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Thread: Great high chair for my buddy
28/08/2019 12:06:33

Hello George, You are probably going down the best route, whilst it is is always good to show-off

the things that you have made, I think a lot of skill will be needed.It's been half-a-century since

I needed one and I seem to remember that the end-user (baby) used to get it in an atrocious mess

best dealt with via a pressure washer, whilst plastic has no hidden places to secrete food to ferment,

good luck to you no matter what route you take.

Derek.

Thread: Bandsaw - Ripping down
06/04/2019 10:11:30

Keep a separate blade for ripping, when a blade has been used for shapes etc.

it will not follow a straight line very easily, this is what I have always done, 3teeth

to the inch, as wide as you can use, and start off with a new blade, you shouldn't

go far wrong, I have ripped dozens of metres of old Oak (which is what I used

mostly,) like this.

06/04/2019 10:10:58

Keep a separate blade for ripping, when a blade has been used for shapes etc.

it will not follow a straight line very easily, this is what I have always done, 3teeth

to the inch, as wide as you can use, and start off with a new blade, you shouldn't

go far wrong, I have ripped dozens of metres of old Oak (which is what I used

mostly,) like this.

Thread: No new post regarding wood working
26/03/2019 09:36:05

Mina, It all depends on your space and your finances, the bigger more robust machines capable of using

a wider blade, will give you more satisfaction and better finish.

As for maker, you pays your money and makes your choice, just avoid the very small budget machines,

I had an Electra -Beckum with a 7 " cut taking a maximum of 3/4" wide blade, for many many years,

and I really loved that machine, it was in use constantly day after day.

Get out there and have a good look, don't go cheap.

Derek.

Thread: Wooden Bench Screws
23/01/2019 09:46:02

Steve,

I would try a silicone spray, sold in aerosol form, available from merchants and B&Q.

works for me for various similar applications.

Thread: What sort of glue is likely to be used to join these wood pieces together?
21/01/2019 09:46:32

Yeagh! that's what I found.

21/01/2019 09:46:31

Yeagh! that's what I found.

Thread: Belt Sander.. Branded or non branded one?
29/12/2018 09:46:01

One of the very best.

Derek.

Thread: Removing rust from hand tools
26/12/2018 10:11:32

There was a video on here some years ago, about using a 12volt battery

and 2 electrodes connected placed either end of a tank of solution, place

tools in, and turn on. Must be on the internet, so search.

Derek.

Thread: Crucible
15/12/2018 09:21:55

Gets better and better, very skilfull.

Derek.

Thread: Tea Lights
04/12/2018 10:03:14

Well done Mike, a pity more people don't think like this.

Derek.

Thread: Record player cabinet
28/11/2018 10:05:31

Very satisfying, and lasts forever.

Derek.

Thread: Been a while
28/11/2018 10:03:10

Nice desk Al. Rustins makes a damn good finish very quickly, one of my favourites.

Derek.

Thread: Show in the south
15/11/2018 09:30:37

The venue was too expensive thus making tickets and stand fees far too great for

traders and public alike. For me it took three hours to get there from west Oxfordshire

by train and a small fortune in fares, but a very enjoyable day, always bought something

good there too.

Derek.

14/11/2018 09:26:34

We lost the best one at Ally Pally, so I don't think there is much, one, I believe at

one of the London race courses.

Thread: At The Going Down Of The Sun
01/11/2018 09:47:03

Great job Derek, you do some fine work.

Derek.

Thread: Making panel cauls.
28/10/2018 11:43:53

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Thread: Cabinet project - uneven boards
18/10/2018 09:29:21

Jas,

That's a tall order wihout the right equipment, find a machine shop and get them

to thickness the boards for you.

Derek.

Thread: Shabby chic vase
17/10/2018 09:29:35

A valiant effort Sam, very attractive.

Derek.

Thread: Cheapo Dovetail jigs
26/09/2018 13:30:59

Wilf,

I can see the way you are thinking, I was the same, when i needed a jig

I was reluctant to spend a vast sum of money on the best, my cheapo jig

worked o/k but there are drawbacks to the more primitive jogs, as I found

out. They are more difficult to set up and use, but as it is probably a one off,

go for it, I did and you very soon get used to the us eof it.

derek.

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