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Member postings for Ron Davis

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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


Thread: How do I reinforce a partition wall so I can connect to it.
18/04/2019 20:05:59

When you get the nuts and bolts, ask for self locking nuts, or put a secon nut on as alocking nut.


Thread: Bandsaw - Ripping down
02/04/2019 19:41:46

The upper set of guides should be as near to the wood ass possible, there is normally a knob on the side which lifts and lowers it.

All bandsaws wander a bit, use your push sticks ,(two of them!) one to push and one to hold the wood to the fence, the second one goe behind the blade.


Thread: I wanted to Sharpen a Pencil...
01/04/2019 19:35:26

Very nice, I did the same but I now have the proper tool. Put it on wheels and you can go anywhere with it!


Edited By Ron Davis on 01/04/2019 19:35:59

Thread: Things to know before purchasing RouterTables.
10/03/2019 17:25:19

I made mine inspired by Derek Lanes post donkeys years ago, and it works well for me.

just ask your self what you want from it and work from there. The room you have willbe a factor and the size of the router you will need. Old kitchen worktops do well for the top and you will need an insert for the router.

Post a picture when youhave done it.

Thread: Belt Sander.. Branded or non branded one?
31/12/2018 16:30:03

Good brand and good after sales service, if you are concerned about the life of the sander, get a good one!

Buy once, buy well


Thread: Removing rust from hand tools
24/12/2018 16:07:35

I agree with Derek, wet or dry, elbow grease and patience!

There are other ways, washing soda in water and a car battery charger appears to work, though I have yet to try it.

Fortyquid seems a lot, though it depends on how much you value your tools


Thread: Record player cabinet
27/11/2018 19:28:07

Hi Al, nice work, and good to see you posting here again


Thread: Show in the south
15/11/2018 17:35:57

I would love a show in the south, I was disappointed to see the Nelton show in Detling move to Newark. It seems they have them where the population is densest by that I mean more potential customers within travelling distance.

We watched the Ally Pally show diminish over time and it's demise was not unexpected. Detling seemed well supported judging by the numbers there, so we need one near a well populated area, Home Counties should do it. So why have we not got one?


Thread: Digger, Loader.
06/09/2018 19:51:04

Thanks Derek, I will remember that one if I need to do it again. The last time I did this I was asked to drill three 90mm holes in a piece of marine play and both the hole and the piece cut outwere needed. don't as whatthe job was as I only got to do paert of it.


05/09/2018 19:57:07

Hole saws are meant for cutting metal, they have too many teeth for wood, all of them cut at the same time, they clog the teeth and then you have the fun of getting it out of the saw.

The only successful job I did with mine was cutting holes in plastic buckets so i could grow tomatoes in them!


Thread: membership
29/08/2018 20:46:54

This si not the only forum to see this, most people have migrated to Facebook, and for my money the forums are easier to follow and threads tend to stay with the topic. None of the 'we had a lovely lunch out yesterday' or look at my dog running!'

As Bob Dylan sang, 'The times they are a changing'


22/08/2018 19:51:00

Well done Eddyglad to hear it is working again


19/08/2018 17:18:33

Hi Eddy, with mine and my friends we just took the circlip off and the pulley slides forwards, do take the blade off first though.

it sound like the bearings are rusted onhe shaft, try WD 40 or a proper penterating oil, leave to soak in for 24hours. Try again and if no joy you wil need a puller, which I suspect you will need to make.

When the WD40 has had time to soak in, try tapping it into the machine and then pulling it, you must keep it square to the shaft or you might break it.

Best of luck and let us know how you get on


Thread: timber indentification
06/07/2018 20:30:24

Sapele, I reckon, not alweays easy to say for sure from a photo


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