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Member postings for Dave Atkinson

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Thread: Incinerator at Aldis
06/09/2010 20:19:18
You'd be surprised Alan.  All goes well and then all of a sudden - whoops, oh dear what a shame (or words to that effect!)
Cheers Dave
PS I don't seem to be able to create a thread - it keeps throwing me back to the "Create a Thread" Page when I've finished and I can;t create a thread to ask why i can't create a thread....if you see what I mean.  Any ideas?
Thread: Where can I get this?
06/09/2010 16:42:23
Hi Richard
I don;t recall the article but I;ll have a look when i get home.  The Versachuck from The Toolpost comes well recommended.
The Sorby Patriot chuck is also good as is the Supernova.   I also have the Axminster Chuck (the big one) and that's good too.
What problems are you having?  Perhaps we could help you sort them out and save you some money?
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Incinerator at Aldis
05/09/2010 17:57:34
You could also use it to burn all those turnings that donlt quite got to plan.
I save mine for a pal up the road who has a fire.
His usual quote is "that was nearly a superb piece!!" 
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Search for old project
04/09/2010 15:34:14
I've just sent a PM the article I have is not the right one.  I';ve tried to explain the process and I hope that helps. 
Maybe someone else out there has an answer.
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Interception
30/08/2010 17:34:30
A great piece Richard
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Rocking Horse #2
30/08/2010 17:33:28
Looking good Derek
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Search for old project
30/08/2010 17:31:43
Hi Bill
I know what you mean - I'm away this week but I;ve justr looked at my index of articles that I've kept (impressed heh!) and one says "Apple Puzzle).  I'll look it out at the weekend.
Send me a PM (private message) with your address and I'll post it on to you. 
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Bury St Edmunds Club Competition
16/08/2010 22:20:50
Great photos Ron
Glad to see the club is up and running and well supported.  I liked your entry - congrats on getting third.
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Need a Bearing
04/08/2010 17:25:02
Hi Olly
I just went for a straight replacement, but the service is excellent.  35 minutes after I placed the order I got an email to say they had been despatched. 
Next time I need new bearings I'll go for the slightly more expensive (and presumably) better bearings.
Cheers Dave 
04/08/2010 13:07:42
Hi Guys
Mt SIP 14" Bandsaw needs new bearings.  I checked the number (608Z) and found them at Simply Bearings:
They cost just over £2 each plus VAT plus postage at £1.50.  If I'd bought 10 or more the price reduced but I only need 6 and they last ages.
I'm home on Friday so I'll let you know if they've come.
Cheers Dave 
Thread: First Pens
29/07/2010 14:44:03
Nice pens Richard.
Belated happy birthday as well. 
I make them for sale at craft fairs of which I only do a few each year.  at Christmas time they always sell well at about £7 each.  It's not a huge profit and you have to set up a mini production line to make it pay. 
Enjoy the laminating - looking forward to seeing the results.
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Hand chased Boxes
24/07/2010 10:15:09
Great work Mark
Thread chasing is something I love doing - it's just so satisfying when one fits onto the other.
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Pyrograph of Fordson Tractor
22/07/2010 20:38:59
Hi Tony
I've just had a look at the rest of your photos as well.  They are all outstanding - good luck on Sunday
cheers dave 
Thread: Woodworking show.....
22/07/2010 13:11:34
Hi Jo
Axminster also have a turning weekend in October - have a look at their site.
and then there's Harrogate in November, here's the link - harrogate
Harrogate is always a great event and you can combine it with a trip to the Dales 
Cheers Dave 

Edited By Dave Atkinson on 22/07/2010 13:12:45

Thread: Hand chased Boxes
22/07/2010 13:07:04
Great looking boxes Mark, like Alan I would love to see a pic with them open.
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Ron'slegs
14/07/2010 22:12:15
Great pair Ron, I agree it's a shame to paint them
Cheers Dave 
Thread: Hollow forms, my first attempt at a larger project
14/07/2010 22:07:31
Hi Garfield
Well done, It looks like it would be a challenge and it's come out well.
I've just started getting into hollow forms myself and it's not easy, but very satisfying when it works out.  I made  several napkin rings to start with!

cheers Dave 
Thread: Acorn Box
12/07/2010 13:10:41
Great box Garfield and I have also found record's service to be excellent as well.

Cheers Dave 
Thread: Dennis's first Craft Fair
12/07/2010 13:06:38
Hi all
I do the odd fair and my success varies, usually, we do these as a club event.  Sales are best when we actually "sell".  It's not to everyone's taste but I have found that I do best when I engage with the punter - telling them about the wood, offering a discount if they buy two etc, all helps.  
I also find that people quite often buy what you make.  I ususally turn fruit as I can finish turn an apple in about 10 minutes and sell it for between £2 and £3 depending on it's size etc.   
The last event we went to we sold £300 between four of us.
And yes, people always want it for nothing! 
 Cheers Dave
Thread: segmented "brick" pen blank construction.
18/06/2010 13:19:52
That's superb - a great "how to"
cheers Dave 
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