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  1. SOLD: Main thing is buyer & seller are happy. :2tsup: ...

    Main thing is buyer & seller are happy. :2tsup:

    Timber ID from photos is always a lottery and a title such as "Cedar Old Growth" is open to many interpretations.
  2. SOLD: I'm also doubtful on the wood ID, with that grain...

    I'm also doubtful on the wood ID, with that grain structure its not likely, possible but not likely, that its red cedar from that image. Even aged red cedar has a distinctive "red cedar smell." It...
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    Vern is correct as his friend is also an...

    Vern is correct as his friend is also an acquaintance of mine (work), I witnessed some of those conversations at Maleny while viewing the wood and Vern's splendid boxes also on display with the same...
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    The pore structure adds more weight to Euge's ID,...

    The pore structure adds more weight to Euge's ID, its similar to New Guinea Rosewood in that respect - hard to pore fill.

    I'm fairly confident that it is RSR = Red Sirus / Mackay Cedar. There are...
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    That sort of power is fine as long as you can...

    That sort of power is fine as long as you can tame it!

    It concerns me somewhat that we do have lathes with the capacity to turn quite large objects with more than sufficient power available to...
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    look up Lucas Mill > Sawmilling Contractors...

    look up
    Lucas Mill > Sawmilling Contractors
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    Sadly we are loosing choices, and also quality, ...

    Sadly we are loosing choices, and also quality,

    Model 70-3040: 30″ x 40″ VSR Lathe & Sliding Bed - RIKON Power Tools

    and another example,

    MAXI-1-M33 Heavy Duty Cast Iron Swivel Head Variable...
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    I know Vermec certainly make the collet bodies...

    I know Vermec certainly make the collet bodies for their chucks, but I believe the nuts and collets are externally sourced as most manufacturers do these days. Enzo & Yvonne manufacture very good...
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    I first started using the Vermec ER25 Collet...

    I first started using the Vermec ER25 Collet Chuck when Enzo started marketing them & have the Vermec ER32 as well. Both are excellent. Initially I purchased individual collets then purchased full...
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    Lucida - Northern Silver Ash

    A simple variation of "segmenting" maintaining the grain alignment of the Northern Silver Ash with QLD Walnut veneer.
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    It may help or encourage others to respond if...

    It may help or encourage others to respond if they knew a little more about your proposal / request? Is it a one-off, limited production or for resale?

    These days most wood workers steer away...
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    Are you lamenting the drift away from traditional...

    Are you lamenting the drift away from traditional forums to FB groups etc??
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    A tip if you are steam bending, some PH can be...

    A tip if you are steam bending, some PH can be hard & brittle to work with as it must "case harden" during kiln drying. I purchased some locally here in Townsville some 15 years ago as it was being...
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    I have played around a bit with a vacuum chamber...

    I have played around a bit with a vacuum chamber for dyeing small sheets / thin woods with dyed Cactus Juice, but with random success. Vacuum isn't viable for hobby dyeing work as the "sovlent" boils...
  15. Thread: Huon pine

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    TASMANIA The weather is beautiful, just warming up to 30C...

    The weather is beautiful, just warming up to 30C during the day, but a nice pleasant 20C minimum. Looks like you have had a rough year down your way with the COVID scare etc.

    I have transferred...
  16. Thread: Huon pine

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    TASMANIA Wayne, I will take them. Same acct details as...

    Wayne, I will take them. Same acct details as previously?
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    Its highly improbable that multiple wood workers...

    Its highly improbable that multiple wood workers loosing a trigger finger trough a table saw amputation will affect the deaths by firearm statistics. :D
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    The way the global timber industry is set up...

    The way the global timber industry is set up nothing surprises me. We could get Canadian Hemlock framing studs in Cairns cheaper than local mixed species in the 1970's. Oregon shoring was the same. I...
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    I'm not all that convinced that you have NSO...

    I'm not all that convinced that you have NSO Northern Silky Oak Cardwellia sublimis . It looks like "Lacewood" Roupala brasiliensis.

    Do the medullary flecks appear to have a golden halo around...
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    65% for Hairy Oak - exceptional! Very nice HO too!

    65% for Hairy Oak - exceptional! Very nice HO too!
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    N.S.W. Some thing does not appear to be right here. Can...

    Some thing does not appear to be right here. Can you confirm the sizes please. Are they 32 mm x 14 mm or 320 mm by 140 mm?

    If they are 32 x 14 mm then they should appear as a "cube" in the images...
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    Some of the timeline of exploitation does not...

    Some of the timeline of exploitation does not seem to agree with other sources I have read.
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    More ways to skin a cat! A machine cutter...

    More ways to skin a cat! A machine cutter friendly glue is AV Syntec AV515 if you are doing a lot of this sort of work, or laminating table tops etc.
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    Magnificent trees with a lot of European history...

    Magnificent trees with a lot of European history attached. Sadly this is all that is left of the Gadgarra Red Cedar

    A Snail's Eye View: Death of a cedar

    ABC Radio had an excellent "Hindsight"...
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    Another tip if you are using a hole saw to cut...

    Another tip if you are using a hole saw to cut wheels set the hole, saw center so that it exits the side of the board but still cuts a circular wheel - similar idea to Bob's example B. This allows...
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    Hmm, that's a pretty broad statement. Not sure...

