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Member postings for John F

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Thread: Valet Oak (Herrendiener Eiche), Wooden Valet Stand (Holz Stummer Diener)
15/09/2021 07:50:25

I agree compared to the sister site on model engineering this site is dead ! So few new posts or info, does not encourage one to look so much but I do look now and then —- wonder why ?

Thread: For Sale
12/02/2021 13:55:50
Posted by John F on 20/09/2018 00:47:21:

Scoring blade price £10 ONO plus postage at cost -- all sensible offers considered it needs a new home !


Edited By John F on 20/09/2018 00:49:09


NOW SOLD !  ------- is there a way of removing adverts ?

Edited By John F on 12/02/2021 13:56:38

Thread: Help Oak European V American White Oak
12/02/2021 13:50:14

I am not sure what the pros & cons are of the two species so would like some comments from our knowledgable team !

The use will be an open plan staircase and have been looking at material for the strings, most suppliers only have 32mm thick, finished, I would prefer it to be 40/45mm and the only one I can find who supplies this is in American White Oak. The width is 250mm [10"] and 3.6m long

I have made two stairways in the past but well spaced apart, one for my house about 45 years ago & another for my sons first house about 25 years ago, they were in Iroko & Pitch Pine respectively.

Thanks in advance for any info or advice.

Thread: Dremel Tools
14/06/2020 12:12:09

Hi Robert, I have several Dremel tools, a standard 240v tool plus a similar tool with a flexible drive to to the hand piece [probably 40 years old] not used much, the motor hangs up and the hand piece is quite small in diameter. Recently I purchased a cordless version for convenience, not as powerful as the mains version but very useful.

As far as noise level and considering the speed I do not find them overly noisy no more than I would expect. All mine are variable speed tools.

Just my 5 bits -- maybe it will help


Thread: What is it ?
14/06/2020 12:00:28

Thanks for the replies and Mych it seems is correct, I posted it on the sister forum for Model engineering [very active forum] and several came back with the same answer so passed the info to my pal.

Thanks again for taking the time to reply.


13/05/2020 14:10:25

Hi a pal has been clearing out his Dad's workshop, he was a woodworker/DIY chap and he came across the item below, asked me did I know what it was for -- no idea ! So wondering if the team has any input ??

It is about 20" long and the two timber parts are 2.5" square, it seems to be commercially made rather than home made. It may of course have nothing at all to do with woodwork but ????

Thanks in advance.





Thread: For Sale
20/09/2018 00:47:21

Scoring blade price £10 ONO plus postage at cost -- all sensible offers considered it needs a new home !


Edited By John F on 20/09/2018 00:49:09

12/09/2018 22:47:58

I have a Scoring Blade for sale made by Atkinson-Walker of Sheffield it appress to be totally unused and in original packing. I came with a S/H table saw I purchased but its of no use to me so any sensible offer considered.

Its 150mm dia 30 mm bore 4 mm wide carbide tipped see my albums for photos.

Please message me if you are interested


Thread: Something different
12/08/2018 10:04:12

Thought this might be interesting to members


Thread: Draper Vacuum filter
21/07/2018 10:02:15

Hi everyone Filter now sold -- parts still available FOC up to 1st Aug then I'll dump them.

Cheers John

18/07/2018 14:32:24

img_3543.jpgAn almost new Draper WDV1400 vacuum filter, it has had less than 1 hours use cost around £28 unfortunately the motor on the vac expired and a new one is not available so had to acquire a new vacuum hence the filter for sale. Price £10 ono + post at cost of free if collected Lancaster area

Also if any parts of the old vac are of use to anyone they are free but act soon or they will be gone to re-cycleing !

Thread: Staircase finish
13/07/2018 12:04:41

Hi all well thought an update on the outcome may be useful, while this project was underway I needed some oak for some specialised racking in the new shop which I had ordered from British Hardwoods at Cross Hills near Skipton/Keighley, not far from me, whilst there I saw some flooring etc they had in the showroom and this was finished with Osmo Oil.

After a conversation I purchased some and used this to finish the stairs, the result after 16 months daily foot traffic is indeed very pleasing, the finish has held up extremely well and from what I was told and seems logical application of a "booster" coat at some future time ought to be easy - time will tell on this point but I see no reason to doubt it. Three coats were applied in anticipation of the constant use.

No connection to any of the companies or products other than a satisfied customer but thought my experience may be useful to other members

Thanks again for the suggestions --- John

Thread: Elektra beckum HC 260 m plainer & thicknesser
19/05/2018 21:25:39

Mark, it will almost certainly be a capacitor start motor -- either don't pull the belt to start it or use GREAT care /I know of one person who lost a digit from his thumb doing this -- no give in V belts and pulleys !

However I digress but suggest you try Power capacitors or their subsidiary Transwave in Birmingham they will for sure be able to supply your needs.

Thread: Scoring saw
29/05/2017 17:53:08

Thanks Ron, I deduced that from info on the net and the machines that use them have 2 blades - the scoring blade and the main blade to cut through, but my saw is not capable of this unless you were to score the work first and then change the blade and cut to size? This seems to me not very efficient hence my question is it really any use to me? Any boards I would use I would probably cut using my track saw. Any more thoughts chaps?


27/05/2017 21:34:54

I purchased a Kitty combination machine some time back and found in the kit that was with it a scoring saw blade by Atkinson Walker. Having looked up some info on the web I wonder if it actually has a use on my machine?

Any help or info gratefully received. Thanks in advance John
PS more pictures in my albums


Thread: Dangerous practice
10/04/2017 09:09:58

Gerald, yes well said and this applies to plunge or track saws as well ! Recently I was useing my new toy to crosscut some worktop, the off cut was not properly supported just hand held by me and another at the last moment the saw nipped and leapt off the track etc fortunately no damage other than a chunk out of the track----so lucky were we !

Please take Gerald's warning seriously. John

Thread: Rocking horse
02/04/2017 10:40:26

Sam that is superb, my congratulations it sure makes my meagre efforts look pale in comparison ! Must try harder !

Thread: Staircase finish
21/12/2016 18:35:01

Thanks Derek I will look into these finishes, not heard of the melamine one before. John

20/12/2016 23:41:42

Well a little advice needed, I have not made this staircase but it will be fitted in our new retail shop, its made of redwood with ash treads.

The treads have anti slip inserts at the front and it all complies with current building regs.
However I intended to finish with something like Ronseal or Blackfriars satin coat but then realised it would not be tough enough to stand heavy traffic in this environment so have been considering a floor varnish for the treads which will be gloss I guess and then a satin coat for the banisters and balustrade that surrounds the loft area.

Well any thoughts or advice gratefully received form members

Merry Christmas to all John

Oh! just finished another rocking horse for a wee lass for Santa to deliver

Edited By John F on 20/12/2016 23:42:44

Edited By John F on 20/12/2016 23:43:36

Thread: Extractor Problems
05/12/2016 18:55:01

Hi Ron, thanks for the input it does say on the Charnwood site "Supplied with 'indestructible' steel fan " how indestructible I wonder ? guess it means its pretty tough but I will not put it to the test !


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