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  1. Thread: Made a few

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    Made a few

    A local cafe has been putting a bit of my stuff in lately and today was our first market stall in Newcastle so I needed to get a bit of stock from the cafe. Didn’t want to leave the shelves bare so I...
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    cheers. each Dr had there own blue, some slight...

    cheers.
    each Dr had there own blue, some slight difference, others more so. The friggen filter used makes it more brighter than it is. It’s supposed to look like Matt Smith’s tardis
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    �� the greeks up the road have a few angel...

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    the greeks up the road have a few angel statues which is a bit concerning as he moved one the other day ������ and thanks ��
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    The top lifts up as it is hinged at the back. She...

    The top lifts up as it is hinged at the back. She worked it out the first day. Looked around the back, saw the hinges and lifted the lid and dropped the letters in ��. One awesome thing about it has...
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    New Tardis letterbox

    Always wanted a tardis letterbox so made one last week. The postie even came up the drive to tell me she loved it lol. I originally did a resin cast of the Death Star on the top but noticed Bunnings...
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    Money making offcuts

    Hi all,

    been busy making a bit lately as the earring side of things has taken off more than I thought it would. Used my off cuts from jewellery boxes to make these things 😉 most of the earrings...
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    Cheers. just sanded lid down to 1000 grit and...

    Cheers.
    just sanded lid down to 1000 grit and about 6 coats of danish oil.
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    I made it smaller than what she needed in the...

    I made it smaller than what she needed in the hope she would get rid of some of the stuff she doesn’t use but that didn’t work very well lol
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    Cheers

    Cheers
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    Lol she’s already filled it, now I have to make...

    Lol she’s already filled it, now I have to make her another one for the wooden bangles etc I’ve made her ��
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    No, they are wenge also

    No, they are wenge also
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    Cheers. Not sure what you mean. Is it the splines...

    Cheers. Not sure what you mean. Is it the splines your asking about or that I just cut and glued all the mitres together and then carefully cut them to try to get the same thickness on the edges
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    Wife’s new jewellery box

    Thanks for the kind words. No it’s red cedar but because there is just that much figure in it it looks golden under certain light. Here is an earlier one I did with the same timber sliced off the...
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    Wife’s new jewellery box

    Here’s a box I recently finished for my wife’s birthday. Walnut, red cedar and Wenge .
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    Thanks for the kind words all, much appreciated

    Thanks for the kind words all, much appreciated
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    Owl progress

    H All,

    well I've decided I really enjoy carving and I'll be doing a lot more of it. Had a go at an owl now and in the process of painting it. (I'm really Shyte at painting I've decided lol). I...
  17. They actually know we have rules lol. When only...

    They actually know we have rules lol. When only one of us are in the bed, they are allowed up, but when both of us then they are on the floor. Still doesn't stop them from annoying the crap out of me...
  18. Lol, yeah he's a bit like that. Leonberger...

    Lol, yeah he's a bit like that. Leonberger actually, and tonight I think I'll need both puppies on the bed too ��
  19. When the electric blanket is broken and the wiFe won't come to bed.

    437897

    Hes just a bit over two yrs old now and should stop growing soonish (I'm 6'3" and 140kgs) but man he's warm when it's cold lol.
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    Cheers for the kind words guys, I appreciate it....

    Cheers for the kind words guys, I appreciate it.

    yep, it's supposed to be a chickadee as its what I found on YouTube that I could follow lol. Yeah got a few different types of wood to play with...
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    Thanks guys, appreciate the kind words, ...

    Thanks guys,
    appreciate the kind words,

    cheers,
    Jan.
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    First realistic carving

    Hi all,

    i had had a go at doing something that resembles are realistic bird this time lol. I'm enjoying the challenge and think I'll focus on this style of woodworking now as its actually really...
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    Finally got around to doing another box

    With spoon carving and now doing a few character birds I've been busy but finally had time to do a box for the neighbours daughter. Silky oak, Padauk and Purple Heart. I used strap hinges and next...
  24. Thread: Had a go

    by Jan mikula
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    Had a go

    The mother in law had a bird that broke that she wanted me to fix and I liked it so much I had a go at making something similar. Definately peaked my interest in carving something other than spoons...
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    Cheers ��

    Cheers ��
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    Cheers. i got the three hook knives and one...

