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    What great photos. Sure have made lots of...

    What great photos. Sure have made lots of technical pieces for your machine. Unbelievable effort. Edwards
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    Fabulous effort. Well done. Must keep watching...

    Fabulous effort. Well done. Must keep watching and maybe showing some of mine. Cheers B.Edwards
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    Very nice work. Well done. B.Edwards

    Very nice work. Well done. B.Edwards
  4. Thread: Ultimate in OT

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    Great engineering and beautifully finished. Good...

    Great engineering and beautifully finished. Good also to see some fine finished work
    with true artistic form. Thanks Ray.
    Cheers
    Edwards:2tsup:
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    I have not been around for a while and I am very...

    I have not been around for a while and I am very sorry to learn of Les's passing. A great OT man.

    Cheers
    Edwards :C
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    A beautiful piece Peter. Very clean and tidy....

    A beautiful piece Peter. Very clean and tidy.
    Well done.

    Cheers
    Edwards
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    Fred, thanks for putting this one forward....

    Fred,
    thanks for putting this one forward. Absolutely amazing technology and art work.
    People like Bill will keep OT alive for some time yet and hopefully we can all learn something from this....
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    I have used a Woodfast Screw Point Chuck for many...

    I have used a Woodfast Screw Point Chuck for many years and its special threaded screw is a good length. I have not tried to use screw points that I have with other brand chucks I have as they don't...
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    Thanks Nai84. Very interesting work and lots of...

    Thanks Nai84.
    Very interesting work and lots of it.
    Some I liked very much but some for me was over the top.
    A Rose Engine lathe in the hands of an excitable operator with grainy wood can sure go...
  10. Thread: First timer

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    Hi Noel. Just noticed the thread for the first...

    Hi Noel. Just noticed the thread for the first time. Great effort and beautifully finished work. Also noticed you are a local for me so I hope we might be able to catch up in the future.

    Cheers...
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    Great work Ray and it should be helpful to many...

    Great work Ray and it should be helpful to many others.
    The gallery photos are amazing. It is just incredible what pattern work is achievable on Rose Engine lathes. Unfortunately I am not a lover of...
  12. Thread: Three boxes

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    Thanks for your interest and comments. This...

    Thanks for your interest and comments. This pattern work is done by Ornamental Turning on a special machine incorporation with a wood lathe. One of my earlier threads shows photos of my machine which...
  13. Thread: Three boxes

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    Thanks Ray, this was my first attempt some time...

    Thanks Ray,
    this was my first attempt some time ago I might add, at cutting patterns onto a contoured surface. Ebony was a good choice as it shows up each corner facet really well. The end result is...
  14. Thread: Three boxes

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    Hi Islander, Hope I can help a little. Firstly...

    Hi Islander, Hope I can help a little.
    Firstly refer to my thread, Barleycorn 17th Sept 2010 and this explains how to achieve a fine pattern and do it safely.
    The pattern is cut using a rotating...
  15. Thread: Three boxes

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    Three boxes

    Three different boxes with different pattern work.
    Black box is ebony with pink ivory inlay. The fine barley corn side pattern was done using the method I explained in a recent thread.

    Pink box...
  16. Thread: Indexed Bowls

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    Interesting work Ray. I have not tried anything...

    Interesting work Ray. I have not tried anything like it but the results look good.

    Cheers
    Edwards :)
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    Tru-Grind is a real winner and a must for all...

    Tru-Grind is a real winner and a must for all Woodturners. Couldn't do without one.
    Forget Tormek as the wheel runs far too slow for this type of tool sharpening.

    Cheers
    Edwards :)
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    Clean with Kero or similar. Rub with steel wool...

    Clean with Kero or similar. Rub with steel wool and spray with Selleys Ezy Glide. Then apply air brakes to Tailstock.
    Cheers
    Edwards :)
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    For good tool control, have the top support area...

    For good tool control, have the top support area rounded to allow the tool to be easily moved along and not wearing on sharpe edges. The front face is best when vertical or concaved to allow your...
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    Finish shown in the photo looks okay but I find...

    Finish shown in the photo looks okay but I find for red gum you can't beat an oil finish, especially as there are often natural decaying areas that adds great features.
    Cheers
    Edwards :)
  21. Thread: Leaning Pisa 2

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    Les and Ray. Well that's the real deal....

    Les and Ray.
    Well that's the real deal. Congratulations Les a truely magnificent effort and I can imagine the many hours work you put into it, not only the making of but the forward planning....
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    Yes from your comments and a close up look I see...

    Yes from your comments and a close up look I see the chuck adaptor length is normal but the exposed spindle length is excessive. This design will put a lot of extra load on the front Headstock...
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    Red Gum is great and not usually a problem if...

    Red Gum is great and not usually a problem if handled properly.
    I can see why you need that Steady Rest because you are so far out from your bearings. Can't you get your chuck closer in on the...
  24. Thread: Barleycorn

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    Barleycorn

    Refer earlier Thread, Vase

    I then discussed difficulties I originally experienced cutting this pattern on an outside cylindrical surface. This is how I over came it.
    Firstly I imagined if the...
  25. Thread: Woodfast 410

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    Good solid lathe. Originally imported into USA...

    Good solid lathe.
    Originally imported into USA by Craft Supplies USA who may be contacted otherwise suggest you might contact manufacturer direct for further info.
    Cheers
    Edwards
  26. Thread: OT practice

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    Good work Ray. It will definately make you move...

