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    Paul - we have our own version of those here... ...

    Paul - we have our own version of those here...

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    Excellent comparative revue, Andy. Thanks for...

    Excellent comparative revue, Andy. Thanks for putting in such an effort on that. It is great to get a second opinion from an experienced turner.

    I agree with your conclusion, Andy. Other than for...
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    Here's my setup. No time at all to setup....

    Here's my setup.

    No time at all to setup. Most of the time is in making the bell mouth (in placcy or wood), but recommend that you have that whatever arrangement you come up with. I prefer to use...
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    If you have any Dremel-style die grinder bits...

    If you have any Dremel-style die grinder bits (like this) run them freewheeling against the piece using different angles of contact.

    Also, small diameter steel gears from old mechanisms are...
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    Yes, it is called 6" flexible hose. Add a...

    Yes, it is called 6" flexible hose.

    Add a bell mouth to the inlet. You can turn/make your own.

    I hook it onto the banjo and adjust its position to give optimum uptake.

    When sanding I get it...
  6. Thread: Hollowing 101

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    Hollowing 101

    Sooner or later we all have a go at doing some hollow forms...



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    But, before you rush out and buy that $500 hollowing set of tools or rig there is some basic hollowing...
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    A good thing to be reminded of that. I have at...

    A good thing to be reminded of that.

    I have at least two groups of buyers. One lot are the passing through tourists who want something more than the run of the mill souvenir for whom a crack...
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    Jerry, I find that technique you have been using...

    Jerry, I find that technique you have been using also produces some nice long oval decorative shapes...


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    But, surprisingly, as long as a piece is stabilised (particularly on the rim of...
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    Nice job, AB. I have sometimes done something...

    Nice job, AB.

    I have sometimes done something a bit similar for decorative purposes, but not as a crack repair.


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    Here is another style of crack repair that I have used a bit.
  10. Here is what we did to raise the tailstock with...

    Here is what we did to raise the tailstock with some shim at the men's shed to bring it up into alignment...



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    Simple and effective for that lathe, which only gets a few hours work...
  11. Checking centre alignment on a new or secondhand lathe

    One of the things to check when buying a new or secondhand lathe is whether the head and tailstock centres are aligned. Centre misalignment can be a significant problem for most wood lathe...
  12. Thread: Silky Oak Bowl.

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  13. Thread: Silky Oak Bowl.

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    Geeez, Cliff, I hope you have a note for your...

    Geeez, Cliff, I hope you have a note for your extended absence from this forum....:U

    Welcome back!

    BTW - your face-whatever link is not working for me.
  14. Thread: nesting tools

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    The McNaughton system is the most versatile but...

    The McNaughton system is the most versatile but has a steeper leaning curve than the Woodcut.

    A 2HP lathe will make the task easier.

    Saving cores to make further bowls will come soon enough,...
  15. Thread: Nova Chuck

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    Vermec here in Australia will make you whatever...

    Vermec here in Australia will make you whatever thread to thread size spindle adaptor you specify and for less than Vicmarc. See here.
  16. Thread: Food safe woods

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    Exactly! Bob has hit the nail squarely on the...

    Exactly! Bob has hit the nail squarely on the head there.

    I neither claim anti-bacterial properties for the bowls I sell nor warn people that they may have small traces of toxicity. Best left...
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    ...... :wave:

    ...... :wave:
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    OK, having revisited the issue you raised with...

    OK, having revisited the issue you raised with this 'feature' of the C1000...:U

    If you ever need the toolpost to be inline with the head or tailstock centres for any reason, just spin the banjo...
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    That will go soon enough!

    That will go soon enough!
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    Uncle Al's post has made it clear that I did...

    Uncle Al's post has made it clear that I did misunderstand the problem.

    Oh well, I've provided an answer for a different problem...:rolleyes:
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    I tend to find that good woodturning gear is made...

    I tend to find that good woodturning gear is made by people who are both good engineers but who are or have been involved themselves with woodturning in some way. Many of them developed their...
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    ....as does mine. First thing to check is...

    ....as does mine.

    First thing to check is whether the lathe has twisted when relocated to your workshop. Cast iron lathes like the C1000 can twist if on an uneven floor. Place winding sticks...
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    N.S.W. Alan, should you decide to separate the lathe and...

    Alan, should you decide to separate the lathe and tools, I'm interested in the P&N roughing gouge.

    BTW, nice old lathe!
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    Yes, Mick, an inboard RH curved tool rest like...

    Yes, Mick, an inboard RH curved tool rest like that will do both the inside and outside of a bowl. Well, that is in the current era

    However, there was a time when you could only turn items up to a...
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    I have a matching pair of those (a left and...

    I have a matching pair of those (a left and right). The ones I have were made by Woodfast (still available from Woodworking Solutions). I prefer that larger round bar style.

    I rang Carbatec here...
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    For rough turning larger green bowl blanks my...

    For rough turning larger green bowl blanks my preference is for the Nova Woodsurfer Bowl Rest. It's a large chunk of heavy cast iron that doesn't budge when plowing through an irregular shaped half...
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    Another option is to go with a 2nd hand older...

