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04-19-2020 06:51 AM

My FART (found at rubbish tip) wood turned out to be interesting. - 2 replies

Recently I found a piece of trunk wood at the tip and bought it home.I had no idea what it was so went to the local Info page and asked if anyone had dumped this wood at the tip.It turned out to be “Japanese Pepper Tree”, I had never tried turning this wood so went back to the tip to find a smaller piece I could do a trial run on.Fi...

10-08-2019 08:39 AM

Drunken Cutting Board (a little different) - 16 replies

I made this one from the left over pieces of panel that the last ones came from.I thought it might be a bit small, but then what is size these days.The panels were Acacia and Hevea. Never heard of that timber before.The board is 12in or 305mm square and is finished with food safe oil. The difference is the cutting is done diagonally which...

05-15-2017 06:31 AM

Something my Wife made - 7 replies

I know this has nothing to do with woodworking, but for many of us our other halves contribute to some of the stuff we make.My Darling wife Betty is very talented and does a big range of Crafts, including Painting, Quilting, Mosaics, and all sorts of stuff.We were given this object a couple of months ago, and Betty decided th...

11-26-2016 03:54 AM

Look what followed me home the other day. - 7 replies

ACACIA ???????I found an Australian Wattle tree being cut down and noticed the dark centre. I immediately thought it would be interesting so I collected all the pieces bigger than 2 inch diameter. It turns very nicely but still has the sap running out so for now it is waxed on the ends. At the bottom of the stack and a couple of pieces o...

11-11-2016 12:36 PM

What is the best wood to get a 100% DYE penetration????? - 23 replies

Hi LJ’sI need to dye some wood that is 1/4inch thick and need to get a 100% penetration, that is complete change of colour.Can anyone recommend a type of wood that is suitable to achieve this, please????One I have thought about is Birch, but that is not available her in Australia, so I need to know what will work before I get any overseas ...

11-22-2015 03:52 AM

My Mate, Rockbuster. - 7 replies

Most of you won’t know this yet but Don has been suffering/fighting the big “C” for a while. He is now in Hospice at the Hospital and the cancer has spread to his brain.Don has been a great influence to me and was responsible for getting me started in Segmenting, which I really enjoy.My thoughts and prayers go to Don, Kathy and...

10-07-2015 11:30 AM

Recent Wooden Hot Rod Model ------ our Version - 11 replies

Many years ago my younger Brother and myself decided we needed to test our survival skills.We had the chassis of an old Vauxhall sedan and thought it would be an idea to put a bigger engine in it. And so the process began.The motor we used came from a utility that I rolled over and wrecked. (Imagine that)The only place we could fit t...

07-11-2015 02:33 AM

Eucalyptus Tree Burls/burrs - 6 replies

Hi All,I was recently involved in a discussion about how Burls form on Eucalyptus trees. Well, I Googled “Eucalyptus Tree Burls” before extending my opinion any further, and just as well because I learned something new this morning. It appears that Burls usually form from a Disease of some sort, or from stress to the tree...

01-13-2015 08:17 AM

WTB. Pure Black Ebony - 8 replies

I am looking for some pure black ebony suitable to use in Segmenting and was wondering if any of you have some laying around, or don’t need.Anything in the size 1/4in – 1in thick and 3/4in – 3+inches wide and at least 12in long would be ideal.Don’t want much do I?????Thanks in advance and happy to pay a reasonable price. ...

12-09-2014 11:17 AM


Some people reckon that Santa is a bit on the cheap side, and even worse names, But I reckon he is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME.The Cartons arrived yesterday and I finished the assembly this afternoon. It works so good.It is a Jet JPS-10-TS model.Mind you there was a bit of a trade off with SWMBO. But I love her very much.Hope you all have...

01-13-2014 11:59 AM

Watch out for Paypal Fraud. - 4 replies

Hi People,Please keep a good eye on your paypal accounts. I had mine hacked into yesterday and they got a few dollars. I had been receiving an odd phishing email which I forwarded immediately to Paypal. At no time did I open any links in these emails but the “BUGGERS” still got in. So please be careful. Cheers,Bob.

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