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    I owned this model for several years, design is...

    I owned this model for several years, design is good but the execution is rough. It shredded the first belt in no time, poor quality belt and rough castings. By and large if you dont mind a few...
  2. Thread: AWTEx 2020

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    Thats an interesting point and doubt this has to...

    Thats an interesting point and doubt this has to be taken into account. But as a turner I have in the past sort assistance from the commercial entities involved with AWTEX on their products. The...
  3. Thread: AWTEx 2020

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    I think the comments by Brendan in regard to...

    I think the comments by Brendan in regard to apathy are accurate and I might add that the internal politics of some clubs leaves much to be desired and most likely only adds to the problem.
    I would...
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    Thats good advice and I will under line about...

    Thats good advice and I will under line about the pith, remove as soon as you can. When you store your timber, I tend to store it the out of the sun and wind in a cool spot. If roughing out for...
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    N.S.W. Big blank lifting gear

    I have hand operated hoist thats capable of lifting 100kg to a height of 1.5m $45 ono . Its small lightweight and ideal for lifting blanks on to your wood lathe. I no longer turn anything even half...
  6. Thread: Bench drill

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    sold

    sold
  7. Thread: Bench drill

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    Sorry its $65 and its on FB Market place, bit of...

    Sorry its $65 and its on FB Market place, bit of a mad dash today. This retirement is darn busy, sort of 'retired to a busier life' sort of :)
  8. Thread: Bench drill

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    Bench drill

    Bench drill $65 , never used has just sat on the bench for several years. I need the space. Not a mark on either of the tables 1/2hp , 5 speed two pulley system, runs well....
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    sold

    sold
  10. FREE: NSW absolutely. Sold to the man in Caringbah

    absolutely. Sold to the man in Caringbah
  11. FREE: NSW free tool rests and P.I.A.B vacuum generator

    I have three tool rests originally made for a MC100 or 900 , 25mm pins. They are a welded construction not cast iron, but that shouldn't be a problem as the price is right :)

    1 PIAB vacuum...
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    I have dropped the price to $750

    I have dropped the price to $750
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    I was wondering how you hollowed it out , was...

    I was wondering how you hollowed it out , was thinking wow thats some challenge. :U Great piece
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    Waldown Pedestal drill 2M

    I have to down size my workshop and compact it some due to the usual reasons that come with retiring.
    So I have a Waldown heavy duty pedestal drill, 9 speed although I use only 3 or 4 speeds . I...
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    Bowl Calipers

    Bowl calipers are pretty much a bowl turners stock and trade and to be honest I dont know how many I have.Perhaps around 10-15 some I have bought and some I have made. Making them is very easy all...
  16. Thread: Food safe woods

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    sealers and finishes

    ...you could add to that the sealer or finish. As far as I can see most finishes when dry are safe for salad bowls not so perhaps not for cutting board as the cutting action would over time lift some...
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    If your new to chasing threads go as slow as your...

    If your new to chasing threads go as slow as your comfortable with, much depends on the quality of the timber being used.
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    Very nice Jim as always. :2tsup:

    Very nice Jim as always. :2tsup:
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    Seeing it second hand you may have to live with...

    Seeing it second hand you may have to live with it. The only Woodfast I have had it wasnt feasible to move the headstock but it was 20+ years old. Maybe on your there is some movement available for...
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    Classic Fasteners...

    Classic Fasteners
    They look like specialty furniture fixing you may have to send the image around to various sites i line
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    Bob Yup thats true. But for those not so...

    Bob Yup thats true. But for those not so familiar with silver soldering I added the low temp comment. If your going the stainless way you have really only two options 316 or Martensitic at least...
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    You can fix/weld/silver solder a HSS rod around...

    You can fix/weld/silver solder a HSS rod around 6-8mm dai to the leading edge of the toolrest this will take a lot of wear and bashing .Plus isf you use low temp silver solder it wont interfere with...
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    I would be interested in being part of a bulk...

    I would be interested in being part of a bulk buy, so keep me in mind. Thanks
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    Here you go, the first two seem to be sold and...

    Here you go, the first two seem to be sold and they collected a 2nd and 3rd ? But have not heard any confirmation etc, so if anybody is any the wiser be grateful for the heads up.
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    Very nice Jim

    Very nice Jim
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    ll Looks like two of mine have sold, but as yet...

