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    A nice piece of wood there Peter and an...

    A nice piece of wood there Peter and an interesting kit that I haven't seen before. What is it, and I assume it's sourced from outside of Aus.
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    Very nice Brad. The smooth lines complement the...

    Very nice Brad. The smooth lines complement the Streamline and that wood looks quite special by the way you have finished it. Always good when a piece of wood turns out better than you expect when...
  3. Another very nice installment Paul. Yes, the old...

    Another very nice installment Paul. Yes, the old CA trick for hardening up punky wood is a good one that I have used a few times on pens, as it's usually those types of woods that look really nice....
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    Are you looking for the winder on the Router? If...

    Are you looking for the winder on the Router? If so, it is on the opposite end of the fine adjustment knob as shown in the attached clip. The early model TRA's didn't have the above table winder on...
  5. Really nice thought there Crowie. The builds keep...

    Really nice thought there Crowie. The builds keep getting better and better.
    Maybe Handy is in lockdown Al so probably shouldn't hand the truck over for 14 days.
  6. Your last statement "I hope you like it" is an...

    Your last statement "I hope you like it" is an understatement, it is absolutely exquisite. From your description it appears that every component used was first class along with your workmanship.
    I...
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    Well done Sally. I do prefer the shape of the...

    Well done Sally. I do prefer the shape of the Turquoise one out of the two.
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    I have brought from FT once some time ago and...

    I have brought from FT once some time ago and never had an issue, but it appears that things have gone south since then for whatever reason.
    I just did a quick comparison of a couple of planes...
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    Putting things back again is the part I enjoy as...

    Putting things back again is the part I enjoy as it always looks the tidiest its going to be when you finish.
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    Welcome to the forum. I think you need a few more...

    Welcome to the forum. I think you need a few more posts before you can edit your profile so join in the conversations.
  11. Welcome Little John. I see you haven't had any...

    Welcome Little John. I see you haven't had any success with assistance on your question on the Finger Jointer in the Triton section. I thought they would be jumping at you with answers from all...
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    I think my FIL has one of those. His has the Sher...

    I think my FIL has one of those. His has the Sher drill and all the lathe parts. The whole thing is housed in a metal wall cabinet.
    An M16 thread can be either the standard 2mm pitch or 1.5mm fine...
  13. Yes mine did the same for a while, luck of the...

    Yes mine did the same for a while, luck of the draw when it started as to which speed it decided to run at, regulated or flat out. I tried all the remedies that people suggested worked for them but...
  14. Do you have any photos of the pieces in question?...

    Do you have any photos of the pieces in question? If suitably deformed/damaged they may be able to be cast in resin to use for pens or other objects if they are larger.
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    I think someone is confused with the neighbor's...

    I think someone is confused with the neighbor's house.
    Looks nice and snug in there now and I'm sure it will last at least as long as the old one.
  16. Very nicely done Lance and done without all those...

    Very nicely done Lance and done without all those super expensive hand tools. Just showcases your skills.
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    I can't help with the setup procedure but thought...

    I can't help with the setup procedure but thought you might want to also post your question here.
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    I believe Hoop Pine ply is the best to burn on as...

    I believe Hoop Pine ply is the best to burn on as it is fine grained and very clear in colour. You need very light colour and a smooth surface so your tip will glide over the surface without grabbing...
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    Pens are looking great Paul and another top job...

    Pens are looking great Paul and another top job on the box. I might have to have a go at a finger jointed pen box for something a bit different. Are the pens sitting in a couple of coves there in the...
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    This...

    This should get you a larger version of the table above if it's what you want.
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    Good to hear from you Jacques. Starting to think...

    Good to hear from you Jacques. Starting to think we had lost you to some other pastime :no: Are the studies ongoing or have you finished now?
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    Nice site and some fine looking boxes there

    Nice site and some fine looking boxes there
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    Can you provide the links as it would be good to...

    Can you provide the links as it would be good to have a look at your offerings.
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    Looks very nice and I'm sure it looks even better...

    Looks very nice and I'm sure it looks even better in the flesh. I was looking at the round handle through all the photos expecting it to be some sort of rotary catch until I got to the last photo and...
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    Very nice pieces of work. Love the Tiger Myrtle...

    Very nice pieces of work. Love the Tiger Myrtle and Huon Pine inserts. No idea what that is you used for the insert in photo 5 but it also looks impressive.
  26. G'day Paul, I'm not saying I have a better...

