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Thread: Need a Dewalt 1251 radial arm saw manual
16/12/2013 19:17:56

i have one. message me?


Thread: Log machining
30/11/2013 21:47:37

ah - no - more cutting a square out of one face, rather like if you wanted to insert a sign into a tree if you see? Then a second face at 20 degrees to the first, but aligned accurately (ish)

30/11/2013 00:10:15


have an idea for a new product that requires a plain 'log' (ie - firewood log - 6-8" diameter, foot long, knobbly) to have an accurate flat part or parts machined into it - possibly requiring the two basic faces to be accurate to one another.

Tools to hand:-

big old bandsaw, fence, but no guide slot

radial arm saw 1251 10" blade 1ph

nasty ryobi router, good table

If it were metal, I would clamp it to a bed of a milling machine and go from there, but I dont have the depth of cut on my ras to do the same afaik.

thought I would screw onto the ends known squares of ply or something to give me known edges to work to, and unscrew and chop off ends so screwholes arnt visible.

product is a sort of techno-hippy thing - hi tech mixed with old world - dont wat to reveal too much at the moment, sorry.

Thread: Log machining
30/11/2013 00:10:04

double post!

Edited By guy dewdney on 30/11/2013 00:10:49

Thread: help with bookmatched table
08/01/2013 18:07:50

i have a moisture meter i bought for firewood. the barn it was stored in was closed, dry, and reasonablywell ventilated.

i shall bring it in after measuring the outside surface moisture content. then i have to work out how to keep it dead flat and dry, part of the problem is that the mrs is a wheelchair user, and floorspace is at a premium.

07/01/2013 19:59:27

ah, inpired! will report back with pics as soon as i get a moment to look at it. my kit consists of a dewalt dw110 radial arm saw, matching planer thicknesser, cheapo b&q tiny bandsaw, good blue bosch belt sander and all the accessories, old skool nu tool morticer etc. physically, i can do this, but its the finish of the joints thatvworries me, with such an expensive bit of wood. its been down for about fivevyears and stickered up in an airy barn all that time, so it shouldnt move too much, as its also the middle section of the tree.


06/01/2013 07:48:20


first big scary project for me.

i am trying to work out how to do a part of a bookmatched corner table out of ahuge piece of elm.

the basic design is the two main planks, 16" wide will be cut to length and the ends cut at 45 degrees to create a simple L shape. so far so simple. the problem is inside the corner, where i want to make it wider using some of the offcuts. the corner fillet is radiused.

any suggestions on how to make this look 'right' ? all i can see is a mess, and the 'fillet' looking really out of place.

the table is for the wife to use as her main office desk, and swmbo has asked for this shape

thanks in advance


Thread: How do I set up a thicknesser?
15/07/2012 19:19:31

sorry to drag up an old thread - but we (a woodwork teacher and I ) - we gave up after taking most of the machine apart trying to find some adjustment to get the table level to the cutter - there does not appear to be one. Nor is there any roller height adjustment.

Never again shall I buy axminster.

Have replaced with a 1950's Dewalt - that EVERYTHING is easily adjustable to take up slack, and cost 1500 quid less.

for sale - one axminster combination machine.... (on fleabay)

Thread: Edge detail for shutters?
09/05/2012 07:48:11

Thanks Mailee - almost - except I want the shutters to go 180 degrees, not 90.... but it might work.

06/05/2012 23:44:35


first major project for me - I want to make a set of georgian / victorian plain board / batten style shutters - whilst maintaining the rustic / industrial look of the board batten, I want to improve on the edge detail so the edges 'lock' into one another better than a plain rebate

The two boards have to rotate 180 degrees, so they lay flat when in 'stored' mode, yet come together perfectly when 'shut'. The main purpose of this system is draughtproofing and insulation - gaps are bad!

I think I want some sort of curved t&g feature - Im no woodworker - a total beginner in fact, with only cheapo kit (axminster combination machine etc) - so ideally want a euro cutter that would do this edge on a spindle moulder.

thanks in advance.


Thread: Combination machines
27/04/2012 18:48:12

my combination machine is the awc4 and I would say, if you can, buy something else.... wobbly fence, poor build quality etc. But its cheap.....

Thread: How do I set up a thicknesser?
27/04/2012 17:43:22

I have a AWC4 all-in-one combination machine. I have separated it into the saw/spindle moulder and planer/thicknesser due to space constraints.

I made a new side plate for the thicknesser to protect the gears / belts.

As I try to thickness a piece, it gets to the point where I have to push the wood through, rather than the driving wheel doing its job - yet at the same time no wood is being removed by the blades.

The drive roller is held down by two spring mounted bolts. I have tried loosening them to the point where they are loose. Still the out roller prevents the work going through, unless I push it.

The blade depth is set correctly with the factory depth tool.

There is no adjustment of the cutting drum to table height as far as I can see.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Guy (newbie to wood)

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