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    Well, what a day, apparently canít go to the...

    Well, what a day, apparently canít go to the beach, but Bunnings car park is at least half full so Iím ďisolatingĒ which isnít unknown territory. So I managed to blow up one machine and melted a part...
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    Yeah I know what you mean Poundy, well spotted...

    Yeah I know what you mean Poundy, well spotted :2tsup: I’m not too perturbed though as I’m using some wonderful swirly grained birdseye Huon that I’ve had laying around for ages. With the thought of...
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    Getting ready for hubs and spokes 470500

    Getting ready for hubs and spokes

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    I know where everything is :cool: 470348 ...

    I know where everything is :cool:
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    WTFork :)
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    So much to do, so little time 470033 Roughed...

    So much to do, so little time
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    Roughed out some large wheels
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    Early pairing up of forks and frames
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    Early pairing up of forks and wheels
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    The little production line, the last blue...

    The little production line, the last blue applied, spoke holes drilled and some have the last sanding off done. Even put a coat of varnish on a couple...a long way to go yet!

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    Feathers and eyes :gaah:

    Feathers and eyes :gaah:
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    468637 Argh yeah :fish:

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    Argh yeah :fish:
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    Another two roughed out and my weapons of choice...

    Another two roughed out and my weapons of choice for this job that is if I ever get round to getting a new shaft for my Foredom, Until then I'll probably burn out Dremel number four :rolleyes:
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    Rough blending of the segments of another three ...

    Rough blending of the segments of another three

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    Marking out spoke positions for the ones that've...

    Marking out spoke positions for the ones that've scooted ahead a bit. They're millimetre perfectish.

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    Wonder if anyone has noticed the wheels aren't round :rolleyes:
  16. Looks great Dannormal! I like the way you build,...

    Looks great Dannormal! I like the way you build, not sure about the paint job on the slat ends though :rolleyes: but it seems to work in well anyway. Have you tried a wire (I like brass) rotary wheel...
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    468190 Glue is set, pretty happy with the...

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    Glue is set, pretty happy with the segment connections, now on to blending one into the other which is one of the more enjoyable things to do in life.
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    Beautiful stuff Josh. I can understand why people...

    Beautiful stuff Josh. I can understand why people would like to ride them, it looks like you know how to shape a "functional" surfboard too
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    468133 Tuned up the steering heads and stems.

    468133 Tuned up the steering heads and stems.
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    I joined up some trailing wheels today. Here's...

    I joined up some trailing wheels today. Here's the setup pre-epoxy.

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    I applied pressure to the joints with masking tape...

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    ...or alternatively used some bent nails and a few...
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    I've decided to bail out of my first attempt at...

    I've decided to bail out of my first attempt at the forks...well not completely as some may find their way home yet. Another search with a different eye came up with a few possibilities but still not...
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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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