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    Wonderful work JJF, looks great in gray

    Wonderful work JJF, looks great in gray
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    Here's a final rough out of the heads to the...

    Here's a final rough out of the heads to the stems. I need the forks done now to determine the final shape and fit of the head. May have to ditch the forks I have, either that or find more suitable...
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    Finally the paint box is finished with one happy...

    Finally the paint box is finished with one happy recipient. I've had enough of boxes now, I don't think it's my thing but really happy to make one for someone who needed it.

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    Grabbed some time to do some rough shaping of one...

    Grabbed some time to do some rough shaping of one of the stems and further refinement of some forks.

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    467604 Some not so round front wheels

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    Some not so round front wheels
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    Just a few forks being tuned up. Not completely...

    Just a few forks being tuned up. Not completely happy with all of them but did some de-barking anyway in some spare time. Lately I've found the one's I want difficult to find, forks ain't forks you...
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    So I'm guessing you've achieved a grey somewhere...

    So I'm guessing you've achieved a grey somewhere between mid to three quarter tone maybe a bit more, not black like black velvet say? My experience is that if you use an oil based finish it'll go...
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    467463 I'm not sure they'll all make it...

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    I'm not sure they'll all make it through some of the processes to come but at least they'll get a start.
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    467460 Just a sign post pic of parts two and...

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    Just a sign post pic of parts two and threes' beginning. From now on, except close to the end, it's all monotonous. You've seen a bit of the build of part one anyway so you get the picture.
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    The journey

    After the recent somewhat monotonous task of using of 90 and 45 degree angles it's time to take another less predictive path. A path which feels more comfortable to me...the road less travelled. It...
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    ...and a little work on the outside plus added...

    ...and a little work on the outside plus added some bracing to the brush holders.

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    Brilliant well done! :2tsup:

    Brilliant well done! :2tsup:
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    Just a little work on the inside of the lid...

    Just a little work on the inside of the lid today.

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    A bit more deco on the outside, it's gotta be...

    A bit more deco on the outside, it's gotta be pretty, right?

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    Just a little time today to finish the...

    Just a little time today to finish the construction of the bottom of the box. Even managed not to drop it this time :-

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    Yep, that's the plan...Squidtych? :B

    Yep, that's the plan...Squidtych? :B
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    Ok, now back in this thread I mentioned a box I...

    Ok, now back in this thread I mentioned a box I was making for my better half. This is to replace various shoe boxes that hose her water colour paints. Well, I'm back on it although I reckon it's...
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    Considering the amount of Squid Jigs I've found...

    Considering the amount of Squid Jigs I've found beached in the last few months or so I've decided at my peril to make another two cases to go withe the one already made. The aim is to hinge them...
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    Wonderful work JJF love it.

    Wonderful work JJF love it.
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    :B We have a winner...chicken dinner!:rolleyes: ...

    :B We have a winner...chicken dinner!:rolleyes:

    I haven't hurled myself off the roof but I may have if it split the leg through. It may have if the grain was straight but thankfully the White...
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    It's time for: :doh: Spot the Mistake :doh: ...

    It's time for:

    :doh: Spot the Mistake :doh:

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    But wait there's more. What a rush! Just in time...

    But wait there's more. What a rush! Just in time for Christmas, our other daughters' request fulfilled by the completion of four three legged stools and one four legged bench seat in White Oak...
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    Here's a couple finished next to their table...

    Here's a couple finished next to their table friend. The other bench is sitting in the hallway ready to be called into use when needed and acts as a handy table to put things down as you come in the...
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    Thanks Lance and all the likes. I finished them...

    Thanks Lance and all the likes. I finished them in Tung oil a couple of days ago and as usual the Vic Ash revealed some nice grain features that weren't evident before oiling, well to me anyway. I...
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    sitting ensemble

    To go with a six seater table made for my daughter are two four legged benches and two three legged stools. All made from "Vic Ash" with turned legs and wedged through tendons into 32mm tops.
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    Poll: VICTORIA The back slab almost makes a table. Is the middle...

