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G'day from downunder

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself Forum' started by Ian de Courcey, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Ian de Courcey

    Ian de Courcey New Member

    Hi Guys,
    Been turning for a while but haven't done any segmented stuff yet but looking forward to giving it a go.
    Hail from Townsville in tropical north Queensland and have lots of great timbers to use but mostly hardwoods so need lots of sharp tools :)
    Cheers, Ian
  2. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum, lots of experience here so if you have any questions feel free to ask, you surely will get your answer. If you haven't down loaded give it a try out the software they all have a thirty day trial.

    Be aware segmented turning is very addictive.

    Take a look at the follow along project you'll get a feel for what your getting yourself into :)
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  3. Lloyd Johnson

    Lloyd Johnson Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the Woodturner PRO community, Ian. You join a long list of Australian users of the software, although I don't recall if there are any in your area.

    My wife and I are making our first trip down under next month. Our only trip north with be to Cairns and fortunately it doesn't look like it was unduly affected by the typhoon. We're also going to Melbourne, Sydney and Ayers Rock before leaving for New Zealand.

    Please don't be shy about asking questions and make sure you visit the new forum named 'Follow Along Projects' where you'll see a number of examples of beautiful projects being built start-to-finish. Here's a link to the forum:
    Title: Follow Along Projects
  4. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum.
  5. Ian de Courcey

    Ian de Courcey New Member

    Thanks Lloyd, I'm looking forward to using the software and getting into the nitty gritty of it all.
    Townsville is 350KM (220 Miles) south of Cairns and I did live there for a period a long while back. Very pretty area and some really nice timber is sourced from the area although most of the major logging has now been stopped. Make sure you call into Tolga Woodworks if you go to the Atherton Tablelands which is on a common tourist circuit from Cairns to Mareeba to Atherton and back again. They actually sell timber as well as many turned and crafted pieces which may tempt you :)
    There is a lot to see there and I'd recommend you have a look at this site if you are not on a fixed itinerary. www.athertontablelands.com.au/ You will also hit the best weather for this area and I am sure you will enjoy your visit no matter what you manage to get up too.

    Thanks for the link Lloyd, I will definitely have a look there.

    Thanks also to all who have made me feel welcome on the forum.
    Cheers, Ian
  6. Strite

    Strite New Member

    G'day Ian.

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