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    Thanks for comments. Bars & rods were heated in...

    Thanks for comments.
    Bars & rods were heated in the Jarrahdale fire until bright red & then I beat the hell our of them until they were the shape I needed.
    The S/S rods lost a heap of it's hardness...
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    Needed a rest or 2

    At last I got round to making an Internal & External rest for bowls.
    As you can see, I am not a welder, but was very happy with the outcome.
    8mm Flat bar with 13mm S/S rod welded on top. Both 300mm...
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    Thanks for your replies & advice. ATM re-setting...

    Thanks for your replies & advice.
    ATM re-setting up my grinding assembly using the Woodcut jig.
    Will be trying it out soon
    Col
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    Trying out the Sorby Texturing tool

    Another comp item. Nest of 3 boxes.
    Left - Olive, Centre - WA Peppermint, Right - WA She-oak.
    I was pleased with them, but C & C welcome.
    Col



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    Bottom Feeder Gouges

    What is the general consensus on the angle of Bottom Feeder Bowl Gouges ?

    Do you use them ?
    What angle do you grind them ?
    Do you grind a second / micro bevel ?

    Just thought I would ask your...
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    Yes, I agree by the grain, it doesn't look like...

    Yes, I agree by the grain, it doesn't look like Jarrah.
    But, you CANNOT tell Jarrah just by it's colour.
    Here in SW of WA Jarrah come in every colour from pink, red, purple to brown and all...
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    Amazing Olive

    Made these for a recent competition.
    Both Olive, both with Australian Ebony finials.
    I know that young Olive doesn't have the brilliant grain of the older timber.
    What causes the difference with...
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    G'day Christos, The base is screwed down to...

    G'day Christos,
    The base is screwed down to prevent moving around.
    There is over 500mm from base to chisel tips to grab & turn the base round.
    HTH
    Col
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    New tool rack

    Not happy with old tool rack so finally decided to make a new one.

    Bottom of pipe is angled to allow shavings out.
    There is a Lazy Susan fitted to the base.
    Put shorter chisels on the bottom...
  10. Thread: Segmented

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    Good recovery Peter. Is that the tenon you used...

    Good recovery Peter.
    Is that the tenon you used on the base of the vase in the photo ?
    What chuck were you using ?
    Col
  11. Thread: I make.

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    WANTED:QLD. Have you thought of visiting a Metal Fabrication...

    Have you thought of visiting a Metal Fabrication company. I have found many similar pieces in their scrap bins.
    Also metal scrap dealers.
    HTH
    Col
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    Thanks for that Pac-Man. Office Works 24...

    Thanks for that Pac-Man.

    Office Works 24 pieces for $4.92 all sizes. Timberbits 60 pieces for $1 all sizes.
    After another heap of research I found that the pencil is an el-cheapo and from...
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    Thanks for that Joe. I was hoping someone in US...

    Thanks for that Joe.
    I was hoping someone in US could give me a heads up on popular size.
    Yes, I can buy a box of each size. But what I don't need will just be thrown out.
    I don't like waste....
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    Pencil Lead sizes in USA

    A few years ago I entered a "Pen Swap" with members on this forum.
    I received some blanks plus a pen & pencil set from a guy in USA. Very happy.
    I now need some more leads.

    The pencil looks...
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    Razor sharp or with a burr ?

    After a heap of reading & watching Youtubes I have a question.

    Skew chisels are very sharp with a honed cutting edge.

    If the Negative Rake Scraper (NRS) is really a Skew chisel with a new name...
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    Meat Bandsaw Guides ?

    I have been using an old Meat saw as a Bandsaw for my larger logs etc.
    Until now I have been replacing the 30mm x 12mm x 12mm mild steel guides which are just screwed to the framework.
    A couple of...
  17. SWAP ANYWHERE: Well.....I have some 125 m flexi & metal spiral...

    Well.....I have some 125 m flexi & metal spiral ducting but I think it is too far for you.
    BUT....you did say anywhere:)

    Col
  18. Please explain. Col

    Please explain.
    Col
  19. Just forget it. |Col

    Just forget it.

    |Col
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    Yes, just trying to have a bit of fun with the...

    Yes, just trying to have a bit of fun with the Banksia tree I saw at my mates house.
    Pieces glued together with Tightbond 2 & filled with resin.
    This was my first go at using resin as a filler....
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    Banksia nuts

    This has received a fair bit of interest from the general public since I made it.
    Nuts all from my 5 acre bush block.
    I sliced up 27 of them to make this. 426566426565
    360mm Diameter & 12mm thick,...
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    Like many others I give the inside a coat of...

    Like many others I give the inside a coat of sanding sealer, allow to dry then sand with 240 & 320 grit & seal again.

    Col
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    Have you thought of Timberbits ? They have great...

    Have you thought of Timberbits ?
    They have great prices & only charge basic postage which is often less than cost of your fuel
    HTH
    Col
  24. Thread: Timber ID

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    Correct Kidbee, Grows in SW of WA, More of a...

    Correct Kidbee,
    Grows in SW of WA,
    More of a large shrub than a tree.
    I have some with trunk about 150mm diameter, but the very flaky bark is about 25mm thick.

    Cheers Col
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    Nice work Bruce. Haven't seen Cherry that...

    Nice work Bruce.

    Haven't seen Cherry that size & especially some that hasn't split or cracked.

