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  1. Thread: Jewellery Box

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    Hi Treecycle, I actually bought a 6mm router bit...

    Hi Treecycle, I actually bought a 6mm router bit from Bunnings to do the rebate.
  2. Thread: Jewellery Box

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    Thanks Vern, and yes you are correct. Very...

    Thanks Vern, and yes you are correct. Very thankful for the opportunity to acquire this timber as I love working with it.
    Cheers Nev.
  3. Thread: Jewellery Box

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    Thanks Cefn, I'll keep that advice in mind for...

    Thanks Cefn,

    I'll keep that advice in mind for the next one.

    Cheers Nev.
  4. Thread: Jewellery Box

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    Thanks Crocy, Yes, they do and I bought them...

    Thanks Crocy,
    Yes, they do and I bought them from Timbecon.

    Cheers Nev.
  5. Thread: Jewellery Box

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    Thanks Angela.

    Thanks Angela.
  6. Thread: Jewellery Box

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    Hi Rex, The name was done by an engraver shop. I...

    Hi Rex,
    The name was done by an engraver shop. I tried a couple of times but the result was prettyordinary. I know my limitations and have used the engraver before to do the name on her sisters box...
  7. Thread: Jewellery Box

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    Thanks everyone for those kind words, much...

    Thanks everyone for those kind words, much appreciated.

    Regards,
    Nev
  8. Thread: Jewellery Box

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    Thanks Double D.

    Thanks Double D.
  9. Thread: Jewellery Box

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    Jewellery Box

    Hi All,

    Attached are a few images of a jewellery box I was asked to make for my mates daughters 21st birthday. She is no 22..... https://d1r5wj36adg1sk.cloudfront.net/images/smilies/sad/shock.gif....
  10. Thread: More Lychee

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    Hi Neil, Yes, I found that also. Shame it...

    Hi Neil,

    Yes, I found that also. Shame it doesn't stay the same colour when you first mill it.

    Cheers Nev
  11. Thread: More Lychee

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    Yes Fumbler, that would do the piece justice......

    Yes Fumbler, that would do the piece justice......
  12. Thread: More Lychee

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    More Lychee

    Slabbed up some more Lychee over the weekend. Some really nice colours and grain in this log. Can only think that this tree has better colour than the last due to the soil it was growing in.
  13. Thread: Lychee slabs

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    Yes, I heard also that a woodturning demonstrator...

    Yes, I heard also that a woodturning demonstrator had trouble turning this timber. Was thinking more of using it in furniture of some kind.
    Looks like I got my work cut out for me.....
  14. Thread: Lychee slabs

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    Lychee slabs

    Hi Folks,

    Dusted off the Stihl 090 and gave her a workout on a Lychee log that I acquired from my neighbour.
    Found the timber to be quite dense but has some beautiful grain and colours when...
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    Boxes look great. Can I ask what your preferred...

    Boxes look great.
    Can I ask what your preferred finish will be for these boxes please?

    I am currently in the process of making a jewelry box and looking for ideas.

    Cheers.
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    Thanks Mapleman, Nicest wood I've seen In a...

    Thanks Mapleman,

    Nicest wood I've seen In a while...….
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    Hi Qwertyu, I have my camphor slabs up against...

    Hi Qwertyu,

    I have my camphor slabs up against a wall with a sticker between them, slabs are approx. 3" thick with no problems.

    Regards,
    Nev
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Thanks for the pics Mapleman, can see a few faces...

    Thanks for the pics Mapleman, can see a few faces in those slabs.
    Have been an admirer of your posts over the years.
    Absolutely luv the grain and colours you get in CL.
    Very rare to see a CL...
  21. Thread: AWTEX sortie

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    Congratulations Powderpost, they look amazing.

    Congratulations Powderpost, they look amazing.
  22. Thread: Another box.

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    Hi Tas, Love the timber and workmanship in this...

    Hi Tas,
    Love the timber and workmanship in this box, thanks for posting.
  23. Thread: New mill

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    New mill

    Hi all,

    Haven't posted in a while as I have been busy fabricating and testing a new mill based on the Norwood Portamill design.

    A few modifications were made after the initial trial namely the...
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    Thanks Hungry, Yes I forgot to mention the...

    Thanks Hungry,

    Yes I forgot to mention the finish. The Yarran is a very dense timer and sands very well. I sanded the entire box to 400 grit and gave it 4 coats of 50% lacquer while wet sanding to...
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    Thanks for the feedback regarding the feet,...

