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    Went down and had another crack at the remaining...

    Went down and had another crack at the remaining stumps paying attention to where the figuring was after my last post, then went home and rough turned the blanks. So it ended up being a busy several...
  2. Have you got a picture of the goldie x...

    Have you got a picture of the goldie x patternmaking one from Ultimo tafe? I too went to that tafe as patternmaker, in the early 80s and can't remember it. Maybe it was no longer there then.
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    I had just started hollowing out the biggest one...

    I had just started hollowing out the biggest one first when I remembered that I had bought one of the large bowl savers about 6 months ago. I gave it a go and had a startling catch which nearly...
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    Well let's hope that saves the show.

    Well let's hope that saves the show.
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    More people on the committee Eh?

    More people on the committee Eh?
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    Great post Neil and yes you oughta posted it....

    Great post Neil and yes you oughta posted it.
    Your point number 1 hits the nail on the head.
    I first saw a wood lathe in action at high school and thought, "I HAVE to get involved in this". Still...
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    A busy day and a half.

    Just had a busy day and a half roughing out some stringybark bowl blanks.
    They were all cut from fresh stumps, so there is a bit of fiddleback going on in them even though it is hard to see in the...
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    TASMANIA $35.30 Ian.

    $35.30 Ian.
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    TASMANIA Now $175 plus post.

    Now $175 plus post.
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    TASMANIA $150 plus post.

    $150 plus post.
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    TASMANIA $175 plus post.

    $175 plus post.
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    It sure is a pretty timber. Is it super slow...

    It sure is a pretty timber. Is it super slow growing?. If not you'd think it'd be worth growing in plantations.
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    TASMANIA Now $200 plus post.

    Now $200 plus post.
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    TASMANIA Sold.

    Sold.
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    TASMANIA Wide-ish huon pine boards.

    For sale are 8 wide-ish huon boards. Bone dry. Dressed all round. Sizes are as follows,
    1@ 820 x 230 x 25mm
    1@ 820 x 198 x 25mm
    2@ 820 x 210 x 26mm
    1@ 820 x 165 x 26mm
    1@ 660 x 205 x 26mm
    1@...
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    TASMANIA My mistake sorry, should have been 7054.

    My mistake sorry, should have been 7054.
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    TASMANIA Huon boards

    Huon boards for sale. Dressed all round, bone dry. Pictures show both sides of boards.
    All are 905mm long.
    1. 98 x 25 mm
    2. 110 x 26mm
    3.121 x 24mm
    4. 138 x 25mm
    5. 135 x 23mm
    6. 147 x 21mm...
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    TASMANIA Australian cedar bowl blanks.

    For sale are seven Australian cedar bowl blanks. The defects that I have shown in the following pictures should be able to be turned out of the blanks with suitably designed bowls.

    1 @ 280 x68mm...
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    What type/brand/make of lathe is it you have?.

    What type/brand/make of lathe is it you have?.
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    WANTED:SA. Can't remember ever seeing a burl on a Blackwood...

    Can't remember ever seeing a burl on a Blackwood tree here in Tassie.
  21. Thread: oak vase

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    aca. 2.5 tonns. Just googled that and no wood...

    aca. 2.5 tonns.
    Just googled that and no wood lathes in search results.
    What company makes them?.
  22. Thread: oak vase

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    Nice work. What type of lathe is it you have...

    Nice work.
    What type of lathe is it you have there?, it looks quite solid.
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    Try cutting half way in from one direction, then...

    Try cutting half way in from one direction, then for the other half of the cut come in from180 degrees the other way and meet in the middle?.
    There is a carving section on this forum.
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    Interesting responses.

    Interesting responses.
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    Devil baby attack

    YouTube
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    Wonky Blackwood

    Not much straight grain in this one.
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    [/B] Not that I have seen, or heard.

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    Not that I have seen, or heard.
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    Might be worth a bit of haggling over it Lance....

    Might be worth a bit of haggling over it Lance.
    Turners are more of a dying thing than a new craze these days.
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    Exactly, I find the 4 on my woodfast more than...

    Exactly, I find the 4 on my woodfast more than adequate for a lathe of that size.
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    Yes. It looks to be in good shape too. I have one...

    Yes. It looks to be in good shape too. I have one just like it.
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    Looks well made Splinterz!. Bet there are a few...

    Looks well made Splinterz!.
    Bet there are a few hours of work in it.
  32. How about this utube video of explosive gas...

    How about this utube video of explosive gas cylinders?.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBqZZ177Q9I
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    An interesting and bold piece of turning (almost...

    An interesting and bold piece of turning (almost sculptural), well done.
    Saw an image on tv last night that reminded me of the form.
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    VICTORIA Chain with a hook on it won't do?.

    Chain with a hook on it won't do?.
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    Shotgun.

    Shotgun.
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    Some of these poor dogs must be a bit anxious...

    Some of these poor dogs must be a bit anxious with all the humans laughing at them.
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    Looks nicely made alright. What are you going to...

    Looks nicely made alright.
    What are you going to make the base out of?.
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    Doggie fancy dress

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    But, as you can see, I don't try to disguise the...

    But, as you can see, I don't try to disguise the 'mend' and, if anything, pick a contrasting wood colour to make it a feature for which I bump up the price. They always sell, so must be getting...
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    Alternative bowl repair.

    Noticed a hairline crack in one of my previously rough turned blackwood bowl blanks. The crack was pretty close to vertical on the rim and went down approx 35mm. It was a nice sized blank about 420mm...
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    Nicely made lock, well done. Looking at the...

    Nicely made lock, well done.
    Looking at the drawings just makes me wonder. Why did the U.S never convert to metric?. Imperial measurements are horrid to work to in comparison.
  42. HEADS UP Great news, looking forward to this book.

    Great news, looking forward to this book.
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    2 grand should get you a lot of lathe plus who...

    2 grand should get you a lot of lathe plus who knows what if you buy second hand.
    A lathe is a pretty hard thing to wear out.
    Seeing you are in Melbourne you should have a smorgasboard of second...
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    Well I am glad you said that Skew. Was kind of...

    Well I am glad you said that Skew.
    Was kind of under pressure when the lady turned up with her bobbin. There was a friend waiting in the idling car when I was shown the item and I had to look at the...
  45. The local pub has a huon pine bartop. The current...

    The local pub has a huon pine bartop. The current owner installed the bar top for the previous publican 20 + years ago. Recently (last few weeks) the current owner took out the bar and re-finished...
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    Bobbin for spinning wheel.

    Got asked out of the blue if I could make a bobbin for a spinning wheel. Having never made one before and unsure what they were I asked if the lady had one already that I could look at before...
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    Well you are not too far off the mark. Good...

    Well you are not too far off the mark. Good guess. No need for the new Robust internal "C" shaped rest for these ones.
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    What size do you imagine the bowls to be...

    What size do you imagine the bowls to be Treecycle?.
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    Not so certain of that Smife. There IS a...

    Not so certain of that Smife.
    There IS a punchline of sorts in the waiting.
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    Six Myrtle burl bowls

    Six bowls in Myrtle burl, finished with sanding sealer then spray lacquer via spray gun.

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