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    Not much notice, but it was left to me to select a topic for tomorrow night's Jabber.

    I chanced on a video, which is of interest to me and also revealed a second topic, the subject of which I was not familiar with. You will need to view at least part of this video:

    Making 2 Cedar Strip Kayaks in 2 Weeks - Not Quite but that was the Plan - YouTube

    No prizes for the subject, being making a Kayak in the traditional timber style. I think pagie might have some thoughts on this. However, the second topic occurs at the 10min 40 sec mark: It is barrel knives. They look interesting. Doug may have some more information.

    Talk Sunday. Anybody and everybody welcome:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    However, the second topic occurs at the 10min 40 sec mark: It is barrel knives. They look interesting. Doug may have some more information.
    Paul, I know Corin Urquhart, the barrel knife maker, quite well.

    He runs Gameco Artisan Supplies, where most Aussie knife-makers get our materials from.

    Gameco Artisan Supplies is actually a bit of a sideline to Gameco, which is/was a gas appliance and gas fitting company. As I understand it they started a sideline of making gas forges for blacksmithing then branched out into all the other necessities of blacksmithing and knife-making like steel, grinders, tongs, handle materials etc, in order to fill a place in the market that was sadly lacking. It seems that over time the sideline business has overtaken it's parent organisation. He organises bulk buys of steel and equipment at really good prices and looks after his customers, big and small extremely well.

    Corin was not a knifemaker but he got caught up in the enthusiasm. He is one of those people who can turn his hand to almost anything, as you can see in that video, and decided to make barrel knives his thing. He usually makes one per year just so that he can say he is a knife-maker and have a common interest with his customers. I think it would be fair to say that without Corin's influence knife-making in Australia would not be as popular as it is today.
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    Doug

    Thanks for all the extra information: Fascinating and such a small world, in Australia at least. We will pick your brains some more tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
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    I chanced on a video, which is of interest to me and ...
    Making 2 Cedar Strip Kayaks in 2 Weeks - Not Quite but that was the Plan - YouTube
    Thanks, Paul, we need a "moving picture" box - wish I had seen this video 30 years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeCook View Post
    Thanks, Paul, we need a "moving picture" box - wish I had seen this video 30 years ago!
    Graeme

    Perhaps I shouldn't link this one:

    Lightweight Kayak Paddle from a Reclaimed Wooden Board - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    Graeme

    Perhaps I shouldn't link this one:
    Here's another one with Kumiko pattern deck.

    Building the most Incredible Cedar Strip Kayak with Kumiko Deck - YouTube
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    Does anyone know what sort of fibreglass he used in the canoe and paddle.

    From appearance, flexibility, the way it draped and the ease by which he cut it, I would think it is Dynel but ... ?

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    A while ago Matt put me onto a youtube channel called Clickspring. I think he also shared it with the Sunday chat group.

    The video he recommended I watch was about recreating the Antikythera Device. A very advanced for it's time ancient celestial calculator.

    I just found a news article about the discovery of the shipwreck in which the device was rediscovered and thought it might be of interest to Matt and anyone else who had looked at that video.

    Here's the link: In the Greek islands, the Antikythera shipwreck yields statues, human teeth and the missing head of Hercules - ABC News

    Enjoy.
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    Thanks Doug,

    This is also a fantastic read, if you want more information.



    Cheers Matt.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Thanks Doug,

    This is also a fantastic read, if you want more information.



    Cheers Matt.

    Cheers
    Thanks Matt, I just managed to find a downloadable PDF of that so I will read it soon.
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    For anyone who hasnít seen the videos on recreating the Antikythera mechanism, here they are.

    Machining The Antikythera Mechanism - YouTube

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    Ok, so my 17 was closer to Paul's 17 than Pagie's 17 was so somehow i get to pick the topic for next week's jabber.
    If that makes no sense to you then you should have been there.

    Since it all seems to be about "17" I thought about when I was asked to pick the topic on 17 July when Paul was supposed to do it but pulled out at short notice, and Matt was sick so it fell to me to pick the topic.

    With Paul and Matt both out, it just left Pagie and me at the meeting, so we didn't use the topic I posted. I think we just talked about chainsaws again.

    Therefore that topic is hereby recycled to next Sunday.

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    So the topic for tonight's discussion - DRUM ROLL PLEASE ...

    "How small, damaged or spalted does an offcut need to be before you throw it away?"

    We all keep some offcuts and throw others - I suppose. So lets talk about the selection process.

    Let's see where this takes us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post
    A while ago Matt put me onto a youtube channel called Clickspring. I think he also shared it with the Sunday chat group.

    The video he recommended I watch was about recreating the Antikythera Device. A very advanced for it's time ancient celestial calculator.

    I just found a news article about the discovery of the shipwreck in which the device was rediscovered and thought it might be of interest to Matt and anyone else who had looked at that video.

    Here's the link: In the Greek islands, the Antikythera shipwreck yields statues, human teeth and the missing head of Hercules - ABC News

    Enjoy.
    I have a good friend, who is a scientist and understands these things far better than I, is fascinated by the device.

    For those of you like him that have a mathematical/scientific inclination, there was also an article in Nature that goes into the intricacies of the mechanism and the world view and theories of the cosmos that went into it at the time...

    A Model of the Cosmos in the ancient Greek Antikythera Mechanism | Scientific Reports
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    Itís Sunday, for those that are less intelligent than otherís.

    Tonightís Jabber starting at around 7.30 ish pm Eastern standard time in Australia.

    Subject matter (Pagie is going to be in cloud nine for this one).

    Processing this lot.

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    The meeting is held using Skype

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    Also for you blokes who contribute too this thread but donít show up at the Jabber your most welcome to join in even if you think know one wants too see you or hear you.[emoji6]

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    Sorry, not going to make it tonight. Fathers'day visitors still here.
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