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12-08-2014 09:40 PM

Just moved to Sicily - 6 replies

Hi Chaps, I have just moved to Sicily, and would love to chat / meet up with any fellow LumberJocks to discuss the best places to source wood & lumber. Any importers that ship to Sicily, are also welcome to get in touch, especially American hardwoods. Thanks chaps

12-13-2013 10:12 AM

Record quck release vice, quick release not engaging - 0 replies

Hi, I have three record quick release vices, and love them. One I have had for a long time and it works perfectly . My two recent additions, despite being given a loving clean, still do not re engage after using the quick release. On the original I simply turn the handle, the gearing engages and I wind to close. On the two new ones t...

03-24-2011 03:36 PM

Segmented Table top - tips needs - 4 replies

Hi, Looking to build a circular table toble out of some nice stable oak planking. I want it to be segmented (pie pieces) and want as much as possible for all of the pieces to be the same angle. I have tried to cut a few test pieces (our of cheap mdf) but they just do not fit into a perfect circle (Look good until the last piece) Is t...

03-07-2010 02:48 AM

Router Bits US or UK - 4 replies

Hi, I will be coming over to the US in a few weeks and was hoping to pick up a few Router bits whilst over there, but I am not sure if they are compatible, Will the 1/4 and 1/2 inch shafts fit UK Routers? Has anyone done this before, or knows the answer? Thanks Much appreciated My Router is a Trend 11

09-26-2009 11:10 PM

Rig Storage ideas - 2 replies

Hi, I am starting to build up on the number of rigs I have, and was wondering what is the best way to store them (other than piling them high gathering dust on a shelf. I only have a 20×12 workroom, so wall space is a little limited. Any help ideas, gratefully recieved Thank you all

08-10-2009 10:56 PM

UK based LumberJocks - 4 replies

Hi, Getting jealous of all the US based Jock meet ups, and was wondering how many of us Brits were on here. I’ll start it up Brit based and living bear Northants,

06-09-2009 08:39 PM

Buying Lumber - 7 replies

Hi, I am looking to buy some lumber in the rough, how much will I loose when I plane down the boards please? I mean how thick will the final board be from a 1” and a 1.5” board? Many Many thanks

05-20-2009 10:50 PM

Veneering with Oysters - 10 replies

Hi, Can anyone give me any advice on veneering with oysters. Any special way / time of the year to cut them? How do I dry season them? What type of glue is it best to use with them? How thick should I cut them? Are there any good refence books / websites I can look at? Sorry for the Q/A style of the post, but I wanted to let...

04-16-2009 11:50 PM

Spindle moulder Heads - 4 replies

Hi, I am looking to buy a spindle Moulder but would appreciate some advice on the various Cutter heads. I know that they come in different diameters, why? I am thinking about getting a Universal cutter with interchangable blades. Why use a 90 mm when I could use a 120mm? and vice versa? Many many thanks for any advice

04-14-2009 09:24 PM

Cutting open a Burr - 2 replies

Hi, I have just been given my first Burr. It is abot 14 inches across. My question is, how do I cut it into usable wood / lumber? I have never cut up wood from the round before and don’t want to waste it. I know about using a bandsaw, it’s the where to cut bit I want advice on. Do I qtr cut it, slice it thin for veneeer, ...

10-26-2008 09:45 PM

RAS Dust Collection advice. - 14 replies

Hi, I am very close to installing my RAS, built the base, and now ready to get it ‘plumbed’ in. Would appreciate any advice on dust collection. Once it’s in, will be difficult to add this on afterwards. I will be ‘extracting at source’ ie through the dust port, But do I need a seperate dust hood as well? It...

09-28-2008 10:42 PM

Lipping a cabinet door - How? - 7 replies

Hi, Know this must have been covered before but I could not see it when I searched. I want to lip a plywood cabinet door on a small veneer cabinet for my wife. I want it to be as nice as possible (time no issue). Any thoughts or advice? I am thinking of gluing but will it be strong enough, the lipping will be too thin to biscuit. ...

08-20-2008 11:16 PM

Replacing a chisel Handle - 1 reply

Hi Guys & Gals, I have an old socket type chisel that I want to replace the handle on. I can find LOADS of sites on the web on how to make a new handle and even more on how to fit it. BUT I cannot find any that deal with how to get the old one off. I am tempted to put it into my vice and grimp the handle with a HUGE spanner I ...

07-31-2008 10:09 PM

Radial Arm Saw Table height - 5 replies

Hi, I have been lucky enough to have been given a DW RAS and want to install in in line between two benches. My question is how can I make sure that the RAS table is PERFECTLY inline with the bench top. I can measure where to put the support cleat (to rest the RAS on) but even with the best of intentions I will never get it to fit pefec...

06-28-2008 07:54 PM

Dewalt 720 RAS - Manual - 5 replies

Hi There, I have been offered a second hand DW720, but without a manual, Despite searching (normally a good source of manuals) I cannot find one on the internet, does anyone know of a sevice centre I can download onw from Thanks for any ideas

06-10-2008 11:38 PM

Equiping a new workshop - 3 replies

Hi, I know it has been asked before but machines change so I thought it would be ok to ask again. I have been saving up for a Hammer C3 and will be ready in time for the Oct show. But would I be better off going for separates? If so, what are your thoughts? I am a hobbiest, but want a machine /s that will not only last but are accurate ...

05-26-2008 05:40 AM

Advice wanted, Metal or Wood Lumber rack? - 18 replies

Hi, Looking to move my lumber off the floor (finally got the walls done of the workroom) and need a lumber rack. Apart from the obvious, better looks of Timber what is the benefits of a DIY wood rack over a metal rack? I love the idea of making my own but if I buy a metal slot type ajustable shelving I can have it up in an hour (as oppo...

04-11-2008 10:17 PM

Workshop insurance - UK - 1 reply

Hi there, Not sure if anyone can help, this being a UK specific (or so I think). I haved a small workshop, on a local farmers land, and I am having problems trying to get it insured. None of the home insurers will touch it as it is not in my garden. I am hoping not not go the route of getting the farmer to insure it and me pay him back, he do...

03-24-2008 11:41 PM

Clarke lathe - pen turning - 6 replies

Hi, I have a small Clarke lathe and wish to turn a few pens on it. But it uses a thread not a morse taper. Does anyone know of any pen kits (mandrels cutters etc .. ) that would fit. All the suppliers I can find only sell the taper type fittings. Many thanks for any help


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