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Member postings for Victor Hamshoo

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Thread: Powerfix chisels
14/12/2010 20:23:01
It is true 'you get what you pay for', but like most ordinary folks I've had to do almost everything in my life on a budget (I know, get the violins out etc) but its true, I've always bought low standard items because their in my buying range , but now in my 'golden years' I/my daughter is going to treat me
14/12/2010 19:19:54
Posted by Oddjob on 19/07/2010 18:06:14:
If I was choosing between the Stanley set of 5 for £25 or the Narex set of 6 for £45 I would certainly splash out on the Narex ones.

 You've convinced me Richard, not been on here for a while due to ill health, lot of catching up to do, yep Mathew Platt Sir a set of Narex for £45 is what my daughter is going to treat me to for Christmas some quality pieces for a change (well for me anyway) lol , how do I order them ?

Thread: Cutting a deep, narrow slit in a long shaft
13/10/2010 18:06:46
Whoops that did'nt turn into a 'linky', ?????
13/10/2010 18:04:41
Why not send a PM to an expert Simon, try these guys I'm sure they'd be more than happy to help
Thread: Powerfix chisels
29/07/2010 18:38:23
Many thanks for all the replies guys and especialy to Mathew for the links and photos of those wonderfull chisels (Think Narex has won the toss), wellI must say I cant help myself when it comes to a bargain-decided to throw caution to the wind again and bought some spiral auger bits from Lidl-no money wasted this time thankfully-they're really good and cut well-I would recommend them actually
Thread: Dennis's first Craft Fair
11/07/2010 21:36:42
It makes me wonder, now that we are in a recession, will all the oldie worldie crafts come to the fore, you know-the 'make do and mend' type of ethos that came to the surface post WW2, I personaly think most of our society are gonna turn back to 'things that last' rather than the throw-away-tat that we have been, well, throwing away into land fills etc
just my opinion
oh, and keep ploddding Dennis, your stuff looks amazing
Thread: Powerfix chisels
11/07/2010 21:23:10
A wee update, I re-honed the edge with a micro-bevel to 30 degrees, this has improved the cut slightly, so all is not lost-they do open paint tins nicely too , thanks for the info guys, I'll have a look for Ashley Iles ones Baz, thank you
11/07/2010 11:31:46
I hear ya Richard-lesson learned , gonna have a browse thru Axminsters website for some, think I'll pick them up as I go along rather than buy a set, thanks for your reply
10/07/2010 19:28:05
I bought a set of 'power-fix' chisels from my fave  (that will come in handy shop ) Lidl, they are made of, or at least stamped 'chrome vanadium' they dont seem to hold a good edge-are they crap?, is chr/vad a good material for cutting tools?, can anyone suggest a decent chisel maker (not too pricey)
Thread: What are these used for?
01/07/2010 17:07:58
Toilet light pulls ?
Thread: Gap filling glue
25/06/2010 16:22:25
Thanks for the info guys and cheers Big Al, that resin is exactly what I'm looking for-and it mixes with water so no messing with little tubes of hardener-brilliant, thanks for the link to 'Aladins cave' too
24/06/2010 23:05:27
cheers Baz and thanks for a reply, Polyurethane, I'll have a look out for that, would Wickes or Homebase sell this, or is it a professional glue product?
24/06/2010 20:15:48
I have had a go at making a couple of planters for a friends garden, the joints are simple hand sawn finger joints (very rustic and also very loose), can anyone suggest a gap filling glue that will tighten these joints up?, they are out on my friends patio at the mo, but during winter thay will be in a conservatory, so they will get wet now and again-but wont be out all weathers !
thanks in advance for any advice
Thread: Which table saw?
12/06/2010 16:08:19
Thanks for the reply John, I realise they are a DIY type of tool and agree with you on the price being a bit high, yep its definately the space issue with me, I thought about a bench-top saw, but as the triton is 'table-like' I thought it would be better for accuracy. It does look like a tool you'd have to spend a bit of time on set up each time you switched 'mode', appreciate your honest appraisal.
Thread: cement truck
11/06/2010 19:41:10
Hi Robert thats a very nice piece, extremely well proportioned and a charm to look at, as an ex construction worker (360' tracked excavator driver) the one comment I'd like to make is:
on a real 'Jaueger' the widest part of the mixing drum is a 'track' that if looking at the rear of the truck-there would be a 'double-roller' on either side of the truck bed, which this track runs (is bearing on), its not a criticism in any form just an observation which I hope doesn't offend, as is not intended

Edited By Victor Hamshoo on 11/06/2010 19:42:16

Thread: Which table saw?
06/06/2010 19:44:20
I took a look on the Axminster site and couldn't see this model you've mentioned Roger ???, I've been looking at the Triton workcentre 2000, does anyone on here own one?
Thread: Newbie alert
06/06/2010 18:29:39
Hello all and thank you for the warm welcome, I dont think I'm going to have any pics to post for a while, still picking up tools (probably as exciting as actually doing anything constructive with them ), and kitting out my 8x12 shed (anyone selling a Tardis? )
05/06/2010 15:45:47
Hi all, complete novice here, cant find a place to post an intro, so thought I'd put it in here, hope thats ok, as I'm a newbie I will be mostly 'lurking', and will jump in with the odd question now and again.
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