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    It's nice to catch up with this thread again,...

    It's nice to catch up with this thread again, been busy the last 5 months finally restoring my old Honda 750four.
    Your tank looks great, the slight imperfections on the right side are not noticeable...
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    Hi Neil The one we have here that I am using is...

    Hi Neil
    The one we have here that I am using is obliqua.
    The 4 bowls pictured are the 4 smallest in the stack of rough turned ones I have. I like to start with the smallest and work upwards as I...
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    Have you rough turned yours, or just trying to...

    Have you rough turned yours, or just trying to dry big bits?.
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    Four small Stringy Bark bowls.

    Got a big stack of stringy bark bowls roughed out and ready to turn but motivation is low to turn them as bowls just do not seem to be in demand for a price that makes it worthwhile to make them...
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    They don't call them a "Spokeshave" for nothing....

    They don't call them a "Spokeshave" for nothing. Hard yakka but you will get there with determination and perseverance.

    Other than that, there is a method that is used in pattermaking to make...
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    A few pictures of a spoke you are intending to...

    A few pictures of a spoke you are intending to replicate would be helpful.
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    That bowl was made by Russell Hoffman, who used...

    That bowl was made by Russell Hoffman, who used to turn out of his workshop between Sandy Bay and Mt Nelson.
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    Agree with the above sentiments. Not all...

    Agree with the above sentiments.
    Not all piercings look great.
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    Had one of the instantaneous gas water heaters...

    Had one of the instantaneous gas water heaters for several years now. We get the gas delivered in those largish gas cylinders (approx1200mm tall). The electricity bill dropped by much more than the...
  10. DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  11. If your timber is not a smelly one like camphor,...

    If your timber is not a smelly one like camphor, then just leave it raw. Unless it is a poisonous one like oleander or any other timber with known issues.
    Know your product.
    People get sued who do...
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    [/B] I guess it depends on what sort of turning...

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    I guess it depends on what sort of turning you are prepared to do for it to be more than a hobby.
    As an example I was turning a range of door hardware (basically handles) for a local architect...
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    As it happens the gallery owner I was quoting...

    As it happens the gallery owner I was quoting regarding non essential stuff, just put in a big order for non essential items that will take at least a month to fill. No bowls in the order though.
    In...
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    Did not mean to sound too overly positive NeilS....

    Did not mean to sound too overly positive NeilS.
    Winter is always quiet here in Tas if you are relying on Gallery sales and this one has been worse than ever as the borders were closed ages ago.
    i...
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    Galleries here in Tassie pretty well all closed...

    Galleries here in Tassie pretty well all closed shop when people could not come here. Leura woodwork gallery has ordered from me recently and so has Bungendore.
    My round windows have been going...
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    Bit of a long shot here, maybe the tailstock from...

    Bit of a long shot here, maybe the tailstock from this one will do.HYCO Wood turning lathe | Power Tools | Gumtree Australia Pine Rivers Area - Joyner | 1236170544
  17. Floor is not very flat so more often than not I...

    Floor is not very flat so more often than not I have to poke something under one of the rocking legs.
  18. This one works a treat. It is 600mm x 600mm on...

    This one works a treat. It is 600mm x 600mm on the base cross by 65mm thick cast iron.Post is 2 1/2 inch steel bar fitted into base casting. Heavy and stable.
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  19. The one pictured in the original post does not...

    The one pictured in the original post does not look very good to me.
    Will try to remember uploading a picture of mine tomorrow.
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    That is a great picture and yes I can see the...

    That is a great picture and yes I can see the goat.
    Strangely enough down here in Tassie, Kookaburras' are considered introduced vermin and best dealt with by a bullet.
    Having lived here for 30...
  22. Some folk just do not worry about dust at all. I...

    Some folk just do not worry about dust at all. I remember copping many a ribbing from some of the older guys for wearing a paper type mask in the filthy patternshop of my apprenticeship. Was told...
  23. The deceased may have thought his particular shed...

    The deceased may have thought his particular shed was just ACE.
    You know, there are ear muffs, a fan, and a dust collector.
    Plus he was smart enough not to throw his butts in the sawdust. That...
  24. This is a great topic. Pretty sure an...

