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    I was only posting the links as options / ideas...

    I was only posting the links as options / ideas for construction. Good on you for assisting. I've done many similar "working bee" type projects in the past to help out.
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    I'm surprised that they actually want a "pin...

    I'm surprised that they actually want a "pin board" with the health & safety risk averse culture our society has developed. Drawing pins and small bare feet are really not a good combination.

    Why...
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    Very nice! Simple functional boxes. Sufficient...

    Very nice! Simple functional boxes. Sufficient adornment with the splines and handle. A good selection of complimentary woods to provide visual appeal. All topped off by great craftsmanship.
  4. VICTORIA Perhaps a description of condition, accessories...

    Perhaps a description of condition, accessories included with the purchase etc may assist. Hopefully there may be a WWF member near you who could assist with photos & loading onto the site /...
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    Another option you have is to talk to the Office...

    Another option you have is to talk to the Office of Fair Trading about the situation and what options you have available under Australian Consumer Law.

    The customer usually has to firstly attempt...
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    Your lathe is one of the many variants / clones...

    Your lathe is one of the many variants / clones of a basic wood lathe, similar to the Aldi, Ryobi, GMC etc. If you search those names on this forum you may find multiple posts on the question you...
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    is oversimplifying a very complex chain of...

    is oversimplifying a very complex chain of chemical reactions.

    The styrene monomers used to produce Expanded PolyStyrene (EPS) foam are definitely toxic - "The categorisation of styrene as ‘toxic’...
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    I think that there are far less hazardous "log...

    I think that there are far less hazardous "log end sealers" than this brew.
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    I used a log end sealer for a while (circa 2007)...

    I used a log end sealer for a while (circa 2007) and treated a heap of Camphor logs with it - with very little success I might add. As it was only sold in 20 lt drums I was stuck with a lot of it....
  10. I used 90 mm storm water to make a custom...

    I used 90 mm storm water to make a custom replacement transition from the dust shroud on my Woodfast TS250 table saw after the original unit failed. Very easy to reshape / mould with a standard heat...
  11. Thread: Which Ebony?

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    This just gets more confusing. Personally I think...

    This just gets more confusing. Personally I think its Gabon Ebony, however WoodChopper says it was purchased as Indian / Ceylon Ebony a long time back.

    My reasoning for my ID mainly comes from...
  12. Best to get in touch with a specialist supplier...

    Best to get in touch with a specialist supplier such as Superior Saws, Henry Bros, Combined Saw etc, or manufacturer like Austsaw with your specific request.

    You are probably chasing a...
  13. Thread: Which Ebony?

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    Which Ebony?

    This is the offcut from the blank that produced the Ebony minimalist pepper mill posted in the Woodturning Forum. It is believed to be Indian / Ceylon Ebony - Diospyros ebenum.

    One edge was wiped...
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    We believe the Ebony is Ceylon / Indian Ebony -...

    We believe the Ebony is Ceylon / Indian Ebony - Diospyros ebenum.
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    Euge, I checked back to the posts where I sourced...

    Euge, I checked back to the posts where I sourced these from - PNG Ebony it seems from best attempt to identify.
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    VICTORIA One would guess so since the words "I'll take it"...

    One would guess so since the words "I'll take it" have not appeared.
  17. Location, location, location, ... all depends...

    Location, location, location, ... all depends upon volumes of parcels, from where, and availability of cargo only flights. No room for "cheap postage" items.
  18. Not sure what you expect with the almost total...

    Not sure what you expect with the almost total disruption to international flights, hence air freight and also traditional shipping due to the COVID 19 pandemic lock downs etc. Getting any...
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    Probably from the same forum member?? I have...

    Probably from the same forum member?? I have purchased some NG Ebony with Amboyna burl pen blanks and also received a mix of NG & Gaboon Ebony from another member. These came from the second source.
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    I checked the tracking - it took 28 hours to go...

    I checked the tracking - it took 28 hours to go from Kirwan PO to Townsville, a distance of about 10km - so much for Express!
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    Take it up with your Office Of Fair Trading as a...

    Take it up with your Office Of Fair Trading as a formal complaint. What they are doing, i.e. giving a prospective purchaser the impression that they are an Australian based re/seller, is considered...
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    QUEENSLAND Ben, check your mail box. I tried to send you...

    Ben, check your mail box. I tried to send you another PM on Friday but your mailbox was full.

    ps have a look at the pepper mills in the woodturning forum. :D
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    Jim, these are not quite the same as the standard...

    Jim, these are not quite the same as the standard Nova style jaws which have a Triangular lip inside the jaws. The Axminster type C have a square shouldered lip. I use the same technique as you...
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    Not quite sure on these, as I have received a...

    Not quite sure on these, as I have received a mixture of true Gabon Ebony, NG Ebony, and others in a lot. It the same as in the blank supporting the pens. I'm leaning towards Gabon Ebony but not...
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    Pepper Mills - Minimalist Style.

    One aspect of the WWF that I really enjoy is the sharing of ideas and the access to beautiful woods from all over the country in species and sizes that are nigh on impossible to source else where.
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    DONE: https://www.woodworkforums.com/members/68721-tassi...

