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  1. Good idea Bunnings, wonder if they will do the...

    Good idea Bunnings, wonder if they will do the redemption too :rolleyes:. I got a quote directly from Shelix via R.D.G. International AgenciesT/a Woodcraft Supplies in QLD for $695 + $38 delivery...
  2. There is no doubt in my mind that the Dewalt with...

    There is no doubt in my mind that the Dewalt with a Shelix would be a superior unit, but I'm not sure it is twice the machine to make the price worth while.




    Nothing much at the moment as...
  3. Been turning for many many years and tried to...

    Been turning for many many years and tried to learn hand sharpening gouges but never really got the hang of it. No matter how I practice I have never got a smooth unfacetted face on a spindle/bowl...
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    Was thinking the same thing. Not as involved as...

    Was thinking the same thing. Not as involved as I used to be anymore but still hanging in there. Has always been a useful knowledge bank of members and information. My phone is full of contacts,...
  5. Thanks. Yes the Dewalt is almost double the...

    Thanks. Yes the Dewalt is almost double the price when you add the Shelix Helical Head, so not sure if it's worth it.

    Nah not interested in pursuing the JET, I only bought it originally because I...
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    I use a good Car Clear Lacquer

    I use a good Car Clear Lacquer
  7. In my top workshop where my mobile lathe is kept,...

    In my top workshop where my mobile lathe is kept, from being lazy. Instead of parting off a waste block glued on with hot melt glue I started with lots of metho, then due to good joint, rather than...
  8. Looking to replace my fire damaged JET 13" Delux Thicknesser

    Ok need to replace my JET 13" Thicknesser after it was cooked in my workshop fire. They are no longer really available in Aus and have claimed for a replacement with a Carbatec 13" Spiral head bench...
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    I can’t register to Powtrans web site, they are...

    I can’t register to Powtrans web site, they are not accepting my phone number +61417782204 ?? Tried with and without +, +61 etc
  10. I've built a couple. I have a basic table with...

    I've built a couple. I have a basic table with good RHS frame under some 19mm form ply. I then mounted tracks along the table and across the table. My first try was using shower door wheels in J...
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    Thanks but that is the one I had. It didn't...

    Thanks but that is the one I had. It didn't really have much torque grunt, but did I have the setting right?? Hmm can't check now,
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    Yeh, "don't be stupid" :rolleyes::U ,metho and...

    Yeh, "don't be stupid" :rolleyes::U ,metho and flames don't mix :oo: :doh:



    I was trying to get my waste block off my finished turning that was hot melt glued on. Rather than just turning it...
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    New a New VFD for my Woodfast Lathe

    Hi Guys, don't get on here much anymore, as I am mainly on my phone these days and I find it hard to read and sooooo slow. Anyway with COVID I'm stuck at home so can use my computer, so at least I...
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    Depends on the resin, colour, cut finish etc but...

    Depends on the resin, colour, cut finish etc but in short you will be able to see when viewed at right angles to the joint/. It then becomes how hard is it to see. If totally clear resin you will...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. I have a number of Spalted Red Ash slices, but...

    I have a number of Spalted Red Ash slices, but only 100-120 wide x 25 thick x 250-300 long for $10-$20 each. I don't get on here much anymore and about to leave to head south this week. If...
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    WANTED:SA. I've got an almost perfect donut burl, around dia...

    I've got an almost perfect donut burl, around dia 400mm, from half way up a small tree (dia 100) that came down in the mini cyclone that hit The Gap in Brisbane ~10 years back(?). The trees up here...
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    Thanks Paul, email sent

    Thanks Paul, email sent
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    I have quite a few slabs for sale in Camphor...

    I have quite a few slabs for sale in Camphor Laurel, Blue Gum, Budgeroo, Red Ash, Crows Ash, Red Cedar, Doughwood and Mango. I'm in Nerang on the Gold Coast not far off the motorway.

    You are...
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    If you use: steel wool/vinegar/old tea bag you...

    If you use: steel wool/vinegar/old tea bag you can ebonise most timbers as the tea bag provides the tannins but most eucalypts or acacias ebonise well. I use Qld Blackwood most of the time because I...
  20. Thread: Laburnum

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    Sorry I don't have any. Apparently a couple of...

    Sorry I don't have any. Apparently a couple of species too come under the name.

    Richard why are you chasing it? Sounds really risky to play with, although maybe whilst green (like our Gutta...
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    Triton TR001 with broken housing

    My old big Triton router had a stuck router bit, done up too tight, and the housing around the stop cracked as I tried to loosen it. Ended u getting the bit out by using monkey wrench on the main...
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    I have some but the longest length is around...

    I have some but the longest length is around 300mm.

    Why do you want it for legs anyway? You'd be better off using normal Redgum and ebonising it to suit.
  23. The timber sounds a bit like Umbrella tree,...

