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Thread: Drilling through hard wood
13/02/2020 17:13:09

Drill three quarters of the way through with your largest bit, and chop through with a small chisel, you should have a short piece of end grain t gothroug. Goo right through with the smaller bits.


Thread: woodturner mag required
30/01/2020 16:56:27

Try Amazon for Jack Hills book of Country Cair Making


Thread: Drilling through hard wood
17/01/2020 16:36:57

Start with a smaller bit, say 10 mm, use an engineering bit or a lip and spur. Widen the hole with bigger bit until you are near the edge of the original hole, then with a carpenters gouge chip the dowel until you are all the way round,


Thread: Imperial wood dowels vs metric drill bits
05/01/2020 17:40:17

I find it hard to get any thing except metric dowels, one of the auction sites, they are readly available


Thread: Problem with Axminster Woodturning Lathe
29/12/2019 16:23:41

I have the M950, now 21 years old, and I had exactly that problem with it, I took the head stock back to the suppliers and they replaced to head stock after it blew their fuse as well. Derek's idea is probably the best place to start, if you can manage the basic electricity skills, the why not buy a new switch? You should get the details from the old one and there are plenty on the various auction sites.

Thread: disabled woodworkers
01/12/2019 19:50:01

Andrew, you do not have a profile, so we do not have an idea of where you are. If you are in Suffolk PM me and perhaps we can help.


Thread: Making a frame set
01/11/2019 19:50:47

Learn to read the old fashioned vernier gauge ( which is what you have in your links) they are easy to read, stand a bit more knocking about and never run out of batteries, but then I am an old codger and a bit set in my ways


Thread: Removing rust from hand tools
13/10/2019 17:11:51

The link was about oxalic acid, I googled it hand found it was dangerous stuff. I cant open the link either, so I suggest you google it as well!


Thread: fitting rubber tyres to ferm band saw
06/10/2019 17:11:14

Good suggestion, carpet tape is amazingly strong and almost another tool in my kit


Thread: SIP 01489 band saw
03/10/2019 15:24:25

Try Googling SIP, you should be able to download a manual


Thread: Removing rust from hand tools
17/09/2019 19:26:33

Er, no! Try this link first Link


Edited By Ron Davis on 17/09/2019 19:27:03

Thread: Club challenge
07/09/2019 18:06:05

You have given me some ideas there Sam. They look great.


Thread: Eucalyptus Gunnii -of any woodworking use?
03/09/2019 20:21:03

Eucaliptus has reputation for cracking and splitting, the only piece I had the sap wood shrunk so much you could see daylight, looking along the grain


Thread: Great high chair for my buddy
27/08/2019 19:22:09

I have made a few chirs in the past and they are all till standing. Try Amazon for Jack Hill Country Chair Making, several desgns in there you can adapt to your needs


Thread: Want to start woodworking
23/07/2019 19:55:35

Well done, wait to see what you need, we all have a shed full of tools we rarely use,

22/07/2019 16:37:52

Both look good, but I think the second one is expensive, a lot cheaper than a new one though. The first one ends very soon put in a bid for £25 and see how it goes. Then think about how to sharpen it!


21/07/2019 17:40:12

Aoadhan, you will be better off with either Record or Stanley, look on E Bay there are always lots on there and for my money better than anything new in your price range


12/07/2019 19:24:36

Aodhan, welcome to the forum and the world of woodworking

You have quitea list tere andit will cost a lot to buy it all at once, buy as you need the tools, and if you are like most of us, you will never stop!

Buy good tools and look after them, in particular, learn to sharpen them correctly. All your list seems to be for hand tools, remember to buy well and buy once.

A good place to get tools is EBay and I suggest you get vice frm there, 99% of wood working vices seem to be a Record, they are heavy but last a lifetime.

good luck and post some pictures when you can


Thread: Wood Stabiliser
05/07/2019 19:32:20

Sorry I cant help you with the stabiser, although I believe Cprinol does a wood hrdener.

Thanks for the scrollsaw tip, i had not thought of that


Thread: Bandsaw - Ripping down
28/04/2019 17:27:41

I use Tuffsaws and they wirk well for me. As for the uperguides, I have a Metabo 317 Precision, a clone of many other saws. and i checked the upper guides by putting a spirit level against the main frame and the casing on the opposite side. They were not true to each othe with the guides moving 2 to 3mm to the side as it was lowered.

There seems no answer to this except to readjust the guides whenever you move them up or down.

The best way to rip with a band saw is to hold the wood firmly on the fence by pushing with a pushstick in one hand and hold the wood to the fence with the other, behind the cutting edge. and gos slowly.

N matter what you will need to plane to get it trule straight


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