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    Do you have any history on how it was damaged? ...

    Do you have any history on how it was damaged?

    Also, is it a Castle style wheel? From the pix it's hard to tell... But some of the turning details, the shape of the table and that tension...
  2. Looking at the pix, it appears that they've been...

    Looking at the pix, it appears that they've been turned from solid branches? ie. the core/pith of the branch is the radial axis?

    If so, that's the real problem, not their drying out as such. ...
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    I like that you've incorporated the acrylic box. ...

    I like that you've incorporated the acrylic box. It's a seal-able box, I assume?

    My dog is a brick and I suspect that the next time I visit Mum I'll find that Dad's a brick too. :rolleyes:
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    I'm another who gave up on Windows and moved to...

    I'm another who gave up on Windows and moved to Linux.

    Win10 is free, true... but almost everything in it requires 'net connectivity. Even solitaire requires the internet. If you have a...
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    Sorry: mobo = motherboard. Geek speak. ...

    Sorry: mobo = motherboard.

    Geek speak. :rolleyes:
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    It's usually a simple matter, yes, although...

    It's usually a simple matter, yes, although laptops and portables can be a whole other story.

    Many mobos use a small jumper placed onto a couple pins to flush the CMOS, while some have a simple...
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    I made a modular "wall" of bookshelves from pine...

    I made a modular "wall" of bookshelves from pine some 20 years ago. The shelves are made from 850x200x18, spaced 280mm apart, rebated into the uprights and pinned through a ply backer... sized to...
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    Unlikely. The CMOS battery supplies the power to...

    Unlikely. The CMOS battery supplies the power to store such settings when the 'puta isn't powered.

    If you know how - and feel comfortable with - clearing the CMOS, I'd suggest you try that. ...
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    Sorry, Eliza... one glance at the formatting of...

    Sorry, Eliza... one glance at the formatting of your original post did my head in, so it was relegated to "I'll try reading it later. If I remember."

    I have a twin output Burnmaster (great for...
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    I have a rectangle of foam rubber that has been...

    I have a rectangle of foam rubber that has been stitched together along opposite edges to form a cylinder.

    It just slips over the pleated filter, in lieu of a bag. When things get too cloggy, I...
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    I thought about adding a comment to his channel...

    I thought about adding a comment to his channel suggesting that instead of "putting a top on the box" he just dips it into a sink full of water. Maybe a fish-tank, so he can really get some good...
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    Nor I... but I have seen a live demo where the...

    Nor I... but I have seen a live demo where the operator tripped it with his finger. Quite a few years ago at the SS stand at a T&WWW show, from memory. I do not think it was deliberate and he did...
  13. Enjoy your new hobby! You may want to invest...

    Enjoy your new hobby!

    You may want to invest in a few tubes of CA. (Super-glue) When turning, if you come across a defect or split that you're unsure about, it's often a good idea to flood-fill...
  14. It's probably not as deep as you think, but it...

    It's probably not as deep as you think, but it has obviously penetrated enough to be a PITA.

    How did you sand? A power sander? What grit? Are you planning to apply a finish? If so, what...
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    I know that ladder rungs used to be called rimes...

    I know that ladder rungs used to be called rimes and the tool used to make 'em, a rimer. Can't see how that'd be applied to a mortiser though!

    How old is the mortiser? I believe the early ones...
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    A box? The best way is to not use a "sealing"...

    A box?

    The best way is to not use a "sealing" finish on the interior.

    I'd use a breathable material, such as felt, and only spot-glue the material in place so the glue itself doesn't seal in...
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    I suspect you will definitely need some form of...

    I suspect you will definitely need some form of strengthening for those legs to have any longevity; even if the joints can stand up to the leverage they'll be subject to - eg. should the table be...
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    As a beginner, I'd recommend you stick with...

    As a beginner, I'd recommend you stick with common, easily available timbers.

    Have a wander thru your local building supplier (wholesalers are better, but Bunnies or Mitre-10 will do, albeit with...
  19. You've put your finger on the #1 factor for...

    You've put your finger on the #1 factor for blending: matching grain.

    If all the grin is similar you can usually get an acceptable result from staining, so long as you don't mind a dark colour. ...
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    As Midnight Man said above; nails tend to be best...

    As Midnight Man said above; nails tend to be best for shearing forces and screws for pulling forces.

    Although, with batt. drills people often use just screws, as they find it quicker to bang in...
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    I should have one or two rattling around in the...

    I should have one or two rattling around in the shed... but I'm not exactly local. Know anyone who'll be passing through Bathurst or environs anytime soon?
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    I'm also of the opinion that any taper is more...

    I'm also of the opinion that any taper is more likely a sign of much use (and maybe abuse.)

    I'd either drill it out and re-tap and/or, if not concerned about maintaining originality, fitting an...
  23. :whs: If it is shellac, brushing on denatured...

    :whs:

    If it is shellac, brushing on denatured alcohol (methylated spirits, here in Oz) should be all that's needed to dissolve it; it'll just take time and care. I'd wet an area, perhaps the size...
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    Even the Wadkin MF (a 1-tonne, 3 phase,...

    Even the Wadkin MF (a 1-tonne, 3 phase, chain/chisel mortiser) struggles on many of our heavier timbers. And, as has already been said, they don't do as neat a job as one could achieve by hand.
    ...
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    Yeah. The cheaper Delta (and similar clone)...

