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    Looks like you have got the chisel sharpening...

    Looks like you have got the chisel sharpening down pat by those dovetails. They look like they fit very nicely. There's lots of pleasure in making something with handtools and I look forward to what...
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    Good to see you you were able to decipher what...

    Good to see you you were able to decipher what has caused your failure. When ever I raise or lower my Triton I always give the handle a slight rotation in each direction after releasing the orange...
  3. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Very nice result Jacques. The style and the...

    Very nice result Jacques. The style and the timber make it look like an antique piece (to me anyway). I only have one of Doug's books that covers the basics of boxmaking, which I must re-read again...
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    Maybe have a read through this
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    You have certainly got your mojo back that's for...

    You have certainly got your mojo back that's for sure. A great lot of casting there and the MIK blank looks tops.
    Keep them coming.
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    That looks very well made and also well...

    That looks very well made and also well photographed.
    Nice westerly drive out of Blenheim through all those vineyards.
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    As others have said, the finished product looks...

    As others have said, the finished product looks fantastic. You say the gloss makes it look like there are faults but I certainly can't see any so it must be you being over critical of your own work....
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    No big purchases this year. Biggest investment...

    No big purchases this year. Biggest investment was a Cabitool router bit for forming the raised panels for box lids. I did purchase some sheets of Black Walnut veneer which I want to have a go at...
  9. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Looking good Jacques. Does the lid actually hinge...

    Looking good Jacques. Does the lid actually hinge or does it simply get lifted and placed in the recess at the back?
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    Always good to see what others come up with and...

    Always good to see what others come up with and this one is no exception. Very nice result Paul.
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    They are very interesting those patterns that are...

    They are very interesting those patterns that are created by electrical burning. It's called Fractal burning or Lichtenberg burning as shown here. Like your son says Paul, it is quite dangerous and...
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    That has come up a treat. Really love that rustic...

    That has come up a treat. Really love that rustic solid timber look which you will never see in an off the shelf piece of furniture nowadays. Considering what your timber looked like in those initial...
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    Happy birthday Peter. I take it that it wasn't...

    Happy birthday Peter. I take it that it wasn't you that was born in the 1840's otherwise you are fibbing to us about your age:roll: My SIL came from Mt Gambier and we were over there just recently....
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    If you click on his name at the top of the post...

    If you click on his name at the top of the post you will see a box appear and one of the options is to send a private message. Click that and it will open another screen with his name already there....
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    Welcome to the forum Loafing. Your pastimes that...

    Welcome to the forum Loafing. Your pastimes that take up your day sound ideal to me, you have time to be creative and time to relax.
    Lots of things to see and learn on here but don't get too caught...
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    Is this the type of thing you are looking for?...

    Is this the type of thing you are looking for?
    Wave Box
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    Well worth the extended time frame. Some striking...

    Well worth the extended time frame. Some striking contrasts in the colours and they work really well together.
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    Good on you for having a go and representing the...

    Good on you for having a go and representing the Aussies. Without people entering these challenges there's nothing for us to look at and aspire to. Even though you may not have achieved your ultimate...
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    Maybe you should put this info somewhere on the...

    Maybe you should put this info somewhere on the forum that will be read by many (not sure where is the best) as there seem to be a lot of people who have trouble with photos doing unexpected things...
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    Totally agree with Uncle Al, the location of the...

    Totally agree with Uncle Al, the location of the circle centre point should be in line with the front of the teeth. If you have the centre point in front of the teeth tips it will push the blade away...
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    I like your friend's expression and I see you...

    I like your friend's expression and I see you have taken it as gospel. It is great to see the effort you go to to make sure everything is as perfect as possible and your clear explanations of how you...
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    Thanks David. No it's just a standard chrome...

    Thanks David. No it's just a standard chrome Sierra.
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    Another great update thanks Brian. The IMS, is...

    Another great update thanks Brian.
    The IMS, is this a special form of metho or just a good quality version such as what you would buy from a paint supply shop?
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    That looks like a pretty neat outcome you have...

    That looks like a pretty neat outcome you have achieved. Hopefully you will find a good use for it in time so that all your hard work doesn't go to waste.
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    No, I ate that:roll: It's actually a little...

    No, I ate that:roll: It's actually a little polished rock and not easy to balance a pen on due to no depressions in the top but does the trick, just to get a little elevation.
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    I don't have any advice on the construction but...

    I don't have any advice on the construction but be careful with how you fit the Lexan if you use it. I don't know if it reacts the same as Perspex but Perspex (Plexiglas®) has a high coefficient of...
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    A true masterpiece Paul. You really nailed the 3d...

