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Member postings for Dave Atkinson

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Thread: toolpost open day.
16/05/2011 20:09:24
If you are in the AWGB Peter gives discount on some items. And if you;re buying a lot it's always worth enquiring if a discount is available.
Cheers Dave
Thread: Association of Woodturners of Great Britain International Seminar
04/04/2011 22:10:36
Hi all
The AWGB Internation Seminar is scheduled for the weekend 12 to 14 August. It is a great opportunity to see turners for around the world. Loads of fun and educational too.
Check out for more information and application forms.
Cheers Dave

Edited By Dave Atkinson on 04/04/2011 22:15:54

Thread: Axminster - North West
28/03/2011 10:48:37
I'm looking forward to them opening in Warrington - I'm told it should be some time mid April - they have a place in Nuneaton as well - which is almost North!
I'm thinking of buying the new Axminster Variable speed lathe (1416) and would quite like to see before I buy and Warrington is less than an hour away.
I think that not attending shows has a lot to do with the cost of attending vs the return on the investment. After all they are there to do business and I suspect much of their business is via the internet these days.
Cheers Dave
Thread: Yandles Wood Products
26/03/2011 12:28:30
Great Info Sam - It's a long way from Cheshire, but I'm down in Yeovilton Mid May so I;ll pop in and buy some.
Cheers Dave
Thread: Gilded vase
10/03/2011 14:38:56
Thanks for the comments guys. I;m going to give the vinegar a try as well.
Cheers Dave
09/03/2011 09:52:29
Hi Baz
Here's a pic of the bowl. I finished the rim before removing the bowl part, sanded to 400 grit and then used a brass brush along the grain to remove some of the softer growth. Then I sprayed with ebonising lacquer, left it to dry, applied limewax all over and then after a few minutes wiped off the surplus with finishing oil. When you've removed the surplus, just remains to finish off the bowl.
If you have some masking tape it's quite useful to mask the edges of the back of teh bowl to prevent overspray. It's not a big problem as it sands off quite easily, juts means a bit more work.
Cheers Dave

08/03/2011 19:44:03
Hi Baz
Nice effect. It's on my list to try! I've used ebonising spray on a rim of an ash bowl just lately. Then fill with lime wax.
I use a brass suede brush to remove the softer wood in the grain.
Cheers Dave
Thread: wivamac lathes
10/12/2010 13:15:53
Hi Eric
These are distributed by The Toolpost - have a look at their site.  i have seen them inaction and I think it's a great lathe
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Full Gallop
05/10/2010 12:58:49
Looking good Derek
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Two steps back
28/09/2010 21:15:02
Well done Derek  - great recovery.  I'm glad you owned up - i thought these sort of things only happened to me.  i would have also been a lot more expressive!!!
Take care
Thread: spindle threads
23/09/2010 12:41:55
Hi Liz
Supernova is a great chuck - I have one.  They are sold by Record Power and their distributors but Sorby make the Patriot chuck and the jaw sets are compatible.
You'll find this is very helpful forum and as others have said you are very welcome but..........................
as far as getting hubby's card - I don't think we can help!!! 
I think you may have to use your womanly wiles!
Cheers Dave 
22/09/2010 15:27:15
21/09/2010 22:43:57
still there now
21/09/2010 21:27:26
Good spot Dennis
I hadn't noticed before but when I go up to the top of the thread the ads oin the Right obscure the text,  Just seems to be this thread.
Cheers Dave 
21/09/2010 13:34:53
Hi again Liz
Just googled arundel lathe spares and came up with a number of suppliers.  You could try Peter Child
Just have a google  
Final word of advice - i would buy a chuck with an insert and then if you change your lathe and the new one has a different spindle size (which it's bound to!) you can just change the insert in your chuck
Cheers Dave 
21/09/2010 13:23:35
Hi Liz
I would buy a chuck with a screw (They usually come with one) then you put the screw in the chuck, screw on the blank and turn the bottom of the bowl with either a spigot or recess to fit the chuck.
Then you turn it round and use the chuck jaws to grip the spigot or expand into the recess,
You can also buy faceplate rings which you fix to the blank and then grip with the chuck - i have those as well. 
Your profile says you are based in Leicestershire and  I would recommend you joing a club have a look at the AWGB website or the northern federation site  Both sites have a list of clubs and the members will be pleased to help you.
There are many good books that you may like to look at.  i think most of us would recommend Woodturning a Foundation Course by Keith Rowley.  You may also like to book a course (ideal christmas present).  There is a list of people who provide training on the AWGB website.  
Hope that all helps
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Ultra Cigar
20/09/2010 20:40:20
Great pen Derek
Enjoy the Lathe
Cheers Dave 
Thread: spindle threads
20/09/2010 20:38:36
Hi Liz
M24 is the diameter of the spindle and the 3 is the pitch of the threads (3mm) so the chuck Sparky refers to will be correct. (RH refers to Right Hand thread)
record power sell Nova chucks and have the appropriate sized inserts ( - go to the products page)
Or have a word with Peter Hemsley at The Toolpost about the Versachuck.  This page from his site shows your spindle size.

 This is the home page of the  Toolpost  website

As to why there are so many I guess it's all to do with making us buy news chucks when we change lathes!
Hope this all helps

Cheers Dave 

Edited By sparky on 21/09/2010 23:27:40

Thread: Was it better value?
09/09/2010 11:55:48
In 1978 I was earning about £60 per week before tax - so take home about £43 to £45 and a gallon of petrol was about 75p compared with about £5 a fiver today.
I guess about the same in terms of price. As for value, like Al I don;t know either.
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Toy I spotted on Holiday
06/09/2010 20:49:02

Hi Guys

We've been in Cornwall and visited a place called Cotehele near Saltash (well worth a visit - has a mill with wheelwright's shop etc).
Anyway in one of the rooms I saw this toy - must be around 1930s 1940s. I've googled it and no-one seems to know who this guy was other than he seems to be a Danish architect.
Thought you might be interested in the pics.  It's a sort of wooden meccano and my grandson hs something similar in plastic now.
Cheers Dave 




Edited By Dave Atkinson on 06/09/2010 20:50:43

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