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  1. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Fantastic, Euge! As soon as I saw your name I...

    Fantastic, Euge! As soon as I saw your name I knew it wouldn't be made of just any old timber :wink:. Am sure it will give you hours and hours of enjoyment - even if just looking at it, and even more...
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    Ah McCain, you've done it again! Another Ironwood...

    Ah McCain, you've done it again! Another Ironwood special - that looks fantastic, Brad. Not a great fan of acrylic, but that's a good choice and is very popular (have even done a couple myself due to...
  3. Thread: Possibles

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    Wow, what an amazing range of blanks - varieties,...

    Wow, what an amazing range of blanks - varieties, colours, grains, patterns. Off to the shop to get more tissues to stop the drooling :wink:. With an assortment like that I wouldn't know which to do...
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    Thanks, Peter. I know you really like the Olive...

    Thanks, Peter. I know you really like the Olive wood and have posted some great pens of that timber. What else do you have coming up to show us?
  5. Thread: Bangles

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    Nice work, Ted:2tsup:. I prefer the green resin...

    Nice work, Ted:2tsup:. I prefer the green resin as I think it has that Jade look, but I wouldn't knock the blue one. And coolibah is one of my favourites.
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    Thanks for the kind comments. Brainstrust - if...

    Thanks for the kind comments. Brainstrust - if memory serves me correctly (and it usually doesn't!) the block is a piece of Red Lancewood given to me by Euge. It is a lovely piece of timber too small...
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    European Olive Collection

    Absolutely delighted with the European Olive blanks I recently acquired. A few extras were thrown in because they were "seconds" but most didn't require any treatment except for cutting them to suit...
  8. Thread: A Ten Cent Bowl

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    Hey Ted, I counted 37 coins so it would be a 74c...

    Hey Ted, I counted 37 coins so it would be a 74c bowl! Great work and definitely thinking outside the square (or should I say circle). That's a one off and looks great - nice finish, good shape, and...
  9. Thread: Conkerberry

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    Good one, Peter. As always, excellent work,...

    Good one, Peter. As always, excellent work, magnificent timber, and brilliant photography :2tsup:. Conkerberry is still one of my favourites as well - just a pity it's so hard to come by. My...
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    QUEENSLAND G'day Crocy. Can I grab 20? PM on the way. ...

    G'day Crocy. Can I grab 20? PM on the way.

    Thanks, Gary H
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    N.S.W. All good. Thanks Gary H

    All good. Thanks

    Gary H
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    N.S.W. I'll take it if I can combine with the other two...

    I'll take it if I can combine with the other two on your other post of the same date.

    Cheers, Gary
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    N.S.W. If these are still available I'll take them, and...

    If these are still available I'll take them, and also the 1 inch gouge on your other post.

    Cheers, Gary
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    Thanks, Brainstrust. Can't say that my lacquer...

    Thanks, Brainstrust. Can't say that my lacquer coated bowls have been subjected to any rough treatment (no dishwashers etc as stated in my earlier post) but normal handling and use over the last four...
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    Millers falls breast drill

    Was lucky enough to get hold of a Millers Falls No. 12 breast drill to feed my growing need to attempt restoration of old drills you fellows have created a monster! With heaps of clues from the...
  16. Thread: drilling holes

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    Having tried the drill press with various results...

    Having tried the drill press with various results (from good to woeful) I then went to using the lathe. With a keyless chuck in the tailstock and using brad point drills my success rate went from...
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    Thanks for the comments. Brad, my grandkids want...

    Thanks for the comments. Brad, my grandkids want to know "what's a chequebook?". Brainstrust, I have used the spray on lacquer for about four years and never had any peel off or crack. But I must...
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    WRAPPED IN SATIN (wood)

    There are a lot of timbers I have never heard of (let alone seen) and Tulip Satinwood is one of them. On a visit to Billinudgel I finally got to meet Hubcap Stan and he suggested I include the...
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    Thanks, Hiroller. Have finally got back to it so...

    Thanks, Hiroller. Have finally got back to it so here are a couple of photos - don't know if they will be of any help in identifying it, but now runs much better without years of assorted gunk in...
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    Fantastic pickup! I'm not jealous (much)...

    Fantastic pickup! I'm not jealous (much) :gaah::gaah::gaah:
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    Yep, I've had the same one for just over 18...

    Yep, I've had the same one for just over 18 months. It's used at least once a week mainly for cutting pen blanks, but have also cut out 75mm thick blanks for platters. Took quite a while to get it...
  22. Thread: Eucalypt Goblet

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    Good one, Pat. Made for a drinker with...

    Good one, Pat. Made for a drinker with verrrrrrrrrrrrry long arms?
  23. My lathe and 14" bandsaw do not even have the...

    My lathe and 14" bandsaw do not even have the protection of a balcony. They are out in the open and protected (successfully) by grey plastic tarpaulins from the big green shed, using bungee (stretch)...
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    Lovely blank and extremely well finished:2tsup:....

    Lovely blank and extremely well finished:2tsup:. Should keep you out of the dog box until at least 2020 :wink:
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    They don't make 'em like they used to

    Having to drill several 1mm holes, I grabbed my cordless drill, then the power drill, then tried the drill press - none would get a grip on the tiny 1mm drill bit. In desperation I grabbed the 50+...
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    I use EEE and Glow all the time (mainly because...