    Col
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    Good luck Dave, Turn some Camphor laurel,...

    Good luck Dave,
    Turn some Camphor laurel, sandalwood or any timber that is scented, that will bring them in.
    Col
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    Stevo, You would probably get more response if...

    Stevo,
    You would probably get more response if the photos showed a close-up of the leaves & bark, plus flowers if available.
    4 things most people need to ID trees :- Photos of Bark, Flowers,...
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    Yes, I do have some photo's. Only what was in...

    Yes, I do have some photo's.
    Only what was in the competition & display by members of WAWA & their affiliated groups.
    BUT...have updated Windows 10 & it has stuffed up the WiFi & now I can't...
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    I can't see this working, unless it was really a...

    I can't see this working, unless it was really a comprehensive programme.
    Two popular timber in WA are She-oak & Jarrah.
    The colour of She-oak varies from off white to orange, depending on soil...
  30. Thread: Suggestion

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    DONE Suggestion

    Several guys at our group are getting into Air Brushing.
    Would a forum on Spray finishing & Air Brushing get enough responses??

    Col
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    Good to meet you inn person & have a chat Fri....

    Good to meet you inn person & have a chat Fri.
    Very popular as each time walked past you were very busy with guys.
    Will send you photo od that peppermill we spoke about.
    Good luck for today & Sun...
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    They usually put on a great show....

    They usually put on a great show.
    BUT.......There is just too much temptation to buy even more tools, timber and burls.:U
    Hope to see you there Brendan.

    col
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    Triton spares - I am frustrated

    G'day guys & others,

    I am after an Armature for my T305DBSMS, it is a Double Bevel Sliding Mitre Saw with 305mm blade.
    I have tried https://www.whiteint.com.au/contact-us and also ...
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    Apologies, I should have said that the timber is...

    Apologies, I should have said that the timber is green (it was pushed over last year ) Tuart or Eucalyptus gomphocephala.
    We have now ripped it down the centre & took out the pith, the guy is going...
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    Watching this post with interest. A mate wants...

    Watching this post with interest.
    A mate wants to make axe handles also.
    I have a 300mm diameter log we are going to process & use.
    We will see what happens.
    Col
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    Steve. Very good plans & description of methods...

    Steve. Very good plans & description of methods used.
    I am watching with interest. I am off for a few weeks but will get into it when we get back.
    My lathe has a different head stock so I will need...
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    I bought mine from ...

    I bought mine from https://mcjing.com.au/categorybrowser.aspx?categoryid=144

    Great selection & Very happy

    Col
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    Found an email address for Masters returns,....

    Found an email address for Masters returns,.
    After a few emails the saw was returned with a pre-paid label supplied by Masters.
    Money was reimbursed in full. Thank you Masters.
    Col
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    G'day Dazm, Have you thought of M&B Doors. I...

    G'day Dazm,
    Have you thought of M&B Doors.
    I know the store in Greenfields, Mandurah has a good selection.

    HTH
    Col
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    Drawing circles..DIY

    There are heaps of large compasses with an ordinary pencil fitted, but they are not very good on burls or rough wood.

    So I came up with these prototypes which will take a Carpenters pencil which...
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    Don't know if you have sorted it out by now. ...

    Don't know if you have sorted it out by now.

    If no you could try Djarilmari Timber Products | From Denmark in the SW.

    HTH
    Col
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    Dragging up an old post. Update :- After about...

    Dragging up an old post.
    Update :- After about 12 charges it has suddenly stopped, won't run at all.
    Battery fully charged & bar oil always topped up before using.
    Waiting to hear from Masters.
    ...
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    I have a Sherwood, although mine is a 1642,...

    I have a Sherwood, although mine is a 1642, before that I had the 900 & then the 1200.
    Lathe is good, just no backup service for parts etc.
    The service for these in WA is non-existent.

    Col
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    G'day Bob. OK, now you have the logs cut, how do...

    G'day Bob.
    OK, now you have the logs cut, how do you go about getting it planed and / or sanded ready for finishing ?

    col
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    G'day Willy, Knowing how busy you are I don't...

    G'day Willy,
    Knowing how busy you are I don't suppose you have time for photos.

    Not to keep us in suspense can you at least tell us what make & model you bought.:)

    Whatever it is I will be...
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    Beautiful colour & grain there Willy. Will make...

    Beautiful colour & grain there Willy. Will make a nice change from turning burls:)
    You say you have made more racks for this. Are the racks in the shade ?
    Do you have them under retic' ?
    Photos...
  47. Hi Dave Photos as requested .397699397700397701...

    Hi Dave
    Photos as requested
    .397699397700397701
    C&C welcome

    Col
  48. I picked up about 4 ton of Jam last year, sizes...

    I picked up about 4 ton of Jam last year, sizes from 100mm to 300mm diameter.
    Firstly you must seal the cut ends ASAP as I can vouch to it splitting badly.
    I made a beautiful plant stand / pedestal...
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    This was posted with tongue in cheek & only meant...

    This was posted with tongue in cheek & only meant for a bit of fun.
    The tool is used is made for cutting & sealing nylon rope. The blade is 30mm & on rope it works great.
    397394397395
    After seeing...
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    First Pyro' attempts - Admission

    The owl I did for the club competition which called for a money box.
    The little Bandicoot was for SWMBO as she just loves them. She feeds about 6 every day at the back door.
    Got the idea for a...
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