    A true masterpiece Paul. You really nailed the 3d effect with your choice of timbers.
    Another inspiration.
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    Sierra & Crow's Ash Burl

    Been a while since I turned any pens but finished this one yesterday. It's a Sierra with Crows Ash Burl and coated with CA. It was made as a donation for the raffle for our club Exhibition later in...
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    Thanks very much for the info Brian. What do you...

    Thanks very much for the info Brian. What do you use for your mineral oil?
    I have got a bottle of Hard Shellac here which I have had for years so I don't know if it goes off over time. Last time I...
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    Just out of curiosity Brian, what did you apply...

    Just out of curiosity Brian, what did you apply your hard shellac with?
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    It turned out very nice. Can't beat a bit of...

    It turned out very nice. Can't beat a bit of Jarrah to look a bit specky once some sort of finish is put on.
  32. Spent my day there and enjoyed what I saw....

    Spent my day there and enjoyed what I saw. Talking with Candice, there were 3 demonstrators who pulled out last Monday so that was a real shame for them.
    Caught up with a number of woodworking...
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    I will keep an eye out for someone drooling over...

    I will keep an eye out for someone drooling over a Supermax when I get there tomorrow. Pity a lot of us don't know what each other looks like otherwise we could have a big get together.
    I am looking...
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    Thanks for taking us along this journey Brian. I...

    Thanks for taking us along this journey Brian. I for one certainly appreciate seeing how things should be done correctly and the jigs you have made to ensure the outcome is right.
    Really like the...
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    Thanks very much for that. Have to wait for a...

    Thanks very much for that. Have to wait for a rainy day and have a go.
  36. Is the cutter head 40mm dia or less? If it is...

    Is the cutter head 40mm dia or less? If it is then the cutter head and bearings need to be pressed out towards the drive end. The diagram for spare parts indicated the drive end bearing is a 6203...
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    Great little project to play with and finesse...

    Great little project to play with and finesse until it all works smoothly. Did you draw up the plans yourself or download them from somewhere?
    Any chance of a closeup shot of the plans?
  38. Firstly, welcome to the forum. A few initial...

    Firstly, welcome to the forum.
    A few initial questions. What sort of table saw do you have and what sort of blade are you using, ie does it have a lot of teeth or only a few? If you are trying to...
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    Very hard to tell without anything else in the...

    Very hard to tell without anything else in the photo to gauge against, but I would say in the vicinity of 100 - 150mm. When I was referring to size I was comparing against turning a pen where there...
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    I didn't know there was so much variation in...

    I didn't know there was so much variation in Myrtle grain but turning something of that size really shows it up. The ones with the birdseye are my favourites. I don't recall seeing birdseye in Myrtle...
  41. Guess who is just coincidentally having a 3 day...

    Guess who is just coincidentally having a 3 day sale and demonstrations on the same weekend now? Never open on a Sunday any other weekend of the year.
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    I would be placing the 8mm rod in the spindle...

    I would be placing the 8mm rod in the spindle hole and rotate it until it is horizontal at around the 9 o'clock position. Place a length of wood (say 50 x 50mm) under it up close to the spindle to...
  43. Totally agree with all you have said Gab. I too...

    Totally agree with all you have said Gab. I too will be there on Friday and hope to catch up with you again. I know I will enjoy my day and maybe take home a few goodies as it's only a couple of days...
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    Yes, I'd be happy with that too. Looks very...

    Yes, I'd be happy with that too. Looks very nicely finished.
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    What is on the other end of the shaft that pulley...

    What is on the other end of the shaft that pulley is on? If there is any sort of gear mechanism check the teeth for compressed sawdust in the bottom of the teeth. It is amazing how little buildup is...
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    Were you running the belt very tight? This type...

    Were you running the belt very tight? This type of belt needs to be tighter than what you expect compared to a normal vee belt. With a belt than short you would tighten it until you virtually can't...
  47. Well said Doug. I think this forum is only a very...

    Well said Doug. I think this forum is only a very small part of the whole picture and the so called captive audience doesn't appear to even attend judging by the responses on the Sydney show thread....
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    Been around for a while that blade but still...

    Been around for a while that blade but still haven't heard of anyone actually buying or using one.
    Hope your saw recovers quickly Paul and you get a good Medicare rebate.:doh:
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    Is this what you currently have? 457776

    Is this what you currently have?

    457776
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    Going by the proportions in the sketch I think...

    Going by the proportions in the sketch I think he/she does mean 60mm dowel.
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