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    Ohhhh, Cliffie, you live amongst the best timbers...

    Ohhhh, Cliffie, you live amongst the best timbers in the world and you used bloody firewood for a bowl? So seeing you have crawled up the slope, will we see you in Prossie??????
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    You guys ask some real hard questions sometimes....

    You guys ask some real hard questions sometimes. I can only offer what a very old logger/sawmiller told me. He believed that when trees are approaching maturity the Phloem can no longer support the...
  3. Just a quick guess, possibly one of the...

    Just a quick guess, possibly one of the Macaranga's?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    The one by Robo Hippy is angled the same as the...

    The one by Robo Hippy is angled the same as the Robust, both of them much, much better than the Vicmark.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    VICTORIA Ian, you might have got more lookers if you had...

    Ian, you might have got more lookers if you had posted all these in Metalworking for sale, 2 headings down the page. Maybe one of the Moderators could move these adds.
    BTW, I was really tempted by...
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    Just a wild guess, but sounds like you have a...

    Just a wild guess, but sounds like you have a failed capacitor in there.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    God I know I am slow, but none of that makes...

    God I know I am slow, but none of that makes sense to me. I would really appreciate a follow-up with photos as you said.
    Thanks,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    [QUOTE=elanjacobs;2150894]I have mentioned it in...

    [QUOTE=elanjacobs;2150894]I have mentioned it in a few threads previously but happy to do so again, it's reeeeeaaaally easy. The setup is simply a 6" x 1/4" wide wheel that's dressed to the shape of...
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    I believe the Bowl rests made by Robo Hippy are...

    I believe the Bowl rests made by Robo Hippy are the best, Robo Rest Inside Bowl Rest | Medium: 7.5 | 16: 1 inch post for 16 inch lathes — Reed's Woodworking not cheap but I had a real good look at...
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    Willy, I have a similar affliction, but...

    Willy, I have a similar affliction, but restricted to hammers only. I import oversized Hickory handles from Tennessee and then
    re-turn them on my lathe to suit what the customer wants. I never...
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    QUEENSLAND You should have asked before I turned it into pen...

    You should have asked before I turned it into pen blanks. Give me the exact dimensions you require and I will have a look on Thursday. I am shifting and stacking about 2 tonnes of Maple Silkwood...
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    QUEENSLAND New Pen Blanks

    Some more Pen Blanks. All are 50 cents each. Plus postage. Misted with alcohol to show the grain.
    From the left,
    Indian Rosewood. Dalbergia sissoo 15 of them.
    Rose silky Oak. Darlingia...
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    Good question. I usually leave them rough sawn,...

    Good question. I usually leave them rough sawn, only offer fully dry timber, but mist them with alcohol to show the grain and colour. I will watch with interest to see how you go.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  14. Thread: Jitta pen.

    by Old Croc
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    Someone put me onto this stuff as a quick and...

    Someone put me onto this stuff as a quick and easy finish. I have not been able to get a super glue finish to work for me.
    I finished the barrels as usual, but I made some tapered bushes out of...
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    READ ME! I gave them away as they got too expensive and...

    I gave them away as they got too expensive and use Officeworks Mailman now. Sounds like they have dropped their prices to match them. For heavy stuff I use E-go couriers.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  16. Thread: Jitta pen.

    by Old Croc
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    Thanks for the good comments everyone, I liked it...

    Thanks for the good comments everyone, I liked it so much that I asked for the rest of the stump. I hope it is all as good as this piece. I will be putting up a lot of pen blanks I'm Marketplace...
  17. Thread: Jitta pen.

    by Old Croc
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    Jitta pen.

    I was given some Jitta, Halfordia scleroxyla and he said can you use this. I found a kit I had, no idea what its called but I finished it with Tru Oil, came up nice, all fiddle backed.
    rgds,
    Crocy.
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    I think we have all been through this problem. I...

    I think we have all been through this problem. I made new toolrests to "Retired's" design out of 316 stainless and as Bob just posted, they were too soft. Last year I was lucky enough to drop in and...
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    I would give it's original motor a go first, see...

    I would give it's original motor a go first, see if it is a problem. I highly recommend Henry Bros in Sydney, they mail order mine to me, I am currently using Lennox Woodmaster B, bimetal, can't...
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    My 17" bandsaw is 3hp single phase and is in a...

    My 17" bandsaw is 3hp single phase and is in a power point without any problems, including a small crapco dust extractor, both connected to a double power point controlled by a contactor, so they...
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    Ok, 2 parts. I had a similar problem so I put a...

    Ok, 2 parts. I had a similar problem so I put a flat bottomed carbide burr in my Hitachi 3 hp router and kept taking small cuts till i got it reasonably flat. If you want to be safer, use a pink...
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    So were these pre-made tyres? If so, can you tell...

    So were these pre-made tyres? If so, can you tell me where you got them?
    I did read somewhere that a guy had pre-made tyres and he also used a largish dowel and squirted Sikaflex in behind the dowel...
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    Brain is a bit dull tonight, I meant to say talk...

    Brain is a bit dull tonight, I meant to say talk to whoever you are getting to do the work.
    Crocy.
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    Simon, when I got my vintage 24" Robinson retyred...

