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  1. Firstly, welcome to the forum. A few initial...

    Firstly, welcome to the forum.
    A few initial questions. What sort of table saw do you have and what sort of blade are you using, ie does it have a lot of teeth or only a few? If you are trying to...
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    Very hard to tell without anything else in the...

    Very hard to tell without anything else in the photo to gauge against, but I would say in the vicinity of 100 - 150mm. When I was referring to size I was comparing against turning a pen where there...
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    I didn't know there was so much variation in...

    I didn't know there was so much variation in Myrtle grain but turning something of that size really shows it up. The ones with the birdseye are my favourites. I don't recall seeing birdseye in Myrtle...
  4. Guess who is just coincidentally having a 3 day...

    Guess who is just coincidentally having a 3 day sale and demonstrations on the same weekend now? Never open on a Sunday any other weekend of the year.
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    I would be placing the 8mm rod in the spindle...

    I would be placing the 8mm rod in the spindle hole and rotate it until it is horizontal at around the 9 o'clock position. Place a length of wood (say 50 x 50mm) under it up close to the spindle to...
  6. Totally agree with all you have said Gab. I too...

    Totally agree with all you have said Gab. I too will be there on Friday and hope to catch up with you again. I know I will enjoy my day and maybe take home a few goodies as it's only a couple of days...
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    Yes, I'd be happy with that too. Looks very...

    Yes, I'd be happy with that too. Looks very nicely finished.
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    What is on the other end of the shaft that pulley...

    What is on the other end of the shaft that pulley is on? If there is any sort of gear mechanism check the teeth for compressed sawdust in the bottom of the teeth. It is amazing how little buildup is...
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    Were you running the belt very tight? This type...

    Were you running the belt very tight? This type of belt needs to be tighter than what you expect compared to a normal vee belt. With a belt than short you would tighten it until you virtually can't...
  10. Well said Doug. I think this forum is only a very...

    Well said Doug. I think this forum is only a very small part of the whole picture and the so called captive audience doesn't appear to even attend judging by the responses on the Sydney show thread....
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    Been around for a while that blade but still...

    Been around for a while that blade but still haven't heard of anyone actually buying or using one.
    Hope your saw recovers quickly Paul and you get a good Medicare rebate.:doh:
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    Is this what you currently have? 457776

    Is this what you currently have?

    457776
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    Going by the proportions in the sketch I think...

    Going by the proportions in the sketch I think he/she does mean 60mm dowel.
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    They look magnificent Paul. I have so far to go...

    They look magnificent Paul. I have so far to go to even get somewhere near that design.
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    Redgum & Huon Pine

    This is a box I finished recently as a trial. Our club received a donation of Fiddleback Redgum which was subsequently stored away for a couple of years because a number of people thought it was no...
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    I use a 3 tpi 1/2" blade and find that it's good...

    I use a 3 tpi 1/2" blade and find that it's good for straight line cutting including resawing and larger circle cutting. This gives a reasonable finish and good cutting speed. I wouldn't use it for...
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    Welcome to the forum. I had to lookup where...

    Welcome to the forum. I had to lookup where Branxholme was but turns out it's not too far from where BIL & SIL used to live at Hawksdale.
    Good luck with your venture.
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    You will probably have to get the blades made up...

    You will probably have to get the blades made up as your length is a bit of an odd size compared to what is available off the shelf. Try to get thin material as they will last longer on smaller...
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    Really like the first one. What you have done...

    Really like the first one. What you have done really makes the wood texture and colours stand out.
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    Shouldn't need a regulator as it is basically a...

    Shouldn't need a regulator as it is basically a Primus torch and they don't use a regulator. They have an orific built into the torch which regulates the flow and they are normally screwed straight...
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    Looks magnificent. The contract between the light...

    Looks magnificent. The contract between the light and dark colours really sets it off and the red inside is another good contrast. Glad you were able to sort out the hinge problem.
    Is your suede...
  22. Can you elaborate what your friend meant by "not...

    Can you elaborate what your friend meant by "not good"
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    Coming along nicely especially the finish on the...

    Coming along nicely especially the finish on the blue one. I was surprised when reading the first post and you said you used CA on it. That is one of the benefits (and I think the only one) is you...
  24. Great to see some positive comments appearing...

    Great to see some positive comments appearing now. Hopefully there will be more either here or on the other thread that's running in Timber & Working with Wood Shows forum.
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    I thought that you may have used polyester and it...

