Here is a list of all the postings derek willis 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: What timber is this?|
have to agree with Al. Oak it must be.
|Thread: Looking for a high quality hammer drill|
Did you read the original post?
Did you read the original post?
|Thread: Paid woodwork projects to fill spare time - liable to income tax?|
Nothing more to add, except I concur with John's last paragraph.
|Thread: Adjusting planer blades|
I found that the best way to adjust, was to make sure both beds were level
I have a steel straightedge,(an old 600mm. planer blade) which I held to the
beds, I then raised each end of the blade until it caused pressure against my
straightedge, and tighten up,never failed.
|Thread: This months GW|
Woodwork in your own workshop. be it large or small, being able to use your
own tools and machinery is a joy to behold, once you have experienced the
thrill of making, there is no going back, my experience, athough trade based,
was gained by asking, reading and trying out, until I could see a piece of
furniture in an antique shop or on the net and simply go and make it.
The love of wood and making will never go away.
GW was always the best of them all especially in the hands of Nick.
I agree with you Ron, where are the posts these days, so very few
when at one time it used to take so long to read all the new posts every day.
John, there is little more to say after Derek's comments, but, log onto and
join "Router Forums", to my mind this is he best anywhere, vast and worldwide,
basically USA members but a Canadian site, I know members from Australia, Africa,
Croatia, and so many more. You will learn a lot.
|Thread: Mini drawer chest in mahogany with side magazine slots|
An easy and interesting project and useful too.
|Thread: Removing self adhesive glue from disk sander|
There is nothing better than Cellulose thinners.
|Thread: The Tower|
Derek, that's a lot of work , but someting of beauty at the end, most unusual.
Edited By derek willis 1 on 24/03/2018 11:13:09
|Thread: Planer sharpening jig.|
Edited By derek willis 1 on 22/03/2018 09:46:44
|Thread: making small mouldings|
You must first make a tunnel to fit the product, an opening in the centre to allow cutter entry and dust extraction, clamp to your router table against the fence in an appropriate position and then just push sticks of timber through to mould the edge, catch at exit or it will go to the end of the workshop.
Edited By derek willis 1 on 18/03/2018 12:03:06
|Thread: How to identify the quality of pine flooring|
Sue, All wood will darken over time unless sealed, obviously hardwood is preferable
to any other, but at what cost, I would not go down the screw route, it would be quite
ugly, nail it and punch in the heads, glueing will stop any surface noise such as
squeaking and access will always be difficult with a double layer anyhow.
The boards you have shown are about the average for flooring grade timber, as an ex builder, I can
assure you that what you have shown will be quite adequate for the purpose.
All standard flooring is Deal or what is known as softwood, hardwood will be extortionately expensive
lay these boards, hire cramps and tighten up the joints 3 or 4 boards at a time, hire a floor and edging
sander and give them the professional look when done, they'll look good and will last you all the time
you will need them, especially if you use flooring sealer or polyurethane finish.
Good luck with this project.
|Thread: Parkside (Lidl) hand held Belt Sander|
Like all inexpensive tools and machinery, they are fitted with basic brush motors which are always noisy, nothing wrong with this, in the main they will go on forever. I have had many of this sort of tool as well as the more sophisticated ones which are a lot quieter and grossly more expensive, for the amateur woodworker you will find this tool more than adequate if you don't mind a little excessive noise, if it works well then use it.
|Thread: Forstner bits|
Just as Ron says don't be put off, I bought a set from a local builders merchants
nearly 15 years ago, very cheap, still going strong, I have no trouble in keeping
I hope you all as members and staff all have a jolly good
Christmas and a profitable New Year in everything including
|Thread: Wedding present|
I like it, proper woodwork, and well done, a very fortunate young person.
Gerald, i don't know how cheap you are looking at, but there are several benchtop
models, all made in china, a bit noisy as they have brush motors, but all of them do
an adequate job, all for under £200. Screwfix sell a Titan model for £160. sufficient for
for all hobbyist and amateur craftsmen work. Just Google.
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