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Member postings for Derek Lane

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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

Thread: Plans for child's wheelbarrow
05/05/2019 21:35:29
Posted by Cedric Wheeler on 15/04/2019 16:40:39:

I have some plans for a child's wheelbarrow that came from a Woodworker magazine about 50 years ago. My late father made one for my children (who are now over 50!). I wanted to put them on the forum but when I try and download them to my album the page is too big although it is only A4 size.

Am I doing something wrong?

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Not sure how I missed this post but can I remind you that posting plans from any where can be covered by copyright so please check before posting any especially from publications.

Edited By Derek Lane on 05/05/2019 21:36:01

Thread: Early Christmas boxes
14/04/2019 19:29:17

Blimey and I thought I had started early making some candle holdersdevilwink

Very nice ad should be well received

Thread: Just joined, noob queries, excited about first project please help
11/04/2019 18:04:53

Try a google search for timber yards near where you are all you can do is phone and find out what they will charge many will also cotdown to length so it fits in the car.

How about newrailway sleepers the ones that Garden centres sell

Is this the video

Edited By Derek Lane on 11/04/2019 18:05:48

Thread: Bandsaw - Ripping down
02/04/2019 14:55:44

Check the blade tracking this will effect the way the blade cuts. You will need to readjust the roller guides at the same time as they may not sit where they should once the tracking is moved

Thread: Black & Decker DN339 Bandsaw
28/03/2019 17:46:01

Something similar HERE

I know it is not B & D

Thread: Autumn
30/01/2019 15:41:54

I was not sure about the pattern to start with but when applying the last coat of finish a friend came in and asked how much when I told them they brought it before the varnish had dried need I have worried.
This measures 8" X 2" made from field maple sprayed with ebonising spray and the leaves were done with Jo Sonja iridescent paints and then acrylic satin spray. I turned and sanded the three little feet to help lift this piece rather than my usual flat type bottom.
I ended up taking this photo in sun light to highlight the pattern

Some more photos of the piece

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Thread: Stained Field Maple
29/01/2019 11:06:52

Thank you SadSam it came a respectful first It gets harder each time as there are some very good turners in our club, as well as many other clubs

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