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Thread: Blades
31/03/2012 09:17:46
Posted by Derek Lane
When is the bandsaw turning up Derek? I`d be interested to hear what you think of it.


Edited By Doug Barratt on 31/03/2012 09:18:22

28/03/2012 21:46:56

I`ve just bought an Axminster AP4300T & they threw in some free Axcaliber blades in with the deal, They are OK but i wont be buying any more of them when they are worn out.

As for the blade on the machine when I picked it up, that was dire, infact even the chap at the store said to throw it away when i got the saw back to the shop. Though to be fair they were offering one free blade with the machine in their catalogue, so i guess they just fit a cheap one in the factory during assembly to check the machine is running true.





Edit, a second look at your link suggests they may well give you one of their blades + the one on the machine, as certainly in my case the fitted blade wasn`t an Axcaliber

Edited By Doug Barratt on 28/03/2012 21:53:39

28/03/2012 20:09:15

Hi Derek,

You don`t say if these are green blanks, but i recently read a review of a new type of blade designed for wood turners who want to cut such blanks.

I`m sure it was made by Ian at Tuff saws though a very quick gander on Richards link failed to jog my memory. As Richard suggests, give Ian a ring, he may not have had time to list the new blade yet but the reviewer was most impressed.



Thread: Carving #2
20/03/2012 17:07:13

That looks excellent Derek, I really like it & I`m sure your great grand daughter will to.


Thread: Hollow form
13/03/2012 22:10:38

Nice looking form that Derek, I like the neck detail, lifts the piece & gives it some added interest.

It looks more like Ash with that open looking grain than Chestnut to me.

Either way a very pleasent looking piece.



Edited By Doug Barratt on 13/03/2012 22:11:11

Thread: Vivarium
18/02/2012 18:40:27

Is it a commission Derek, or for yourself?

If it`s for you what will you be keeping in it?

looks like you`ve made a good job.



Thread: Steve Heeley Demo
17/02/2012 20:30:41

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Steve Heeley demonstrate, not only was his demo most enjoyable but the quality of his work outstanding.

So I took these photos on my phone & thought you might like them.




He`s well worth seeing if you get the chance.


Edited By Doug Barratt on 17/02/2012 20:32:34

Thread: Health
17/02/2012 08:31:06

He has started posting on another forum again, so it would appear he is back to health.


Thread: Making a cyclone dust interceptor
26/01/2012 13:05:20
I`ve just look at your photos Alan, it doesn`t look very robust,how do you think it will stand up in use?
Another thought is how long will super glue last, my experience is that it can go brittle under certain circumstances.
Thread: Just clocked this one
25/01/2012 18:52:16
Hi Paul,
I agree with Derek, an excellent piece, did you work from a plan ? Also could I ask how you cut the gears.
Thread: equipment for spraying
09/01/2012 16:47:42
Hi Zac.
I`m hoping to get a dedicated spray room set up this year, at the moment i just use a gravity feed gun off a compresser, but will eventually get one of the Apollo HVLP turbine units, probably the pro-spray, as i`ve heard good reports from folks who use them.
Thread: Greetings
20/12/2011 20:12:40
Well said George.
Seasons greeting to all.

Edited By Doug on 20/12/2011 20:13:20

Thread: Gripping Matt
10/12/2011 18:23:32
Hi Paul.
I`ve started using bench cookies like >these<< as I found the non slip router matting can sometimes mark some timber, which then shows up in the finish.

Edited By Doug on 10/12/2011 18:26:13

Thread: Introduction
24/04/2011 08:45:12
Hi & welcome Julie & Jack,
I`ve just taken look in your album & agree with the others, very nice work.
Thread: preparing blanks
24/04/2011 08:34:02
I remember PEG, Craft supplies used to sell it when they were in Millers Dale, i don`t know if they sill do.
It wasn`t that cheap, if i remember correctly & though i never used it myself, i did read reports of items splitting long after they had been turned & finished, which from what was said, was put down to the use of PEG.
Personally i`d rather let the wood dry naturally in it`s solid state or if i`m in a hurry, turn it over sized wet, force dry it in paper bags in the house & then re-mount & finish.

Edited By baz on 24/04/2011 08:35:12

Thread: More of the Burr
24/04/2011 08:18:51
Hi Derek.
Lovely pens as usual, that burr is very striking.
I, like Bill, would be interested in hearing how you find shopping on line from Australia & how our £ compares to their $.
Thread: Easter Greetings
24/04/2011 08:11:38
Well said Joe.
Happy Easter one & all.
Thread: square bowl
24/04/2011 08:09:59
That looks a really nice bowl Dennis, it appears to have a natural edge which is just my cup of tea.
Is it Ash ? & could i ask what finish you`ve applied.
Thread: New to site just saying hello
19/04/2011 22:01:16
Hi Tanz & welcome.
If you fill in your profile a bit giving a rough idea of your location, members might be able to point you in the direction of local clubs etc.
Welcome aboard.
Thread: Ready for summer
17/04/2011 22:00:29
That looks very nice Alan,
Will this be an on going contract ? I presume she will sell more than this one.
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