Here is a list of all the postings Dave Atkinson has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Air drven piercing tools|
Thanks Dennis, that's very useful
Thanks Roger and Ralph. I have a small compressor which i use for airbrushing and it is quiet. It doesn;t get much use but as Ralph says I wouldn't be without it.
Thanks Ron, Marc and Alan
All advice much appreciated. I've decided to give it a miss for now.
Thanks Alan and Marc for the information
I have an opportunity to buy a compressor, 1.5Hp - as yet I don;t know how big the tank is, but I understand it is a Powertask from Axminster. It comes with a nailer and paint sprayer. I was thinking of buying it so I could use one of those air driven piercing/carving tools. (the nailer might come in handy to stick my turnings back together again (before you mention it!)
Looking forward to the replies.
Edited By Dave Atkinson on 01/03/2010 09:07:23
|Thread: Finding a Lathe|
Try contacting the local woodturning clubs in your area. Have a look at www.woodturners.co.uk - this is the AWGB's website. They have a number of branches in Scotland - the Grampian club meets in Aberdeen.
There is another in Dundee and one in Barmossie which meets at Barmossie wood supplies. There is also the Highland club in Inverness which is no longer part of the AWGB.
I'm sure your local club will be only too pleased to help and you may find that one of their members has a second hand lathe for sale.
Let us know how you get on.
PS we can;t spell either!!
|Thread: All day demo by Nick Arnull 23 May 2010|
Hi We have Nick Arnull doing an all day demo on Sunday 23 May
23 May 2010
10 am to 4 pm
Demo by Nick Arnull
Tickets £12 on the day, £10 in advance (including light lunch)
Contact David Webb or send me a PM
Guild of Woodturners
Edited By Dave Atkinson on 20/02/2010 11:39:23
|Thread: Idiot 'experts'|
Not long ago my eldest wanted some helped to screw down the flooring chipboard in his bedroom as it squeaked. We moved the furniture, took up the carpet and muggins suggested that there was little point in putting screws in where there were screws already. "let's put them in the middle" says I.
My first screw just kept turning, so I took it out and there was a little water spout!! Put it back quick! - 40 mile round trip to my house to get circular saw to cut floor, trip to Wickes for pipe and fittings. 3 hours later leak fixed, floor back.
Blasted floor still creaks! He hasn't asked me since!
|Thread: sharpening turning tools|
I've got a tormek but having had a look at Jig 55 here www.t4i.com.au/W862
it seems that this is a jig for grinding a roughing gouge with a straight grind, I have a similar jig on my tormek.
I set the edge of the gouge about 4 inches from the edge of the jig where it rests on the bar.
Then I use a permanent marker to ink in the bevel on the gouge .
Set the jig against the bar and gently rotate the stone by hand an inch of so and then have a look at the bevel.
You will be able to see where the ink has been taken off.
Adjust the distance of the bar from the stone until it takes off the ink across the bevel.
Tighten everything up , turn on and just rotate the gouge and jig from side to side and you will get a perfect grind.
I also use the ink method for all my turning tools.
Hope this helps
Edited By Dave Atkinson on 28/01/2010 18:43:50
Edited By Dave Atkinson on 28/01/2010 18:44:37
|Thread: Wood burning stoves.|
I ran a 2.5mm twin and earth from a 16A breaker (plenty for 2Kw heater) on the consumer unit to a simple on/off thermostat. From there onto 2 fused spurs where the heaters are connected. It's all straightforward stuff but I have been trained in electrical work so if you are in any doubt please get the work done by a professional.
|Thread: Baz's Maple & Walnut box|
Great piece of work.
|Thread: Labour of love|
|Thread: Workshop Heating|
I also have 2 oil filled radiators. I control them through a simple thermostat which I leave on about 8degrees. It's never cold and it sooms warms up if I turn it up. The shed is also insulated walls and roof with 4inch loft insulation. I haven;t noticed any significant increase in the electric bill.
|Thread: my new shed|
|It look fabulous - a great job.
Looking forward to more pics
|Thread: Hurling Sticks|
we must have posted at the same time with tegh same info - spooky!
The website is:
Also if you google "Balestieri Lathe" the 3rd entry down will give you this site with the option to "translate this page". There is an email address you can contact at belstrieri which is:
|Thread: Ralph's Spalted Beech & Paduke Drawer|
|Great piece of work ralph. I like it very much
|Thread: Hurling Sticks|
|Glad you found it George
Thanks for all your input guys - I've pointed my contact raymond at this thread so i hope it will help him.
As ever this forum has provided lots of good info.
Here's the address - click on the pics.
|George - have a look at the irishhurleys.ie site that Kevin mentioned - it's a beast!
Kevin, thanks for the information
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