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  1. Hi Elanjacobs, Thanks for your reply, will try...

    Hi Elanjacobs, Thanks for your reply, will try the water treatment and if no success will probably finish it life a firewood. Thanks again. Brian.
  2. Hi Alkahestic, the piece has been stored flat on...

    Hi Alkahestic, the piece has been stored flat on shelf for about 5 months. It was cut from a longer length just a short while after I got it and was finish machined just needing a light sanding. The...
  3. Advice needed regarding cupping on a piece of Spotted Gum.

    Have a great looking piece of Spotted Gum which was destined to be a box lid. Since being cut to size it has cupped 3.5 mm over a width of 210mm. Can this be redeemed and if so how. Any and all...
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    A tour-de- force in the design the construction...

    A tour-de- force in the design the construction and also the documenting of the processes involved. Absolutely brilliant. Brian.

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    A tour-de- force in the design the...
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    Lovely stuff put my name on the list a well, that...

    Lovely stuff put my name on the list a well, that is if some is going to be available. Brian.
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    Hi everyone, Thanks for all the replies, what a...

    Hi everyone, Thanks for all the replies, what a great resource this forum is with such knowledgeable people willing to share their experiences with others. Thanks again Brian.
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    Finish for Spotted Gum

    Hi everyone, Am making a jewellery box out of Spotted Gum and am seeking advise on a suitable finish. I notice some people use various oils or waxes while some use a combination of both. What is the...
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    Thank you, Add my thanks and appreciation to all...

    Thank you, Add my thanks and appreciation to all who keep this forum running as it is meant to run. Brian.
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    Spectacular stuff, anybody know how that effect...

    Spectacular stuff, anybody know how that effect is formed during the tree growth. Brian.
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    Hi Rabster, Just spectacular, well done. Brian.

    Hi Rabster, Just spectacular, well done. Brian.
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    Hi Ben. Regarding Henry Bros I suggest you look...

    Hi Ben. Regarding Henry Bros I suggest you look at their website all the details are there . There have been many posts on this company and I have not seen one complaint. I ordered three blades...
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    Placed my first order them Craig was the person I...

    Placed my first order them Craig was the person I spoke to for the order late on Mon 14th delivered in Brisbane early Thurs 17th. Great service would definitely recommend them. Brian.
  13. Thread: Forum slow

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    Hi China, Same thing for me, I logged out and...

    Hi China, Same thing for me, I logged out and then back on again and it has been OK since. Cheers Brian.
  14. Thread: Wall art II

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    Hi IDEFIX, This is certainly not useless its a...

    Hi IDEFIX, This is certainly not useless its a work of art and a most useful and decorative one a that. I really like it. Well done. Seasons greetings to you and yours. Brian.
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    Great looking work, very detailed. Like the way...

    Great looking work, very detailed. Like the way tree tree grows from the wood base. Thanks Brian.
  16. Thread: Huon

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    Hi jw2373, Your best bet here in Bris is Trevor...

    Hi jw2373, Your best bet here in Bris is Trevor Gaskell (TG Creations) 3142 0754. Is on his way to Tassie today stocking up on Huon. Give him a couple of weeks and he will fix you up with whatever...
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    Very good likeness, well done. Looks like a...

    Very good likeness, well done. Looks like a really wise old sage as well. Brian.
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Many thanks for the post MM it's a privilege to...

    Many thanks for the post MM it's a privilege to view them, fantastic application of his talent. Brian.
  20. What a great way to say thank you.

    What a great way to say thank you.
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Great work Lance, certainly thinking outside the...

    Great work Lance, certainly thinking outside the square and a very unusual use for the timber. Brian.
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    I use boards with melamine both sides from...

    I use boards with melamine both sides from Bunnings and glue different grades of sandpaper each side. When sanding I sand with a circular motion, not sure at all about a back and forth motion as it...
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    Just beautiful, a vey lucky recipient. Just lost...

    Just beautiful, a vey lucky recipient. Just lost our 51/2 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback to cancer two weeks ago would have loved a picture like that of her. Cheers Brian.
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    With a beard like that, working with rotary power...

    With a beard like that, working with rotary power tools is just plain silly.
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    Spectacular, nothing else to say. Brian.

