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    I let the resin set in the container, then loosen...

    I let the resin set in the container, then loosen it by flexing the container, then pull it out. Provided you use the softer opaque plastic containers, not the rigid clear ones, it doesn't stick...
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    Thanks for the info. My computer is down and Iím...

    Thanks for the info. My computer is down and Iím using my phone. Not sure why but canít see all the photos when using my phone, another reason I donít get on here much anymore. Looks like I have to...
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    Iíve seen pics of many winners in various...

    Iíve seen pics of many winners in various categories, but who won the overall best in show?
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    Yes they do fall apart but there is a pod of...

    Yes they do fall apart but there is a pod of sorts. You can stabilise them for use, but they need to be shrink wrapped before they are dried, not an easy nor short process.
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    There were plenty of the WA Banksias for sale at...

    There were plenty of the WA Banksias for sale at Maleny, sorry I don't remember who though.

    If you get desperate I have some of the larger WA ones, plus Swamp Banksia pods and Eastern Coastal...
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    Yes Megapoxy is the only true low...

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    Megapoxy is the only true low exotherm epoxy available in Aus that I am aware of, however, others are being developed. The maximum thickness depends on the total volume of pure resin. ...
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    I do a number of river/resin hybrid tables and...

    I do a number of river/resin hybrid tables and use Megapoxy HX. For the form I use Corflute I get from my local plastic supplier for ~$20 for a 2.4x1.2 sheet and silicon as the sealant. It doesn't...
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    ah Musk Burl yum

    ah Musk Burl yum
  9. Thread: Boonaree

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    Friend buddy pal, I know someone that could cast...

    Friend buddy pal, I know someone that could cast it for you, I'd give back some of it :rolleyes:
  10. Thread: More Lychee

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    Certainly looks like some beautiful colours in...

    Certainly looks like some beautiful colours in that one, whether it lasts is another question. The splaying certainly also looks good, the tree was probably on its last legs

    I scored a heap from...
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    Resembles Jarrah, associate of Mulga. ???? ...

    Resembles Jarrah, associate of Mulga. ????

    Plus which Mulga are you referring to? There are actually many Mulga's, not yet but soon to be subdivided up into subspecies, due to the variation in...
  12. Are the old common name issues. Personally...

    Are the old common name issues.

    Personally I've always called Acacia rhodoxylon as Inland Rosewood or Brown Spearwood, and the Alectryon oleiofolius as Western Rosewood or Boonaree.

    As for...
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    QUEENSLAND I'm interested but have very limited funds so...

    I'm interested but have very limited funds so probably out of my reach. What sort of $'s were you thinking about?
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    Iím here on site 67. Anyone who comes are welcome...

    Iím here on site 67. Anyone who comes are welcome to drop in
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    Both the above are Aussie natives. Just to add...

    Both the above are Aussie natives.

    Just to add more confusion is the African native Carissa spinarum that also grows in Qld and also known as Conkerberry and Current Bush. Sorry I don't know its...
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    I have some old Queen Ebony (very black) that is...

    I have some old Queen Ebony (very black) that is over 400mm long, but nothing like 150x25, if I did you couldn't afford it :U

    I'm not sure what the string thing you are making is?

    If you just...
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    what size Derek?

    what size Derek?
  18. This is a 2017 thread :rolleyes:

    This is a 2017 thread :rolleyes:
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    Dumped :cry4:

    Dumped :cry4:
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    Certainly looks amazing. What species of Banksia...

    Certainly looks amazing. What species of Banksia is it?
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    I was going to say it looks like some sort of...

    I was going to say it looks like some sort of spalting.half a dozen pieces

    Can't say I've seen any waxy spots in the Pennyleaf pieces I've had (or currently have)but I've only had half a dozen...
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    I have 9 species of Ebony (or so called) but no...

    I have 9 species of Ebony (or so called) but no burl. Can't see why Ebony trees couldn't have burls, I have seen others claiming they have some, so yours could well be.

    Having said that, burls...
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    Wasn't this one by Ken? 452630

    Wasn't this one by Ken?
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    So similar to Gidgee by the looks

    So similar to Gidgee by the looks
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    Haven't used a pen mill in 15 years. Keeping...

    Haven't used a pen mill in 15 years. Keeping them sharp enough as not to tear the grain is the biggest issue. I use use the big disc sander to get them near enough for turning, then after turning,...
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    Like most Acacias, the burl is pretty rare,...

    Like most Acacias, the burl is pretty rare, lovely stuff to find
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    N.S.W. Payment made and PM sent

    Payment made and PM sent
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    N.S.W. Works for me mate, I'll take it. Please PM your...

