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    Need a Mallee Root for a table leg

    I had a stall at a market on the weekend and I had a passer by looking for a Mallee Root to use as a leg, with a redgum slab for a coffee table. (saw one I had for sale)

    I dont have one spare and...
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    easy kids project/s ??????

    I have been "volunteered" to organise a simple woodworking project during craft week at school and am looking for ideas.

    It will need to be for preps (about 6yrs old) thru to grade 4's (10yo) and...
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    How do folks display pens

    Just wondering how others display pens.

    I have added pens to my burl bowls that I will be selling at the market and quickly knocked up a stand to display a few of the pens. At first I loved it...
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    Where was the warning!!!!!

    Over the weekend I had to go to Jim Carrolls to get some sand papar discs and decided that I was going to buy the starter pen turning kit. No drama's with that but I really really feel quite strongly...
  5. Thread: Wood heaters

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    I just finished making a heater out of an old...

    I just finished making a heater out of an old twin tub spin dryer. All I did was rip the thing out of the machine, put wire in 4 of holes, made up a cube from odd bits of wood. drove nails thru the...
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    I grew up with the sam situation. Dad had his...

    I grew up with the sam situation. Dad had his pottery under the house. We started with mum jumping on the floor but he used ball mills and the like so that failed. They then installed a battery...
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    Cant disagree with your more Al (and I usually...

    Cant disagree with your more Al (and I usually like your comments)

    I have just this year changed jobs after almost 14 years in one job. I have taken a considerable pay cut and am happier than I...
  8. Thread: David Hicks

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    What a cynical view on life in truth he...

    What a cynical view on life

    in truth he beacame a pom only because he can play cricket:eek: :eek: :eek:

    There is an ashes series coming up and they currently dont have a team that can stay...
  9. Thread: Silvertop burl

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    Soak the whole thing in water for a week or two...

    Soak the whole thing in water for a week or two then get onto it with high pressure. The soaking will soften the bark and "normally" the stuff will just peel off under pressure.
  10. Thread: Liz's birthday

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    Poll: I might but not everyone got the day off ...

    I might but

    not everyone got the day off


    so please stop rubbing it in!!!
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    I would have thought to get a Matt finish, you...

    I would have thought to get a Matt finish, you would take the piece to Matt to finish it for u:eek: :D


    yes sometimes I do hate myself for my inability to be serious!!!
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    Must say I agree totally. I only come here for...

    Must say I agree totally. I only come here for the information that a group of wonderful individuals share so readily. The fact that there are a couple of tossers here and there just makes it more...
  13. Thread: Jarrah Burl

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    I have to agree with Auld, probably useless so if...

    I have to agree with Auld, probably useless so if u like I will dispose of it for u. Just send it my way:D

    seriously though cant tell u about jarrah, but the last redgum burl I purchased was...
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    dont they all live over here now????? :D :D...

    dont they all live over here now????? :D :D :eek:
  15. AAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHH Information overload :D ...

    AAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHH Information overload :D :eek: :D :eek:
    Gotta luv the support u get from the members of this forum :)

    Wood Butcher - may have been on "Wood Works" on foxtel, cause I...
  16. Anyone bought or made a "center steady for a lathe????

    I was turning some eggs the other day and I found that the middle one seemed harder to finish than the two at each end (I was turning 3 from the one piece of wood). Being newish to turning it wasnt...
  17. Thread: scrap wood

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    Great Idea that can go further. Today I had about...

    Great Idea that can go further. Today I had about 100 olive wood blanks that I had cut to make drink coasters but due to thickness and cracking I decided that they were not profitable so I gave them...
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    respirators, their value!!!!!!

    Just a quick post to rave about the value of a full face powered respirator.

    For the past few years I have been using a dust collection system in conjunction with a twin filter respirator when...
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    Got a thoeory for all of u out there. Worked...

    Got a thoeory for all of u out there.

    Worked in intellectuall disability for 12 years and the term "disability" gives me the right royal [email protected]@@. These folks are all "abled" just not the same as us...
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    for any doubters of EEE ultra shine

    little story for any folks out there that may not be using EEE yet (produced by our esteemed host, from whom I recieve no gain for this plug)

    Have a couple of weeks off and a market coming up so...
  21. thanks will get out there soon and make some.;)

    thanks will get out there soon and make some.;)
  22. the angle of self supporting wine bottle holders??

    I was in Echuca yesterday (buying some burls) and wandered into the woodturners shed/shop on the wharf, where I noticed he was selling small blocks of wood with bevelled bottoms and an angled hole in...
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    Skew if u are ever in the Geelong area I have a...

    Skew if u are ever in the Geelong area I have a "Clarke" 4x6 disc/belt sander I will sell u for $50. It is in good working order, probably only done aobut 5 hours of work, I upsized and it has sat...
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    and I thought it never rained in Qld,something...

    and I thought it never rained in Qld,something about perfect one day........:D :D :D

    cant the Gabba afford a roof:p that would solve all the issues
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    cant be real can they, look toooooo perky:D

    cant be real can they, look toooooo perky:D
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    At one stage I was looking for fine grade papers...

