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    Wonky Blackwood

    Not much straight grain in this one.
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    [/B] Not that I have seen, or heard.

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    Not that I have seen, or heard.
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    Might be worth a bit of haggling over it Lance....

    Might be worth a bit of haggling over it Lance.
    Turners are more of a dying thing than a new craze these days.
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    Exactly, I find the 4 on my woodfast more than...

    Exactly, I find the 4 on my woodfast more than adequate for a lathe of that size.
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    Yes. It looks to be in good shape too. I have one...

    Yes. It looks to be in good shape too. I have one just like it.
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    Looks well made Splinterz!. Bet there are a few...

    Looks well made Splinterz!.
    Bet there are a few hours of work in it.
  7. How about this utube video of explosive gas...

    How about this utube video of explosive gas cylinders?.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBqZZ177Q9I
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    An interesting and bold piece of turning (almost...

    An interesting and bold piece of turning (almost sculptural), well done.
    Saw an image on tv last night that reminded me of the form.
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    VICTORIA Chain with a hook on it won't do?.

    Chain with a hook on it won't do?.
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    Shotgun.

    Shotgun.
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    Some of these poor dogs must be a bit anxious...

    Some of these poor dogs must be a bit anxious with all the humans laughing at them.
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    Looks nicely made alright. What are you going to...

    Looks nicely made alright.
    What are you going to make the base out of?.
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    Doggie fancy dress

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    But, as you can see, I don't try to disguise the...

    But, as you can see, I don't try to disguise the 'mend' and, if anything, pick a contrasting wood colour to make it a feature for which I bump up the price. They always sell, so must be getting...
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    Alternative bowl repair.

    Noticed a hairline crack in one of my previously rough turned blackwood bowl blanks. The crack was pretty close to vertical on the rim and went down approx 35mm. It was a nice sized blank about 420mm...
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    Nicely made lock, well done. Looking at the...

    Nicely made lock, well done.
    Looking at the drawings just makes me wonder. Why did the U.S never convert to metric?. Imperial measurements are horrid to work to in comparison.
  17. HEADS UP Great news, looking forward to this book.

    Great news, looking forward to this book.
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    2 grand should get you a lot of lathe plus who...

    2 grand should get you a lot of lathe plus who knows what if you buy second hand.
    A lathe is a pretty hard thing to wear out.
    Seeing you are in Melbourne you should have a smorgasboard of second...
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    Well I am glad you said that Skew. Was kind of...

    Well I am glad you said that Skew.
    Was kind of under pressure when the lady turned up with her bobbin. There was a friend waiting in the idling car when I was shown the item and I had to look at the...
  20. The local pub has a huon pine bartop. The current...

    The local pub has a huon pine bartop. The current owner installed the bar top for the previous publican 20 + years ago. Recently (last few weeks) the current owner took out the bar and re-finished...
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    Bobbin for spinning wheel.

    Got asked out of the blue if I could make a bobbin for a spinning wheel. Having never made one before and unsure what they were I asked if the lady had one already that I could look at before...
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    Well you are not too far off the mark. Good...

    Well you are not too far off the mark. Good guess. No need for the new Robust internal "C" shaped rest for these ones.
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    What size do you imagine the bowls to be...

    What size do you imagine the bowls to be Treecycle?.
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    Not so certain of that Smife. There IS a...

    Not so certain of that Smife.
    There IS a punchline of sorts in the waiting.
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    Six Myrtle burl bowls

    Six bowls in Myrtle burl, finished with sanding sealer then spray lacquer via spray gun.

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    Well done!. Do you have a roller at hand to bend...

    Well done!.
    Do you have a roller at hand to bend the 8mm bar?.
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    Looks fantastic. Wouldn't mind betting you are...

    Looks fantastic.
    Wouldn't mind betting you are going to have a hard time not riding this bike when you finish it.
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    Thanks DS. The finish is in 30% gloss. I prefer...

    Thanks DS. The finish is in 30% gloss. I prefer it to an overly glossy finish.
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    Spray gun.

