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    No problem with emptying the shavings out of this...

    No problem with emptying the shavings out of this one .
    Well done .
    Ted
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    If no one comes up with an answer on the forum ,...

    If no one comes up with an answer on the forum , I suggest you give Vismarc a ring .I have always found them very helpfull .
    Ted
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    An interesting effect . I've never seen rippling...

    An interesting effect . I've never seen rippling as good as that . I think it was worth the wait .
    Ted
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    pinecone pendants

    G'day
    I have been experimenting with casting pinecones for pendants .
    For more details look in the casting and stablization section .

    pinecone pendants

    Comments welcome .
    Ted
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    pinecone pendants

    These pendants were made by casting pinecones in epoxy and then cutting either across or lengthwise to give slices about 8mm thick . They were then mounted on a carrier with DS tape , turned round...
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    Thanks for the comments . Ted

    Thanks for the comments .
    Ted
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    Picko Yes I watched Harvey's video many times...

    Picko
    Yes I watched Harvey's video many times and also followed his article in American Woodturner
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    basket weave illusion

    G'day
    Here is a little bowl/platter that I made for a club competition . It is about 200mm x 30mm and the finish is spray can polyurathane . This is the sort of thing you make when you've got a lot...
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    False alarm . Google solved it for me . The lever...

    False alarm . Google solved it for me . The lever is spring loaded and when pulled out it may be repositioned and adjusted so's the camlock works.
    Ted
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    the lock that won't lock

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    The head swivel lock lever on my VL240 that locks the head when it is turned, just suddenly stopped locking and just flops around . I tried playing with the hex nut on the end but didn't...
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    I have no experience with this lathe, but try and...

    I have no experience with this lathe, but try and jam a bit of wood between the the drive belt pully and the housing to stop it rotating , then clamp a bit of hardwood across the chuck so's about...
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    pressure pot leaking ?

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    I was frustrated that sometimes my pot leaks causing the compresser to cycle frequently, so I put the pot in a tank of water and found it was leaking from the safety valve . It had 50psi in...
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    What Neil said . See if there is a woodworking...

    What Neil said . See if there is a woodworking club near you . If there is ,there is bound to be someone who could get you started with makeing your own handles .
    Ted
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    A good collection there Neil . Bruce Leadbetter...

    A good collection there Neil . Bruce Leadbetter also produced a chuck which was designed to expand into a recess cut with a tool he supplied with the chuck .
    Ted
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    Fumbler . Not just churning miles . I use to live...

    Fumbler . Not just churning miles . I use to live there fulltime but now just a part time resident .
    Ted
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    First chance to sell something for a year coming...

    First chance to sell something for a year coming up this weekend at our club sale at Kiama . Fingers crossed .
    Ted
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    Kiama Woodcraft Expo

    Kiama Woodcraft Expo is on 6-7 March at the Kiama Masonic Hall .
    We have sales and exhibition of members works and demonstrations of woodturning , carving , scrollsaw work , bandsaw boxes ,...
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    Lyle I use a standard 10L spray painting pot...

    Lyle
    I use a standard 10L spray painting pot with the uptake tube cut off and blocked and valves fitted . There are plenty of utube videos showing how to do it . For vacuum I replace the lid with a...
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    I use both pressure and vacuum . I make screwtop...

    I use both pressure and vacuum .
    I make screwtop boxes out of banksia pods and I need to get resin into all the seed voids .I have a perspex lid which fits my pressure pot when I need to use it as...
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    thanks akuntz .Are you able to measure the...

    thanks akuntz .Are you able to measure the thicknes of the laminate ?
    Ted
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    This looks good . I have been playing round with...

    This looks good .
    I have been playing round with this technique and the biggest challenge I have found is burning the rings . I have tried all the methods suggested in the videos and a few others of...
  22. It is hard to give a diffinative answer to this ....

    It is hard to give a diffinative answer to this . Even a finished bowl may not be in perfect balance and as the RPM is increased, the centrifical force will increase any imbalance and may cause the...
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    Pat I like the coolabah bowl . I have been...

    Pat
    I like the coolabah bowl .
    I have been using a random orbital sander , with the lathe stationary , to clean up tram tracks like this . It reduces the the amount of hand sanding.
    Ted
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    Looks good . I got some claret ash a few year...

