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01-31-2012 12:09 PM

American Black Walnut Kitchen worktops - 5 replies

SWMBO has picked American black walnut worktops for as part of our kithcen upgrade. Is Walnut suitable for a kitchen worktop and what kind of oil is best for treating it ….....Danish/BLO? Thanks in advance. David

01-31-2012 11:36 AM

Drying time for BLO? - 2 replies

I posted earlier on a project I’m working on with reclaimed antique oak with regards to staining/finishing etc etc. I have decided to use an oil straight onto the raw timber. I was thinking of using BLO? what is the drying time for BLO compared to say an off the shelf “Danish oil”? would BLO be a good choice or would a hardwax oil be better?...

01-31-2012 11:35 AM

Drying time for BLO - 10 replies

I posted earlier on a project I’m working on with reclaimed antique oak with regards to staining/finishing etc etc. I have decided to use an oil straight onto the raw timber. I was thinking of using BLO? what is the drying time for BLO compared to say an off the shelf “Danish oil”? would BLO be a good choice or would a hardw...

01-26-2012 12:09 PM

Cellulose Varnish + Shellac...compatible? - 2 replies

Morning all, I am about to build a chimneyl cabinet for the good lady. I have some very old panels of reclaimed English oak which I intend to use for the main carcase. I don’t quite have enough long lengths of the old timber for the cabinet face frame so I will have to use some new kiln dried American oak (as this is what I have in my w...

12-15-2011 01:48 PM

Bull nose edge band for stair tread - 4 replies

As part of my seemigly endless home remodeling, SWMBO has asked if I could lay a hardwood floor on our stair treads to match the floor in the entrance hall We have a spiral staircase, doubling back 180 degrees from top to bottom. This is not a problem initself (few more angles to consider and cut) but the treads are MDF with a bullnose front...

12-08-2011 02:06 PM

SO.....when SWMBO complains! - 2 replies

I thought this article, which appeared in British newspaper recently may prove useful when the wife (or husband) complains about us spending too much time in the shed/shop, tell them we are only thinking of our health and welbeing!

11-22-2011 11:04 AM

Pipe Clamp problem - 18 replies

I’ve had some pipe clamps (heads & tails, non branded) lying about in a box for some time so I thought it about time I bought some conduit pipe for them. The pipe here in the UK is 25mm , a fraction under an inch. The clamp head fits as snug as a bug onto the thread of the pipe but the bore of the cams on the tail peice is slightly ...

11-13-2011 08:29 PM

RAS safety automatic return connection? - 11 replies

Gent, all, I have just repaired the auto safety return housing and bracket for my ELU 1251 RAS. I removed the housing off the saw about a year ago, unfortunately having made the cardinal sin of not making a sketch or taking a photo before removing for the repairr I can’t remember how the cable attaches to the Yoke. I remember thinking ...

11-09-2011 11:06 AM

MLCS - 30 replies

Has anyone any experience of the router bit supplier MLCS? What is the quality of the router bits and have they a good after sales reputation. Thanks in advance. David

11-06-2011 10:59 PM

RAS cutting woes - 20 replies

Ladies, Gents – I have just finished building my RAS table after having the saw sit for a year to the day in the workshop. I’ve probably over engineered the table but I’m hoping I won’t have to build another one. I put a new 60T negative rake blade on the saw and after much fiddling and adjusting...

10-06-2011 02:26 PM

Laguna Platnium series tablesaw- Does anyone own one - 7 replies

I have noticed there are lots of threads on tablesaws on the forum, with the usual suspects being mentioned, Powermatic, Delta, sawstop etc. Does anyone own or use the Laguna Platnium series saw. I have recently bought one and would like to hear owners/users thoughts. Thanks David

09-21-2011 12:40 PM

Air Power - Filtration-Regulation-Lubrication - 12 replies

I don’t use a heck of a lot of air power in my shop, other than for using 18G and pinner nailers but have several other tools which I have picked up at sales or from discount stores (die grinder, drill, 1/2” ratchet) which I would like to start using but I think changing the air pressures from tool to tool would soon grind me down. ...

09-12-2011 10:10 AM

Jet Mini Lathe 1014 - 3 replies

I am looking at buying the JET mini 1014 Lathe. I am not big into the world of turning but have found having a lathe comes in handy from time to time. My shop is small so I don’t want to have valuable space taken up by a large floor standing lathe. Most of my machines are from Jet and to keep the theme going was considering the Jet 1014...

09-09-2011 10:02 AM

Saw blades 10" V 8" - 14 replies

Quick question fellahs – Having recently completed a project with phenolic faced MDF (22mm)I used the most suitable blade in my collection to reduce the chipping to the edges of the laminate face. The blade as it turned out made a chip free cut everytime. It is one of two 8” blades I own (both of which were included in a job lot)...

08-28-2011 02:40 PM

I thought we had gone green?? - 21 replies

Just thought I would share my frustration with you over a “near but yet so far” opportunity of obtaining some recycled timber. While on holiday (vacation) a couple of weeks back I was visiting the city of Norwich (England) I came across an old store being refitted and stripped out. While passing, I saw a truck parked outside the s...

07-04-2011 10:16 AM

Which blade - 3 replies

I bought some 22mm laminated MDF sheets cheap on ebay over the weekend to build into storage cabinets for the workshop. I tend just to keep a 40T combo blade on the saw for most of my work. I was concerned however the blade would chip the laminate surface so I had a look at my blade collection. I have an 8” thin kerf 60 T blade so I slotte...

06-12-2011 08:33 PM

Wall mounted drill bit storage cupboard - 2 replies

Hi all, I’m looking to build a wall mounted storage cabinet for drill bits and all things to do with drilling to allow me to keep all my bits in the one easy to reach place. I intend to mount it near my drill press. I’m looking for something with with a couple of opening doors that allow storage in the doors also. Firstly, how ...

04-20-2011 04:07 PM

Trash can cyclone lids - 6 replies

I bought one of the above in anticipation of creating a two stage dust/chip collector for my 2HP DC The inside diameter of the trash can lid is 21” All of the metal trash cans I can find have an o/s dia of 18 1/2”. I live in the UK so perhaps the diams are nearer the 21” than the sizes of trash cans I can find over here??...

04-18-2011 04:17 PM

RAS, A necessary beast or outdated Dinosaur?? - 40 replies

I have recently purchased a Elu 1251 radial arm saw. I was purchasing another WW tool from the seller when I spied the RAS in the back. I just made mention of it and asked how much he wanted. To cut a long story short I got it for what was left in my wallet which was £60. A real diamond in the rough, I think the guy was just in need of instant c...

04-06-2011 01:24 PM

cove cutting Jig - 7 replies

While browsing the internet I came across a tablesaw cove cutting jig on sale at Rockler for under $70. As I live in the UK postage fees would still make this a prohibative purchase for me. After giving it a close look it doesn’t seem to be out of range of a woodworker to make their own. ...

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