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    Knowing hardly anything about green turning and...

    Knowing hardly anything about green turning and bark here is some of my observations and some might like to reply if I'm correct in my thinking. I have turned come small bowls out of local green...
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    Thanks for the link Neil and if I continue to go...

    Thanks for the link Neil and if I continue to go down this path then will have to look further into it. So far I've turned a few more of these and have managed to get down to just under 3mm but it is...
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    Thanks for the reply. I haven't had experience in...

    Thanks for the reply. I haven't had experience in wet turning or how bark behaves. I have turned 3 of these mostly for the challenge and after watching a Japanese woodturner on utube. My observations...
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    Keeping the bark on

    Just turned this flower out of a no name wood that was green its 200mm high. It was turned 2 days ago and now the bark rim is separating. I covered the bark and the edged with super glue at the time...
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    Thanks Andy, I'm going to try a couple and see...

    Thanks Andy, I'm going to try a couple and see how I go.
  6. I recently bought the Woodfast Midi from Carrolls...

    I recently bought the Woodfast Midi from Carrolls and after giving it a lot of use I must say I'm quite impressed. I have mounted it on a good solid timber bed and use it mostly for smaller spindle...
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    Thanks Mick, I will most likely give them a go as...

    Thanks Mick, I will most likely give them a go as I'm nearing replacement time on some of my P&N's. I have recently bought a couple of Hamlets which I'm also
    finding quite good. As far as sharpening...
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    Crown Cryogenic Steel woodturning chisels

    Looking at an ad for the above chisels. Does anybody have any comments regarding same. Thanks
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    Thanks for the comments, Robo Hippy video...

    Thanks for the comments, Robo Hippy video explained a lot. I've been given a few chunks of green pine so I'm off to practice.
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    Thanks for replying, the video sheds some light...

    Thanks for replying, the video sheds some light on scrapers.
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    Thanks China, I'll keep catching until I get it...

    Thanks China, I'll keep catching until I get it right.
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    Multi tip scrapers

    I've been looking at some utube videos (mostly american turners) and they seem to use multi tip scrapers a lot. Hamlet have one with 3 tips for $107. Are they worth having, I dont seem to be able to...
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    I ended up buying a Woodfast midi lathe form...

    I ended up buying a Woodfast midi lathe form Carrolls, it's the same as the Rikon with a different badge and colour. So far its a great bit of kit and works well with all the small stuff and my Nova...
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    Thanks Biggus for your reply.

    Thanks Biggus for your reply.
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    Thanks Moby, I must of been thinking camera or...

    Thanks Moby, I must of been thinking camera or just big fingers.
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    Rikon Lathe 70-220 VSR

    I currently have Nova 3000 Lathe and I'm finding my passion in turning seems to lie in producing lidded boxes of all sorts of designs and sizes so would like a variable speed lathe. The Nikon reads...
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    This may be of interest to you, I started...

    This may be of interest to you, I started woodturning with an old lathe and some how to books but found it hard going with lots of frustration and almost gave it away. It was suggested that I get...
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    Thanks Willy, It's not patchy I just sat it on a...

    Thanks Willy, It's not patchy I just sat it on a chair in the kitchen and took it with my phone, not the best light.
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    Jarrah Burl Bowl and Curly Jarrah Bowl

    2 of my latest efforts a Jarrah burl bowl 280mm and a Curly Jarrah Bowl 300mm. Both finished in Rustins Danish Oil
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    Small Platter 280mm

    I turned this today out of a blank given to me by Ian Artlett, it is Brigalow a very attractive timber and hard as.
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    Thanks for the reply Kuffy I'll give that a go.

    Thanks for the reply Kuffy I'll give that a go.
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    Finishing Victorian Ash cutting boards

    I was given some Victorian Ash cutting boards made up of laminated strips that I had to finish off. I sanded them out to 300 and the finished off with Ubeaut food safe oil rubbed in. I only did one...
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  24. Thread: Record chisels

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    [QUOTE=Willy Nelson;2075832]Further, I always...

    [QUOTE=Willy Nelson;2075832]Further, I always find the European chisel handles are too short, , too small diameter and they are a lightweight, soft wood. I don't think think I have overly large...
  25. Thread: Record chisels

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    Thanks for the replies, I was just looking into...

