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    WEST AUST I will take it thank you :2tsup:

    I will take it thank you :2tsup:
  2. Thread: Sun and moon ??

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    Hi Tony, thanks for your thoughts mate, always...

    Hi Tony, thanks for your thoughts mate, always appreciated.....:2tsup:



    Hi Lyle, thank you for your comments, I think the Turkish flag has a star in there somewhere but that's a good...
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    Sun and moon ??

    Hi guys, I am not too sure about this one .........
    Not sure what I was thinking when turning this piece !
    Is it woodturning or art or just crap ! and a waste of time ?
    Anyhoo it,s rosewood...
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    Hi ttit, thanks for your thoughts mate, will...

    Hi ttit, thanks for your thoughts mate, will have to check them out :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:
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    Hi Moby and skew , thanks for your thoughts and...

    Hi Moby and skew , thanks for your thoughts and info , :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:
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    Hi Alan, yeah , good idea about the tape hadn't ...

    Hi Alan, yeah , good idea about the tape hadn't thought about that :2tsup:
    I did wrap a couple of blanks with shrink wrap and put them in the freezer......will see how that goes :U
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    Hi Crocy, yeah , I know if you ask 10 woodies a...

    Hi Crocy, yeah , I know if you ask 10 woodies a question you get 12 different answers......that's ok , I was just trying to get an idea of what others use, thanks for your thoughts mate...
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    Sealing turning blanks

    Hi guys, I recently acquired a heap of different timber, camphor, rosewood cedar and some pecan
    after chainsawing and bandsawing into turning blanks , then sealing normally I just use pva glue...
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    Thanks for the link Austin , really enjoyed the...

    Thanks for the link Austin , really enjoyed the video, Hope he make,s more , very good ! :2tsup:
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    Hi Jerry, thanks for your thoughts mate, :U ...

    Hi Jerry, thanks for your thoughts mate, :U



    Hi Neil, yeah , it turned out ok in the end , like you say it,s very different than turning timber !:2tsup::2tsup:
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    Yeah , the neg rake scraper worked the best I...

    Yeah , the neg rake scraper worked the best I think , things went wrong when I was interrupted by someone who shall remain nameless came into the shed and started to clean up with the air line and...
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    Well done Moby, some times less is best...

    Well done Moby, some times less is best :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:
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    Hi Mick, thanks for your thoughts mate, really...

    Hi Mick, thanks for your thoughts mate, really appreciate it
    I am thinking that the top might be a different timber :doh:
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    Beautiful Jim, well done mate looks fantastic...

    Beautiful Jim, well done mate looks fantastic :2tsup:
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    Hi BT , thanks for your thoughts mate , looks...

    Hi BT , thanks for your thoughts mate , looks like it could just be the light :C
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    Hi Jim, thanks mate , yeah I think it,s called ...

    Hi Jim, thanks mate , yeah I think it,s called rolly Munroe 10 ?:doh:
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    Gidgee urn with threaded lid

    Hi guys , got this piece of gidgee awhile ago , turned an urn with threaded lid
    Some nice grain and beautiful colour , polished up really nice
    Any comments and advice welcome as always
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    Finally finished, that was hard work , after a...

    Finally finished, that was hard work , after a minor hiccup :U:U:U:U:U
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    Hi Jim, yeah , when I looked at the blank I...

    Hi Jim, yeah , when I looked at the blank I thought the same thing,
    So I made that the bottom of the platter and just turned the sharp
    edges away , you will notice the bottom of the platter ...
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    Very nice Jim as always, well done mate looks...

    Very nice Jim as always, well done mate looks fantastic :2tsup::2tsup:
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    Resin and olive burl

    Hi guys , this is a resin and olive burl blank I started on today , I had a glue block on it which didn't work out to well , it fell off without even starting the lathe :o
    So I used my vacuum Chuck...
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    Hi Ted, yeah I think you are right about the top...

    Hi Ted, yeah I think you are right about the top ....:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:




    Hi Feckit, could be mate .....:2tsup:
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    hollow form /urn

    Hi guys , this is a small hollow form /urn with threaded lid
    Really enjoyed turning this timber cuts nice and polished very nice
    some great grain and beautiful colour
    Not sure of timber so any...
  24. Thread: Hollow forms

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    Very nice Jim , how many hours would you put in...

    Very nice Jim , how many hours would you put in to one these ?
    What kind of hollower do you use ?
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    Thanks for all your comments guys , very much...

    Thanks for all your comments guys , very much appreciated :2tsup::2tsup:
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    They look good Crocy , well done stay motivated...

