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    Here is a pretty good comparison of some of the...

    Here is a pretty good comparison of some of the cordless 36V chainsaws we have been talking about.

    36V Cordless Chainsaw Shootout Comparison Review

    I've decided on a Stihl but will wait until...
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    The child who gets the uke on left will be at a...

    The child who gets the uke on left will be at a handicap with strings missing etc ... but I guess you know that. Kidding Cal
    Wonderful work ... and what I like most is that you do so much yourself,...
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    Good onya Gary, I look forward to seeing the...

    Good onya Gary,

    I look forward to seeing the interesting pens you come up with when the wind does not blow and when its dry and when you finish the kitchen. :)
    Hey, speaking of "southerly...
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    Ratbag you have just sold me on the Stihl 200 !!...

    Ratbag you have just sold me on the Stihl 200 !! You make such a strong & convincing case. Where can I buy one quickly before they sell out!!! :U

    THANKS
  5. Thread: End of an Era

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    THANK YOU Maybe Evan, we just like your generosity &...

    Maybe Evan, we just like your generosity & humanity .... and the amusing / interesting way you think and express yourself. :D :2tsup:
    That's it I think. Please keep us posted how you go in the new...
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    IF I was "set up with Makita batteries" .... and...

    IF I was "set up with Makita batteries" .... and I'm not. Performance is great.
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    Yes, I noticed that but decided to leave it ......

    Yes, I noticed that but decided to leave it ... then, once posted it cant be changed anyway :D... as an occassional strummer I kinda like the error, and couldn' live with a chordless model.

    I...
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    Thanks Ratbag, What a great definitive and...

    Thanks Ratbag,

    What a great definitive and strong comments about type, model and chain..... and based on hands on experience! But I have no doubt its a top saw.
    BUT this top of the range Stihl...
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    Thanks mate :2tsup: Yes, they do exist ......

    Thanks mate :2tsup:

    Yes, they do exist ... maybe not for the small, thin chain of the 160.T .. but I will inquire after I have decided.
    I'm not in a hurry... just exploring options presently.
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    Thanks Beardy, Your experience and suggestions...

    Thanks Beardy,

    Your experience and suggestions / reasons for the Makita (who also make fine electric tools) are good ones.
    Reviews are good for Makita .... but Milwaukee or Dewalt?
    Most makes...
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    Never heard of carbide tipped chainsaw chains ...

    Never heard of carbide tipped chainsaw chains :oo: :rolleyes:
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    Thanks Bob, that's just the sort of info I was...

    Thanks Bob, that's just the sort of info I was hoping for.

    The Stihl 160 seems to have plenty of oomph … The narrow 6 mm chain would use less power cut quicker and for longer. But I guess the...
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    CHORDLESS CHAINSAWS? Any suggestions?

    Advice and comments sought on a CHORDLESS CHAINSAWS.

    You comments based on personal experience would be greatly appreciated. It will for cutting very dense woods up to about to 250 mm diam. (not...
  14. Thread: Brown Pine?

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    Its not a true Pine (Pinus) but a Podocarp...

    Its not a true Pine (Pinus) but a Podocarp (another native softwood). A Soft lightweight brown wood with inconspicuous features eg growth ring ... details below

    Podocarpus elatus (brown pine)...
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    Lets hope you health improves Peter so that you...

    Lets hope you health improves Peter so that you can enjoy the lovely pens you so much enjoy making and do so well.
    Stay warm and keep happy. Cheers :)
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    Beautifully made and finished Brad. Personally,...

    Beautifully made and finished Brad.
    Personally, this is not my favourite wood but you have brought out its best and finished it beautifully.
    Mackay Cedar is also called Red Siris, and has an...
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    Thanks for your explanation Gab. You are right,...

    Thanks for your explanation Gab. You are right, these short cold winter days are a turn off to going to a cold dark workshop.
    Wow those are beautiful woods and blanks!! They should produce some...
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    Thank you both Ironwood and PKroeze… makes sense...

    Thank you both Ironwood and PKroeze… makes sense .. the lack or time & cold temperatures making the shed or workshop less appealing.

    Look forward to seeing your brilliant pens Ironwood.

    And...
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    Where are the pens??

    Where are the pens?
    After a burst of very interesting displays of pens, from around the country, its become VERY quiet. I wonder why?
    I suspect its NOT because you are short of interesting ideas...
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    TTIT, I'm not sure if Bob's wood will appeal to...

    TTIT, I'm not sure if Bob's wood will appeal to our mutual lady friend (yes, I have corresponded and supplied the same NY lady with wood and wood info over the years). Bobs sample sent to me did not...
  21. Thread: Timber Stack 1

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    A.C.T. sending a PM

    sending a PM
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    Hi Bob, Persistence of wood odour is...

    Hi Bob,

    Persistence of wood odour is unsurprising. You might be particularly sensitive to the odour of that wood (ie certain chemicals that comprise that odour). It suggests that the wood oils...
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    Thanks Doug, that's very welcoming and fair...

    Thanks Doug, that's very welcoming and fair arrangement.
    I will try and be there but will confirm closer to the event. Thanks for the invitation. Look forward to seeing you again and meeting some...
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    Hi Doug, I'd like to come but cant be 100%...

