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    Good to see Townsville still has a sense oh...

    Good to see Townsville still has a sense oh humour. Found this on their Facebook site448961
    Cheers,
    Mac
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    Townsville woodturners

    Just wanted to send a call out to the Townsville turners on the forum hoping they are managing to stay safe during this major rain and flooding event. I have family there as well and am in constant...
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    Nice one Benny. I have been looking at EEE and...

    Nice one Benny. I have been looking at EEE and shellawax for my wooden pens and looking at your pen I think it could be the way to go. Getting a little disappointed with CA lately. I put on plenty of...
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    Thanks Brad. One thing I love about acrylics is...

    Thanks Brad. One thing I love about acrylics is once you finish with the micro mesh they absolutely sparkle. Still working on the finish on wooden pens. Finding CA very hit and miss lately.
    Cheers,...
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    Hi Skew, Interesting question. Bowl #1 I just...

    Hi Skew,

    Interesting question. Bowl #1 I just dug in working both in toward the center and out away. I did find it hard to get a smooth curve in the shape. I don't own a decent curved scraper so...
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    First venture into bowls

    Evening Everyone,

    Santa bought me a Robert Sorby Turnmaster with Carbide tips so decided time was right to have a go at some bowls.447968447967447966
    This is bowl number 1 and is a piece of mango...
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    New Year New Pens

    Evening Everyone,

    Promised myself more shed time this year. So far so good.447965
    The blue acrylic has been 14 months in the making due to a house move and overly busy year on the farm. The...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Hi guys, Googled both Fink truss and collar...

    Hi guys,

    Googled both Fink truss and collar ties and understand the directions you are coming from. I am inclined to turn the steel work into a proper Fink truss as it would only take 1 additional...
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    Gentlemen, Thank you for all your comments and...

    Gentlemen,

    Thank you for all your comments and advice. Let me first say that I have some engineering and agricultural background and as such have a reasonable grasp on what you are referring to. I...
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    Evening All, So here is the result of the plan...

    Evening All,
    So here is the result of the plan on the piece of paper.
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    The end result is quite stiff and I was able to sit in the middle with little deflection. If I ever end up...
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    Hi DaveVman, I am looking to make a 15mm ply...

    Hi DaveVman,

    I am looking to make a 15mm ply floor 3.6mX2.4m out of 3 full sheets of ply placed side by side. The sheets would be screwed to 4 3.6m long 90X35 standing on edge placed perpendicular...
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    Loft storage area

    Evening All,

    Just finished drawing up my loft storage area so I can get junk off the floor and free up some space to do things.
    I am using 50X25X3mm box section for the frames with 100X100X4mm...
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    Hi gents, So the "straight" tool rest was no...

    Hi gents,
    So the "straight" tool rest was no help at all? :D So really challenge yourselves and skew the tool rest.
    Nice work regardless.
    Cheers,
    Mac
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    QUEENSLAND Hi Woodchopper, I'll take these thanks. Pm...

    Hi Woodchopper,

    I'll take these thanks.
    Pm your details to arrange payment.

    macandrita
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    Evening All, Well the house move is almost done....

    Evening All,
    Well the house move is almost done. Six weeks of packing, three days of loading and unloading in weather varying from drizzle to moderate downpour. The wood lathe and attached bench...
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    Evening Everyone, Pleasant surprise in the...

    Evening Everyone,

    Pleasant surprise in the mail this week with my first pen swap turning up with a collection of blanks attached.429989Thank you David for a lovely pen and your generosity. Thank...
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    Hi Brian45, Topography around this shed is...

    Hi Brian45,
    Topography around this shed is fairly limiting, BUT there is plenty of fairly flat space up in the corner near the power box. So if you cannot go bigger, go more.:D
    Cheers,
    Mac
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    Hi artme, I just went to the Timberbit.com web...

    Hi artme,
    I just went to the Timberbit.com web site and if you click on the brass tubes for various pen kits, it will show the drill size for the hole in the blank for that tube. Deducting twice the...
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    Now if I could just get Lotto to pay off the loan...

    Now if I could just get Lotto to pay off the loan that would make my day. And yes I did at least buy a ticket.
    Cheers,
    Mac
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    My own shed at last

    G'day Everyone,
    Well this week we sold our soul to the bank and they bought us a shed on an acre of land in an elevated part or the local country side.
    It is 6mX6m Garageworld shed and already...
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    Links in emails not opening

    Hi Everyone,
    Having a issue with links in emails using thunderbird. To open links I have to right click on link and copy link location. I then go to Firefox browser and right click in address bar...
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    Yes see them clearly. Cheers, Mac

    Yes see them clearly.
    Cheers,
    Mac
  28. I have obviously been doing it wrong not using...

