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  1. HEADS UP Great news, looking forward to this book.

    Great news, looking forward to this book.
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    2 grand should get you a lot of lathe plus who...

    2 grand should get you a lot of lathe plus who knows what if you buy second hand.
    A lathe is a pretty hard thing to wear out.
    Seeing you are in Melbourne you should have a smorgasboard of second...
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    Well I am glad you said that Skew. Was kind of...

    Well I am glad you said that Skew.
    Was kind of under pressure when the lady turned up with her bobbin. There was a friend waiting in the idling car when I was shown the item and I had to look at the...
  4. The local pub has a huon pine bartop. The current...

    The local pub has a huon pine bartop. The current owner installed the bar top for the previous publican 20 + years ago. Recently (last few weeks) the current owner took out the bar and re-finished...
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    Bobbin for spinning wheel.

    Got asked out of the blue if I could make a bobbin for a spinning wheel. Having never made one before and unsure what they were I asked if the lady had one already that I could look at before...
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    Well you are not too far off the mark. Good...

    Well you are not too far off the mark. Good guess. No need for the new Robust internal "C" shaped rest for these ones.
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    What size do you imagine the bowls to be...

    What size do you imagine the bowls to be Treecycle?.
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    Not so certain of that Smife. There IS a...

    Not so certain of that Smife.
    There IS a punchline of sorts in the waiting.
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    Six Myrtle burl bowls

    Six bowls in Myrtle burl, finished with sanding sealer then spray lacquer via spray gun.

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    Well done!. Do you have a roller at hand to bend...

    Well done!.
    Do you have a roller at hand to bend the 8mm bar?.
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    Looks fantastic. Wouldn't mind betting you are...

    Looks fantastic.
    Wouldn't mind betting you are going to have a hard time not riding this bike when you finish it.
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    Thanks DS. The finish is in 30% gloss. I prefer...

    Thanks DS. The finish is in 30% gloss. I prefer it to an overly glossy finish.
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    Spray gun.

    Spray gun.
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    Brace and bits in the antique section of the...

    Brace and bits in the antique section of the forum. Starting to feel slightly old here. It is all we used in my apprenticeship workshop to fasten and undo screws from 1980-84. Best braces had the...
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    Cheers. We are very familiar with flannelette...

    Cheers. We are very familiar with flannelette down here in Tassie. I think it is the emblem of Tasmania. When I go to the casino I always wear my flannelette tie.
    Agree with Brainstrust the...
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    It is a Wattyl single pack finish called...

    It is a Wattyl single pack finish called "Stylwood". It is sprayed on.
    Have used 2 coats of compatible (rediseal) sanding sealer underneath.
    Blackwood can be a testy timber to finish.
    I have...
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    Robust internal bowl tool rest and Vicmarc "S" shaped , a brief reveiw.

    Received my custom Robust internal tool rest in the mail a couple of days ago. The custom bit is the 1 inch dia post and overall height of 12 inches. Here it is (black one) next to a recently aquired...
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    2 Blackwood bowls.

    First one is 390 x 100 mm with a wall thickness of 10mm. Did not intend to have such a thin bowl, just had a few teething problems (dig ins) getting familiar with the new custom Vicmarc S shaped tool...
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    Yes Jim, I did mean what finish. I have not seen...

    Yes Jim, I did mean what finish.
    I have not seen "Glow" finish before. Presume it is a wax type of finish.
    Remember seeing the technician at Hobart Uni in the furniture design course spay...
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    Sounds like a manufacturing fault. Probaly ok if...

    Sounds like a manufacturing fault.
    Probaly ok if the spindle centre and the bed are parallel and the spindle centre and the tailstock centre align.
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    Treasures for some lucky person. How have they...

    Treasures for some lucky person.
    How have they been finished?.
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    Nice shapes and look well finished. Have you...

    Nice shapes and look well finished.
    Have you hollowed out the top bits, like a goblet? Or are they more of a sculptural thing?.
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    Yep, slow as a wet week.

    Yep, slow as a wet week.
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    No heater in your shed Lance?.

    No heater in your shed Lance?.
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    Lots of nice feature in the timber. How would...

    Lots of nice feature in the timber.
    How would you describe the product?.
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    Hi Mick. I will post up a picture of the Robust C...

    Hi Mick. I will post up a picture of the Robust C shaped internal bowl tool rest when it arrives.

