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Member postings for Julian

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Thread: Stuck Faceplate
03/08/2020 20:53:03

Hi David, welcome to the forum. Yes it is a bit quiet on here these days. You may find a way of locking the spindle under the belt cover on the headstock but if memory serves me this is a Poolwood mechanical variable speed lathe so be very careful of the pullies as they can break quite easily. Try some heat on the faceplate and soak it in WD40 for a few hours, it will come off but be careful when you persuade it. Julian

PS - a thin paper washer may stop it happening again

Thread: Default Re: Opinions on a decent 4.5" angle grinder
06/03/2020 10:57:25

Not sure how many members there are on here from Canada but good luck anyway. -- Julian

Thread: woodturner mag required
29/01/2020 11:34:27

Hi David -- I don't go back that far but try putting the request out on the AWGB woodturning forum, you may get a result. Best of Luck -- Julian

Thread: Shed Clearance in Bristol
28/01/2020 10:59:41

Hi Mike - Looks like you have some nice equipment there, may I suggest that as you have a lathe in there that you put a post on the AWGB forum site as there are a number of woodturning clubs in and around Bristol that may well be interested. Avon and Bristol woodturners would be one Burnham on Sea Woodturners Weston Woodturning Circle to name but a few. Best of luck, may be an idea to put some indication of prices as well -- Julian

Thread: wood vice recommendations
14/01/2020 13:37:08

Hi Robert - Just have a look on the Axminster website and I am sure you will find what you are looking for. - Julian

Thread: Band Saw B&B339
10/01/2020 10:35:53


PM Sent


Thread: Removing rust from hand tools
13/10/2019 11:43:47

No, it doesn't open for me either !

Thread: Saw doctor
13/10/2019 11:41:21

Bob - Do it yourself. You will need a couple of good quality files and an old boot fair saw for practice, by the time you have done it a few times you will be the expert. It will take about ten minutes per saw. Have a look on YouTube and search for Paul Sellers, there is a lot of rubbish on youtube but Paul is a master. Have Fun -- Julian

Thread: Someone to turn stair spindles for me!
17/09/2019 19:40:44

Hi Dave and welcome to the forum. there are one or two people on this forum also on the woodturners forum but you may wish to put the same question out to the AWGB forum and see if you get better results. Best of luck -- Julian

Thread: Emco Rex B30 planer thicknesser
11/08/2019 09:30:29

Hi Sorry I can't help on your model mine is a Startrite and about 50 years old, I had to shim the infeed table with shimstock to get it level but I am sure when you sort it out it will last for ever. Good luck with it. Julian

Thread: Want to start woodworking
12/07/2019 09:42:19

Hi Aodhan, I always recommend Paul Sellers to newcomers His Youtube site is brilliant his bench designs are good and he is a good teacher. Hand tools only which by the sound of it will suit you. Best of Luck -- Julian

Thread: Acacia wood beams
03/06/2019 20:20:05

Hi Alan -- I don't know much about Acacia but if it's for indoors you will need to do some research on the seasoning of this timber as drying out too quickly will cause it to split and buckle quite badly. If it's come straight from the sawmill I presume it will be quite green. -- Julian

Thread: Shed Plans
03/06/2019 20:14:10

Hi Jasper -- I can't comment on Ryan as I don't know his plans but there seems to be a plethora of companies about that will build you a custom made shed however it's not difficult to do yourself and will last a lot longer than most that you will buy. -- Julian

Thread: Workbench
03/06/2019 20:08:23

Hi John, A workbench is probably the most important item in anybody's workshop and a purpose made one will always be the best. Have a quick look at Paul Sellers You-Tube Site He has a couple of different benches on here all of which in my opinion are excellent and anyone can build them and modify them to their own needs and size.


Thread: I wanted to Sharpen a Pencil...
02/04/2019 10:36:30

Hi Wilf -- I used to do the same but now just use a chisel. -- Julian

Thread: Good Woodworking Issue 236 Jan 2011
20/02/2019 12:27:05

Hi Brian - Sorry but can't help with the Good Woodworking, you can only keep so many magazines and mine went to good homes back last year sorry. I still have The Woodworker going back to 2011 though but that's no good to you.


Thread: Power and heating
20/02/2019 12:22:25

Hi John, I think a chat with your electrician will be the best way to deal with this as there may be local issues with your supply. I have a separate 40A RCD going to the workshop via 12mm 3-core SWA (only because I already had the cable) you may get away with 6mm as you will probably only be using one machine at a time. I would definitely use electric heating in the form of oil filled radiators (your supply will need to accommodate this) as gas will create a fire hazard with airborne sawdust as will most other types of heating. Good luck with the build -- Julian

Thread: New to woodworking–need advice
05/02/2019 12:53:23

Hi Adam and welcome to the forum - I echo Brian but will also say that you don't need any power tools if you want to be a hand tool only woodworker, it all depends on your enjoyment level. Probably my most used power tool is the bandsaw, I don't own any Lie Nielson planes or chisels but I do have a number of old Stanley planes from No4 to No6 as well as shoulder planes and rebate planes. All of these are second hand but work extremely well, the same for my chisels. The other very important thing is your sharpening system, using sharp tools is so important. I have some very cheap chisels (costing about £1:50 each) but they have a keen edge and work beautifully although the backs did take a bit of flattening. I think you should decide which area of woodworking you want to get into and choose the tools carefully and if you need a special tool for a purpose then get it. Have a look at Paul Sellers website and YouTube channel you will find a wealth of good information on here Hope this helps -- Julian

Thread: Design and draw software
09/10/2018 11:31:00

Hi Mike and welcome to the forum - I am hopeless at using cad packages mainly because my need for them is so rare I suppose. There is one free package that people like to use and that is Sketchup, I think it's available on the google site. It may be worth you trying, there are lots of tutorials (good & bad) on UTube. -- Julian

Thread: Beginner
17/06/2018 16:43:51

Well I wish you luck with your build John, if you have ever done any woodturning you may have a look at Andrew Hall's website He is a professional woodturner and runs courses for his Blues Guitars. He had a series of tutorials in some recent copies of the Woodworker. He is up in County Durham. Julian

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