Here is a list of all the postings steve h has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Dust extraction fire risk|
A very good question and maybe something that others are not aware of.
I have been running plastic ducting for some time and have just moved house (July) and I am still trying to get my workshop up and running.
I have trebled the length of my ducting and I also have the same concern.
I had seen other postings in the past, about running a copper cable down the ducting, but have the same question of where and how it should be earth bonded?
I run mine through a cyclone system and dump bin before it gets to the extractor itself - I am not sure if this makes any difference.
Can any one help??
Thanks - Steve
|Thread: New Technology.|
when I was looking for a table-saw, i had seen this on a US site I like to visit and actually got in touch with the company to see if they would ship me one - it them came up at they are not CE certified and that precluded them from distributing in the UK & Europe and the costs to ship from the US was also prohibitive - even if could save me a finger - it just cost to much at the time.
They also said that they had looked to certify but thought that it was just far to expensive and a real obstacle to trading in Europe.
Its a real shame - it looks a very well made saw that can also save you from serious injury.
Edited By steve h on 20/10/2011 19:56:41
|Thread: Unable to post using a Windows 7 laptop|
Are both your machines running the same browser - more thinking of if you are running IE9 on your W7 box -
IE9 has loads of settings that need to be changed - I swapped after the update to Opera and never looked back -
I would try another browser first as a process of elimination!
|Thread: And the next on the list|
|Your like a production line Mailee - I cannot believe how fast you knock everything out!|
|Thread: Christmas Complaint|
I love Christmas to Paul - as I am sure the rest of the guys do - but I like my Christmas to start in December -
I appreciate your comments Al - I know that many of the retailers make the mass majority of their profit during the festive season - I think they could still wait until at least early November though -
|Thread: Bigger chips than Mcains|
Hi David - much the same response as everyone else - I am up in Lancashire go to a great club - there is always good banter but nothing like what you appear to have been subjected to.
Don't let one bad experience put you off -
|Thread: Christmas Complaint|
Actually - have you seen the Christmas subscription offer flashing on this website on the left hand side - Merry Christmas - haven't even got to half term yet!
I always wondered what Santa did for the rest of the year - did not think he would a wood turner though!! (sorry Bill)
Yes Sam - I think it is a frustration of most adults with kids (and probably those without), I cant remember where we were the other day - but they had their Christmas Tree out - how bloody ridiculous is that?
|Thread: Dust Extractor|
Hi Paul, if you look at my pictures - I have made a lot of postings about this in the past - and like Simon - it became quite (and still is) an important issue within my workshop.
I have an Earlex wet and dry vac for general cleaning (vacuuming) - these are really cheap and has served me really well for over the five years since I started my hobby.
For my ducted system I run a Camvac twin motor unit connected to a cyclone system - this really works and I am going to buy the smaller cyclone for my earlex - keeps your filters clean and suction at maximum.
I also run an overhead filtration system to remove those really fine airborne particles that escape all my other extraction systems -
Overkill - possibly -
Would you drive with bald tyres on your car or use electrical equipment in the bathroom (I hope the answer is no?) -
The first time I really noticed was when I came out the garage to blow my nose and find that most of it was wood dust -
Just type into the search part of the forum - dust extraction or cyclone - there are loads of postings from the members -
Hope this helps -
Well done Paul - only took up turning myself this year as well - many of the lads on this site including Derek said to me at the time - "Keith Rowley" - it is available in book and dvd from Axminster - ok he may not be young and trendy - but the basics he teaches are superb - it taught me from the outset and I think it is brilliant for all new turners - although a lot of modern turners don't use a supported bevel all the time -
its the best way to learn first - then you can be more exotic later(if thats the right phrase?)
|Thread: Oak units|
when i do get chance to log on (even though I don't post anything) - I always enjoy looking at your work -
Excellent as usual -
Thanks - Steve
|Thread: Bud vase|
Looks like you do better with your one hand than i do with my two - don't fancy breaking mine though to just to see if it helps!
|Thread: Earring stand & weather station|
|Nice work Simon - really like the use of modern technology to get the template - never thought of using visio - will have to see if i can get a copy (sorry Bill) (Gates that is!!)|
|Thread: New Workshop|
HHhhhmmmm - Thanks Simon - keep that one under your hat!
Thanks Julian - feel kind of self ostracized!
Your right Bill - I am.
The collision course is winter time - first frosts etc and i want it all up and running so I know my equipment will be OK?
Its taken me a long time to get all this kit and i don't want it spoiling with cold and damp conditions.
Still been going to my turning club once a month - very frustrating when you cant turn a damn thing though - its been like that for three months now - fourth month this Friday!
I am getting withdrawal symptoms
Not been able to get in for last five nights either due to other (family) commitments - it just increases the frustration - still, i do get a chance to get on the web for an hour or so - now ive got the little one down for the night! (my little angel - sometimes!)
Hello all -
Sorry, I have not posted for some time, nor have I had to chance to get on the site that often -
We moved house on 8th July - it took me two weeks before moving to pack and dismantle all the equipment and since we moved in, there has been a lot of jobs to do at home, plus sorting out the garage to completely convert it into a new workshop.
Its been hard going, I have lost count how many times I have moved everything.
Started by cleaning and preparing the floor, which is painted, then put a full vapor barrier around all the walls.
Then built stud walls to take the 6mm ply and insulated with rock-wool.
I have also done the open trussed ceiling the same way.
I still have only one socket and one light - so my next job is to install 10 double sockets - 4 tubular heaters and 4 more twin fluorescent light fittings.
I then still have all the ducting for the extractors and to build myself some storage cupboards
Having fun - will post some more stuff later - probably December!!
|Thread: What You doin|
Hi Derek -
we moved home on the 8th July - have been trying to get my new garage into some sort of shape - have put DPC on all the walls - put studding in and now need to insulate before I panel it all off - then the electrics - then the ducting!!!!!!!!!
Have run out of money so having to wait until I can afford (with permission) all the materials I need.
Hopefully be up and running before November (if I am lucky?)
|Thread: Finished at last|
|I would just like to add my thoughts as well Al - lovely piece - you have every reason to be proud of this work.|
|Thread: Curved end sideboard|
Hi Big Al,
That looks fantastic - I love the lines and how you have made the draw fronts follow the curve is - very elegant.
I would be proud to own such a piece - never mind make it.
|Thread: Woodfest Wales|
Used Little Sheffield for many years and although I missed her at our turning club, apparently, she does go to some club demos where you can get a bit of extra discount to (allegedly?).
|Thread: A message for George|
Just to let you know guys - IE9 is a nightmare and caused no end of issues on my servers - decided to go with OPERA - great web browser - has a turbo facility for slower Internet connections and also checks your spelling as you type!! - how good is that!!
Just an alternative if you need one?
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