    Good work Ray. It will definately make you move faster on your own machine.
    My thoughts only. Pattern work inside a platter or bowl quickly become dust and food traps and hard to clean. Outer...
  27. Thread: Trendy weekend

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    Ray, sounds like you had a good event. I think I...

    Ray, sounds like you had a good event. I think I would have enjoyed having a look myself especially what the OTers are doing. Unfortunately a long way from my place but maybe sometime in the future...
  28. Thread: Trendy weekend

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    Good to see plenty of activety from OT members....

    Good to see plenty of activety from OT members. Wish I could have been there as it looks like it was a fun day. I will be in Sydney for a few days at the end of the month but running on a tight...
  29. Thread: OT Vase

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    Ray, I assume PM's are private emails ! I may...

    Ray, I assume PM's are private emails ! I may have deleted some by accident as I have been bombarded with Spam recently. Please try again as I look forward to hearing from you.
    I understand your...
  30. Thread: OT Vase

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    OT Vase

    Massir Birch - Finland
    100mm diam x 130mm high

    I copied this design from a 1940 printed German OT book as I liked the form and simple OT detail.
    When I produce thin walled pieces like this one...
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    Very sad to hear the news of John's passing....

    Very sad to hear the news of John's passing.
    John was a clever bloke who thought and produced some smart equipment to keep OT going. He will be missed.

    Cheers
    Edwards
  32. Thread: Jarrah Bowl

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    Mark, jarrah is a tough dry wood but good high...

    Mark, jarrah is a tough dry wood but good high speed steel tools handle it okay.
    Always has great rich red colour and comes up well with an oil finish.
    Good luck.
    Cheers
    Edwards:)
  33. Thread: Jarrah Bowl

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    Ray, yes the basket weave is straight off the...

    Ray, yes the basket weave is straight off the vertical cutter. I always use a brush for final finish to eliminate any loose fibres.
    I use oil finish on all projects that have OT detail. Any other...
  34. Thread: Jarrah Bowl

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    Jarrah Bowl

    Made from Australian Jarrah.
    Approx 210mm diam x 110mm high.
    Offset ribbon basket weave on bowl rim using left and right hand cutter.
    Bottom flutes done by using 50mm diam power carving blade and...
  35. Thread: Others input

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    Others input

    Ray , what do you think ??
    Very few others are adding to this OT thread area which is disappointing but somewhat understandable. Is it a lack of interest or the lack of OT equipment available to...
  36. Thread: Boxes

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    All cuts were done by indexing. Moving the job in...

    All cuts were done by indexing. Moving the job in the chuck is too risky although I have done it from time to time but suggest its not the way to go.
    Patterns such as shown are multiple indexing and...
  37. Thread: Boxes

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    Three are Macassa Ebony which is great for OT and...

    Three are Macassa Ebony which is great for OT and the other is Sassafrass.
    Macassa will hold a very tight fine pattern where as Sassafrass being softer is more suited to more open patterns.
    ...
  38. Thread: Boxes

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    Boxes

    I have included a few boxes I made up a few months ago and applies some Ot pattern to the lids with the hope of not spoiling them.
    Cheers
    Edwards :)
  39. Thread: Leaning Pisa

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    Leaning Pisa

    Huon Pine. 150mm high x 45mm diam. Oil finish.
    Well Ray I got it completed but this piece of Huon was a little raggy and not as dense as previous so had to do a bit of extra work to finish up....
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    Rev.
    First suggestion is to contact the manufacturer who should set you straight on what to do.
    From my experience when all screws are removed from the pulley and I mean all because sometimes there...
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    Leaning Tower Of Pisa

    Well Ray that got me thinking and pulled out photos I have of the Tower and its a perfect challenge. I have started to sketch it up but have noticed there is a lot of detail in the top section which...
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    Thanks Ray, A little later I might put something...

    Thanks Ray,
    A little later I might put something up where I reckon OT design work can be best applied to well formed woodturning. That is,enhance woodturning rather than belt it with enless OT cuts...
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    Roman Colosseum

    Following the Capitol Building project I decided on the Colosseum as it is a suitable shape for OT.
    Its made again from Huon Pine.
    Measures 74mm diam x 130mm high.
    I'm looking at other ancient...
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    Quite correct Ray. Its a great design and it...

    Quite correct Ray. Its a great design and it makes Indexing work a breeze.
    Most calculations are done for you.

    Cheers
    Edwards
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    Specifications for my machine

    Thanks Ray and I thought I might add the machine specs for those interested.

    Swing capacity 200mm diam
    Between centers 225mm
    Spindle thread. Same as my woodlathe
    No 2 morse taper in spindle...
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    Capital Box lost photos

    Ray.
    as requested, here are the four lost photos.
    Cheers
    Edwards
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    Ray. One problem I see with CNC in the craft...

    Ray.
    One problem I see with CNC in the craft woodturning market is that the quality of wood we are sometimes using is not constant. Freehand turning can make allowances for defects as you go but CNC...
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    Thanks for your comment. Its not a saw blade....

    Thanks for your comment.
    Its not a saw blade. Its a specially designed toothed Indexed plate and graduated accordingly for fast and easy use.
    Cheers
    Edwards
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    Capitol Building Box

    This is my first thread. Hope it comes through okay.
    This is a turned box I made for the recent Forum Box competition but unfortunately for technical reasons it did not get through to the judging....
  50. Thanks wheelin and I hope to do just that in...

    Thanks wheelin and I hope to do just that in coming days. I have recently taken photos of my machine. The third ornamental unit I have made and I believe I have all the bugs out. The sliderest is...
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