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Member postings for Steven

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Thread: Trying to register on getwoodworking?
27/06/2015 14:43:19

Apologies if you have been trying to sign up to the website recently and can’t get passed the ReCaptcha function, which is the box on the register page that protects us from spam and abuse, as it is playing up, it’s the box that tells us you are not a robot.

I appreciate that this must be frustrating; it has been logged with our technical team. so will be fixed soon.

Thanks for your patience.


Thread: What forms of woodwork
26/06/2015 19:45:10

A specialised form of box-making is a good description Paul, with the added challenge of acoustic quality.

Finishing a working musical instrument must be hugely satisfying.

Thread: Anyone near Aylesbury tomorrow?
26/06/2015 19:34:20

Exhibitions like this must be few and far between Paul, woodworking, music and history!!! have a great day.

If you hear of any other shows or exhibitions, particularly the specialist ones which I probably wouldn’t pick up on, let me know, I’ll add them to the events diary, maybe a little earlier next time though eh!

Thread: What forms of woodwork
25/06/2015 18:50:30

It’s furniture/cabinet making for me, some time or should I say too long since making a piece though. It seemed a natural progression from my carpentry background.

No spare time right now, not a good excuse I know, so it’s small bits and pieces for now but I do like a bit of basic turning, I started a Zebrano bowl a couple of months ago but still haven't finished the outside!!

Edited By Steven on 25/06/2015 18:51:50

Thread: I had a Go at Casting
23/06/2015 18:55:42

You’ve made some nice looking pens Derek, I’ve not tried pen making before so just wondered do you buy pen-casting kits or do you buy a mould and casting resin separately? I have dabbled a bit with polyester casting resin also adding filler powders, not so much colour but marble and aluminium and your right its great fun.

There are some interesting looking photo-luminescent pigments available for resin, yet to try them. Here’s some info.

Hope I’m not straying slightly off topic with this.

Thread: bb king Debbie Harry
23/06/2015 16:48:31

The likeness is spot on Robert, they are instantly recognizable and with fantastic detailing.

Thread: Steven's Crochet Hook
22/06/2015 10:01:20

Thanks Derek and Ray,

It’s made from Brazilian Rosewood, I wrote a few details about it in my original post “I made this for my wife, the tip is 3mm and its 190mm long – should have been 200mm but lost the handle end just as I was finishing off, hence the stump. It works well which means 2 and 4mm next”.

It’s holding up just fine Derek and the first blanket is well under way.

I think you are wise to keep this to yourself Ray as one just isn’t enough.


Thread: WorldSkills
21/06/2015 18:35:29

I agree Andrea that highly skilled professional people are often not recognised: non-paid or paid a pittance for their willingness to offer their time and expertise to encourage the training of the crafts, however it can be hugely satisfying to be involved in training or education, perhaps for the markers in competitions that is also part of the reward. It’s not enough I know and yes they should be paid.

Well I’m definitely up for doing something about it, but not quite sure where to start, any ideas?

Thread: Shared spaces
21/06/2015 18:22:42

That’s always going to be a tricky one Mark, who does what, what belongs to who and what do we share, tools and machinery I’d be especially cautious about sharing! That’s not so helpful I know but people do share workspaces so presumably it can and does work.

Thread: Another toy
21/06/2015 16:02:45

Lucky grandson, no doubt you had some fun with it yourself.

Thread: Turned Box
20/06/2015 22:40:56

A great slide show Derek and so very informative, you made more than one! I still like that spiked finial.

Thread: Weather Station
20/06/2015 11:54:15

Very nice weather station Ray, I like the two-sided aspect and a particularly nice piece of burl.

Thread: Turned Box
20/06/2015 11:51:36

I Like this a lot Derek, something totally different is fair description. That finial is great if not a little dangerous looking.

Thread: John Boddy Timber
18/06/2015 19:05:33

Hi Brian

I did hear of a move mentioned some time ago, so checked their website earlier today and found some details, it all seemed a bit vague but now the website seems to have been taken down. Have you tried giving them a call, if they are still around and lets hope they are! They probably kept the telephone number.


Thread: glazing material for double glazed unit in hardwood door
18/06/2015 18:03:59

It’s going to move Russell, part of the challenge/beauty of working with wood. Do you have a single panel and what size is it? Smaller panels will move less. Don’t reduce the panel gap 3mm has to be a minimum tolerance, this will depend on the size of the panel. The moisture content of the wood you are using will affect the amount of movement also, perhaps sealing the edges of the panel before assembling the door will help and it will make the movement less noticeable. What finish are you using?

I’ve not had a lot experience with external doors apart from hanging and easing them but these are a few thoughts, perhaps someone can offer more detailed advice.


Thread: Crochet hook
13/06/2015 17:28:47


Crochet hook I made for my wife, the tip is 3mm and it’s 190mm long – should have been 200mm but lost the end just as I was finishing off, hence the stump. It works well which means 2 and 4mm next, I think there’s quite a lot in a set.


Thread: wine glasses
11/06/2015 20:42:37

Practical or not, nice work Dennis. The off centre ones for me as well, I’m curious about how it’s done!

Thread: glazing material for double glazed unit in hardwood door
10/06/2015 17:24:09

Hi Russell

I have installed double glazed units in hardwood windows on a couple of occasions and found a fair amount of info online.

The depth of rebate is important, it should be at least 15mm. The sealed unit will need a minimum of 2mm tolerance between glass and rebate, 4mm at the bottom and must be supported with packing pieces, the plastic ones used for upvc are readily available. I used these at the bottom only to allow for movement of the wood frame but some say use them on all four sides.

As for sealing the unit from the outside most people recommend a suitable waterproof glazing tape/putty or silicone glazing sealant, please research very carefully as most are not suitable for double glazed units as they break down the bonding agent over time. Some ventilation to the unit in the form of slots or holes should be considered.

If you are looking for the rubber option for sealing you could try this LINK or similar as this is where I found the rubber seals I used between the casement and frame, some routing will be needed but this will be far superior to the self adhesive version.

When buying the sealed unit try to locate a manufacturer rather than buying through a glazing company, it will save you a packet.

Hope this gives you a start with your research.


Thread: adding photos to threads?
22/04/2015 11:55:09

Hi Russell,

The advice from Al and Julian is correct, however the edit button will only be available for a set amount of time after the post is submitted. I can’t change this but if you email the photo to me I will add it for you, alternatively you could add a new post to the thread with your photo included after uploading it to your album.



Thread: christmas greetings
18/12/2014 17:49:14

A Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year everyone.

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