    The timber sounds a bit like Umbrella tree, rapidly drying leaving a decent void in the middle
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    Stabilising with stabilising resin (like Cactus...

    Stabilising with stabilising resin (like Cactus Juice) is a process that replaces any air voids (at the microscopic/cellular level, not cracks or voids) with resin. This means the timber will no...
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    Aluminium sheet pressed cut and unfolded to form...

    Aluminium sheet pressed cut and unfolded to form a honeycomb shape. It is used in air-conditioning and aircraft manufacturing amongst other things.

    It can be cast with epoxy, under pressure after...
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    I planted a Black Bean in y back yard 20 years...

    I planted a Black Bean in y back yard 20 years ago and it's now ~250mm dia, flowering and dropping crap loads of seeds, sing out if anyone wants some. I figure with 8" of sapwood I doubt it would be...
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    Lightning strike can twist the grain

    Lightning strike can twist the grain
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    Looking good mate. You could also try one of...

    Looking good mate. You could also try one of those Kallenshaan laser inlay kits of the USA/Aussie flag (whatever client is after) as a cap
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    Yes I still have some left over, but not for sale...

    Yes I still have some left over, but not for sale I'm afraid, and I got it on a one off deal from a Chinese supplier.
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    I have quite a few species collected over the...

    I have quite a few species collected over the years, but as others have said, from a rarity perspective. I also dry quite a few timbers in water containers in the hot months in an attempt to avoid...
  31. one hell of a gift, introduce me :D

    one hell of a gift, introduce me :D
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    As Euge says like many other desert Acacias. ...

    As Euge says like many other desert Acacias. There are 2 types in WA and the one from QLD is different again but all the same species (at present). The main difference is colour and size. All are...
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    Beautiful mate. We are all getting too old for...

    Beautiful mate. We are all getting too old for this sort of stuff :rolleyes:
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    QUEENSLAND I'm very interested Bob. Can you send me your...

    I'm very interested Bob. Can you send me your contact details, or give me a ring on 0417 782 204 to discuss further, I could drive up today
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    When you say covered, is it just covered over the...

    When you say covered, is it just covered over the top, or completely covered with a tarp or something? If the latter, take the tarp off as the wood is sweating. White wood need plenty of air...
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    WARNING, Cat lovers do not read Way way back...

    WARNING, Cat lovers do not read

    Way way back when I was in uni I took a shooting trip with a mate around Taree (heaps of relations down there). After dealing with various foxes/rabbits on the...
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    Now you got me thinking. I've got a dia 500mm...

    Now you got me thinking. I've got a dia 500mm chunk of Dead Finish from QLD that I thought was the Acacia one, perhaps not, but wasn't the Red Lancewood one
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    And just to add to the confusion, the Acacia...

    And just to add to the confusion, the Acacia tetragonophylla in WA is different to the one in Qld. The WA one more a twisted stumpy shrub with trunk only 3-4", where as the Qld one grows into a...
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    Yes exactly. I glue mine in and sand off the...

    Yes exactly. I glue mine in and sand off the recess luggs. I even cut off the the small splines/ribs
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    Geez you really know how to make a guy drool...

    Geez you really know how to make a guy drool
    :tongueroll:
  41. HEADS UP Yeh I can understand. I've been chasing Morris...

    Yeh I can understand. I've been chasing Morris at every meeting we have up here, but missed the last one, so typical missed the feedback.

    Look forward to seeing the new one as I use my current...
  42. HEADS UP Geez Euge you are in the know. I've been waiting...

    Geez Euge you are in the know. I've been waiting for the announcement about it being published for ages, but haven't heard anything
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    Geez at 71 you are doing well :U I certainly...

    Geez at 71 you are doing well :U

    I certainly recommend you get your logs off the ground, your back won't last long bending over like that :roll:
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    I was under the impression it was caused by...

    I was under the impression it was caused by stress due to flexure on older trees, hence why on a lot of species underneath large branches, and on closed grained timber tree trunks in high wind areas....
  45. maybe, but never seen a straight section longer...

    maybe, but never seen a straight section longer than then half a meter, it really meanders all over the place
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    Ah now that makes sense, was looking at second...

    Ah now that makes sense, was looking at second photo
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    End grain does not look like Huon

    End grain does not look like Huon
  48. So if your growing your own, and can wait the 80...

    So if your growing your own, and can wait the 80 or so years to get to a decent size, break a few branches off early or drill a hole at a fork :U:U
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    So cool mate, heap of effort in that one, looks...

    So cool mate, heap of effort in that one, looks great
  50. Heaps around the creeks in northern NSW where I...

    Heaps around the creeks in northern NSW where I get my wild lemon tree burls. The lemon have thorns, cockspurs have huge ones, plus just to make sure you get tangled there are also wild raspberry...
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