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    For some maybe , but I like my technology. :)

    For some maybe , but I like my technology. :)
  2. Thread: CBN wheels

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    Slowing down etc, Apparently you can clean with...

    Slowing down etc, Apparently you can clean with WD40 as they get loaded
  3. Thread: Deco II

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    As much as I like the outcome, I do find the...

    As much as I like the outcome, I do find the journey at times tedious. :D
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    Unfortunately, old time bodgers are a thing of...

    Unfortunately, old time bodgers are a thing of the past.
    Samuel Rockall: last of the chair bodgers ó Stuart King.

    Although there are a few who are reviving the craft.

    see here

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  5. Thread: CBN wheels

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    Yeah seen a few of them in my wanderings I...

    Yeah seen a few of them in my wanderings

    I actually have 2 or 3 diamond blades I use to sharpen my graver bits with, might have to expand this set up. The interesting part for me is playing around...
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    The carving is coming along exceptionally well,...

    The carving is coming along exceptionally well, great stuff.
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    interesting

    In my early days I made all the metal parts for spinning wheels, later in wood turning I used to refer to a couple of pottery books that were discussing form and shape. Small world :)
    But most of...
  8. Thread: Camphor

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    Camphor

    Heres one that sat on the shelf for several years , forgotten and long over due for finishing. Amazing thing is it took only 3-4 hours to complete, using a oil finish helps.:D
  9. Thread: CBN wheels

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    The reason for 600 is I have a few tungsten...

    The reason for 600 is I have a few tungsten carbide smallish scraper blades and a 3/8 Tungsten Carbide gouge tip as well. I have a stock of old ceramic metal turning tips rather fragile and the need ...
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    Ha Ha

    Wouldnt you know it I had one come out of the chuck today :U Luckily the tenon was over size 46mm it is now 36mm the right size. I should have taken an image but its still in/on the screw chuck,...
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    lol I have a old Woodfast you can buy

    lol I have a old Woodfast you can buy
  12. Thread: CBN wheels

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    Im looking at fitting CBN to my 200mm AEG ...

    Im looking at fitting CBN to my 200mm AEG grinder probably 120 or 140 with 600 the other
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    sorry missed this in the first answer

    I thinks so as it looks not so hot and they may get worse and a ferrule may cover the worst of it. You can fill the bad ones with coffee grounds new or used I dont it would really matter, using the...
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    With fine cracks CA will be ok and it wont be...

    With fine cracks CA will be ok and it wont be very noticeable. They , the cracks,do look as if its still drying out, might have been a tad wet. But that doesnt help now. :U
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    ferrules

    Yup ferrules are a must unfortunately , but you can make them very fancy to match you're doing. If it any consolation Sheoak cracks for me as well :U
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    this works for me

    All very good comments, sound advice. So I will throw my 2 bobs worth in as well :D

    I turn a few of these bowl thingys and have come up with a few things that work for me and they may work for...
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    What influences you?

    Heres a thought , we produce much of what do by our experiences, what works what doesnt and to some extent others as well.
    I have a some what checkered past with considerable travel involved to...
  18. Thread: "art deco"

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    I have always been attracted to the Art Deco and...

    I have always been attracted to the Art Deco and found it a challenge to get it right. This one I reckon you got it right, well done.
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    Yes and no. I came to grief over the balance so...

    Yes and no. I came to grief over the balance so set it aside till I figured away around it, its still not quite right but at least now I know how to fix it
  20. Thread: Salmon Gum

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    wow

    This is an amazing iece, just love the colour and grain structure. Man it would look great on a spiral piece
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    Vortex, 'time for judgment' hughie

    Well that time is here.
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    Vortex in Camphor Laurel 10 open spirals 22.5cm high by 15cm in dia, oil finish, weight 200gm

    This particular design has been in the back of my mind for...
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    Darn got caught up in the middle of something...

    Darn got caught up in the middle of something and didnt mean to send it as it was only half done. A big edit coming up :D
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    I could probably got for a Timberbits smock. But...

    I could probably got for a Timberbits smock. But it looks to have some sort of turtle neck set, would have to chop that off. My tin box hits 45'C regularly in the summer and push comes to shove I...
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    wood turning smocks

    who here has a wood turning smock? I generally just turn in old work shirts that I have cut down the sleeves on and at this time of the year shorts and thongs as well . Often thought about getting...
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    Thanks , when you pick it up, the texture is...