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/members/68721-tassietimbers
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    Sierra Stylus Pens

    Made up a couple of these as a gift to another woodie who has gone above and beyond for me in the past.

    Two Ebony and one Hairy Oak (Sth QLD) Sierra Stylus pens in Gold & Chrome.
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    The shear forces come into play because most...

    The shear forces come into play because most turners do not make the small step cut and simply use brute force. Most struggle to even match the taper of dovetail jaws.
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    Good advice! Those of us with a bit of experience...

    Good advice! Those of us with a bit of experience under our belts would do the same, however for many turners with limited means they have a "one chuck (& jaw set) fits all tasks" approach. In the...
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    Thank you for the links. Looking at the OP photo...

    Thank you for the links. Looking at the OP photo it seemed that there was an unusual amount of wear on the inside faces and the cross sectional surface with the coating gone. I admit to not having...
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    Lance I've never been a fan of the "hawks beak"...

    Lance I've never been a fan of the "hawks beak" jaw profile. My belief is that it encourages a shearing force in the grain right where you do not want it - at the smallest diameter of a tenon and in...
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    Out of curiosity what brand are they?

    Out of curiosity what brand are they?
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    Redbeard, you are on the right track! I have kept...

    Redbeard, you are on the right track! I have kept both carborundum wheels originally fitted to my 200 mm Abbott & Ashby grinder and must confess that I have rarely used either. They are useful for...
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    NGR has a wide range of natural colours, from a...

    NGR has a wide range of natural colours, from a uniform light honey brown through to almost purple streaks and at times can be a fairly consistent burnt orange somewhat like African Padauk. I think...
  35. Thread: Mmxx

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    So true, one only has to look at the property...

    So true, one only has to look at the property price rebound (before COVID) in suburbs in Brisbane that flooded. Its human nature to see advantage or opportunity and to underestimate the risk /...
  36. Jigs have a place but they cannot produce every...

    Jigs have a place but they cannot produce every grind possible. Its also a horses for courses thing as well, using a jig to maintain bowl gouges does become tedious when rough turning bowl blanks...
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    Vern, very nice boxes. The lichtenberg figures...

    Vern, very nice boxes. The lichtenberg figures look good as you have shown restraint in the extent and placement of them on the box tops. I will leave the "fractal burning" to those with the...
  38. Sorry! I'm honoured to have such a rare talent. ...

    Sorry! I'm honoured to have such a rare talent.

    Unfortunately the varying design dimensions of chuck jaw sets of the centre "hole" diameter and jaw thickness, from the various manufacturers...
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    An excellent example of what I was saying. Well...

    An excellent example of what I was saying. Well worth the refurbishment costs. The only draw back with older units like this is that our woodturning landscape has changed dramatically in the decades...
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    N.S.W. Yes all dealings have been very good, I'm...

    Yes all dealings have been very good, I'm satisfied that its all an honest oversight due to time pressures, no hassles or complaints from me, just a suggestion to reduce effort for Sveta and to...
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    When compared to the earlier M908 & M910's there...

    When compared to the earlier M908 & M910's there are not many design enhancements, that make them stand above a pre-loved M908 - M910.

    Yes the Quattro bearing headstock is good but there are...
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    N.S.W. Hi Greg, Can you update this thread please to...

    Hi Greg,

    Can you update this thread please to reflect the true pricing of the veneers and each pen blank. Details on sizes of sheets and prices per species will make it much easier for all...
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    Looks like the pulley was replaced during the VFD...

    Looks like the pulley was replaced during the VFD install. It would be possible to have a machinist drill the indexing holes in the top pulley IF it has a sufficient diameter to pair with the index...
  44. Well I'm happy with the Jet 10-20 and I was fully...

    Well I'm happy with the Jet 10-20 and I was fully aware of some owners experiencing accelerated wear on the height adjustment on that model before I purchased. Its done a fair bit of work...
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    Why do you ask Two Dogs? :D Secret squirrel...

    Why do you ask Two Dogs? :D

    Secret squirrel stuff, perhaps a HF lamination in progress??? :U or a snafu moment being hidden? :p
  46. This is for info only - from the Jet 10-20 Manual...

    This is for info only - from the Jet 10-20 Manual page 12 https://content.jettools.com/assets/manuals/628900_man_EN.pdf

    I think you will find similar instructions on drum alignment in the Jet,...
  47. Yes, I agree to a point, if they are abused! One...

    Yes, I agree to a point, if they are abused! One can't thickness thin veneer or thin boards (2 - 3mm) any other way! Try feeding it through a thicknesser! Whilst I have had success with 2 mm thick...
  48. I've had a good look at the QWS machinery on...

    I've had a good look at the QWS machinery on display at Turnfest each year. The machines all appear to be on par or better than the typical quality of the Asian offerings.

    I was specifically...
  49. QUEENSLAND I will take the spalted brown beech and the red...

    I will take the spalted brown beech and the red cedar please. IF postage to Townsville is practical and OK with you Troy. It should be light so practical unlike sending logs / billets. Shame Maleny...
  50. Not necessarily! There is still potential for...

    Not necessarily! There is still potential for mis-alignment of a steb centre held in chuck jaws. It all depends on the chuck jaw design and the "steb" centre design & if they are compatible, any...
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