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    I make my own tool handles. The driving spur is...

    I make my own tool handles. The driving spur is removed from the headstock and put into the tail stock. Mark the centres on the blank fit between the driving spur in the tailstock, move the tool...
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    I use ribbon silver solder to join my band saw...

    I use ribbon silver solder to join my band saw blades. It is available on ebay or just google , ribbon silver solder.

    Jim
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    My first thought was that you were making the...

    My first thought was that you were making the face of the clock, a complete disc of wood using eight segments. That size can be a problem. It now seems to me that you are making a ring of eight...
  4. Found two old catalogues, one of which is dated...

    Found two old catalogues, one of which is dated 1991, the other one is undated issued before 1991. Must admit they took some finding. The Raffan chuck is featured in the 1991 catalogue, presumably...
  5. This is a Teknatool chuck designed to be used...

    This is a Teknatool chuck designed to be used with green timber. The jaws are made from bronze to prevent staining when steel jaws are used. The four jaws are "floating" and would self adjust to...
  6. In the 80's before the scroll chuck became...

    In the 80's before the scroll chuck became common, Teknatool introduced a chuck fitted with four floating jaws that could be used in compression for a spigot, or in expansion mode. It was designed...
  7. Thread: Celtic Knot

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    As Skew and Moby have already said, the amount...

    As Skew and Moby have already said, the amount cut from the "blank" MUST equal exactly equal the thickness of the insert, what ever the insert thickness is.

    Jim
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    This is a "rotisserie" I set up to coat lures...

    This is a "rotisserie" I set up to coat lures with a two pack epoxy. It was capable of holding up to 60 lures. Would be useless in it's present form to hold wood turned pieces.
    The rotisserie...
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    Many years ago I made fishing lures that were...

    Many years ago I made fishing lures that were coated with two pack epoxy. I made a box and fitted a rotisserie motor in one end, with an extension bar attached to the rotisserie motor. A small...
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    I live in the tropics, in fact 65k from Cairns,...

    I live in the tropics, in fact 65k from Cairns, as well as that I have built numerous chess boards. They were made using exterior ply as the substrate and veneered both sides to balance the...
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    I have a sorby 6 in 1 chuck, the photo has some...

    I have a sorby 6 in 1 chuck, the photo has some of that chucks features. Can't be sure if it is preliminary version, or an incomplete 6 in 1 Sorby chuck.

    It certainly looks similar to the 6 in 1...
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    Smiife, I bought a Stihl chain saw, and a leaf...

    Smiife,

    I bought a Stihl chain saw, and a leaf blower, they have the same battery pack. This morning my son and I cut up three old dead lychee trees. Lychee wood is quite hard. At the end of...
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    I have that problem sorted. I bought a Stihl...

    I have that problem sorted. I bought a Stihl battery chainsaw. Very quiet, smaller kerf and the chains and battery last quite well. Down side is the are not very cheap.

    Jim
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    I use a lot of small veneer jobs and find the...

    I use a lot of small veneer jobs and find the spreader to inconsistent, a normal 25mm paint brush most effective. The down side is that I tend to leave the brush out and it gets hard with glue. The...
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    A project without glue

    Here is the piece of wood that was turned into a bowl/dish without any glue. Just finished this afternoon. Finished with sanding sealer and a sprayed coat of 30% lacquer. The timber is, I think,...
  16. I used a nugget shoe polish tin filled with a...

    I used a nugget shoe polish tin filled with a tightly packed with a strip of an old blanket, it is then filled with a mix of kerosene and a light oil. The blanket strip sticks up slightly above rim...
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    Geoff, How many spokes do you intend to make?...

    Geoff,

    How many spokes do you intend to make? I assumed you were doing a restoration and only needed a few.

    Jim
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  19. Dengue, I have been using Mirotone products for a...

    Dengue, I have been using Mirotone products for a while now and find them very good. Pm sent.

    Jim
  20. Yes.. Personally, I prefer Mirotone products. ...

    Yes.. Personally, I prefer Mirotone products.


    Jim
  21. Dengy, A long time back, I played with the...

    Dengy,

    A long time back, I played with the idea of getting a black mirror like finish. It was done with shellac and it worked well. We have moved on since then, materials have improved. Try...
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    Crocy, Make some tubes out of wood, why play...

    Crocy,

    Make some tubes out of wood, why play with plastic? Bore a hole through some squares and then turn them round on a mandrel like a pen.

    Jim
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    Geoff, Sound like this could be a project for...

    Geoff,

    Sound like this could be a project for multi centre turning. Use normal centres an the offset a pair of new centres on either side of true centre. Complete the turning and rechuck to true...
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    I like that shape Smiife, nice and simple. ...

    I like that shape Smiife, nice and simple. Cleaning up the "wings" is always a problem.

