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|27 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...
|34 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...
|37 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
|64 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 ...
|73 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...
|80 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
|86 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....
|94 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 ...
|129 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 ...
|141 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...
|156 days ago||
I have a foot off my radial arm saw broken with a large piece remaining and two smaller pieces broken.I spoke to my old college lecturer and he says castweld has ( He thinks ) been superceded by anew ways of welding and is trying to put me in touch with his pal who is a great nwelder .Anyway what is the latest on welding cast iron.I wouldn’...
|177 days ago||
making a quick cutting board - 4 replies
My daughter in law wants me to make her a cutting board from an extra bit of butchers block left over from a new kitchen she and my son just had fitted.The strouble is she wants it in the shape of a heart,an easy job on the bandsaw I should think. How should I approach it ? And should I router finish the edges or just sand.I need someone to give...
|203 days ago||
I am 62 today getting on a bit - 41 replies
Well well well reached the big six two today have had a tired lazy day.I hope you all had anice day too Yours Alistair 62 years young LOL
|204 days ago||
router/spindle moulder fence alternative??? - 7 replies
I am thinking of making a new router table and like the lok of this router/spindle moulder fence they say it is equally suited to router tables too as making my own fence would never be as good as this what do you guys think pretty reasonable price too as even the cheap looking mdf fences are expensive.Of course I wouldn’t buy a mdf and wo...
|205 days ago||
can anyone offer advice on a dehumidifier? - 4 replies
I bought a nice looking dehumidifier recently from an auction it is designed to operate on 240volts but it has an inbuilt transformer which means it can operate on 110 volts also it has been set permanently to 110 for safety reasons the 240 fuse has been removed this I understand is quite common on dehumidifiers here in the uk as a damp wet safe...
|218 days ago||
I bought a couple of fantastic squirell cage fans the kind they use in the Delta typte overhead dust extractors. Please any hepl re design and what to use for a cabinet.etc but overall design or point me to where I can get plans. I obviously have a rough idea but I want to get it correct first time.If any of you have made your own as they are ex...
|230 days ago||
I am a grandpa again - 21 replies
Just heard my son andRussell his wife Lucie in Glasgow have just had a second child a lovely daughter called Rhiannon well we are over the moon baby weighs in at over ten pounds both parents are doctors and are very pleased as are we all here love you guys.I am happy. Alistair
|236 days ago||
sorry to hear abot the tragedy in Boston - 32 replies
Wow this latest tragedy in Boston is enough to make any grown man cry.I know I was close to tears a few times when I heard of an eight year old boy aiting for his daddy to finish the race his mother and sister were badly injured too.I wonder what sets of this kind of hatred towards ordinary people.I just wanted to say sorry.Alistair
|244 days ago||
hilti drill I bought at an auction has been a dud - 16 replies
please can anyone help I bought a hilti drill at auction when I got it home it refused to work.Auctioneers don’t want to know and actually in a dirty way asked me simply to stick it back on the auction and try to get my money back.No consideration for some poor devil who buys it next.I won’t do this but anyway I have discovered throu...
|258 days ago||
drying bowl blanks? - 8 replies
I am an avid but only occassional woodturner due to poor health.I would like owing to the high cost of bowl blanks be able to dry the many green bowl spindle timber I have here available on my garden.I have avery good ebac dehumidifier a real professional set up how could I use this to dry the green timber I have for bowl turning we are only tal...