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|17 days ago||
have any of you done this? Alistair - 4 replies
Ok here is my current situation . In my woodshop I currently have three of the twin bag dust extractors attached to various machines with blastgates etc. One extractor is used for one machine, one outlet at a time. By using the blastgates to convert from one side of the extractor to the other.You know the type one bag over the other with a moto...
|23 days ago||
At the beginning of the week tuesday we took My wife of 42 years Bronwen in for her scheduled operation to her spine.The surgeons removed quite a bit of bone structure that was pinching on her nerves, causing her years of very bad pain. She lost three inches in height over the last decade she was actually given two operations in two areas and ha...
|36 days ago||
Not so long a go the A.I.D.S virus had the whole world in a grip of fear, and I know that in some countries like the continent of Africa etc it is still a relatively big problem.My question is this ,when did you last read about it,or hear a discussion on tv, or radio. It seems to have just died the death when of course statistically that is imp...
|58 days ago||
I was given from my son a jet ceiling air filter with remote control for Cristmas. I have removed the two filters from it at the the very front on pleated and another charcoal filter also pleated inside is basically a nice squirrrel fan with a box, and a few filters interchangeable type .Also and a small brain for the remote control speed ,on...
|60 days ago||
I bought a brand new dust extractor for my woodshop.To be used for the seperate room I have for my lathe.I noticed although I only tried it out provisionally it was getting choked up with long stringy type of stuff that comes off from roughing cuts on the lathe the fine dust is fine but of course as the impeller is choked up I need to clean i...
|66 days ago||
I have just recently put the finishing touches and a lot of time with friends and neighbours working on my radial arm saw to be brought back to better than new condition. It is finally all working with new electric switching and blade, and fence, and worktop, phew a lot of work. I intended to use the flip stop from my table bench saw mitre gauge...
|68 days ago||
Is it just me or does the great biscuit fad seems to have died? When biscuit joinery first came out magazines were simply advertising loads and loads of deals on biscuit joiners, and biscuits .It seemed then we all needed this new technology now we never here of them so were have all the biscuits gone. I personally disliked them and sold my bisc...
|77 days ago||
my wishes at this time! - 17 replies
May I take this opportunity to wish everyone here all the best for Cristmas and next year. I have not been in my shop this year much owing to deprerciating health, but I live in hope for next year should things get better.Bronwen goes into hospital early January for a big back operation so keep her health in your hearts please I love you guys s...
|85 days ago||
is gorilla glue all the same? - 14 replies
I see some gorilla glue for sale some say d3 water resistant and others on ebay say 100% waterproof seems there may be two different types so beware. I am running low on pva wood glue but have a large tub almost unused of cascamite powder which is 100% waterproof.I just wondered if anyone had noticed this with gorilla glue?I woder should I use ...
|86 days ago||
What shop tools is Santa bringing you this year? - 30 replies
I know of several things I am getting inc a new part for my spindle moulder/router fence to make it complete. I build the table with my sons help next year LOL. As well as many things router related a new makita router half inch 3612c and a makita laminate trimmer,router strorage platform for 400 bits etc etc.Have fun and throw in your own wish...
|118 days ago||
I recently changed over from aol- talk talk, to bt internet and am amazed at the difference in speed from my previously crappy service. Which I had always been due to me living in a distance away and living in a small town were it was not possible to offer a faster service re costs etc. Anyway what’s this got to do with plans I hear you al...
|125 days ago||
I have several rivet guns inc an air type and hand , and would like some information. I just bought from a friend who is elderly and not close by i.e lives a way in a different part of Scotland.LOL a long arm threaded rivet machine with all accessories etc, but no instructions.Question is , is there a set of printable instructions here free or s...
|128 days ago||
Veritas scraper plane any good? - 15 replies
Does anyone here have a Veritas scraper plane? And could they tell me good or bad how it is ?And is it an expensive unusable toy ?As I maybe feel it might be ,as it removes very little wood but then again I don’t know having never used one if you have one or have used one please reply ?Alistair
|155 days ago||
router shopmade edge guides - 4 replies
I have several routers mostly dewalt but recently I bough several makita 3612 routers I.E. two off over the last year at auctions and makita edge router laminate trimmers.I got a good deal however none of them came with edge guides which I would like to make as they cost a small fortune to buy, and I would also enjoy making them too.I am quite ...
|164 days ago||
I want to build a device for routing in or on, the lathe .To add fluting or such decoration to spindles bowls boxes etc.This device would sit above the ready turned article and with a sliding motion add very desirable cuts/decoration virtually to anything turned which could be left alone as is or filled with filler and using different colours a...
|171 days ago||
last question re my shed ceiling? - 3 replies
I have to just ask instead of polystyrene would extra thick bubble wrap do the dampness job I recently wrote about?I ask because I have a way of buying that on a giant roll easier than poly and fix it with carpet glue Alistair Alistair
|177 days ago||
dado blade question - 30 replies
As I have said many time dado blades for better or worse are frowned upon here in the uk and outlawed by firms using employees altogether. I work alone and can use them prolem is they have more or less to be brought in from good old USA .The arbour sizes you guys use are considerably smaller than we and shorter to disallow the fitting of dados....
|185 days ago||
please help with advice before I spend my money? - 15 replies
Right a last chance effort to get this correct before I order the non returnable materials.I told you earlier in last summer we built, my sons with help from the neighbours a steel galvanized shed twenty foot by ten foot (big enough for a family car.) to be used for storing precious timber etc. Question is anyway during the cold frosty snowy ...
|220 days ago||
MY elderly friend Fred in his eightieth year decided to splash out and buy a new saw. he bought this with nightmarish results, http://www.axminster.co.uk/makita-mlt100-saw-bench-and-stand--package-deal-prod833404/Mainly a design fault with the mitre slot it has two both different sizes so anyway he sent it back and I won’t bother you with ...
|232 days ago||
Freds new saw - 2 replies
MY elderly pal Fred decided recently to give his saw away to a local charity he helps out with himself teaching new skills to ex offenders and drug addicts.In it’s repalcement he at eighty years young decided to order a new makita saw and also its wheeled trolley.I was surprised to learn that a few maonths later when he got some help he fo...