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    From my experience the following could all be...

    From my experience the following could all be Tasmanian Blackwood. I'm not saying definitively that they are just I've seen pieces of Blackwood that have looked very similar.
    Top 1,3 and 7
    Bottom...
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    Sounds like a variation of Shou Sugi Ban to get...

    Sounds like a variation of Shou Sugi Ban to get around the limitations of that technique on hardwoods. You could always try to recreate the affect using Shou Sugi Ban, fancy japenese name for burning...
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    That is incredible

    That is incredible
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    For me you are both correct. Time and Cold. -1 in...

    For me you are both correct. Time and Cold. -1 in my shed last night, can't wait to get the decking out the way so I can set the fire up and warm it up in there. On the time front I'll finally get a...
  5. I can't keep my 1.5 year old out of the shed and...

    I can't keep my 1.5 year old out of the shed and he "uses" anything he can reach. Just means I have to be extra careful when he walks around my power tools and make sure any hand tools I don't want...
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    If you find the right blackwood it can actually...

    If you find the right blackwood it can actually act as a substitute for the maple, jatoba and red heart. Below are 2 bits of blackwood with totally different colour. On another note I do have some...
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    Very Nice Ironwood, looking forward to the next....

    Very Nice Ironwood, looking forward to the next. I need to buy some more kits before I can get back in to it plus my weeks are currently full up anyway.
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    Very nice Gary.

    Very nice Gary.
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    Wow nice pen Ironwood. Thanks Treecycle. I...

    Wow nice pen Ironwood.


    Thanks Treecycle. I had watched a video on youtube and the guy said to trim them slightly longer but I won't be doing that anymore. Anyway I finished my first pen on...
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    453814 :( AHHHHHH!!!! Mistakes were made. This...

    453814

    :( AHHHHHH!!!! Mistakes were made. This was my first attempt at making a pen, I cut the blanks too long so after I turned them I trimmed the blanks and then put them back on the mandrel to...
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    I will be joining! Finally got everything sorted...

    I will be joining! Finally got everything sorted for my lathe, the fun of shop built lathes :D. Still have to pick up a special nut my brother made for me and I'm good to go. Have 2 kits and my...
  12. Very interesting read. I'm only early on in my...

    Very interesting read. I'm only early on in my woodworking addiction but I agree wholeheartedly with your comment on sharp planes gliding through timber. Instant Addiction!

    I actually reverted to...
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    I'm at the front of the stampede, see you...

    I'm at the front of the stampede, see you soon!... But yes that's incredible. Timber is just marvelous.

    After staring at it for a little while now I wish the left branch on the second bowl had...
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    Very nice!

    Very nice!
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    I'm interested in attending but sadly Saturday...

    I'm interested in attending but sadly Saturday (need to travel from Launceston) would be the only day that works for me and that is probably too restrictive.
  16. Thread: Bolt Action

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    Very nice, certainly pops. Means finding it on a...

    Very nice, certainly pops. Means finding it on a cluttered desk would be easy
  17. I'm just finishing my brand new steel 6x8m shed,...

    I'm just finishing my brand new steel 6x8m shed, which is going to be all workshop, no car parked inside :D. It's going to be fun setting all my tools up inside. I know you never have enough space...
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    Very nice pen! can't wait to try my hand at...

    Very nice pen! can't wait to try my hand at making one. Thanks for the continual source of inspiration all.
  19. Thread: Hi from Tassie

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    Welcome to the forum and the state.

    Welcome to the forum and the state.
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    Sad to hear Penqueen, I pray the scan comes back...

    Sad to hear Penqueen, I pray the scan comes back clean.
  21. Thread: Small Yew Bowl

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    Very Nice.

    Very Nice.
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    Congrats Penpal. My Parents currently have 14...

    Congrats Penpal.

    My Parents currently have 14 GC with one more on the way. As for me I've got 3 kids under 5, the eldest is having his first day at school today.
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    Very Nice

    Very Nice
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    Thanks, I might try to find that. The...

    Thanks, I might try to find that.



    The tailstock is just the standard mt2 tail. I have a couple live centres and a keyed drill chuck for it.
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    Wow, that is stunning.

    Wow, that is stunning.
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    Hi Ironwood, Haven't figured it out yet,...