    Spectacular, nothing else to say. Brian.
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    Timber and Working with Wood Shows.

    Have just received an email from The Australian Wood Review. It seems tat he TWWW Shows now have a new owner Phoenix Exhibitions P/L. The email shows an interview
    with Candice Tocknell'Gray of that...
  29. Thread: Distorted

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    Beautiful piece of work. Love it. Brian.

    Beautiful piece of work. Love it. Brian.
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    Hi all, The writing was on the wall for me after...

    Hi all, The writing was on the wall for me after last years show (or was it a no show ) so I did not go his year. However I believe that a move to somewhere like Samford would be a great idea, but...
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    Thanks for your comments Gabriel much appreciated...

    Thanks for your comments Gabriel much appreciated Brian.
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    Thanks for your comments guys much appreciated....

    Thanks for your comments guys much appreciated. Brian.
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    Cutting Boards

    Hi All, Am considering making some end grain cutting boards using some CL, does any have any comments please regarding the suitability of CL. Cheers Brian.
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    I knew I should not have left Tassie an moved to...

    I knew I should not have left Tassie an moved to QLD. Brian.
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    Great reply Sturdee good for a Saturday morning...

    Great reply Sturdee good for a Saturday morning chuckle. Brian.
  38. Thread: Clocks

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    Hi double.d, Thanks for the comment. I used a...

    Hi double.d, Thanks for the comment. I used a Forstner bit to drill for the Clocks. The drill is just a Ryobi bench mounted unit of 250w. I used the lowest speed which is 625rpm. Any faster and it...
  39. Thread: Clocks

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    Clocks

    Hi, Just thought I would post photos of some fit-ups I made recently, any comments appreciated. Woods used are Musk Burl, Huon Pine and Red Beech
  40. Thread: First boxes

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    Hi John T. Thanks for the info John will follow...

    Hi John T. Thanks for the info John will follow your advice. Almost a pity I brought so much Huon with me when we moved up here 6 years ago from Margate. But it will all get used some how, it won't...
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    Hi All, Thanks for the info and advice all very...

    Hi All, Thanks for the info and advice all very helpful. Rod, regarding timber I have been using Huon and Blackheart Sassafras. Fumbler ,sorry about no pics but am getting some info at the weekend so...
  42. Thread: First boxes

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    First boxes

    Just had my first attempt at bandsaw boxes and have a couple of questions. I have a Carba-tec 14inch machine and have used one of their carbon blades 3mm14tpi but the blade seems to clog up easily so...
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    Hi, Small in size big on detail and finish, looks...

    Hi, Small in size big on detail and finish, looks great. Brian,
  44. Thread: Strop

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    Why go to all the trouble of sourcing off cuts...

    Why go to all the trouble of sourcing off cuts when you must have an old leather belt you no longer use. Been using mine for years.
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    Hi Flaxton, Thanks for the heads up on TGs new...

    Hi Flaxton, Thanks for the heads up on TGs new location, had some great Huon from him myself, already have a good stock which I brought from Hobart 7 years ago but there is always room or more. Bran.
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    Hi Bucky, You might also like to try TG Creations...

    Hi Bucky, You might also like to try TG Creations of Northgate (Trevor Gaskell) 0403 496 403. Has a great range of timbers and very reasonable prices. Have always been happy with my purchases rom...
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    Skot, The answer is no Carba-tec has 10%off for...

    Skot, The answer is no Carba-tec has 10%off for the show and free postage for small items, not a good deal with entry fee and parking. Cheers Brian.
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    Hi Skot, Went yesterday what a disgrace, so many...

    Hi Skot, Went yesterday what a disgrace, so many exhibitors on the missing list will not be going again next year. Went for a Dremel 4000, no stall, Caba-tec seem more interested in selling...
  49. I have been Chip Carving for about 14/15 years...

    I have been Chip Carving for about 14/15 years now and have only ever used one knife, and only use Huon Pine. Have used a little of the wood that Tatiana uses but have never found a supplier in Aus ...
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    Hi Kuffy, I go for "special" the figure in the...

    Hi Kuffy, I go for "special" the figure in the Walnut brings the board alive. Great job. Brian.
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