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Member postings for Derek Lane 2

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Thread: Mystery Tooling
14/08/2019 14:11:41

Plus one for drill sharpening jig I have one made by eclipse and if you need them I also have instructions for it's use

Thread: Woodworking Router
13/08/2019 10:37:37

There are proper aluminium cutters available for wood routers the smallest I have seen so far is 3mm from Trend.

Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 13/08/2019 10:38:28

11/08/2019 18:50:45

i run two old Bosch POF500A routers the small ones both of them are a fixed speed I don't have any problems with burning except on occasions on Oak.

If you have a deep cut to do try doing it in stages as well as if you are removing a large amount of of the sides.

You can get router bits as small as 1.6mm.

Look fir a router with a 1/4" collet unless you will need to do large cut with larger router bits. 1/4" is pretty standard here in the UK

Thread: How much is a Chinese made GWR 5 gauge 14xx loco?
10/08/2019 11:02:12

Was it Keith Appleton

Thread: Locking Levers
05/08/2019 10:26:53

Are THESE any good

Thread: Wood in small (or large) amounts
18/07/2019 23:30:46
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 18/07/2019 21:07:39:

Interesting, I've dropped him an email to see if he stocks blanks suitable for guitar bodies.

I don't know about bodies but THIS place has wood for guitars.

Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 18/07/2019 23:31:17

18/07/2019 17:45:13

Lime is certainly a great wood for carving I have carved a few pieces.

Sycamore and maple woods are pretty good paler coloured woods as is beech which can be hard

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
15/07/2019 14:11:28

As Martin Kyte stated woodturning supplies for box wood as for Lignum Vitae if only very short pieces are required IE less than 4" then look for old bowls balls and cut them up they can be expensive you can pay £10 upwards for one in some places. I am fortunate in that I managed to pick up 18 for nothing.

15/07/2019 10:23:51
Posted by geoff walker 1 on 12/07/2019 11:57:53:


Just need to apply a sealing finish to the oak. I thought perhaps briwax applied with wire wool.



I know a couple of days late but I turned this yesterday to only find a couple of nails in it and as you can see the black area is what they have caused. The wood for this is Ash had it been Oak the effect would have been a lot worse as it contains a lot of tannin which reacts with metal.

To give another example if I want to turn Oak black I take wire wool and let it steep in vinegar for a while and when rubbed on the Oak will turn it instantly black, so avoid rubbing it with wire wool

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As for using Oak on a nicely made scale model the grain is of the open type and can look wrong on a small scaled model, personally I would have used a closer grained wood for appearances and then stain it Oak coloured.

Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 15/07/2019 10:43:17

Thread: Do you clean your workshop at the end of the day?
28/06/2019 22:14:51

I leave cleaning up until the next day before work starts I find that on colder days the vac and me cleaning makes it warmer to work for that session.

Thread: Suitable wood for making tool holders
25/06/2019 17:52:47

Avoid all woods that hvea lot of tanin in them as stated above a good quality py wood will be ideal. Beech is a good one as well

Thread: Ebay 'photos'
07/06/2019 15:31:57

One of my things that get me is when something is advertised under so many different heading. One example is carving tools for woodwork they insist on putting them under the heading of turning tools as well.

There are so many things wrong in the advertising on there just so they can get a sale even if it means selling to someone who is new to a bobby and does not know better for example X tool when used for Y application is dangerous but still advertise it under the Y heading

Thread: Acetal Faced Machinist Hammer
04/06/2019 18:46:47

HDPE can be found everywhere about you and can be molded to shape, just don't use the house oven to do it. Woodworkers have made carving mallets from plastic milk bottle tops and even pens which can be turned

Edited By Derek Lane 2 on 04/06/2019 18:48:16

Thread: Connecting a pair of motor controllers.
03/06/2019 19:21:58

Looking at this from a different point of view will both motors always be running the same rotation if so will one of the controller and potentiometer be able to run both motors. So two motors and only one controller and potentiometer.

I use to wire two motors to one controller in model boats when only had a two channel set

Thread: Small air compressor sufficient to run a Potty Mill
01/06/2019 08:57:22

You will find that most compressors(not all) will deliver 100psi but can be reduced using the regulator.

I personally would look for one that has a reservoir if you are looking for something quite how about something like the compressors for air brushing, depending on what is needed.

Thread: Use a router for a mortice lock
31/05/2019 20:13:18

I would as already suggested put a board either side to give a firmer base to work from. Again as already mentioned depth of cut can be a problem and the size of router needed to run a bit that is capable of routing to any depth.

Drilling out the bulk of waste will help and ease some of the load on the bit. A double fence is a good way to prevent any accidents of cutting away any wood that is not needed to be cut. Don't try to take too much of a cut the same as you would if milling,

If drilled out the amount that needs to be removed is just as easily done with a sharp chisel

Thread: Side camera
28/05/2019 20:53:03
I always wondered how it was done just testing using the link above
Thread: Fire bricks
23/05/2019 12:11:44
Posted by JasonB on 22/05/2019 18:59:19:

Some of these are what you need, they will reflect heat back at the job

On a little bit of a side track from my first post is the company that you linked to. Are they also a good place to buy silver solder from or do you get it from somewhere else.

Thread: Oh Dear, I've blown the chop saw...
22/05/2019 19:22:07

First question is where did the smoke come from there is a good reason for asking. Is it direct from where the brushes are or somewhere near the cable entry. If the cable entry then the cable may need chopping back and rewired.

If not there then take a look inside to see if any swarf has short circuited any of the internals while in there check for any broken wires

Thread: Fire bricks
22/05/2019 19:04:51

Thank you both. I will lokat those Jason thank you

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