    I use EEE and Glow all the time (mainly because my CA finishes are crap :D). After seeing your post I grabbed a piece of Silky Oak and tried to get a green tinge on it by leaving EEE, then Glow, then...
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    Brad, so sorry to hear of the "missing" parcel....

    Brad, so sorry to hear of the "missing" parcel. My approach would be based solely on value rather than any so-called cost. They were vintage hand saws sent to you by a well known collector and all he...
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    I really enjoyed watching the video, and it was...

    I really enjoyed watching the video, and it was even more entertaining than expected. Having very poor hearing, I have to use the cc (closed captions or sub-titles) and the computerised transcription...
  29. Thread: Bench drill

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    Hughie, this is in "Sale on Ebay and other sites"...

    Hughie, this is in "Sale on Ebay and other sites" but no link, and no price if it was meant for another section :?. Knew I shouldn't have left that six pack there :wink:

    Cheers, Gary

    ps: the...
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    QUEENSLAND Thanks John.At that weight I'LL TAKE 'EM. Pls let...

    Thanks John.At that weight I'LL TAKE 'EM. Pls let me know total amount and payment details when ready.

    Cheers, Gary
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    QUEENSLAND Definitely interested, subject to postage costs....

    Definitely interested, subject to postage costs. Would appreciate cost to 2229, or total weight.,

    Thanks, Gary
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    What a great assortment of drills. Looking for a...

    What a great assortment of drills. Looking for a replacement for my el-cheapo one that hit its use-by date, yesterday I bought a breast drill that I hope to get back in working order. For just ten...
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    Nice work and lovely grain. And sharpening...

    Nice work and lovely grain. And sharpening practice as well. :2tsup:
  34. FREE: NSW Yes please, Hughie, they are just what I was...

    Yes please, Hughie, they are just what I was looking for. Could I put my hand up for the tool rests?

    Cheers, Gary
  35. Thread: camphor platter

    by Gary H
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    Good one, Smiffe. The grain is fantastic and the...

    Good one, Smiffe. The grain is fantastic and the pyrography really sets it off. As a pyrograph ignoramus was the basket weave done freehand or with some sort of template? Either way, it looks great....
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    I didn't think it was possible, but your pens...

    I didn't think it was possible, but your pens just get better and better. This one has to be my favourite - the colour, design, workmanship, thread, clip; all are fantastic (and it's not even timber...
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    They're in the mail - watch for the snail :wink:...

    They're in the mail - watch for the snail :wink:

    Cheers, Gary
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    Not a problem. Please PM me with your address and...

    Not a problem. Please PM me with your address and they'll be on their way.

    Cheers, Gary
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    I have Lucida tubes which may may be the same as...

    I have Lucida tubes which may may be the same as your Elegant Beauty one. Lucida tubes are 8.4mm inside, 49mm long, and use a 9mm drill bit. If these will do the trick, just yell.
    I always buy...
  40. Thread: Back into it

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    Thanks,Brad and Peter. for your comments. Brad,...

    Thanks,Brad and Peter. for your comments. Brad, you're right - it's the Slimline style with the same diameter tubes and same mechanism etc. The timbers were from Old Croc and a top bloke from up...
  41. Thread: Back into it

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    Thanks, Gabriel. The acrylic was just finished...

    Thanks, Gabriel. The acrylic was just finished with micromesh and car polish. As you guessed, only the timber ones were finished with the spray can!
    The Partitioned pen kit is unusual, but makes for...
  42. Thread: Back into it

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    Back into it

    Finally got to finish some that I started a while ago (before new kitchen got me sidetracked). Pen kits are Partitioned and finish is spray on lacquer. In order, from top, they are:
    Tiger Myrtle,...
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    Nice one, Smiife. What finish was used?

    Nice one, Smiife. What finish was used?
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    Thanks John. The woodworks.com screws only go to...

    Thanks John. The woodworks.com screws only go to maximum 20mm thick handles and heads are 10.75, so will see if any members have old spare parts.

    Cheers, Gary
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    Hand Saw Screw Caps Wanted

    I am doing up a Tyzack Nonpareil 26" hand saw (the one with the elephant emblem ) and looking to buy screw caps for it. The couple I have are solid brass with 5mm thread, 15mm diameter heads and the...
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    I am just SO dissapointed with the cruel...

    I am just SO dissapointed with the cruel comments and unfeeling actions of what I thought were members of a friendly forum. Am so disgusted that I am contemplating leaving this forum altogether. But...
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    Brad, congratulations on more fine work :2tsup: ....

    Brad, congratulations on more fine work :2tsup: . We all know you are your harshest critic but if we could match your pen making and photography skills there would be a lot of happy turners. But, as...
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    Ted, A thread started by tea lady 9/11/2014...

    Ted,

    A thread started by tea lady 9/11/2014 was headed "So how do others do those shaftless...." In that thread there is a reply from dai sensei with links to two lots of instructions. Both of...
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    Might be a while since your last pen, but you...

    Might be a while since your last pen, but you haven't lost your touch. Always a fan of burls and this one, combined with the Sierra, is great. :2tsup:
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    Thanks, Brad. It was bought as Wait A While...

    Thanks, Brad. It was bought as Wait A While (which is usually for thorny timber - if you get stuck, just ........). Euge calls it by that name but also explains it as follows: "Wait-a-while Acacia...
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