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    I think I'll head for a razer tip. You can get a...

    I think I'll head for a razer tip. You can get a handle for it that allows you to screw in tips (which they sell in sets or individually) and also allows you to make your own. It's more expensive,...
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    ARGAH I wrote it all, hit the "post" and it said...

    ARGAH I wrote it all, hit the "post" and it said "unable to post, try again later". I waited a few moments, hit "post" again and this is what happened :(
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    I'm sorry, are recommendations of tools not...

    I'm sorry, are recommendations of tools not allowed?
  4. I'm an artist and an art teacher, but new to...

    I'm an artist and an art teacher, but new to pyrography - so I'll just talk about art :)
    Buy an art journal (cheap shop, not art shop!) and some 2b pencils and draw every day for 30 days. Be...
  5. Thread: Pyrography

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    Jim I so wish I were close enough. I've been...

    Jim I so wish I were close enough. I've been haunting your website but it's not the same as holding the pen in your hand!
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    New to the art of pyrography

    I first bought one of those cheap ones - you know, the ones that when they arrive you realise you just bought a soldering iron ;)<br><br>So I bought the second cheap one&nbsp; - the unbranded red...
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    Sure.
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  8. Help needed with spinning wheel bobbins - Sunshine Coast QLD please :)

    It has been so long since I have done any woodwork I don't suppose anyone here remembers me!

    I stopped turning when my mum died and we moved to the Sunshine Coast - sold my lathe and tools (silly...
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    Thank you CeeTee. I bought a lump of QLD maple...

    Thank you CeeTee. I bought a lump of QLD maple for the body and a lovely piece of huon pine for the soundboard (please tell me that HP is fine for soundboards?)

    I'll give Trevor a call...
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    I'll stick to Australian wood if I can. As...

    I'll stick to Australian wood if I can.

    As for the rosette I'll simplify that! I have a dremel and have done a little carving with it. I might even make it as a separate bit and fit it in,...
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    What's LMI? Thanks for the replies. ...

    What's LMI?

    Thanks for the replies.

    Something like this is what I have in mind, only different shape without a waist

    Building a Medieval Vielle Fiddle or Renaissance Fiddle
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    what timber and where to get it (Brisbane)

    I want to make a teardrop sort of instrument for my friend to play at medieval fairs. She plays the uke, so I'm going to string and tune it the same. What timber do I use for the sides, so I can...
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    X posted - What paint to use?

    I want to decorate my harp with some scrolls and leaves on the soundboard. The finish is shellac with estapol over the top.

    What sort of paint should I use? I was going to use acrylic.
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    What paint to use?

    I want to decorate my harp with some scrolls and leaves on the soundboard. The finish is shellac with estopol over the top.

    What sort of paint should I use? I was going to use acrylic.

    Thanks!
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    Want to buy some carving...

    I bought a harp, she's a pretty little harp, but she does have 3 rather ugly screws showing on her column.

    I'd like someone to make some little carvings for me to purchase to glue onto her so...
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    I've been here, just not turning! Building some...

    I've been here, just not turning! Building some birdy gyms for parrots, other then that, making soap and running a choir.

    :)
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    I know! I can't believe how lovely they are. ...

    I know! I can't believe how lovely they are. They sat in the shed for about 2 years waiting for me, and ZAM! Tony has them done in ONE day!!! What a wonderful job he did too. :)
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    OMG I can't believe you made them already - and...

    OMG I can't believe you made them already - and so BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you so much!

    I won't be able to pick up on the weekend as I have a workshop tomorrow and a concert on Sunday, then I have...
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    FREE bits and pieces give away - Brisbane

    I have some pen kits (probably cheap ones) and magnifying glass kits and, I don't know, there might be a keyring or two in there.

    I'm in Norman Park, Brisbane. They are yours if you want to pick...
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    I phoned Bretts where I bought it and they said...

    I phoned Bretts where I bought it and they said that with the cheaper saws there is some setting up to make it true. So I guess I get some cheap timber from Bunnings so I don't waste any more of my...
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    mitre saw not mitrering?

    I bought an electric mitre saw. All I ask it to do is cut 45deg so I can put 4 together to make a frame.

    It has a lazer rule thing on it, I measured up my timber and made the cuts, but when I put...
  22. Thank you Bev - did you stay high and dry? I...

    Thank you Bev - did you stay high and dry?

    I haven't touched my lathe in over a year. I feel guilty. But I'm selling soap and that's actually working for me. Started late last year, my goal...
  23. Excellent info, thanks! Any idea where I can get...

    Excellent info, thanks! Any idea where I can get bamboo wood?
  24. Help with soap dishes (especially in Brisbane)

    Hope everyone's tools stayed dry!!!

    I make soap. Well, at the moment I make lather because of all the water around. But normally, I make soap.

