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Member postings for Big Al

Here is a list of all the postings Big Al has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

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.

Al

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.

Al

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.

Al

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.

Al

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.

Al

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.

Al

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

Looks like oak to me.

Al

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

That’s awesome

Al

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.

Al

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

Blooming marvellous

Al

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.

Al

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

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

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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.

Al

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.

Al

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?

Thread: Wooden Mullions replacement
09/09/2016 06:42:26

My only suggestion would be is to make them yourself and that way you can make as many as you need, and they would be a lot cheaper than buying them. Also its not as if there not difficult to make.

Al

Thread: DVD/CD Racking
07/09/2016 20:56:26

Hi after a quick search I found some from a London supplier, click here to go to the fittings on their web site.

Al

Thread: ERCOL coffee table split
04/08/2016 07:29:52

Personally all that I would do is to strip the finish back to bare wood and re finish it and not worry about the splits.

There is a big difference between white spirit and cellulose thinners, white spirits is used on oil based finishes such as danish oil and varnishes, whereas cellulose thinners are for cellulose lacquers and paints.

Al

Thread: table saw help
27/07/2016 05:38:48

I own both a table saw and a band saw and use the table saw the most. Both have their uses, and both have their plus and minus points. Hard to say which one I would choose over the other.

Al

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