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: My first craft show|
|Good luck Eric
Our club attended one yesterday and it went pretty well - we all sold some stuff.
Ralph's advice is great.
|Thread: Hurling Sticks|
I have had a gent from Northern Ireland contact me via the AWGB Website. It seems he make Hurling Sticks and is looking for a copy lathe which will make 4 sticks at a time - I have no idea how.
This is the text of his email:
Hi David its Raymond here, I spoke to you briefly last night on the phone about a copying lathe for making Queen Anne Legs, it is actually to make hurling sticks. I stay in N.Ireland and was informed of your website. The machine i am looking for will cut four sticks at a time using one template.
Anyone got any ideas. When I spoke to him he says there was a firm that made these lathes but they went out of business. please let me know and I'll get back in touch with him Cheers Dave
Edited By Dave Atkinson on 07/12/2009 19:25:04
|Thread: im a winner|
|well done mate
Get well soon
|Thread: Wood burning stoves.|
I too have a wooden workshop, insulated with fiberglass and sheathed in plywood. Mines 16' x 8' so a bit smaller than yours.
I wouldn't have a wood burning stove for two reasons - first somethking may catch fire and burn the place down.
Second it'll only be warm when it'slit.
I installed two oil filled radiators and connected them to a thermostat. I keep the stat at about 8 degrees so it doesn't come on much but it keeps everything dry and rust free. I can turn it up if I'm working and want some heat.
I've found it very efficient and doesn't cost much and it's safe.
Hope this helps
|Thread: Going swimmingly|
Stunning pieces of work - well done. You have a great talent
|Thread: CUBIC MEASUREMENT|
If the wood is measured in inches multiply the length x width x depth and divide by 1728
For example a piece 24 inches x 6 inches x 6 inches would be:
24x6x6 = 864
Cu ft = 864/1728 = 0.5 cu ft
Hope that helps
|Thread: Just joined!|
As Alan as has said, welcome. I've just had a look at your album and you have some (in fact all) stunning pieces of work.
How to's would be greatly appreciated by all I;m sure.
Edited By sparky on 10/11/2009 20:41:50
|Thread: Baz'z bed ;)|
|Nice work Baz
Glad to see you;re keeing busy
|Thread: Sparky's Trinket Box|
|Nice piece of work marc
I've had mine too thanks
|They look great Robert
I may just have a go at something like that myself.
|Thread: Insurance for workshops|
I can answer that one for you. I am the insurance officer for the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain.
We deal with Ian Wallace who is the broker for the Craftsman policy from Aviva. The basic cost of cover is £69.75 per annum for public liability with workshop contents costed at £32 per £1,000 on top.
I have been discussing insurance with Ian just lately and it is important to make sure you are fully insured. If not then in the event of a total loss the amount you get back will be drastically reduced. Apparently this is called "subject to average" and it is very common on household contents policies where may people are under insured.
Ian's contact details are:
hope that helps (by the way I have looked around and there would seem to be no other insurer with this type of policy)
|Thread: baby rattle- how to|
|a great how to Vaughn
|Thread: Revitalised Review Section...|
I'll get around to it in the next couple of weeks or so.
I have a Nova DVR and a record DML 24 (upgraded) both of which I;ll review when time permits.
I also have a SIP 14" bandsaw which I''ll also do when I get a spare minute - must get back to the day job now!
|Thread: Listen up all you Woodturners...|
well done setting up the new club. At our club we have two competitions each month - turners and advanced. There are different subjects for each month with the turners being slightly different to the advanced. At each meeting about 6 people who haven't entered are asked to judge them. We give each entry a number. Points are awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd and a point for entering. then we have a league table. It's all for fun, no critiques.
If you want more detail about teh scoring I'll find out. Sometimes we get a certificate (if the member who arranges it all remembers to bring them!
Competitions are like raffles - if you don't enter you can;t win - I say let's give it a whirl.
I hope we can post entries as i can't get to London to bring mine.
|Thread: Just an Experiment|
Like Derek I think a little shape on the pedastal would make it look better. Having said that I love the rings - How did you do that?
I agree with Vaughn - a how to is in order.
|Thread: Olly`s leg|
|Do you think the leg's for the dog to use?
|Thread: Listen up all you Woodturners...|
Why not? I used to think that but turning something for a contest and actually seeing it out there is a great thrill, even if you don't get placed.
And like Marc says I think you under-estimate yourself.
Let's go for it
|Thread: Fruit Bowl|
|Superb grain pattern isn't it? I like it.
Is you to do list as long as mone Cedric?
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