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  1. Thread: The Woodturner

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    The Woodturner

    Never thought I'd be making something like this but there's a first time for everything! Our Club Challenge comp this year had the theme of 'Motion' - I wanted to do a kinetic sculpture but couldn't...
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    Absolutely beautiful work Jim! Flawless...

    Absolutely beautiful work Jim! Flawless :2tsup::2tsup:
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    Only way to see how blue Dogwood...

    Only way to see how blue Dogwood can look is when it is freshly cut - dries off to green eventually . . .
  4. Hmmm!?!? Interesting little creature - Haven't...

    Hmmm!?!? Interesting little creature - Haven't seen one of these before - I either haven't been on here enough lately or somebodies keeping secrets from me! :oo:
    Looks like another job for the...
  5. Thread: Rob Cosman hinges

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    Nice job on the boxes Jacques! :2tsup: I gave the...

    Nice job on the boxes Jacques! :2tsup: I gave the Cosman style hinges a shot a couple of years ago - Already had a 1/4" dowel jig so I made the dowel drilling jig on a mates metal lathe - pretty...
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    Gorgeous box - Well done!!! :2tsup: Love stark...

    Gorgeous box - Well done!!! :2tsup: Love stark contrast in timbers so it doesn't get any better!
  7. Thread: Wave Box

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    Finally found that round tuit! Unfortunately it...

    Finally found that round tuit! Unfortunately it didn't work as far as the illusion goes at all :( Don't know if it is the growth rings or the lack of tapers from one side to the other or both but it...
  8. Thread: Cedar Blanket Box

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    Wondering where you ended up getting the lock...

    Wondering where you ended up getting the lock from??? I need to make a small chest and can't find anything that looks at all well made on any Aussie sites :(
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    I'd be very interested in just what this stuff...

    I'd be very interested in just what this stuff smells like Bob. I have a client in New York that I make small lidded boxes for from heavily scented timbers and I'm always on the lookout for something...
  10. Thread: Lathe lifter

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    I'm not familiar with the stand - if you send me...

    I'm not familiar with the stand - if you send me some pics I'll see what I can come up with!
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    My guess is a school workshop with nobody to warn...

    My guess is a school workshop with nobody to warn of the possible consequences!!! :oo:
  12. Thread: Lathe lifter

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    Had a request for pictures as they seem to have...

    Had a request for pictures as they seem to have been wiped out some time in the last 11 years or so!! Lucky I'm a hoarder and still have them so here you go gjkathome. It's a lot dirtier now and has...
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    I gave up using the inertia sanders many years...

    I gave up using the inertia sanders many years ago - fools of things!! Tried the common variations of power-sanders - electric drills, mini angle grinders, flex drive on power drill etc etc. All had...
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    At least I'm not the only one who thought it was...

    At least I'm not the only one who thought it was a drawer! Had to have several looks at the front of the box to convince myself the tray wasn't sliding out :-

    Very nice boxes Paul even if it isn't...
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    Very nice box indeed :2tsup::2tsup: Also very...

    Very nice box indeed :2tsup::2tsup: Also very interested in the source of the hardware - suits the box perfectly!
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    Euge - The pic in my post IS the Hovea. Pics of...

    Euge - The pic in my post IS the Hovea. Pics of the Eremophila are on my website (link on the same post)
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    We have two timbers out here that can be green in...

    We have two timbers out here that can be green in colour. Dogwood (Eremophila bignoniiflora) and Purple Bush-pea (Hovea longipes). I only have one small piece of Dogwood left as I started dishing it...
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    I did read somewhere once that there is a reason...

    I did read somewhere once that there is a reason for lying them down while they dry . . . but I can't for the life of me remember what it was so go for it and let us know how they end up (pardon the...
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    Fortunately the veins in that log were very thin...

    Fortunately the veins in that log were very thin - doesn't go far below the surface. More concerned about the 4 Beefwood boxes 'bleeding' down the track a bit - but they insisted on local natives and...
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    That's better than the reply I got when I asked...

    That's better than the reply I got when I asked about an Oscillating 22/44 for our club - "discontinued"!!!!! :o I only bought one for myself from them about 3 months ago :no: Emailed Jet themselves...
  21. Thread: Sanding boards

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    Hmmmm :think: So that's why the boards the other...

    Hmmmm :think: So that's why the boards the other guys are talking about are so small (comparatively) :think: I think I'll keep my big board - no mucking about clamping stuff down etc and it doesn't...
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    Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures long the...

    Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures long the way. If they ever want another batch I'll do a WIP :;
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    I used Shellawax inside and out but the client...

    I used Shellawax inside and out but the client wasn't worried about the inside being finished at all. Her old goblet which she offered up as a template was stained dark red inside from years of use -...
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    Going to be touring your way next March (so the...

    Going to be touring your way next March (so the missus tells me!) - where can I pick my piece of that up???:;
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    Fiddly but rewarding...

    One of my favourite clients (deepest pockets :U) wanted some pocket-boxes for their business cards made from Central Highlands timbers instead of the usual silver-plated type everyone else has. Made...
  26. Thread: Sanding boards

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    Couldn't have said it better myself! I use a...

