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    If you are talking consistent volume Britons...

    If you are talking consistent volume Britons timber might be the go. Dandenonge.
    Or http://mathewstimber.com.au/
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    My friends has a chunk of copper. I guess you...

    My friends has a chunk of copper. I guess you need to sell your first born to afford that. But it would be the best for heat retension.
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    I have managed to get 3 threaded boxes working....

    I have managed to get 3 threaded boxes working. But a lot of waste wood.

    Little pointers-

    -You need a groove at the bottom of the thread

    -When you start the thread you have the chaser...
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    Perhaps. Am moving house the week after that....

    Perhaps. Am moving house the week after that. Feel I should be panicking.
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    I only worry about perfection in a competition...

    I only worry about perfection in a competition piece as it is the only time people are searching for a flaw. Normally that level of perfection on a functional item is not required and fairly quickly...
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    HEADS UP Might be coming through on Tuesday. Will give you...

    Might be coming through on Tuesday. Will give you a call. :)
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    White maple is nice. And also hard enough to turn...

    White maple is nice. And also hard enough to turn quite thin.
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    I had a few come up in the back yard at Fitzroy...

    I had a few come up in the back yard at Fitzroy in Melbourne.
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    Lime wash doesn't look to good on pine. You sort...

    Lime wash doesn't look to good on pine. You sort of have to go the oak for it to work best. You could do recycled hard wood of some sort. So you would have old nail holes and stuff. Although a table...
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    Older turning tools tend to be carbon steel. OK...

    Older turning tools tend to be carbon steel. OK for turning pine of softer hardwoods. But I wouldn't pay more than $20 for them. Dunno how you tell by just looking. Can tell from sparks off the...
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    Yes. Cheese? Partly for the joke of the name....

    Yes. Cheese? Partly for the joke of the name. Paretly for the white hard wood. One day when its done you will understand.:D
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    Great news. :)

    Great news. :)
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    If I can't get cgeese wood I guess I will use the...

    If I can't get cgeese wood I guess I will use the maple I have in the stash. Its just that cheese wood is part of the joke.:U
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    I did ring them. they haven't got back to me.

    I did ring them. they haven't got back to me.
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    Nobody? Anybody? :)

    Nobody? Anybody? :)
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    Isn't the rocket supposed to go UNDER the cake?

    Isn't the rocket supposed to go UNDER the cake?
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    You better have a go then Cliff. :U (sheesh. I...

    You better have a go then Cliff. :U

    (sheesh. I was, like, BUSY. :q:cool:)
  18. Looks pretty knotty. Bit hard to turn a spindle...

    Looks pretty knotty. Bit hard to turn a spindle that would hold up a table. But maybe lamp bases. Which is what I'm after Is there room for 180 or 200 mm thick spindle blanks around the heart wood?...
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    So sad. Such a loyal dog. Maybe you could make a...

    So sad. Such a loyal dog. Maybe you could make a little draw that slides into the bench somehow. Then she would still be the bench dog. :)
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    Hunting a bit of cheese wood-

    Hunting a bit of cheese wood for a wacky sculpture. Has to be cheese wood cos its part of the thing. Pitosporum Bicolour. Would like a bit at least 300 x 300 x 50mm platter shaped I guess. (Or...
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    I think the burnished look gets lifted up with...

    I think the burnished look gets lifted up with the finish anyway. Or stops the finish even getting it. So that "off the tool" look is a private enjoyment for the turner.

    To get back to some sort...
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    Hmm. Yes it does have the centre as well. Seems...

    Hmm. Yes it does have the centre as well. Seems to have an area about as big as a 1 cent piece that is all one tone. I'm not counting the rings though. I already have a head ache. :P The whole "log"...
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    Umm. Why would it have "juvinile" and "adult "...

    Umm. Why would it have "juvinile" and "adult " forms? Does it have a leaf differance? Its not like a butterfly or something. Do you mean when it starts having heartwood AND sap wood?

    I do have a...
  24. On a "normal " lathe gravity is actually helping...

    On a "normal " lathe gravity is actually helping you do the turning as the wood is falling on the tool spo to speak instead of you having to push the tool down.

