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    Similar for me, I moved up from a MC900 to a...

    Similar for me, I moved up from a MC900 to a 1624-44 about 10 years ago. It does all I need to do.
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    I also followed in the restoration forum. ...

    I also followed in the restoration forum.

    Brilliant job, love the ornamentation!
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    VICTORIA If you are not sure of the model details, please...

    If you are not sure of the model details, please send me a photo of the back plate of the movement or let me know the details written thereon.
    Cheers
    Swifty
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    VICTORIA PM sent

    PM sent
  5. Thread: Blackwood help!

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    Maybe a quick sanding to remove the stain just...

    Maybe a quick sanding to remove the stain just prior to applying finish will work. Good luck!
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    Hi tw1, Sometimes blackwood does that. When you...

    Hi tw1,
    Sometimes blackwood does that. When you sanded it back, you opened up pores that have dry resin in them. The resin absorbs moisture from the air and some brown goo oozes out. When it...
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    I don't think that link is IMS Woodpixel, the...

    I don't think that link is IMS Woodpixel, the description says 100% Methanol, which is the nasty version of alcohol. IMS is mostly Ethanol with a dab of Methanol to make it undrinkable.
    I am...
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    Are you sure? Looks like quarter sawn Tas Oak to...

    Are you sure? Looks like quarter sawn Tas Oak to me.
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    That's interesting truckjohn, I have a similar...

    That's interesting truckjohn, I have a similar thing going on with my grandfather clock. If all three weights are about half way through their run down, the leftmost weight starts to swing in and...
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    For the base of this clock, after sanding to 800...

    For the base of this clock, after sanding to 800 grit, I first applied a coat of sanding sealer (old 2lb cut shellac 1:10 with metho) and cut back with 600 grit; then just used a rag to wipe on six...
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    I green turned these 12" blackwood and myrtle...

    I green turned these 12" blackwood and myrtle bowls in August 2016. I will finish them when it cools down a bit here in Perth, probably in April. So twenty months all up of waiting. Could probably...
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    Hi Kerry, Not sure what sort of clock you have...

    Hi Kerry,

    Not sure what sort of clock you have in mind, mechanical or quartz? I get my movements from CMI Hermle in Qld (google them to visit their web page, or call and speak to Rod Beaman - no...
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    The job is finished now. Not perfect as the...

    The job is finished now. Not perfect as the shellac sank somewhat into the pores, but it still looks OK. Just need to wait 3 weeks for the hard shellac to crosslink as Neil recommends. Also:...
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    I think the pore filling is just about done now....

    I think the pore filling is just about done now. It wasn't as long as I thought it would be. First pic shows the table just stripped; then the second shows after completion of the pore filling. The...
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    Hi David, well I've stripped it back, cleaned it...

    Hi David, well I've stripped it back, cleaned it up, sanded to 800 and have done about 3 hrs of pore filling. Lots of pores to fill, at least another 6 hours I guess. Not surprising as the surface...
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    Hi Lappa, yes I have a copy of the finisher's...

    Hi Lappa, yes I have a copy of the finisher's bible as well, it is a great resource! I found a youtube demo about FP by Fabians Tiny Workshop to be very useful as well.
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    Thanks X, I thought that might be the case. So in...

    Thanks X, I thought that might be the case. So in a word, no shortcuts to pore filling! As for the weather, spring hasn't arrived in Perth yet, but expecting nice weather this weekend! And yes,...
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    Pore filling prior to French polish

    Hi! I am about to strip a Tas Oak dining table and French polish with UBeaut Hard Shellac. I have been practising French polish for a few months now and am slowly getting better at it. I have just...
  19. Thread: Two fit ups

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    Hi Tom, thanks for your interest. The design is...

    Hi Tom, thanks for your interest. The design is shown below, it is a simple combination of semicircles with radius 58mm connected at the centre line of the clock on each side. The design plan is a...
  20. Thread: Two fit ups

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    Thanks Daveman. Yes, each main piece from a 38mm...

    Thanks Daveman. Yes, each main piece from a 38mm board. The inset hole, 58mm diameter, was routered in and about 20mm deep.
  21. Thread: Two fit ups

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    Two fit ups

    Hi all,

    A couple of fit-ups I made for my niece and nephew. Tasmanian blackwood. Dials are 92mm diameter.

    Cheers!
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    Skeleton Mantle Clock

    This is the 791 Hermle movement. I put it on a 18cm Blackwood base with an insert Huon Pine annulus, which was turned into a bead. Finished with 5 coats of U-Beaut White Shellac. It is the first time...
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    Hi George, the finish is four coats of wipe on...

    Hi George, the finish is four coats of wipe on poly. I wanted a low-maintenance and durable finish, plus I understand it is best to avoid wax or oil finishes on clock cases as described by Harry...
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    It's about 120cm long Walesey, quite big looking...

    It's about 120cm long Walesey, quite big looking on the wall. Needs a strong hook to hold it up!
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    Well it is finally out of the shop, took far too...

    Well it is finally out of the shop, took far too long to make! You are quite right jazzy, nearly as long as making a grandfather clock, there are about the same number of components in each.

