Here is a list of all the postings Joppy has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Floor covering suggestions please|
I'm taking on a garage as a workshop, currently getting it suitably wired up (you can never have enough powerpoints) and painted (it was black but becoming white. At present the floor is covered by a foil insulate and a thick carpet. I don't think this is workable and am looking for a flooring that would be easy to lay, hard wearing, and easy to sweep up. Can I ask what you use, or can reccomend?
|Thread: Rexon Bandsaw Spare Parts|
I recently broke the dust outlet on the bottom casing of my Rexon BS3050AL floor standing bandsaw (didn't allow enough clearance when moving something) and would like to obtain a replacement. My local dealer doesn't handle them, nor do Axminster. Any suggestions? Thanks in anticipation.
|Thread: Thin Section Hardwood Sources?|
I checked out the idea in Paul Bodiam's post, and, for a hobby user like myself, it comes too expensive. I'll be butt jointing, as suggested.
I am currently able to plane/thickness for my own needs, but sometime next year I lose my garage and shed through moving accommodation, so won't be able to do that any more. I am thinking that I might find a local group (Ipswich Makerspace looks useful) that I can latch onto, and go in that direction.
Having to downsize my workshop I'm thinking of making smaller objects (trinket boxes, picture frames, etc.) which will need thin section woods, 1/8in to 1/4in for example, but I see Hobbies only do these in narrow planks of 3 to 4 inches wide, while I may need wider, up to 8 or 9 inches . Rather than going the butt joint road, is there a supplier who can provide such widths. I don't want to use ply, except where it won't matter.
|Thread: Broken Screw in Awkward Place|
I have a I inch brass screw snapped of flush, about 1 1/2 inches into an internal right angle joint, which needs removing as I can't reposition the fitting. I have a screw extractor but can't get at the thing to use it. Any suggestions?
I have thought of using a plug cutter to drill down round the screw and re'plugging the hole afterwards, would that work?
|Thread: Rexon Bandsaw Spares Problem|
Well, who would have thought it needed a trip to the cycle shop to sort out a power tool problem. Rexon gave me a call and said that the right bit had been sent, but that I needed a set of bicycle tyre spanners to lever the protector onto the wheel. Ten minutes struggling found it in place. Saw now back up and running.
Ten years ago I bought a Rexon bandsaw from a certain large DIY centre. No problems until the blade started running eratticaly recently. On opening up, I found the tyre on the upper wheel had been cut in two and come off. Replacement needed.
That's where the trouble starts. The manual only lists a part number for the whole wheel assembly, not the individual pieces. I obtained the recommended wheel protector from Rexon Spares in Rotherham, and can't get it onto the wheel, it's too small!!
Axminster don't supply, nor can Power Tool Spares. Rexon still have to get back to me.
I'm in the middle of a project and need the saw. Any suggestions?
Thanks for any input.
|Thread: Dropside Cot Fittings|
I've been asked to make a child's cot for my son. Does anyone know of a supplier of the rods and catches needed for the drop down side? My normal Google searches haven't helped.
|Thread: Log Box|
Finally, I'm managing to getting back to some practical work in the garage. Here's a picture of a recently completed log box. Very simple, from cheap ply and pine, but I got to practice tapering, grooving and haunched motices. Next time it will get more complicated.
|Thread: LASER CUT FRETWORK QUERY|
Does that imply that I can't use my planer/thicknesser either?
I have quite a bit of repetitious fretwork to cut in thin(ish) ply, and was thinking of getting it laser cut professionally to save time with my fretsaw. Has anyone had any experience in this, and is it economic for hobby use?
|Thread: Oak to dispose of|
I have a small amount of oak in 1inch planks about 6 feet long in various widths, along with a couple of 2 inch ones, to dispose of. It's been sitting in my shed for some 8 years unused, and I need the space.
Probably enough for a medium sized bookcase or similar.
Offers in region of £200, buyer to collect. situated in Suffolk.
|Thread: Vintage Practical Woodworking mag.|
I've been trying to complete a set particular issues of the above from the 1980s, carrying two series of articles on old furniture. One called 'Furniture from Stately Homes' and the other 'History in the Making', published between 1981 and 1989.
I just missed a batch on e-bay, as I was working when the final bids were due, so hope someone can give me a source for these old magazines. Any suggestions will be gratefully followed up.
|Thread: ETSY selling site|
Has anyone tried selling their items on the ETSY selling site for handmade craft pieces? I've heard a bit about them recently and could be tempted.
|Thread: Dovetail Jig Guidance|
Thank you, I'll investigate all the mentioned models.
I'll shortly be in the market for a dovetail jig. Which can you reccomend (or not)from your experience
|Thread: Name the Period|
I agree that 'modern' doesn't seem right. After all, it won't be that in another 100 years, will it? Perhaps it should only be used for the 50 years before a present date.In my mind 'art deco' and 'art nouveau' are styles rather than periods so I was fishing around for a generic name to cover the era as a whole. I know it would take more powerful influences than our little forum to get a recognised title. I just wondered what others thought.
A little more thought shows that a lot of periods are named after the appropriate monarch(s) so how about 'wINDSOR'; Didn't George V change the family name in WW1? That could bring things right up to date.
While I was reading a book of designs from the '20s and '30s this morning it ocurred to me that there is no generic name for that period. We have Victorian and Edwardian, but what follows? We can't call it Georgian really can we? That would get too confusing, and using the Art Nouveau title is too narrow in scope. Any ideas?
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