    Thanks , when you pick it up, the texture is amazing along with the colour. I wouldnt mind a truck full of this species, although with carving it tends to be a bit fluffy, but at the end its very...
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    Kinetic hollow vessel in Blackwood

    Part of a series I did a while ago this one is in Blackwood and oiled. Inspiration for this comes from the Polynesian hand weapons, stands 32cm x 17cm
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    Perhaps not the way I learnt. it was via a chuck...

    Perhaps not the way I learnt. it was via a chuck and a death or glory sort of journey :D. But I agree, its as fail safe as you can ever get on a lathe and it will teach about light touches and their...
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    freebees :)

    Yup for sure
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    imperfections

    It has a few little imperfections which the oil has brought to light. When the oil is fully dry will go back and sort them out, shouldn't take much.
  30. :U Maybe, I had friend who was on acreage in the...

    :U Maybe, I had friend who was on acreage in the Southern Highlands and where Blackwood grows in abundance. When ever he called I went :) and over time he showed what must be the biggest Blackwood...
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    a simple little piece

    Small simple piece in PNG Rosewood, It started out as a hollow vessel with smallish entry and a pierced lace type pattern. A little lapse of attention took care of the lace arrangement and so now we...
  32. very few

    I am Little different as I have virtually no half turned pieces waiting to dry. Just about all that I have is well seasoned and I havent turned a green piece of timber in years
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    Jerry I have an array of them, not all used all...

    Jerry I have an array of them, not all used all the time, some are less aggressive as they are for holding or rather pushing up against near complete or completed pieces.
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    yup

    Yup did the same, actually I have a few of them very handy item
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    Sheoak/hairy oak logs | Other Home & Garden |...

    Sheoak/hairy oak logs | Other Home & Garden | Gumtree Australia Toowoomba Surrounds - Millmerran | 1300590326

    Live edge Hairy oak timber | Building Materials | Gumtree Australia Hawkesbury Area -...
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    Just hairy oak anything I think for me. :D

    Just hairy oak anything I think for me. :D
  38. Lol timber storage, now theres something we all...

    Lol timber storage, now theres something we all have to deal with and the only really certain thing is that, if not now, then at some point this hoard will be greater than our life span. My wife...
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    been there Tony, Jerry I have something similar...

    been there Tony, Jerry I have something similar that goes on the tailstock for rogue blanks
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    I have one at the back that wont talk to me :U
  41. Down the south coast currently have a rental...

    Down the south coast currently have a rental property in Shell Harbour. That will be our temporary spot when we move while the rural thing is sort out. It will be in that general area.
    Lol yes the...
  42. Well the reality for us is that we are heading...

    Well the reality for us is that we are heading eventually to a rural life style, we are done with the city and its so called life.
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    finishes O.B's shine juice

    I found this on my travels, now I havent tried but fully intend to at some point. O.B's Shine juice OB being O.B. Lacoste

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  44. Thread: Redgum spirals

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    Yes it did and it got a couple to go, the final...

    Yes it did and it got a couple to go, the final detailing has yet to occur.
  45. Thread: Redgum spirals

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    by hand

    Mark out and carve by hand
  46. Thread: Redgum spirals

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    Redgum spirals

    A small Redgum with spirals and some quilting for a swap. I have chosen a shape that should survive the shipping as it may end up in North America. Its 125mm x 75mm oiled with DO. This brings up...
  47. The DC is in the annex I had place the shed in a...

    The DC is in the annex I had place the shed in a fairly controlled spot due to various regulations. It really cant go anywhere else due neighbours/noise, close line and few other obstacles
    So the...
  48. where do we do our stuff? Put your workshop aka shed up here for all to see

    Ok mine is jammed in between the house and the back fence . A small tin shed with no windows just a couple of sky lights, oh and some insulation to the roof and built a annex/leanto at the entrance,...
  49. Is the woody mob behind the times or just slow adopters

    ‚ÄčI always find it amusing on how the woody mob are slow adopters to technology, this technolgy has been around at least a generation prior

    When did TCT or tungsten carbide makes its entrance...
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    Done, The Vortex in Camphor Laurel stands...

    Done,

    The Vortex in Camphor Laurel stands around 20cm x 12cm oiled with my own version of Danish Oil
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