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    Not yet. Have been away from the tools for a...

    Not yet. Have been away from the tools for a while due to other commitments, but will get to it when I find some free time.
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    Thanks for your comment. What do you use to ream...

    Thanks for your comment. What do you use to ream your tubes? I just roll them around a spinning 6mm drill bit. A bit rough but it works. I like the loctite idea. I have some but it's red and might...
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    Wow! Beautiful timber and work.

    Wow! Beautiful timber and work.
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    New Pens from Gidgee timber

    Showing off my latest creations. Pen and pencil set, and another pen, all from a gidgee timber scrap I pulled from a firewood bin. It's great to work and looks real good. My frustration with it is...
  5. Looking for fountain pen instructions Rizheng RZ-FP179#-G

    Does anyone have or know where I can get the construction/assembly instructions for the Rizheng RZ-FP179#-G kit? I can't find them on their website which is something I've asked them to correct.
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  6. I built my own dust collector and it works very...

    I built my own dust collector and it works very well. Bought the plans from Matthias Wandel found on YouTube. I used a swimming pool pump motor. The unit isn't large, and you may be able to modify...
  7. Some TC tips arrived by mail yesterday and now I...

    Some TC tips arrived by mail yesterday and now I have to get some steel to make a shaft for a tool. I'm also going to make a copier that will use these tips. It will be utilised when turning table...
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    Good luck Pat! Perhaps you're volunteered because...

    Good luck Pat! Perhaps you're volunteered because of your superior skill?
  9. Tools survived rather well. I didn't have to...

    Tools survived rather well. I didn't have to sharpen at all during the job. I used a fingernail shaped bowl gouge inside and out.
  10. Little turned box from Southern Highlands Blackwood

    This box was made today from a trimmed piece of Blackwood that I was nearly going to throw out. I'm glad I decided to spin it and see how it behaved. I first thought it might make an egg, then a...
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    Here's the first piece of work I've done with the...

    Here's the first piece of work I've done with the blackwood Phil. Just a thin bit I picked up on the ground. Have planed and sanded with 80 grit and it already feels very smooth. Will finish with...
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    Thanks

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    Great to meet you yesterday Phil, and thanks again for all the 'ordinary looking' timber. I enjoyed the camphor laurel aroma all the way home! Now to do the timber justice.
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    Silky Oak Bowl

    Just showing my latest turning of a basic bowl. I'm working with less than optimum grade timber since the tree was dead in the ground for a couple of years before it was cut down. However, I'm...
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    Don't know how to pm in the forum yet. No is...

    Don't know how to pm in the forum yet. No is 0412770542

    cheers,
    john
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    Likewise Pat. Thanks for showing me around. See...

    Likewise Pat. Thanks for showing me around. See you next Saturday.
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    Some blanks cut from beach find

    I was wonderfully surprised when I cut the ends from a branch I picked up on the beach yesterday. Striking colour differences in it. Upon ripping it became even more inspiring! I'll have to make...
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    Would love some camphor laurel also

    Would love some camphor laurel also
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    Hi Phily, Hughie has just rung me and told me...

    Hi Phily, Hughie has just rung me and told me about you oversupply problem. I'm happy to take a trailer load of it at your convenience. I'm in Wollongong and available most days. Cheers, John
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    Thanks! I hope to get the semi lacquered soon as...

    Thanks! I hope to get the semi lacquered soon as I have another project to coat as well.
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    Great work! Your red timber looks to me like...

    Great work! Your red timber looks to me like river red gum. It is hard and not very kind to tools.
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    Sticky: Truly amazing ingenuity and craftsmanship here....

    Truly amazing ingenuity and craftsmanship here. I'm in awe of your ability!
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    Here are a couple of Celtic knot pens I made...

    Here are a couple of Celtic knot pens I made yesterday, my first attempt. Unfortunately the hole was off centre so the knot is uneven, but a good experiment anyway. I used river red gum and Huon...
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    Thanks for the input. Regarding the silica...

    Thanks for the input. Regarding the silica content and blunting of tools, this turning was pretty hard on the tools, and my saws work fairly hard ripping and cross-cutting it. Looking at the row of...
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    Turpentine may well be it. I just found some info...

    Turpentine may well be it. I just found some info that included the following sentence:

    The extractives produce dark brown stains on alkaline surfaces, such as concrete and fibre cement.

    This...
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    Yes that had crossed my mind.

    Yes that had crossed my mind.
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    I don't know about that form of treatment. There...

    I don't know about that form of treatment. There were also red cedar and red gum timbers in the building and they don't smell like this stuff. I think that if they'd treat one timber with something...
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    Identity of wood that smells like tar

    Hi all you knowledgeable folks,

    i made this this sphere just to see if I could, and it turns out - pun intended - that I can. Anyway, this timber came from the framing of a house built in Dapto...
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    Hi Crowie, I've looked and found the eBay...

    Hi Crowie,

    I've looked and found the eBay seller for you Here's the link to their store: http://stores.ebay.com.au/jewel19999/ The description of my wheels is: 4PCS 12mm 1/10 Scale RC Short...
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    Thanks Crowie. Though it's been a long time in...

    Thanks Crowie. Though it's been a long time in the making I have enjoyed working on it. The wheels... I can't remember whom I bought them from but it was online. I'll hunt through my paperwork and...
  30. You could have a lever that you stand on to lower...

    You could have a lever that you stand on to lower it, or use a 3 to 1 rope and pulley system to make it easier
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    My semi-trailer long term project

    I bought Richard Blizzards Wooden Toys book back in the early 90's and some of my students made projects from the plans in it. I started making the logging truck back then and got as far as making...
  32. Just a thought... Would a gas lift chair strut be...

    Just a thought... Would a gas lift chair strut be useful for this kind of application? Or would it not provide enough travel?
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    Hi from Jonnydubbs

    I'm John and have been a woodworker since I was 3 yrs old, tinkering on projects with my Dad who was a carpenter. I was an Industrial Technology teacher for over 20 years before being medically...
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    Beautiful work!

    Beautiful work!
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    I agree. I have lots of blanks cut from the root...

    I agree. I have lots of blanks cut from the root of a kaffir plum that blew over in my property several years ago. Really beautiful red colour with nice figuring. Will offer some for sale soon.
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    I use Sika polyurethane glue and it works great!...

    I use Sika polyurethane glue and it works great! To ensure a good bond I rub the brass tubes with a file edge while spinning them on the lathe, going both directions. This creates a criss-cross...
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