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  1. Thread: Silky Oak Bowl.

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  2. 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.
  3. 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,...
  4. 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.
  5. 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:

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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...
  23. Thread: Sharpening jig

    by NeilS
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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...
  24. 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)...
  25. What, no #40 or #60, Paul?.....:U

    What, no #40 or #60, Paul?.....:U
  26. 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)
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  32. 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....
  33. Thread: Sharpening jig

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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...
  35. Good suggestions, thanks, Alan.

    Good suggestions, thanks, Alan.
  36. 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.
  37. 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...
  39. 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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    Second that! Sent from my ZTE T84 using...

    Second that!



    Sent from my ZTE T84 using Tapatalk
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    Yes and yes! But, if it is not working for you...

    Yes and yes!

    But, if it is not working for you after a reasonable time try something different. It can be hard to unlearn an entrenched practice.

    This raises the benefit of learning from...
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    Almost all of my bowl gouges have a 65 nose...

    Almost all of my bowl gouges have a 65 nose bevel angle with swept back Ellsworth style wings. I do everything with them including the inside bottom of bows.

    Bottom feeder gouges range between...
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    Luke's question was about spindle turning rests,...

    Luke's question was about spindle turning rests, so I left the spindle turners to reply.

    However, I point out that when bowl turning the rest can get a hammering, particularly when turning large...
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    If you can't readily buy one, the jig is a simple...

    If you can't readily buy one, the jig is a simple affair that you could just make yourself.


    457908

    A machine thread fits in the end of the shaft to hold the cutter. You might even find an...
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    That looks like the older Munro Mega hollower. ...

    That looks like the older Munro Mega hollower.

    Jim at Carroll's can probably help with a replacement tip.

    CWS Store - Rolly Munro Hollowing Tools

    Do you have the jig to sharpen those round...
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    Here we are Don... Iyoroi Oire-Nomi Bench...

    Here we are Don...

    Iyoroi Oire-Nomi Bench Chisels

    Iyoroi go all the way from those good serviceable bench chisels like the ones you posted to exotics like these...

    Japan Tool - Chisels -...
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    I never hone my bevels, just the flutes and only...

    I never hone my bevels, just the flutes and only once, well the first inch or so to begin with. Like you, I also use my BGs straight off the diamond grinding wheel which is somewhere in the #280...
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    Righty-o, Hughie. However, I wasn't thinking...

    Righty-o, Hughie.

    However, I wasn't thinking along the lines of the Thompson bulk buy that Ern and I coordinated back in 2009 & 2010. That was understandably a bigger deal as we didn't have much...
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    Slight problem there, Skew... I sleep with it...

    Slight problem there, Skew... I sleep with it under my pillow...:-

    I'm thinking of putting an order in for some additional tools from D-way. The shipping to Australia is the killer with just one...
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    P&Ns were excellent value and they did M2 HSS as...

    P&Ns were excellent value and they did M2 HSS as well as any. They did only go up to a max of 65HRC, so not as high and durable as the newer HSS hybrids, but none the less very good workhorses for...
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