    Looks good .
    I got some claret ash a few year ago and am sorry now that I didn't get more .Although it is pretty plane ,it is easy to turn and is good for trying out various embelishing techniques...
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    stumpytail I don't think that would work because...

    stumpytail
    I don't think that would work because the resin would run everywhere .I actually make the groove about a mm deeper than the thickness of the wire then taper the top edge of the groove...
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    Thanks for the comments .The proof of the design...

    Thanks for the comments .The proof of the design will if they sell at the upcoming club sale in January .
    Ted
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    twisted wire insert-2

    This is a follow on from my previous posting .
    I wanted the wire pattern to be a bit more prominent, so I tried 2mm thick wire .I found this to be more difficult to bend to an even circle and it...
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    After removing any loose fibres ,I just use my...

    After removing any loose fibres ,I just use my normal danish oil finish .
    Ted
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    A great job .There would have been no problem...

    A great job .There would have been no problem clearing the shavings from inside this one .
    Ted
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    Looks good but you'd want to be carefull it...

    Looks good but you'd want to be carefull it wasn't bumped .
    Ted
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    Thanks for the suggestion Paul . Ted

    Thanks for the suggestion Paul .
    Ted
  32. That's a pretty hefty bowl but looks worth the...

    That's a pretty hefty bowl but looks worth the effete .
    Ted
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    twisted wire insert

    G'day
    This small bowl was inspired by a u tube video by Sprague Woodturning .It shows a twisted copper wire insert in soapstone .Well I didn't have any soapstone, so I decided to do something...
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    router

    In this case it was done freehand although I do have jigs where the router follows a fixed arc . Have a look at videos of John Lucas "using a router at the lathe"
    Ted
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    No Tony I hav'nt tried boring them out green ....

    No Tony
    I hav'nt tried boring them out green . It would be very hard to mount if I did that . Have a look in Casting and Stabilisation section . There is much more detail of the process there.
    Ted
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    even more bangles

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    Here is a new design I have developed combining wood and resin . Bangles are usually made from end grain timber . If made from crossgrain they would have two very weak points and may break ....
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    even more bangles

    G'day
    Here is a new design I have just developed . I suppose it would be called resin segmented . The red and green ones are silky oak and the purple ones camelia .For further details look in the...
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    Somstimes life just sucks . I had a bowl...

    Somstimes life just sucks .
    I had a bowl disintgrate some years ago and part of it still hasn't been found . I just have a mark on the roof where it hit , but then I do have a very messy shed .
    Ted
  39. Thread: Macadamia

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    Have a look at google images . Looks to be well...

    Have a look at google images . Looks to be well worth the trying .
    Ted
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    A beaut collection Jim Ted

    A beaut collection Jim
    Ted
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    Thanks for the offer Gary, but I think I can just...

    Thanks for the offer Gary, but I think I can just about cope .
    Ted
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    Small Olive Platter

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    I keep finding roughed out olive blanks amoung my stash .This is about 230mm and has some nice grain . Finish is DO .
    Comments welcome .
    Ted
  43. Thread: Road Kill

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    Does'nt look like oak . Ted

    Does'nt look like oak .
    Ted
  44. Thread: Road Kill

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    A good pickup. I found about six oak legs under...

    A good pickup.
    I found about six oak legs under similar circumstances a few years ago .
    Ted
  45. Thread: fluteing fun

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    fluteing fun

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    Quite a few years ago I was playing round with fluteing and although I made a few nice pieces , there were various problems with my jig and also I had changed lathes so I had to modify my...
  46. Thread: threader

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    Bruce Have a look at the videos on the EZ...

    Bruce
    Have a look at the videos on the EZ threading jig . It is quite different but works in a similar fashion . The threader you have ,looks to have the same adjustments ie a sideways adjustment...
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    A nice job . The lid looks like merbau to me ....

    A nice job .
    The lid looks like merbau to me .
    Ted
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    A nice job . The last time I tried a blackbutt...

    A nice job . The last time I tried a blackbutt bowl with a thin rim it exploded on me but you got away with it . Well done .
    Ted
  49. Thread: Borer holes

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    The borer holes are a feature .When you have...

    The borer holes are a feature .When you have roughed out the bowl , seal it in a plastic bag and leave it in your freezer for a week to be sure you've killed off any bugs that might still be alive ....
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    Yes . They are available from a South Australian...

    Yes . They are available from a South Australian company . I think it was Woodworking Solutions .
    Ted
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