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    Desk card box with Sliding dovetails.

    My latest "experiment" testing out my modifications to my router table was to make a small box using sliding dovetails for the majority of joints. Proved to be quite a challenge and made me realise...
  2. Thread: Wave Box

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    Wave Box

    I have been absent from the Forum for some time so I thought that I would finish the year off with a postings of two of my recent boxes.
    This is a small jewellery box 180x140x75mm high from spalted...
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    Love the concept Jim. Are you planning on...

    Love the concept Jim. Are you planning on extending it to other projects, possibly with more of a contrast in timber segments?
    Cheers
    Kerry
  4. Thread: My First Box

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    A very impressive first box Rick, I like the way...

    A very impressive first box Rick, I like the way that you have selectively joined the boards and applied an excellent finish. Personally I like to line my boxes with felt. The splines are a nice...
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    Hi Dibbers, just read your thread and thought...

    Hi Dibbers, just read your thread and thought that I would add my 2c's worth. I have just done a few small modifications to my DYI router table to improve its performance. It is of reasonably cheap...
  6. Redcliffe and District Woodcraft Society Inc. EXPO

    The Redcliffe and District Woodcraft Society Inc will hold their next biennial EXPO on Sunday November 13, from 9qm to 3pm. There is no charge to attend.

    This is a general invitation to the...
  7. Thread: Warped platter

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    Warped platter

    Twelve months ago I posted a thread titled Echidna natural Edged Bowl, during the comments I displayed another platter that had been sitting waiting for inspiration to "embellish". Terry Martin's...
  8. Thread: Salmon Gum

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    Hi Willy, The Salmon Gums that I remember seeing...

    Hi Willy,
    The Salmon Gums that I remember seeing as I drove across the Nullarbor some years ago did not appear to be of a size that would yield the dimensions that you have achieved in your photos....
  9. Thread: Mini lidded box

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    Congratulations Jim, well done. Cheers Kerry:U

    Congratulations Jim, well done. Cheers Kerry:U
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    i have to agree with artme Jim, the proportions...

    i have to agree with artme Jim, the proportions seem a bit "heavy" for its size. I would never have picked it as one of yours.
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    It was a natural fault through the blank that I...

    It was a natural fault through the blank that I tried to highlight with the embellishment....and yes I called it "Rock Pool" for the competition. Cheers Kerry
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    Thanks smiife

    Thanks smiife
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    I was surprised to learn that my "rock pool" was...

    I was surprised to learn that my "rock pool" was awarded joint Grand Champion at my clubs annual competition, that was judged by six judges yesterday......I must admit that I was chuffed by the...
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    Coral Outcrop or Rock Pool

    This is the latest in my coral series, turned from a crapy piece of camphor laurel. I had first thought to colour it to highlight the coral variations but the decided to leave it. I then saw it as a...
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    Geoff, Haven't been back for at least 30 years...

    Geoff,
    Haven't been back for at least 30 years but used to go camping there with the kids when camping was allowed, so I have very fond memories of the Island and the reef in general.

    I liked the...
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    Don't let those Dremel's grow dust now...

    Don't let those Dremel's grow dust now Jim......get them out and have fun.:U Kerry
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    As requested crowie....a few larger...

    As requested crowie....a few larger pics....cheers Kerry
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    Crushed coral hollow vessel.

    This is another of my "coral series" of turnings. It was inspired by memories of the crushed and washed coral beach of Fitzroy Island off Cairns.
    Turned from a small piece of Norfolk Pine and then...
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    Nothing secret skot. The handle is attached by...

    Nothing secret skot.
    The handle is attached by two 3mm dia. dowels using kabab skewers inserted 4mm into lid, fixed with super glue. (Refer back to reply to Dengue)Cheers
    Kerry
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    Well I have been told that it is a keeper at...

    Well I have been told that it is a keeper at least until it goes to one of the grandkids.

    Thanks everyone for your positive comments.....Kerry
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    The lid insert has a routed tongue that fits into...

    The lid insert has a routed tongue that fits into a groove in the picture frame.

    Hope that this helps....Kerry
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    Jewellery Box with a touch of Asian influence.

    Having done a document box I thought that the Asian influenced design would also suit a smaller jewellery box. I had cut down a few reasonably large She Oaks from the front verge of my property some...
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    Thanks Alex, lid insert and posts are jacaranda.

    Thanks Alex, lid insert and posts are jacaranda.
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    Thanks for the complement artme. I don't think...

    Thanks for the complement artme. I don't think that I will get it back from my appreciative neighbours as they already have it in use. However I do have another similar small jewellery box in the...
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    Asian inspired document box

    My neighbours were having a tidy up and offered me off-cuts of their Kwila stairs that had been built some 15 years ago, which I gladly accepted.
    They had also been giving me some very helpful...
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    Thanks Jerry, I don't time any aspects of my...