    Thanks for the feedback regarding the feet, photographs and the internals of the box. The actual layout of the internals was at the request of the recipient but will explore other options in future...
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    21st Birthday Present

    Hi all,

    A friend of mine's daughter asked me to make her a jewellery box when she was 19 and now she will be 21 in 4 weeks time. I told her it would take me a while but I'm sure she didn't think...
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    Hi Vern, Your design skills and craftsmanship...

    Hi Vern,

    Your design skills and craftsmanship are an inspiration.

    Cheers,
    Nev
  28. Thread: Timber ID

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    Timber ID

    Hi Folks,

    Another timber identification to tantalise your taste buds.
    This piece was picked up at the local dump in Rockhampton.
    I would classify it as a semi-hardwood with a nice tight grain.
    ...
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    Thanks for your input malb, I will certainly be...

    Thanks for your input malb, I will certainly be giving this information to the mechanic as well.....

    Cheers,

    Nev
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    Thanks for your reply BOBL, The air filter in...

    Thanks for your reply BOBL,

    The air filter in the saw is virtually brand new & quite clean.
    The saw runs well when upright, but I did notice a bit of fuel leaking when it was on its side & I'm...
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    Thanks for your reply Rob, A coupe of things I...

    Thanks for your reply Rob,
    A coupe of things I forgot to add in my original post, that being:
    1. I replaced the spark plug
    2. The retired mechanic replaced the rings (not the piston)
    ...
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    Stihl won't start

    Hi all,

    You may remember a while back I posted a thread about a Stihl 090 which was given to me for use as a slabbing saw.
    Well I tracked down a retired mechanic who replaced the piston,...
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    Magnificent box, would like to know the finish...

    Magnificent box, would like to know the finish you used.

    Cheers.
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    Thanks Vern, I think it was by good luck...

    Thanks Vern,

    I think it was by good luck rather than good management.

    Nev.
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    Hi Neil, The edges of the box were stained and...

    Hi Neil,

    The edges of the box were stained and thanks for the comments.
    PM sent with contact details.

    Cheers,
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    Yet another box

    Hi all,

    Have been a bit quiet of late as far as producing anything worthwhile off the lathe, however thought I would post a few pictures of a small box I made for a young lady at work who will be...
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    Fantastic work Vern, you are definetly in the...

    Fantastic work Vern, you are definetly in the master craftsman category in my opinion.:2tsup:
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    Wow, that's 23 minutes roughly for each one,...

    Wow, that's 23 minutes roughly for each one, that's a cracking pace.
    I would have found it hard to keep interested after the first dozen, well done.
  39. Thread: Wall piece

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    Great execution and design, really well...

    Great execution and design, really well done.:clap3:
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    Nice work, like it alot.

    Nice work, like it alot.
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    Thanks Rod, Appreciate the advice and the...

    Thanks Rod,

    Appreciate the advice and the websites.
    Still very keen to get this saw up and rung to see what it can do.

    Cheers,

    Nev
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    Looking forward to the result when Bit...

    Looking forward to the result when Bit dissapointed gets the 090 sorted. RM[/QUOTE]

    Hi RM,

    I keep you posted.

    Cheers
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    Good story Allan, thanks for posting. I guess...

    Good story Allan, thanks for posting.

    I guess it's a case where we should never settle on one persons diagnosis, same goes for medical issues etc.
    My next step will be to take it to a retired...
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    Thanks for the comments, You have given me...

    Thanks for the comments,

    You have given me some hope that maybe I can get this saw back up to the power needed for what I want it to do.
    More investigation needed down the track.

    Cheers,
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    I did enquire as to how clapped out it was and...

    I did enquire as to how clapped out it was and the reply was that it had no power under load, certainly not enough to run a 36" bar and possibly cutting a 75tk slab at approx. 800 wide.
    They are a...
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    Bit dissapointed

    Hi all,

    A mate of mine finally gave me his Stihl 090 muscle saw that I had been pestering him about for years.
    He dropped it off and after a few tries we got the saw going and tested it out on a...
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    At first glance I thought it may be peltophorum,...

    At first glance I thought it may be peltophorum, certainly looks similar to some I have at here.

    Cheers,
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    Hi Akuntz, Very impressive, they all look...

    Hi Akuntz,

    Very impressive, they all look fantastic.:brava
    Yet to do segmented work, hopefully they will turn out as good as that.

    Cheers,
    Nev.
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    Hi Vern, Looks pretty damn smick, nice amount...

    Hi Vern,

    Looks pretty damn smick, nice amount of detailing, like it a lot.
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    Thanks for posting photos, nice timber. Might be...

    Thanks for posting photos, nice timber.
    Might be time to shout yourself a new tape measure.:)
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