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Member postings for Derek Lane

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Thread: dead or alive
25/07/2020 17:58:53

Sorry John but it appears as no one from the magazine has been authorising the posts. I normally do it but did inform the powers to be that I would not be popping in like I use to

Thread: Coloured hollow form
02/05/2020 08:17:32
Posted by sad sam on 01/05/2020 22:31:52:

Excellent Derek I've not tried colouring yet but that looks great

When our club opens I will check it out

Thank you

Have fun with it not all colouring is about hiding the wood sometimes it can enhance it. Why wait for the club to reopen try it at home

Edited By Derek Lane on 02/05/2020 08:17:53

19/04/2020 14:58:43

Pulling out some of the wood from the unknown woodpile I decided to turn this hollow for with the intention of giving it a total coloured look but on turning it I went for a transparent coloured look and found some very interesting grain in it.

4 1/2" X 4" coloured with intrinsic water-based stains and finished with acrylic gloss varnish The top is ebonised.

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Thread: Egg and vase
19/04/2020 14:54:24

Nice job and a great glue-up.

I am keeping busy but not all woodworking as getting the garden and veg patch sorted for the season

Thread: Starbowl
31/03/2020 10:18:49
Posted by sad sam on 17/03/2020 08:32:52:

To many pics don't knowh how to delete the extras

A very enjoyable project not perfectbut1 getting there

Woods used walnut ash and mahogany

All opinions appreciated

I missed this great job.

I have taken some of the double pictures out for you

Thread: Campervan Project
05/03/2020 19:59:02

I have just briefly looked at the article and would say that the diagrams need enlarging by how much I do not know.

Thread: Wood Garden Structure
06/02/2020 16:17:08

I know it is expensive but Oak would be a good choice

Thread: Potpourri Bowl
22/01/2020 20:16:55

Very nice.

Once you have loaded your pictures select one and underneath there is a box you can start a thread this will bring the picture up once it is posted.

Or add one by oressing the little black camera and select the album then picture will place it in the post

Thread: Spalted Walnut Hollow Form
10/01/2020 13:26:44

The first piece completed in 2020. Felt good to be able to start again in the shed after the festive break. I just needed something simple to start the year.

Hollow form from spalted walnut. Quite punky in places but managed to stabilise. Decided to add a lid and final. I think it could be displayed with or without top.

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Thread: Been a lit slack in updating my albums lately
06/01/2020 18:14:48
Posted by sad sam on 06/01/2020 13:12:07:

All your work is very good derek a joy to see

Thank you. Just started to get back in the workshop need to finish a few projects

Thread: Problem with Axminster Woodturning Lathe
29/12/2019 14:01:24

Hope you sort it soon

Thread: Been a lit slack in updating my albums lately
29/12/2019 11:49:29

As the title been a little slack in updating my albums lately so have added some that I have done. Not a lot done on the wooden model making. Must find a new project soon as I can only keep so many of those.

A little fun using a pyrography pen

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Tall vase the bottom is chemically treated brass leaf

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Salt and pepper pots made from a single bowls ball

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Larg chestnut burr

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A novelty cocktail stick holder

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The butterfly pot with different colours on either side

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This is the reverse of the main picture

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Thread: Problem with Axminster Woodturning Lathe
29/12/2019 11:27:56

Unplug and then have a look in the switch box and see if there is a build-up of dust in there, even though it may seem sealed worth doing and cleaning out use a vac if you can. Check any wiring for damage.

If the above fails then go with my comment below.

I think that the electrics need looking at by a qualified electrician

Thread: Thin Section Hardwood Sources?
04/12/2019 10:02:02

Unfortunately, that is the widest I have found. I tend to make my own when needing pieces this is an advantage in that I can use any type of wood to suit the project.

The downside to that is you need the equipment to be able to do that. I buy or acquire all of my woods in rough sawn and dimension it as required.

As you can see from these models I made.

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Thread: disabled woodworkers
01/12/2019 09:08:02

Do not use that site many of the plans can be found for free on the internet also some are incomplete

Thread: Great high chair for my buddy
19/08/2019 18:00:15

I think the easiest thing to do is search the internet images and find one you like and work from that. I have no experience of making a high chair and that is where I would start.

Sorry can't be any more help than that

Thread: Want to start woodworking
21/07/2019 08:54:15
Posted by Wilf.T on 16/07/2019 10:46:35:

Sandpaper of 3 different grits >>WT<< just a roll of 80 or 120 Grit – as used it will get softer (finer) grit.

Once you have used sandpaper it does not become "softer" it looses it ability to do its job.

Once sandpaper is used go to the next grit this will ensure optimum abrasion with it. It is one of the fastest moving pieces in my workshop.

Not only that but the idea of moving through the grits is to remove the scratches from the previous paper. Never jump more than 100 grit between paper changes this makes it easier to get rid of scratches from the one used before

Thread: Teesside woodturner charity give away
14/07/2019 10:20:36

How about some little bird houses

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Thread: Red wood slab
11/07/2019 20:16:13

It will take a very long time to dry normally 1" per year plus 1 year but the problem is that it is a very thick piece and can take a lot longer. If it is still wet/green then the ends ideally would need to be sealed to slow the drying and hopefully prevent it splitting from the end grain.

A moisture meter will only tell you the moisture on the surface or as deep as the probes can penetrate

Thread: Workshop heating and humidity
13/05/2019 08:54:38

I have insulated my shed and have a greenhouse heater(electric) in it this I find keeps the workshop above freezing this is OK to protect the tools. I have a second heater which I put on to bring it up to a comfortable temperature to work in this is only turned on at the beginning of the day for about 10 minutes as that is all it needs.

Both of these have a thermostat to control the temperature and the green house heater is very low wattage. As for the humidity I can't help on that one but I am sure using electric heaters will help.

My main heater is the oil filled type and the greenhouse heater is also enclosed.

Hope this helps in a very small way

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