    Couldn't have said it better myself! I use a scrap of 17mm melamine about 1200 long and 300 wide with cloth backed 180grit glued to it and a full stroke on the side of a box can remove a lot of...
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    I love the feel and look of my boxes when they...

    I love the feel and look of my boxes when they have super crisp corners/edges but I inevitably knock them off with a quick rub of sandpaper before finishing just to avoid splintering when they get...
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    I don't drink red wine at all but I once had a...

    I don't drink red wine at all but I once had a commission to make 6 goblets out of different local native timbers. The client loved drinking her red out of a wooden goblet she had had for years so...
  29. Thread: Mummatoni

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    You might be Ok with it but I had to throw out...

    You might be Ok with it but I had to throw out all my Lebbeck (Albizia lebbeck) once I realised it was affecting my breathing whenever I put a chisel to it. Only woke up when my 'apprentice' at the...
  30. Thread: Incra ibox

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    Couple of pics for you Col! Just a piece of scrap...

    Couple of pics for you Col! Just a piece of scrap steel I had to file down to 11mm wide because I couldn't find anything that width. You could use any method to clamp it to the table but the split...
  31. Thread: Incra ibox

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    Blurry firewall! Doubled up - how do I delete...

    Blurry firewall! Doubled up - how do I delete this now???
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    I've only had my oscillating Jet 22/44 a few...

    I've only had my oscillating Jet 22/44 a few weeks but I'd have to agree with you already! - thought it was going to be a bit of a white elephant like Dads home made one it was replacing but I can't...
  33. Thread: Incra ibox

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    Very happy with my iBox Col. I had to modify mine...

    Very happy with my iBox Col. I had to modify mine slightly so I could attach it to the sliding table on my Hammer as I use it with the dado blades mounted on the saw - does a sweet job and set up...
  34. Thread: Wave Box

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    Very effective lid Ruddy - it really does look...

    Very effective lid Ruddy - it really does look like the lines taper across the length of the wave as double.d said.

    Getting an idea for an end-grain cutting board here - might even happen one day...
  35. Thread: Blackheart box

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    Very nice indeed :2tsup: Interesting to see how...

    Very nice indeed :2tsup: Interesting to see how the grain flow works with dovetailed corners as opposed to mitres :think:

    Give natural light a go instead of the flash - diffuse morning light works...
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    Klinki Pine looks just like that and is...

    Klinki Pine looks just like that and is super-light - dents very easily too. There another timber that looks similar that starts with 'J' but the rest escapes me at the moment - it will come to me...
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    Beautiful box you've put together there...

    Beautiful box you've put together there :2tsup::2tsup:. I've used the Smart hinges before but I haven't seen those catches - look very solid - I'll have to google them :think:
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    It didn't all go to the burner! - my cousin along...

    It didn't all go to the burner! - my cousin along with other members of the Shepp woodworkers scored many ute-loads of it - very pleased with themselves too :D
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    I'd be dead keen to get a pile of something with...

    I'd be dead keen to get a pile of something with similar dimensions to the SmartHinge if the price was right! I'll be keeping an eye or two on this thread :;
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    Food for thought :2tsup:

    Food for thought :2tsup:
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    Takes about 20 seconds - one wingnut on the brace...

    Takes about 20 seconds - one wingnut on the brace and the whole things lifts off slotted holes. :U


    Whenever the piece I'm working on is big enough to reach the slide I clamp it down - a lot less...
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    On time for once :U Pic 1. What I've attached to...

    On time for once :U
    Pic 1. What I've attached to the extension table to set it up - fixed base, switch (after several years without it!), brace and my home-grown extraction adapter.
    Pic 2. Table...
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    Give me a couple a' days - the switch just...

    Give me a couple a' days - the switch just arrived and I'll get that mounted first :;
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    You always make 'simple' look so slick! :2tsup: ...

    You always make 'simple' look so slick! :2tsup:

    I can't work out the joinery on the corners though - are the sides somehow interlocked into the corner pieces or an I trying to over-complicate...
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    Very nice indeed! :2tsup: Similar dimensions to a...

    Very nice indeed! :2tsup: Similar dimensions to a batch of 4 I'm making at present but my tops aren't quite so flash! I started the project to have a go at some Rob Cosman style hinges and after...
  46. Thread: Sharpening Box

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    They reckon I'm picky but if the other 3 corners...

    They reckon I'm picky but if the other 3 corners are like the one pictured, I'd be happy as! Nice job :2tsup:
  47. Thread: Box with drawers

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    Very interesting design and well executed - they...

    Very interesting design and well executed - they look great :2tsup: Plenty of scope in the designs for a secret compartment or two as well - I'll put that one in the memory bank for later :;
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    I did ask Michael but all he could tell me was...

    I did ask Michael but all he could tell me was that it was one of those Chinese sites - he reckons they were all selling much the same thing for much the same price but couldn't remember which site...
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    I really couldn't tell you what the stuff is...

    I really couldn't tell you what the stuff is called - a massive piggery near Biloela got it in from Germany and one or two of the containers got contaminated with seawater so it was rejected and...
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    Pictures of our club router table with the water...

    Pictures of our club router table with the water cooled spindle as promised . . . . just not in the same week!! :BCabinet design by moi in Sketchup and then our capable club member with a huge CNC...
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