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    Looks like two of mine have sold, but as yet no word back from AWTEX, must have a big year for them.
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    Yes , all my work is hand carved.

    Yes , all my work is hand carved.
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    I have a mix of free hand and captured systems...

    I have a mix of free hand and captured systems 90% of which I have made my self. Mainly due to the fact I have found the bars are of a minimal thickness ... well from my perspective :U

    So my main...
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    managed a 2nd and a 3rd in the Vases, not bad...

    managed a 2nd and a 3rd in the Vases, not bad under the circumstances. Sorry no images as yet
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    For me which ever is the top side or opening to...

    For me which ever is the top side or opening to that I screw a hard wood block. I have a couple made up 3,4 screws that match my chuck jaws and from there I will turn the outside including the foot...
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    N.S.W. BSP pipe stock and dies

    Stock and Dies, the old square type in good condition as they havent seen the light of day for around 50 years. Hence the dark staining of rsut preventative treatment.
    Stock USA made G.T.D Corp out...
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    N.S.W. Nova Power Grip Jaws

    Nova Power Grip Jaws to suit the large Super Nova 2 chuck or a Titan . New , never used,in fact still have the original Teknatool cable tie on them

    $50 ideally pickup at Prestons NSW 2170 , But...
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    N.S.W. Nova 130mm jaws with spare screws

    130mm Jaw set to suit either SN2 OR Titan chucks , slightly used but very good condition they come with spare csk screws and long series Allen key. They are the spare set I have had for years and...
  34. Good advice and I agree. Once you get things...

    Good advice and I agree. Once you get things sorted you will find these rings will be a rarity. Ebony will develop sanding cracks if your too aggressive much like most really pieces of hardwood.
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    try here ...

    try here https://mcjing.com.au/categorybrowser.aspx?categoryid=67
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    Hopefully not, but I has just sent the most...

    Hopefully not, but I has just sent the most likely contenders off in another direction. So had to send the second string stuff instead
  37. FREE: NSW No photograph I take it?

    No photograph I take it?
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    Im in although due to circumstances I only just...

    Im in although due to circumstances I only just made it.
  39. Thread: Kokopelli

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    Wow, thats an honour on a couple of levels, well...

    Wow, thats an honour on a couple of levels, well done sir.
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    I use stainless tube 1.6mm wall thickness. This...

    I use stainless tube 1.6mm wall thickness. This give a fair amount of lightness and strength and it has become my standard handle. The only thing that varies is the length and perhaps now I would...
  41. Thread: Nova G3 Chuck

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    hmmm

    Definitely a dodgy chuck I would be taking it back. I have 8 nova chucks for well over ten years and only one mishap. Chuck was too old for parts so I had to make my own. 15 years made in NZ :U
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    very nice ,great finish :2tsup:

    very nice ,great finish :2tsup:
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    Interesting read , the storm reeked a bit of...

    Interesting read , the storm reeked a bit of havoc up here, no trees tho' :) Holly still have yet to turn mine I have a couple of blanks, some a smudge from some sort of bacterial action, might try...
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    I guess it really depends on what resources you...

    I guess it really depends on what resources you have to hand. In my case I lifted the banjo up on a piece 75mm sq tube RHS 3,6mm wall, each end of the RHS had a flange welded to it as a base and a...
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    Sold

    Sold
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    3D drawing board-new-never used NSW

    3D drawing board never used, easy to use and a great present for Christmas. It is advertised on eBay at the moment.

    Price $45 pick up from Prestons NSW retails around $70 currently, Can post but...
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    It will dry quickly, probably the lot in 12...

    It will dry quickly, probably the lot in 12 months, roughouts in weeks. The good thing its very stable and if you are in a hurry turn to within 10% of the finished size and soak in meths for around...
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    Derek, Second Vicmarcs area a game of time and...

    Derek, Second Vicmarcs area a game of time and patience. :U But there several other good brands around for you to consider ie Woodfast, Stubby etc and sometimes you have to travel a bit to get what...
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    you can always use BLO

    you can always use BLO
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    So very true Paul its about experience guided by...

    So very true Paul its about experience guided by wisdom. Experience of time spent and the wisdom of an experienced turner.
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