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Thread: Wedding present
07/11/2017 09:27:24

Brian,

I like it, proper woodwork, and well done, a very fortunate young person.

Derek

Thread: wanted
06/11/2017 10:19:39

Gerald, i don't know how cheap you are looking at, but there are several benchtop

models, all made in china, a bit noisy as they have brush motors, but all of them do

an adequate job, all for under £200. Screwfix sell a Titan model for £160. sufficient for

for all hobbyist and amateur craftsmen work. Just Google.

derek,

Thread: Bandsaw boxes
04/10/2017 09:22:07

Nice bit of work Sam.

The Beech being Spalted enhances the projects.

Good job.

Derek.

Thread: basato 3 upper wheel tyre
26/08/2017 10:43:50

John, i had this problem at one time, I bonded the tyres to the wheels with contact adhesive, cut he tyre and feather the ends so that they join again with no visible bum, but stop using blunt blades and do not force timber through the blade.

Derek..

Thread: Straighten a plank?
24/08/2017 09:17:26

John,

The best way to straighten a plank, is to pack the opposite ends to twice the amount of the warp and then cramp the middle down past the amount of the warp, this because no matter how straight you may think you have it, it will go back a certain amount, thus by cramping past the error you alleviate the problem, damping the board a little and leaving for a day or two will do the job, then your biscuits will probably hold

It has worked very well for me a number of tomes..

derek.

Thread: Inward opening Window lights
12/07/2017 09:37:50

Hello,

I had inward opening casements on a very old stone cottage some years ago

they were stayed with hasp and staple.

Stiff hinges would be more appropriate in my view.

Derek.

Thread: DeWalt DW100 Bandsaw help please
26/06/2017 09:07:24

Hello,

The slot that you refer to is to take a mitre fence, pick one up anywhere,

they are all standard, or make one.

derek.

Thread: basato 3 upper wheel tyre
16/06/2017 09:22:49

John,

I think the advice to bond the tyre to the wheel is going to work, some years ago

I had my first 3 wheel bandsaw and had the same problem so i fixed the tyre to

the wheel with contact adhesive and never had the problem again.

Derek.

Thread: indoor furniture - settee seat frame
17/05/2017 09:22:58

If you are worried about that, put a centre brace between back and front.

Derek

16/05/2017 09:18:26

Wilf,

ALWAYS the greater dimension is the height to gain optimum strength

Derek,

Thread: Braced plank door
03/05/2017 09:16:20

Roland,

All sounds good to me, as for the latches, why not use traditional home/hand made wooden latches similar to a Suffolk latch, lift on the outside and a leather bootlace through a hole in the door to lift from the inside, I have made and fitted a number of these in the past to cottage doors, there is nothing more fitting.

Good luck and show pics.

Derek.

Thread: Finishing Table Saw advice
18/01/2017 09:59:14

I have always kept a Silicone spry aerosol in my workshop for

this purose, use on a previously sealed surface and the effects are remarkable.

Derek.

Thread: Turning salted silver birch
17/01/2017 11:27:36

Hello Michael,

I must say I feel quite sorry for you to be suffering with this and no hope of a qick cure.

I can only imagine that with the combination of fungal wood rot and the high intensity of

sap or the remains of, has done this to you. How long since thE felling of the Birch to

you using it?

I watched a pole lathe user at a wood-fest at the Arboretum near Cirencester a few years

ago, and he covered up completely cov\eralls, face mask and gloves, because of the toxic

sap being emitted of which there was a plenty.

Derek.

Thread: Need to replace switch on cutter
06/01/2017 09:22:26

Very wise and necessary words, Big Al.

Derek.

06/01/2017 09:22:25

Very wise and necessary words, Big Al.

Derek.

Thread: Some pyro work
04/01/2017 09:10:20

Derek.

Don't know much about Pyrography, do you follow transfers

of a sort to make the pattern.

Derek.

Thread: 2017
01/01/2017 11:07:58

A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS, NEW YEAR BOTH IN

WEALTH AND HEALTH TO ALL MEMBERS.

2017 WILL BE A GREAT YEAR TO MAKE A LOT OF SAWDUST.

DEREK.

Thread: Staircase finish
22/12/2016 10:08:50

John,

The finish i have promoted on a few occasions has beeen

Rustin's plastic Coating, which is a very hard two pack melamine

finish of immense strength, either use in natural gloss or dilute with

thinners to make satin.

Google Rustin's etc. and have a look.

Derek.

21/12/2016 11:06:20

John,

Try using either an epoxy finish or a melamine one, they are hard enough

to withstand traffic.

Derek.

Thread: Radiator cover
20/12/2016 09:41:29

Al,

What a superb job, and so unusual too.

Derek.

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