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    My lathe is set up about 600mm from the wall so...

    My lathe is set up about 600mm from the wall so that I can work between the lathe and wall. I hang chucks etc. on the wall behind me on the wall. This way I can see anyone approaching me as well.
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    Interesting idea Ted, nice bowl well turned as...

    Interesting idea Ted, nice bowl well turned as well.... :2tsup:

    Jim
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    Looks similar to osage orange. Jim

    Looks similar to osage orange.

    Jim
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    Windows update

    Last night windows wanted to update and shut down, all good. This morning, I turned the computer on and the screen started to light up from the bottom. I waited patiently for the computer to boot...
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    Smiffe, Actually I don't mind the coloured...

    Smiffe,

    Actually I don't mind the coloured rim, but yes, why did you colour it???

    Jim
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    Miniature Vase

    Clean up time gain. The blank for this project was glued up about twelve months ago. I would rather turn wood than clean up. Made from black bean with mallee burl top and bottom. The feature...
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    Most likely Smiffe..... Jim

    Most likely Smiffe.....

    Jim
  8. Thread: AWTEx 2020

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    The issue with the Exhibition is not with the...

    The issue with the Exhibition is not with the number or quality of exhibits, the problem was getting people, adults, not junior wood turners, to actually get involved on the committee that runs the...
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    Qld maple hollow form

    A hollow form made from quilted maple sing a stave system instead of segmenting. All the joints were glued up straight off the saw without any sanding. Interesting to note the variation in colour...
  10. Hoop pine was often used for internal panel...

    Hoop pine was often used for internal panel doors. Most common format was to have a square panel at the top with the lower portion divided with a muntin to make two separate, vertical panels.
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    I have been using radiata pine for handles now...

    I have been using radiata pine for handles now for a long time, with 19mm hard drawn copper ferules. Haven't managed to break a handle yet after 40 odd years of turning. The copper is from off cuts...
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    Nice shape Smiffe, pity about the legs, they...

    Nice shape Smiffe, pity about the legs, they would give you a hard time if you put it in your pocket... :-)
    :2tsup:


    Jim
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    Yes Rob, I have two, on is 5/16" and one is 3/8",...

    Yes Rob, I have two, on is 5/16" and one is 3/8", used them for making standard lamps. Used them in conjunction with a shell augur from the tailstock end, not at the same time.

    I had intended to...
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    Have you tried to bore through the headstock??? ...

    Have you tried to bore through the headstock??? I suggest you put a normal drill through the head stock and try to bore a hole in a piece of timber. The answer will become patently obvious.

    Jim
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    Why would the lathe have ro run backwards for a...

    Why would the lathe have ro run backwards for a left hand cutter to work????????

    Jim
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    Why would it be running backwards?????? Jim

    Why would it be running backwards??????

    Jim
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    They would be handy for boring a hole from or...

    They would be handy for boring a hole from or through the headstock of a wood turning lathe.

    Jim
  18. That is the correct way to get the hole right...

    That is the correct way to get the hole right every time.

    Jim
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    Thanks Smiffe, The lines are walnut, the...

    Thanks Smiffe,

    The lines are walnut, the feature strip is red cedar and maple. and the insert in the top is walnut and the bottom is black bean.

    Jim
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    Quilted maple box with treaded lid

    A small box made from some very nice quilted Queensland maple. The box measures 60mm high and 60mm diameter. The lid is fitted with hand chased threads. The lid inside features a pearl shell...
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    Thanks, the hinges are good quality solid brass...

    Thanks, the hinges are good quality solid brass butts.

    Jim
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    Just Another Jewellery Box

    This one was started about 12 months ago, can't rush into things???
    The box measures 250mm x 190mm and 90mm deep, made from some quilted maple supplied by John G. The inlay on the lid is American...
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    Nice job there, nice and simple design.. :2tsup:...

    Nice job there, nice and simple design.. :2tsup:

    Jim
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    Thanks Smiifi, The block was rescued from the...

    Thanks Smiifi,

    The block was rescued from the dump by a friend. Not sure if he was having a go at me because there was no glue needed. :D

    Jim
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    Two Norfolk Island pine bowls

    Don't do many bowls now, they create too much cleaning up. These two bowls generated three wheel barrows of shavings. I did attempt to core them but the coring system I have wasn't big enough. ...
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    Magical piece...... Jim

    Magical piece......

    Jim
  27. The term "jointer" is new to me. I started an...

    The term "jointer" is new to me. I started an apprenticeship in 1957 and the term used to get the teeth the same height was "topping". We learn something new every day.