    This is a great topic.
    Pretty sure an entertaining book could be written about it.
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    Nice job Warrick. Great for a steaming brew of...

    Nice job Warrick.
    Great for a steaming brew of bark soup.
  26. It is possible to not buy Chinese stuff. Why...

    It is possible to not buy Chinese stuff.
    Why feed the hand that wants to bite?.
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    Oh, it is worthwhile showing all right. If you...

    Oh, it is worthwhile showing all right.
    If you have not had any training in sculpture you are doing better than a lot of folk who have fyarskme.
  28. I agree with Pat and Smife. Support Aussie, buy...

    I agree with Pat and Smife.
    Support Aussie, buy quality, leave rubbish alone.
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    Really like this project a lot, also the...

    Really like this project a lot, also the workbench backdrop.
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    Use a heat gun to heat up the pulley, then hit...

    Use a heat gun to heat up the pulley, then hit the shaft with a hammer that will not damage the shaft.
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    Hi Lance, I wonder if fixing locking castor...

    Hi Lance, I wonder if fixing locking castor wheels to the bottom of your lathe stand and moving your lathe outside (weather permitting) through that roller door might be an option to minimise dust...
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    Sometimes you have to surrender and accept the...

    Sometimes you have to surrender and accept the inevitable.
    After a big day I find shavings in my underpants too.

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    Hi Lance The weather being as it is here atm,...

    Hi Lance
    The weather being as it is here atm, you are unlikely to suffer any splitting of your blanks for a while so all good there.
    A sturdy pair of dividers will help you mark out the largest...
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    I agree about the funny and stupid.

    I agree about the funny and stupid.
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    Strange pasttime.

    Have not seen this before, looks to be Russian.
    Not sure I'd fancy a try at it either.
    YouTube
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    TASMANIA Sold

    Sold
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    TASMANIA That is fine Frank. So $208 all up.

    That is fine Frank.
    So $208 all up.
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    I would not use used engine oil for bar lube...

    I would not use used engine oil for bar lube either.
    Interestingly enough when I did a tree felling certificate course years ago the fellow who ran it was of the opinion that new engine oil was...
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    This is very true. I noticed at a big hardware...

    This is very true. I noticed at a big hardware store they were selling 5 litre containers of a good quality engine oil dirt cheap. A few minutes later I was in the chainsaw shop and was shocked at...
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  41. They look ok however I would rather buy an Aussie...

    They look ok however I would rather buy an Aussie Vicmarc and support locals.
  42. Thread: Mmxx

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    2020 is fast shaping up to be the start of world...

    2020 is fast shaping up to be the start of world war 3.
  43. Thread: Help!

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    These guys might be worth a call, pretty sure...

    These guys might be worth a call, pretty sure they post timber.
    Tasmanian Timbers, Huon Pine, Sassafras, Myrtle, Blackwood, Celery Top | Building Materials | Gumtree Australia Kingborough Area -...
  44. Scrapers often need to be sharpened every few...

    Scrapers often need to be sharpened every few minutes.
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    Good stuff. That live centre on the tailstock...

    Good stuff.
    That live centre on the tailstock looks the business.
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    Thanks Gary, however I am not always polite. I...

    Thanks Gary, however I am not always polite.
    I just realise this is a family type forum and rude posts get censored swiftly. Plus I actually have no beef with the bloke, he is quite a likeable chap....
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    The rebate was not complete when he dropped the...

    The rebate was not complete when he dropped the item off, I had to widen it and there was a tad of guesswork involved.
    I am sure the client is a competent builder and joiner, he has been in the game...
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    Hi Phil Builder seemed happy with what I'd done....

    Hi Phil
    Builder seemed happy with what I'd done. Paid me and wanted to take the item home to see how it looked in situ before deciding what to do next. I had a plan on how to resolve the unresolved...
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    I used a lathe for the first time about three...

    I used a lathe for the first time about three months ago when I was being certified on the lathe at the menís shed. The comment I made to my wife when I got home was that it was pure,...
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    Staircase handrail

    Tasmanian Blackwwod, the builder roughed out the blank and put the recess in the bottom where the balustrades fit into then asked me to carve the profile.
    It possibly could be used as is however...
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