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Member postings for Big Al

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Thread: Wood Garden Structure
07/02/2020 17:51:52

Depends where you live, I would never recommend having timber delivered as you won’t have any control over what you will receive.


06/02/2020 18:47:29

If using oak make sure that it is either European or English oak, american white oak won’t last as long.

other alternative timbers are sapele, utile or iroko.


Thread: Drilling through hard wood
21/01/2020 21:48:23

I would probably do this on my pillar drill with either a forstener bit, or a lip and spur bit. Also a slow drill speed would be better as a fast drilling speed would probably burn the wood. Also if drilling into doweling you would need to put the doweling into a wooden v block to stop it from twisting when you plunge the dill bit into the doweling.


Thread: SIP 01489 band saw
03/10/2019 19:50:35

Hi, send me a private message with your email address and I will forward you a PDF file of the manual.


Thread: New to woodworking–need advice
05/04/2019 06:35:29

Hi Adam

Before you fill up your wall space it might be a good idea to paint your walls and ceiling white. I have found that this helps with the lighting.


Thread: Things to know before purchasing RouterTables.
08/03/2019 20:32:43

To be honest the best router table that I have ever come ac4oss is the one that I built myself. It is based on the deluxe router table by the new Yankee workshop.


Thread: back issue
24/01/2019 21:42:27

It shouldn’t be too difficult to make one just using the photo as inspiration, that way you can make it to a size and timber that suits you.


Thread: Record player cabinet
27/11/2018 18:01:12

I have just finished this cabinet for my record player. Made from purpleheart and finished using rustins plastic coating and burnished to a high gloss finish.


Thread: Been a while
27/11/2018 17:58:40

It’s been a while since I uploaded any photos and this is a desk that I made earlier this year. Made from Oak and elm and finished using rustins plastic coating.


Thread: membership
29/08/2018 19:21:02

I have also noticed the lack of posts but I must confess that I am guilty of this myself. Unfortunately most posts don’t inspire me to usually reply, and I can’t remember the last time I saw any projects that were inspirational.

I can remember a time that this forum was very informative and very busy, but not for a long time.


Thread: What timber is this?
15/06/2018 16:19:28

Looks like oak to me.


Thread: The Tower
26/03/2018 20:56:53

That’s awesome


Thread: Scheppach blade alignment
29/05/2017 14:25:15

Check that the slots are square to the bed using a framing square. If they are then put the square against the end of the bed and slide it to the blade to check for square. If everything is aligning correctly and square then your slots are parallel to the blade. If not then loosen the bolts holding the bed to the machine and adjust. Once it is all aligned then tighten your bolts and everything should be fine.


Thread: first atempt at colouring
09/03/2017 20:55:52

Blooming marvellous


Thread: Need to replace switch on cutter
06/01/2017 07:26:38

Personally I would buy a new switch and fit it. If you ever need to cut the power to the tool quickly it's easier to let go of a switch than to find and turn off a switch which is on the power cable.


Thread: Radiator cover
20/12/2016 07:08:06

Here is a radiator cover that I made for some friends of mine.




Thread: Extractor Problems
06/12/2016 17:11:01

To be fair an extractor will never pick up anything dense and heavy. Even industrial ones never usually suck up screws or nails, just dust and shavings. The only time you hear a bang of any type is when a loose knot or dowel goes up the extractor.


05/12/2016 07:29:41

I have had a couple of these extractors in the past and had the same problem. On the ones I had there, where the pipe attaches is a metal cross covering the blades which suck the debris into the extractor, which I assumed was for a safety reason. I just cut them out and never had the problem again.


Thread: Danish oil
17/11/2016 06:53:29

No I wouldn't use it on a chopping board and to be honest I have only used an orange oil once many years ago and don't put anything on a chopping board these days.

Thread: Danish oil problems
24/10/2016 20:59:57

not something I have had a problem with, but then I usually use clear danish oil. It might sound a bit daft but did you shake the can before applying the oil?

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