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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...
  10. 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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    It's a reclaimed old fence post and the splits...

    It's a reclaimed old fence post and the splits just kept coming. I picked it up from Scott's head Jan 2018, the guy was renovating so I asked what he was doing with them and he said fire wood!! So I...
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    Acorn - Queensland red gum - she-oak

    I had been wanting to make one of these for a while and albeit the dimensions are a bit off ie the pod cap rim is a bit wide, I sort of forgot about that bit and was more focused on the over all...
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    Have you thought about sticking the Jar...

    Have you thought about sticking the Jar containing Helium to the underneath side of the box above, so that it looks like there is helium......... hopefully some one gets this.
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    Very nice indeed. I like the look of the proud...

    Very nice indeed. I like the look of the proud lid insert. I'm looking at doing one on a box i'm working on at the moment.
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    Woodpixel, I'm not posting photos of that, but...

    Woodpixel, I'm not posting photos of that, but should be game enough, they are in the Safety forum - noted Gore Warning!!

    and as for the saying "short term pain, long term gain" it's true on so...
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    im staying out of this one, small pieces of...

    im staying out of this one, small pieces of timber and table saws are not a good recipe for me............
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    looks like my shed all cluttered and cramped.

    looks like my shed all cluttered and cramped.
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    Well. I've decided to livos oil it and as the...

    Well. I've decided to livos oil it and as the second coat went on, out came the sanding marks, the more finished you out on a piece the more they stand out. So out with the 3m grey followed by maroon...
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    I didn't use shellawax or eee because the bark...

    I didn't use shellawax or eee because the bark inclusion was inset and it was painful enough to sand let alone trying to apply pressure for the friction polish.

    i do have a piece of jacaranda and...
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    Olive Bud vase with bark inclusion

    After getting home from night shift, picking my son up from a sleepover at 8:30, dropping the wife and daughter off at the daughters Choir practice, then taking my son to have his soccer team photos,...
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    Finishing on or off the bushings

    I generally finish my blanks, whether it be CA, or eee/shellawax Glo, on the bushings. Then remove and clean up the ends with wet/dry and micromesh.

    how many do the same? How many take off and use...
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    I did think my eyes were deceiving me with my...

    I did think my eyes were deceiving me with my beefwood pen, but seeing this says that the band before the nib shaft is actually narrower than the rest of it, so in essence it gives the visual...
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    Bernmc, i have the W385 - WL-14 and it's a...

    Bernmc,

    i have the W385 - WL-14 and it's a great little lathe. It would be remiss of me not to let you know that there were issues with the EVS, but they have been fixed and those left in stock...
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    Daveman, did u buy the turning chisels that were...

    Daveman, did u buy the turning chisels that were advertised with it in the catalogue? I was just wondering if anyone killed themselves with them. That lathe was pictured with regular chisels!!
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    TIME...... You wont smell them any more 1. you...

    TIME...... You wont smell them any more 1. you get used to them (like when you put cologne on u the morning, within an hour you cant smell it but everyone else can., and 2 they will wear out...
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    I've lost all the quick buttons.

    I've lost all the quick buttons.
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    We have that also, and it was fine until I was...

    We have that also, and it was fine until I was sat on my balcony and a gentleman in a white torago opened his tail gate to put his shopping in, but before he did that he placed a set of shocks and...
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    whats happened to our home?

    Moderator - We seem to have a technical issue, 1. we have lost the likes, thanks for the post etc buttons at the bottom and 2. I also now get an instant reply from Google response? what's the go...
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    best way would be to use a sanding sealer, do as...

    best way would be to use a sanding sealer, do as rrich suggested then coat with a sanding sealer that should stop the grain from absorbing the stain. End grain is end grain and is like 1 million...
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    Brian, Arron, Alex, thank you. I too have lost...

    Brian, Arron, Alex, thank you. I too have lost those buttons, and the "thanks" buttons. But have also now got a google ad as a reply!!
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    Smiife, I am seeing the same thing, and also have...

    Smiife, I am seeing the same thing, and also have lost the "likes" and "thanks function"

    Xfigio, it was a challenge from the president of my Association for a friend of his friend who is a choir...
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    Conductors Baton - finished and housed

    Finally it's finished and housed, African Wenge / Silver ash - 382mm long, 8mm square down to 3.5mm.

    also been posted in the box making section.

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    Conductors Baton - plus Box

    A few months ago a challenge was put out to our Association members for Conductors Batons for a choral master in dire need. Now not one to shy away from a challenge, I hopped straight in (if you can...
  44. 2 more, showing the fit 454528 454531 ...

    2 more, showing the fit

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    Remembering that nothing is glued up yet.
  45. Quite a bit of progress today. Size is 350 x 240...

    Quite a bit of progress today. Size is 350 x 240 x 105.

    so I sliced down to size, cut the lengths, then routered the ends for a rebate corners. I then clamped and trimmed the lid, then rebates the...
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    May challenge - thank you gift, Beefwood

    I finally managed to turn a pen that writes!! It's Beefwood with some sapwood, although not as much as I would've liked. 20 coats of CA, a non-descript $2 shop variety ( in a bottle not tube). It's a...
  47. Pics as promised 454278 454279

    Pics as promised
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  48. NEW Project - Medal box for an old salt - WIP

    With a lump of roadside rescued Lily Pily (complete with algae bloom staining, very effective blues and bronzes flowing) I had done a finger joint test, then thought what can I do with this box,...
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    same here. If doing an acrylic blank, then about...

    same here. If doing an acrylic blank, then about 40min from mounting, with 10min of that being sanding/micro-meshing, 5min to stop and answer Dumb- questions from SWMBO that could wait til I finish....
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    The old handbag, the women's tardis!! I was...

    The old handbag, the women's tardis!! I was concerned that they were too small and would get lost, but they are ideal for the clutch purse!! And very elegant when out and about.

    as for lessons...
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