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  1. Lance After all that rambling, what I meant to...

    Lance

    After all that rambling, what I meant to say was I reckon you could use that rest you have as your fixed one (at whatever angle you use most) and just cut off the ends to give you a bit more...
  2. Lance Here's my theory. After reading and...

    Lance

    Here's my theory. After reading and watching lots of the serious turners on YouTube I've formed the opinion we can do most (not all...) of our sharpening at probably two different angles. My...
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    As I originally stated, the sharpening wheel is...

    As I originally stated, the sharpening wheel is an 80 grit, white aluminium oxide wheel, specified by Norton for high speed steel. The original wheels on the grinder are standard grey carborundum....
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    Which wheel do I keep?

    So, I've bitten the bullet and bought a new 8 inch grinder to replace the wobbly 6 incher. As per usual it's come with a 36 and a 60 grit wheel and I've bought an 80 grit, aluminium oxide wheel for...
  5. Stuart Batty, who certainly is one of the top...

    Stuart Batty, who certainly is one of the top guns of woodturning actually recommends learning how to sharpen from Cindy Drozda. She sharpens all her tools, spindle and bowl gouges, skews, and...
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    Yvan It's a Hare & Forbes DC-2. It's only a...

    Yvan

    It's a Hare & Forbes DC-2. It's only a 1hp unit so it's really a bit underpowered for most uses. I'm using it as a stop gap before I can get a 2hp unit. The 2hp unit has only a slightly...
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    That's what comes with the lathe. It's a pretty...

    That's what comes with the lathe. It's a pretty chunky unit but at least it's got some good sized bearings.

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    This is actually my second Hafco lathe. The first...

    This is actually my second Hafco lathe. The first was replaced under warranty. The wooden handles are so much better. Whatever size and fit you desire. Just be aware the metal handles are different...
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    New lathe, new shop

    New lathe to play with in the new workshop (garage).

    First job, replace the crappy rubber handles with wooden ones.

    Work in progress but getting there.

    Cheers...
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    No interest? I'll just leave this here in...

    No interest?

    I'll just leave this here in case.

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    FREE: QLD Hi domjill, how big is the stump? Approximately,...

    Hi domjill, how big is the stump? Approximately, don't get out the tape measure.

    Cheers
    Redbeard

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    Brisbane northside turners

    As far as I can see, all the woodworking/turning clubs in the area meet almost exclusively during the week, during the day. What I'm looking for is to see if there are like-minded folk who are...
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    Air Filter units

    I'm a seeing up a woodturning workshop in half my garage (6x6x2.4) and want to minimise dust. I have a dust collector which made a significant improvement in the garden shed but as the garage is...
  14. QUEENSLAND Hey, would it be possible to come and have a look...

    Hey, would it be possible to come and have a look at what you have one evening during the week?

    Thanks
    Redbeard

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    That's a thought. Could get a bit hot and sweaty...

    That's a thought. Could get a bit hot and sweaty though. Worth a try still.

    Thanks
    Redbeard

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    Face shield for a small head...

    Obviously not for me, but for my daughter who has shown some interest in turning. Luckily she takes after her mother and doesn't have a boof head like her dad.

    I've seen apprentice/junior face...
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    That looks really quite simple, even a mug like...

    That looks really quite simple, even a mug like me should be able to sort that out.

    Thanks fellers.

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    I'm new to bandsaws so it's softly softly to...

    I'm new to bandsaws so it's softly softly to start. That blade is being replaced first for something a bit more robust and less like a hacksaw.

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    QUEENSLAND These are all the bead and cove planes. I would...

    These are all the bead and cove planes. I would much rather sell all 14 at once than in dribs and drabs.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200405/2bae5b918728b391eee0ad4c10d96fd5.jpg

    Sent from my...
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    Thanks, I'll give that all a go. Sent from my...

    Thanks, I'll give that all a go.

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    QUEENSLAND Shaping/Moulding/Grooving planes

    14 Shaping, moulding and grooving planes. Inherited from my grandfather who, I believe, inherited them from an uncle so these have been around a while.

    Some rounds, some rebates, a couple of...
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    This looks wrong...

    I've bought a second-hand Rexon RBS-12A band saw and while everything looks to be in pretty good condition I'm concerned about how the blade is positioned on the wheels (see pics).

    The blade is...
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    Thanks smiife, but was it the perfect all purpose...

    Thanks smiife, but was it the perfect all purpose blade? And if so, what spec was it?

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    Cutting blanks on bandsaw.

    Folks, I've just picked up a second hand bandsaw and it needs a new blade. I'm mostly cutting bowl blanks but inevitably it'll do some ripping and cross cutting. Saw details in attached photo.

    I'm...
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    Moby You've spotted the same weaknesses...

    Moby

    You've spotted the same weaknesses inherent in just about every mobile turning stand. To make them mobile they have to be light (or so it seems). When you start adding bracing and extra...
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    I had been thinking about the work platforms from...

