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  1. First job will be a jewellery box / watch display...

    First job will be a jewellery box / watch display case for us to share. She's been wanting one for ages :)
  2. Actually not quite like the one in the picture....

    Actually not quite like the one in the picture. It is constructed with mortices and through tenons which are held in place with wedges
  3. Hi Alan, Thanks so much for your very generous...

    Hi Alan,
    Thanks so much for your very generous offer. I agree that this forum is a great resource and everyone on it is really helpful. While I was doing my searching on this, my wife was also...
  4. Thanks. I wasn't aware of that one Sent from...

    Thanks. I wasn't aware of that one

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks all. The tips and links here have been...

    Thanks all. The tips and links here have been really helpful. I know that as far as skill building goes, nothing would help my learning as much as building my own bench. It's the time commitment that...
  6. Any idea on an estimate of the number of hours...

    Any idea on an estimate of the number of hours the total build took?
  7. Will do. Thanks for the tip, and good luck with...

    Will do. Thanks for the tip, and good luck with the build. I love using recycled timber, and you know it's not going to warp!

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  8. Hi Rob, Thanks for the comments and tips about...

    Hi Rob,
    Thanks for the comments and tips about joining method. I didn't think that with my taste for a hardwood bench plus my budget would extend to proper mortice and tenon joinery methods. That's...
  9. Looking for someone to build me a workbench - Sydney

    I'm looking for an experienced woodworker to make me a workbench. I'm located in Milperra (2214) NSW Australia.

    I like the idea of a solid hardwood bench rather than a pine or plywood...
  10. True. Not quite wood yet (still tree) but I'm...

    True. Not quite wood yet (still tree) but I'm certain there is some wood hiding inside
  11. One of my partners this year was Brad...

    One of my partners this year was Brad (Spankingpigeon), and his parcel arrived today. Needless to say, I'm absolutely flawed at his generosity. Not only did he send an amazing segmented pen (on a kit...
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    I use exactly the same method as super glossy CA...

    I use exactly the same method as super glossy CA finish (sand to 600 grit, put on multiple coats of thin CA, polish with micro-mesh).
    The only difference is I stop after the first couple of grades...
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    gorgeous set. amazing work on the box too

    gorgeous set. amazing work on the box too
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    Beautiful pens, and amazingly presented in that...

    Beautiful pens, and amazingly presented in that box :2tsup:
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    Thanks for the comments. This is really helpful

    Thanks for the comments. This is really helpful
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    Thanks. I believe it is dressed but even still i...

    Thanks. I believe it is dressed but even still i guess that's pretty thin
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    Thanks for that :)

    Thanks for that :)
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    Australian cedar pricing / for sale

    I'm posting this on behalf of a friend who has some Australian cedar to sell. I'd be interested in any offers that i can pass on, but also any indication from you about what price they should...
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    RFM burl executive clicker

    Here's a clicker I made my wife from one of Ian's blanks using Ribbed Fruited Mallee burl and green swirl resin.

    Hope you like it half as much as she does!

    Finished in about 15 coats of thin...
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    Hi BobL. Thanks for taking the time to write all...

    Hi BobL. Thanks for taking the time to write all that down. A very helpful post for future reference :)
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    Anyone used Doral?

    I'm in hobart (Tasmania) at the moment and managed to score a Doral pen blank yesterday. Has anyone used it before? the blank looks like a mix between light Zebrawood and some olive i have turned, ...
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    Thanks. I have some ubeaut foodsafe oil so will...

    Thanks. I have some ubeaut foodsafe oil so will sand it up to super smooth and apply that. I was considering lacquer as a finish as i wasn't sure of the qualities of the timbers. But if dai sensai...
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    food serving platter safety

    I'm interested in making some food serving platters (cheese & nibblies etc) from common flooring boards. I think it should be safe to serve food on if i properly use a laquer finish once fully cured....
  24. Bassmansimon, Australia, 2, no Thanks for...

    Bassmansimon, Australia, 2, no

    Thanks for arranging this again :)
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    Not sure i just noticed it when i put it up...

    Not sure i just noticed it when i put it up today. I say it's probably had pressure on it from leaning or hanging something maybe. I might give that a go first, and reinforce with a tig weld
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    Thanks Michael. My brother in law used to be a...

