ROBBO'S BIG JOB

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WHY THE HELL AM I DOING THIS?

In 1999 Ian (ROBBO) Robertson of Cob & Co Woodturning got himself a big job to do for the University of Sydney (New South Wales, Australia). It consisted of a number of very large turned posts, the largest being 8.9 metres long x 300mm diam and weighed a little over 1 tonne. The order consisted of 16 of these large posts, 16 x 6 metres 16 x 4 metres & 16 x 2 metres.

Robbo's specially built, heavy duty, 13 metre long lathe, which he had recently constructed was about to be christened. The photo's on these pages give you a brief glimpse at the largest of the pieces and some of the statistics involved in turning them.

Click on any of these thumbnails to get the big picture

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There's more to come, so why not bookmark this page, and come back again soon.

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   Cobb & Co Woodturning
   2 Bayview Road, Toradin, Victoria. 3980. Australia.
   Phone:  03 5998-3614     Fax: 03 5998 3074
   E-mail: ozwoodturner@bigpond.com

WOODWORKING AUSTRALIA

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This site was last modified: Sunday, 25 October 2009