    Hi Ironwood,

    Haven't figured it out yet, although I have thought of finding a nut that the mandrel could screw into and then I could mount that nut into my SC3 chuck. But I haven't found such a...
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    Forgot to mention but I'll be joining the pen...

    Forgot to mention but I'll be joining the pen turner ranks in the next couple months. Just need to put my new shed up. Slab gets laid on Saturday, shed arrives next Thursday, then building, moving...
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    Very nice pens Gary. There are a few of us...

    Very nice pens Gary.


    There are a few of us around ironwood but as was mentioned above it is demoralizing when you go to the trouble of posting something and you get no feedback in return, I...
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    ANYONE GOING TO: Launceston, Tasmania

    Hi,

    Wondering if anyone is taking a ute or trailer on the ferry to Tasmania, there is a Wolfenden 10" bench saw I want to buy in West Footscray and I'm trying to figure out if I can get it across...
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    Yes as a Tasmanian daylight saving only has pros

    Yes as a Tasmanian daylight saving only has pros
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    So I refilled the hearth area with concrete to...

    So I refilled the hearth area with concrete to the floor level ready for concrete sheet and tiles. Next came the concrete sheet around the bricks, I quickly discovered that plastering isn't much fun....
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    Mantle and surrounds reno WIP

    Hi all,

    thought I would share a renovation of my living room mantle and surrounds I have been working on for some time now. Some of you helped me with an epoxy issue I had back in June, which was...
  33. You're not alone Dave I have also done a...

    You're not alone Dave

    I have also done a similar thing on a bandsaw, I think mine was more dangerous, I had a small block 180x80x60 that I was cutting a PC mouse profile from, anyway the outer...
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    Hi Daniel, I'm in the same boat as you, I've...

    Hi Daniel,

    I'm in the same boat as you, I've thought of one solution but haven't tried it yet, I am going to see if my local nuts and bolts store has a nut with the same thread as the morse taper...
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    I'm thinking if I just dig out the top 5mm and...

    I'm thinking if I just dig out the top 5mm and then fill it back in with coffee grounds that should work well. I wasn't set on a clear cast, it's just what I had and I hadn't considered colouring it....
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    Thanks for that, I'll pick it out then and start...

    Thanks for that, I'll pick it out then and start again. Worst part is I'll probably have to buy another pot of the stuff.
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    Well I just created a thread for this too, this...

    Well I just created a thread for this too, this has been helpful :D
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    Filling knots with clear epoxy :( help

    Hi all,

    Wednesday night I did a small job filling some imperfections with a barnes easy cast clear polyurethane on a blackheart sassafras slab, below are the results.

    As you can see they're...
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    Tasmanian Auction

    Hi all,

    I thought some people here might appreciate the following (specifically l.s.barker1970). I frequent the Roberts auction site quite a bit and a couple pearlers have come up in terms of...
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    Yeah I did and I tried this earlier but...

    Yeah I did and I tried this earlier but apparently I can't drill a straight hole... I also didn't have the right size bit to do it with.
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    Thanks all for you pointers. I will be purchasing...

    Thanks all for you pointers. I will be purchasing a chuck steb centre... probably not the Robert Sorby one though as it's a little out of my price range, McJings has one for $35.
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    I was considering getting one of those, McJings...

    I was considering getting one of those, McJings has one.


    That might work, thanks.


    Yeah sadly my headstock is just a 1" thread without a recess.
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    Oh dear. That makes sense, thanks.

    Oh dear.

    That makes sense, thanks.
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    Scroll Chuck Drive centre

    Hi,

    In the pictures below I have a standard drive centre and I want to mount it in my scroll chuck. I have the following questions, will it hold a spindle or will it slip? And how would I true it...
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  48. Thread: Struggling

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    It's Tasmanian Blackwood and I used Organoil wax...

    It's Tasmanian Blackwood and I used Organoil wax & polish, it's a beeswax and citrus oil mixture.
  49. Thread: Struggling

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    So last night I decided I would just finish the...

    So last night I decided I would just finish the outside and chalk it down to experience but once I polished it I changed my mind as I really like it. So I've decided to take it off and carve the...
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    That's about right I would say, You just have to...

    That's about right I would say, You just have to ask the question can I add value to that if you're intending to make something and sell it. Another way to look at it is, walk into a furniture store...
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