    Simon, when I got my vintage 24" Robinson retyred by a company called Linatex, they have a new name now, they asked me to sand the wheels back to bare metal for them to help the glue grip. That was...
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    As a Queenslander, I can't drink XXXX Gold, it's...

    As a Queenslander, I can't drink XXXX Gold, it's got to be one of the worst beers ever.


    Interesting observation about Bud! I go to the US every year and Bud from the gas station is crap. But if...
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    If you get 2 identical hammers, one Hickory, one...

    If you get 2 identical hammers, one Hickory, one SG and spend a day on the anvil with each of them, your hand will tell you in the evening that SG does not absorb the vibration. Bit like using a...
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    I am rehandling hammers for myself and a couple...

    I am rehandling hammers for myself and a couple of Blacksmiths. Contrary to what a lot of people say, I will not use Spotted Gum and my customers won't either. Any idea where I can get a piece of the...
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    Bob, if it dries ok, I would be interested in...

    Bob, if it dries ok, I would be interested in buying some off you, might save me importing Hickory from the US.Rgds,Crocy.
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    QUEENSLAND So how do we know if we are to get one?Rgds,Crocy.

    So how do we know if we are to get one?Rgds,Crocy.
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    I was going to tell you to contact Griffiths and...

    I was going to tell you to contact Griffiths and Beerens, but when I looked them up they appear to have closed down. I don't know who else makes big bars. Rgds,Crocy.
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    Tony, here is a photo of Trent's 20mm/ 3/4" total...

    Tony, here is a photo of Trent's 20mm/ 3/4" total access tools including the new scraper I bought last trip and the extension bar I made. Yes they do sometimes chatter, but I made a micro adjuster...
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    Guys as someone said, there is no one size fits...

    Guys as someone said, there is no one size fits all. Over the last 30 odd years I have tried a lot, bought too many and then I decided to do deep hollowing and I don't have the strength to control...
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    QUEENSLAND I will take one as well. Will you PM your bank...

    I will take one as well. Will you PM your bank details for payment?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    I have one of those generic Chineseum machines...

    I have one of those generic Chineseum machines and I love it for small work like turning small pieces of ebony into sawdust to be used as a filler for cracks. The main problem with them is the small...
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    DONE: David, do you have any gear that you could saw it...

    David, do you have any gear that you could saw it into 75mm squares at all?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  36. Have you tried a Negative Rake Scraper on a 45°...

    Have you tried a Negative Rake Scraper on a 45° angle? That's what I use and with care it takes microscopic fluffy shavings off.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  37. Thread: Lychee slabs

    by Old Croc
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    If you think it's dense now, wait until it dries...

    If you think it's dense now, wait until it dries out. I had a heap of it but ended up using it for the camp oven, it was just too hard to turn.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    That's very nice Brad. Just as a matter of...

    That's very nice Brad.
    Just as a matter of interest, I am going to put up for sale a bunch of these same pen blanks in the next few days, so keep your eyes open if you are interested.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    QUEENSLAND Hi smiife, this is the darkest I have at present,...

    Hi smiife, this is the darkest I have at present, not as dark as the 1st ones, but a mix of dark and lighter tone. Thats Tassie Oak benchtop. Both have a bug hole, circled. They are 68 and 72mm X...
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    Brad and others, I was wondering if it was some...

    Brad and others, I was wondering if it was some kind of fungal decay? White Cedar does a similar sort of thing but on a finer scale.
    Mmmmm,
    I have a chunk of it I won in a raffle that has cracked,...
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    QUEENSLAND I will turn up some tomorrow so you can see them,...

    I will turn up some tomorrow so you can see them,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  42. Thread: Penmakers.

    by Old Croc
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    QUEENSLAND I still have 1 pack of B Plum and 2 packs of...

    I still have 1 pack of B Plum and 2 packs of Maple. BTW, there will be 5 in each pack of B Plum now that I kicked my toe on another chunk.
    I will chase the best postage in the morning and get back...
  43. Thread: Penmakers.

    by Old Croc
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    QUEENSLAND Penmakers.

    Burdekin Plum blanks, 4 for $5, plus postage.
    Figured Qld Maple, misted with Metho to show figure, 5 for $5, plus postage.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    QUEENSLAND Smiife, here are 2 with the lighter colouring,...

    Smiife, here are 2 with the lighter colouring, but I have more of the darker ones. The choice is yours. Same sizes and prices as the original.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    QUEENSLAND Burdekin Plum and Figured Maple sold.

    Burdekin Plum and Figured Maple sold.
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    So good to see you return to the fold. Now to...

    So good to see you return to the fold. Now to make it complete, get Sue to go down to Best and Less and buy you a Maroon jersy.:D:oo::2tsup::o:)(:)(
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    QUEENSLAND Smiife, I have lots of the dark ones as pictured...

    Smiife, I have lots of the dark ones as pictured and also lighter coloured ones. Burdekin Plum is one of those trees that has a huge variance in colour range. I will turn a couple up later today and...
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    QUEENSLAND PM sent, Rgds, Crocy.

    PM sent,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    QUEENSLAND Various grinder blanks.

    I am have a cleanup and here are various pairs of blanks rough turned to reduce weight and coated with sanding sealer. Prices is for blanks only, postage to be added.
    Burdekin Plum, 225X75, small...
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    Thanks for that Roger, that's the best idea I...

    Thanks for that Roger, that's the best idea I have seen in a long time.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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