    Jim
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    When working as a carpenter on site, we all had a...

    When working as a carpenter on site, we all had a tobacco tin filled with narrow strip of tightly coiled blanket wound up in the tin. It was then saturated with a mix of 50/50 oil and kerosene. A...
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    You haven't said what materials do you want to...

    You haven't said what materials do you want to glue???????

    Jim
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    One of my favourite timbers, tends to be tough on...

    One of my favourite timbers, tends to be tough on machine cutters and lathe tools due to it's high silica content.
    No real problem with hand tools though.

    Jim
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Those boxes are about 55mm x 40mm diameter, and...

    Those boxes are about 55mm x 40mm diameter, and yes the top and bottom is another piece of bone turned to fit into a rebate in the body. Finding pieces big enough and flat enough is always a...
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    Very interesting read. I have been turning bone...

    Very interesting read. I have been turning bone boxes and hand chasing threaded lids, for about five years now. Instead of using volatile liquids, I use plain water, bring it to the boil with the...
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    Art Deco Hollow Form

    Some time back in Melbourne, one of my segmented hollow forms was awarded "Best of Show" at Australian Wood Turning Exhibition. My wife had taken a shine to it and was very disappointed when I told...
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    Another nice job Smiife, I very much like the...

    Another nice job Smiife, I very much like the simple form, no need for complex embellishments, the wood will do that by itself. The camphor that grows up here does not produce those colours, you...
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    I would have used selleys exterior aquadhere. I...

    I would have used selleys exterior aquadhere. I think epoxy is a heavy duty overkill, it is expensive plus there is inevitably a percentage of waste. Are you going to make the box first and then...
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    New box inserts.

    This is the third attempt at making this Greek pattern banding. Not the best one I have done but it will do. Attempt No.4 is on the way. Made from feather top and pine.

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    Like the...
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    Very interesting and effective effect Ted, nice...

    Very interesting and effective effect Ted, nice to see you thinking outside the box. :2tsup:

    Jim
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    The simplest way to prevent contamination is to...

    The simplest way to prevent contamination is to apply a couple of coats of sanding sealer before you start sanding.

    Jim
  37. Good job all round, nice finish too.. :2tsup: ...

    Good job all round, nice finish too.. :2tsup:

    Jim
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    Hi Smiife, Not a bad effort. For what it is...

    Hi Smiife, Not a bad effort. For what it is worth, I would have used the finial for the stem, and used the finer "stem" as the finial. Again, for what it is worth I think the base could have been...
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    Mark was very easy to work with. He did an...

    Mark was very easy to work with. He did an article about my work in issue 314, that required a few phone calls. In fact we were negotiating a feature article as late as November last year. Mark...
  40. DEATH NOTICE My sincere condolence to Bev and her family. I...

    My sincere condolence to Bev and her family. I was very fortunate to have lunch with Bev and Vic on a very cold day in a June. May Vic rest in peace.

    Jim
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    Vern, Initially, I will slice off 1mm or so and...

    Vern, Initially, I will slice off 1mm or so and set it into a box top. I do have plans further down the road to modify the pattern a little, so I can turn it round to make round motifs.

    Jim
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    Another motif pattern

    I have been trying for a while to make this pattern. It is not by far, a new pattern, but it has taken a while to work out how to cut the pieces accurately and then work out how to put it together. ...
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    Segmented platters are always difficult. If the...

    Segmented platters are always difficult. If the "segments" are wedge shaped and radiate from the centre, with cross grain, and the ebony strips also radiating with long grain also radiating, you...
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    Two small lidded boxes

    New pair of boxes with threaded lids. Left side is black bean with silver ash detail. 75mm high x 40mm diameter. Second box is quilted Queensland maple with mallee burl top and bottom. The maple...
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    That is a beautiful restoration....... :2tsup:...

    That is a beautiful restoration....... :2tsup:
    Congratulations,

    Jim
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    Peter, my story is identical, I was fine until 77...

    Peter, my story is identical, I was fine until 77 turned up.

    Jim
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    I can understand and appreciate your...

    I can understand and appreciate your satisfaction. But, paint the tailstock before the turning bug bites too hard. :U


    Jim
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    I fitted a 75 x 10mm timber strip to mine by...

    I fitted a 75 x 10mm timber strip to mine by drilling and tapping threads in the metal guide. The timber strip is fixed with counter sunk tank bolts. It can be removed and replaced as necessary. ...
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    Nice job Smiife, :2tsup: Jim

    Nice job Smiife, :2tsup:

    Jim
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    Hi TTIT, I use an insert for the thread,...

    Hi TTIT,

    I use an insert for the thread, otherwise I would loose about 10mm chasing the thread. I sometimes use an insert in the top as well, depending on the species used in the box. In this...
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