    I had been thinking about the work platforms from bunnies but was put off by their lack of size. The plan was for something to also mount a small grinder from for sharpening. Of course, I could very...
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    Mobile turners / Turners who travel

    What are people who travel to the various events doing to keep their lathes off the ground? Saw horses and a plank or custom made bench on wheels?

    Cheers
    Redhead

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    QUEENSLAND I'll take it. I'll PM you for pickup details....

    I'll take it.

    I'll PM you for pickup details.

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    So long as the old grinder spins true and you've...

    So long as the old grinder spins true and you've got the white wheel true as well you're good to go.

    Watch the YouTubers, you'll learn a lot, but then get out there and give it a go. Get yourself...
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    Of course, I meant to say checkout Brian Havens...

    Of course, I meant to say checkout Brian Havens and Cindy Drozda on YouTube for freehand sharpening tutorials and much, much, more. Plus Stuart Batty on YouTube and Vimeo (SB Tools on Vimeo).

    Sent...
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    Get yourself a basic bench grinder (8 inch of you...

    Get yourself a basic bench grinder (8 inch of you can afford it but 6 works just as well), throw on an 80 grit wheel and get a decent tool rest, these don't have to cost a fortune. Have a look at...
  32. Thread: AWTEx 2020

    by Redbeard
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    Jim I apologise for hijacking the thread a...

    Jim

    I apologise for hijacking the thread a bit, access to clubs and men's sheds for younger, working, people, is one of my pet soapboxes.

    I can understand the committee for a long running event...
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    I've just searched the Australian Standards...

    I've just searched the Australian Standards catalogue and there doesn't appear to be any standard produced by them relating to candles.

    There is an American standard ASTM F-2601 but it's American...
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    Brainstrust, I think you might be best served by...

    Brainstrust, I think you might be best served by making a few phone calls. The details never seen to be clear as to what they fit.

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    Or... I may have spoken a bit hastily. I've...

    Or...

    I may have spoken a bit hastily. I've just had a look myself and of course, Hafco only stock the adaptors to fit their chucks at 40x2.0 threads. You will have to look a bit further afield....
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    Brains I would just hit the Hafco website....

    Brains

    I would just hit the Hafco website. They have a fair variety of adaptors in their lathe accessories range.

    Good luck!
    Redbeard

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    The WL-14 has a 30x3.5 thread. What size are your...

    The WL-14 has a 30x3.5 thread. What size are your chucks? Do they have adaptors already?

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    Hey clear out, how did you modify the tool rests...

    Hey clear out, how did you modify the tool rests for the WL-14? I know what I think they need but I'm curious what others think.

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  39. I replaced the black rubber covers for two...

    I replaced the black rubber covers for two reasons. 1. They marked my hands every time I touched them; and 2. They were black rubber and I'm a woodturner.

    I didn't replace the metal handles, just...
  40. Chris The WL-14 is a pretty good little budget...

    Chris

    The WL-14 is a pretty good little budget piece of kit. I've had one since July and really don't have any complaints. I didn't get the stand, just have it bolted to a heavy (low) bench and...
  41. Thread: AWTEx 2020

    by Redbeard
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    The majority of woodworking and turning clubs...

    The majority of woodworking and turning clubs have almost all of their events during the day, Monday to Friday. This excludes anybody who works. Not all amateur turners are retired. I can't support a...
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    QUEENSLAND I would also be interested in talking to someone...

    I would also be interested in talking to someone about this. Could I get a contact please?

    Thanks
    Redhead
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    Sorry, I should have mentioned they're in...

    Sorry, I should have mentioned they're in Kenmore, Brisbane western(ish) suburbs.
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    Carved Wolves Head?

    Anyone care to give a refugee from the woodturning forums a hand?

    A friend of a friend is looking to get a wolf head carved as a totem for their Cub Scott troop. About 100mm by 100mm on a free...
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    Kryn, thanks. That's the answer I was looking...

    Kryn, thanks. That's the answer I was looking for.

    Cheers
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    Skew, are you using the pure Tung oil I've seen...

    Skew, are you using the pure Tung oil I've seen online or just the usual suspects from around the traps?
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    Yes, except shellac is made with metho and...

    Yes, except shellac is made with metho and shellac flakes so the shellac 1/3 is also predominantly metho as well. I can deal with that but I'm just being lazy and hoping someone will know how...
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    Double ended thickness calipers

    Has anyone had any experience with the double ended calipers from carbatec (Double Ended Caliper - 205mm | Calipers - Carbatec) they also come in 350mm. Are the dimensions the overall length or is it...
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    OB shine juice is certainly one option. Would...

    OB shine juice is certainly one option. Would anyone care to suggest the cut of the shellac being used? All the Americans seem to be buying it pre-mixed. I have plenty of flakes and metho so home...
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    General purpose finish

    The bottle of Shellawax is coming to an end and I'm starting to look around for another general purpose finish. Something which can do most things, bowls, boxes, handles, that sort of thing. Nothing...
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