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    Japanese irons for Western planes?

    Hi all,
    I know its a strange question, but i was just wondering if anyone on here has heard of any makers of Japanese laminated blades to fit Western planes?

    A quick search reveals Tsunesaburo...
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    As an update to the last post, tonight i finished...

    As an update to the last post, tonight i finished carving the other side of the face and fitted a set of glass and crystal eyes (made from a broken lightbulb and more painstakingly....from a quartz...
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    With a few more verrrrry minor tweaks i've pretty...

    With a few more verrrrry minor tweaks i've pretty much finished the first practice face and am now onto the second one

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    Slightly bigger this time and a long way from finished but its...
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    Some very subtle changes, but a bit of extra...

    Some very subtle changes, but a bit of extra refining seems to have yielded an improvement to the overall look

    Defining the eyelids a little more, evening up the width of the nose just above the...
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    Buddha Face Practice

    I thought some might like to see my first attempts at carving a Buddha face (face, not head - because i'm not confident enough on doing the ears yet....)

    I'll be updating it as i carve some more...
  6. N.S.W. Picked up the shoulder plane from the post office...

    Picked up the shoulder plane from the post office yesterday, no complaints here! :)
    Cheers
  7. N.S.W. I'll take the Veritas Medium Shoulder Plane if...

    I'll take the Veritas Medium Shoulder Plane if its still available :)
  8. QUEENSLAND I'd like the Bad Axe tenon saw if its still...

    I'd like the Bad Axe tenon saw if its still available
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    VICTORIA Hi Euge, i'd like to take the larger pair if...

    Hi Euge, i'd like to take the larger pair if they're still available!
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    VICTORIA Excellent! thanks Eugene, I'll be up soon to...

    Excellent! thanks Eugene,

    I'll be up soon to collect it and the pg :)
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    VICTORIA Hi Euge, i'd very much like to take the...

    Hi Euge, i'd very much like to take the supplejack burl

    Cheers,
    Damien
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    QUEENSLAND Not wanting to step on anyones toes, but if these...

    Not wanting to step on anyones toes, but if these are still available i'll take them
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    Some excellent sources suggested! I'll start...

    Some excellent sources suggested! I'll start making some calls come Monday. Fingers crossed the guys in NSW and Queensland are okay with sending it.
    The advice is much appreciated

    Cheers, ...
  14. Thread: Purple gidgee?

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    Purple gidgee?

    Hi all,

    I'm hunting for some purple gidgee/purple heart wattle/Acacia carneorum pieces and hoping someone on here might be able to help me out?
    Ideally i'd like 'log'/branch pieces so that i...
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    Where to get Huon?

    Hi all,

    I'm hoping someone out there can help me in my quest to get some huon pine for a carving project

    The final carving (of a lion) will be approximately 500mm high and wide by 300mm deep....
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    It looks quite similar to katalox (swartzia...

    It looks quite similar to katalox (swartzia cubensis)...do you have any idea how they compare as far as far as workability and available sizes?
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    Although i would think its probably Tasmanian...

    Although i would think its probably Tasmanian blackwood rather than gidgee (although some of the borders were dark enough for gidgee) i spotted this floor at a grand historic home in Kew, Melbourne...
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    Looks like some sort of cypress to me its more...

    Looks like some sort of cypress to me
    its more or less the standard traditional material for temple and shrine joinery along with Japanese elm (zelkova serrata)
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    How to recreate this finish/patina?

    Howdy folks,
    I'm presently faced with the challenge of trying to recreate a finish like the one on this table for a smaller stand of a similar style.

    The table is finished with multiple coats of...
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    According to Architectural Digest Russia (via a...

    According to Architectural Digest Russia (via a pinterest pin);
    "Havet'-Gunnar Dahl and Karolina Stenfelt worked together with designers and art directors...
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    Gabon/Gaboon/Black ebony - where to get?

    Hi all,
    I was just wondering whether anyone on here knew of anywhere in Australia that i could get some boards of black ebony? ideally pieces 3" wide and wider by at least 3 or 4 feet long and 1"...
  22. How is this done? - Complex rose engine turning

    Hello everyone,

    I've not had that much experience with wood turning in general much less with rose engines, but generally have a basic understanding of their functions, though earlier today while...
  23. Thread: Waving Engines

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    Waving Engines

    I'm not sure whether i'm posting this in the right area or whether it should be in the home made tools and jigs area, but either way i thought it was interesting and should be shared around.
    I've...
  24. Thanks so much! There's lots of useful...

    Thanks so much! There's lots of useful information in there, even to a novice like me.
  25. It is indeed! Going by the details written...

    It is indeed!
    Going by the details written about it on that page it sounds like its complete too which is nice

    Now for the other part....whether it can actually be fixed up to be used and...
  26. Is this salvagable as a user plane? -old Bailey 4 1/2

    Hi all,

    As a very new newbie to antique planes and handtools I can honestly say i have no idea what i'm doing and that I'm hoping someone on here might be able to offer some insight and advice as...
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    I'll look into it, thanks!

    I'll look into it, thanks!
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    It is indeed. Though i'm certain my idea on...

