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    Interesting that there was a Cess & a Cec...

    Interesting that there was a Cess & a Cec Hockley. Here is the contents of a post a grandson put up on Facebook page for Cec's horses.

    Cec Hockley The Rocking Horse Man - Home | Facebook
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    Hi, I don't have an answer, however, I am a...

    Hi,

    I don't have an answer, however, I am a member of a Facebook group for selling of rocking horses. "Rocking Horse International" Maybe someone on there might have some suggestions.

    What make...
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    I thought about the square reader & stopped when...

    I thought about the square reader & stopped when I saw the ABN stuff.

    Discussed it with a friend who has a reader & she said you ignore the ABN when applying. She has a reader but no ABN.
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    Hi Mick, Yes mine is enclosed. I don't think I...

    Hi Mick,

    Yes mine is enclosed. I don't think I would have went with one without it.

    On the Laguna owners page on Facebook, I saw someone said that if the bearing overheats the replace the head....
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    When trying to decide on the Laguna I saw a...

    When trying to decide on the Laguna I saw a number of reviews from USA where the VFD had failed so they must have enclosed it to keep the dust out.

    Ray
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    Thanks Mick, Great review. I have had a...

    Thanks Mick,

    Great review.

    I have had a 24/36 Laguna for a couple of months now & love it. I only got the basic lathe & love it.

    Only gripe I have is that I have to lean on the tool rest...
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    Done, Doubt I will go down this path...

    Done,

    Doubt I will go down this path again.454180
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    No mate after hair on hide so Colvin Rocking...

    No mate after hair on hide so Colvin Rocking Horses. They haven't opened for a while. Their web says closed until May. I don't need to finish until July.
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    Thanks crowie I will try. Not many photos taken....

    Thanks crowie I will try. Not many photos taken. Will be a while finishing as I am waiting on the supplier for the hair & could be a while.
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    Not sure it fits the theme of the thread but use...

    Not sure it fits the theme of the thread but use pallets for simple objects.453297453298453299
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    Toowoomba Pop up Pallet event

    Hi all,

    Thought I would post this link in case anyone in the Toowoomba district was interested in making something out of pallet material to help fund raise for the Hospital Foundation.
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    Thank you. I have just spent the weekend at...

    Thank you.

    I have just spent the weekend at the Millmerran Camp Oven Festival.

    This is the only photo I have.
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    Thanks Chris this was my first major restoration...

    Thanks Chris this was my first major restoration & just made it up as I went along, although I get some great advice from other restorers.

    With the leather work I was fortunate to be shown how to...
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    Just need to wax the rocker. Ended upmaking...

    Just need to wax the rocker.

    Ended upmaking the leather work myself. Paid someone to sew the edges on the saddle cloth.

    Hair is cow tail. Had a longer piece for the mane but hadn't been tanned...
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    Been away travelling but back on the job. In...

    Been away travelling but back on the job. In final stages just waiting for the hair. I ended up making the saddle as the supplier is very time poor. Daughter is sewing edges on the saddle cloth then...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Thanks mate. It is now slow time waiting for the...

    Thanks mate. It is now slow time waiting for the kit to dress it in.
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    First undercoat done today. Shows up some fine...

    First undercoat done today. Shows up some fine cracking in the gesso, so will sand again & see how they look after another undercoat. Undecided about top coat. Maybe water based enamel or enamel....
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    Gessoing started today on the Lines horse using...

    Gessoing started today on the Lines horse using traditional rabbit skin glue & whitning . Wait for this to dry & then sand back to a smooth finish. (I hope)

    It is a messy business.
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    Just finished this one. C1920s Roebuck size 2....

    Just finished this one. C1920s Roebuck size 2. (small horse) Can now concentrate on the Lines one.

    Wasn't as challenging as the Lines one.
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    CLAIMED Iím in

    Iím in
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    Hi David, Yes the flared nostrils & dished...

    Hi David,

    Yes the flared nostrils & dished face were a feature on Lines horses of this era.
    The main Aussie makers were:
    Roebuck Sydney
    Bartlett Melbourne
    Lou Peets Brisbane although not...
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    Moving along rough shaping done ready for...

    Moving along rough shaping done ready for blending into existing body. Detected a couple more spots that need to be cut & filled. I could use a filler but prefer to have glued in timber.
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    Here is a front leg mortice. Sorry for the dodgy...

    Here is a front leg mortice. Sorry for the dodgy photo. You can see where a nail was hammered in. This caused a split that I repaired with glue & dowel
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    Hi Rob The hollow body is a standard...

    Hi Rob


    The hollow body is a standard design.
    The mortise & tenon varied between manufactures. The ones I make have the legs fitted into a compound rebate cut into the bottom body box, then...
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    Making progress. The neck break had been repaired...