    G'day Paul, I'm not saying I have a better method, just my preferred method. I tried the BLO/CA finish quite some time ago and felt that what I achieved was not as good as straight CA. It may have...
  27. Had seen your lathe before, just not set up with...

    Had seen your lathe before, just not set up with a pen. You could almost put it in your pocket and take it anywhere to whip up a pen for someone.
    Long time since I have done the BLO and CA finish.
  28. Looks like you have taken to this pen turning...

    Looks like you have taken to this pen turning just like you do to everything else you turn your hand to Paul. A beautiful finish and the fit looks good. Which finish have you used on this one?
    I...
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    Is this...

    Is this the type of thing you are after, just the basic 0.5mm lead. There is also these for a bit up market kit.
    If you want the woodworkers style there are these.
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    This...

    This one gives you a whisker over 1mm kerf but depends on how much you want to pay.
    Very smart jig by the way.
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    One of the photos on the Axminster site show it...

    One of the photos on the Axminster site show it with a GOF 1600 router mounted in it and there appears to be just a small amount of clearance around it. If someone has one of those they may be able...
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    Shipping $37.90 so a total of $162.90. Nearly $40...

    Shipping $37.90 so a total of $162.90. Nearly $40 less than the other one and only up to 4 days delivery time.
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    Make sure you get high tensile bolts to put in...

    Make sure you get high tensile bolts to put in the new strips as they prevent the threads from stretching which leads to stripping.
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    Nicely made pen and it's a shame the gloss...

    Nicely made pen and it's a shame the gloss doesn't show up when done under lights as I like the gloss look.
    Funny how kits are known by different names in different parts of the world. Over here...
  35. QUEENSLAND Here's an example of what it comes up like. ...

    Here's an example of what it comes up like.

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  36. Great to see it all fixed with the help of other...

    Great to see it all fixed with the help of other members, that's part of the reason for the Forums. I have been following along in the background and had nothing more to add than the guys who were...
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    I'm with Paul, the fact that you make the effort...

    I'm with Paul, the fact that you make the effort to come on here and explain your position honestly just goes to show that you are doing it for us not for yourself. The fact that you might get a...
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    Welcome to the forum Skitlz. Which part of...

    Welcome to the forum Skitlz. Which part of Victoria are you from?
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    Spare...

    Spare parts certainly turn up and here is a manual that is supposed to be very similar to the machine above so I hope it is. There is a download link at the top of the page to view it properly. ...
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    Great design David. Once you have jigged up for...

    Great design David. Once you have jigged up for one it's just as easy to make multiples and those alignment splines will make assembly spot on for little guys.
    Do you intend for the kids to put the...
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    Thanks for your comments Paul. No I don't have...

    Thanks for your comments Paul. No I don't have any recipients lined up at this stage but hopefully someone will see an attraction down the track. At the moment I am happy just to start building up...
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    Continuing the pen box theme

    I wasn't sure whether to put these here or in the pen making forum, so tossed a coin and here they are. It's a little batch of pen boxes I made recently to get my box and pen making started for this...
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    If it hasn't been used much you shouldn't have...

    If it hasn't been used much you shouldn't have many problems with it. The only thing that may have deteriorated over that time could be the tyres as the rubber perishes over time even when not used,...
  44. Very nice indeed Paul. BHS has been a favorite of...

    Very nice indeed Paul. BHS has been a favorite of mine for a long time and what you have done with it looks top notch. Surely your client has got to be happy with at least one of those, if not all....
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    All those tricky joints have come up very neat,...

    All those tricky joints have come up very neat, as good as any right angle joint.
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    I concur with what Derek says in that you feel a...

    I concur with what Derek says in that you feel a sense of loss when you finish a job that has made you really think and also try to improve your quality of work. Trying to come up with the next...
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    Nice little commission to test out your problem...

    Nice little commission to test out your problem solving skills and a neat jig that came out of it.
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    Welcome to the forum Nev. Turning is quite...

    Welcome to the forum Nev. Turning is quite addictive especially pen turning as you can achieve a finished article quickly which is very satisfying for your pride.
    Depending on what space you have...
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    You do get a few extra features with the floor...

    You do get a few extra features with the floor stand sander. Providing it is the same as that shown on the US Jet website it comes with up to 4" spindles compared to 2" on the benchtop model and also...
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    Welcome Wood-Kook. Hopefully there will be enough...

    Welcome Wood-Kook. Hopefully there will be enough info here to get you past the screws and lump hammer.
    Am I right in assuming that Newy is Newcastle?
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