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    Ill give a thumbs up to the woodfast calipers, a...

    Ill give a thumbs up to the woodfast calipers, a great design Jim.
  2. Thread: Unusual Wattle.

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    Nice looking wood crocy, nice little vases too. I...

    Nice looking wood crocy, nice little vases too. I would try turning one or two of the bowls green and see how they behave. Either turn to final thickness and let them move or leave thick enough to re...
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    I read a book written by one of the early...

    I read a book written by one of the early pioneers in my area, James Fenton. He wrote the book as an old man, around 1900, and it related to the opening up of this area in the mid 1800's. There's no...
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    That looks brilliant smiife. Often not a great...

    That looks brilliant smiife. Often not a great lover of coloured turnings but that one really works, well done.

    Tony
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    Thanks smiife, appreciate the comment. Looking...

    Thanks smiife, appreciate the comment. Looking forward to your next piece.




    Thanks Neil, I appreciate your comments.



    Thanks Splinterz, I like working with the natural "faults" in a...
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    Great work as always Derek. I really like the...

    Great work as always Derek. I really like the walnut box, simple shape and a beautiful piece of wood.

    Tony
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    G'day Skew, thanks for the comments. I have...

    G'day Skew, thanks for the comments.
    I have posted a couple of pieces with faults like this and I am well aware of the consequences if one comes apart when turning. Each piece like this is assessed...
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    Blackwood hollow form

    Turned this green several months ago and finished it recently. The wood came form a dead tree on a mates place and the finished article will be going back to its original owner. Used both a Rolly...
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    My word that's a classy piece Neil, thanks for...

    My word that's a classy piece Neil, thanks for posting.
    I consider my original piece a bit of an experiment and posted it to see what comments it generated. In that context I am happy for others to...
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    The lathe is the dirtiest thing in the shed by...

    The lathe is the dirtiest thing in the shed by far and that includes the toilet, wash basin and the playboy calendar. For that reason I move my lathe out of the shed to turn. Still get some dust and...
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    Wow, that's an interesting piece Jim, thanks for...

    Wow, that's an interesting piece Jim, thanks for posting the pictures. Turning that wouldn't be easy and getting a good finish on the inside even harder. I'm sure there are all sorts of...
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    Great looking bench Lance and nicely detailed...

    Great looking bench Lance and nicely detailed write up. Thanks for posting.

    Tony
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    I found Jim's story interesting and thought one...

    I found Jim's story interesting and thought one or two other turners may appreciate it. I can appreciate Jim feeling a bit uneasy about this, I expect I would if the tables were turned. But at the...
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    My stud finder has a metal setting and I always...

    My stud finder has a metal setting and I always run it over used timber. It has picked up some reasonable small broken nails and hasn't missed anything yet.
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    Nice work Doug. A lot of people don't pay enough...

    Nice work Doug. A lot of people don't pay enough attention to the feng shui of their bench.

    Tony
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    Good score smiife. Some feedback after you have...

    Good score smiife. Some feedback after you have "taken it for a spin" would be interesting.

    Tony
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    Another brilliant Keith, I am in awe of your...

    Another brilliant Keith, I am in awe of your patience and skills. Im not a model builder myself but I do like to follow your builds.

    Tony
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    G'day Jim. I turned the outside first then turned...

    G'day Jim. I turned the outside first then turned the inside in small steps taking each step to final thickness before moving on.

    Tony
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    That's a spectacular piece of wood and...

    That's a spectacular piece of wood and beautifully turned. Thanks for showing.

    Tony
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    Neil, What would be the approximate cost to us...

    Neil, What would be the approximate cost to us for an annual subscription and then not have to endure the advertising.

    Tony
  21. Thread: Emerging bowls

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    They look like a fun little project smiife, nice...

    They look like a fun little project smiife, nice piece of wood as well. Our wives can be our harshest critics.

    Tony
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    Thanks AB, sometimes an idea works, sometimes its...

    Thanks AB, sometimes an idea works, sometimes its firewood. As your image shows, there is not much that hasn't been done before.

    Tony
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    Thank you all for your comments guys, glad you...

    Thank you all for your comments guys, glad you liked it.

    Alan, I mounted the piece between centres and turned a tenon then mounted in the chuck. Despite the appearance of the base the tenon was...
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    A wing and a prayer

    Ive had the idea for a winged vase but have been waiting for a suitable piece of timber. This branch came from hacking the dead wood out of one of the garden shrubs, one of the Hakea's. This is what...
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    Ian, Like a number of others, I would also...

