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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 !


Thread: elektra beckum 315
05/12/2016 09:15:47

If it is the condenser I would recommend you contact Transwave (aka power capacitors), advert on this site. I had a problem wit the drive on my Emco lathe and was quoted a huge (can't remember prcicely but it was in the order of £40-50 ) price from the importers for a condenser, got two from Transwave for less than a tenner ! Excellent company in my opinion.

Edited By John F on 05/12/2016 09:20:46

Thread: Extractor Problems
05/12/2016 09:07:48

Thanks Al I looked at than and thought the same but decided to ask around before taking the plunge. Cheers John

04/12/2016 23:21:16

Hi everyone, I have a Charnwood W790 dust/chip extractor acquired S/Hand but it seems almost unused, however I am experiencing a a problem !

Its fine with sawdust but when used with the planer or thicknesser even with fairly small cuts say 0.5 to 1mm the chips block the 100mm tube where it enters the fan duct on the machine.

It would appear that the vents are the problem?

Any comments ideas gratefully received

Cheers John

Thread: Spam ?
27/08/2016 23:13:13

Hi everyone I received a private message from Elaine Whitaker asking me to join another Facebook page etc

Has anyone else had this ? Is it a spam message ? Moderators might like to investigate.

On the sister site for model engineering there have been several spam attempts !

Cheers all John

Thread: kity best-combi 2000
01/08/2016 10:53:28

On a wing and prayer here but wonder if anyone has a tilting guide for the Bestcombi planer and if they have would that take some photo's for me?

Thanks in advance if anyone can help, these are no longer available and I can probably figure out a design it would be good to make a true copy.

Thanks John

Thread: Free Drawing Board
31/07/2016 08:06:25

Hi Gents, anyone interested in an ex GPO full size drawing board ? Free or a donation our hospice if you wish [St John's Hospice Lancaster] Donation not compulsory but it has to go by the end of August and the tip seems a shame.

Collection Lancaster just PM me if interested


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