Just recently I was gifted some roller blade wheels from Michael, aka Smiife, and as a thank you to him I sent him a block of Dai Sensai cast - Burl in Blue resin. To my surprise, Michael then turned...
  7. Thread: Dragon eggs

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    Ted, just a thought, if your affixing the egg to...

    Ted, just a thought, if your affixing the egg to the plinth, why not 1. Turn the plinth as part of the egg, so all in one or 2. Use the worm screw to hold the egg while turning, then tidy up with a...
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    I went out to Hare & Forbes and asked if they had...

    I went out to Hare & Forbes and asked if they had a floor plan for the bolts but they said no. So I think I will grind some bolts to a point screw em in and mark where I need to drill, then secure it...
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    Nice. No it's not caged and did one hell of a...

    Nice. No it's not caged and did one hell of a dance whilst turning this

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    But it settled down once it got to this

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    The block started out 220 diameter 150 high.
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    Some weekend turnings

    With the wife laid up with Pneumonia, I needed to stay close to home so the shed was calling, in between the calls for cups of tea and making the kids lunch, I managed to ouch out this lot.

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    I have this lathe and from the bottom of the feet...

    I have this lathe and from the bottom of the feet to the centre of the spindle is 375mm or thereabouts.

    here is my set up and probably 20-50mm too high, but I haven't had a crook back yet. There...
  12. Thread: Tiny House

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    Put them all on wheels, even if they're not going...

    Put them all on wheels, even if they're not going on the open road, that way you get around council and the fixed dwelling rule. Just say "i'm collecting little houses"

    I'd love to join your...
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    What happened to the first attempt? Hahaha....

    What happened to the first attempt? Hahaha. Doesn't look like Jarrah, it's not red enough.

    heres a Jarrah arm rest finished with cabothane clear gloss.

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    Sorry, got carried away. That's...
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    Gents, thanks for the bad news but as I said I...

    Gents, thanks for the bad news but as I said I only have one machine for it at the moment so I will give it a go. If it doesn't do as I expect or as it says, then I will have grounds for return. I...
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    Oh well, we'll see.

    Oh well, we'll see.
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    Dust Extraction

    Well, after seeing the EOFY sales brochures, I thought it about time I upgraded my workzone portable wet/dry shop vac to something of more note. Bobl you'll be please to note that I have since...
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    Well done. and happy to hear that you're up and...

    Well done. and happy to hear that you're up and about and off to Hervey Bay,

    Just remember - "the lord does not deduct from a man's allotted span, time spent fishing!" so don't forget to pack your...
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    Bdar, my apologies, I am rather dopey at times. I...

    Bdar, my apologies, I am rather dopey at times. I wasn't aware of where you sourced your blanks.
  19. Thread: Steady rest

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    Trust me, overthinking is my 2nd past time, cant...

    Trust me, overthinking is my 2nd past time, cant help myself.
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    Bdar, would you have any of that propeller left...

    Bdar, would you have any of that propeller left that you would like to sell?, sorry, let me re-phrase "that you would be prepared to sell?" The 3 magic birds hold a special place for me, always have...
  21. Thread: Steady rest

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    I like, its just a shame I don't have a welder,...

    I like, its just a shame I don't have a welder, otherwise mine would've looked like yours. not from doubled up 19mm ply. as posted recently. nice work. I think if I spray mine black no-one will know...
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    That'd be it...... me oversanding. I will try...

    That'd be it...... me oversanding. I will try lightly this time and see how we go, cheers Skew.
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    Almost there, I have finished hollowing out and...

    Almost there, I have finished hollowing out and given a sand up to 150 but it needs more. And I think she hay still have been wet and not fully dry fight in the middle, so not sure how long it had...
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    Richard, i hadn't thought about that, but...

    Richard, i hadn't thought about that, but thinking along those lines, i could glue the cut out to a darker timber ad turn own to create a rim. Not a bad idea.(if that's what you were eluding to). No...
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    Cheers Skew Do or clear Shellac was what I was...

    Cheers Skew Do or clear Shellac was what I was thinking. No hard rubbing needed on something brittle and awkwardly shaped. I keep going back and trying to touch up but end up doing more damage so as...
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    NeilS, Skew, Nubs, thank you you for the...

    NeilS, Skew, Nubs,

    thank you you for the advice and I'm sorry to say the lid thing ain't going to work out as I keep trying to dig in to get to where the faceplate screw holes stop and it's...
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    Jerry, that's a great idea, and no I haven't...

    Jerry, that's a great idea, and no I haven't removed it yet, only one problem, I don't have any bowl saver gear to be able to cut the lid out. Any recommendations as to how I might do it with out the...
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    Cheers Skew, now that the big knob throwing off...

