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    Certainly kept busy with all those parts Keith...

    Certainly kept busy with all those parts Keith and as all the track builds looks great
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    Very nice indeed and a different outlook to the...

    Very nice indeed and a different outlook to the normal rocking horse yet still has the shape making it recognisable as a horse, Unlike the traditional one I made a few years ago.

    My forstthought...
  3. Thread: Emerging bowls

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    Nice emerging bowls and that Red Gum certainly...

    Nice emerging bowls and that Red Gum certainly has a lovely deep colour.

    I watched a demo sometime late last year and kept promising to do one myself, then saw Mike's u tube one a month or so ago...
  4. Thread: Pinch Pots

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    Thank you Paul. I did use to take photos for...

    Thank you Paul.

    I did use to take photos for the Army for inteligent purposes in my younger days but not studio type work.
  5. Thread: Pinch Pots

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    Pinch Pots

    Decided to make a couple of Salt and Pepper pinch pots but with lids.

    The main body has two turned recesses out of Sapele, the lids are American Black Walnut the black knob is African Blackwood...
  6. Thread: Two Faced

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    Thank you all. This is something that I have...

    Thank you all. This is something that I have wanted to do but had not tried until now after finding the thin piece as I said. like many you find wood and think that it will be useful someday when I...
  7. Thread: Two Faced

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    Two Faced

    I had a thin piece of Oak which sat in the wood store for ages you know the type "I will do something with that one day".
    Anyway, I named this two-faced as the disc can be turned around. The centres...
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    Like Neil I use contrasting woods to repair a...

    Like Neil I use contrasting woods to repair a natural fault and find the sell better.


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    I have been asking this question but for woods in...

    I have been asking this question but for woods in contact with food. The problem is that all the lists I have seen are toxicity when working with the wood. There does not seem to be a list for food...
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    Thank you both. Yes it certainly has teeth and...

    Thank you both. Yes it certainly has teeth and they are quite sharp on this piece, as I stated all body parts kept well out of the way:bgth:
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    Chestnut vase/open turning

    Just finished this Chestnut Burr today it stands 6 1/2" tall by 6 1/2" across. Finished with sander sealer and satin lacquer, I then gave it a wax with woodwax22 as the satin finish was not what I...
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    Thank you Tony

    Thank you Tony
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    Thank you Peter.

    Thank you Peter.
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    Salt and Pepper set

    I have quite a few bowls balls so I set myself a task of making a salt and pepper set from just one of them. They measure 4 1/4" one way and 5" the other as they are not true circles, by cutting one...
  15. Thread: Food safe woods

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    Thank you all for your input on this subject and...

    Thank you all for your input on this subject and the info on ironwood
  16. Thread: Food safe woods

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    Food safe woods

    I know that people have asked for advice on woods for food and it may have been done to death but this is a small piece of research. There are going to be some that will say this is what I use.
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    I have a set of Rogers plans and have built the...

    I have a set of Rogers plans and have built the tractor unit which can be seen HERE
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    All refreshed now Keith shame about the fishing....

    All refreshed now Keith shame about the fishing. Hope the rest of the holiday went well. Sometimes a good rest is what the body needs
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    Thank you everyone

    Thank you everyone
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Pierced and coloured bowl

    This is one of those bowls that the colour is either a love it or hate it. Turned thin from Field Maple and the 6 pierced oval panels painted with iridescent paints, Measures 6" X 2 1/2". I did...
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    I think that it certainly makes a feature of it,...

    I think that it certainly makes a feature of it, I also have done butterflies in a bowl with a split in it but mine was a wider split which you could see through.
  23. Thread: Vase

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    I am trying to complete it for that meeting, I...

    I am trying to complete it for that meeting, I have been able to get the main background colour on today


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  24. Thread: LV Box

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    Thank you all. Peter the balls are no longer...

    Thank you all.

    Peter the balls are no longer used now as they have gone over to the composite made ones now. This will be another competition piece as I am trying to get a few done as I use to...
  25. Thread: Vase

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    Thank you. We have the pleasure of Joey...

    Thank you.

    We have the pleasure of Joey Richardson on the 3rd of next month I am looking forward to seeing her demonstrate. I may even get it finished for then
  26. Thread: LV Box

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    Thank you. The knob is alternative ivory in...

    Thank you.

    The knob is alternative ivory in other words acrylic pen blank.