    They look good Crocy , well done stay motivated mate 👍
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    Blackbutt burl bowl....

    Hi guys , another project I rough turned awhile ago, had some shed time today and finished it off
    All fingers still intact sanded to 800g and 1 coat of DO ....
    Any comments and advice welcome as...
  28. Thread: Myrtle bowl

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    Hi Tony , thanks for your thoughts mate, I...

    Hi Tony , thanks for your thoughts mate, I thought it would be better to leave it natural :2tsup::2tsup:
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    Thanks Mick ��

    Thanks Mick ��
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    Yep , that's right Mick :2tsup:

    Yep , that's right Mick :2tsup:
  31. Thread: Myrtle bowl

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    Hi Jim , thanks for your thoughts mate , always...

    Hi Jim , thanks for your thoughts mate , always appreciated, I did think about filling the void ,but decided to just leave it natural 👍
  32. Thread: Myrtle bowl

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    Myrtle bowl

    Finished this small bowl today , I think it,s a myrtle burl , it has some beautiful birds eye and burl with nice colour the photo doesn,t show it off very well, approx 150mm x 100mm , just one coat...
  33. Thread: Sheoak platter

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    Thanks mate , appreciate your comments ����

    Thanks mate , appreciate your comments ����
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    Camphor winged box ....Finally finished!

    Hi guys , today I had some shed time and finally got to finish off my camphor winged box
    Made the lid and finial from some scraps I found laying around in the shed , only one coat of DO
    So far...
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    Hi Fectit.........4 points of contact will be...

    Hi Fectit.........4 points of contact will be achieved when it,s finished , this was just a quick piccy of the progress so far , I hadn't,t even noticed that one " leg " didn,t land properly....Very...
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    Hi Tony, thanks mate , yeah, it,s not finished...

    Hi Tony, thanks mate , yeah, it,s not finished yet , but happy with it so far :2tsup:





    Hi BT, taking a video of me woodturning ...........nah , I don,t think so , is there an xxx rated...
  37. Thread: Sheoak platter

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    They look like little ecidna ,s 😁

    They look like little ecidna ,s 😁
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    Hi surfdabbler , I would suggest you have a look...

    Hi surfdabbler , I would suggest you have a look at Stuart Batty,s videos , the one on bowl gouges and the 40 / 40 grind , he makes it look very easy , of course it isn,t but with practice it works...
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    Yes it is perfect blade for what I want to do , ...

    Yes it is perfect blade for what I want to do ,
    You will have to ring them and let him know what you want your bandsaw to do , blanks ,ripping etc ,
    Mine is a 19mm 3tpi and cuts like hot knife...
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    Camphor winged box

    Got some shed time today .........Got to love this social distancing...:2tsup:
    No visitors, no family , no one to bother me all day :U :U:U:U:U

    Finally got the winged bowl almost...
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    Hi redbeard , give Henry bros in Sydney a call ...

    Hi redbeard , give Henry bros in Sydney a call
    I got a new blade recently , best blade I have ever had , bandsaw performs much better
    More expensive than others but well worth it :2tsup:
    Hope...
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    Hi BT, it is a bowl at the moment , with a box...

    Hi BT, it is a bowl at the moment , with a box in the centre ,:;
    It will morph in to a winged box with a lid and maybe a final
    If I am lucky enough to get that far , just need to get some shed...
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    Thanks guys for all your comments and help with...

    Thanks guys for all your comments and help with photos etc !:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:
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    Winged box/bowl no. 3

    Hi guys , thought I would take a photo of this camphor winged box before I blew this one up as well !:C
    Lots of cracks have been filled as they appear and finally got it this far , roughly 4mm thick...
  45. Thread: Bangles

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    Very nice Ted, they look great , do you sell...

    Very nice Ted, they look great , do you sell them?
  46. Thread: Sheoak platter

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    Have you taken a piccy of your nuts yet BT.....��

    Have you taken a piccy of your nuts yet BT.....��
  47. Thread: A Ten Cent Bowl

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    Very nice Ted, great idea for something...

    Very nice Ted, great idea for something different, just my 2c worth ...:U:U
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    Thanks for your comments guys , much appreciated...

    Thanks for your comments guys , much appreciated :2tsup::2tsup:
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    Hi BT , thanks mate , I didn't,t know sheoaks had...

    Hi BT , thanks mate , I didn't,t know sheoaks had nuts !:doh:
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    Hi Jim , I watched a YouTube video of Jimmy...

    Hi Jim , I watched a YouTube video of Jimmy Clewes turning a platter and coloured the rim




    Thanks Tony , with the amazing grain coming through the colour I thought it was really cool 😁
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