Here is a list of all the postings Derek Lane has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Carpenter's Workshop clearance in Bideford this Saturday 2nd December|
Have changed it for you
|Thread: Table saw / extensions / sliding beams .|
I see what you mean.
The only thing that I would do is build a trolley for the saw so that the machine sit in it with the table level with the built cabinet giving a larger surface you can also build a custom fence system. To over come the problem of the table not being long enough can be sorted by putting a folding piece behind.
|Thread: Coloured Box|
Again not very arty or difficult like many I have seen but the Pyrography machine did get used and took some time to do all of the dots, the Japanese writing was a quick job and took a fraction of the time I was going for a totally black finish but with the burnt dots giving the pot texture. Well I lightly sanded and liked the effect that was produced. I used spirit stain for the red and a gold guilt for the rest did not like the very bright gold so took that off and painted it red again with the spirit stain then re applied the gold letting the red show through which gave the desired effect.
|Thread: Record Power BS9 or BS250?|
Thank you Mattias, the problem with wood is the grain especially when making small parts.
I don't think it will make a lot of difference having a quick release tensioner especially if you use the saw on a very regular basis. I only ever touch mine when changing blades
Hello and welcome Mattias.
I use to build model boats as well but went into woodwork I still build models and I use a floor standing machine which can take a minimum blade of 1/4". But then I also cut larger pieces as I also do woodturning and prepare blanks from logs.
I can't comment on what the two machines are like having never owned either of them but as long as the larger of the two sizes suits your needs then go for that even if it does not take the smaller of the blades. You will not want to resaw very thin as the wood will need sanding or planing to clean it up before use.
To give an idea at the wood I have cut on mine take a look at these two models I recently made some of the wood is as small as 1/16"(sorry still measure in imperial).
This model half track is 19 1/2" long to give an idea of scale and the second one again is about the same length.
|Thread: Some more of my tools now in my collection|
Looks like you will soon have a good collection. Some of those tools will look good once you clean them up and last a while.
|Thread: Half track|
Thank you Peter. Due to packing up work for health reasons I need something to keep me busy this is one of many that I have made the last being the Australian Prime mover which was in the woodworker magazine
|Thread: Wedding present|
Even though the design looks very simple and elegant the skill involved to make it look a great piece is admirable. You have pulled it off a treat and well worth all of the skill you put into it as well as the love for Daughter.
I can see this being in the family for a long time
|Thread: DeWalt DW62 Circular saw|
I own a Skil saw and find it does everything that I ask. But I do not use it that much due to the type of woodwork that i do mainly toy/model making, turning and carving not so much of the last one but still enjoy doing it.
I also use to work in a tool hire and sales place and sold many of the Skil saws over other makes with very little complaints about the machine. You will always find someone who can't use tools correctly which was what most of the problems were
|Thread: Ash natural edge bowl|
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|
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|
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|
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?|
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|
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|
If it works that is the main thing David. I have one with a blade that I use all the time
|Thread: Chestnut Burr|
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
Thank you Robin.
After making the half track I needed to do something simple so I have just finished this bowl made from Chestnut burr and measures 9" X 4 1/2" Finished with a food safe oil/Mineral oil and then woodwax 22 paste and hand buffed.
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