    The...
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    Large Wall Clock

    I am nearing completion of a large wall clock. It uses the HB 927 plan with modifications, and an Hermle 351.050 movement with pendulum.
    Some pictures, showing the initial case glue-up. The door...
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    Well twosheds I am quite happy with my 14/12, I...

    Well twosheds I am quite happy with my 14/12, I mostly use it for breaking down small green logs for turning, and for cutting round blanks. I made jigs for crosscut, rip and circle sawing. I do have...
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    If they had the BX a year ago, I would have...

    If they had the BX a year ago, I would have bought it - I bought the 14/12. The extra grunt will be appreciated if you are resawing hardwood. My 14/12 struggles with blackwood more than 6 inches...
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    Hi Chris, my first lathe was exactly this type,...

    Hi Chris, my first lathe was exactly this type, it was just fine for learning how to turn spindles and bowls. It's a generic Chinese entry level lathe, nice bed length and the Reeves pulley for...
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    Thank you all for your replies!

    Thank you all for your replies!
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    Detensioning - how much?

    I just got my first bandsaw and am having fun with it. I did a fair bit of research, but one thing I couldn't find too much about was how much to detension the blade when closing for the day.
    When I...
  32. Thread: Digital Century

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    Oh...I thought the trick was that there was no...

    Oh...I thought the trick was that there was no Roman emporer born in 35BC:no:. There was one born in 63BC, another in 42 BC and the last one in 10 BC. :doh: But you are right :; about year zero....
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    Ditto to that! I've made two cases, but I really...

    Ditto to that! I've made two cases, but I really take my hat off to the guys like you rosco who actually make the clock as well! Great job! :2tsup:
  34. Thread: New Wall Clock

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    Yeah, I can almost smell it from here! How are...

    Yeah, I can almost smell it from here!
    How are you going to finish it chris? will you put a little finial in there at the top? (it looks like it's begging for one...)
    I don't think your pics can do...
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    Hi Bob, I've been following your previous post...

    Hi Bob,
    I've been following your previous post too, lovely piece of work! Your pictures here bring back memories for me, I used the same clock plan quite recently (threads on this clock forum too)....
  36. Hi Wanna_shed, They sound like crap :no:. The...

    Hi Wanna_shed,

    They sound like crap :no:. The cheapest Hermle gong chime for a railway clock will set you back about $350, but you will get a reasonable sound. Good wood deserves a good movement -...
  37. Thread: Dubai turners?

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    Dubai turners?

    Hi all,

    Does anyone know if there is a turning club in Dubai? I may be looking at a long term posting there, and it would be nice to know if I could contact any woodturning club that's there. Can...
  38. Thread: A little clock

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    hi wanlouise, welcome to the forums:U! the 50mm...

    hi wanlouise, welcome to the forums:U!
    the 50mm fit up or insert clock cost me around $30 (i know, too much i could have got one for half that if i'd had time:-) and the wood,...well, the wood is...
  39. Thread: A little clock

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    A little clock

    Not so busy on the sub-forum these days...:C
    Anyway, I put together this little fix-up for a friend of mine whose birthday is on Saturday. It's barely five inches tall, made of scrap sassafras :D....
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    Quite true. I recently changed my old white "N"...

    Quite true. I recently changed my old white "N" (=hard) wheel with a 60-grit "K" (=soft matrix) wheel, and it is absolutely fantastic for sharpening my HSS turning chisels :2tsup:.
    Mind you, I had...
  41. Thread: WIP Maple Desk

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    Just had to comment - What awesome grain!! :)

    Just had to comment - What awesome grain!! :)
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    All done now, sitting in place in the hall as...

    All done now, sitting in place in the hall as shown in the first photo. I had good fun making this, i recently bought a good 10' saw from Ctec to replace my triton mini-table, and wow it sure does...
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    Nice one tazchris, up to your usual high...

    Nice one tazchris, up to your usual high standard. Is the bookcase yours too? it seems to have your signature moulding on the side.:p
    Hope I can drop in to your gallery also later this year (sounds...
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    Awesome Rhys, and must have been very interesting...

    Awesome Rhys, and must have been very interesting from an engineering point of view. :2tsup:
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    Sassafras Hall Table

    Got some sassafras when I was last in Hobart, as usual brought it back to Perth. Decided to make a hall table out of it. The top is a nice single piece:), 1170 x 340mm. Just need to rip some rails...
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    :2tsup: My goodness HB you did it! I was looking...

    :2tsup: My goodness HB you did it! I was looking at the Boyer site at those clocks, so glad you could out it together...especially following your little "accident" with the swamp kaur :doh:. Great...
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    hidden treasures

    Not much of a restorer myself, but when SWMBO wanted me to round off the corners on our Indonesian table, I took it to the shed and duly stripped, planed and resurfaced the table top as well. The old...
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    Hi David. Clock movements, depending on what...

    Hi David.

    Clock movements, depending on what you want and how clever you are at finding them for a long case, might start at around a grand for a chain movement, then you have to get the pendulum,...
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    Thanks guys. Andrew, I tweeked the main spring...

    Thanks guys.

    Andrew, I tweeked the main spring as suggested (slight clockwise twist) and it all looks fine now :). That strange oscillation was actually taking momentum away from the pendulum in...
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    Thanks for your kind comment Jill:). The finished...

    Thanks for your kind comment Jill:). The finished product on another post in this section.
    Regards
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