    Yeah. The cheaper Delta (and similar clone) pedestal drills have a cast clamp there, which vibrates loose under operation. Over time - and many re-tightenings - the thread tends to strip, rendering...
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    The compression shouldn't cause too much problem,...

    The compression shouldn't cause too much problem, although it's certainly not desirable... to me it looks like the spigot is actually a shade too large a radius, so it is the ends of the jaws that...
  27.  URGENT   I suspect that it is just what it seems... a...

    I suspect that it is just what it seems... a puzzle box.

    If a dowel is cut to the same height as drawer, of a loose enough fit to freely slide in and out, then that's all that is needed. A latch...
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    Sounds feasible to me! I'd be a tad concerned...

    Sounds feasible to me!

    I'd be a tad concerned about the overheating, but if it allows for extraction of the machine - which couldn't run reliably otherwise - then why not?

    Just don't delude...
  29. He. You should've made the drums into old-style...

    He. You should've made the drums into old-style incinerators before you painted 'em.

    Slip a smoke-pot and timer into each... dramatic lighting guaranteed!

    Flashing red 'n blues, burly men...
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    Oooer! Opening can of worms, are we? I'll be in...

    Oooer! Opening can of worms, are we? I'll be in on that... ;)

    I know many turners who work without a DC, both professionally and domestically.

    Wood-turning mainly produces shavings -...
  31. You can, but I don't recommend it. Did you get a...

    You can, but I don't recommend it. Did you get a viscosity cup with the HVLP? If so, you should be able to thin the paint to the right consistency and still have effective coverage.

    I much...
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    :yes: Because wood-turning creates more...

    :yes:

    Because wood-turning creates more shavings than sawdust (well... in theory. :rolleyes: ) any DC attached to a lathe will greatly benefit from running through a separator first.

    It...
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    Legs allow "most" shavings to fall through, while...

    Legs allow "most" shavings to fall through, while a bench-top permits 'em to build up.

    Mind you, a good, solid bench makes for a good, solid base while turning, which is always desirable.

    As...
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    I like the idea behind using an oven. Far better...

    I like the idea behind using an oven. Far better than simmering in a pan on a cook-top. :doh:



    Errrmm... not true. Olive Oil is an organic material and will break down, going rancid, given...
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    Interesting results! :2tsup: (...and it...

    Interesting results! :2tsup:

    (...and it always strikes me as odd how so many long-term turners' other halves are into spinning/weaving. :rolleyes:)
  36. :shakehead: Just think of the beautiful fence...

    :shakehead:

    Just think of the beautiful fence you could have made from that!
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    Rather than say "it's not pine" I'll say it's...

    Rather than say "it's not pine" I'll say it's definitely not radiata.

    It could easily be Cypress Pine... if it's old enough that the makers could have sourced old growth trees. Not long ago I...
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    Just think of the lovely li'l Z-scale railway...

    Just think of the lovely li'l Z-scale railway setup you could run under that! :D

    Nicely done.
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    Oh, pedant away! When one uses genus & species...

    Oh, pedant away! When one uses genus & species to identify something, it ought to be a correct ID.
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    I don't think they're C. glauca... I can't say I...

    I don't think they're C. glauca... I can't say I recall any suckers at all around them. The problem with drains... and roof gutters and fish-ponds etc., isn't related to root mats but, rather, the...
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    Not in Qld... but it's not unknown to find such...

    Not in Qld... but it's not unknown to find such pieces in Melbourne. A. torulosa (I think. Used to be C. Stricta?) was a popular street planting back in the 70s/80s or so and my Mum's place has...
  42. What are you attempting to stain? The...

    What are you attempting to stain?

    The pre-stain conditioner's I'm familiar with are all for treating worn, badly weathered timbers to "stiffen up" the outer layers of lignum and make the piece...
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    I'd also recommend finding a friendly...

    I'd also recommend finding a friendly wood-turner.

    Personally I've gone to the extreme of casting my own from epoxy, using a mould made from a screw-driver handle... but I don't recommend that. ...
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    BLO = Boiled Linseed Oil. Which isn't quite...

    BLO = Boiled Linseed Oil.

    Which isn't quite accurate; modern stuff has metallic dryers added, which helps it polymerise (cure) quickly.

    While raw LO is good for cricket bats, tool handles,...
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    Not really, provided you applied a good first...

    Not really, provided you applied a good first layer and didn't skimp.

    You can wait some time, up to a few weeks, for the linseed to polymerise and give it a "top off" coat. The first layer will...
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    That's pretty much the idealised version, yeah. ...

    That's pretty much the idealised version, yeah.

    I'd used a tapered roller bearing instead of a plain thrust bearing, as though the major stresses would be axial there''d still be a fair radial...
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    Oddly enough, it works t'other way around too. ...

    Oddly enough, it works t'other way around too.

    Over-tightening the tailstock will "predispose" the blank to bowing out at the slightest touch of the tool, leading to automatic chatter while trying...
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    Lovely looking piece. Good choice of design for...

    Lovely looking piece. Good choice of design for that spot, too.



    Yeah... the wall unit needs to be lifted up a few inches so there's at least the same wall gap between bottom shelf and...
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    I think you'll be surprised at how much tension...

    I think you'll be surprised at how much tension you may need to pull out even a tiny deviation.

    It's the classic "tension a cable to pull out sag" problem, except using centripetal forces rather...
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    That's a pretty good price, considering it is a...

    That's a pretty good price, considering it is a one-off. I'm guessing that Enzo is a tad curious about it himself. :D

    I hadn't given any thought to the bearing slipping out under load; the...
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