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    Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

    Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
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    What's a wiki?

    What's a wiki?
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    Your elegant finish really brought out the...

    Your elegant finish really brought out the character of the timber.
  4. The pen is a beauty! The mini lathe is a...

    The pen is a beauty!

    The mini lathe is a revelation. :2tsup:
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    Well made box. I love the bright purple lining....

    Well made box. I love the bright purple lining. Sure to be a winner.
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    Take a look at my two-way build right under this...

    Take a look at my two-way build right under this thread. I laminated 3/4" ply into 1-1/2" stock and went from there. Shouldn't matter what you use so long as it doesn't resonate. A speaker...
  7. Thread: Dovetails

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    Absolutely correct. The trees grow near river...

    Absolutely correct. The trees grow near river banks in central America and the timber is prized for it's resistance to rot. Of course, untreated and left outside, it won't be purple for more than...
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    This is exactly why I do not do commission work. ...

    This is exactly why I do not do commission work. It is very difficult to walk that tightrope between not making the sale and working for minimum wage. If someone sees one of my completed works...
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    Thank you for this thread. I have been taking a...

    Thank you for this thread. I have been taking a good, hard look at this Tru-Oil product and your photos have cemented my decision to try it. I believe that it is commonly used for tool handles. ...
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    I was seriously considering multiple coats of...

    I was seriously considering multiple coats of primer, block sanding, and spraying them with automotive enamel. They would look good in bright white.
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    New set of two way bookshelfs.

    Always had an itch to build something like this. Woofers are ScanSpeak 15W/8530-K00 (Revelator series) and the tweeters are Hiquphon OW1. The tweeter filter is 3rd order electrical while the...
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    Sorry for the late reply. I set my table saw...

    Sorry for the late reply. I set my table saw blade to 20 degrees from vertical and carefully ran the board on it's side down the fence.
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    Really well done. You can get lost in that...

    Really well done. You can get lost in that blackwood.
  14. Thread: My new wheels

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    Happy Birthday, Peter. We can probably modify...

    Happy Birthday, Peter. We can probably modify that to hold a set of golf clubs on the back.
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    I gasped when I read the first post. I had many...

    I gasped when I read the first post. I had many dealings with Amos over the years and helped him get tools from America that weren't available down under. We spoke on the telephone many times. ...
  16. Thread: Latest box

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    Beautiful combination of timbers. Very well...

    Beautiful combination of timbers. Very well done.
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    Scrap wood box

    Purchased some black walnut a while back for some built-in bookcases I was doing. Some of the boards that I purchased had large splits up at one end where the tree either went into a crotch or a...
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    Beautiful! I love what you did with the lift.

    Beautiful! I love what you did with the lift.
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    I use a standard Forrest Woodworker II 10" blade...

    I use a standard Forrest Woodworker II 10" blade with a 1/8" kerf. You just have to make sure you get the ATB+R grind. The "R" makes every fifth tooth a "raker" with a flat grind. This is an...
  20. Thread: Ca Finish

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    Amos, you have forgotten more about CA finishing...

    Amos, you have forgotten more about CA finishing than I will ever know. The only times that I have real difficulties with CA is extreme humidity or, like now, extreme cold. -8 C in my shed this...
  21. Thread: Ca Finish

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    Hi Amos. It sounds like your CA might be old. ...

    Hi Amos. It sounds like your CA might be old. Should be the consistency of water for pen finishing, IMO. I use those blue paper towels that you find in the paint section of hardware stores for...
  22. Thread: Fountain pens

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    I love it. The live edge makes it very classy,...

    I love it. The live edge makes it very classy, in my opinion.
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    Hey, Les. Nice work on those earrings, but you...

    Hey, Les. Nice work on those earrings, but you just keep those crazy Canuck women up north with you, O.K? ; )
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    Water buffalo horn Junior Statesman

    This is the most recent pen I have turned lately. It has become my daily pen. 20 thin coats of CA. Finished with Micromesh. Outfitted with one of the Schmidt Private Reserve Ink 5888 "B"...
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    I like to use the story stick approach as taught...

