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by 7sheds
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Seeking purpleheart timber
Replies: 2
Views: 1527

Re: Seeking purpleheart timber

I got small turning blanks from these people...http://www.craft-supplies.co.uk/timber
by 7sheds
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Turning
Topic: Making "Shine Juice"
Replies: 4
Views: 4570

Re: Making "Shine Juice"

Yes, I noticed that after I'd posted it. Not a very busy board!
by 7sheds
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Turning
Topic: An unusual type of blank
Replies: 0
Views: 2013

An unusual type of blank

I hope you can see this (you may need to have a Facebook account).
https://www.facebook.com/50263833313827 ... =3&theater

However would you stick it together, and how come the colours haven't blurred?
by 7sheds
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Turning
Topic: Your Thoughts on This Please
Replies: 6
Views: 4744

Re: Your Thoughts on This Please

That's quite some lathe. I've never dared attempt fluting or barley-sugar twists. Is it and engineer's lathe or a very up-market woodturner's job?
by 7sheds
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Turning
Topic: Making "Shine Juice"
Replies: 4
Views: 4570

Re: Making "Shine Juice"

Meths should do the job but if you really want it clear, pick some up when you or a friend visits France. Look for 'Alcool a bruler'. It seems you can buy 'rubbing alcohol' in the UK e.g. http://www.soapsupplier.co.uk/products/Rubbing-Alcohol-(Denatured-Alcohol).html?gclid=Cj0KEQjwt763BRDZx_Xg3-Pv2c...
by 7sheds
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Turning
Topic: variable speed
Replies: 4
Views: 3846

Re: variable speed

My lathe (Coronet) is 3-speed - obtained by moving the belt to different pulleys. I very rarely use anything but the middle speed. The only time it's really necessary to change is when turning really big bowls. So - is it worth doing?
by 7sheds
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screw & Plug fixing
Replies: 8
Views: 2744

Re: Screw & Plug fixing

For future reference, have you been introduced to the wonders of 'Thunderbolts' http://www.toolgurus.co.uk/thunderbolt- ... AtJW8P8HAQ'?
by 7sheds
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: what are Woodworking Tips For the Beginner ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

Re: what are Woodworking Tips For the Beginner ?

Wherever possible, spend a bit of time making jigs for repeated operations e.g. drilling. It may take 1/2 hour but mostly you'll recoup that time later and be far more accurate.
by 7sheds
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cross dowels/barrel nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

Re: Cross dowels/barrel nuts

Is this any help? http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-to/articles/two-techniques-for-bed-bolt-alignment.aspx That's pretty similar to the jig I made though instead of the M6 bolt I used a 6.5mm steel rod to eliminate any sloppiness in the hole. My problem was that even with everything as tight as po...
by 7sheds
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cross dowels/barrel nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

Re: Cross dowels/barrel nuts

katellwood wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmVXbP21NHk

Won't be cheap though
The machine retails at around £800. It's mainly used for dowelling, I haven't found a source of the demountable bolts but at that price It's academic!
by 7sheds
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cross dowels/barrel nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

Cross dowels/barrel nuts

The bane of my life. I've made various jigs and I'm doing quite well - only 1 in 4 of my last project failed to go together first time. But the others had me swearing, mangling bolt threads and re-drilling the holes bigger. Any tips on getting the wretched things to align correctly? Or an alternativ...
by 7sheds
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: So who is looking ?
Replies: 249
Views: 118478

Re: So who is looking ?

I just finished a 4-poster bed. If I costed it with my time at minimum wage I'd have to charge over a grand. You can pick up something similar from a factory in Shanghai for a quarter of that on eBay. Thank God it's a hobby, I'd never make a living at it. Hats off to the pros!
by 7sheds
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bedposts
Replies: 6
Views: 3003

Re: Bedposts

So often there is a special tool for a job that you can't find on the internet because you don't even know it exists. That's the beauty of forums like this. I recently acquired a Kreg pocket screw jig for example. Thanks for the great ideas guys. Time to head down to my local Screwfix and check out ...
by 7sheds
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bedposts
Replies: 6
Views: 3003

Bedposts

I'm making 4-poster beds. My lathe takes work pieces up to 900mm so the posts have to be turned in 3 sections then joined. It's no problem turning a 1" dowel on the ends of the sections but I have a problem when it comes to the corresponding holes. I've used a chuck in the headstock with a Forstner ...