    I really like the shape of the area that your hand/finger(s) rest in. Makes for really easy...
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    My "S shaped" vicmarc arrived today and it does...

    My "S shaped" vicmarc arrived today and it does have the hardened rod attached to the top, looks well made too.
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    Viewed from above it is not really an S shape, more like a straight centre bit...
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    Well they look like the beez kneez Mick. Good...

    Well they look like the beez kneez Mick. Good tool rests make the job so much easier.
    I am awaiting (maybe tomorrow in the mail) one of vicmarcs "S" shaped tool rests with a one inch post and...
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    I have done a few largish chainsaw carvings with...

    I have done a few largish chainsaw carvings with poplar.
    It was super soft and dull in colour. I think they make paddle pop (ice cream) sticks out of it and maybe even matches.
    Being burl it may...
  30. What a cracker!.

    What a cracker!.
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    That's it. Urns for the ashes of beloved pet mice.

    That's it. Urns for the ashes of beloved pet mice.
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    Anyone turned Redwood?

    I may have the chance to cut up a big Redwood stump into some bowl blanks.
    Has anyone turned this timber before, particularly bowls?. If so how did you go with it?, thoughts etc.
    Not sure if it is...
  33. 3rd person moves under the dark cloud.

    3rd person moves under the dark cloud.
  34. Hi Jerry. I find all woods, not just pine, can...

    Hi Jerry. I find all woods, not just pine, can have the knack of hiding a defect until the bowl is well on the way. If I knew before starting where the defect was I'd probably cut the defect out and...
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    Silver Wattle, caught behind, by Blackwood.

    Silver Wattle, caught behind, by Blackwood.
  36. HEADS UP Message sent.

    Message sent.
  37. Dovetail repair on King Billy pine bowl.

    This bit of over 20 year dried KBP finally got turned into a bowl. I could see the hairline crack in it turning the outside shape and sure enough it was on the inside too.
    Not often you come across...
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    Hi Crunchie. If you have doubts about it being...

    Hi Crunchie. If you have doubts about it being huon then I'd say it could be celery top pine. Carving those motifs on the handles should have released the huon smell. Huon and Celery can look very...
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    TASMANIA I have a suspicion that it is also referred to as...

    I have a suspicion that it is also referred to as "Cheesewood" here in Tas.



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  40. Woodfast lathe + chisels....Dirt Cheap!.

    Wood turning lathe | Other Tools & DIY | Gumtree Australia Knox Area - Wantirna | 1221975770
  41. [QUOTE=auscab;2147877]Hi Tony . The one Cat I...

    [QUOTE=auscab;2147877]Hi Tony . The one Cat I mentioned is still around I think. As well as others Ive spotted and the foxes. I am still planning on getting the trap.



    Not sure where the Cat...
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    Gorgeous! I for one am really ready to see how...

    Gorgeous!
    I for one am really ready to see how you go about gluing up the blank for such a piece. Hint ,hint.
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    TASMANIA I think you need to clean your camera lens again...

    I think you need to clean your camera lens again Wayne.
    I'd be getting my eyesight checked too if I were you, no offense intended.
  44. Hi Rob The Vicmarc chuck vm120 that I have is...

    Hi Rob
    The Vicmarc chuck vm120 that I have is more than capable for the bowl sizes you would like to turn. You will have to buy a few sets of various sized jaws to be able to turn a variety of bowl...
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    If you want "natural" you pay the price. My tas...

    If you want "natural" you pay the price.
    My tas oak kitchen benchtops had 3 coats of Wattyl estapol. Considering the punishment they get they are still holding up 20 years later.
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    [QUOTE=NeilS;2147278]P&Ns were excellent value...

    [QUOTE=NeilS;2147278]P&Ns were excellent value and they did M2 HSS as well as any. They did only go up to a max of 65HRC, so not as high and durable as the newer HSS hybrids, but none the less very...
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    Hi Neil. Any chance of a few pictures of this...

    Hi Neil.
    Any chance of a few pictures of this gouge?. More the merrier, including a close up of the flute.
    I have actually never heard of that brand.
    The P&N ones are my go to ones however they...
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    TASMANIA They are a million percent better.

    They are a million percent better.
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    Four Bowls.

    A bit of a continuation from my last post, "A dozen blackwood bowls."
    Decided that I had enough smaller bowls for the time being and after teeing up an appointment in the new financial year (very...
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    Lost for words.

    Lost for words.
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