    I thought that you may have used polyester and it didn't have the same adhesion to the wood as epoxy but I was wrong. No chance of gluing the piece back in and disguise the joins?
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    That's a shame after all the effort I know you...

    That's a shame after all the effort I know you would have had to put in to make the blank. Did you use polyester or epoxy resin?
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    Looks like the smaller of those catches is only...

    Looks like the smaller of those catches is only brushed finish but the larger one appears to be polished.
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    Sounds like you got a real bargain with that...

    Sounds like you got a real bargain with that banding haul and already started to put it to good use.
  29. Certainly no worms or cracks show in the photos...

    Certainly no worms or cracks show in the photos so if you didn't tell us we would just think it is another one of your masterpieces with no blemishes. Great idea putting those scalloped pieces over...
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    Great explanation that even I can understand. I...

    Great explanation that even I can understand. I sent my wife to Plyco a couple of years ago to get some good quality ply for her pyrography.
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    Beautiful as usual Brian and always generous with...

    Beautiful as usual Brian and always generous with your information. Just a question about the lid panel. By using ply or MDF as the substrate and applying veneer both sides, is the panel glued in...
  32. A top job on this one Crowie. Even though its not...

    A top job on this one Crowie. Even though its not the biggest you've done, I think it's the best.
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    Welcome to the forum and I hope you have found...

    Welcome to the forum and I hope you have found the Triton section on here where your questions can be answered.
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    Welcome to the forum. Retirement sounds exciting...

    Welcome to the forum. Retirement sounds exciting for you with lots of things ahead to look forward to.
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    Welcome to the forum. Lots of reading ahead of...

    Welcome to the forum. Lots of reading ahead of you and hopefully some good tips.
    Which part of the south coast are you?
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    I quite liked your original name. Often see user...

    I quite liked your original name. Often see user names and wonder how they were thought up or came from.
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    That is certainly a special piece of timber. Love...

    That is certainly a special piece of timber. Love that wave effect in the top panel.
    You have done just what should be done with something that fancy.
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    I'm with Lance there on the banding. Do you find...

    I'm with Lance there on the banding. Do you find the Dremel the ideal tool for doing the trenching and is the trench done with a cutter of the correct width or in multiple passes?
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    Great looking pen and very nicely finished. All...

    Great looking pen and very nicely finished. All that figure in the Lace works well in such a small object.
    Nice to see some green grass in the background. Don't know if your lawn was like ours but...
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    Thanks for the info. Obviously it takes a while...

    Thanks for the info. Obviously it takes a while to make them all but well worth while.
    Sounds like you might have the same drum sander as me , the 10/20 which I brought only a few months ago when...
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    Nicely done on the turning and your casting looks...

    Nicely done on the turning and your casting looks great with the burl and the colour combination.
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    Nice piecce of Walnut and the dovetail looks very...

    Nice piecce of Walnut and the dovetail looks very neat.
    How do you prepare those bandings? I see lots of shavings in the photo.
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    Another fine example of your fastidious work...

    Another fine example of your fastidious work Brian. Mortice & tennon for the dividers just shows how much effort you put in to getting a quality item, and even the contrasting colours in the built up...
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    Thanks for the link, I have caught up now. Is...

    Thanks for the link, I have caught up now. Is there a particular type or brand of lacquer you use to seal the blank?
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    May challenge 1, 2 & 3

    Had some time last weekend and got stuck in and did my 3 in a session.
    The first is Sierra with cross cut Blackwood. Depending on which angle you look at it the colour and luminescence changes as...
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    That's really nice looking piece of wood and very...

    That's really nice looking piece of wood and very nicely photographed. My personal preference is the outdoor shot but they all look good.
    Your new finishing procedure, is that a trade secret or have...
  47. Thread: Tool chest

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    That is one special toolbox that has come up a...

    That is one special toolbox that has come up a treat. Your attention to detail has really paid off.
    After the first set of photos I was going to ask if you had some special tools you were going to...
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    Even though you say you turned the dark part off...

    Even though you say you turned the dark part off I think it looks just fine the way it is. Looking forward to seeing your "special" one:U
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    The last I heard was that Bruce seemed to be...

    The last I heard was that Bruce seemed to be struggling to get donations of pens and I thought it had just fizzled out but obviously he has just moved to a new platform.
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    That looks really nice with the hardware on and...

    That looks really nice with the hardware on and I'm glad the draw pulls fitted inside the front flap. Looking forward to seeing it with the finish applied.
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