    Hmm, that's a pretty broad statement. Not sure that the AAW would agree as,

    Stuart Batty, who is probably one of the best as far as an experienced and very technically competent turner /...
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    This works for me....

    This is becoming a thread with similar but contradictory responses, partly due to only half the story being told. There certainly is plenty of great info, but there is not an overarching "absolute"...
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    Jim, I'm surprised that your apprentices would...

    Jim, I'm surprised that your apprentices would not be receiving "block" training in the safe operation of power tools and machinery that they would commonly encounter on a "job site."

    A table saw...
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    Your first example is one I commonly noticed on...

    Your first example is one I commonly noticed on my commute to work in the past. Traffic lights, and other "barriers" such as roadworks, bring every body back to the same or very similar total travel...
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    Surely you aren't serious? :rolleyes: If you...

    Surely you aren't serious? :rolleyes:

    If you are referring to Papyrus Australia's "wood alternative" it falls into the category of processed fibreboards so its performance is highly dependent upon...
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    Looks like they nay still be around Rimu...

    Looks like they nay still be around Rimu Engineering Ltd - Home | Facebook
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    Unfortunately a more common occurrence these...

    Unfortunately a more common occurrence these days. :? Been there ...... Then there are some cheapie machines that have a mix of metric & imperial hardware! :~
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    I've seen others use a similar technique, one...

    I've seen others use a similar technique, one being Joel at Studio Dubbeld in Townsville. Look up their FB page.

    Like any projects involving the use of machinery or hand tools there are a number...
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    Perhaps there is an opportunity here for a 3D...

    Perhaps there is an opportunity here for a 3D printing guru. Imagine all the time wasters that would draw in.

    Hmm 6 hrs & $85 ph = new dropsaw is looking good!
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    The simplest advice - copy others! Rural...

    The simplest advice - copy others!

    Rural Container Sheds. Shipping Container Sheds - Container Traders, Australia

    A very quick Google search comes up with some great links that provide plenty...
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    Forget the Youtube cowboys, stick with videos...

    Forget the Youtube cowboys, stick with videos from proven demonstrators such as Glen Lucas, Stuart Batty, the late Alan Batty for technique.
  37. Do you have an idea of the age of the doors? The...

    Do you have an idea of the age of the doors? The "paint" could be anything from a very wide range of products, including "pre-cat lacquer," polyurethane, etc, so prepping it for "repainting" will...
  38. Thread: Macadamia

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    Phil, there are some examples of turned items in...

    Phil, there are some examples of turned items in the research paper at this link http://era.daf.qld.gov.au/id/eprint/6392/1/H%26FS%20-%20Macadamia%20Wood%20%28Hopewell%29.pdf
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    I purchased some of Sveta's veneer and I am very...

    I purchased some of Sveta's veneer and I am very happy with it for my purposes.
  40. Thread: Macadamia

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    or you can turn natural edge bowls whilst green...

    or you can turn natural edge bowls whilst green then let the Mac wood do its thing.

    The drying can be managed but as Vern mentions at the moment we do not know enough about how to best manage...
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    Looks like a pretty standard Woodfast drive...

    Looks like a pretty standard Woodfast drive center to me, & in good original condition. If you are using very hard timbers do as Vern has done or if unable to do that then purchase the original or...
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    783 kW - damn I will have to upgrade the rooftop...

    783 kW - damn I will have to upgrade the rooftop solar array as well!

    Pretty impressive at 400,000 cum/hr!
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    Cantilevered racking induces a significant...

    Cantilevered racking induces a significant toppling moment to the existing wall. Your existing construction is a very simple nailed stud wall, rafter with no ceiling joists and with minimal...
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    To add another dimension to this, estate...

    To add another dimension to this, estate planning! Please think ahead and discuss with family, as it will save your family a lot of grief and potentially angst when (not if) you pass.

    I was the...
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    This thread brings back some memories, A...

    This thread brings back some memories,

    A friends father was well into restoring motorcycles and had well over 60 in various stages from fully restored & running, partially restored, through to...
  46. David Drescher sells Hisimen machinery...

    David Drescher sells Hisimen machinery Woodworking Supplies S/E QLD - Hisimen Machinery

    I have had a look at the thicknesser which seems to be well manufactured, controls function smoothly etc....
  47. Bob, so when a manufacturer says their product...

    Bob, so when a manufacturer says their product contains "Min 99% Ethanol" they are probably telling a Furphy! :rolleyes:
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    Looks like nice tight grain Celery Top Pine. I've...

    Looks like nice tight grain Celery Top Pine. I've been getting some CTP, King Billy & Huon from Somerfly, plus have some from other sources and I'm amazed at the differences in density, smell, grain,...
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    +1 here! 1 mm per pass :oo: :oo: Now to...

    +1 here! 1 mm per pass :oo: :oo:

    Now to qualify that, you may be able to get away with a 1 mm pass on a very few woods!

    Like all machines there is a learning curve and it helps a lot to...
  50. Funny how we all think! Woodturners want 100% IMS...

    Funny how we all think! Woodturners want 100% IMS yet the cleaners want economy "Is soluble in water and hence can be extended with water to provide economy in cleaning tasks." So why don't the...
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