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Member postings for Derek Lane

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Thread: Ash natural edge bowl
04/10/2017 15:57:35

A nice looking bowl.

I do like a natural edged bowl, when I can get the right piece of timber for one that is

Edited By Derek Lane on 04/10/2017 15:58:00

Thread: Itching to do something
04/10/2017 15:56:18

I have not been in the shed for over a week and must get back out there again. But I know what you mean about reading books or magazines as they keep giving me ideas as well. The problem being is deciding which project to make next

Thread: Bandsaw boxes
04/10/2017 15:54:13

Very nice boxes, love the spalted one the best.

Just a small thing that I do when I make boxes like this is that I put two small stripes of wood under the draw part which helps lift the draw slightly so it sits central in the cut out just makes it look that little bit better.

Thread: Christmas woodwork
29/09/2017 14:05:25

Good idea David. May I suggest that when you get the glass insert that you drill a hole in the base to accept it that way they have to put the tea light in a set position and not be able to put it close to the back piece.

Thread: How many characters?
21/09/2017 22:29:33
Posted by Ron Davis on 21/09/2017 20:49:39:

I have tried to up load a picture and a description of m work and I find I cannot post as it has too many characters.

According to the message I got there is 1229 characters too many, and according to Word the piece I pasted was 1446 characters, are we limited to 215 characters? I have posted longer post than that in the past.

I cannot find any where on the site telling me how many characters I can have in one post.


I am not aware of any restrictions Ron and have know posts in excess of the 215 Characters maybe one of the knowledgeable on this subject will have the answer

Thread: Beech Hollow Form
07/09/2017 21:15:05

Just finished this one today made from Beech and measures 5" X 4". I had the pyrography machine last November as a Birthday present and have not used it that much, so it was a learning curve for me not just in its use but making my own curly wire shape.

Thread: Marking Gauge
06/09/2017 20:58:56

If it works that is the main thing David. I have one with a blade that I use all the time

Thread: Chestnut Burr
31/08/2017 21:45:44
Posted by sad sam on 31/08/2017 20:15:56:

This looks really good derek well done

I'm glad you mentioned putting wax on after oiling it I have not tried that put may do i have just finished a similar piece if just oiled it about an hour ago so if I'm not happy with it I will try your method and wax it

Thank you.

I oiled it with at least three coats until I had an even coverage then left to harden for 24 hours before applying wax.

What oil did you use

30/08/2017 13:54:05

Thank you Robin.

29/08/2017 18:51:32

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Thread: Half track
26/08/2017 18:00:25
Posted by Robin Buckland 3 on 26/08/2017 17:58:17:

Hello Derek,

Your M3 looks a real treat. thumbs up I am a military vehicle fan though not a woodworker and this looks marvellous. Can I ask how you went about the curved front mudguards?

Robin smile



Thank you Robin

They are from a solid piece of wood and cut on a scrollsaw and then sanded on a drum sander.

Edited By Derek Lane on 26/08/2017 18:00:53

26/08/2017 17:04:36

I have not posted much in the way of any woodworking/woodturning as I have been occupied with this little build. I do not keep a record of how long it takes but all I do know is that there are a load of bits that required making some on the small size.
The finished model measures 19 1/2" long 7 1/2" wide and 7" tall.
Made from loads of different wood out of the scrap box the most expensive outlay was the two cans of finish and not counting time.

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Thread: Acorn Smoothing Plane
17/08/2017 19:42:34
Posted by Ron Davis on 17/08/2017 17:46:50:

Derek, what are you doing messing about with my fantasy?

the nearest I got to that is a 100 year old 22" Record try plane for £9, I haggled it down from a tenner!


I did pick up a 071 router plane in mint condition with all the cutters, fence and boxed still with the original grease paper it was wrapped in but minus the instructions for nothing on freecycle

08/08/2017 20:42:52

Looking forward to seeing how it cleans up. Not sure about price as I tend to pick up planes for £5.00 and in a box just at the right place at the right time, all I need to find now is either a Clifton or LN for £5.00 OK that is pure fantasy that last bit.

Thread: painted hollow fortm
07/08/2017 08:50:05
Posted by gerald meager 1 on 07/08/2017 04:54:24:

Lovely turning Derek especially the finial I'm a bit of a purist and not into colouring wood I recently saw this technique demonstrated by mick Hanbury and it does look effective if thats what your into nice job well done yours ged

That was Dennis that made this piece Ged. I agree it is a nice piece, having seen this elsewhere I have already commented on it.

Thread: brass fixtures
05/08/2017 17:40:57

Have a look HERE on page 4 and scroll down

Or even HERE

The second one is Military brass fixings and is on page three there are 4 pages regarding Military brass furniture

Edited By Derek Lane on 05/08/2017 17:43:25

Thread: Poole Wood PW28-40 superlathe
22/07/2017 17:17:28

Have you got a motor rewind service near you that could advise you on the size of capacitor they may even have one in stock

Thread: Air Filter
10/07/2017 21:37:27

Have you tried these people send them an e email that is if they are still going worth a try

Thread: Nu Tool 12 Speed Pillar Dril
09/07/2017 22:20:55

I doubt if any parts are still available but have a look here and possibly contact them

Thread: Win with Irwin
30/06/2017 13:17:11

Always nice to hear someone has won on a competition. Well done Julian

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