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Member postings for Julian

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

Thread: Happy New Year All
02/01/2018 16:34:38

So do I Derek, so do I !! It was sadly lacking in 2017 for various reasons but we should be clear now to carry on as we were in 2016. Have a good 2018 Derek, see you on the other forums. Julian

31/12/2017 12:56:45

I would just like to wish all of the members, staff and viewers to this forum a very Happy and Prosperous 2018. Happy New Year All -- Julian

Thread: Looking for Ryan Davenport
20/12/2017 10:57:53

Hi Michael - I am not sure what Ryan is doing these days as due to personal circumstances he has withdrawn from official activities and we haven't heard from him for a while now. Derek's link is a good idea if the query is awgb related otherwise you may have to look further. Julian

Thread: Small Table saw 10ins
21/11/2017 12:41:36

Hi David and welcome to the forum. In answer to your question I think the reply would have to be "use a router" for several reasons. Dado sets can be extremely dangerous and have to be used unguarded, all of the suppliers that I have seen say that they are not suitable for machines that employ electronic braking on the spindle. All machines supplied in the EU must have electronic braking as I understand it (or at least that is what my suppliers in work have told me). I went down this route many years ago having watched Norm Abram on the goggle box but now find that my router and a few cutters are much safer and more controllable than a dado set would be. The choice obviously is yours in a hobby situation but just remember that when you switch off the machine the blade will be trying to undo itself and a dado set will have much more torque than a single blade (flywheel effect). Julian

Thread: Acorn Smoothing Plane
09/08/2017 12:16:34

Hi Dave, I have seen these in the boot sales for a similar fee so probably not out of the way. My Son is living in Bangkok and says the same about tools it just adds to your luggage weight when going home, he tends to get his friends to take stuff out to him when they visit and get a free hotel ! -- Julian

Thread: Win with Irwin
03/07/2017 12:36:44

Thanks Derek, it's a nice clean cut with a fine kerf so yes - a good win

29/06/2017 13:16:59

A big thanks to Tegan Foley and the team at The Woodworker for running the magazine competition in June. The Irwin 165mm x 1.8mm 24T Saw Blade arrived this morning in good shape all ready to be fitted, It will be interesting to see how it compares with the existing B&Q Special (not that there is anything wrong with this one). -- Julian

Thread: Marc's carving
15/01/2017 16:44:31

Marc -- Good to see you back after such a long time. Hope things are ok with you, if I lived a bit closer I would offer to do some retrieval work on your old PC and get your data back. So long as the hard disk is ok it shouldn't be too difficult I am sure the grandchildren will be able to help you. Looking forward to more posts -- Julian

Thread: Staircase finish
24/12/2016 16:41:35

I would go for the Rustin's as well, once cured it's like a diamond.

Thread: Circular wooden column
13/12/2016 12:41:36

Hi David - This one is not as easy and straight forward as it may first sound. You may well find that the roller will need to be crowned and it will probably have a square shaft running through it so the roller will either need to be breached or done in two halves after milling the centre hole. I think most of the mangle rollers were made of Beach. I only repeat this because I have read it from posts on the AWGB Forum recently. I wonder if you were to look up your local woodturning club on the AWGB website you may find someone local that could do the job for you. I know your woodworking skills are very good so it shouldn't be too much of a problem for the average turner if you can work together on it. - Hope you are successful --- Julian

Thread: Big Thanks
15/09/2016 10:57:33

It's not the size that matters Ron, it's the quality - Glad you're sorted ArryB -- Julian

Thread: Spam ?
30/08/2016 17:07:30

27th @ 16:34

28/08/2016 16:25:37

Yes, I had one as well. I wonder if they skimmed the site for users or somehow managed to get the user list from somewhere. -- Julian

Thread: Christmas Toys
22/08/2016 11:12:52

This one came through on another forum so thought it may create some interest here.


I wonder if the following would be of interest to the members? I am contacting you from Raise the Roof Productions, a television production company. We produce Kirstie Allsopp’s Christmas craft programmes for Channel 4. Each year we feature a number of Christmas craft competitions on the programme, in which we invite talented makers to appear on competing and showing off their skills in some fun Christmas competitions. You can see last year’s competitions here: **LINK**

This year we are adding a new category – best handmade toy. We are keen to hear from people who make toys from wood who might like to apply to take part. In particular, we’re keen to find people who have or could make a go kart or similar that they would like to enter.

I’ve attached a flyer, if you think this might be of interest to your members then please feel free to circulate. It’s a fun thing to do and we had great feedback from the entrants who took part in last year’s programmes to say how much they enjoyed the experience.

Please do let me know if you require any further information.

Best wishes,


Kate Wilson
Raise the Roof Productions
The Hub
Pacific Drive
Pacific Quay
G51 1EA
Tel: 0141 427 5880

Thread: 1:20 scale Kenworth T908 Tri-drive, Side-Tip Quad Road-train.
16/08/2016 20:06:07

Thanks for posting Roger, these are very impressive. -- Julian

Thread: Solution
16/08/2016 20:04:27

Well I go to sea in a bucket. I have never seen anything like that before. Thanks Derek. -- you certainly got me thinking down the wrong line Sam.

16/08/2016 16:54:17

Nope - still none the wiser. I have seen wooden stemmed glasses before but don't see what this does to help you make them, it's going to be a jig of some description but what for ? -- Julian

Thread: Windsor chairs
29/07/2016 14:27:01

Hi Derek -- Mine arrived this morning as well, as you say a very well written book and will provide a lot of useful information. My thanks also go to the team at The Woodworker Magazine for all their work and to Tegan for getting in touch with me and letting me know. -- Thanks again -- Julian

Thread: Next generation....
04/07/2016 16:55:20

Hi Paul, as you say it's very quiet here at the moment. Good to see your daughter getting the skillset on the lathe. You don't see too many girls in woodworking but it's a good hobby to have. -- Julian

Thread: Charnwood W583 Planer Thicknesser Problem
11/03/2016 12:49:40

Good news Andrew, glad it's all working again. -- Julian

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