Here is a list of all the postings Derek Lane has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Keeping busy|
I am still gardening but have to slow down a bit now as the council have stopped collection of green waste and as I have now dug up the area that I use to burn excess rubbish have to rely on the collection.
Managed a little workshop time but only for making a bowl which now needs some bits cut and filed from some thin sheet metal
With all of the isolation that we are meant to observe what will you be doing to keep yourselves entertained.
If this continues at least I will have veg as I have just planted loads of seeds for the veg patch. But I get the feeling that security wire cameras will be needed. The garden needs sorting out so that is another pastime to keep me occupied.
I have a small metalworking project to make if I can order and have delivered the correct metal for the job, as well as plenty of wood for my woodturning hobby
What will you all be doing.
|Thread: Using EZELAP sharpeners|
The act of sharpening raises a burr depending on how you sharpen also depends on the size of the burr. By burnishing increases the burr as stated above like on a cabinet scraper. With other items that need sharpening using a leather strop will remove that burr but still leave the edge sharp. For example a woodcarvers chisel may not be put near a stone of any discription for quite some time but will be stroped numerous times and still keep a very keen edge.
However metal turning tools will need to be touched up on a stone or diamond card to keep it's cutting edge
A post on another forum by a member who also is on here found THIS
|Thread: What to use for New Worktop?|
When I made my bench for my workshop I added a sacrificial hardboard top which is cheap enough to replace should the need be. This means that I could make the bench from pine if I so wished with an oak border which is also hard wearing as well as hold the hardboard in place.
Just be thankful that supermarkets don,t sell the army old style paper the waxy stuff that scratched like made when using it.
The security guard at my local shop was saying this morning that people are buying toilet paper like made. we managed to get a pack as we are running genuinely low, and there were people buying 4 or five 9 packs. Either they are afraid or they have constipation
Edited By Derek Lane on 06/03/2020 13:01:07
|Thread: 5 INCH GAUGE SENTINEL 8 CYLINDER UNIFLOW LOCOMOTIVE|
My wife went to Screwfix for some gutter parts for my wood store rebuild and they have a notice up stating that a maximum of 5 masks for each customer. Is it panic buying or is there a shortage as they are made in China and no more being imported i don't know.
|Thread: Hand Wash|
It may look funny but I have had a blank split and a piece hit the face shield square on sure makes you jump but worth the money I paid for it
Well that is it I am wearing a mask out when shopping do you think I will get some funny looks.
|Thread: Fitting Chuck Jaws|
As far as I know there are two types of 4 jaw chucks independent and self centreing which is a scroll type
Edited By Derek Lane on 28/02/2020 17:05:09
if you have a set of jaws not numbered looking at the thread you will see that the first tooth on each jaw will be in from the centre slightly from the previous one. See ringed tooth on this set of woodturning chuck jaws.
Check that you have not mixed the jaws up and that you have two internal and one external.
|Thread: My Hercus 9 Restoration.|
You should know better with it being nearly 50deg on the veranda when you cleaned the workshop the other day.
|Thread: screw type abbreviation|
I also would go with Jason,s explanation. I know I am mainly woodworking but I have spent 25+ years in plant repairs dealing with many types of fittings.
|Thread: Coal being phased out|
Someone with more knowledge than myself may know the answer to this question.
If the weather is down to us humans how long does it take for the "pollution" to take effect in changing the weather, if this weather that we are having now was caused by all the smoke and smog of the victorian era then with all that has been done so far must contribute to reducing the weather?
|Thread: My Hercus 9 Restoration.|
Mark if it is the powder form that needs water to mix then get it dry as soon as possible and primed. I have used citric acid in the past and did forget to prime afterwards
|Thread: John Attlee|
Hi John. Look forward to seeing some of the work you have done
|Thread: Mystery forging|
It could be a Chinese made piece therefore Door Nocker
OK I have my coat and hat ready
|Thread: Wonky tables|
Try cafes that only have tables with three legs that way they will not wobble or as Grindstone Cowboy says beermats are your friend
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