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    Now, that is happy news, Thank you! :D ...

    Now, that is happy news, Thank you! :D

    Sceney's is, indeed, what I buy but the only reliable source I've found is a paint supplier in Cowes, Vic. As we visit friends there most Xmas's I've...
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    I would say that the main reason to 'ride the...

    I would say that the main reason to 'ride the bevel' is to give the tool good support behind the cutting edge so it's less likely to grab and dig in.

    It's a safety thing... that's where the tool...
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    Pure TO. Mind you, I have to drive interstate to...

    Pure TO. Mind you, I have to drive interstate to get it. :sigh:



    Yep. I'm not an "apply by the measure" kind of guy, I tend to eyeball everything. Good Tung Oil is fairly fluid under warm...
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    I'm partial to Tung Oil as my "do everything"...

    I'm partial to Tung Oil as my "do everything" finish, although most people would probably prefer a Danish instead, due to the quicker drying time. Still the same thing, more or less.

    Mind you, I...
  5. :whs: If you're primarily jointing long stock,...

    :whs:

    If you're primarily jointing long stock, a benchtop jointer is not the wisest choice... but if what you're dressing is no longer than around twice the length of the bed then it's a good...
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    Looking at the bark patterns, that 'un is going...

    Looking at the bark patterns, that 'un is going to have some interesting grain.

    Not so good for milling, but possibly some awesome turning blanks in there...
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    Hehehe. In the late 80's a mate and I went on...

    Hehehe.

    In the late 80's a mate and I went on a long run to pick up some 2nd-hand parts for my bike, a 1945 WLA Harley. I was riding my ol' gal while my mate took his beat up old 750 Kwaka...
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    What a timely post! I've recently been...

    What a timely post! I've recently been considering spending the pennies and grabbing a #360 CBN myself, to replace my AlOx, as it's due for replacement soon(ish.) Considering this post and few...
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    Pencil marks won't fade. Given enough time the...

    Pencil marks won't fade. Given enough time the deck will weather and the marks will disappear because the surface is sublimating away. But that's a completely different thing and, unless you want...
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    I like the form, it shows off the grain very...

    I like the form, it shows off the grain very nicely, as does the finish. Good choices! :2tsup:

    It looks like the 'fault' runs right through the foot? I gather it didn't give you any...
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    What's the range on one o' those little xmitter...

    What's the range on one o' those little xmitter doodads?

    To save myself a long walk to check the mail I thought about one of those little flags like we see in older US movies... except nowadays...
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    I like it! I agree with Orraloon that it's a...

    I like it! I agree with Orraloon that it's a good, practical project.

    I'd be quite happy with the ends as they are, perhaps using sliding dovetails instead of plain rebates just to make the point...
  13. Because the legs are tied together in pairs, one...

    Because the legs are tied together in pairs, one possible simple way would be to fix a diagonal locking slat under the table, similar to the sketch. (Gah! I despise Windoze's Paint programs. :( )
    ...
  14. The real problem is the lack of a sill... and...

    The real problem is the lack of a sill... and possibly lack of a drip line cut into the bottom of the door. However, looking at the pix, retrofitting a sill wouldn't be a simple matter. :(
    ...
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    Do you have any dowel centre pins (aka Dowel...

    Do you have any dowel centre pins (aka Dowel markers. Easily found on Google) to transfer marks?

    I rarely use a jig nowadays... but I trust my ability to drill straight. And to fix things when...
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    Are you "restoring" or just after a user? If...

    Are you "restoring" or just after a user?

    If the latter, simply measure the lengths of your chuck, the guide sleeves and the longest drill bit you intend to use. Add 'em all together with an...
  17. That's only 55yo in Hexadecimal. :) (Hey, it...

    That's only 55yo in Hexadecimal. :)

    (Hey, it sounds better than being 1010101 yo in binary!)

    Happy Birthday!
  18. Personally, I don't consider it a luxury to have...

    Personally, I don't consider it a luxury to have one good gouge set aside for finishing cuts. That way I can use less than ideal methods/tools for hogging out and still have expectations of a good...
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    Brava, Sir, Brava! Well done, I say. ...

    Brava, Sir, Brava! Well done, I say.

    Appropriately named, too. :)

    In a way it's a pity you showed it to us here, now. That would rank very highly in the Australian Woodturning Exhibition;...
  20. My impression of the D-Way 1/2" bowl gouge.

    So, after NeilS imported his D-Way bowl gouge, I was surprised to receive a PM asking if I'd like to take it for a test run.

    Needless to say, I jumped at the chance. So I owe many, many thanks to...
  21. *groan* :doh:

    *groan*

    :doh:
  22. Ditto. For shame, for shame, suggesting that...

    Ditto. For shame, for shame, suggesting that either (or both) Hughie or Paul look like fat, juicy frogs...

    BTW, I'll put a tenner on the snake. :)
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    :whs: I have a steel rod which has one end...

    :whs:

    I have a steel rod which has one end slotted (like a screw) so I can slip in old JS blades and clamp 'em in with a grub screw.

    I've found that the most consistent chatter comes from...
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    If you're not particularly after 'pretty,' it...

    If you're not particularly after 'pretty,' it wouldn't take long to wrap them in corrugated iron. Snips, a drill and a rivet gun'd be all that's needed. Possibly dock part of the tops off the back...
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    I'd either go as you suggest and glue on a scrap...

    I'd either go as you suggest and glue on a scrap piece as a temp spigot, or turn a shallow recess for use with the jaws in expansion mode. Probably the first, as expansion mode isn't the best choice...
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    Doesn't sound like Blackwood to me, either. :no:...