    Jim
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    [QUOTE=derekcohen;2168069]I have had the Nova...

    [QUOTE=derekcohen;2168069]I have had the Nova light for several months. The illumination around my lathe is poor, and this light does a great job. It is very directional, so will focus light on a...
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    I had a single 1200mm fluorescent tube over the...

    I had a single 1200mm fluorescent tube over the lathe, but after 35 years, it had had enough and died. It was replaced with a 1200mm led tube that didn't require a starter. Greatest move ever, good...
  30. Thread: AWTEx 2020

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    Poundy, The issues you raise are very real and...

    Poundy, The issues you raise are very real and generally apply to the vast majority of committees. The following is a quote from directly from the the AWTex web site.

    "The Exhibition commenced in...
  31. Thread: AWTEx 2020

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    Hi Redbeard, There was a committee of eight that...

    Hi Redbeard,
    There was a committee of eight that ran the AWTex. Out of that one is battling cancer, and one has recently had a session in hospital including 10 days in ICU. At least four have full...
  32. Thread: AWTEx 2020

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    Again, the issue is not about club membership or...

    Again, the issue is not about club membership or age, it is about people getting involved on the AWTex management committee.

    Jim
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    Thanks Moby, There is a reference to the...

    Thanks Moby,

    There is a reference to the CCCA about "combustable candle holders", in reply No. 6. That doesn't clarify what is a "minimum standard", that is why I started this thread. I have...
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    Thanks for your input Redbeard, that is what I...

    Thanks for your input Redbeard, that is what I was afraid of. I have read a comment that "......... doesn't comply with the Australian standards". That sort of statement only exacerbates and...
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    Thanks Stinky, That has been around for about...

    Thanks Stinky,

    That has been around for about 10 or so years I think. It refers to the actual article, eg. a candle holder with no barrier between the melted wax, flame and container. There is a...
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    Hi Crocy, This issue comes up often. What I...

    Hi Crocy,

    This issue comes up often. What I am trying to do is get some definitive information out for all to see. I have seen recently, where the Australian standards were not being met. I am...
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    Congratulations..... Jim

    Congratulations.....

    Jim
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    Thanks for your thoughts, I am more concerned...

    Thanks for your thoughts, I am more concerned about the Standards. I am sure we are all aware that a candle in a house can be dangerous and the risk of negating an insurance policy. But I want to...
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    Candles holders

    Can any one give me a link to an, Australian Standard, authentic, authoritative document, stipulating the use, manufacture and sale of articles using a candle in any form please please??

    There...
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    Ian, The strings were all hardwood, i found...

    Ian,

    The strings were all hardwood, i found the 1/4" cutter to have a less "bight" than the 1/2" cutter. The "spear" point cutter was used on the more difficult interlocking grain timber, with...
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    Ian, I have a hand router, or as we called them,...

    Ian, I have a hand router, or as we called them, "granny's tooth", a Stanley No. 71, bought about mid 1960's or there abouts. They were used for the housings in wooden stringers for step treads. ...
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    Nice Ted, nice and simple shape... :2tsup: Jim

    Nice Ted, nice and simple shape... :2tsup:

    Jim
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    Lance, I have made quite a few turning tools by...

    Lance, I have made quite a few turning tools by silver soldering pieces of machine hack saw blade to mild steel. Might be worth silver soldering some hack saw blade to your chisel??? That will give...
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    The current Toys and Joys catalogue has a...

    The current Toys and Joys catalogue has a selection of robust toy vehicles, (not models), Lynden Pattern,


    Jim
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    Yes, clean up one face then rip with the "clean"...

    Yes, clean up one face then rip with the "clean" face against the fence.

    Jim
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    I ditched my quick release vices a long time ago....

    I ditched my quick release vices a long time ago. I looked at the problem and came up with the idea that a "butress" thread was the problem. The replacement vice has a "square" thread, and have had...
  47. Thread: AWTEx 2020

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    Yes. Jim

    Yes.

    Jim
  48. Thread: AWTEx 2020

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    The issue here is that there is a need for a few...

    The issue here is that there is a need for a few more people for the committee. Not with the volume or quality of entries, in fact the student and novice section is and has been well supported...
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    Hi Ted, This is the first time I have used...

    Hi Ted,
    This is the first time I have used Norfolk pine in this way, that is straight down the end grain. To minimise cracking I kept the turned job in a moist towel. Just came up from the shed...
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    Norfolk Island pine bowl

    I recently acquired a lump of Norfolk Island pine about 400mm diameter and about 400mm long. I could barely lift the dam thing so I cut it in half, now I have two discs about 400mm diameter and...
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