    Handmade soap tends to melt pretty quick if left...
  25. Thread: Pen blanks

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    QLD.Swap Can't. :( But if no one wants them for free...

    Can't. :(

    But if no one wants them for free I'll be using them for fire wood, and that would be a pity!

    There's hairy oak, sassy, olive, something spalted, some really dark gum and other stuff.
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    QLD.Swap Unfortunately I have a choir thing on all day...

    Unfortunately I have a choir thing on all day tomorrow :(

    I don't want anything for them.

    :)
  27. Thread: Pen blanks

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    QLD.Swap Pen blanks

    I started cleaning out my shed. I have a bucket full of pen blanks, some interesting pieces, nothing too boring.

    I'm in Brisbane, free to whoever wants them. I think maybe there's enough there...
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    As the world turns...

    The world might be turning, but I haven't been.

    Thanks to those who msg me, I'll answer you soon!

    Some of you might know that my partner, Zoe, had a problem with her back. Well, she finally...
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    carving job in Brisbane

    My dog groomer was very upset the other day. Told me that her teenager had broken her antique French bed.

    She needs someone to fix it, and it has carvings on it appearently.

    Anyone in...
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    I'm fine T - bummed that I can't turn. I'll...

    I'm fine T - bummed that I can't turn. I'll forget everything!

    That's a lovely Aussie rustic candle holder!

    The little silky oak one on the blue background, I'm pretty sure it's mine - that...
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    No, but they eat ME! No turning for me until...

    No, but they eat ME!

    No turning for me until autumn.
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    Wood love too - but.... :( grasshoppers....

    Wood love too - but....

    :(

    grasshoppers....
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    Yeah, the only other award I've ever one was one...

    Yeah, the only other award I've ever one was one from the Pennsilvania Family Planning society for a condom wrapper design!!!

    LOL
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    Nah. My agent in Canada does that. She even...

    Nah. My agent in Canada does that. She even pays for the shows in exchange for paying me off for art. Half the time I don't even know what's going on over there. For example, we didn't know that...
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    I couldn't afford the stuff hanging on my walls. ...

    I couldn't afford the stuff hanging on my walls. Just as well I did them myself!

    :D

    I won two prizes at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Vancover (VCon) a week or so ago. ...
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    It looks almost like woven cane pattern! Very...

    It looks almost like woven cane pattern! Very kewl Ad :)
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    Paint it...

    Paint it...
  38. I usually am :) I remember nights when my face...

    I usually am :)

    I remember nights when my face has hurt, and it's because I've been grining like an idiot all day.

    :happyb:
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    In Australia you have a $55,000 tax free bracket...

    In Australia you have a $55,000 tax free bracket before you have to pay tax. Art isn't tax free, I'm afraid.
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    Going out on a limb - could it be spalted mango?

    Going out on a limb - could it be spalted mango?
  41. Thread: Jewelry box

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    How much vibration is there? I thought it was...

    How much vibration is there?

    I thought it was like turning a winged bowl or something when I started the video, but then I realised that it always keeps the edge of the timber on the tool. If you...
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    How do you remove the hotmelt spare piece at the...

    How do you remove the hotmelt spare piece at the end?
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    I'm going to try to cut the stem off under the...

    I'm going to try to cut the stem off under the first bead. I'll cut the bulk of it off using the scroll saw, then see if I can reverse chuck it to end it off.

    Wish me luck :)
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    Oh kewl, I don't have to buy a new wheel then. I...

    Oh kewl, I don't have to buy a new wheel then. I don't know though, maybe a new wheel would be cheaper then diamonds?

    :wink:

    I'm a few blocks from CarbaTec, so I'll see if they have them, if...
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    serrated edges on tools???

    My white stone was no longer white, and it wasn't sharpening well. At the suggestion of another forum member I bought a stone which cleaned it up beautifully! For awhile it also sharpened well...
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    Hughie, that's what I thought, I didn't want to...

    Hughie, that's what I thought, I didn't want to have to go around corners. And I find the shape very pleasing to the touch and the eye too. I have a little bit of Jacaranda here - I have a feeling...
  47. Thread: What now?

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    I didn't glue it. It is a box. The lid was...

    I didn't glue it.

    It is a box. The lid was jammed on the bottom so I could turn the top. It stuck.
  48. Thread: What now?

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    I thought the idea of a jam chuck was for it to...

    I thought the idea of a jam chuck was for it to JAM!
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    Isn't it always the way though - you hold it up...

    Isn't it always the way though - you hold it up and go "hmmmm, it could have been better..."
  50. Thread: Jewelry box

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    Ad, this oval turning is very interesting! Looks...

    Ad, this oval turning is very interesting! Looks like you are enjoying it :)

    Your grand daughter will be pleased :)
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