    Thanks for the replies, I was just looking into different types and with P&N not making woodturning chisels anymore I was looking to the future when I have to change.
  26. Thread: Record chisels

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    Record chisels

    Can anyone give me their opinion on Record turning chisels.
    Thanks
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    If Minirichie is harder than Osage then I think I...

    If Minirichie is harder than Osage then I think I will get a metalworking lathe and make steel bowls. :U
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    Thanks Neil, I've sealed a small amount now I'll...

    Thanks Neil, I've sealed a small amount now I'll give it a go, if nothing else it will give me some practice at green turning.
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    Wattle (Acacia_longifolia) Coastal Wattle

    Today I've been given a few green logs of the above timber, just cut down today. I've sealed the ends, so has anyone turned this that could give me any comments regards suitability for turning....
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    Thanks for the replies, it would seem that...

    Thanks for the replies, it would seem that patience and sharp tools are the go. It will be a challenge for another day when I have both, now where's a softer piece of wood.
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    Osage Orange Turning

    I have a disc of Osage that I have had for about 15 years and never haveing turned this wood thought I would have a go. I swear if I had a piece of steel handy I could have turned it easier. This bit...
  32. Thread: Struggling

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    Just a suggestion, when I started out and after...

    Just a suggestion, when I started out and after about a year of reading tutorials and having a go I decided to to find somewhere to do a course in woodturning. I ended up doing a course with Neil at...
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    Thanks I'll try them.

    Thanks I'll try them.
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    Thanks again for all the replies, I have learned...

    Thanks again for all the replies, I have learned a lot off the comments, I'm not deterred and will have another go next time all the wiser.
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    Can you tell me where you buy the cutters, Thanks

    Can you tell me where you buy the cutters, Thanks
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    Fumbler, That was the plan. Ted, It's a big...

    Fumbler, That was the plan.
    Ted, It's a big learning curve. I'll see what I can do with some of it in the next couple of days, there are about 4 that look like they may be OK. All wont be lost if it...
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    Green Log processing

    I need some advise regards working with green logs.
    Yesterday I was give come gum logs that were felled in the morning and I picked it up a couple of hours later. I cut out the pith then cut into...
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    Its a steel cutter, I'll try the diamond hone on...

    Its a steel cutter, I'll try the diamond hone on the bevel.
    Thanks
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    Thanks for the replies, the outer face is flat...

    Thanks for the replies, the outer face is flat while the inner is beveled into the centre and held in place by a screw.
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    Sharpening Circular cutters

    Can anyone please tell me how to go about sharpening the small circular cutters on a Munro chisel.
    Thanks
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    Thanks for all your replies, it's good to get...

    Thanks for all your replies, it's good to get feedback and comments for the work.
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    Paul39, The offcut is way to small for tool...

    Paul39, The offcut is way to small for tool handles as the finished bowl is only 170mm
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    I'm not familiar with an olive smell, having...

    I'm not familiar with an olive smell, having worked with paint all my life my sense of smell is not good but my wife thought it might have smelt faintly of olive.
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    Finished Olive Bowl

    This is the finished bowl at 170mm.
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    Never heard of Robinia, If i have success I will...

    Never heard of Robinia, If i have success I will post a pic of the finished article.
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    Yep, the flatter one on the right on screen is...

    Yep, the flatter one on the right on screen is the Sassafras.
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    Thanks for the replies, it has great grain it's...

    Thanks for the replies, it has great grain it's going to be interesting.
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    The one on the right is Sassafras, not sure what...

    The one on the right is Sassafras, not sure what the other one is. They are both finished in Shellawax which is also 12 years old. The photo dosen't do justice to the one on the left, it is all an...
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    Turning again at last

    After a 12 year break from turning I'm back into it again. I thought it might be difficult after such a long time but it wasn't as hard as I thought. Sharpening the chisels is another story though...
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    Identify this wood

    Can anyone please identify this wood, I've had it lying around for 12 years and have lost track of it's identity. This is just the off cut from the blank I'm about to turn a small bowl from.
    Thanks
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