    Doesn't sound like Blackwood to me, either. :no:

    Although I wouldn't describe the smell as 'like machine oil,' it sounds to me as though you've managed to score yourself a nice piece of Teak or...
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    Kapur is a fairly dense timber and quite heavy,...

    Kapur is a fairly dense timber and quite heavy, with a distinctive scent. Even when fully cured, working it tends to stain your hands.

    It used to be used quite extensively for external door...
  28. On any lathe with a machined bed (eg. not round...

    On any lathe with a machined bed (eg. not round tubular ways) one of the first things I do, before even checking the kiss, is run a short straight edge across the ways.

    Not along the bed -...
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    Looks good. So long as the overall length of...

    Looks good.

    So long as the overall length of the bobbin, the dia. of the bore and the diameter of the whorl (the pulley) match closely, she should be happy.

    If everything else is of similar...
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    I've turned plenty with a simple full length bore...

    I've turned plenty with a simple full length bore and have had no complaints. The 'lightweight' spinners, for whom it would matter, have always preferred some form of bearing end to reduce friction,...
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    Yeah, it's amazing how much of the skill in...

    Yeah, it's amazing how much of the skill in wood-turning is in learning the 'feel' of the cut.

    Having to do it solely be eye? Somehow I think my reject pile would suddenly gain a lot of weight,...
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    AFAICT, there are a few reasons for fiddleback to...

    AFAICT, there are a few reasons for fiddleback to occur but most seem to do with stress.

    If you look at where it occurs, it's often on the trunk under heavy branches, just below forks, etc., etc. ...
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    Yep. Anticlockwise. :yes: If it's not fully...

    Yep. Anticlockwise. :yes:

    If it's not fully tightened when fitted to the lathe, starting the lathe or even a minor catch, can tighten it up beyond easy removal.

    As Powderpost said above,...
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    You're spot on there. About 6" have fallen since...

    You're spot on there. About 6" have fallen since this morning, just enough to hide the woodpile and make bringing in the firewood a misery. :rolleyes:

    Sadly, I have a couple of turning jobs on...
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    I stand corrected. My bad for only skimming the...

    I stand corrected. My bad for only skimming the initial post... :B

    He's quite right. The headstock and tailstock angle back, so the actual "drive line" is almost over the back way.

    I'm...
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    Sorry, but no. My Woodfast C1000 kisses very...

    Sorry, but no. My Woodfast C1000 kisses very nicely, thank you.

    What makes you suspect that it's a design choice rather than a QC failure?
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    I prefer the thinner bowl. :) Maybe it won't...

    I prefer the thinner bowl. :)

    Maybe it won't hold as many corn flakes, but it has that touch of elegance to my eye.

    No real problems with the new tool-rest beyond fine-tuning the ol' muscle...
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    In a previous life I spent a decade or so in an...

    In a previous life I spent a decade or so in an Open Cut coal mine in Latrobe Valley, driving 'dozers around to clean up around the feet of the big dredges, amongst other things.

    The formations of...
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    At higher speeds the head (upper right) pulley...

    At higher speeds the head (upper right) pulley should be "opening up" to give a smaller diameter, while the motor pulley should be "closing up" to give a larger working diameter. Although you say...
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    As you can tell from the above replies, it's not...

    As you can tell from the above replies, it's not a simple yes/no answer any more.

    100% Tung Oil's drying time is heavily temperature dependent. :yes:

    "Traditional" DO's, derived from a Tung...
  41. Nicely done. :yes: I agree with Neil that...

    Nicely done. :yes:

    I agree with Neil that such a repair, sympathetically done, can enhance a piece and add value.
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    In descending order, 3, 1, 2, 4. For some...

    In descending order, 3, 1, 2, 4.

    For some reason #! always looks to me like it should be #3 but the stem got broken off... :rolleyes:
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    I'm guessing that when it does finally go, it's...

    I'm guessing that when it does finally go, it's going to have some absolutely gorgeous figuring...
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    Over-clamping can definitely be a factor in...

    Over-clamping can definitely be a factor in delamination...

    I'd put it into the top 3 causes

    - contaminated surface (which includes surface oils)
    - over-clamping and/or insufficient glue.
    -...
  45. I'm far from being a glue expert, but I suspect...

    I'm far from being a glue expert, but I suspect there'd be a trade-off for the shorter open time; probably in joint strength.

    A shorter curing time means less time, while polymerising, to form...
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    I've always found it mildly amusing that people...

    I've always found it mildly amusing that people will spend a small fortune on chucks, jaws and cutting tools for specific purposes, yet overlook the one thing that every wood lathe must have; a tool...
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    Damn you, Wheelin! I'm hoping Annette doesn't...

    Damn you, Wheelin!

    I'm hoping Annette doesn't see this thread, lest my carefully hoarded camphour slab will be required to become yet another Inkle loom for her collection.

    Very nicely done and...
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    Yeah, it's a problem. This is one of the reasons...

    Yeah, it's a problem. This is one of the reasons it was popular, way back when, to braze a small dia. hardened steel rod across the top of the rest. Mind you, if you dinged that with a bad catch,...
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    Assuming normal grain orientation in the timbers,...

    Assuming normal grain orientation in the timbers, for strength, any glue joints are going to be suspect. Side-grain to end-grain? Not a good choice.

    For any durability, Orraloon is spot on; I'd...
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    Personally, I call square scrapers "blanks" that...

    Personally, I call square scrapers "blanks" that I'll re-profile to suit my needs. :D

    Generally bull-nosed, although I have a couple which are only gently rounded.... for use by SWMBO. The only...
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