    Works for me mate, I'll take it. Please PM your bank details and I'll direct deposit. I'll PM my details too
  29. How do you make the wand without a lathe? I...

    How do you make the wand without a lathe?

    I can cut your blanks to what ever size you want from what ever species, but you would be buying the whole blank/log etc. Price depends on species and...
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    N.S.W. I'll take it if I can afford the postage. How...

    I'll take it if I can afford the postage. How much to Nerang Gold Coast?
  31. I'm on the Gold Coast at Nerang and a wood...

    I'm on the Gold Coast at Nerang and a wood collector of numerous species from Aus and around the world. Not quite sure what you'd want 20-25mm sq x 15" for but I have 11.5t in pen blanks/turning...
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    I remember cutting some Camphor Laurel that was...

    I remember cutting some Camphor Laurel that was solid flouro orange heartwood when I cut it and I thought I hit gold. Unfortunately within 20 minutes it turned to typical swirling...
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    I helped out on the IWCS stand this year, apart...

    I helped out on the IWCS stand this year, apart from to help, to see what it was like as I haven't gone for 5 years or more. Certainly still a lot smaller than in its prime many years ago but I...
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    Cool. Were they stabilised? Not being bone...

    Cool. Were they stabilised? Not being bone always worried about using shark vertebrae, plenty available from pet shops.



    Shame shark meat isn't red though :D
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    I was going to say the one in the link wasn't...

    I was going to say the one in the link wasn't Purpleheart, well not the Sth American one anyway, looked like the aromatic cedar. Purpleheart is brown when worked, and turns purple with...
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    Aussie hardwoods take ages. Dry in oven at 110C...

    Aussie hardwoods take ages. Dry in oven at 110C till it stops losing weight, 25mm x 45mm x 120mm will take ~24-48 hours once seasoned and dry to ~8-10%MC. Then vacuum in the Cactus Juice will take...
  37. Kwila shouldn't need staining, it darkens with...

    Kwila shouldn't need staining, it darkens with age, oils also darken it. Not sure you'd get the same grain pattern, unless it's decent stuff though. The wood show is on in Bris starting tomorrow,...
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    As long as they are dried properly and then...

    As long as they are dried properly and then sealed well they should be fine. You could also soak surface in thin CA, all over, so before glue up and then again on final shaping.

    Having said that,...
  39. Thread: Blue Flame

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    I like the contrast of the blue against the...

    I like the contrast of the blue against the darker timber. I wonder if a similar blue would be better on the finial to match rather than the Maple
  40. If you can't get the right timber and stain, you...

    If you can't get the right timber and stain, you might get away with some Qld Blackwood and a clear finish, well looking at my screen re colour and grain
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    Interesting, just checked my references and you...

    Interesting, just checked my references and you are right, it's gone off list and so is Conkerberry. Never was on Qld's list.
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    Careful, it's protected in the NT

    Careful, it's protected in the NT
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    Here's that pepper grinder I made from some of my...

    Here's that pepper grinder I made from some of my bog Redgum Euge

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    edit: Brightened up photos to show grain, actually very black
  44. Thread: Waddywood

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    Yes this tree is indeed amazing and timber...

    Yes this tree is indeed amazing and timber beautiful. I call the juvenile for of the tree the "Cousin It" tree due to its form.

    Ironwood - If you are interested in seeing some, you closest...
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    :laughing1:I thought that writing looked familiar...

    :laughing1:I thought that writing looked familiar :B

    If your coming to Turnfest, you could always drop it off on your way and I could clean it up then cast it for you, then pick it up after...
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    Hi Smiife, I love the stuff, just water blast the...

    Hi Smiife, I love the stuff, just water blast the pieces back to solid timber then cast with resin. Here's a small pepper grinder I did a while back from some old stuff with blue/purple/black epoxy....
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    The Ponga/Punga from NZ has the black and white...

    The Ponga/Punga from NZ has the black and white patterned timber, the black is like Ebony but the white is like Balsa, plus it contains many voids. I use/sell a lot of it for pen blanks and knife...
  48. Sorry FF I'm on the road and don't check these...

    Sorry FF I'm on the road and don't check these forums often.

    If you are just filling small cracks and in a hurry then just use the cheapest 2 part epoxy glue mixed with oxides/coffee/sawdust. I...
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    Not sure what quantity of resin we are talking...

    Not sure what quantity of resin we are talking about, but small quantities need to be mixed thoroughly and then left still till it starts to warm, to ensure the reaction has started before pouring. ...
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    VICTORIA Yeh I plan to be there Tue after lunch. Looking...

    Yeh I plan to be there Tue after lunch. Looking forward to drooling over Euge’s collection
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