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    First bowl - finishing advice please

    Sorry, I didnt mean to start this but as we are here :-) I use epoxy too for the smaller spaces but i also found that clear resin that can be found in "artists suppliers" is good too. it is a two component resin that dries as clear as glass and as strong as the epoxy. I think its the same stuff...
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    Alien Artifact 2

    Hi JT, It is an interesting piece, what was the thought behind it? As good as it is I'd be interested to know "why"?
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    It's been a while!

    Sol Padouk and a small amount of messing with shapes:
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    It's been a while!

    Just two cones, turned to fit one another, from spalted beech and mokore:
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    It's been a while!

    Thanks Pete, I like to try and make the mushrooms as realistic as possible. The great thing is you can just let the fringes "shatter" and it works :-)
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    It's been a while!

    Hey Chas, Good to be back and hear from you! Life has a habit of keeping me busy but I'm back to the workshop at last. I guess my turning has come on a little. Thanks!
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    It's been a while!

    Hi All, Just thought I would drop by and say hello. When I work out how to post images I'll do it :-) Mick
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    First bowl - finishing advice please

    Hi Rob, I often mix brass or copper fillings with resin or hard setting glue to fill these gaps. You can then sand it and it looks awesome when polished. The advantage here is it is totally smooth and allows any number of higher gloss finishes.
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    Back on the boards

    Goeden Morgen Andrew! Het weer is best lekker he? Heb julie snieuw (cant promise my spelling is right tho)? Hi Ray, Nowhere special to be honest. I changed jobs within the company and its been a little hectic! I've not done too much recently but I'm getting back into the workshop more and...
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    Back on the boards

    Hi All, For those who remember me I just thought I would pop in and wish you a Happy New Year! I'm looking for a new chuck, or possibly a new lathe, so I popped in to trawl the threads. Good to see you are still here and knocking out some great pieces. Cheers, Mick
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    I might need a new lathe?

    Hi Guys, Thanks for the tips! I'll go do a bit of window shopping and let you know (as it is my 40th this year and I'm trying to convince the good woman to let me spend loads of money!!) Mick
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    I might need a new lathe?

    Hi All, I need some advice please. My current lathe is an ageing Myford that I inherited from dear old Dad (circa 85?). Its great but the motor sits directly to the left of the headstock. This means that if I want to rotate to turn big stuff and bowls I need about 24" clearance behind the...
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    A useful site to bookmark

    Nice site Chas, cheers!
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    Project for the missus?

    Hi All, As some may remember I'm not much more than a begginer myself and have learned a lot from some of the old sweats on here :-) Despite this I'm trying to teach the wife how to turn now (keep the giggling down at the back!). With a roughing gouge she managed to get a decent cylinder out of...
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    Banksia nuts

    I've turned it several times and I like it. It does need the respirator though, especially as it has a lot of "hair" which floats around for ages (looks like the hair on the outside of bull rushes). I like it for making odd toadstools. I found they work best if you hollow them out then turn...
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    Woodturning Clubs

    Look in the Yellow Pages under Undertakers or Funeral Directors :-)
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    Woodturning Clubs

    I'm a member of Radius which is the National club for the Netherlands. We have "chapters" and I belong to the Amsterdam one. I joined to learn from others and develop my skill whilst chatting to like minded people. Unfortunately it hasnt really lived up to my expectations and seems to be more...
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    brass filling

    Nice one guys, ordered and waiting ;-)
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