    Thanks Michael. My brother in law used to be a boiler maker and surely has a few welders lying around. I had thought this was beyond repair but maybe not! :)
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    Repair or replacement gazebo strut

    I have a coleman gazebo but one of the side struts is bent and nearly broken off. Unfortunately coleman doesn't do repairs or have spare parts for the frame.

    I believe it's probably aluminium ...
  28. REGISTRATION CLOSED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Ubeaut waxstik as pen finish?

    I'm looking for a faster alternative to CA finishes for pens. I have just made a couple of sheoak pens, sanded to 600 grit and finished them with ubeaut shithot waxstik.

    Has anyone had any long...
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    Thanks guys

    Thanks guys
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    Owch!!! Probably wouldn't have hurt during but i...

    Owch!!! Probably wouldn't have hurt during but i bet it stung like nothing else straight after.

    Unfortunately Bruce doesn't sell them any more. I think i will be pouring in an order with a...
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    Thanks canuk. What brand are you using?

    Thanks canuk. What brand are you using?
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    I have tried lots of different tools and speeds...

    I have tried lots of different tools and speeds on the lathe but haven't found one that works for resin pens consistently. I'm very happy to do timber pens from start to finish worth the skew at...
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    I had heard/ read about wood n workshop selling...

    I had heard/ read about wood n workshop selling them but because the website now says basically the business has downsized and is now online orders only so I figured they don't as there are no...
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    Woodchuck pen pro in Australia?

    Hey everyone.
    Pretty simple question I hope. Anyone know where in Australia I can purchase a Woodchuck Pen Pro?

    I'm sick of exploding and ruining my resin pen blanks.

    Simon
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    Yep oiled all over. Why?

    Yep oiled all over. Why?
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    Unfortunately not. And I'm in a rush to get it...

    Unfortunately not. And I'm in a rush to get it finished so can't afford the time to plane it flat and start again. I was hoping there might be some self-adhesive rubber feet that I could attach but...
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    Help - wobbly board

    Hi everyone,

    I made a really nice looking cheese board, sanded and oiled it. I am about to add handles to it also.
    However I have only just discovered (!!!) that the board is wobbly not totally...
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    Haha whatever the child's imagination can come up...

    Haha whatever the child's imagination can come up with. Probably something like a hundred hundred billion megapixels
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    Yep waterproof glue. The bottom one is a ring...

    Yep waterproof glue. The bottom one is a ring which can't come free. The top one is turned in the shape of a nail - large on the top (to keep the ring in place) and then a long shaft. Glued the whole...
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    Baby cameras

    I made a couple of cameras for some 1 year old birthday presents for some friends of ours recently.

    The lens was turned to round on the lathe, then one was cut out with forstner bits, the other...
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    Baby camera

    I made a couple of cameras for some 1 year old birthday presents for some friends of ours recently.

    The lens on one was cut with forstner bits, the other one was hollowed out with a skew and...
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    If this is only happening for you with timber...

    If this is only happening for you with timber blanks, but acrylic/resin ones work fine, I would suggest that it could be a timber warping situation. On the Timberbits website (not sure if it's still...
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    I hadn't considered that. I had assumed it was...

    I hadn't considered that. I had assumed it was done using a whole slab width from a tree, then cut the slab in half, and lay it out to have the natural bark edges facing inwards, and the straight cut...
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    Brilliant work. I've done a bunch of the Golden...

    Brilliant work. I've done a bunch of the Golden Wattle pens from George's stash as well. He still has an ebay store I believe.
    Your work on this one is amazing! Love it! I have never seen a torch...
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    Hi Christos. The finish was about 15 coats of...

    Hi Christos. The finish was about 15 coats of very thin CA glue, so it filled the voids as I was layering the finish on it, so it is quite smooth.
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    Hi Pat the final thing looks good

    Hi Pat the final thing looks good
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    Guilty as charged

    Guilty as charged
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    Not much. Where it is situated at the client's...

    Not much. Where it is situated at the client's house it has good lighting
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    No worries :q Glad you like the pen. I...

    No worries :q

    Glad you like the pen. I personally like the more minimal kit styles (my general favourite is the very plain Baron) to let the timber do the talking. I really hope she likes it...
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