    But having also done pottery and...
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    Wow. Soooooooo jealous. :U

    Wow. Soooooooo jealous. :U
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    Why thank you? :D How's this one? ...

    Why thank you? :D How's this one?

    http://antitouristic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/fish-head_1781711i.jpg
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    Crap. Wasted all that time cleaning the...

    Crap. Wasted all that time cleaning the windshield at the last petrol station. 5 minutes of my life I won't get back.
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    Pine is fine. If you can do pine well you can do...

    Pine is fine. If you can do pine well you can do anything. :)

    You can do spindles with the deep fluted bowl gouge, but it is a little easier to get a nice curve on coves with a shallower fluted...
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    If they are on face book you get a better...

    If they are on face book you get a better panicked response to complaints.
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    It is hard to get both sides of a cove working...

    It is hard to get both sides of a cove working like a mirror image. Could be just a subtle angle change. Rubbing the bevel to hard. Or scraping instead of cutting. Well done persisting with spindle...
  31. Thanks guys. Ideas taking shape. :D

    Thanks guys. Ideas taking shape. :D
  32. Yes, but that's not the shaft-less ones.

    Yes, but that's not the shaft-less ones.
  33. Ah. OK. Lots of opportunity for fiddling with at...

    Ah. OK. Lots of opportunity for fiddling with at the dinner table. :U
  34. Hmm. I have done thread cutting, but not all...

    Hmm. I have done thread cutting, but not all woods can take those threads. Maybe one of those thread cutting sets from carbatech that they have for rustic chairs.
  35. So how do others do those shaftless crush grind pepper mills? Any tips?

    I bought some recently thinking they would be fun, but am scratching my head about how to best use them. Have some half baked ideas, but also some questions.

    How does one refill the pepper? Is the...
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    I often wonder why wood turning isn't called wood...

    I often wonder why wood turning isn't called wood sanding. But I guess no one would want to do it then. :D

    I do like your vase. Casting it like that makes great use of the contrast of the sap...
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    A travelling bible stand. so it can be open but...

    A travelling bible stand. so it can be open but not flat?
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    Hmm. Start of something interesting. :U

    Hmm. Start of something interesting. :U
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    Yes. it was just a suggestion. :C

    Yes. it was just a suggestion. :C
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    I think you are right Issatree. Was on ebay,...

    I think you are right Issatree. Was on ebay, although the pic isn't available any more. Here it is assembled.
    ...
  41. Thread: My Apologies.

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    No worries. We knew what you were talking about....

    No worries. We knew what you were talking about. :) So what are you going to make with it?
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    One perk of volunteering is not having to wait in...

    One perk of volunteering is not having to wait in the cue to buy your ticket. And you get to stand around chatting feeling like you are part of the show. :) ( and stash you purchases so you don't...
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    Jap cherry would be a bit of a waste in a...

    Jap cherry would be a bit of a waste in a chopping board I reckon.. Get some reg gum and tassie oak to go with the yellow box maybe? Or spotted gum?
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    The growth rings don't look strong enough for jap...

    The growth rings don't look strong enough for jap cedar. Maybe I'll cross paths with you on Friday too. The SA turners seem to have a lot of Juniper from my few trips to SATurn. Haven't seen it in...
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    What do you mean "stain" I would not haqve though...

    What do you mean "stain" I would not haqve though steam would stain anything. Or has it removed the colour in that patch?
  46. That's what those weekends are great for. There...

    That's what those weekends are great for. There is something about being in a room full of people turning that just gets you turning.
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    Is that t'day? Arrrrrrrrr!

    Is that t'day? Arrrrrrrrr!
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    Looks interesting that's for sure. Just need to...

    Looks interesting that's for sure. Just need to get a motor on to it. :) It the tail spur a "dead center" ? Does the drive spur screw off? Is there a morse taper under there?
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    I've taken to writing the date I put the globe in...

    I've taken to writing the date I put the globe in on the base. They really don't seem to last as long as the box says. Curiously none have "blown" since I did that. :hmm:
  50. A men's shed might be the go. You might have to...

    A men's shed might be the go. You might have to go too. :)

    Kids can do some amazing stuff. ...
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