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    VICTORIA bargain ! but I can't justify upgrading from my...

    bargain !
    but I can't justify upgrading from my VL175....
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    I'd also like to know....

    I'd also like to know....
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    I can confirm that the ugly bit in the first...

    I can confirm that the ugly bit in the first picture has indeed come up as good as the piece in the second (beautiful).
    Thanks Rob!
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    near enough - "I'll take it!" pm coming

    near enough - "I'll take it!"

    pm coming
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    Hi Rob, Might be interested... Thickness ?...

    Hi Rob,
    Might be interested...
    Thickness ?
    cheers
    phil
  6. Thread: Huon pine burl.

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    drowning in drool over here......

    drowning in drool over here......
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    QUEENSLAND Sadly, I'm guessing Banyo is no where near...

    Sadly, I'm guessing Banyo is no where near Melbourne.....
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    TASMANIA "I'll take it!" will send pm for details phil

    "I'll take it!"
    will send pm for details
    phil
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    Lovely work, Willy! Simple design that lets you...

    Lovely work, Willy!
    Simple design that lets you focus on the beauty of the wood.
    cheers

    phil
  10. Thread: Thika Pods

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    WANTED:VIC Thika Pods

    So, anyone got some spare ?
    Apparently no longer allowed to be imported to Aus....
    thanks
    phil


    (edited 'cos apparently I can't spel)
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    Coming up nicely. Just as a suggestion - to be...

    Coming up nicely.
    Just as a suggestion - to be described when finished not as "first bowl in five years" but as "five years in the making" ?
    :)
    phil
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    VICTORIA Highly recommended woods here for special pens....

    Highly recommended woods here for special pens.
    Some of the Texan/Mexican woods rival our desert species for beauty, and that conkerberry is great when finished!
    (and Euge is great to deal with)...
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    Good news ! It's those silly little things that...

    Good news !
    It's those silly little things that cause frustration....
    happy turning !
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    Have you tripped a safety stop knee bar / button...

    Have you tripped a safety stop knee bar / button ?
    (Not sure if this model has one, but this is a typical issue at our club....)
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    Absolutely beautiful piece, Dalboy !

    Absolutely beautiful piece, Dalboy !
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    My 2c : As above, squared is preferred for a...

    My 2c :

    As above, squared is preferred for a better hold in the chuck.

    Thickness depends on the wood itself - if prone to chipping out than a larger piece is needed. But hard and solid acacias...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Ouch ! Let me guess - "I'll just take one last...

    Ouch !
    Let me guess - "I'll just take one last gentle sweep....."
  19. Thread: Brendan Stemp

    by plt43
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    I believe he is still around and doing some...

    I believe he is still around and doing some turning, just less of it.
    Fortunately for us, he will be doing a demo for our group in October.... always entertaining and very informative.
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    These are just beautiful (in a gruesome sort of...

    These are just beautiful (in a gruesome sort of way)...
    :)
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
  22. Thread: Two burls

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    VICTORIA Yup -- look like coolibah to me. Don't mind...

    Yup -- look like coolibah to me.
    Don't mind sharpening, a few seconds and you're done.
    However sanding is a pain...... a good excuse to get the best finish you can off the tool.:roll:
  23. Thread: Tool Handle

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    Hell, yes !!! Never seen this down here.... ...

    Hell, yes !!!

    Never seen this down here....

    (and yes it does look like bacon)

    phil
  24. Thread: Two burls

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    VICTORIA All good then - I'll take them. Will pm shortly...

    All good then - I'll take them.
    Will pm shortly for details.
    cheers
    phil
  25. Thread: Two burls

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    VICTORIA Hi Adam, (and welcome) Are these full burls or...

    Hi Adam,
    (and welcome)
    Are these full burls or slices ?
    If full, I'm interested...
    cheers
    phil
  26. Thread: A bit of a saga.

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    I thought these things only happened to me.....

    I thought these things only happened to me.....
  27. Thread: CA activator

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    I think Miterfix is excellent, but also...

    I think Miterfix is excellent, but also expensive.
    David (Timberbits) also recommended Glen20 as a cheap alternative at one stage - worked ok for me.
    Have had success with Insta-set from Hobbyking,...
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    VICTORIA Hi Robert (and welcome), Might help if you can...

    Hi Robert
    (and welcome),
    Might help if you can list the contents and maybe add a photo....
    cheers
    phil
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    WANTED:QLD. No worries - never hurts to ask.:)

    No worries - never hurts to ask.:)
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    WANTED:QLD. I'd also be interested in some pieces of this...

    I'd also be interested in some pieces of this timber if available.
    Generally for small items but large is okay too.....:2tsup:
    phil
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    VICTORIA "I'll take it !" will pm you today.

    "I'll take it !"
    will pm you today.
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    ^ Good advice from Chief. There are a number of...

    ^
    Good advice from Chief.
    There are a number of clubs throughout Melbourne with fully equipped workshops where members would be happy to guide you. This will help you determine if turning really is...
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Stunning piece of work - terrific job !

    Stunning piece of work - terrific job !
  36. Thread: Tiger Myrtle Pen

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    Good work, Ben. Pleased to see you working on...

    Good work, Ben.
    Pleased to see you working on diifferent things and not letting a setback stop you.
    "We learn from our mistakes" (so I should know lots....).
    cheers
    phil
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
  38. QUEENSLAND Officially : "I'll take it." thanks phil

    Officially : "I'll take it."

    thanks
    phil
  39. QUEENSLAND pm'ing ....

    pm'ing ....
  40. Thread: Yes mi,lady MkII

    by plt43
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    Excellent work, Derek - thanks for the...

    Excellent work, Derek - thanks for the step-by-step and pictures!
  41. Thread: Eucalypt Burl

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    VICTORIA "I"ll take it !" will pm shortly....

    "I"ll take it !"
    will pm shortly....
  42. Thread: Turning blanks

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    QUEENSLAND Would you believe I'm in the very southern part...

    Would you believe I'm in the very southern part of SEQLD ?
    :C
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    QUEENSLAND A beautiful piece indeed! I's the "pick-up only"...

    A beautiful piece indeed!
    I's the "pick-up only" that's stopping me....
  44. Thread: Coloured Box

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    Very nice, but I have to ask - what does the...

    Very nice, but I have to ask - what does the writing say ?
  45. Thread: Bulk pen blanks

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    QUEENSLAND buggerit.... After long discussions in my head,...

    buggerit....
    After long discussions in my head, I'll take these on behalf of the Peninsula Woodturners Guild.
    I dunno how EGO works but we'll work it out via pm.
    cheers
    phil
  46. Thread: Bulk pen blanks

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    QUEENSLAND Trying so hard to resist...

    Trying so hard to resist this..........................
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    FREE: VIC Not the tip !!!! I'm keen to have a play / go at...

    Not the tip !!!!
    I'm keen to have a play / go at a restoration if that's ok.
    Will pm.
    phil
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    Hi George, Will pm you with a phone number - I...

    Hi George,
    Will pm you with a phone number - I (or another member of Peninsula Woodturners) would be happy to help.
    cheers
    phil
  49. Thread: Moving sale

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    HEADS UP Move to Melbourne (and bring your timber / shed /...

    Move to Melbourne (and bring your timber / shed / mill ....)
    :U
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    Had the pleasure of meeting Amos just the once...

    Had the pleasure of meeting Amos just the once before he moved north.
    Though he wasn't well he was generous with his time and knowledge - a gentleman.
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