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Member postings for Steven

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Thread: Relay Parquet Flooring tiles
18/10/2015 18:07:38

Hi David, Sorry to say I really can't be sure about that but think I used roofing bitumen as I was doing a temporary fix on my roof at the time and had some left over.

Thread: Help! Can't find matching beading
15/10/2015 19:39:27

Hi Garry,

Here's another, a little wider than you are looking for but might work, better be quick though, it's end of line.


Thread: Oak Dinning Room Table top how to join together
15/10/2015 19:03:54

Hi David,

To add to Julian’s advice I usually try to alternate the direction of the growth rings of each board if I can (matching the colour and the figure might be more important) this allows for any cupping to be balanced out, take a look at the end grain to do this.

Thread: Relay Parquet Flooring tiles
03/10/2015 17:19:22

Glad to help David, I should point out that this was a personal and not a professional opinion.

02/10/2015 20:13:56

What!! bitumen is 'not allowed in houses any more', is this for health and safety reasons or just that alternative (much more expensive) products are now available I wonder.

If it's not allowed, what a shame as it worked a treat as a moisture barrier and adhesive all in one, it's also reasonably cheap to buy.

I did exactly the same thing for myself about five yours ago and used the old fashioned method, it was easy to do and the floor still looks great, I would do the same again but I did make sure that the concrete was sealed as I think this might be why some blocks had lifted.


Thread: Goblet Competition Piece
02/10/2015 20:00:35

Hi Derek,

A very nice piece, the stem looks great, the mix of woods, techniques and colouring works a treat. The goblet bowl and I hope you don't mind a bit of constructive criticism looks a bit heavy for stem.


Thread: First Christmas present
24/09/2015 20:54:35

What planning for Christmas already!! I'm pretty sure it's still September, I take my hat off to you Derek.

Great to see some of your toy making again and as always you've done a fine job, those tyres in particular struck me as being impressive.

Thread: Fit for a Princess
19/09/2015 19:24:35

Definitely 'Fit for a Princess'

Thread: Coloured Sycamore Bowl
18/09/2015 21:41:36

You’ve done yourself proud Mark, that’s a fine looking bowl and thanks for the tip on the aqua inks.


Thread: A message from Get Woodworking
14/09/2015 19:35:05

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Thread: Fit for a Princess
12/09/2015 19:38:24

Enjoying your work in progress as always Mailee, This looks like a fun to make commission, will you be painting this one?

Thread: Two of a Kind
11/09/2015 21:31:00

I’ve a feeling you might be making more of these Derek, the kids will love them I'm sure, are they for the family? What a great way of using up the off-cuts.

Thread: club compitition
11/09/2015 21:11:35

Well done Robbie, you deserve to be happy, a nice vase and well made with an elegant shape. How deep did you manage to hollow the inside?

Keep going with the hard work I say, I can't imagine a day of doing nothing!!

Thread: Play Time
11/09/2015 20:31:35

Your colouring is coming on nicely Derek. You’ve done a great job with the guilding cream and the texturing brings out the colours well. How was the cheap Arbortech tool to work with?

Thread: Picasso in wood
04/09/2015 22:14:39

That’s impressive Brian. I like your style, simple but beautifully effective.

Thread: Apprentices can't always be fooled
28/08/2015 21:28:44

We’ve all heard of young trainee’s being sent out for sky hooks or a long wait, that sort of thing.

I recently heard a story of young man being asked to find a see through hammer, as the chippy kept on missing the nails, after some time he come back, and proudly presented a clear Perspex panel beaters hammer at great expense to the company, now that’s lateral thinking.

This might be an old one, I don’t know, but have you heard of any other similar stories?

Thread: Rescued Hollow Form
28/08/2015 20:33:47

That’s a fine rescue Derek and a nice hollow form, how did you cut the dimples?

As the saying goes, “when things go wrong the sign of a good craftsman is being able to recover from the work that didn’t go quite to plan”, or something like that !!!

I think you have done a great job.

Thread: A wedding gift
28/08/2015 19:40:20

My French isn’t all that so I had to ask google to help translate, that’s a nice gift Mailee.

Your freehand routing is great, do you keep the speed fairly low on the router?

Thread: Expanding Circular Dining Table
21/08/2015 20:09:12

Hi George

I have seen a few examples of expanding tables but this one is particularly elegant, I like the pedestal legs and the walnut curl is particularly striking, what a great commission, you must have had a fun time making this.


Thread: Computer desk
19/08/2015 22:28:49
Very nice desk Mailee, an impressive three days work. Hope the customer does a decent job with the finish.
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