    Thanks Jerry, I don't time any aspects of my woodcraft but I have been doing "feet" for quite a while now and on a small bowl like this I would estimate about a half an hour from start to finish....
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    Coral bowl/platter

    I had this item turned and sitting on my desk as a blank canvas for some time. Firstly I had planned to do some pyrographed imaging. I had actually started and then realised that it just was not...
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    Have you thought of making the box with an insert...

    Have you thought of making the box with an insert lid or a non commercial hinge? weberboxes.com has some inspirational designs that may be of interest.
    Cheers Kerry:)
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    I have used 8mm and 5mm barrel hinges with...

    I have used 8mm and 5mm barrel hinges with success on small boxes. They can be tricky to fit but the effort is worthwhile particularly for small boxes. I suggest that you Google "barrel hinges" and...
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    Thanks Dave, actually have a project on the...

    Thanks Dave, actually have a project on the workbench at the moment in white cedar and yes it can be difficult to turn. The bowl that I have just finished was great to turn requiring very little...
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    Thanks for your input Mark, but its not cape...

    Thanks for your input Mark, but its not cape lilac (white cedar) although the grain colour is similar. It has a very hard texture, thats why I would say definitely a eucalypt , which one is the...
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    Small coin/key bowl-what timber is it?

    I turned this coin/key bowl (140x35 mm) as a gift when told don't bring anything....at least it will last longer than chocolates!
    The timber blank was unidentified and in my research the best I can...
  33. Thread: A box for watches

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    Great job on the veneering Jim. I particularly...

    Great job on the veneering Jim. I particularly like the central insert in the lid. A stand out piece. Cheers Kerry
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    Embellished Norfolk Pine

    Found a piece of Norfolk Pine in my stash and as I don't particularly like it to turn or for that matter make anything out of. I thought that this piece would make do as a practice for an...
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    Hi Andrew, for the Sassafras box the infill is...

    Hi Andrew, for the Sassafras box the infill is exactly the same thickness as the frame. When I use an insert of a different thickness I usually use a " "Gifkin" semi round router bit to make a...
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    Thanks for your complements Andrew....the panel...

    Thanks for your complements Andrew....the panel lid is done as a mitred picture frame with the added bead already glued before mitreing, the corners having a small biscuit joint and the insert is...
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    The BP end sealer works well but I have also had...

    The BP end sealer works well but I have also had success with a few coats of acrylic paint.
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    Thanks all for your positive...

    Thanks all for your positive comments......crowie, send me a PM when you are due to visit and we will organise something....Kerry
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    I started doing the "ripple effect" some years...

    I started doing the "ripple effect" some years ago after being inspired by the sand dunes of the Dubai Desert. It is done with a power sander going through varying grits to achieve the desired result.
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    Sassafras Jewellery Box

    Some time ago a friend returned from Tasmania with a nice collection of Sassafras and asked me to make his daughter a Jewellery Box in exchange for some of his stash.
    The colour was superb and...
  41. Thread: Another one

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    Nice one Jim, love the threaded finial lid....

    Nice one Jim, love the threaded finial lid.
    cheers
    Kerry
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    Another solution

    I had a similar problem some time ago and I did a fixit job along the lines that Blackforester suggested except that I glued in a full plug and then turned it out and I just remembered that I still...
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    I have a selection of turned spigots for gluing...

    I have a selection of turned spigots for gluing onto platters etc that i wish to get full use of the piece/timber being turned. They work a treat and saves turning out a chuck recess . They also are...
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    Thanks Geoff, had other activities on at the time...

    Thanks Geoff, had other activities on at the time of Turnfest the last two years.....just enjoying a bit of fun experimenting at the moment.
    PS. did not know that it is called a "strata" chuck just...
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    Great result Trickinwood your burning...

    Great result Trickinwood your burning embellishment suits the chunkiness of the bowl, I like it :2tsup::2tsup:
    PS. Suggest that you experiment with the heat setting on your burner to avoid the over...
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    Thanks smiife and Jim, pleased to read that you...

    Thanks smiife and Jim, pleased to read that you both think it "rocks"..:D,,,,,cheers Kerry
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    Saved from the fire #2

    This is the second piece of She Oak that was saved from being burnt (under instruction). I took on board comments by powderpost and smiife for the final "enhancement". To me the resin infill...
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    Plan to have another try, probably something...

    Plan to have another try, probably something different to butterflies though.:)
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    Thanks all for your comments, Kryn"s BUGGA just...

    Thanks all for your comments, Kryn"s BUGGA just about sums it up.....cheers KC
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    Have not gone back to a specific engraved/pierced...

    Have not gone back to a specific engraved/pierced design other than the cracks and drilled holes posted under "out of the fire".
    At some stage in the future I still plan to further develop the...
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