    At one stage I was looking for fine grade papers for my ROS and my flexible head drill sanding pads. I ended up buying them from a auto paint supply shop (for the festool ROS) and cutting my own. I...
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    dont do it :D I started as a power carver...

    dont do it :D

    I started as a power carver makeing burl bowls and swore that I would never use a lathe (prefered the natural look) , and ridiculed a mate who tried to convert me.


    He lent me...
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    mine was so bad that not only did I get nothing,...

    mine was so bad that not only did I get nothing, .............but the tree it was left under wasn't even worth milling to get some free timber!!!:D :eek:
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    Cindy Drozda’s drying kiln To dry my...

    Cindy Drozda’s drying kiln

    To dry my rough-turned vessels, and blanks for smaller projects, I have made a drying kiln out of a recycled chest freezer. The freon has been removed and the chest...
  30. Does anyone else hate "Murphy" and his stupid law!!!!!

    Why does it seem that Murphy's law (anything that can go wrong will...) apply's more in the shed than anywhere else?????:rolleyes:

    Out in the shed yesterday finishing off a small platter for my...
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    The things we do without thinking!!!

    Currently finishing of a cricket bat display case/box.


    Today I was at the staining stage.


    Got out the mahogany stain, in one of those new screw cap tins that may be great for re-sealing...
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    I was going to say my brain but most people tell...

    I was going to say my brain but most people tell me I am a "tool" so does that count??? :D :D :D
  33. Thread: Red Mallee Burl

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    I think the biggest effect has been getting wood...

    I think the biggest effect has been getting wood dust in my blood stream, kinda contagious :D :D

    Seriously though I have only been doing it for a couple of years as a hobby, saw one wanted to...
  34. Thread: Red Mallee Burl

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    Kath and Pat I too am superjawless but I had...

    Kath and Pat

    I too am superjawless but I had a mate "copy" the principal. If u get the time have a look at my web page for pictures of not only the jig but some of my pieces.

    Ps nice work keep...
  35. Thread: Important Poll

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    Poll: and the cars keep going round and round and...

    and the cars keep going round and round and firetrucking round, may as well watch the lathe, if done right (or wrong) there can be just as many accidents :D :D and some could be very spectacular!!!...
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    Any chance of not having the show or putting it...

    Any chance of not having the show or putting it back a week. ;) As stated in a previous post, I am recieving my long service leave payout for 11.5 years of work on wednesday the 12th, just...
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    When I was setting up my shed I had a radio in it...

    When I was setting up my shed I had a radio in it wrapped in a plastic bag to limit dust exposure. I have what i think is called a "mash" hammer???? (short handled 1/2 or 1/4 pound sledge hammer)
    ...
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    must be something wrong with my lathe, nothing...

    must be something wrong with my lathe, nothing that good comes from mine :D
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    or "Carbrasive" are an Oz company that have a web...

    or "Carbrasive" are an Oz company that have a web page http://www.carbrasive.com/
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    Poll: So where be the option of not going because my...

    So where be the option of not going because my long service leave payout arrives the next week and seeing a grown man cry in public wearing a forum cap may not be a good thing!!!!! :mad:
  41. just wondering where Judd is on that list????...

    just wondering where Judd is on that list???? Isnt he the next superplayer????
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    everyone seems to have lost the main point in...

    everyone seems to have lost the main point in that motorised vehicles are a luxury item anyway (be they 4x4 or otherwise) so stop complaining about the price of fuel!!!!!!!!!!! :D
  43. Thread: Turning Burr

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    always wondered If hell froze over would it...

    always wondered

    If hell froze over would it feel like victoria on a bad day???? :D
  44. Thread: Turning Burr

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    It all depends upon the bowl. Originally I was...

    It all depends upon the bowl. Originally I was using Ubeaut traditional wax after sanding to 1200grit. Then I was put onto Mirratone Precat Laquer which I use the 60% gloss and spray on. Just to add...
  45. Thread: Turning Burr

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    if u go to the link in my signature you will see...

    if u go to the link in my signature you will see one possible example of what u could do on the main page. While it wasnt turned on a lathe but power carved u can still manage to get nice shapes...
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    Cheque, whats that. I dont even do cheques when I...

    Cheque, whats that. I dont even do cheques when I measure while woodworking :p
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    be nice to have all that spare cash floating...

    be nice to have all that spare cash floating round, I bounced the first payment!!!!!
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    Integrity Test - the results

    disclaimer - these opinions are in jest and should not be taken literally

    Shame shame shame on 29.63% of u people.

    In a recently run integrity test I asked if poeple would return an item sent...
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    Poll: Integrity test, how are your standards????

    I was recently faced with an interesting situation and wonder how most people would deal with it. Once the results are in I will fill in all the details but here is an outline.

    You purchase...
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    If u are going to use this method u dont need a...

    If u are going to use this method u dont need a fan. I have just finished making a drying cabinet using an old fridge and a light bulb. (I added a dimmer switch to control the temp.) All u need to do...
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