    I like to use the story stick approach as taught by Doug Stowe, an American woodworker and contributor to Fine Woodworking. Use the story stick to set up stops on the router table, route for the...
  26. Thread: Some new pens

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    Very nicely done. Lovely work. :)

    Very nicely done. Lovely work. :)
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    Another tube guitar amp

    Here’s another tube amp I recently completed. 1952 Fender Deluxe circuit. This is the 5C3 Deluxe that used octal preamp tubes with grid leak bias. I believe this is the last time Fender used the grid...
  28. Thread: Pill Box

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    Used a 3/4" cove bit in a router table to cove...

    Used a 3/4" cove bit in a router table to cove the tops of the ends. Raise the bit gradually so as to not take too much material out at one time. Used a 1-1/4" bowl bit in a router table to...
  29. Thread: Pill Box

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    What you see is the first prototype. Twice a...

    What you see is the first prototype. Twice a day and perhaps even three times a day versions are kicking around in my head. Stay tuned.
  30. Thread: Pill Box

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    Pill Box

    I was over at my mother's house fixing some things for her and I noticed that she was using one of those plastic medication reminder boxes that you pick up at the drug store for about three bucks. ...
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    Thank you for the kind words. The timber was...

    Thank you for the kind words. The timber was purchased. The bubinga was purchased for a king size bed project that I made for the Mrs and I. The black walnut was left over from a seven foot...
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    just another box

    Hadn't made one in a while. This one is bubinga with a black walnut top. Ebony lift and mitre splines. Brusso hinges and three coats of lacquer, lightly rubbed out between coats. ...
  33. Still more cutting boards for Christmas gifts

    This was the second batch of end grain boards that I made for Christmas gifts. The first one is for a very pretty blonde who is a Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy. She is also an excellent cook...
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    It's called a "blood trough". It's where the...

    It's called a "blood trough". It's where the juices go when you are slicing meat that's just come out of the oven. I do it with a plunge router and a 1/2" round nose bit. The other side is...
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    Titebond III. It is waterproof and it is my...

    Titebond III. It is waterproof and it is my understanding that, once cured, it is FDA approved for indirect food contact. :)
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    That's a very classy looking pen, Amos. But...

    That's a very classy looking pen, Amos. But what happened to WoodenInk?
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    Some cutting boards for Christmas gifts

    Just finished with the last coat of salad bowl oil on these three cutting boards. The largest one is end grain and is made from Brazilian cherry and maple. The one next to it is also end grain...
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    I find that the darker the Tru-Stone, the harder...

    I find that the darker the Tru-Stone, the harder it is to turn. I had to resort to carbide to turn these black ones. Worth it though.
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    All they require is a little light sanding with...

    All they require is a little light sanding with Micromesh prior to finishing with CA.
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    Thanks for the comments, guys. Not sure if...

    Thanks for the comments, guys. Not sure if Tru-Stone needs CA or not, but using CA is such a habit for me I just did it without thinking about it. Must say that it makes them shine real nice. I...
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    Thank you, Artme. :) Been a long time. Too...

    Thank you, Artme. :) Been a long time. Too long. Much has happened and much is happening. Life and such. Hope to become a regular again soon. This is such a friendly place.
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    Sedona with a Toni Ransfield blank

    Custom order from a lady who likes roses and butterflys. Twenty coats of CA. Toni really does nice work with polymer clay.
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    Amazing! They are sure to love them. :)

    Amazing! They are sure to love them. :)
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    Amazing work, Amos. Haven't seen that kit over...

    Amazing work, Amos. Haven't seen that kit over here in the States yet. Beautiful fit and finish as usual. Stunning photography. :2tsup:
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    Matched set in Tru-Stone

    A very good customer of mine expressed a wish for a matching set of Emperors in black Tru-Stone. One fountain pen and one rollerball. Twenty coats of CA as usual. I hope she likes them.
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    I do this all the time and find that good results...

    I do this all the time and find that good results can be had by using a 3/4" resaw blade. Hardly any cleanup at all.
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    Beautiful work! :)

    Beautiful work! :)
  48. Thread: Two new ones

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    Excellent job as usual, Sam. Superb fit and...

    Excellent job as usual, Sam. Superb fit and finish. :)
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    Nicely done, Amos. :)

    Nicely done, Amos. :)
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    Very nice handles you've made. I also recently...

    Very nice handles you've made. I also recently purchased a Pen Pro for turning Tru-Stone. While my regular gouge could handle the lighter colors of Tru-Stone, when I got to the black ones, I was...
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