    I was lucky that my sister belongs to a bowls club and got them for nothing
  27. Thread: LV Box

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    LV Box

    I was not planning on going in the workshop to turn this as I had something else I wanted to complete.
    Anyway, this is a box made from Lignum Vitae and measures 4" X 3" to the top of the...
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    Some great toys especially like the first boat. I...

    Some great toys especially like the first boat. I can see quite a bit more toys being made in the near future. Please keep posting
  29. Thread: Vase

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    Thank you for all the comments. Peter I still...

    Thank you for all the comments.

    Peter I still have more work on the first one and will show it once complete
  30. Thread: Vase

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    Thank you for your comments always appriciated....

    Thank you for your comments always appriciated. Yes they are like the gold leaf and they are chemically treated to give the appearance they have
  31. Thread: Vase

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    Vase

    While I am working on this piece for our club competition I thought that while the paints are drying I would make a vase. I will post pictures once all the painting has been completed

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  32. Thread: Locomotive

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    Looks like you are off to a flying start on this...

    Looks like you are off to a flying start on this model looks good so far and I will be following:2tsup:
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    Doesn't time fly by Peter. I can remember the...

    Doesn't time fly by Peter. I can remember the great oppertunity to have a chat with you while you was here. Happy toy making and take care
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    A couple more pieces

    I seem to have done quite a abit of turning lately here is a piece that I found, and what appeared to be a plain piece of ash in the woodpile, pleased with what I found inside. Finished with sander...
  35. Thread: Hole in one

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    Thank you Peter. Still took a bit of time but...

    Thank you Peter. Still took a bit of time but getting there
  36. Thread: Hole in one

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    Hole in one

    Turned from a piece of Chestnut burr and finished with Danish oil and a coat of woodwax22. This has been the first piece after my hospital visit and boy did it feel good to be back turning.
    Size...
  37. Thread: Chuck jaw rack

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    Thank you everyon. @Optimark they are great I...

    Thank you everyon.

    @Optimark they are great I have room under where the rack is so may borrow that idea
  38. Thread: Chuck jaw rack

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    Chuck jaw rack

    Well due to recovering after a hospital visit I completed a chuck jaw rack which seemed to take forever compared to before.
    This is complete but yet to be screwed to the wall but it will give an...
  39. The problem with trying to give ideas is that it...

    The problem with trying to give ideas is that it would be based on the person giving the idea and what tools they have to make toys and models. I have so many woodworking tools that my tool box is...
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    Looking good Keith glad you are feeling better...

    Looking good Keith glad you are feeling better and out of hospital
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    As stated because they have been turned from...

    As stated because they have been turned from branches and the pith left in with many woods this will be the cause of them splitting. Unfortunatley there is no going back in this situation. And again...
  42. Thread: Box with finial

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    Thank you guys. smiife I do not mind at all...

    Thank you guys.

    smiife I do not mind at all that is what this hobby is all about sharing our pieces and hopefully getting feed back
  43. Thread: Box with finial

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    Box with finial

    I Completed this on the 23rd of last month made from Field Maple burnt on the design and the finial and base ebonised finally finish with acrylic sander sealer and satin acrylic lacqueur. It stands...
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    Thank you Keith spent this morning laying on the...

    Thank you Keith spent this morning laying on the sofa wife will not let me do anything and blames me for trying to do too much
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    Sorry guys but the waggon has been put to the...

    Sorry guys but the waggon has been put to the side for the moment once again. I have manage a couple of turned bits but mainly been trying to sort the garden out which is taking much longer that it...
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    I use a razor saw from my model boat days to cut...

    I use a razor saw from my model boat days to cut small diameter doweling angle cuts are best as they give a larger glue surface
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    I only ever use PVA and have a damp cloth handy to wipe any squeeze out immediately I don't use oil to finish but buy spray on sander sealer followed by a spray on Satin lacquer not had any problems...
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    Another great build Bruce would love to see the...

    Another great build Bruce would love to see the train with all the carriages if you have a picture. Like with Peters post I thought I had already posted must be old age:doh2:
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    I thought I had already commented on this Peter, sorry for not doing so earlier.

    Great looking truck and the design certainly does the original justice. Great job as always
  50. Thread: missing jaws

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    And you do know that the minute you get them the...

    And you do know that the minute you get them the missing one will turn up. i dropped a piece from a machine had all the workshop out and could not find it, next day it was found sitting on a machine...
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