    The back slab almost makes a table. Is the middle slab also Silky and is it for sale?
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    I've bought a CMT set from Carbatec ten or more...

    I've bought a CMT set from Carbatec ten or more years ago. I must say I don't use them everyday so can't attest to their wearability but when I do use them they do what they should. Sorry, the said...
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    I just wait until they find their way to the...

    I just wait until they find their way to the beach like the 200 odd found in about a year worth of looking. I need another 100 or so then I'll hang up the collection bag I suppose?
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    oh yeah, I called it Buy Now, Pay Later

    oh yeah, I called it Buy Now, Pay Later
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    Well, the exhibition finished last weekend and...

    Well, the exhibition finished last weekend and from all reports the squid jig case got some good responses. it was really only partly finished and all I could manage to do before installation date. I...
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    Hooray and up she rises: 462132 462134

    Hooray and up she rises:

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    I got most of the undercarriage done before...

    I got most of the undercarriage done before submitting to the night. It has to be finished tomorrow! :o

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    So with the deadline looming for the squid jig...

    So with the deadline looming for the squid jig thing I thought I'd quickly knock together a much needed table for our other daughter. It'll be a table with no airs and graces, absolutely utilitarian,...
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    Bailed out of the box build because I knew I...

    Bailed out of the box build because I knew I wasn't going to get it done in time but will return to it once I have the time to continue. So I smashed :rolleyes: out a stool/table out of white oak and...
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    This really clever work Claude, well done :2tsup:

    This really clever work Claude, well done :2tsup:
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    Im making a birthday box for my wife who...

    Im making a birthday box for my wife who currently stores her water colours and brushes etc in a shoe box. I thought Western Red Cedar a good choice of timber, that was before trying to chop mortices...
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    Thanks DJ, good to hear from you, you going all...

    Thanks DJ, good to hear from you, you going all right? Yeah probably:2tsup:
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    After so long working on it horizontally finally...

    After so long working on it horizontally finally a quick look at the way it'll stand before laying it down again ready for the bottom plate and stand to be fixed on.

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    The bird will perch somewhere on this ladder I...

    The bird will perch somewhere on this ladder I built for it. "Tea Tree" with outer base coat of a couple of coats of gesso then "fat over lean" method of oil painting starting with Cadmium Red layers...
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    I'm not real happy with it but at least I found...

    I'm not real happy with it but at least I found out birds are difficult to do and with more practise (lots) I may be able to make one that looks less wooden :rolleyes: Huon Pine painted with oil...
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    One of those days when it seems I spent a lot of...

    One of those days when it seems I spent a lot of time without much to show for it :whatonearth: Took a pic with the light fading, it'll look better when it's standing with some light behind it...I...
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    A seven squid jig walk this morning then finished...

    A seven squid jig walk this morning then finished the windows on one side in the arvo.

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    Came across this video message by chance tonight, please take the time to look and listen...
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    About eight months of washed up fishing line...

    About eight months of washed up fishing line collection:

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    An interesting situation along the coast:

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    It's all a bit tedious at the moment. I managed...

    It's all a bit tedious at the moment. I managed to get 72 windows installed without too much drama. It's moments like these you need little musical help to get through the monotony:

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    And to top it all off I finished off the coffee...

    And to top it all off I finished off the coffee table for my daughter who dressed it with Daphne, nice, lovely :wink:

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    I also had time to walk my beloved dog along a...

    I also had time to walk my beloved dog along a beach world renowned for beached squid jigs. I thought I was in for a world record bag when I found a triple hanging in a bush shortly after stepping on...
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    Ok I had a half day shed time today thanks to an...

    Ok I had a half day shed time today thanks to an RDO, gotta love RDOs! I managed to get most of the outer frame joined and fixed with the last bit waiting for the windows to go in. Really happy with...
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    I spent a little time yesterday preparing to...

    I spent a little time yesterday preparing to install the windows which I was going to do today but thought last night that it was better to do the outer frame while the inner frame was open. This...
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    I know a bloke who makes a primeval groan sound...

    I know a bloke who makes a primeval groan sound whenever he sees a shifter
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