    It is indeed.

    Though i'm certain my idea on construction is off, i seem to recall having seen ripple mouldings attached to panels using sliding dovetails in a couple of historical examples of...
  29. Thread: Pearwood?

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    Pearwood?

    I was wondering if anyone on here knew of anywhere (within Australia) that i might be able to get some european pear wood from?
    Also, does anyone know of any other fairly close grained timbers that...
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    One area will likely be done using either bent...

    One area will likely be done using either bent lamination or a blockwork construction.

    I'm in agreement about the ply over solid wood for the panels, though i also need to be able to do sliding...
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    Noted. I'm planning on limiting my search to kiln...

    Noted. I'm planning on limiting my search to kiln dried timber rather than green material as i'd like to try to keep waste through warping and checking to a minimum ...and my track record on drying...
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    Tassie Oak - stability?

    Hi all,

    I'm planning to build a tool chest soon and am wanting to use quarter sawn tasmanian oak (or some other relatively cheapish hardwood) for it.
    However, as it will feature a lot of...
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    Would this work? (frame and panel plans)

    Hey everyone,

    I've started planning out my next (slightly 'ambitious'/overly complex and insanity inducing) project and am wondering whether my idea for making the doors would work.

    At the...
  34. Thread: Conkerberry?

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    Thought as much....just figured it was worth a...

    Thought as much....just figured it was worth a try since you never know what obsessive wood hoarding people might have stashed away/might be willing to part with for a price...
    I wouldn't mind a...
  35. Thread: Purple Gidgee

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    Noted. Purple/pink gidgee and waddywood continue...

    Noted.
    Purple/pink gidgee and waddywood continue to be rather confusing species to me.
    I have another piece that i also believe/believed to be purple gidgee though in light of the waddywood...
  36. Thread: Conkerberry?

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    Pm your price and some pics/dimensions when you...

    Pm your price and some pics/dimensions when you get back home fine sir?
  37. Thread: Conkerberry?

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    Conkerberry?

    Hi everyone,
    I was just wondering whether anyone might have any blocks, boards or uncut logs of conkerberry they'd be willing to part with (for a price or from the goodness of their hearts).
    I'm...
  38. Thread: Purple Gidgee

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    Just bumping this thread again. If there's...

    Just bumping this thread again.

    If there's anyone out there that could spare any purple gidgee pieces 5-15cm wide and up to that thick by about a foot long i'd be very interested in talking...
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    Brazilian kingwood is pretty much impossible to...

    Brazilian kingwood is pretty much impossible to get in useable sizes these days, but mexican kingwood (a close relative in the dalbergia family) can still be bought in the states and imported...
  40. Is West System epoxy compatiable with BoteCote?

    Hi all,
    I'm very much a newbie to the world of epoxies and resins and was just wondering whether its okay to use BoteCote epoxy to glue something thats been stabilized with West System resin? Or...
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    Though its not so much 'selling' an item, i have...

    Though its not so much 'selling' an item, i have gotten into hot water after restoring something for someone on one occasion.

    It was a Japanese 19th century lacquer chest of fairly high quality,...
  42. stabilizing horn? /is there anyone that could help me out?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm way out of my depth on this one, but i was just wondering if there was anyone on here that was really good with casting/stabilizing oily materials?

    I have a small piece of...
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    Forgot to mention in my earlier post, wet sand it...

    Forgot to mention in my earlier post, wet sand it using metho and steel wool....not water...
    The metho also seems to bleach the wood slightly depending on how aggressive you are with it, though i'd...
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    It looks to me like it might have been finished...

    It looks to me like it might have been finished with orange shellac originally. Have you tried using metho to see if it dissolves it at all?

    As for sealer coats to overcome blotchyness with...
  45. Ah, the impossible question! Though i don't...

    Ah, the impossible question!

    Though i don't have firm dimensions decided upon just yet, i'm wanting to use it for resawing into veneer to cover part of a desk top about 120cmx60cm or so, using...
  46. In an ideal world i'd vastly prefer ceylon...

    In an ideal world i'd vastly prefer ceylon satinwood, or west indies satinwood, as i already have a few plainer boards of each, though if there's another reasonably hard, pale timber with a lot of...
  47. Ceylon satinwood burl and satinwood veneer?

    Hi all,

    I'm currently looking to buy some solid burly ceylon satinwood blocks as well as some satinwood veneer (ideally fairly wavy grained).
    I'm hoping some generous soul out there might be...
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    What type of press is this?

    Hi everyone,
    I've been trying to find out what type of press is featured in this video on working tortoiseshell but have had no great success.
    It looks like a book binders press on steroids to...
  49. I'd get in touch with custom stamp makers to see...

    I'd get in touch with custom stamp makers to see how much it'd be to have one made up for you.
    If you'd like to go the entirely in house route though you could take a mild steel blank, say 5mm...
  50. As far as i was aware nearly all of the antique...

    As far as i was aware nearly all of the antique ones about were also made with veneer?

    Would you not 'simply' do the traditional approach to veneering over solid wood -

    "veneer over a solid...
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