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|4 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
|5 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...
|6 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...
|19 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...
|31 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
|37 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
|45 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...
|59 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...
|59 days ago||
someone stole my! - 14 replies
I bought a large makita router of the top of my head a 3612 a half inch router which I paID for in full at a local auction when I went to pick it up someone had stolen the router collet and nut can anyone advise me where to buy these relatively reasonambly priced ? I suspect makita is very expensive or does anyone have a defunct router which th...
|72 days ago||
my bandsaw switch problem - 8 replies
I bought a new bandsaw a few years back it is a big Italian job.anyway it has a punch type dead switch which stops the machine I.E you hit it and rotate it to release then you switch on a push switch green lit up button to restart it.It has also a kid safety lock into which you can fit a small padlock to keep anyone else away from it when not re...
|87 days ago||
I posted already about my new steel garage which I bought this year.I am using it’s 20 foot by 10 foot space to hold wood etc as a storage facility only nothing else,so am not worried about electricity lights though they will be added later,the main problem is severe condenstaion which is very bad—severe.I have asked my local builder...
|103 days ago||
would this work? - 6 replies
I bought one of these to convert into a dust extractor. It is very very powerful so no probs there .What do you think ? Mine is a different model from this but big heavy and did I say powerful LOL .what do you guys and ladies think? Alistair http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Weld-Fume-Extractor-Exhaust-Portable-Ventilator-Fan-Air-Mover-Ventilation-/2...
|107 days ago||
how would (wood) you do this ? - 14 replies
Ok you cut a number of two inch forstner bit holes in a piece of timber so that you come out of the other side I.e leave a hole ( non blind hole).However you don’t want to leave the edges flat and desire to round off the edges to blend in like a doughnut with a hole in it not flat edges but as said rounded.How would you each go about this....
|128 days ago||
what's your pet hate in the shop? - 56 replies
I can’t stand anyone(Bronwen is well warned so she’s ok ) not to sneak up behind me and say something when I am working on a machine.I work mostly alone and one day when putting wood precariously through a saw very small piece of wood and a sixteen inch blade with 7.5 hp saw removing just a tad a mm or so,and discover someone is rig...
|131 days ago||
I just made ( almost finished) my long awaited woodworking bench and after buying the copy patternmakers vice from Taiwan which I am pleased with ( it holds just like, and is an exact copy of the small emmert)for a fraction of the price.I fitted a nice wilton vice to the end as an end vice,which I bought new from the states and had shipped over ...
|139 days ago||
wooden trucks, cars,machinery,etc - 4 replies
I have just made before Christmas a toy pick up truck about 20 inches long and 9 inches wise also made a paddle steamer for my grandsonfrom a book who is is delighted by my humble efforts. Since I am just about finished my new workbench with ash top, I want to have a break and make another toy-ornament project any ideas and pics would be most ap...
|152 days ago||
spraying varnish topcoat - 4 replies
Hi I have several compressors including a small USA built dental compressor for at homevisits for invalid work.I have been concentrating on a bit ( small bit) of turning and using a spray can of pressurised varnish which leaves a quick dry finish and looks really nice.I find the spray cans don’t last very long and at about £12 inc reckels...
|167 days ago||
I have the most awful condensation dripping from the roof of my new all steel workshop storage shed.I have been told that applying a few thin rolls of polystyrene insulation material will stop it how thick does it have to be any other information wood be most helpful too? I am sure it’s not a leak as the whole roof inside is dripping.Alistair
|170 days ago||
Aluminium or wood? - 14 replies
I have been on here before re my new wood work bench and have said that if I could get some nice thick wood that I would prefer to make my new workbench in solid hard wood as oposed to all pine . All I could get then was pine but I have since bought at great expense some nice big chuncks of air dried sycamore and ash.I will make the top from ...
|183 days ago||
I should like your photo's please of ? - 5 replies
I am redo-ing my woodshop, after building a nice big shed for wood storage, I am now finally reorganizing and getting to a stage when I can make things again.I need to re-organize specifically my storage facility for my turning tools after the addition of many chisels etc over the last few years I have some chisels on the walls (where I like th...