    I have obviously been doing it wrong not using tomato sauce or Nutella.:D Careful it is a slippery slope.
    Cheers,
    Mac
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    Hi Neil, I'm logged in and have the same result...

    Hi Neil,
    I'm logged in and have the same result as Matt_s. The link sends me to an invalid thread.
    Regards,
    Mac
  30. To all those Dooen inDooen, Happy Australia Day....

    To all those Dooen inDooen, Happy Australia Day. I think I might have to add this event to my bucket list. Have a great time and keep hydrated.:wink::wink:
    All the best,
    Mac mellowing in Mareeba...
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    Macandrita, Australia, 2 pens, overseas ok ...

    Macandrita, Australia, 2 pens, overseas ok

    Cheers,
    Mac
  32. Thread: My holidays

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    Hi Matt, Thanks for that. King Arthur and the...

    Hi Matt,
    Thanks for that. King Arthur and the knights of the round table was my second choice.
    I also believe the term " suck it up princess" to have been used by both genders.:U
    Cheers,
    Mac
  33. Thread: My holidays

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    Hi Matt, Nice work on the pens. Lovely finish...

    Hi Matt,
    Nice work on the pens. Lovely finish both gloss and grain. What are the kits on the extreme left and the kit and blank on the extreme right. One on the right looks like would be quite at...
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    Hi Peter, Nice pens. Lovely wood showing plenty...

    Hi Peter,
    Nice pens. Lovely wood showing plenty of grain and colour. What finish have you used on these? Thoroughly enjoyed our chat last night.
    Cheers,
    Mac
  35. Thread: Fly

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    Nice pen. Even the pocket clip looks fish...

    Nice pen. Even the pocket clip looks fish hookish.
    Where did you find the blank? Always on the lookout for unusual blanks.
    Cheers
    Mac
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    Red ones write faster Mr Bond

    Red ones write faster Mr Bond
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    Penta Claus mission accomplished

    Evening Everyone,
    Why does work suddenly get ultra busy when your pushing to get gifts finished. Sorry I haven't been able to get photos as they have been completed, but they were no sooner finished...
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    Shaving brushes

    Evening Everyone,

    Well Pentaclaus stepped away from pens to knock up some shaving brushes to go with the better half's shaving soap. Decided to glue up 4 pen blanks to use for the material....
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    Hi Benny, Nice work young fella. There are as...

    Hi Benny,
    Nice work young fella. There are as many finishes as there are styles of pen. What I have found is that glossy finishes tend to show off grain better. One thing for sure, you won't be...
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    Hi nad1, I think you will find that Keith is...

    Hi nad1,
    I think you will find that Keith is referring to the way you are passing the wood through the saw. Also the fact that there is no protection over the saw blade. There is a high risk of the...
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    Just want to thank the guys at Timberbits for...

    Just want to thank the guys at Timberbits for their excellent service. Usually place my orders on a Sunday night and collect in Fridays mail. Far North Queensland is not exactly next door. But better...
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  43. Thread: First chuck

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    Holy smoking Santa sleigh. Ordered the chuck at 8...

    Holy smoking Santa sleigh. Ordered the chuck at 8 pm Wednesday night and picked it up at 3pm Friday and Mareeba is not down exactly next door. Thank you Timberbits you just made my Christmas....
  44. Thread: First chuck

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    First chuck

    Evening Everyone,

    Just placed my order with Santa (aka timberbits) for a vicmarc VM100 chuck. Short list was either this or the Ayao one reviewed recently. Not sure the original belt on the old...
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    Hi Everyone, Blank turned out fine. A chip...

    Hi Everyone,

    Blank turned out fine. A chip broke off during drilling but managed to glue back on with no obvious effects. Seems to happen just as the drill tip breaks through the end of the blank....
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    Hi Dallas, Blank is rock hard, just slightly...

    Hi Dallas,

    Blank is rock hard, just slightly sticky to touch. Not sticky enough to pick up upside down. I'll cut and prepare a section tomorrow and see how it turns.
    Cheers,
    Mac
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    Hi Dallas, I photographed these under one of...

    Hi Dallas,
    I photographed these under one of those halogen down lights. Happy to work on this as there is plenty of advice available on the forum.
    I was an amateur theatre lighting...
  48. N.S.W. While the customer may not always be right,...

    While the customer may not always be right, demeaning potential customers is never a good marketing strategy. Word of mouth still stands as your greatest selling aid or potential disappointment. My...
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    Sticky blank

    Hi Everyone,

    Got a glitter blank from a supplier and it feels a little sticky. Is there something I can do to get rid of this stickyness? Does it just need to sit in the sun for a period of time?...
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    New smart pen

    Evening Everyone,

    Just had to show off my latest acquisition, the smart pen. This pen can put down it black ink the thoughts of the Intelligent hardware creating them. It does this using Humanoid...
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