    Hi Doug, I'd like to come but cant be 100% certain due to a large IWCS event in Canberra a few days later.
    What can I bring? Euge
  25. Thread: Blackwood bowl

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    Lovely Bowl and a beautiful wood. What I love...

    Lovely Bowl and a beautiful wood.

    What I love about it (not as a turner) is the luster & chatoiance (reflectance) as well as the colour variations and figure (eg fiddleback)- as well as quilting...
  26. Thread: Resaw blades

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    Hope, you dont mind my comments and butting in...

    Hope, you dont mind my comments and butting in Derek & Chris.

    The Lenox Trimaster is an EXCELLENT carbide-tipped blade requirung high tension but producing the best finish reducing finish effort...
  27. Thread: Swamp Mahogany

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    VERY NICE.... and yes, posted pics are never as...

    VERY NICE.... and yes, posted pics are never as good (colour reproduction) as the original
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    Very creative and inventive Gab.. Love the...

    Very creative and inventive Gab.. Love the interesting effects you generate.
    Keep up the good work. I have also loved resin filled wood and the pics you show demonstrates the potential of it. Its...
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    Here are a few more that particularly appealed...

    Here are a few more that particularly appealed and I include a pen I liked

    456456 456457 456458 456459 456460 456461
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    Here are a few pics I took of bowl and platters...

    Here are a few pics I took of bowl and platters that appealed to me. Caught up with some old friends and forum members as well. Even bought 2 items so 2 red stickers were mine. Had a great day on Fri...
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    Have a photo of a turned item of this wood (at...

    Have a photo of a turned item of this wood (at the AWTEX show in Mooorabin) if you are interested in seeing it.

    edit included below: 456437
  32. Heaps of excellent advice here mate. Shed for...

    Heaps of excellent advice here mate. Shed for drying sounds fine , maybe bit hot in mid summer. I would reduce board yield to focus on quality, quarter sawn boards as much as possible, and some 50mm...
  33. About 0.5 cu m (maybe bit more) will be fully...

    About 0.5 cu m (maybe bit more) will be fully quarter sawn (from estimates Chris has provided), and he's an expert. Careful drying will be necessary but should yield beautiful wood for furniture....
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    Hi Paul, My comment is that your reaction to...

    Hi Paul,

    My comment is that your reaction to Aust Cypress wood is typically as you noted ie itching, rash etc. The are personal reaction to irritation, is robably from wood its chemicals, some...
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    Sorry to say Trevor, but I believe the wood is...

    Sorry to say Trevor, but I believe the wood is not suitable for turning or woodwoorking.
    From my experience, as a wood collector, it tends to be soft, fibrous, open grained and porous. Some may see...
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    Welcome Leigh, There is a lot of help...

    Welcome Leigh,

    There is a lot of help available on this forum. Hope you enjoy it and sharing your achievements

    Euge
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    Welcome Tiho, there is a lot of knowledge and...

    Welcome Tiho,

    there is a lot of knowledge and many helpful members here. I am sure you will enjoy your membership.
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    Welcome Luke, there is lots here for you to enjoy...

    Welcome Luke, there is lots here for you to enjoy and learn from and offer help to others.
    I'm most interested in your wood collecting interests as that's a principle interest of mine too :)
    ...
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    It looks like Soft Cheesewood *, Nauclea...

    It looks like Soft Cheesewood *, Nauclea orientalis to me. Only found across northern Australia (not in southern states like Osage). It is found in PNG and Indo as you have noted.
    That sticky...
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    Looks a bit like Tassie Oak all right

    Looks a bit like Tassie Oak all right
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    agree with the ID suggestions and all the...

    agree with the ID suggestions and all the comments made above for Qld Walnut.
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    Thanks Ironwood, you explained your staining...

    Thanks Ironwood, you explained your staining problems and how you overcame it very well. When I read how a friend overcame a similar problem I wished to present his method of overcoming it. I've no...
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    Brett, A US friend experienced a similar...

    Brett,

    A US friend experienced a similar problem when he was making his very fancy (museum quality) spoons. He was doing wet sanding using an oil finish. The problem he had with the oil and oily...
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    VICTORIA Still available

    Still available
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    I agree ... a sheoak of some sort . You may not...

    I agree ... a sheoak of some sort . You may not get to a species level
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    I don't think I can help you Jack as you have so...

    I don't think I can help you Jack as you have so many. Here is one supplier I found that provides them in a nice form
    https://www.rwmmint.com/
    Alex, yes that a nice song but too much for me to...
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    Jack, with the tools I have, I can just see the...

    Jack, with the tools I have, I can just see the stickers but not well enough to discern the symbols.
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    Lovely work Brad! :2tsup: Resin has it place...

    Lovely work Brad! :2tsup:

    Resin has it place and nothing looks like it.( Well in this case the copper mineral malachite does look like this and that adds to its appeal. A mineral collector would...
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    Assumed the gases would be empty vials. Chlorine...

    Assumed the gases would be empty vials. Chlorine may just be visible in a larger vial and Bromine would be nice with a little liquid.
    Yes, best to leave the radioactive ones alone. I would even...
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    Looks fantastic!! well done, love it. :2tsup: ...

    Looks fantastic!! well done, love it. :2tsup:

    Which elements are you missing? (assuming you gave the gases a miss)
    Where did you get the metallic elements from? I believe most can be bought...
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