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Member postings for John Kinch

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Thread: Setting up shop ~ part 2
09/02/2008 21:05:00
I only buy a couple of tickets for the big one towards the end,to win it you have to be in it.
08/02/2008 20:58:00
Hi Sparky , Best of luck in the lottery tonights euro lottery is something like 93million.
08/02/2008 20:14:00
Hi Sparky, Thanks for your reply,my workshop is 20ftx9ft. so I can see you would have a space problem. Before building the workshop I used my garage and that was a real pain removing the car,setting up the saw or router table then cleaning up and sweeping to replace the car for the night. Now I've retired I've been able to spend time building a proper workshop at the end of the garden and it's insulated and double glazed for comfort.
07/02/2008 21:26:00
Hi sparky, sorry but pictures are not yet available. If you require information on the machines then email the company as I did. They are very helpful.
07/02/2008 20:49:00
Hi,  I'm Nearing the end of building my new workshop and have purchased machines from the Italian company Damatomacchine advertised inThe woodworker magazine. The tools have arrived and I have been trying them out. I bought the Discovery 260/7" which is a 5 function saw/ planer/thicknesser etc. a DM2 dust collector and a wood lathe with copying attachment all for around £1300. That includes shipping to my door. Has anybody else thought about buying any of these machines? I can vouch for their solid cast iron build and promp srvice from Damtomacchine.
Thread: Georgian-style bell-top clock
02/01/2009 13:44:00
Thanks Ben. I came to a sudden stop with my three grandfather clocks for the kids. The movements have become very rare and are very expensive when you can find them. Thanks again, John kinch.
01/01/2009 15:09:00

Hi I went back to the article for this clock for plans, but the relevent pages had a cross but I could not open them. Can anyone tell me please how can I see the drawings and diagrams for this clock. I like making clocks and am thinking of starting anew project.

    Jonh kinch.

Thread: damatomachine
16/12/2008 18:19:00

Hi    As you know, I bought a multifunction machine from Dammatomacchine and have tried all the functions. The moulder function on these machines is a bit scarey and I was advised by Axminster tools it was too dangerous to use. The accessory block supplied is a smaller size than standard, but cutters appear to be standard.

Slotting attachment seems ok, using the side table supplied. I tend to use my morticing drill for making motice and tennon joints, so I rarely use the attachment on the multifunction machine.

You have not filled in your profile so I don't Know where you live. If you are not too far from Romford Essex, maybe we could get together and try to resolve yor problems.

          John Kinch.

Thread: Remote switching
26/11/2008 12:16:00
Hi, after reading the posts on remote switching I bought one for my extractor and found it could not turn the extractor on becuase the extractor has an NVR switch which needs the electomagnet inside to be enrgised as the button is pressed. The only answer appears to be to by-pass the wiring to the NVR switch to use the remote control socket I bought.
Thread: Advice on bandsaw blade pls
25/11/2008 16:28:00

You also need to check the tension of the blade is adequate.


Thread: Bench Drill
25/11/2008 16:24:00
Hi all, I have had a Nu Tool CH10 for about 15 or so years now and the plastic support for the guard broke but I made a stronger replacement from tuffnel. Then the chuck was rubbish so I bought a larger one which I eventually got running true. But it has served me well but is now under powered for me so I am looking to buy the Ryobi 5530L as mentioned on a previous posting.    J.Kinch
Thread: damatomachine
10/11/2008 20:31:00
Sure ,I'll share sketches but which sketches do you mean?  John.
10/11/2008 14:02:00

Hi ciceu, I have bought from damatommachine Amulti functio machine as well as a wood turning lathe and an extractor. The multifunction machine I bought was model Disco 5/260 super.It has cast iron tables and is a lot of machine for the money.I must admit that the machine is very basic and could do with some updating. There is no indication for adjustment to the infeed table of thicknesser. The spindle moulder is smaller in diameter than standard, as is the bore of the cutter block. firm pressure is required when clamping the thicknessing table or it will slightly lower itself while cutting.

But generally their machines are well built and very sturdy being made of cast iron.Just afew niggles as with all machines none are ever perfect.

                                                                                     John kinch.

Thread: Indexing jig.JPG
15/10/2008 18:56:00
I did have to keep the arm as short as possible and tighten up the pivot pin to eliminate movement. It feels very firm. What I'm trying to find now is a way of fixing a chuck to my tailstock for drilling turned parts. Unfortunately I have afixed live centre on a threaded shaft, as found on some cheaper lathes. Can anyone point me in the right direction. The Turners Retreat catalogue shows a toolpost version but is a bit pricey, you have to also buy the post to fit your lathe post holder.
Thread: help
08/10/2008 18:40:00
hi I've just modified my B&Q Pro router to increase the depth of plunge by half an inch by cutting down the body of the dust cover, which is the stop for the plunge. The collet now comes through most of the table plate  and finishes almost flush with the surface of the table top.    John Kinch.
Thread: Woodex 08
04/10/2008 20:34:00
I went to the Woodex Show today and thought it was worth a visit. Charnwood were there but I can't remember seeing them at the Ally pally. This show was smaller than Ally Pally, but still worth a visit.Sip tools also had a stand. Turners Retreat and Robert Sorby were also there.   John Kinch.
02/10/2008 16:24:00
The Winter Woodex Show is on this weekend and I'm planning to go on Saturday, I hope it will be worth while, it's a 2 hour drive from Romford.   John Kinch.
Thread: Can any one help
26/09/2008 18:50:00
Thanks Mark, I didn't know how to get the correct page in the link.     John Kinch.
Thread: Have you cleaned your lathe lately?
24/09/2008 20:17:00
Hi, I started to clean my lathe and found the headstock centre and tailstock centres were not properly in line. i eventually stipped the whole lathe down and re-assembled it checking for squareness and alignment as I rebuilt it. Now it is correctly aligned. But it took most of the day to do,but well worth it.    John kinch.
Thread: Can any one help
24/09/2008 18:54:00
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