    Making progress. The neck break had been repaired with some heavy duty hardware, however the neck muscle blocks had been cut through which meant no support & it was wobbling around & had to come...
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    It is in very poor condition, most of the glue...

    It is in very poor condition, most of the glue has failed.

    The neck s broken about half way up & a couple of home repairs were done making it much worse.

    There are breaks around the mortices...
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    C1880 G J Lines Bow rocker restoration

    Hi All,

    I picked up this horse yesterday to restore it back to original appearance.

    More to follow.

    Ray
  29. Thread: New job

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    New Job as well

    See you tommorrow Andy, after 3 weeks I still worry that I will wake up & find I have been dreaming.:U


    Ray
  30. Thread: Theatre set

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    Mate that is great. Ray

    Mate that is great.

    Ray
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    The Proserpine Woodturners did the big bowl...

    The Proserpine Woodturners did the big bowl driven by the tractor

    The Big Bowl
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    Thanks I guess I need to read the whole thread. I...

    Thanks I guess I need to read the whole thread. I saw the name Digger & assumed you were in Aus. The flag should have been a bit of an indicator:doh:
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    Thanks, Is there a supplier in Aus forthe...

    Thanks,

    Is there a supplier in Aus forthe Polyvine?

    Ray
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    That looks great. I hope mine turns out as...

    That looks great.

    I hope mine turns out as good as yours.

    I am just about to the painting stage.

    What primer & paint did you use ?
  35. Thread: Camper build

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    Decided not to put final coat of paint until I...

    Decided not to put final coat of paint until I used the trailer to see what else I would need to change.

    Hooked the trailer up & went for a couple of nights at Murphy's Creek Reserve (near...
  36. Thread: Camper build

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    Thanks Jatt, It will live in the shed in the...

    Thanks Jatt,

    It will live in the shed in the photo. This is the wife's shed:; My workshop shed is out the back.

    I was wondering about the condensation. I was thinking holes in the bed base but...
  37. Thread: Camper build

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    Finally got the tent, went with a 9 foot from...

    Finally got the tent, went with a 9 foot from Austrac in Hervey Bay.

    I set it up as in the photos the struts work well.

    Removed it, without setting the tent up, for some more welding &...
  38. Thread: Camper build

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    Making some progress. The body is only tacked up....

    Making some progress. The body is only tacked up. I might hire a small mig to weld it up.
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    The canvas he uses looks & feels the goods. ...

    The canvas he uses looks & feels the goods.

    The finish of the tent looks good as well, however, budget will determine what I get & its leaning towards imported despite my preference for a local...
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    Great work Dazzler. Given me some inspiration...

    Great work Dazzler.

    Given me some inspiration for some more additions.

    Regards,
    Ray
  41. Thread: Camper build

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    Thanks for the help guys. Still puzzling over...

    Thanks for the help guys.

    Still puzzling over the tent.

    Jatt if I could find a good second hand aussie made tent I would consider that but haven't been able to locate one.

    Dazzler I have...
  42. Thread: Camper build

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    Update

    Love these days at home.

    It is up on wheels. Next step attach jockey wheel. Go get a water tank & install. Then spare wheel carrier on draw bar to counter act weight of water tank.

    Then got to...
  43. Thread: Camper build

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    Thanks Yonnee, Going to set them up today. ...

    Thanks Yonnee,

    Going to set them up today.

    Regards,
    Ray
  44. Thread: Camper build

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    Camper build

    Hello ,

    Got some bits together for a camper build. I have a question about mounting the springs. They have a clamp not from the eye on the right but not the left

    Is this the correct way to...
  45. I was fortunate enough to attend a talk given by...

    I was fortunate enough to attend a talk given by Geoff about the current cabinet at USQ during Mcgregor Summer school 2007 I think. Damn grey matter is fading.

    I don't know if he still does the...
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    Well done Andy. Pity it wasn't in last month...

    Well done Andy.

    Pity it wasn't in last month been in the area a lot with work.

    Ray
  47. Thread: Latest Order

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    Thanks Hazza, Yes we have Spotlight here so I...

    Thanks Hazza,

    Yes we have Spotlight here so I will see if they stock it.

    Regards,
    Ray
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    Good work Hazza, Where do you get the Rub &...

    Good work Hazza,

    Where do you get the Rub & Buff, never heard of it. Although that's not unusual don't do many pens.

    Regards,

    Ray
  49. Thread: Churchill

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    Thanks Sam I should of had a look at what you...

    Thanks Sam

    I should of had a look at what you were doing at the last get together.

    Regards,

    Ray
  50. Thread: Churchill

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    Thanks for the comments. I was not sure what it...

    Thanks for the comments. I was not sure what it would look like but was happy in the end.

    It tended to chip easily so very sharp skew & fine cuts.

    Finished in CA & BLO & a few coats of...
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