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12-10-2014 07:21 PM

Hi Alistair here sorry for the delay in posting things I made! - 1 reply

Yes Bronwen and I are down with a bad virus/or bug anyway I will eventually try to post some of the things I have made over the years in the meantime heres stuff from five years ago to keep you on the boiil I will definitely post some very very soon LOL Alistair see here for some I posted five years ago.

11-25-2014 03:27 PM

good news at last - 24 replies

I just got the all clear on the prostate cancer scare.It seems I am to be with you for a while yet. Sorry LOL anyway seems my liver bones etc are also all ok, Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. Your Pal Alistair

11-08-2014 06:23 PM

remember the old tablesaw I intended perhaps to malter to a sanding disc stationI found out it is an - 8 replies

American saw made in the good old U S A if you know anything then please let me know it says on it.F WESELMFG COBROOKLYN Wow is that not a complete turn up for the books ? I will try to look it up on the net. In the meantime if you have any added advice remember the blade stuck up from the bed and could not be lowered according to the design ex...

10-31-2014 07:37 PM

what to do with an old cast iron cabinet saw? - 9 replies

I think I might have asked this here before but anyway.My son Alistair gave me an old deadweight LOL cast iron table saw.It has currently by good design which has allowed it to been taken to about four or five large pieces for transporting it . It is a good saw belt driven but old. I don’t like the fact that the sawblade approx 12 inches c...

10-24-2014 06:34 PM

Old long wood bench for our kitchen? - 0 replies

We after many years or should I say Bronwen after many years, with my approval are both totally sick of fitted kitchens. She wants to have a bespoke kitchen made to her own wishes and design and I am in favor of that. These will be individual units,all made of solid wood not mdf or chipboard Hallelujah to that I concur. anyway one of the piece...

10-19-2014 06:11 PM

Please keep me in your thoughts for the next wee while. - 21 replies

I am currently undergoing exploratory procedures to see if I have prostate cancer or not.Had some checks now doc’s want me to go in for a biopsy .As all my symptoms and extreme pain when trying to urinate and a whole list of other problems seem to make him quite anxious.I have already had had the camera down the willy albeit that was a ...

10-11-2014 08:13 AM

Has anyone ever made a smokers pipe? - 3 replies

My old school pal Irvy (Irving) asked me if I had a pipe around, as he is looking for one to weed him off the cigarettes.I have some nice dense hardwood and have just ordered a nice mouthpiece has anyone ever made one of these stinky things LOL and could steer me in the correct direction please? I am an avid turner but for the life of me I cann...

10-11-2014 08:09 AM

anyone ever made a smokers pipe? - 5 replies

My old school pal Irvy (Irving) asked me if I had a pipe around, as he is looking for one to weed him off the cigarettes.I have some nice dense hardwood and have just ordered a nice mouthpiece has anyone ever made one of these stinky things LOL and could steer me in the correct direction please? I am an avid turner but for the life of me I cann...

10-04-2014 09:11 PM

Jet air filter I need a new remote control? - 5 replies

Hi I have a very large air filter made by axminster power tools UK which is a jet I am sure which they have stuck their own labels on .I need a remote control.They sell in the USA for $22 and that is £14. I cannot make head nor tail of the postage from the states it says free but that is only within the USA. Do you know who sell them I need one...

08-27-2014 07:47 PM

I know this is a woodworking site but I need help re this problem - 8 replies

I have a pipe cutter machine the main body of which is about the size of a ten inch—nine inch angle grinder.This was arcing very badly it is 110 volt.Anyway I took it apart as the brushes seemed to have plenty of life in them yet.The commutator was showing a groove where the brushes made contact.As said I took it apart and put it into my ...

08-18-2014 09:45 PM

Me again second question re dust collection? - 7 replies

Hi I wrote recently and explained that, I am about to design /make a practical dust/ fibre collector for my wood turning lathe as said the dust collector I have which is brand new unused so far apart from one trial run, which led me to understand that, as it is ,it simply won’t work.The dust collector has a the entrance port two actually ...

08-11-2014 07:18 PM

woodturning lathe desperately needed dust extraction? - 4 replies

I have three large dust extractors, the latest I bought new at Christmas and only once tried to use it on my lathe.It soon however choked itself on the stringy fibers produced when turning as the two four inch inlets which have an inbuilt caged guard on the inlets inside the both protruding pipes . My intention is therefore to make an in betw...

07-26-2014 09:12 PM

Please see this video these are my beliefs! there are more out ther of this topic - 8 replies

Over the last few years I have come to adopt Dr Pim Van Lommel from Holland Europe and many other scientists and lay people too on this subject. I accepted this a while back and have studied it a lot since and it has only reinforced my beliefs thinking I hope you enjoy it at least .Kindest regards Alistair

06-10-2014 08:41 PM

sixteen inch disc sander I intend to make? - 10 replies

I used to own a sixteen inch disc belt sander and swapped it to a a guy for a compressor ( turned out to be a bad move he sold it on ebay a few weeks later for sixteen hundred pounds.Anyway I have now bought a twelve inch disc sander with an undercarriage base cabinet to house a dust extractor vacuum machine which is designed to cut the vacuum o...

05-29-2014 06:34 PM

I just got out of hospital . - 19 replies

On friday I developed a very sore throat and inner ear infection ,as well as extensive swelling on the side of my face.A quick call to the doctor had him write me a prescription for antibiotics etc.I started takeing these throughout the night but the pain was incredible.On saturday morning I went off to accident and emergency and the rushed me b...

05-20-2014 08:14 PM

Yesterday it was my birthday I hung one more year on the line. - 14 replies

Big Alistair reached 63 yesterday, and my eldest son was 38 the day before, and my youngest son will be 28 in a few days nearly all in May .So it is a great time to be alive and kicking LOL . I love you guys ,as always, keep well dear friends Old Alistair .LOL

04-16-2014 09:26 PM

Well I am just reaching the five - 14 replies

Thousandth post.I have been here a little while now and love this site with so many really wonderful people here . It has been a great pleaseure for me personally and I hope to make it at least ten thousand if the good lord agrees with me. LOL Anyway thanks for your great kindness and perseverance with the old Scotsman over the last good few ye...

04-10-2014 08:18 PM

I am a happy bunny I just discovered? well off topic though good - 7 replies

Joe Bonamassa.The best thing I have heard since the end of the seventies.When that absolute rubbish punk and rap came along I stopped listening to music, then I discovered Joe last week and then bought his Royal Albert hall double dvd.Fantastic.It is for me anyway really a breath of fresh air and it restored my love of music and what a nice hu...

02-20-2014 09:50 PM

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...

02-14-2014 05:25 PM

My lovely wife Bronwen of 42 years had her very big operation on her spine.Yout prayers would be app - 30 replies

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...

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