    Another option is to go with a 2nd hand older lathe. They didn't have much swing but sufficiently power for spindle work.

    Tough, Durden, Hyco & Woodfast are four such lathes previously made here...
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    Thanks for picking me up on that Derek. I...

    Thanks for picking me up on that Derek. I mistakenly used the price for the Nova Galaxi. And, the ASM version of the VL200L that Thumbsucker is leaning towards costs more yet again.

    We all have...
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    Derek - as Thumbsucker was indicating in his last...

    Derek - as Thumbsucker was indicating in his last question that he might prefer a fully Australian manufactured lathe, I didn't include a number of options, including the Nova from NZ, which I agree...
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    Yes, the Thompson bowl gouges are good work...

    Yes, the Thompson bowl gouges are good work horses.

    Vicmarc also sell an un-handled BG made in the same type of steel as the Thompsons (V10), but I'm not yet convinced they are made as well.

    ...
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    Yes made here, but expect the EVS is from Europe....

    Yes made here, but expect the EVS is from Europe.

    That lathe would be fine for the spindle work you describe up to the length specified.


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    Rob IME, the wetter the better when green...

    Rob

    IME, the wetter the better when green turning.

    Looking at your photos (and measurements), I think you have left too much thickness in the sides. Most Eucalypt is relatively stable compared...
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    Great story Mattocks about a great table! It's...

    Great story Mattocks about a great table!

    It's a shame that we woodturners don't get recompensed as well as silversmiths. That fish platter had a price tag on it of 1,000,000 krone (about...
  34. Thread: Sharpening jig

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    Fumbler, one further dimension to take into...

    Fumbler, one further dimension to take into account is the height from your slide to the centre of your grinding wheel. Someone (who knows what he is talking about) pointed out to me that the YouTube...
  35. Thread: Sharpening jig

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    OK, the last two are not significantly different...

    OK, the last two are not significantly different to the Tru-grind, but perhaps significantly different from the Vari-grind to make a difference.

    However, the 194mm for your fulcrum to toe (194mm)...
  36. What, no #40 or #60, Paul?.....:U

    What, no #40 or #60, Paul?.....:U
  37. Agreed. IME, the angles are not so critical,...

    Agreed.

    IME, the angles are not so critical, but forming and keeping a keen edge (with or without a burr) is.

    I found the most helpful tool when learning to prepare a scraper edge is a 30x...
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    .... and very old. 2,000-year-old King Billy...

    .... and very old.

    2,000-year-old King Billy pines reveal Tasmania's climate and fire history - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  39. Thread: Opinion poll

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    #3, but keep in mind that Cindy Drozda has her...

    #3, but keep in mind that Cindy Drozda has her name written all over this form...:)

    Then #1 but, as Jerry suggests, a more delicate finial like on #3 would work better, IMO.

    Then #4, although...
  40. Thread: Sharpening jig

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    I measured the relevant components on my...

    I measured the relevant components on my Tru-grind.

    Fulcrum to toe approx 145mm
    Fulcrum to front of jig 50mm
    fulcrum to bottom of V holder 25mm

    All the best.
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    Whereas I'm the opposite, Jerry. Every time I...

    Whereas I'm the opposite, Jerry.

    Every time I see a well executed example I see respect for the material and homage to George Nakashima, the Japanese American furniture maker who frequently...
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    Yes, Artful, a beautiful piece of timber like...

    Yes, Artful, a beautiful piece of timber like that deserves extra attention.

    Personally I would pay more for a piece like that which has received that additional care and craftsmanship.

    What I...
  43. Thread: Sharpening jig

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    Having made a few DIY gouge sharpening jigs and...

    Having made a few DIY gouge sharpening jigs and purchased a few (4 at latest count), I think the critical factor is the length of the leg to the fulcrum. That is the one factor that you can't change....
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    I suggest you watch Doug Thompson's video. ...

    I suggest you watch Doug Thompson's video.

    Sharpening - Thompson Tools
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    Some turners like to do the final cut on the ...

    Some turners like to do the final cut on the outside of their bowls with a bottom feeder ground gouge US using a shear cut. They roll the gouge onto its side and cut at the tip.

    Others use a...
  46. Good suggestions, thanks, Alan.

    Good suggestions, thanks, Alan.
  47. Chris - I have taken careful note of your...

    Chris - I have taken careful note of your comment.

    I acknowledge your expertise in this matter and may need to consult with you further.
  48. Kryn, the widest roll is 1550 mm with the 3:1...

    Kryn, the widest roll is 1550 mm with the 3:1 ratio cone. The shorter 1.64:1 cone only needs to roll 877 mm wide.
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    Cyclone - possible build in Adelaide

    I have started a thread over in the Dust Extraction forum on whether to buy a cyclone from interstate or build one in Adelaide. I'm posting a cross link here in case the members on this forum might...
  50. Cyclone - deciding whether to buy from interstate or build in Adelaide

    I'm about to get another cyclone but haven't quite decided whether to build or buy.

    Some years ago now I built a couple on the Pentz cone ratio of 3:1 out of galvo sheet metal and I have been very...
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