    Cheers Skew, now that the big knob throwing off centre has been trimmed, I can pick the speed up a bit more, it's damn cite more balanced. I probably should've thinned out before I removed the bulk...
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    Got a bit further today, I sanded and turned it...

    Got a bit further today, I sanded and turned it round in the chuck. Now starting to hollow out the centre. And also try and thin the walls out a bit as currently about 8mm.

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  30. Arose62, firstly, im sorry that your daughter was...

    Arose62, firstly, im sorry that your daughter was ignored, we tried to engage as many students as possible on our stand, as they are the future of this fine tradition. And I'm glad I didn't hear that...
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    Apart from NeilS, the rest of you are too slow at...

    Apart from NeilS, the rest of you are too slow at replying, so I went ahead with option 2. And glad I did, now comes the slow part of sanding. Power sander me thinks.

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    So so I don't want...
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    NeilS, that's exactly what I was looking for,...

    NeilS, that's exactly what I was looking for, recommendations, and thank you, no offence was taken. And after looking at it some more it looks more like an army stew pot that's been chewed at the top...
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    So here is is currently, and the wife likes it as...

    So here is is currently, and the wife likes it as it will be deep and usable. And I'm thinking that I might loose to much inside if if I curl in anymore.

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    Here is my proposed idea.
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    I know it's a bit late to chime in, but acrylics...

    I know it's a bit late to chime in, but acrylics don't need a finish, just sand and micro mesh only, maybe a car polish to finish off with but I never have. There are a few that don't need to be...
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    Curved bowl post doesn't fit

    In prep for bowls I wanted to get into making more of, I bought this curved post, but she don't fit the banjo hole. I need it to be 25mm, it's currently 25.3. Outside of hand filing or grinding, is...
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    So turned round, trued up the base. Now got to...

    So turned round, trued up the base. Now got to think about design. She's dancing a bit due to the bulk on one edge, but it will settle down one I get the guts out. I might bring the tail stock up and...
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    So here is the burl before being cut (although it...

    So here is the burl before being cut (although it was already cut, I pieced it back together for the pics)

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    Here it is after running through the bandsaw and then turning on edge to slice...
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    Ok, more? Wow, must have a few pens to turn....

    Ok, more? Wow, must have a few pens to turn. Haha.

    the only one I know of close to us ie. Sydney, is the Illawarra festival of Wood but it's not til October, so not sure how much of a rush your in.
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    Biggest venture yet

    I am about to embark on my biggest venture yet, a large natural edge Red Mallee burl bowl, fresh from the Wood show last weekend. I might take it and do it at my turning club so that I have advice...
  40. I wish things like that would follow me home........

    I wish things like that would follow me home..... the only thing that does follows me home is the wife and kids........
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    Matt, I'm sorry to say, you just missed your...

    Matt, I'm sorry to say, you just missed your opportunity to save the drive, with this years Woodshow last weekend at Rosehill racecourse, more Camphor slabs than you could poke a stick at.


    +1...
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    Settle down Donald.

    Settle down Donald.
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    Mineral oil is best. I use Liquid parrafin from...

    Mineral oil is best. I use Liquid parrafin from chemist, it's an edible mineral oil, do not use Baby Oil. And definitely don't use the Diggers Parrafin you get from Bunnings otherwise you'll be crook...
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    Timber, Tools and Artisan show

    Gentle folk of the wood world, the revamped WWW show is on again this weekend, with a lot more additions, Lutiers, blacksmiths, the old tea-cosy lady is still though!! Hahaha.

    Fri-Sat-Sun -...
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    I must say, this is a stand out, and once I get...

    I must say, this is a stand out, and once I get through my other boxes, I will line one up for myself. I might even try an inlay lid like this. so stay tuned to your pm for questions galore.
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    I wouldn't use a shifter as it will do exactly...

    I wouldn't use a shifter as it will do exactly that, shift. No more same size. Unless it's lockable.
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    +1 for this, and just put an edge on one side,...

    +1 for this, and just put an edge on one side, instant tenon cutter, obviously the better quality the spanner, the better the edge will keep (in theory)
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    Yes, but you need to glue them pretty quickly...

    Yes, but you need to glue them pretty quickly after cleaning the joining areas with acetone.
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    Cheers Nub, no, nothing broke off. I wish i took...

    Cheers Nub, no, nothing broke off. I wish i took "during" photos. This wood is extremely hard and I cleared out the lid first, I think I didn't have a sharp enough edge on my round nose scraper and...
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    Im pretty stoked with how the finish shined up, I...

    Im pretty stoked with how the finish shined up, I usually go overboard and put too many cots on but this time I put 2 on then used a clean piece of torn up old linen bed sheet and it buffed it up...
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