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Member postings for Woody Al

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Thread: Good to be back
04/12/2012 07:38:26

Good to see you back Jan.

Thread: My mid life crisis!
04/12/2012 07:36:43

Very nice! Does this mean less time in the workshop?

Thread: segmented turning demo
04/12/2012 07:35:01

Good luck Dennis!

Thread: Urgent help !!!!
17/11/2012 16:42:36

Thanks lads. That should keep me busy for while!

17/11/2012 11:49:11

Does anyone know of any good articles on calculating cubic footage / meterage?

Thread: Finally got these fitted
13/10/2012 09:10:33

Thanks Mailee. I'll remember that for future projects.

10/10/2012 20:49:07

Hi Mailee. soft close even better. How do you go about fitting those sorts of hinges to a face frame?

10/10/2012 18:16:15

Nice work. What sort of hinges did you use?

Thread: The Woodworker Index
04/10/2012 21:59:56

Thanks for this Danny. I for one will find it very useful. I have been subscribing to the woodworker for years and often find it difficult tracking down articles.

Thread: Ironmongery Direct
16/07/2012 08:33:17

I have had some good experiences with Ironmongery Direct too. They are great when there are no problems to sort out. But when something goes wrong the service, in my experience, is next to useless. I have several expensive cabinet products (Ironmongery Direct own brand to value of approximately £500) which failed almost immediatly due to poor manufacture, bits not fitting etc. It's been over a year now and no solution has come from Ironmongery Direct. I've called them numerous times but still nothing. Very dissapointing service.

On this basis I would not use them again. I would certainly never buy any of their own brand products.

06/02/2012 09:16:11
I've had some bad experiences with Ironmongery Direct. Some of their own brand fittings are very badly made and they are not cheap either. When I've tried to sort out problems with their customer service they haven't even bothered to reply. To date I've sent them four or five emails along with photos detailing problems and they haven't bothered to reply once.
 
I won't be using Ironmongery Direct again. Very poor service!

Edited By Albert Wickes on 06/02/2012 09:16:53

Thread: Newby requiring advice on Rexon
11/12/2008 20:12:00

Hi specialbeat (is that a breakfast serial? )

That looks like a nice lathe. If I was buying it I would bid up to about £55 or £60.

Thread: Workshop lighting
22/10/2008 18:47:00
Just to follow up on an old thread. I settled for a couple of anglepoise type lamps cheap from argos. They do a good enough job of lighting the bench and the rest of my workshop is lit with a couple of florescent tubes.
Thread: Which disc sander?
22/10/2008 18:42:00

Hi Richard and Baz,

You have the right idea. It is the bench top type disc sander that I'm after. I had not thought about making my own. That is a good idea but I don't have a lathe.

I have been looking at a machine mart model and a record power model that incorporates a belt sander. Any other recommendations?

Al

Thread: Dovetails - Easy peasy!!
22/10/2008 18:33:00
Thanks Richard, they have always worked well for me but I suppose it's a case of each to their own.
Thread: DISPLAY CASE
18/10/2008 21:07:00
Well, you've done a great job Chris. Can't wait to see your next project in the gallery.
Thread: Dovetails - Easy peasy!!
18/10/2008 20:19:00

No harm in reading books OPJ. Just make sure the read to do ratio is about 1:6 for softwood and 1:8 for hardwoods

18/10/2008 20:07:00
OPJ, who would qualify as a dovetail king then? Sounds to me like you've been reading too many books
Thread: DISPLAY CASE
18/10/2008 20:05:00
I see what you mean Chris. It must be satisfying at the end of the job when it all comes together. Do you have to make much tooling for the spindle?
18/10/2008 18:42:00

Great work there Chris. Must be hard getting your head around those curves.

How did you go about planning this? Was it drawn up by hand or did you use some kind of cad software?

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