    Cheers.
    i got the three hook knives and one carving knife.
    ive found wet/dry sandpaper on flat boards as well as wrapped around a dowel work best for me and then use a strop as well as a dowel with...
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    Got a set of Mora spoon knives and at this stage...

    Got a set of Mora spoon knives and at this stage just dry wood. Dropped a carton of beer with the tree loppers around the corner tonight and gave them a list of wood I'm after and told them plenty...
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    I buy it here in oz as well as get off cuts given...

    I buy it here in oz as well as get off cuts given to me by a few customers that are builders etc. pays to work in a tackle store as always have tradies coming in lol
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    Cheers. there's a mix but mostly American, Qld...

    Cheers.

    there's a mix but mostly American, Qld and New Guinea walnut. The highly figured ones are Qld walnut.
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    Spoons are addictive

    I never thought making spoons could be so addictive lol. It certainly helps now I have proper spoon carving knives.

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  31. Thread: Tulip wood

    by Jan mikula
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    tulip wood

    Spoon has mineral oil and bangle is raw
  32. Thread: Tulip wood

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    I’ll get a pic of the spoon I made last night...

    I’ll get a pic of the spoon I made last night when I get back after work. The timber is. White colour, not the Brazilian
  33. Thread: Tulip wood

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    Thanks for info dont know the name but they were...

    Thanks for info
    dont know the name but they were 3.5kms from trend timbers at Windsor. Was on eBay so made a day of it at trend and there
  34. Thread: Tulip wood

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    Tulip wood

    Hi all,

    I recently got my hands on a heap of off cuts from a joinery company in Sydney. There were multiple species but first time I've come across Tullip wood. This stuff comes from the states...
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    Cheers. Just used basic tools as don't have a...

    Cheers. Just used basic tools as don't have a proper set yet. I used the bandsaw to get the rough shape I wanted first. Used a marking knife that I broke the tip off, a rounded chisel that they use...
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    Taken to spoon carving

    I've recently taken to carving a few spoons and I would never have thought it would be this much fun. I was unsupervised on the weekend as the minister of war and finance was visiting her mum so had...
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    Offcut pile a lot smaller now

    Made some kitchen spatulas and some butter knives. Got a bit more room in the garage corner now lol.

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    Camphor off cuts

    The earrings I did with the smaller off cuts worked well and seeing as I had larger off cuts from the camphor chopping boards I am doing I thought ide do a few tea light holders lol
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    Cheers ��

    Cheers ��
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    What I've been doing with off cuts

    Hi All,

    liike others I guess , I've got a continuing supply of off cuts so thought I'de make use of my new drill press and make some earings for friends. It should make for cheap Christmas...
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    Camphor clocks

    Well I've been out of action with pneumonia for the last couple of weeks so today was the first day back in the garage. Had to wait for varnish to dry on some jewellery box lids so thought I'de have...
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    Will do 👍. i just got a bit delivered from...

    Will do 👍.

    i just got a bit delivered from England with no hassles and old mate said they send veneer to oz a bit with returning customers so should be ok.
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    I got the piece from trend timbers but putting an...

    I got the piece from trend timbers but putting an order in for sapele with this company
    https://www.veneersupplies.com/
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    No, I bought a slab of it that was about 35mm...

    No, I bought a slab of it that was about 35mm thick. I was able to cut enough for 8 lids on the bandsaw ��
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    I had thought of that but I'm buying a new rifle...

    I had thought of that but I'm buying a new rifle so funds wouldn't do both.
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    Here’s a couple of vids of the box ...

    Here’s a couple of vids of the box

    https://youtu.be/lltBU-zGeWM

    https://youtu.be/_1wXQI9YLss
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    I’ll try to get a video onto YouTube and then put...

    I’ll try to get a video onto YouTube and then put the link here asi don’t think putting a link to the bid on my Facebook page will work
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    I stuffed up with the finish as I didn't use de...

    I stuffed up with the finish as I didn't use de waxed shellac so the silky oak went a yellow colour so the pic on the left is closer to the finished colour. I'm doing a box now for a mates daughter...
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    I'm sure it's not difficult to do for some but...

    I'm sure it's not difficult to do for some but it's been thrown away now as I can never see myself getting another Triton product. I obviously got a "Friday arvo job" unit and yes, all brands can...
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    Cheers ��. I'm looking forward to see what I can...

    Cheers ��. I'm looking forward to see what I can come up with next ��
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