    Spray gun.
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    Brace and bits in the antique section of the...

    Brace and bits in the antique section of the forum. Starting to feel slightly old here. It is all we used in my apprenticeship workshop to fasten and undo screws from 1980-84. Best braces had the...
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    Cheers. We are very familiar with flannelette...

    Cheers. We are very familiar with flannelette down here in Tassie. I think it is the emblem of Tasmania. When I go to the casino I always wear my flannelette tie.
    Agree with Brainstrust the...
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    It is a Wattyl single pack finish called...

    It is a Wattyl single pack finish called "Stylwood". It is sprayed on.
    Have used 2 coats of compatible (rediseal) sanding sealer underneath.
    Blackwood can be a testy timber to finish.
    I have...
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    Robust internal bowl tool rest and Vicmarc "S" shaped , a brief reveiw.

    Received my custom Robust internal tool rest in the mail a couple of days ago. The custom bit is the 1 inch dia post and overall height of 12 inches. Here it is (black one) next to a recently aquired...
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    2 Blackwood bowls.

    First one is 390 x 100 mm with a wall thickness of 10mm. Did not intend to have such a thin bowl, just had a few teething problems (dig ins) getting familiar with the new custom Vicmarc S shaped tool...
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    Yes Jim, I did mean what finish. I have not seen...

    Yes Jim, I did mean what finish.
    I have not seen "Glow" finish before. Presume it is a wax type of finish.
    Remember seeing the technician at Hobart Uni in the furniture design course spay...
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    Sounds like a manufacturing fault. Probaly ok if...

    Sounds like a manufacturing fault.
    Probaly ok if the spindle centre and the bed are parallel and the spindle centre and the tailstock centre align.
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    Treasures for some lucky person. How have they...

    Treasures for some lucky person.
    How have they been finished?.
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    Nice shapes and look well finished. Have you...

    Nice shapes and look well finished.
    Have you hollowed out the top bits, like a goblet? Or are they more of a sculptural thing?.
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    Yep, slow as a wet week.

    Yep, slow as a wet week.
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    No heater in your shed Lance?.

    No heater in your shed Lance?.
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    Lots of nice feature in the timber. How would...

    Lots of nice feature in the timber.
    How would you describe the product?.
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    Hi Mick. I will post up a picture of the Robust C...

    Hi Mick. I will post up a picture of the Robust C shaped internal bowl tool rest when it arrives.

    I really like the shape of the area that your hand/finger(s) rest in. Makes for really easy...
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    My "S shaped" vicmarc arrived today and it does...

    My "S shaped" vicmarc arrived today and it does have the hardened rod attached to the top, looks well made too.
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    Viewed from above it is not really an S shape, more like a straight centre bit...
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    Well they look like the beez kneez Mick. Good...

    Well they look like the beez kneez Mick. Good tool rests make the job so much easier.
    I am awaiting (maybe tomorrow in the mail) one of vicmarcs "S" shaped tool rests with a one inch post and...
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    I have done a few largish chainsaw carvings with...

    I have done a few largish chainsaw carvings with poplar.
    It was super soft and dull in colour. I think they make paddle pop (ice cream) sticks out of it and maybe even matches.
    Being burl it may...
  46. What a cracker!.

    What a cracker!.
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    That's it. Urns for the ashes of beloved pet mice.

    That's it. Urns for the ashes of beloved pet mice.
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    Anyone turned Redwood?

    I may have the chance to cut up a big Redwood stump into some bowl blanks.
    Has anyone turned this timber before, particularly bowls?. If so how did you go with it?, thoughts etc.
    Not sure if it is...
  49. 3rd person moves under the dark cloud.

    3rd person moves under the dark cloud.
  50. Hi Jerry. I find all woods, not just pine, can...

    Hi Jerry. I find all woods, not just pine, can have the knack of hiding a defect until the bowl is well on the way. If I knew before starting where the defect was I'd probably cut the defect out and...
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