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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...
  2. 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 /...
  3. 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...
  5. 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...
  11. 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
  13. 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,...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Great advice on material handling. Also a good...

    Great advice on material handling. Also a good idea to keep away from direct sunlight and strong sources of UV light.

    Board movement is also an issue I face regularly when laminating up boards /...
  19. That though had crossed my mind, but like many I...

    That though had crossed my mind, but like many I "assumed" that the boards were flat. :- As they say "assume = ass out of U & me." We all learn from "others mistakes."

    As I said before the good...
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    A lot of brands disappeared from Bunnings stock...

    A lot of brands disappeared from Bunnings stock catalogue after Masters came and went. "Minwax" for one. The lack of choice of retailers and Australia's relatively small market, increasing domestic...
  21. This is the prime reason that I prefer to use...

    This is the prime reason that I prefer to use sleds for cutting very small components accurately.

    Firstly its much safer, as a sled offers supreme control of work holding and accuracy IF the...
  22. I guess it boils down to how much and what sort...

    I guess it boils down to how much and what sort of "spindle turning" do you wish to do. If you are mostly a bowl turner then as Crocy says, its in the chuck for one offs, then a chuck style steb...
  23. Actually thin kerf blades do reduce load on the...

    Actually thin kerf blades do reduce load on the motor (& batteries) and thus current draw, & is why the manufacturers have developed a range of thin kerf blades for "cordless" power & table saws....
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    I'll put my money on Allocasuarina luehmannii -...

    I'll put my money on Allocasuarina luehmannii - buloke or bull-oak, Bulloake ... as it has the quite visible and tell tale scribbly background. Hairy Oak does not have that.
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    N.S.W. Sent you another PM with preferences. 50mm wide...

    Sent you another PM with preferences. 50mm wide to what ever will fit in the box for width & length, I'm very flexible as I'm more interested in colour. I've received veneers from a commercial veneer...
  26. Thread: Maple maple

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    Nice to work, the stuff I have came from a 10 pin...

    Nice to work, the stuff I have came from a 10 pin bowling alley floor.

    Nasty to recover the wood tough as I've never seen so much steel in a wood floor, bolts, screws, nails at 150 to 200 mm...
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    N.S.W. Greg, I've sent you a PM. I would be happy to...

    Greg,

    I've sent you a PM. I would be happy to purchase a fair bit. If they are in 1m lengths, 350-400 mm would be my preference but 500 mm for postage or even left at 1m if postage rates are...
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    DONE: I received some of Tassietimbers Red Gum Squares...

    I received some of Tassietimbers Red Gum Squares the other day, very nice stuff.
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    Holcombe's article appears to be well researched...

    Holcombe's article appears to be well researched and a worthwhile read for any woodworker. A little out of reach for small wood shops and hobbyists but an excellent grounding in errors that can...
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    N.S.W. Greg, does Sveta have a list of veneers...

    Greg, does Sveta have a list of veneers available? I'm always on the hunt for contrasting veneers but I do not require "face grade" as I use the veneers in laminations. So 'downgrade" veneers are OK...
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    Not true! It may be partially true if and...

    Not true!

    It may be partially true if and only if a test cut is made to verify the length and only if the toe of the stop is closer to the saw blade and the measure has been calibrated with that...
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    They may have been made in far, far, eastern...

    They may have been made in far, far, eastern Europe!
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    Identifying & Controlling Errors

    From the K3 flip stop thread, Its a long one but well worth the read! (I hope!)

    Derek must have had a long day when he mentioned 3 degrees and not 0.3 degrees as shown on his Wixey gauge or...
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    Derek, must have been a long day. I think you...

    Derek, must have been a long day. I think you mean 0.3 degrees not 3 degrees, as shown on your Wixey gauge or similar.

    Chris, If it was out 3 degrees you would have discovered it long ago one...
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    :) Mistletoe burl.

    :) Mistletoe burl.
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    Its smaller sibling is OK for those with a...

    Its smaller sibling is OK for those with a limited budget and floor space. W688 - TS250RS Panel Saw | Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse The redesigned sliding table overcomes most of the hassles of the...
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    I don't have a half speed grinder, but do have a...

    I don't have a half speed grinder, but do have a conventional 8" Abbott & Ashby grinder (purchased long before slow speed grinders were commonly available to the hobbyist) set up with the BG100 mount...
  38. Thread: level ends

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    I hear of so many pen makers blaming the pen...

    I hear of so many pen makers blaming the pen barrel trimmers for a poor finish or "blowing out blanks" whilst trimming. If you choose to use the pen barrel trimmers keep in mind that they use a...
  39. Hi Rob, not good to hear you have been through...

    Hi Rob, not good to hear you have been through this, but great that you are now in recovery and hopefully helping to build the "herd immunity." I too have suspected that CV-19 has been about in the...
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    Any time that allows one to escape from the...

    Any time that allows one to escape from the pressures of daily life in the present COVID environment is time well spent! Even if it does not get much work it is a worthwhile project in itself.
    ...
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    Northern Silver Ash Pens.

    Itís a pleasure to work with a great natural product - wood! More particularly any wood in the Flindersia family that has been expertly milled, and treated well post the saw!
    In this instance...
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    A fresh cut end may assist with ID. It appears to...

    A fresh cut end may assist with ID. It appears to have a pronounced medullary ray feature, but difficult to say with any certainty what it might be.

    Apparent density? Hardness? Smell? Feel (i.e....
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    A very under rated wood. Lovely to work & turn....

    A very under rated wood. Lovely to work & turn. Looks like you are keeping busy. Great shame we can't meet up again at Maleny this year.
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    I agree 100% with Doug's statements. This is not...

    I agree 100% with Doug's statements. This is not revisiting the Saw Stop pro's & cons, just commentary on our perceptions of safety.

    We must be always mindful that all tasks we undertake with wood...
  45. This may be of interest - 250mm 10″ 2HP Planer /...

    This may be of interest - 250mm 10″ 2HP Planer / Thicknesser with Spiral Cutter Block 25-010H by Rikon – Beyond Tools
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    :C :C Nah! :no: Won't be injecting bleach...

    :C :C

    Nah! :no:
    Won't be injecting bleach any time soon either! Someone needs to take Trump outside and give him a few of these. :doh::doh::doh::doh: :doh:
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    Talking with a long time neighbour who is a...

    Talking with a long time neighbour who is a purchasing officer for QLD Health the other morning. He says there are far more greedy price rises on PPE in the order of 1000% or more for some items. I...
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    This brought a big smile as I remembered one of...

    This brought a big smile as I remembered one of the stories the late Neil Scobie like to tell. :U

    Neil was of one of his trips to town where everybody seemed to be much more friendly than usual...
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    PM John.G on these forums. He has access to...

    PM John.G on these forums. He has access to Turpentine & may already have what you want.
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. You could try J & C Thin Timber Supplies in...

    You could try J & C Thin Timber Supplies in Gympie. I met up with them at the Maleny Wood Expo last year, very good range and great people to deal with.

    Contact details are in the 2019 Maleny...
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