    Ian, Like a number of others, I would also appreciate any information you are willing to pass on. I have looked at a few u-tubes and they seem light on for details in some of the areas you seem to...
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    Love your work Ian. I would really like to build...

    Love your work Ian. I would really like to build a coffin smother based on one of your builds but my wife reckons I already have about 10 years of projects in front of me. Hope you are still watching...
  27. Thread: Silky Oak Bowl.

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    Thats a good story Cliff and a nice bowl. Thanks...

    Thats a good story Cliff and a nice bowl. Thanks for posting.

    Tony
  28. Thread: Silky Oak Bowl.

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    Im not a farce booker either, would like to have...

    Im not a farce booker either, would like to have seen a bowl that you put that amount of work into.

    Tony
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    Thats a nice piece Derek and the finish suits it....

    Thats a nice piece Derek and the finish suits it. I like the effect of the natural edge and voids, give it character.

    Tony
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    They've come up nicely Derek, a fun little...

    They've come up nicely Derek, a fun little project.

    Tony
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    The doors look fantastic Dom. Have really enjoyed...

    The doors look fantastic Dom. Have really enjoyed following the build of both the shed and doors. It must give you huge satisfaction now that is is nearly compete, a brilliant job and thanks for...
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    Those rests look good, I'd like to do the same....

    Those rests look good, I'd like to do the same. How did you bend them.
    Tony
  33. Thread: Resin burl box

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    Nice work smiife. The threads look to have cut...

    Nice work smiife. The threads look to have cut very cleanly, what tool did you use to turn them.

    Tony
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    A couple of very nice looking bowls there AB,...

    A couple of very nice looking bowls there AB, interesting wood, well turned and well finished. Like Skew my preference would be for the thinner bowl.
    Tony
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    Check the trunions on which the table tilts to...

    Check the trunions on which the table tilts to make sure they are not broken.
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    Ill second the beautiful work comment, thanks for...

    Ill second the beautiful work comment, thanks for posting Derek. Will be interested to hear how you go in the furniture competition. No doubt there'll be other high standard work there.

    Tony
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    I am a big fan of crushgrind, as are family and...

    I am a big fan of crushgrind, as are family and friends I have given pepper grinders to. I ground an old metal file to cut the internal recess, otherwise you can buy a purpose made tool.
    Tony
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    Thanks for that, I meant to ask. Seriously,...

    Thanks for that, I meant to ask.

    Seriously, that picture shows it off even better.

    Tony
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    Thanks Neil, understand what your saying. Tony

    Thanks Neil, understand what your saying.

    Tony
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    Thanks Neil, appreciate the comments. Do you know...

    Thanks Neil, appreciate the comments. Do you know how a wax finish works on huon.

    Tony
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    That's a very nice bit of turning there smiife,...

    That's a very nice bit of turning there smiife, the finish looks outstanding.
    Tony
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    Nice work Mark, what are you using to blue the...

    Nice work Mark, what are you using to blue the bare metal?

    Tony
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    Huon picture frame finish

    Have made a huon pine picture frame and want a finish that will give a lustrous look and not darken the wood significantly. I was thinking of using with traditional wax. Does anyone have experience...
  44. Thread: Vase

    by tony_A
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    I agree with Pauls comments above but do...

    I agree with Pauls comments above but do appreciate you showing the brass leaf. That is an eye catching effect. One of those cases where your probably not sure what wood is going to work with it...
  45. Thread: Opinion poll

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    1 then 3. I like their flowing curves and small...

    1 then 3. I like their flowing curves and small base. Like the delicate finial on 3.
    Tony
  46. Thread: Danish oil

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    I like Rustins DO also, seems to polymerise fine...

    I like Rustins DO also, seems to polymerise fine in our balmy Tassie winters.
    Tony
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    That's a beautifully figured piece of wood and...

    That's a beautifully figured piece of wood and very well finished. I can see why you would be pleased with it, well done.

    Tony
  48. Id be willing to bet my left nut that the Wadkin...

    Id be willing to bet my left nut that the Wadkin lathe uses a British Whitworth thread, my saw does. The main difference between the British threads and UNC, UNF, metric is the thread angle. BSW...
  49. G'day Rob, hope you ended up sorting the cat...

    G'day Rob, hope you ended up sorting the cat problem.

    On my lathe its the flat surface on the back of the chuck and adaptor registering against the flat surface behind the thread on the lathe...
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    Regardless of which way you go you need to work...

    Regardless of which way you go you need to work out whether you want the timber quarter sawn back sawn. Dont know what the characteristics of London Plane are but some timbers are prone to cupping...
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