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  1. How about suspending them?

    How about suspending them?
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    You’re a wonderfully skilful person, I wish you...

    You’re a wonderfully skilful person, I wish you well. Funny how some people feel the need to have a fancy work bench and then there's you making beautiful work on the floor.
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    That’s a beautiful thing well done!

    That’s a beautiful thing well done!
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    Thanks mate

    Thanks mate
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    Thanks Mate

    Thanks Mate
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    Thanks Poundy, thanks for coming along :)

    Thanks Poundy, thanks for coming along :)
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    SO five of them were intended for a show which is...

    SO five of them were intended for a show which is now like most of 2020 ó postponed. The heats off but itíll give me more time for some optional extras iíd like to do such as horns, baskets, birds...
  8. I live a similar distance from the sea. Yeah...

    I live a similar distance from the sea. Yeah lanolin is good. A dip in Paraffin wax (or ay wax) is good too. Consider the repercussions of either being left on your workpiece though. When I get my...
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    Thanks for all your comments. This can be a...

    Thanks for all your comments. This can be a lonely pursuit at times and your feedback helps bring some sense of companionship. There’s a big push on now to finish with little time to spare.
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    I donít give my workbench much thought. It just...

    I donít give my workbench much thought. It just hangs around with me. Itís practical and flat...ish...and is at hand when I have left over paint to use up and/or want to record thoughts and lyrics...
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    Back wheel team ready to go 478547

    Back wheel team ready to go

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    Oh you gotta love George White for their old...

    Oh you gotta love George White for their old fashioned customer service and how tempted were you to weigh yourself?
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    All birds are pretty but some are prettier than...

    All birds are pretty but some are prettier than others. “Mulga” Parrot being one of them. It’s unfathomable to me how birds have got their particular colours in their feathers and I don’t really want...
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    Front wheel ensembles just about ready 478430

    Front wheel ensembles just about ready

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  15. Arh come on at least they got the Jarrah bit...

    Arh come on at least they got the Jarrah bit right...what more do you want? Although a search for Jarrah = Jarrah as a boy’s name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jarrah is “God gives...
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    Just a little sign post that won’t mean a lot to...

    Just a little sign post that won’t mean a lot to you but means more to me...it says I’m closer to where I want to be.

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    Arh yeah...Iím rather limited in metal working...

    Arh yeah...Iím rather limited in metal working skills ....a hacksaw, file and hammer makes a crank and axle assembly...a most simple engine. A small but very important step!


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    Thanks for that Robson, good to hear from you. I...

    Thanks for that Robson, good to hear from you. I didn’t know of Walt Kelly, so did a bit of research...what a wonderful illustrator...so very talented...could probably draw anything at will

    Is...
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    Wonderful piece JJF, such a privilege to watch it...

    Wonderful piece JJF, such a privilege to watch it evolve.
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    Oh thanks artful bodger, there’s still a couple...

    Oh thanks artful bodger, there’s still a couple of months until it all needs to be done and i’ll need very second. I had some training as a painter but i’m not sure it was really what you’d call...
  21. WANTED:VIC arh so you didn’t notice the microphone in the...

    arh so you didn’t notice the microphone in the geranium? It’s expendable, you won’t find the others hah hah hah...
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    Thanks, I do wonder sometimes if the project is...

    Thanks, I do wonder sometimes if the project is worthwhile showing to anyone. The ”workbench” is just an offcut of ply. I don’t like wasting good paint so it gets whatever comes to mind with any...
  23. WANTED:VIC Would an old chisel do? I’d assume you’ve got a...

    Would an old chisel do? I’d assume you’ve got a few around so I suppose not? If you haven’t then I’ve a few contenders if you want.
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    Fairly finished shaping two handle bars 476878...

    Fairly finished shaping two handle bars

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    and put a guide groove into three others
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    A quick peek says there’s a fair way to go476722

    A quick peek says there’s a fair way to go476722
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    476721Test fit with plumbing fittings

    476721Test fit with plumbing fittings
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    rough handle bars with marked-out whorls 476561

    rough handle bars with marked-out whorls

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    Stand back everyone! Iíve invented the wheel...on...

    Stand back everyone! Iíve invented the wheel...on a stick

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    A precariously setup frame and back axle to contemplate the joining options

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    Back axle support things 476261

    Back axle support things

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    cut my hand badly no pics

    cut my hand badly no pics
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    All the wheels done bar one which is having a...

    All the wheels done bar one which is having a meeting with ammonia at the moment.

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    And the frame/forks just about done except one which I intentionally made more on the wild side to test...
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    475223 Front wheels

    475223

    Front wheels
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    Love it! Well done

    Love it! Well done
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    474652 Front wheel hubs on the make

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    Front wheel hubs on the make
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    Getting the forks and hubs ready for the front...

    Getting the forks and hubs ready for the front wheel axels

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    Pedals and a few of what ever the back wheel...

    Pedals and a few of what ever the back wheel axles are attached to are called

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    Wow! When I first saw that log I thought you were...

    Wow! When I first saw that log I thought you were in for a tough time. You’ve really tamed it well.
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    Back wheels...just hanging around 473205 ...

    Back wheels...just hanging around

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    Front wheel hubs being marked out for spoke holes

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    If they are it’d be a fluke :rolleyes:

    If they are it’d be a fluke :rolleyes:
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    I know 90 and 45 have their place but venturing...

    I know 90 and 45 have their place but venturing into compound angled curves is far more exciting :)
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    Huon heart version for dear friends 473036

    Huon heart version for dear friends

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    Meanwhile, Iíve been salting the copper spokes...

    Meanwhile, Iíve been salting the copper spokes and progressively fumigating the wheels by propping them over a shallow bath of ammonia in a sealable container pinched from the kitchen :wink:

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    A little Huon Pine diversion from the main task....

    A little Huon Pine diversion from the main task. Theyíll be incorporated into one of the versions. I thought I was done after doing over a thousand but I suppose another thirty six wonít do any harm....
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    on to the front wheels, theyíre tricky 471907

    on to the front wheels, theyíre tricky

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    All back wheels done bar one set thatíll get a...

    All back wheels done bar one set thatíll get a different treatment by request. Awaiting machinery repair pretty badly now to keeps things on track. Foredom so very slow to respond, Carbatech not bad,...
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    471367

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    Paint on...paint off 470998 And some...

    Paint on...paint off

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    And some important additions

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    VICTORIA :weeping2:

    :weeping2:
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    Some progress behind the sceens 470894

    Some progress behind the sceens

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