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Member postings for Big Al

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Thread: Replace Your Old Wardrobe With Stylish Clothes Rack (kleiderständer)
13/05/2021 07:03:39

Hi Julian

it does look like there aren’t any moderators on this site, I still pop in from time to time and yes, things are good at my end, hopefully they are good at your end too.


01/05/2021 19:15:15

Did you not realise that this is a forum for woodworkers?

Thread: Hidden control arm for plantation shutters
25/12/2020 20:17:42

I have found a company based in Northern Ireland that sells the hidden control arms. They are a lot more reasonably priced and only take a few days to deliver. Check out if you’re looking at making your own shutters.


08/11/2020 09:32:16

Hi guys

I am looking for some hidden control arms for plantation shutters that I will be making soon. The only ones that I can find are on rocklers web site and they are a bit on the expensive side, especially when you add international shipping (which they are unable to do at the moment), and tax. I would prefer to buy them from a uk supplier but have so far not found anyone other than rockler that sells them.


Thread: Star bowl 2
02/10/2020 13:30:00


Thread: SIP 01489 Bandsaw
10/06/2020 11:38:19

Send me a pm with your email address and I will send it to you


06/05/2020 20:07:47

I have received your message regarding this manual and I will try to remember to email it to you the next time I turn my computer on. Apologies for not doing it sooner as I have been a bit busy lately with private issues.


Thread: How is this made?
13/04/2020 13:21:20

I would say that it is an American black walnut veneered board, probably moisture resistance MDF. There was probably some walnut blocking inserted where the handles were machined prior to veneering.


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


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